Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Birthday Cards 2016

Today was my 32nd birthday, and it was a good one! I got a record number of birthday wishes on Facebook, and the night's not over.

I launched my new Nets-specific blog, Nothing But Nets. I have mentioned before that the Nets are my favorite team, now I have a blog to highlight them in detail. I will be doing the usual team blog stuff like All-Time roster, etc.
Here is the logo I made.  I think it's the first NBA team specific blog, I have seen some guys who favor one team but cover other stuff as well, but this will be solely dedicated to the Nets.

Later, my mom gave me a box of 2016-17 Hoops! This is the third year in a row she has given me the Hoops box for my birthday, and I am thrilled by that. However, I believe it is the first year ever that I got my first cards of the season on my actual birthday. Usually the set doesn't come out for a few days and I have to wait for it, but this year they got it out in time.

I will do a full Box Break Review shortly but here are a couple of scans to post tonight just so I can get something posted on my actual birthday- then back to editing scans!
First card of the season
First Rookie of the season
Favorite card in the box! The Green parallels are always great, and then to pull Porzingis was even better. I also pulled a Tyler Johnson from the same parallel which looks just as good, but...Porzingis, man! This year the Green parallel is SN149, so they are not common cards.

I have lots more to show from the set, when I do my Box Break Review, in a day or two, including autographs and cards numbered to 25. I need to get a lot of scanning done before I'm ready for that- they upped the amount of cards you get in a box to 288 and I've done a grand total of 27 of them, so I have a lot of scanning ahead of me- I just wanted to get this posted on my actual birthday!

Thanks Ma!

12 comments:

  1. You are most welcome! I'm glad you liked the gift. And that Porzingis card is incredible!

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  2. Happy Birthday Billy! Looks like you got a present that's fit for a collector :)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, my family knows me very well :)

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  3. Happy birthday. You will soon be an old, crotchety man. It will just sneak up on you. Trust me.

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  4. Happy birthday! Cardboard gifts are (some of) the best gifts!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, and luckily my family never disappoints!

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  5. Happy birthday! I'm hoping this season is the Year of the Basketball Card Blog.

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