Friday, March 24, 2017

Eli Picks: 2015 Topps High Tek Purple Rainbow Diffractor

Eli's Picks is a new segment where Eli himself, well a stuffed Bleacher Creature version, picks his favorite base/insert cards to show off.
Eli made a great choice for his first card picking a Topps Tek parallel card. This is a product I didn't bust, but picked up/traded for cards from. The card above I picked up in a trade with 90's Niche Football Card Blog. 

The parallels fall one-per-box on average and this parallel is one of the easier ones to get. It's also the one parallel that isn't number.  But, with only a few cards per box and a decent amount of players on the checklist, still isn't that easy to land your favorite players or teams.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday Was A Big Deal

The Giants are in "must win now" mode and it shows after Friday's dealings. The big deal of the day was re-signing Franchise Tagged Jason Pierre-Paul to a new 4 year deal which also helps their tight cap space. Maybe giving them a chance to run at DT Jonathan Hankins and keeping last years dominating D-Line intact.

I think JPP earned his worth last season with decent numbers of 7 sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles and a TD despite his hand issues. At times he seemed to make a bigger impact on a game then most noticed. I even thought he played well enough to earn Comeback Player Of The Year honors.

To celebrate the big re-signing, here are some recent additions of JPP to my PC I just put in the Giants binder today,

JPP wasn't the only Friday moves....

Two other moves was a re-signing of backup QB Josh Johnson and another later in the day when they agreed to terms with QB Geno Smith if he passes the physical by Monday. I think Smith still has NFL talent, but was just put in the wrong locker room situation. The Giants have been known to take flyers on guys with some troubled pasts before like Kerry Collins and David Carr and did well with them. Collins actually took them to the Super Bowl. Maybe by the time Geno sits behind Eli for a few years, he matures into a better QB. I can only hope.

I also hope Geno makes a comeback because of this card I pulled from a Fleer Retro autograph pack back in 2013.
These moves on Friday go along with other key offseason moves with the signing of WR Brandon Marshall, OL D.J.Fluker, and TE Rhett Ellison. I expect more to come and especially in the running back department. That should be an interesting one to watch.

Where It All Began

1925. The year the NY Giants were born into the NFL

2017. The year the blog Snagging Cardboard was born into the hobby to celebrate collecting the NY Giants.

I have been thinking about this for years. A blog solely dedicated to my collecting of Big Blue which has been my biggest passion in the hobby the last few years. I know it would be a first in the hobby as far as I know because there aren't any other NY Giants card bloggers out there. So I am not expecting huge view numbers here, but that's not what matters to me. It's combining and showing off two of my biggest passions into one place.

Before I continue on about the blog, I also wanted to mention where the blog name came from. It wasn't a name I created. A few years ago I was fetching for a new name for Sport Card Collectors-something I have wanted to change for years but kept being told by readers and my wife not to-and I put up a post looking for suggestions. One that caught my attention or should I say snagged it, was created by Matt over at Bob Walk The Plank. He creatively took Odell Beckham Jr's one-handed catch and combined it with my Giants collecting. It's simple, but catchy, yes that's a pun, and something I knew I could go on. A thanks goes out to Matt for his help.

Okay, let's get back to business about the blog itself.

Over the past 4 years or so, I have drastically improved my Giants collecting through multiple trades and many low-end eBay lot pickups. Most I have shown off over at my main blog, Sport Card Collectors, but there are many I haven't.

This blog will cover those I haven't shown off, the ones I have incoming in the mail, and revisit some of the past that may have been forgotten about. There will also be personal pieces about my experiences with the Giants and opinion stories on the draft and off-season moves.

So if you love the G-Men like I do or football cards in general, just tune in.

I also couldn't do a first post without showing off a card I don't believe I have before, it's a pretty unique checklist from 1994 Score football. I miss companies including checklists in the base sets.

This kind of design using the stadium photo instead of featuring a player is a great idea. I do have one problem with this card however, the checklists in the product have a front and a back. On the back of this one is the hated Patriots which I won't even show on here or I would have to start the blog over.

I hope those that do come and read my rambling on about the Giants, enjoy what they read. This won't be an every day blog I post on as Sport Card Collectors takes up a good portion of my time. This will be more of an occasional "I had a few extra minutes" blog. There is much more to come from me on here as there is plenty more Giants cardboard for me to snag.
Also, if you would like, please add this to your blogroll and let me know as I will do the same.

Thanks for reading!