Saturday, 23 March 2019

2019 Adventures in Repacks - Part 11.3 - Straight from the Source

Another bunch of football cards!
1987 James Wilder - The third part starts with the oldest card in this group.
1989 Pro Set - John Roper
1989 Score - Shane Conlan - Bills content!
1991 Platinum - Broderick Thomas
1992 Portraits - Earnest Byner
1994 Skybox - Quentin Coryatt
2012 Score - Darren Sproles
1993 Stad. Club - Derek Brown
1990 Topps - Jeff Query - Now, with all the close cropping in photos, I kinda appreciate a card without that type of photo.
1995 Classic - Terrell Davis - A rookie card of a HOFer!
2011 Topps - Jay Cutler
1991 Platinum - Freddie Joe Nunn
1995 Classic - Al Smith
2011 Press Pass - Akeem Ayers
1989 Pro Set - Gerald Wilhite
1995 Classic - Damian Covington - Bills content!
1990 Score - Charles Mann
1989 Pro Set - Vaughan Johnson
1990 Pro Set - Chuck Knox
1991 Stad. Club - Melvin Bratton
1993 Stad. Club 1st Day Issue - Even with the Heyward auto, this might be the best card in the repack. A shorter printed RC of a HOFer.
1993 Pacific - Joe Montana - I can't complain about landing a Joe Montana, even if they could use a lesson in apostrophe usage.
1989 Topps - Anthony Miller
1991 Platinum - Ferrell Edmunds
1992 Pacific - Chris Zorich
2005 Topps - Kevin Curtis
1990 Pro Set - Steve Atwater
1990 Topps - Clarence Verdin
1999 Edge - Peyton Manning - Back-to-back scans of great QBs.
1991 UD - Reggie Cobb
1991 Fleer - Bruce Hill
2007 Certified - Brandon Jacobs
1990 Pro Set - Lindy Infante
1990 Pro Set - Tootie Robbins - Nickname or not, I'm scanning a card of a guy listed as Tootie.
1995 UD - James Stewart
1990 Pro Set - Jeff Lageman
1992 Pro Set - Darryl Talley - Bills content! And this one, rightly, shows a portion of the Spiderman sleeves.
1998 Ultra - Bert Emanuel
1995 Finest - Raymont Harris
2015 Donruss - Teddy Bridgewater - Perfect usage of team colours on a card design.
1990 Pro Set - Derrick Thomas
2012 Score - Kevin Smith
1990 Pro Set - Warren Moon
2000 UD - Al Wilson
2002 Gridiron Kings - Anthony Thomas - Sketch card!
2014 Absolute Retail - DeSean Jackson
1988 Topps - Bears Team
1994 Stad. Club - Darnay Scott
1990 Fleer - Mike Cofer
1990 Pro Set - Mike Pitts
1992 UD - Gerald Perry - Let's show off a random OL card from when OL guys used to get cards.
2014 Finest - Jay Cutler - A higher end base card.
1989 Topps - Bubby Brister
1991 Platinum - Andre Tippett
1989 Pro Set - Garry James
1993 Topps - Tim McDonald
1994 Stad. Club - Santana Dodson
1991 Pacific - Mike Stonebreaker - Another awesome name.
1990 Pro Set - Ron Hallstrom
1996 Finest - Curtis Conway - Duping up again with this one, although the first one had the sticker peeled off.
1989 Pro Set - Keith Millard
2001 Bowman's Best - Mike Anderson
1991 Topps - John Gesek - Ending this group on a card of an OL guy.

One more group of cards to go!

