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UPDATE: 2016 Blowout NFL Season PLAYER Promo

This is a bittersweet, and very delayed, post but I felt like I needed to get it out there before Christmas.  During Week 14 of the NFL season when the Bills were defeated and basically knocked out of the playoffs, a certain Pittsburgh running back went over the 200 yard mark.  The Bills are technically still mathematically alive for the playoffs.   This loss probably bounced Buffalo from the first (and Rex Ryan promised) playoff berth since 1999.  It was a very disappointing outcome.  But, I did get 100 dollars for Le’Veon Bell’s effort from Blowout Cards!  Here are all the details from my earlier post about the contest. I got that going for me, which is nice!  Not sure what I should buy with my new found money but I’m pretty pumped about having an extra $100 to buy a new hobby box or two! I’ve got a busy couple of weeks coming up so this may be my last post of 2016.  Hope you have a Merry Christmas filled with family and fun.  And maybe unwrapping a few hits too!  And to get my New Year’s Resolutions off to a good start, here’s the first for me to work […]

2013 Rookie and Stars Longevity – Box 3

Onto the third Box from www.DACardworld.com.  Sill having a pretty good time opening these boxes but I’m getting increasingly frustrated by the card distribution. More duplicates and not very close to getting a complete base set. Again here are the details: Look for Four Autographs or Memorabilia Cards per Box, including at least One Autograph! Find Freshman Orientation and Dress for Success Rookie Material Cards! Look for Exclusive Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Parallels as well as Material, Signature, and Signature Material Versions! Featuring a 240-card Base Set, consisting of 100 Longevity Commons, 100 Longevity Rookies, and 40 Rookie Materials Longevity Ruby! Also Look for Randomly inserted cards: – Longevity Commons/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (100 cards) – Longevity Rookies/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (100 cards) – Longevity Rookies Ruby Signatures/Sapphire Signatures/Emerald Signatures (100 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Ruby/Signatures (40 cards) – Material Longevity Ruby Signatures/Sapphire Signatures/Emerald Signatures (20 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Sapphire/Signatures (40 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Emerald/Signatures (40 cards) – Freshman Orientation Materials (40 cards) – Dress for Success Materials (40 cards) – CrossTraining Materials (20 cards) 10 Packs per Box, 5 Cards per Pack Here are the hits 2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity Ruby #9 Torrey Smith     2013 Panini […]

The Loot Locker – November Edition

Today I got my November Loot Locker.  And since it was a rainy afternoon, I cracked it open right away.  Here is what I pulled. Three packs 2015 Panini Contenders 2016 Panini Phoenix 2016 Donruss Elite 2015 Panini Contenders 2015 Panini Contenders Season Ticket #61 Matt Forte 2015 Panini Contenders Season Ticket #65 Golden Tate 2015 Panini Contenders Season Ticket #71 Adrian Peterson 2015 Panini Contenders Season Ticket #78 Jarvis Landry 2015 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket #280 Zach Vigil Autograph 2016 Panini Phoenix 2016 Panini Phoenix #57 Adrian Peterson 2016 Panini Phoenix #120 Joe Namath 2016 Panini Phoenix #132 Steve Young 2016 Panini Phoenix #136 Warren Sapp 2016 Panini Phoenix Streaking Success #SS-LT Lawrence Taylor    2016 Donruss Elite 2016 Donruss Elite #29 Justin Forsett 2016 Donruss Elite #36 Marshawn Lynch 2016 Donruss Elite #79 Aaron Rodgers 2016 Donruss Elite #87 Ben Roethlisberger 2016 Donruss Elite Home Field Advantage #HF-JK     While I didn’t get any big hits in this one, it was made worthwhile by getting the Jim Kelly Die Cut.  Always a great day when you pull one for the personal collection.  Until next month, get your wish lists to Santa Claus and Happy Collecting!

