Wednesday, March 31, 2021

NCIS Rittenhouse Promo Cards


OK this is another very last minute day of the month type posts. I scanned the images of the cards in this post last night 30 March 2021 and  then did the drafting, writing of this post later today Wednesday 31 March 2021. An odd note: when I first started scanning the 4 promo cards (Oops Spoiler of what the post is about. LOL) for some reason my scanner was set for "automatic" scanning and I saw the rarely seen (by me) automatic scanning screens. I first was alerted when I saw the scanner's beginning prep screen was different than normal and was saying it was scanning image 1/3. UGH. It also had a note saying the scanner was in automatic mode and if you wanted to operate in manual mode hit "cancel". I probably should have kept the first scan image to show but I didn't. The scanner made 3 scans of the 4 cards laid out on my scanner's glass bed 2x2. The first image was of 2 cards one from the top row and one the bottom row since the cards were not properly squared on the bed they were at an odd angle and the scan only had partial images of the two skewed  cards. The other two scans were just of one card each and were well cropped and sized images of those cards that I could have used if I wished. Anyway I then started the scanner up again and switched to manual mode which I am used to and where I can make adjustments to how the scanner is scanning the images.

As you may have guessed from the title of this post and the top image this post is about the promo cards from the television show NCIS. The cards are from 2012 made by Rittenhouse. I do not have the set nor any of the star's autograph cards. I do have the Gibbs and Abby box topper cards that I blogged about ages upon ages ago. I don't have any other inserts other than these promo cards that I will now show. The second promo card P2 was from the trade magazine Non-Sport Update which I got from my copy of the magazine and was at one time the only promo card I had from this series. I then hit Ebay to acquire the other 3 cards and a dupe. Since I have the dupe I either got a full 4 card promo set or I got a couple of lots of one or two cards to get all 4. On a side note I do have the JAG set, a promo card from that set, and some auto cards from that set. I plan on someday blogging about those, but trying to decide how much of the set to scan and show.

Anyway lets see these cards: I have also noted how the promos were distributed according to Cardboard Connection

2012 Rittenhouse NCIS Premiere Edition Promo Cards

P1: General Distribution


P2:
Non-Sport Update Magazine


P3:
Binder Exclusive


P4: Philly NonSport Show Spring 2012


That is it for now guys and gals.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Rittenhouse Continuum Promo Cards 2014-15 Seasons 1-3

For this quick and dirty post I am showing some promo cards that I got a few years back from Ebay in I forget how many different lots. I originally started this post thinking I only had one of the cards silly me. I wasn't sure if I had posted about these cards before. Looks like I haven't. I don't think I have the sets they are promoting. That could be part of why I held off on posting about them. They are for a Sci-Fi television show that lasted 4 seasons (I have seasons 1 and 2 on DVD need to find and get the other two). Fortunately when the series was cancelled the producers had time to write a series conclusion. Some series don't get that luxury as they get cancelled between production times. 

The series is Continuum a Sci-Fi series about a police officer from the future that finds herself in the past (our present) hunting down some terrorists from her time. The 2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons One and Two card base set has 69 cards. There are a few insert sets including cast autograph cards. The 2015 Rittenhouse Continuum Season 3 set has 60 cards with the card numbers continuing from the previous set. For Season 3 I need promo cards P2 and P3. I'm not sure if they got around to do a Season 4 set. They might have but it isn't on Trading Card DataBase.

So here are the 4 promo cards I have out of six promo cards for Continuum:

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2: Promo P1

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2: Promo P2

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2: Promo SD1

2015 Continuum Season 3: Promo P1

NOTE: I somewhat fidgeted the timing of this post. I wrote up most of the text at around 9:30 PM on Sunday 28 February. Scanned the cards Between 11:30 PM to about 12:10 AM on Monday 01 March. I also worked on my Curly W Cards blog February post and scans along with this post.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charmed Auto Alyssa Milano Times Two

This is a super duper quick post as I have less than 10 minutes to publish. OK I'll do a publish and then edit later to make my self appointed monthly deadline. I also had to do this with the January post for my Nationals "Curly W Cards" Blog. It is cheating a little bit as the meat of the post was not published just basically the title and a little bit of blah, blah, blah to get in under the wire.



Phew now my archived postings will not have a blank for January 2021. Where was I? Oh yeah a couple of Alyssa Milano on card Autographed cards from the television series Charmed. These were not pulled autos but after market signings probably done in mass before or after some convention through the company that produced the COAs for them Alpha Memorabilia. Both cards have a matching COA and a holograph sticker with certification number. Yeah, yeah an autograph with a COA big deal, doesn't mean it is legit. Maybe they are maybe they aren't for these I don't care. I got them from Ebay a few years back I forget exactly when or the exact cost of them. I know because of my cheapness I would not have paid more than $30 a piece not including shipping (shipping might have been free but I'm not sure as I don't recall exact prices here or when I got it. I might be able to research it and track down that stuff but I don't want to it isn't necessary. I think they were actually $20 or less I think possibly even $15. The cards the autos are on are not huge sought after cards from the series so I doubt they were too much. People want the certified autos that have the "A-#" numbers. The certified autograph cards of Alyssa and the other sisters from these Charmed sets that were distributed in the boxes and packs go for way way way too much usually at least 3 digits sometimes auctions start at OK price so it might be possible to get one for maybe $50 sometime, but I doubt it the way autograph prices for anything on cards are now-days. 

Both are from the 2006 Inkworks "Charmed Destiny" card set. The set consists of 72 base cards, which these cards are from, 11 Autograph cards, 9 Costume cards ("jersey"/Relic), 6 "Bad Karma" cards looks to be villians, 9 "Unforgettable" cards, which is a 9 card puzzle picture, 3 box loaders cards, a 1 card case loader autograph card of Brad Kern Executive Producer, and 5? Promo cards which I have a few of (at one time I had planed on making a post of those promo cards I do have. Maybe sometime I will). I might not have all the promo cards I'm not sure it's been a while since I've looked at what I have and TCDB doesn't list promo cards very well anymore. I have some promo cards from the television series Warehouse 13 that used to be there but are not there anymore. But I digress.

The first card is card number 20 Ask Phoebe

2006 Inkworks Charmed Destiny - 20 Ask Phoebe

Second card is number 25 On Ice

2006 Inkworks Charmed Destiny - 25 On Ice

Here are the backs of the cards with the backs of the COAs



So yeah it took me about 1/2 an hour to actually compose this post. I started the scanning of cards for this post (and my "Curly W Cards" January 2021 blog post) at about 10:30 PM on Sunday 31 January 2021 and it was 10 til Midnight when I was ready to start drafting these posts.