Friday, 22 March 2019

2019 Adventures in Repacks - Part 11.2 - Straight from the Source

Another bunch of football cards for this Friday.
2006 Sweet Spot - Mark Clayton - And we are off!
1990 Pro Set - Brian Blades
1995 Stad. Club - Courtney Hawkins - I feel like having a Creamsicle!
1990 Pro Set - Bart Oates
1989 Topps Traded - Marion Butts - If you think I'd pass on scanning a card of a guy named Butts, you don't know me.
2002 Elite - Isaac Bruce
1991 Pro Set - Ken Norton
1991 Pro Set - Luis Sharpe
1990 Pro Set - Jim Everett
1986 Topps - Nat Moore - The oldest card in this portion of the repack.
2001 Ultra - Muhsin Muhammad - Another great, simple Ultra design.
1989 Topps - Frank Minnifield
1992 Pinnacle - Stephen Baker
1990 Pro Set - Norm Johnson - A kicker card! And a pretty great photo choice as well.
1991 Score - Floyd Dixon
1993 Bowman - Darryl Talley - Bills content!
1989 Pro Set - Randall Cunningham
1990 Pro Set - Ron Hallstrom
1990 Pro Set - Johnny Hector
1994 Skybox - Eric Green - This might be the yellowest card ever issued outside of 1991 Fleer.
2006 Topps - Dennis Northcutt
1989 Pro Set - Dave Krieg
1989 Pro Set - Super Bowl Logo XIV
1991 UD - Aaron Craver
1995 Classic Pro Line Autographs - Craig Heyward - Here's the first hit of the repack! And it is a pretty cool one! Ironhead! What's with this thingy?
1995 Action Packed - Michael Haynes
1995 Action Packed - Marshall Faulk
1995 Action Packed - Jeff Blake - If I'm getting three cards from the same set, getting them from Action packed takes the pain of repetition away.
1995 Topps - Michael Irvin
1992 UD - Reggie White
1990 Score - Roger Vick
1990 Pro Set - Sterling Sharpe
2001 Topps - Trent Dilfer
1993 UD - Trace Armstrong
1990 Pro Set - Ron Hallstrom
1989 Pro Set - Mike Merriweather
1990 Pro Set - Steve Atwater - Sure, it was overproduced. But there still were some decent photos lurking within.
1992 Pinnacle - Vinny Testaverde
1989 Pro Set - Tom Rathman
1991 UD - Aaron Craver - Yup, two of'em. In addition to the two more 1990 Ron Hallstroms.
1989 Topps Traded - Jeff Cross
1993 Playoff - Ricky Proehl
1990 Topps - Doug Smith
1991 Topps - Martin Mayhew - From the time period where if it worked for one design, you might as well use it for your other releases as well.
1991 UD - Michael Young
1991 Pro Set - Michael Carter
1991 Platinum - Bruce Smith - Bills content!
1998 Choice - Ki-Jana Carter
1990 Pro Set - Mike Tomczak
2012 Score - Scott Chandler - Bills content!
1990 Pro Set - Don Majikowski
1999 Tradition - Ken Dilger - While I can get behind an insert set of obscure players, Dilger, with over 100 cards prior to this issue, probably doesn't count as unsung.
1991 Pacific - Earnest Byner
1990 Pro Set - Gary Anderson - Kicker content!
1991 Fleer - Thurman Thomas - Bills content!
1989 Pro Set - John Frank
2010 Topps - Michael Crabtree
1991 Platinum - Bo Jackson - I guess I'm of the right age for Bo Jackson to still be a great pull.
2016 Score - Jarvis Landry
2015 Score - Cameron Wake
2015 Prizm Draft - Da'Ron Brown - Nice logo, at least.
1990 Score - Reggie White
1989 Topps - Jerry Rice
1991 Pro Set - Jeff Bryant
1989 Topps Traded - Keith Bishop
1995 Flair - Jake Reed - Somewhat of a high end set for the time makes an appearance.
1989 Pro Set - Mark Collins
1989 Pro Set - Tom Rathman - Yup, two of these as well.
1989 Pro Set - Jay Hilgenberg
1990 Topps - Leslie O'Neal
2004 Finite - Kyle Boller - Start on a Ravens card, end on a Ravens card. A perfect sandwich.

Halfway there!

Thursday, 21 March 2019

2019 Adventures in Repacks - Part 11.1 - Straight from the Source

Knowledge can be a dangerous thing. While watching break videos on youtube, I learned that Presstine, the provider of Dollarama goodies, made repacks with more cards than the standard 15, or even 80 cards. 250 cards worth of repacks? Yes, please! While they don't seem to be available in stores, they are available online.

So, I can get repacks sent directly to me? Yes, please!

I picked up these:

A 250 card hockey repack
A 250 card football repack
A 100 card basketball repack (w/ a hit guaranteed)
An 11 card goalie pack (w/ a hit guaranteed)

That should get double digits worth of posts!

