My 1 of 1s

Who doesn't love a 1 of 1? I actually know some people don't, but I sure do! Especially when I pull them from packs!

Some of these cards have never been shown online before.

I will try to put them in the order I got them, and give the story behind each one.

1. 1999-00 Topps Gold Label Red Label Class 2 #88
My first One of One, I didn't even really know what it was when I first looked at it. While I had pulled numbered cards before this, and I knew they were making 1 of 1s by reading Beckett, I guess I really should say that I was incredulous that I had pulled one...from a single pack purchase no less!

2. 2003-04 Bowman Signature Red/Blue #16
My only Elton 1 of 1, for now. I purchased this one, and it's the most I've ever spent on a single card. For years I was unable to figure out the story of this card- the 1 of 1 from this set is red for veterans but blue for rookies, Beckett and everyone else just refers to them as blue.

3. 2004-05 Topps Total Printing Plate Black #48
My first printing plate! It started off a stretch where I got 3 one of ones in a short amount of time. I got this one from a box I purchased, and I actually opened the box in New Jersey. It is the only box I ever opened in the state. It remains the only 1 of 1 I have from my favorite team.

4. 2004-05 Fleer Throwbacks Hardwood Classics Jersey, Patch and Autograph Dorrell Wright
Pulled from a box I did of the set. The scan is not particularly good and I will probably rescan it when I get it out again. It threw me at first because I thought it was numbered 10 of 10, until I realized it was actually a 1 of 1.

4. 2004-05 Luxury Box Luxury Box #146
Perhaps the least creative name for a parallel ever, I pulled this one from a single pack purchase. To make it slightly more interesting, I opened the pack in the shop and got to show it off there. This was when the set was new in 2005, and would be the last NBA 1 of 1 I pulled until 2016.

5. 2006 Press Pass Legends Cyan Printing Plate #35
Some of my scans were lost when my remote hard drive died in June 2016, the back scan of this card was one of those lost. I pulled this from a box I got for Christmas 2006, and it is the only NASCAR 1 of 1 I've ever pulled. Jeff has always been a favorite of mine, so that was pretty darn awesome!

6. 2007 DC Legacy Cheetah II sketch
My first sketch card...each sketch is different and these are now the "big deal" in non-sports cards. They are each considered 1 of 1 although there are some sketch artists who do very similar sketches. While I've since pulled 5 sketches, my brother actually pulled this one and gave it to me. While sketches are 1 of 1, they are usually 1 per box as well. Dan Day is the artist on this one.

7. 2007 Legends Press Plate Back Yellow #25
My only back plate and my second and final 1 of 1 from NASCAR. My Mom gave me this one as a gift.

#8 Galactic Files Sketch Cad Bane
Most Star Wars sketch cards are known for being lackluster- 99% of them are black and white. This one, being full color, is considered a premium sketch card from a Star Wars set. I never watched the cartoons this character was from, but it's still cool to have. This card narrowly avoided being destroyed in the flood of 2/5/15. The box I had it stored in took damage and I lost other cards from the box, but luckily we were able to get this one before the box took any more damage. Pulled from a hobby box I got for Christmas.

#9 Galactic Files 2 Sketch Boba Fett
You can see what I mean about the lack of color on most Star Wars sets. This is more than most and it's got a total of 2 colors. I got a box of Series 2 for Christmas the year after Series 1 and this was my sketch in the box.

#10 2012-13 Totally Certified Magenta Printing Plate #102
I purchased this one on Ebay. I just happened to be checking ebay, saw it was ending for cheap, and put a bid on it. That was enough to get it into my collection. It doesn't matter to me who the subject is, if I can afford to add the card to my collection, I will.

#11 Galactic Files 2 Sketch Yoda
Only one color, but this is my favorite of the 4 Galactic Files sketches I have. I purchased some packs at one of our local shops- the same one that actually yielded the Willis Reed almost a decade before- and pulled this one. The shop rarely does cards anymore and hasn't had any since this set. The same day I got these I also got a sail barge relic piece from a different Star Wars set. I have no idea of which artist this is. Brant Egelson is my best guess.

#12 Galactic Files 2 Anakin/Darth Vader sketch
 When I had the flood mentioned earlier, I lost some of my Galactic Files cards. Well, Dave & Adams put them on sale during the Black Friday sale last year, so I got another box in the hopes of replacing what I lost. I did, and pulled this sketch. Lost the back scans when my remote hard drive crashed in June 2016. The box also gave me a Jeremy Bullock autograph so it worked out well in the end.

#13 Revenge of the Sith 3Di General Grevious
This "tall-boy" sized set was an online exclusive in 2015, each set guaranteed a sketch. This was mine. Once again, it was single color. And also once again, I have no idea who the artist is.

#14
I don't remember which set this one is from. The back scan with the information was lost, and the front scan is kind of crappy, too. When I get it back out I will rescan it.

#15
Another unremarkable printing plate from a set that I can't remember without seeing the back. I was surprised this Giannis Antetokounmpo was cheap enough for me to be able to afford it- I think I got it for under $10 on one of the Facebook card groups. A steal, for sure.

#16 2012-13 Flawless National Treasures Printing Plate Black #44
It seems like they put plates from previous sets into Flawless. It leaves me kind of confused- It's got the National Treasures logo, which is one set, it says it's from 2012-13 Flawless, but it's copy-written 2014? OK, whatever you say Panini (lol). I needed a card from 2012-13 Flawless, and when I was doing the project where I got whatever I could get cheapest from the sets I needed on COMC, this was actually the cheapest...which I didn't expect, but I certainly didn't complain about getting a 1 of 1 in the project!

#17 2015-16 Donruss Press Proof Black #112

 I pulled this one! First NBA 1 of 1 I had pulled since 2005, I was pretty darn thrilled to pull this one. I loved the Donruss set, and he's a former Net. And I pulled a 1 of 1, I mean, it doesn't get much better than that!

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I like the Yoda sketch but usually am not crazy about sketch cards. I know you like the press plates....you have good luck finding things.

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