Friday, 10 April 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 15.3 - Basketball Cubism

2003 Finite - Kobe Bryant - Now that's a great way to start with a numbered Kobe. In terms of COMC value, probably the best card in this.
1990 Hoops - Bob Weiss
1990 Hoops - Robert Parish - CHIEF!
1999 SP Top Prospects - Arthur Lee - The second hit in this cube. Lee never played a game in the NBA, but had a good career overseas.
1999 Hoops - Charles Oakley
1996 Coll. Choice - Mario Elie
1993 Hoops - Charles Smith
1994 UD - Chris Gatling
1990 Hooops - Karl Malone
1993 Skybox - Lucious Harris - Gotta scan a card of a guy named Lucious.
1992 Skybox - Mookie Blaylock
1996 Coll. Choice - Checklist
1993 Hoops - Anthony Avent
1994 Ultra - Kevin Willis
1996 UD - Joe Dumars - Much like ghastly designs weren't exclusive to baseball with 1995 Fleer, game-dated photos weren't exclusive for UD baseball.
1992 UD - David Wingate
1997 Ultra - Dean Garrett
1994 Stad. Club - Gary Payton
1991 UD - Magic Johnson
1993 Ultra - John Salley
1994 UD - Ken Norman
1989 Hoops - Otis Smith
1993 UD - Rumeal Robinson
1994 UD - Kevin Gamble

2008 Topps Signature /2325 - Spencer Hawes - Another numbered card.
2001 Playmakers - Shawn Marion
1999 UD - Antawn Jamison
1994 UD - Rockets Team
1989 Fleer - Blair Rasmussen - A nice '89, and a nice look at the skyline uniforms.
1994 UD SE - Sean Rooks
1992 Ultra - Alonzo Mourning - Not a bad rookie to get.

2009 Prestige Orange /300 - Jeff Teague - Also one in numbered form. And he still saw action this season.
1990 Hoops - Kevin Willis
1994 Hoops - Latrell Sprewell

2003 Tradition - Shandon Anderson - Another nice attempt at a Heritage-ish design.
1992 Ultra - Rolando Blackman
2013 Hoops - Tiago Splitter
2016 Donruss - CJ McCollum
2012 Prestige - Jameer Nelson
2015 Donruss - Kyrie Irving - Again, these borders are so great in this release.
2017 Hoops - Myles Turner
2016 Hoops - TJ Warren
1993 UD - David Benoit
1993 UD - Donald Hodge
1996 Choice - Shawn Bradley
1996 Topps - Detlef Schrempf
1999 Topps - Joe Smith
1990 Hoops - Mark Jackson - I was not expecting to come across this in any repack product any more after the (in)famous courtsiders were identified. At least I can use the 'true crime' label again.
1996 Skybox - Loy Vaught
1992 UD - Magic Johnson
1990 Hoops - Bob Thornton
1989 Hoops - Tree Rollins
1992 Stad. Club - Mark Randall
1992 Topps - Glen Rice
1990 Fleer - Rick Mahorn
1992 Stad. Club - Dale Ellis
1994 Stad. Club - Grant Long
1990 Hoops - John Morton
1992 Ultra - Richard Dumas
1989 Hoops - Morlon Wiley
1992 Skybox - Scott Brooks
2004 Showcase - Bob Sura - Probably the shiniest card in the repack.
1992 UD - Gerald Wilkins
1990 Hoops - Rolando Blackman
1989 Hoops - Jack Sikma
1990 Skybox - Paul Pressey
1993 Fleer - Frank Brickowski
1992 Stad. Club - Jeff Grayer
1994 UD - Dominique Wilkins
2018 Hoops - Darius Miller
1990 Fleer - Robert Hansen - He's listed as Bobby on his other cards. Given what you'd get when you search 'Robert Hansen' today, that's for the best.
1992 UD - Frank Brickowski
1990 Skybox - Antoine Carr
1991 UD - Bernard King
1993 Ultra - Doug Christie
1989 Fleer - Vern Fleming - And there you have it.