Since it has been the longest since I've busted some football repacks, I'll start with that one. 250 cards is a lot, so I'll break it up into 4 similarly sized stacks. There were no hits promised in these, but there were still a couple lurking within.
2014 Rookies & Stars - Golden Tate - We're off and running. While I generally don't like cards without a photo background, at least it is team colours here.
1991 Pro Set - Andre Ware
1990 Pro Set - Mark Murphy
1992 Portraits - Pat Swilling - A drawn card.
1991 Platinum - Brian Noble - While there was a lot of the regular early 90s Pro Set, there was also a lot of Platinum, their slightly higher-end brand. The full bleed on these have aged extremely well, even if you don't have the player's name on the front.
1990 Pro Set - Lindy Infante
1991 Platinum - Jackie Slater
1997 Playoff - Brett Favre
1991 Bowman - Duane Bickett
1991 Platinum - James Brooks
2009 Topps - BenJarvus Green-Ellis
1999 Pacific - Ernie Mills - The most obscure set so far.
1991 Pro Set - Bruce Kozerski
1990 Pro Set - Trace Armstrong
2015 Chrome - Golden Tate - Starting me off with a lot of Golden Tate.
1990 Pro Set - Johnny Holland
1990 Topps - John Roper
1990 Pro Set Super Bowl - SB XI Poster
1991 Platinum - Jeff George
2002 Ultra - Jamal Anderson - It is hard to find an Ultra design that didn't age well.
1988 Topps - Oilers Team
2004 Elite - Carson Palmer
1989 Pro Set - Robert Lyles
1990 Pro Set - Pepper Johnson
1993 Stad. Club - Derek Brown
2003 Ultra - TJ Duckett - Again, Ultra.
1990 Pro Set - Bruce Smith - Bills content!
1990 Pro Set - Ron Hallstrom
1990 Pro Set - Bill Parcells
1989 Pro Set Super Bowl - XXII Logo
1990 Pro Set Super Bowl - Weeb Ewbank
1990 Pro Set - Neal Anderson
1994 Stad. Club - Dewayne Washington
1991 Wild Card - William Thomas
1990 Pro Set - Ron Hallstrom - I'm highlighting this because while I did receive dupes in this repack of some cards, I received about 7 of these.
2000 Contenders - Keyshawn Johnson - Contenders and their ticket motif design is always one of my favourites to look for each year.
1991 Topps - Gill Fenerty - CFL stats on the back!
1995 Ultra - Johnny Thomas
2010 Contenders - Calvin Johnson - Another nice Contenders card and design.
1989 Pro Set - Frank Minnifield
2008 UD First Ed - Edgerrin James - Despite playing several years there, it still looked odd to see James not in a Colts uniform.
2012 Strata - Matthew Stafford
1992 All World - Quentin Coryatt - The most patriotic design in the cube.
1989 Pro Set - Eric Martin
2001 SPA - Peerless Price
1991 Pro Set - Rod Woodson
1989 Pro Set Super Bowl - XX Logo
1993 Ultra - Eric Dickerson - Forget James as a Cardinal, how about Eric Dickerson as a Falcon? He spent 4 games there.
1992 UD - Bill Brooks
1991 Portraits - Richard Williamson
2015 NCAA Contenders - Nick Marshall
1991 Pro Set - Kent Hull
1991 Score - Steve DeBerg
1990 Pro Set - Neal Anderson
2008 Press Pass - DeSean Jackson/Justin Forsett
2014 UD - Victor Hampton - Just a great photo for a college release.
1996 Finest - Curtis Conway
1993 Bowman - Ricky Proehl
1990 Pro Set - John Roper
1989 Pro Set - Brian Bosworth
1990 Pro Set - Troy Benson
2016 Prizm Draft - Kentrell Brothers - This might have been the most recent card in the repack.
1994 UD - Steve Emtman
1991 Score - Brett Perriman
1989 Topps Traded - Tim Johnson - Not the Tim Johnson that would manage the Blue Jays after saving the lives of an entire platoon in 'nam.
1990 Pro Set - Andre Ware
1988 Topps - Roger Vick - And this will end the first approximate quarter of the cube.

Another 60-ish cards next time!