Sports Card Club
Going to give this another shot. There was only a little interest in this last year.
We will have an annual member voted on contest here on Sports Card Club, hence forth known as the. "Clubbies." There are 6 categories: Best Baseball card, football, basketball, hockey, NASCAR and NON-Sport card. Members will vote on their favorite card in a series of head to head single elimination brackets. The field will be limited to 8 entries per bracket. Members may enter a card in each category, but only ONCE in each category. Besides bragging rights, and being able to claim "The 2014 Clubbie for best baseball card," I will donate as prizes for the voted on winning cards! This will be open to all verified members AND staff! Yes, one person could win multiple prize cards for multiple category wins!
The all important rules:
PM all entries and pics to Taliasen!
Open to all verified, active members and staff.
Must have been a member for at least 1 month and have a feedback of 1....
DC comics Super-Villains sheds some light into the dark world of super-villains. Everybody loves a hero and every fan has their favorite capes-crusader and costumed wonder. What do all of these heroes have in common? They all have a an arch emery, or several if you are really good. Where would our heroes be without the villains? I mean what is light without darkness to compare it to? DC Comics Super-Villains answers these questions and proves that sometimes it is good to be bad!
Information for Cryptozoic:
For every light, there is a shadow. And some shadows are darker than can be imagined. Those shadows are called Super-Villains.
Celebrate some of the greatest evil-doers in DC Comics with Super-Villains Trading Cards. Base cards feature comic art by some of the top artists in the industry and copy written by comics veteran Adam Beechen. Collectors can look forward to six exciting chase sets, sketch cards inserted 1:24 packs, Totally Fabricated™ cards featuring...
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the story with vivid and exciting scenes from the motion picture movie. The base set includes 72 cards. The card stock is standard issue size. The boarder-less card fronts alternate between horizontal and vertical layout showing iconic moments from the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy. The card backs have a small often character portrait picture related to the scene and a brief description of the story depicted on the front.
Information from Cryptozoic:
"Relive the adventure of the reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, as he sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. This new trading card set captures all the wonder of Middle Earth in a new base set, as well as multiple chase sets including character biographies, posters, and more. Autograph and one-of-a-kind Fine Art cards are also randomly inserted into packs of this gorgeous new...
2015 Topps Tier OnePer Box Items:
The cards are thinker than standard issue cards. The cards designs are very modern with sleek graphics, gold and silver foils and boarder-less designs. All three cards have a color picture of the named player superimposed over a different gradient background depending on the subset. The card backs are photo-less. Th backs contain moderate career highlights and achievements.
What I pulled:
Giancarlo Stanton relic #/399
Ryan Zimmerman auto #/25
Tyson Ross 'New Guard Autographs' auto #/25
2015 Topps Tier One returns as a very popular high-end product. The first thing that caught my attention was the sharp contrast in the card...
It is with much excitement that I write our first review for Cryptozoic Entertainment! Producing entertainment cards with fans and collectors in mind, Cryptozoic releases represent a cross section of pop culture. Unlike traditional sport card sets with cards of players from every team, Cryptozoic sets tell the story of a series or movie. These sets are smaller in total cards then most sports card sets and usually a complete set in included in each box. As such these reviews will be slightly different as the 'base set completion" will almost always be 100%. I hope my thoughts, recommendations and card pictures will help make you as excited for these cards releases as I am! I welcome your thoughts and comments too!
As always base and inserts cards are free! (just provide a SASE) Now let's get revved up for Sons of Anarchy!
The 72 card base set shows keys scenes of the television series from the fourth and fifth seasons. I will admit that I do not follow "SoA' as much as I...
2015 Topps Gypsy Queen
Per Box items:
24 packs per box
10 cards per pack
2 autographs per box
2 relics per box
6 short printed cards per box
1 top-loader mini box containing 10 mini cards
The 350 card set features art style drawings of the featured player in either posed or action scenes. The card fronts are bordered with a olive and tan frame. The set name is in the top left corner and the player and team name are opposite. The card backs are photo-less. The white backs contain a simple frame graphic and either a 2014 highlight for current players or a career highlight for retired stars.
What I pulled:
187 base set cards (1-300)
6 short printed cards (301-350)
15 inserts cards
2 serial numbered parallels
20 mini parallels
1 mini insert
3 serial numbered mini parallels
10 mini variation cards (top loader mini-box)
Base card front and back:...
2015 Topps Opening Day
Per Box Items:
36 packs per box
7 cards per box
2015 Topps Opening Day is similar to 2015 Topps Series One with the addition of the 'Opening Day' logo. The card fronts feature a color action shot of the player. The picture is 'framed' with a complementary team color pin stripe. The border is a stylized gradient of the team primary color to white from bottom to top. The Topps logo is in either the top right or left corner depending on picture. The player name, team name, position, and Team logo are all located on the bottom border of the card. The card backs are photo-less and are all in horizontal layout. The backs contain a fair amount of biographical information, complete career statistics and career highlights or player quote. The team name, logo, and player position are again available on the card back. the color scheme of the back is similar to that of the front.
What I pulled:
199 base set cards 199/200
For today's column I will look at products offered on cardcasepro. They produce storage boxes and sleeves designed for graded cards. Excerpt from their webpage:
The Card Case is designed be as attractive as it is functional. Finally, a storage case designed specifically for storing sports-cards. Designed from the ground up, providing collectors a quality alternative to cardboard boxes. Made from durable, scratch resistant materials and hand assembled to ensure high quality craftsmanship and durability.
The Card Case is their signature product. "Built by collectors, for collectors," the Card Case is an excellent solution for storing large quantities of graded cards. Collectors often spend hundreds of dollars on grading services for thousands of dollars of sports cards to them put them in a cardboard storage box or plastic tote. Many collectors store and display their...
Per box items:
36 packs per box
10 cards per pack
1 autographed or relic card per box
The card fronts feature a color action shot of the player. The picture is 'framed' with a complementary team color pin stripe. The border is a stylized gradient of the team primary color to white from bottom to top. The Topps logo is in silver foil in either the top right or left corner depending on picture. The player name, team name, position, and Team logo are all located on the bottom border of the card. The card backs are photo-less and are all in horizontal layout. The backs contain a fair amount of biographical information, complete career statistics and career highlights or player quote. The team name, logo, and player position are again available on the card back. the color scheme of the back is similar to that of the front.
What I Pulled:
301 base set cards
39 inserts and parallel cards
4 gold serial numbered...
2014 Bowman Sterling
Per Box Items:
6 packs per box
4 cards per pack
3 autographs per pack
(18 per box)
While 2014 Bowman Sterling is all about the autographs it really has a base set to collect, actually two sets, there is the base Bowman Sterling cards and Bowman Sterling Prospects. The Bowman Sterling cards feature a color action shot of the player superimposed on a chrome and gray stylized background. The card front also contains the set name, player name, position and some basic biographical information. The card backs are photo-less and contain a lot of statistical information on a gray background. The difference on the Bowman Sterling Prospects cards is that these have the BSP prefix and instead of gray backgrounds on the front and back, it is white.
What I pulled:
24 unique cards
2 serial numbered base parallels
6 serial numbered parallel autographs
2 autograph redemption cards
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