Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Topps Chrome Jeremy Hill Rookie

One of the better base cards I've added in a while this is one of the top rookies of 2014 to pull. He's has more fantasy and real world value than 95% of last year's draft class. Playing for the Bengals all the sudden isn't a bad place to be with their ridiculous 6-0 start this year. Hill luckily is one of those guys that you can pull autographs of fairly easily in this product (he's not short printed like Manziel and Bortles) and could be one of the saving graces for the 2014 class. This particular card is also saved by the action photo in uniform (and helmet) that you want to see on football cards. The uncluttered background, nice pose and photography and clean design makes this a perfect rookie card in any era. Could it one day be as iconic as the 1958 Topps Jim Brown Rookie card? Perhaps we'll see in another 57 years just what these cards become.

2014 Topps Chrome Jeremy Hill # 125A

One per case card of last week's fantasy darling

Today's addition is a rather nice Drew Brees 4000 yard club refractor that can only be found 1 per case of 2014 Topps Chrome. I pulled the Roethlisberger on my own but this one was part of the large refractor lot I got on Ebay. I've got 2 of the 8 in this very small set so this set's coming along pretty nicely. There has been a little bit of action on Drew's cards this week since he had a monster game against the Giant on Sunday putting up 7 TDs and 511 yards passing. I had him in one of my fantasy leagues and he only had 30 points ABOVE his projected fantasy point total. Needless to say I won that game. I'm a little surprised that these cards are not numbered but it's possible that there were so many boxes produced this year that Topps didn't want to tip their hand as to how many cases were produced. The formula would have been # of cards x 8 and that would produce the number quite easily.

  Here's the card for the day! 
2014 Topps Chrome 4000 Yard Club # 2 Drew Brees

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Orange Montee Ball Chrome Refractor, a Halloween flavored card!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There's no presents to buy and no commitments to make, the only thing you have to do is have fun, eat candy and watch scary movies. This Sunday's card is a great addition and being an orange one is as Halloween as you can get!

Last night I enjoyed Halloween by watching the movie "Crimson Peak", a film by Guillermo del Toro and then Episode 1 Season 5 of American Horror Story. Both were pretty damn good and I recommend both very highly. This is coming from a horror movie aficionado and a pretty critical one at that.

Anyway, not a whole lot to report on Topps Chrome additions this week. I addes a few base including a CJ Mosely RC, a Kevin Norwood RCNick Foles base, Victor Cruz base and a refractor of Sheldon Richardson.

2013 Topps Chrome Montee Ball Orange Refractor #11 (Retail only)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2 more Chrome cards to the collection!

Today's additions are Patrick Peterson #39 of the Cardinals (base card) and the hit of the box, Topps Chrome #220 RC Autographs Damien Williams. At least he played some this season and there are many worse autographs to pull than this one out of the 73 possible cards.

Here's the cards! Peterson brings me up to 30% of the base set collected and Williams has me at about 8% of the RC auto set. I love the fact that this particular one is on-card, there's no way a sticker would have contained this sprawling autograph. Certainly we could have hoped for a game action photograph instead of this rookie premier stuff but perhaps that's getting a little picky considering how soon after the regular season started that this set was released. Both of these are solid exciting cards and get me that much closer to my set goal.

2014 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #220 Damien Williams

2014 Topps Chrome # 39 Patrick Peterson

Monday, October 26, 2015

The newest Chrome card awaits!

Today's card is an insert from 2014 Topps Chrome called the "1965" variant. These "tallboy" cards are pretty fun to look at although the Chrome technology ruins any illusion of it actually being an old card. The famous Joe Namath rookie, one of the better football cards to own comes from the real 1965 set. This Aaron Murray card could be a beast one day if he ever gets the chance to play. This card was pulled from the box I bought in August and is finally being revealed today. It's the third one in my Tall Boys set; the two others were pulled in my January case break at the local card store. I really like the colors and layout of this although I, like many other collectors are somewhat annoyed by odd sized cards as they make storage and display more difficult than the standard 2.5" x 3.5" trading card size.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday will be part of a new series, 2013 Topps Chrome Montee Ball Rainbow!

Every Sunday I'll be adding a new Montee Ball 2013 Topps Chrome card to my collection. I purchased  a huge lot of cards from one seller that will help me go very far in this series. With today's addition I have 5 out of the 63 cards needed for a Master set of Chrome. I've got them sorted from least difficult to most. Every Sunday I'll add a new card. I'm also on the look-out for the extremely rare cards that can be found at a fairly reasonable price. Many of his cards have not come down to earth because of ridiculous sellers on Ebay (You know the type, they are everywhere) but some can be had for what they are truly worth. I think this will be a great master set to try to complete because it's Chrome, I love the Broncos and with Ball being cut at the end of training camp these will be very reasonable and easy to come by. Here's what I have so far....

Last Sunday's addition, Rookie Relic Refractor 2/5 (Not even in Beckett Organize)

1986 Topps Chrome 1986 RCs

Base Autograph /600

Base RC #11

Today's addition Refractor RC ( found at the odds of 1:3 packs)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

2 more cards from my box

Today's addition consists of two cards since I didn't have time to add or post anything yesterday. The cards are a base Michael Crabtree #32A (can't believe they made a shortprint of this guy but hey everyone has their fans) and a 1963 Minis of Logan Thomas #31. Neither one of these cards are earth shattering by any means but it's not every day you can get a 1/1 autograph of your favorite player like I did earlier in the week.  I do really like the 1963 minis as any retro design in a chrome product is pretty awesome. Just wanted to give a shout out to my readers from outside the USA as I thought this would be a very American based blog but turns out I got a few people from Russia and Europe that check out my ramblings and base cards for each day. Thank you for checking this out!

2014 Topps Chrome 1963 Minis Logan Thomas #31 (3/45, 6% of this set complete)

2014 Topps Chrome Michael Crabtree #32A base (65/220, 29.5% complete)