Grand Slam Collectibles – Murfreesboro, TN

And as my travel season begins, this becomes the 3rd brick and mortar card shop I’ve actually visited since starting to write about them.  This one in Murfreesboro, TN was open for just one week when I walked through the door.  It was well laid out but Nathan, the owner, was still building his inventory.  He had a great set up of glass displays with a large football section.   Good for me!  Nothing Jim Kelly, bad for me. After I searched through card boxes labeled $2 and the one labeled $1.50 and the one labeled $1, I found a few Bills cards to add to my personal collection.  I then chatted with the owner, Nathan.  We talked about why he opened the place and what he hoped to do.  He told me he was selling a lot on Ebay but also had really good foot traffic during the first week.  He told me he thought the walk-ins would continue since there isn’t many places in middle Tennessee.  His main business is buying and selling single cards.  We chatted about the trading card industry and a little bit of football for almost 30 minutes before I paid $17 for some Bills […]

Panini NSCC Silver Packs

As I said in my last post I couldn’t wait to rip open the Silver packs that I got with my Classics 2-team case break from Dave and Adams Card World.  After sorting through all of the Cowboys and 49ers I slowly opened the 4 silver packs.  3 skinny ones and a thick one.  Without further delay… Tom Brady Andrew Luck Dallas Keuchel Roger Clemens Mark McGwire Josh Doctson – Rookie 172/499 James Harden – Representatives 08/25 Noah Vonleh – Panini Patch Autograph Not too bad for a few bonus cards.  Now get out there and open up one more pack.

2016 Panini Classics Case Break

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now.  I’ve tried other breaks and didn’t really think it was worth the value but when I saw this one and had to take a chance.  Also I like giving Dave and Adam’s Card World my business for a couple of reasons, first they have great customer service and second, they are a Buffalo company.  It was just under 30 dollars for one team for an entire case break.   The break was happening live from the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City.  Each spot also came with 2 Panini NSCC Silver Packs.  I bought two spots. As they randomly selected the teams, I hoped for Buffalo as one my teams but it wasn’t meant to be.  And with my luck, I got the two teams I’m not a fan of.  But they both had some value.  The Cowboys (with super rookie Ezekiel Elliott) and the 49er with the possibility of pulling a Jerry Rice or Joe Montana autograph.  I tried to Trade the 49ers for the Bills or Panthers but there were no takers.  The live break started at Noon and took about 2 hours to complete the entire case.  They […]

The Loot Locker – July Edition (Again)

So I guess I’ve been calling these by the wrong month.  It appears that the July Loot Locker actually comes the first few days of August.  I’ve been calling them by the month they come in, but I digress. Yesterday the “July” Loot Locker came in the mail.  I broke it open and found the following packs. Three packs 2015 Panini Contenders 2015 Panini Certified 2016 Donruss Elite 2015 Panini Contenders 2015 Panini Contenders #207 Chris Conley Autograph Variation Playoff Ticket Numbered 75/99 2015 Panini Contenders #28 J.J. Watt 2015 Panini Contenders #34 Marqise Lee 2015 Panini Contenders #35 Julius Thomas 2015 Panini Contenders #59 Antonio Brown 2015 Panini Certified 2015 Panini Certified #90 Matt Forte Mirror Silver 190/499 2015 Panini Certified #73 Jamaal Charles 2015 Panini Certified #80 Le’Veon Bell 2015 Panini Certified #88 Colin Kaepernick 2015 Panini Certified #6 Ryan Tannehill – Stars 2016 Donruss Elite 2016 Donruss Elite #89 Jordy Nelson Green 61/99 2016 Donruss Elite #10 Franco Harris 2016 Donruss Elite #71 T.Y. Hilton 2016 Donruss Elite #100 Chris Ivory 2016 Donruss Elite #78 Tony Dorsett      As I’ve mentioned before I really like the Elite cards.  They are a little expensive to chase the […]