2013 Rookies and Stars Longevity – Box 2

Second Box from www.dacardworld.com.  I’m having a good time opening these boxes but I’m a little disappointed by the card distribution.  As you’ll see below. Again here are the details: Look for Four Autographs or Memorabilia Cards per Box, including at least One Autograph! Find Freshman Orientation and Dress for Success Rookie Material Cards! Look for Exclusive Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Parallels as well as Material, Signature, and Signature Material Versions! Featuring a 240-card Base Set, consisting of 100 Longevity Commons, 100 Longevity Rookies, and 40 Rookie Materials Longevity Ruby! Also look for these randomly inserted cards: – Longevity Commons/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (100 cards) – Longevity Rookies/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (100 cards) – Longevity Rookies Ruby Signatures/Sapphire Signatures/Emerald Signatures (100 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Ruby/Signatures (40 cards) – Material Longevity Ruby Signatures/Sapphire Signatures/Emerald Signatures (20 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Sapphire/Signatures (40 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Emerald/Signatures (40 cards) – Freshman Orientation Materials (40 cards) – Dress for Success Materials (40 cards) – CrossTraining Materials (20 cards) 10 Packs per Box, 5 Cards per Pack Here are the hits: 2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity Ruby #53 Ryan Tannehill     2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity Ruby #95 Jake Locker     […]

2013 Rookies and Stars Longevity – Box 1

As I’ve stated before I buy a lot of my cards from www.dacardworld.com. Not only are they a great Buffalo company but they also have some of the best prices on the internet. I’ve done breaks with them but I mostly buy boxes when they go on sale or clearance. So when I saw these cards go on sale for under 20 bucks a box I bought a bunch. Here are the details: Look for Four Autographs or Memorabilia Cards per Box, including at least One Autograph! Find Freshman Orientation and Dress for Success Rookie Material Cards! Look for Exclusive Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Parallels as well as Material, Signature, and Signature Material Versions! Featuring a 240-card Base Set, consisting of 100 Longevity Commons, 100 Longevity Rookies, and 40 Rookie Materials Longevity Ruby! Also look for these randomly inserted cards: – Longevity Commons/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (100 cards) – Longevity Rookies/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (100 cards) – Longevity Rookies Ruby Signatures/Sapphire Signatures/Emerald Signatures (100 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Ruby/Signatures (40 cards) – Material Longevity Ruby Signatures/Sapphire Signatures/Emerald Signatures (20 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Sapphire/Signatures (40 cards) – Rookie Materials Longevity Emerald/Signatures (40 cards) – Freshman Orientation Materials (40 cards) – Dress for Success Materials […]

The Loot Locker – October Edition

Over the weekend I got my October Loot Locker.  I always have a hard time not ripping them open as soon as I get the box, just like when I was a little kid but I had a bunch of other stuff to go through and some real life to take advantage of.  Contenders was replaced by a pack of Donruss.  But here we go again, check out what I pulled. Three packs 2016 Donruss Football 2016 Panini Certified 2016 Donruss Elite 2016 Donruss Football 10 cards…8 base, 2 inserts (I had to research the Aqueous test card but there appears to be only 25 of each card.) Peyton Manning The Sheriff Tribute #10     Aqueous Test Jarvis Landry #163     2016 Panini Certified 2016 Panini Certified #11 Colin Kaepernick 2016 Panini Certified #19 Sam Bradford 2016 Panini Certified #61 Jimmy Graham    2016 Panini Certified Immortals #112 – Earl Campbell 622/999 2016 Panini Certified Fabric of the Game #40 – Dorial Green-Beckham 61/99 2016 Donruss Elite 2016 Donruss Elite #62 Mike Evans 2016 Donruss Elite #67 AJ Green 2016 Donruss Elite #84 Philip Rivers 2016 Donruss Elite #93 Brandin Cooks 2016 Donruss Elite Teal #156 Elite Rookies […]

