I may not be able to bring in new cards like I once did, but I still get as many as I can (of course, we all do that, right?) and I have gotten all these cards since I started Cardboard History- in fact, I was in the middle of typing up the Welcome Message when the first batch arrived to me. It took me a couple days to scan everything, and during that time, my brother surprised me with a clamshell of NBA cards, and two packs of 2014-15 Prestige.
The Mail Day was a good one- I had purchased a lot of 31 NASCAR cards off an acquaintance on Facebook, and 30 of them are numbered.
Some 2013 Legends parallels led the way:
There were also some cards from 2013 Showcase as well. Note that the Clint Bowyer is one of the purple parallels numbered to 13.
And finally, the color proofs. I am not a huge fan of these. I will still chase them (I AM an OCD completest, after all!) but they aren't my favorites. They also do pink, which are common (and hideous) and yellow, which are the hardest to find, and I don't have a single one in my collection.
First up, is one of the Showcase parallels, and I didn't even realize it when I was looking at the lot, it's a Red, serially numbered 9 of 10, of Bobby Labonte. This is my second Bobby Labonte card numbered to 10.
Yesterday, my brother took a trip to Target, and he brought me back some cards. A pleasant and fun surprise. He got me two packs of 2014-15 Prestige, and in one of them I pulled a Bonus Shots Purple card of Shabazz Napier, SN 46/49. Every year it seems like there is one or two rookies that I get more cards of proportionally than other rookies, and it looks like Napier is going to be that one for this year- it's already my 4th card of him, and the year is only two sets out, for me anyway. It's on the bottom right.
I'm not as close on the 1994-95 Ultra set. The Marty Conlon card here is my 264th of 350, or 75.4%.
The 1996-97 Z-Force set was one of my favorites when it was new, but as time goes on I'm less enthused about it, when I was young I was swayed by flashy designs and whatnot, but now as I've gotten older, perhaps more mature, I value actual photography and shun designs where it's just the player over some fake backdrop- just like the Z-Force design. Counting the Hakeem card here, I have 182 of the 200 cards, or 91%. In case you can't tell, I love the feature of the Database that automatically calculates the percentage of the set in your collection :)
I'm not really a fan of college cards, but this one is new. The design is fine, but I am really only interested in pro cards- almost all of my college collection has arrived to me through the mixed groups (like this clamshell) that is my preferred method of adding new cards to my collection.
The 2007-08 Topps Rookie Set card of Mike Conley is getting me closer to this set. I now have 7 of the 14 cards (50%, that percentage I could do in my head!) and every one of them came from various clamshells or other mixed groups via my local Target.
The Scott Speed card was the 31st and final from the NASCAR lot that arrived to me on 11/22. I am not a fan of Scott Speed at all, but that does not preclude me adding cards of him to my collection. OCD Completist, remember? :)
Finally, there were two other new cards in my clamshell. This one was on the outside of the package, and I had thought it was a duplicate, until I got it open and realized this is actually one of the Spanish issues. That means it's a new card, and it's the second time in 2014 I believed it was a duplicate until I saw it was bilingual. I have the complete Rare Air set (factory set) but I believe the International versions were issued as inserts in Collector's Choice- not standalone- although I am not sure on that.
Cardboard History, I thought it worth a post to show them off.
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