Friday, December 30, 2016

New Elton Brands from COMC- My first Elton Printing Plate!

I wrote this post up before Christmas but didn't get it up before now. Right before I was about to post I got a surprise package from my friend Angus at Dawg Day Cards. It was a Christmas gift and although he mailed it more than 10 days before Christmas it just arrived. The vagueness of international shipping, I suppose! I will get a proper thank you post up as soon as I can, but it'll not be until 2017 because I not only have a full slate of posts in the lineup already, but there's a lot of great cards here and it's going to take me time to make proper scans to show in the post. It's worth the wait though! I also got the trade I was waiting for that I mentioned in yesterday's post, but I've decided to save them and open them tomorrow- so I can get some cards on the last day of the year and the first day of the year, which will be the first time that has ever happened for me. You'll see them in my December trade recap but I have so much in the queue that I probably won't publish that until the 5th or 6th of January at this rate!


My first Elton printing Plate! (I have some of other players) It's my second 1/1 of Elton. It is my favorite new addition of 2016 and though Christmas has not gotten here yet, it's going to be very tough to top this one!

This is such a special card that you even get to see the back of it, lol.

I love printing plates. This is the first one I've ever seen for sale for Elton, and even though it took up literally more than 1/4th of my Black Friday COMC budget I knew I had to have it. It's only my second card from 2009-10 National Treasures, also.

Although this one is great, and my favorite without doubt, I did get other new Eltons!
 2001-02 Fleer Authentix Jersey Authentix Unripped. I was just paging through the jersey cards sorted by lowest price, this was on page 2 or 3 (sorted by 100 per page) so I jumped on it.
 2006-07 JetBlue promo. They did these for several years. I just found out they did them at all when I saw this card for sale. I'll have to chase down the others.
 2012-13 Totally Certified Totally Gold. SN 12 of 25! I'm building the Totally Certified Rainbow, but the Black 1/1 is going to be a killer. This is my 3rd parallel (two numbered) but I don't actually have the base yet.
2013-14 Titanium Double Double. I had no idea this card existed until I saw it for sale. This makes only the third card in the Hawks uniform I'm aware of. The red jersey piece is from the 76ers.

With these, and three Hometown Shoutouts shown in Peekskill Pride, Elton knocked Gary Payton out of the top 10 in most cards in my collection according to the Trading Card Database. I keep my collection totals differently so the actual numbers aren't quite known to me yet. The Database shows 511 cards of him in my collection...but my records, which for Elton are totally complete, show him at only 486. The Database tags cards he shares with other people, team cards, college, etc. to his number, where for me team cards and multi-player cards get their own count, and college cards don't count at all. But even though that's a pretty big difference, the other guys he's around for the top 10 spot are also probably in the same situation, I won't know for sure until I finish scanning my entire collection, which is still years away.

Just gotta post this one again!


  1. You have some Elton collection! I know the printing plates are a favorite of yours. Interesting that the Total Gold card lists him as Dallas Mavericks but yet he is wearing a 76ers Jersey

    1. He had just signed with the Mavericks when that was issued....Hope to hit 500 in 2017

  2. Printing plates are fun to get. I had some shipped to me in my COMC Black Friday shipment. Most were purchased at other times of the year and held until the free shipping. Glad you got one of Elton Brand.

    1. I really like them too, and most are not all that expensive either. I've pulled two myself but not since Christmas 2006.