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The Loot Locker – August Edition

Here we go again….The August Loot Locker came in the mail on Friday and I busted it open to find the following.  I haven’t had a big hit in a while so I was hoping for something nice.  Check out what I pulled. Three packs 2015 Panini Contenders 2016 Panini Certified 2016 Donruss Elite   2015 Panini Contenders 2015 Panini Contenders #195 Rookie Ticket – Dominique Brown Autograph 2016 Donruss Elite 2016 Donruss Elite #53 Matt Ryan 2016 Donruss Elite #55 Sammy Watkins 2016 Donruss Elite #65 Ryan Tannehill 2016 Donruss Elite #70 Latavius Murray   2016 Donruss Elite Etched in Time #ET-MA Marcus Allen 2016 Panini Certified 2016 Panini Certified #21 Carlos Hyde 2016 Panini Certified #26 Rob Gronkowski 2016 Panini Certified #83 Jordan Reed 2016 Panini Certified #26 Ben Roethlisberger Sunday Certified 2016 Panini Certified Mirror Orange #11 Immortals – Michael Strahan 44/225 As always contact me below if you would like to trade for any of these cards.  Until next month, now go open one more pack!

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 […]

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 […]

Repack – Another Try

So I stopped by the local Target and picked up some cards yesterday.  I saw this $12 repack and thought I’d take another shot and see what I’d pull.  It says 10 packs.  They are all retail packs, but here is the rundown. Two 2013 Prizm Two 2014 Score Two 2016 Leaf One 2014 Prestige One 2014 Hit One 2015 Topps One 2015 Rookies & Stars Let’s start with the 2013 Prizm.  I’ve been collecting this set for a while now.  And just completed the base veteran and rookies.  So why am I showing a couple of random cards, because both of these are base cards I need to help with the second set.  Also pulled one insert.  A Decade of Dominance Troy Aikman. 2013 Panini Prizm Jacoby Jones #3 2013 Panini Prizm Marquess Wilsom #266 2013 Panini Prizm Troy Aikman Decade of Dominance #15 Next here are the highlights of the two packs of 2014 score.  Nothing to write home about an insert and a Scorecard short print plus as an added bonus a Robert Woods and a Derek Carr Rookie Card. 2014 Score Football Robert Woods #25 2014 Score Football Derek Carr #364 2014 Score Football Justin Blackmon #102 […]

2016 Donruss Elite – Buffalo Bills

As I’ve posted on here before I’m a big fan of the guys at TradeCardsNowBoards.com.   While the contests and the trading is what keeps me coming back occasionally I purchase a few cards from some of the guys on the site.  I picked up some Buffalo Bills from the 2016 Donruss Elite football set from Rich who runs All Star Sports Cards The 2016 Donruss Elite set is 200 cards, 100 veteran/retired, 100 rookies with 9 parallels (Retail Green, Black #/199, Green #/99, Teal #/75, Red #/49, Purple #/25, Orange #/10, Gold #/1).  The set also include a whole bunch of insert sets.  I like the card design and while I hate that there are 9 different parallels this set is a perfect vehicle for the different colors.  The scans don’t really do these cards justice.  They are a good looking card on a pretty thick card stock. Three Base Cards Thurman Thomas #50 Sammy Watkins #55 LeSean McCoy #45 Two Etched in Time Inserts Thurman Thomas #ET-TT Bruce Smith #ET-TT One Pen Pal Rookie Autographs Jonathan Williams #PP-JW I think this might be my next set I attempt to collect.  Not only are these some nice looking cards but […]

2009 Donruss Elite – Opened 7/9/2016

I picked up this box at a card show about 3 months ago for 4 bucks.  It’s been sitting on my desk and I finally got around to opening it.  The box contains 40 cards and promises at least one rookie and two inserts numbered to at least 899.  Take a look at some of the base cards. #21 Chad Ocho Cinco #36 Aaron Rodgers #63 Eli Manning #76 Ben Roethlisberger And here is my loan Buffalo Bills card… #10 Trent Edwards I have to admit that I have a Trent Edwards Buffalo Jersey.  It picked it up for 15 dollars after he was cut from the team.  It also came with a #5 Bills hat.  Now I just tell people it’s a Tyrod Taylor jersey.  Let’s Go Buffalo! Rookie card as promised. #204 Alex Mack – Browns Inserts Prime Targets #14 Justin McCareins 755/899 Stars #24 Ben Roethlisberger 027/899 At 250 cards (100 base veteran, 150 rookies) and more inserts than I can list, it’s not one of those sets that has me wanting to go grab a bunch of boxes and try to complete it.  I pulled a few nice cards to add to some trades and/or send […]

All My Cards: Part 2

After a couple of weeks of opening packs and entering data into spreadsheets.  And going back and counting and entering my mid-80’s Topps Football collection, I’ve crossed the 15,000 card mark.  So I thought it was good time to update again. I’ve got a pretty sweet spreadsheet going.  It’s full of tabs and rows and columns.  It’s full of formulas and formatting.  I told you I was a geek.  I spent about 4 hours counting and organizing my 2015 Topps Football and it turns out while I have one complete set I am 15 cards away from a second one.  And unfortunately I have 10 of one card in the set.  (#382 Tony Romo T60) I’ve now got 16 sets completely entered in to my database, although I have more 2013 Prizm to open.  Along with 554 Jim Kelly cards and 175 Thurman Thomas cards.  I have twelve 1987 Topps Jim Kelly #362 (Rookie) as my most counted card right now.  Pretty fitting to have 12 of a Jim Kelly Card!  One side note is that the Jim Kelly count only counts cards that I’ve separated from sets.  Being a set collector, his cards also appears in the sets where […]