Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015 (Part 1)

Merry Christmas my friends and fellow bloggers! I hope you are having as good a day as I have been. My family is awesome (as I already was well aware) and I have gotten lots of new cards today....including some I never thought I'd ever have!

I have not listed them or scanned them yet, but I did take a few photos which I will share here...part two will be scans and a grand total of new cards and new people.

Here are the boxes I got...
I did not have a single card from 2008-09 Tipoff, and I had a grand total of 2 cards from 2011-12 Gold Standard. I had 3 cards from 2010-11 Season Update as well, and I had only one pack worth of the 2013 Topps 75th Anniversary set. If you remember my Top 10 most wanted boxes to open post, all three years of Fanfare made the list. I had never opened a box from any set from 2008-09 or 2010-11 before today!

Star cards! Today now is the all-time leader in new Star cards for a single day. Yes, that is a Lakers team set! I would never have bought that for myself. (I'm a cheapskate) Every single one of the team sets except the Nets set gave me at least one new person for my collection. I love Star cards, and all three seasons are covered here. I have no idea on those big cards. There are 5 of them...probably a promo set. I need to do more research on them. I am shocked to get this many Star cards! Also, with these cards, I now have two of the three years for both the Nets and Pacers. 

Other loose cards. I realize this is slightly blurry. A mix of NASCAR and NBA. As you can see by the thickness of them there are more than a few relics in here. The first card I got today was a Klay Thompson autograph, from the same insert set my Steph Curry autograph is from, even. I forgot to take a picture of it though. That will be shown in Part 2. There are some other cards that didn't make it into any of the pictures, either. The Warriors are my favorite current team, with several of the current Warriors among my top 10 favorite active players. I now have autographs from 3 of the 5 Warriors starters, with a 4th possibly on the way. (I redeemed an expired redemption for a Harrison Barnes autograph but I don't know if I will actually get it or not). I also have part time starter Festus Ezeli's autograph as well.

This was my most surprising present, from my brother...
Golden Age Captain Marvel comics! WOW! (Or should I say, Holey Moley!) I was totally shocked by these as I had no inkling at all these were coming. I may have mentioned it before, but Golden Age Captain Marvel is my all-time favorite super hero. These are my FIRST Golden Age Marvel family books! I don't think that they got far enough in the Archives to reprint any of these so the stories will be all new for me as well, even better.

I'm pretty well shocked speechless today. I have so many new cards to process I may not even finish today!

I hope your Christmas has been as good as mine. Mine has been one of the best ever!


  1. I'm not even a comic book guy but I can appreciate how cool your gift is. Merry Christmas.

  2. So I guess you'd say this has been a GREAT Christmas for you then! :)

  3. Those gifts are definitely something to be "marveled" at!

  4. It looks like you made out like a Christmas bandit. Getting that many Star cards at one time is truly amazing! At least now you don't have to worry about blog content for awhile.

  5. Nice set of gifts. Shazam! Umm, I mean, Merry Christmas!

  6. Congrats on your Christmas haul! I'm looking forward to seeing some more individual cards from these lots, especially the NASCAR hits.

  7. MAN ALIVE!!!! Does your family need another son/cousin/sibling?? Jeff Kingsley does have a nice ring to it.

    And I am with Hackenbush - I am not a comic person at all but those look like a nice group of old time comics. I'm hoping the Topps 75th is good to you. I have only seen a pack here and there of it ripped, so I look forward to those scans.

    1. Hah!

      I got more than a few duplicates from the Topps 75th set. Send me your mailing address and I'll send you some.

  8. I love Mr Mind from that era of Captain Marvel comics. Nice haul. Merry Christmas.

  9. Thanks everyone! It was indeed a great Christmas for me!

    It is going to take me several days before I can get everything scanned, or enough for part 2 of the Christmas post. I'm still in the early stages of typing them into my excel chart. I do know that I completed the Topps 75th and 2008-09 Tipoff set, the latter I had no cards at all from previously.