Only one more post left from this cube.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 15.2 - Basketball Cubism

1990 Fleer - Muggsy Bogues - Always a fun player to start off with.
1992 UD - Avery Johnson
1990 Fleer - Tyrone Corbin
1992 Stad. Club - Adam Keefe
1997 Scoreboard - Tony Battie
1993 Fleer - Anthony Bonner
1992 UD - Fred Roberts
2009 National Treasures /99 - Connie Hawkins - Much like the Cup card in the hockey cube, I was not expecting anything from such a high end set in this - base card or otherwise.
1996 Ultra - Jason Kidd
1990 Hoops - Jerome Lane
1989 Fleer - Kiki Vandeweghe - 1989 Fleer was about as old as the cards in this got. Gotta love saying a name like Kiki Vandeweghe.
1992 Hoops - Bill Fitch - Coach card!
1990 Fleer - Gerald Wilkins
1996 Coll. Choice - Dennis Rodman
1999 Skybox - Byron Russell
1992 Topps Gold - Terry Cummings - Random parallel!
1994 Fleer - Lloyd Daniels
1990 Hoops - John 'Hot Rod' Williams
1990 Topps - Vernon Maxwell
2014 Hoops - Harrison Barnes
2016 Hoops - Brandon Knight
2013 Panini - Tyler Hansborough - The Raptors content in this quarter.
1989 Hoops - Ralph Samson
2012 Hoops - Mike Brown
1992 Hoops - Bob McCann
1992 Topps - Jon Koncak
1994 Coll. Choice - Derrick Coleman
1991 Hoops - Loy Vaught
1990 Fleer - Byron Scott
2018 Hoops - Justin Jackson - Alternate uni!
2006 UD - Carlos Arroyo
2000 Tradition - Lamar Odom - This will be about as close as I'll get to Heritage in this.
2006 Fleer - Al Jefferson - Random Celtics card.
1993 UD - Lionel Simmons - How to make an interesting card out of someone sitting on the bench.
1994 UD - AC Green
2000 Tradition - Anthony Peeler - I'll probably scan all these Tradition cards.
1989 Hoops - Tod Murphy
1994 Hoops - Vin Baker
1993 Ultra - Terry Dehere - Great photo - I love how the ball is completely against the black background.
1996 Hoops - Antoine Carr
1993 UD - Dwayne Schintzius
1989 Hoops - Nate McMillan
1990 Hoops - David Wingate
1991 UD - Alaa Abdelnaby
1991 UD - Billy Owens/Larry Johnson
1989 Hoops - Roy Tarpley
1993 Fleer - Donald Royal
1992 Stad. Club - Chris Smith
1993 Fleer - Harold Miner
1989 Fleer - Ledell Eackles
2003 Topps - Chris Webber
1990 Skybox - Detlef Schrempf
1992 Fleer - Rex Chapman
1994 Ultra - Carlos Rogers
1990 Fleer - Derrick McKey
2007 Stad. Club - Mehmet Okur - Probably my favourite photo in the bunch - most of the backboard photos are vertical.
2010 Contenders - Sasha Vujacic - Always a favourite design of mine with the ticket motif.
1993 Hoops - Stanley Roberts
1993 Fleer - Sam Mitchell
2009 Prestige Light Blue /999 - Eric Maynor - Another numbered card.
1996 Hoops - Shawn Respert

1992 Topps - Walter Palmer - How not to have an interesting photo of someone sitting on the bench. Walter looks completely bored with everything.
1993 Hoops - Dennis Scott
1995 Fleer - Reggie Miller - Again. Hideous 1995 Fleer designs weren't limited to baseball.
1994 UD - David Robinson
1990 Skybox - Olden Polynice
1993 Fleer - Dale Davis
1992 Topps - Harold Miner
1993 Fleer - Larry Krystowiak
1991 Skybox - Reggie Theus
1995 Metal - Eric Montross
2015 Prizm - Jarrett Jack - And there's the end of this group.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

