Thursday 28 January 2021

Recapping Raptors

I'm returning to my latest COMC mailer with the Raptors content. 

It is a very insert intensive post, but here's the only base card in the bunch, as Anunoby rocks one of the alternate uniforms. As usual, the foil cards show off how filthy my scanner is. 

You think I'd avoid foil scans with the scanner as such, but here's the only one in this post that isn't from Optic or Mosaic. It is strange when a card commemorates a specific moment, in this case the tip-off from game 5 of the 2019 NBA finals, with one of the participants not listed with their pictured team. I was on a tour in France at the time of this, and woke up at 3 am to watch this potential clinching-game. 

This design gives such a great vibe of the quarter-gobbling goodness of NBA Jam. 

I was hoping this would be an insert set showcasing the tenseness of a Game 7, and for a Raptors card featuring the shot against the 76ers. Alas, no. But it was still an inexpensive addition to the team collection. 
Here's the only appearance Kyle Lowry makes in this post. He just picked up his 10000th point in a Raptors uniform this week.

And I can start and stop this post with the same uniform design. I love any time I can sandwich a post like that.

There you have it!

1 comment:

  1. I don't usually care very much for modern inserts, but those NBA Jam ones were pretty cool.