Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2007 Donruss Classics Redskins fun

On Friday 27 January 2012 I got a card in the mail that I had paid for two days earlier on Ebay for just 99~ + $2.25 shipping. The card is a 2007 Donruss Classics - Classic Singles - Bronze - CS-21 John Riggins (front shown above) serial numbered to 1000. As much as I like Riggo, and these Donruss Classic Singles sub-set cards I can't stand that picture of Riggo. The expression on his face is strange.

This one is a jersey number card as it is #0544/1000.

2007 Donruss Classics - Classic Singles - Bronze - CS-21 John Riggins Back
  (Serial Number 0544/1000)

I have another of this card that I've had for sometime it is #0056/1000.

2007 Donruss Classics - Classic Singles - Bronze - CS-21 John Riggins

2007 Donruss Classics - Classic Singles - Bronze - CS-21 John Riggins Back
  (Serial Number 0056/1000)

I have other Classic Singles including this of John's fellow Redskin Joe Theismann serial numbered 0441/1000 which if you add all the numbers up is Sonny Jurgensen's number 9, or you can just take the 44 for Riggo.

2007 Donruss Classics - Classic Singles - Bronze - CS-6 Joe Theismann
(Serial Number 0441/1000)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bonus Non-Sport Promo Cards

I forget when I got these promo cards but they came as a FREEBIE bonus from some seller I think from sportlots.com but it could have been from Ebay. I'm fairly certain though that my purchase had been some sports cards so why they included some Non-Sport cards I don't know. That is another of my little pet peeves of card sellers the inclusion of a "Bonus" card(s) that are not related to the card you purchased. If I buy some football cards then give me some football cards as a bonus preferably the same team, not baseball or basketball or non-sport. If I order non-sport cards either send cards from these same series, a similar series or something that is non-sport don't send me no baseball or football cards with my TV or general entertainment cards. I think it is better to not include a bonus than to include something totally unrelated.

Now onto the cards I received all of them are TV or Movie related and are made by Inkworks.

The first two are for sets from the TV show Charmed which starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan (who replaced Shannon Doherty). I haven't gotten the Charmed sets yet, but I would like to and maybe try to find some of the other promo cards, but not any of the costume cards those are the non-sport version of a jersey card. I have never liked the idea of cutting up memorabilia into little 1" squares to glue onto 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of cardboard.

 2006 Inkworks - P1 Charmed Destiny Promo Card

 2004 Inkworks - CC1 Charmed Connections Promo Card

2004 Inkworks - CC1 Charmed Connections Promo Card Back

This final card is from a family movie The Golden Compass by New Line Cinema. It is for trade or I might sell it for like 2 bucks.

2007 Inkworks - GC-P1 The Golden Compass Promo Card

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Death Card

I know this was a long while ago, I am trying to tidy up my collection and finally get to scanning some cards that first piled up by my computer then I had to move to a box or a shelf to clear my computer area. Anyway way back on 05 July 2011 of last year, I purchased a Non-Sport signature card from a fellow member at the TCC forums (I forget who now or how much I think it was either $10 or $12 and I'm too lazy to check old correspondence if it still exists).

2011 Family Guy Season 2 - A8 Adam Carolla Auto card

From Inkworks Family Guy Authentic Signatures Adam Carolla (Voice of Death) signed with a black sharpie (Of course in black he's Death.) I think the back of the card is cooler looking.

Family Guy Adam Carolla "Voice of Death" Auto Card (back)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sexy Comic Villain Sketch Cards

Back on December 26th last year (2011) from Ebay I got two pencil sketched cards from the artist, Mark Spears. I got them for $6 (with $2 shipping) One is of Catwoman the other is Black Cat from SpiderMan. They are true original sketch cards and nothing is on the back. These were from the artist cards that are not associated with any series. These two are truly 1/1s since they are directly from the artist. Sketch cards from the big companies might not necessarily be truly 1/1s those could be photocopies of a sketch.

On the subject of sketch cards I am so annoyed at both the sellers for setting ridiculous prices and for the collectors for paying those prices. A nicely drawn picture on a card (pencil sketch or B&W inked, or Full Color) on Ebay usually start at a ridiculous price of anywhere from about $40 to $60 starting bid (or sometimes Buy it Now) price sometimes they even start at $100 or more. None of them are worth that much to me, and many of them are poorly drawn but still start at some stupid outrageous price.

Personally I try not to spend more than $20 on ANY trading card with $30 being my ceiling. I think the most I have ever spent on an individual card is $30 probably a vintage card or an autograph card.

 When I saw these two cards my first thought was how well drawn they were then when I saw they had really cheap (compared to the average sketch card price on FEEBAY) I had to grab them up. One was only 99¢ (Catwoman) the other (Black Cat) was $4.99.

Catwoman Sketch Card by Mark Spears 2011

Black Cat Sketch Card by Mark Spears 2011

On the Black Cat card I get a kick out of Spidey peaking his head in the doorway. I like Mark's work and will look for stuff from him in the future.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I must have slept late.

Don't worry folks I haven't slipped into the Twilight Zone... or maybe I have. I realize it's been ages upon ages since I've done an update to this card blog. My main focus and concentration has been on things other than those small 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of cardboard with pretty pictures on them. For 2012 I will try to improve my updates here. I can't guarantee a specific number of posts per month this year but I will try to be more regular than I have been.

Anyway Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching us (February 05) and Super Bowl XLVI (46) is a rematch of four years ago with the New York Giants and New England Patriots. Yes I know in my logo filled heading I used the old "retro" helmets of the Patriots. I prefer that helmet over their gaudy Silver ones they have now. It took me two or three years to realize that the streaks on the top were the tricorn hat the Patriot was wearing and not a patriotic streamer.

OK to keep this on the topic of cards let me see what random card I can pull from my hard drive archives...

2003 Bowman #222 Roderick Babers RC - Giants

I think this card is still in my possession. I'm not a big fan of The Giants or the modern Bowman Rookie heavy cards so this 2003 card I think I will have to schlep onto Ebay or send to checkoutmycards.com sometime (if I still have it, I might have slipped it into a trade with a Giants or Rookie Card collector).

Actually here is a better card from my PC to show:

1974 Fleer Hall of Fame - Y.A. Tittle
From the 1974 Fleer Hall of Fame (AKA: The Immortal Roll) set. Y.A. Tittle best known for playing with the Giants but he also played on the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Colts. These HOF cards were unnumbered. The following year Fleer came out with a similar set of cards that look very much alike except they had numbers on the back and the card fronts have a brown border instead of a plain white border. EEK I need to check to see if that card is really that far off center or if it was just my hack-crop job when I scanned it. It could be a combination of both.