2020 Adventures in Repacks: Part 15.1 - Basketball Cubism

I will probably get started next week on at least one of those repacks that showed up last week, but first I have to get through this:
As usual, I'll divide these up into 4 piles of about the same height, and list everything.
2015 Hoops - Bojan Bogdanovich - And we're off.
1996 Hoops - Chris Morris
1993 Fleer - Dale Davis
1993 Hoops - Dennis Scott
1992 Hoops - Stacey Augmon - The first of several drawn cards in this - this was the only one that was not a checklist.
1993 Stad. Club - Victor Alexander
1996 Hoops - Damon Stoudamire - The first Raptors card comes early on.
1992 Stad. Club - Oliver Miller
2005 Topps 1952 Style - Alan Henderson - And the first hit of the cube. The card itself is a bright green swatch, even though this looks like it has been laundered several dozen times.
1996 Topps - Loy Vaught
1991 UD - Dennis Scott
1992 Stad. Club - Alex Strivins - One of the fun things about Topps' return to the basketball card market was that their Stadium Club 'rookie on the back' was mostly the flagship release. But this is one of the self-referential ones. This card itself was the only card Strivins would see in his career.
1993 Fleer - Felton Spencer
1999 Force - Nazr Mohammed - Maybe not the first shiny card, but the first foil one for sure.
1991 Fleer - Orlando Woolridge
1995 Skybox - BJ Armstrong
2004 Hot Prospects - Mickael Pietrus - The pride of Guadeloupe!
1992 Hoops - Bob McCann
1989 Hoops - Jerry Sloan
1992 UD - Dan Schayes - I love the Boston Garden in the background here. One of those instantly recognizable buildings.
1993 Ultra - Buck Johnson
2015 Prizm - Channing Frye
1990 Fleer - Jack Sikma
2016 Excalibur Battlements - Hassan Whiteside - Insert!
1993 UD - Todd Day
1996 Score Board - Antoine Walker - I'm counting this as a Celtics card. As always - my binders, my rules.
1990 Skybox - Michael Smith
1992 UD - John Salley
1992 Topps - Michael Adams
1998 Finite - Allan Houston - The first of quite a few numbered cards in this. This one was numbered to a somewhat odd /4050.
2018 Hoops - Dante Exum
1995 Metal - Mahmoud Abdul Rauf
1991 Skybox - Terry Catledge
1991 Fleer - Danny Manning
1991 UD - Glen Rice
1990 Fleer - Bill Laimbeer
1993 Hoops 5th - John Paxson
1990 Hoops - Thurl Bailey
1999 Force - Rick Fox
1992 UD - Adam Keefe
1992 Stad. Club - Mike Sanders
1992 Ultra - Buck Johnson
1992 Stad. Club - Clarence Weatherspoon
1989 Hoops - Ricky Pierce
2008 Topps Signature - Paul Pierce - Here's another numbered card, going to /2325.
2005 Slam - Brad Miller
2015 Prizm - Victor Oladipo
1993 UD - Jon Koncak - The block doesn't get enough photographic love on cards.
1992 Ultra - Rick Fox
1991 Fleer - Sam Mitchell
1994 SP - AC Green
1989 Fleer - Frank Brickowski - Brick is a rather unfortunate part of a basketball player's name.
1993 Hoops - Mark Jackson
1992 Stad. Club - Paul Pressey
1989 Hoops - Steve Colter
1997 Skybox - Juwan Howard
1994 Hoops - BJ Armstrong
2015 Donruss - Tyson Chandler - One of my favourite recent Donruss designs. I love it when the border colours match the team's.
1989 Fleer - Jeff Hornacek
2016 Donruss - Damian Lillard
2013 Panini - Danny Granger
2010 Hoops - Jonas Jerebko
1990 Skybox - Nate McMillan - There were a lot of 1990 Skybox in this, but I think this one uses the concept of the design best.
1991 UD - Rony Siekaly
1993 Hoops - Duane Ferrell
1990 Fleer - John Salley
1992 Stad. Club - Bryant Stith
1992 Hoops - Chuck Person
2016 Excalibur Crusade Camo - Hassan Whiteside - Panini got a lot of mileage out of this photo in Excalibur.
1994 Ultra - Tom Hammonds
1990 Skybox - Fred Roberts
2018 Hoops - Markelle Fultz
1991 Fleer - Pat Riley - Ending on a coach.

Definitely a solid start with the hit, some solid photos, and a couple team PC cards. It gets better next time with a set I definitely was not expecting to find in a repack.