eBay purchase from Canada

One the eve of what is sure to be a historic election in the United States I received an eBay purchase from Canada. And since the Bills are on Monday Night Football for the first time in a while I had to get this post up. It was about 12 dollars and provided a pretty sweet blast from the past. Check out these very different items I’m adding to the personal collection. 1993 Stadium Club – Master Photo (Buffalo Bills) Mark Kelso. Bruce Smith,  Jim Kelly,  Andre Reed,  Pete Metzelaars,  Nate Odomes,  Bill Brooks,  Darryl Talley,  Steve Tasker,  Don Beebe,  Henry Jones,  Cornelius Bennett Here are two of the scans front and back. They are 5×7 and a  very nice addition to the Buffalo Bills collection. The second part of the shipment was a 1980 Buffalo Bills Team set from Bells Super Markets. A store that hasn’t been around in a long time.  These aren’t in the perfect condition but I really like them. They are two cards connected together with a perforation in the cardboard. These cards takes you back to being a kid and collecting the local cards. 1980 Bells Super Markets Buffalo Bills Team Set         […]

Jim Kelly – 1984 USFL Rookie Card

I’ve been looking for a Jim Kelly 1984 USFL card for a very long time.  I’ve found some at prices that were a little out of what I was comfortable paying.  I’ve seen some graded ones on eBay going for upwards of 150 bucks.  That’s a little bit more than I’m willing to pay, especially since they seem to be pretty common.  I’ve seen a few ungraded ones in card shops going for $75-$100.  Again they seem a little too common to be at that price.  Then a few weeks ago while cruising through eBay I found a listing that I kept my eye on.  It was a lot of two cards.  The 1984 Jim Kelly USFL Rookie card and the 1985 Jim Kelly USFL card.  Starting bid was $39.99. I watched hoping it wouldn’t raise much higher.  Put in my last second bid of 60 bucks and surprisingly won the auction at $56 for both cards delivered.  Not a bad price at all.  And I’ve got the true Jim Kelly rookie card from his first season in professional football. At the time of this post, I’ve cataloged over 290 different Jim Kelly cards.  I’ve now got cards numbered as […]

The Loot Locker – September Edition

Here we go again….The September Loot Locker came in the mail today and while it’s a little late this month, it was nice to have it arrive on a day I’m off from work. So let’s just dive into this month’s box. As usual it contained some card sleeves and top holders along with the a few pieces of candy. I’m still waiting on one of those bonus boxes. Three packs 2015 Panini Contenders 2016 Panini Certified 2016 Donruss Elite 2015 Panini Contenders Andre Johnson Tavon Austin Travis Benjamin Russell Wilson Charles Woodson      2016 Panini Certified 2016 Panini Certified #19 Sam Bradford 2016 Panini Certified #49 Ben Roethlisberger 2016 Panini Certified #61 Jimmy Graham 2016 Panini Certified #6 Le’Veon Bell Sunday Certified 2016 Panini Certified Mirror Orange #11 Immortals – Edgerrin James 043/225 2016 Donruss Elite 2016 Donruss Elite #6 Carson Palmer 2016 Donruss Elite #23 Cam Newton 2016 Donruss Elite #31 Matt Forte 2016 Donruss Elite #96 Troy Aikman 2016 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads #TT-DC Dallas Clark 44/49 Kind of disappointing getting a base pack for the Contenders but the Elite Dallas Clark 4-color jersey numbered to 49 made up for it. It’s also one of the […]

2011 Panini Contenders Hobby Box

I know it’s been a while, but sometimes life gets in the way of collecting football cards.  I know that is really hard to believe.  But I’m back at it, full speed ahead.  And we are three weeks into the NFL season and I haven’t had one player come close to hitting on the stats needed for the 2016 Blowout Cards Season Long Player Contest.  And to top it off my best chance of winning the end of year award is out for the season, thanks to Adrian Peterson’s unfortunate knee injury.  Now my hopes are on Le’Veon Bell after missing 3 games and Dez Bryant really picking it up.  But I digress. But here is the last of the 3 boxes that I randomly got with the contest.  It’s 2011 Panini Contenders.  Blowout cards no longer has any of these boxes available.  I also couldn’t find any on a few of the other notable websites, so I’m pretty pumped about opening up this box. Box Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack Price: $129.95 (sold out in most places) Content Highlights: Look for (4) Autographs, (1) Parallel, (3) ROY Contenders, (3) Draft Class, (3) Rookie Roll Call, […]