Wednesday, August 4, 2021

More Eli's Arrived Part 1

It has been awhile since any Eli Manning cards made their way to my place, but in my recent trade with Cheap Wax Wednesday Guru Shane, some finally arrived.

Today, I am only showing off half of the Eli mail day as I will tackle the rest in the next post. 

2008 Upper Deck football heroes green parallel /350

2015 Topps Gold /2015

2008 Topps Chrome refractor. I can't honestly remember if I already had this one or not, but being a Super Bowl card, it's a keeper regardless. I have plenty of Super Bowl 42 and 46 duplicates but those two games are forever in my brain so the cards aren't going anywhere.

And a 2004 National Trading Card Day from Press Pass of Eli Manning, which also happens to be his rookie year. I do have one already but is a little rough. This one looks much better.

Part two is loaded with Eli relics, so hope you are sitting for that one.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Unintentional Rainbow Chase: 2015 Topps Owamagbe Odighizuwa

It's Sunday, 1st of August and I feel Giants football is almost here. I surely can't wait especially after how last season ended.


Today is another Unintentional Rainbow Chase this time featuring Owamagbe Odighizuwa who was a third round draft pick of the Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was compared to former Giant DE Justin Tuck. However, injuries his rookie season cut that short and then he started out the following season with a PED and suspension that led to the Giants cutting him. He signed with the Bills but never made the cut.

I ended up with a few cards in his rookie year from Topps.

Here is the 2015 Topps Chrome chase and so far I have,
Base, Refractor,Purple Refractor, Green Refractor, Orange Refractor, Diamond Refractor, Blue Wave Refractor, Pulsar Refractor, STS Camo Refractor /499, BCA Pink Refractor /399, Black Refractor /299, Blue Refractor /199, Sepia Refractor /99, Gold Refractor /50, Red Refractor /25, SuperFractor 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1 

2015 Topps football chase so far,
Base,Purple, Gold /2015, BCA Pink /499, STS Camo /399, 60th Anniversary Red Foil /60 , Platinum 1/1  and Printing Plates 1/1.

Neither chase is very far yet, not sure they will go that far either, but who knows what may come my way. That's how a lot of these chases begin.

Friday, July 30, 2021

RAK Monday Adds

 Every Monday on Twitter, I run a RAK Monday where you post up wants and others try to help you out. If you are chosen to be helped out, you must pass it on to someone else. Or just give and not take, that's always great too.

Usually the thread goes pretty well and I see a good amount of both. I also join in and receive as well as the administrator of the thread.

One of my last Monday's I got a solid haul from @dtgordo.
Odell Beckham Jr. I really miss Odell, just not his antics. I am hoping their top pick in this years draft Kadarius Toney can be of similar in play style.

Anyone miss Upper Deck NFL cards yet...(I miss Osi's pass rushing)

Because I do.  They were always creative with their products.

Thanks again to @dtgordo for the mail day. I appreciate it. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

It's About Time

Every year, there are certain things I look forward to.

Family coming up from afar.


My garden and flower garden.


The first snow.

Football season.

The first football card release.

The first NFL card release.

The first football card release where new players are in their uniforms.


Here comes 2021 Prestige that puts the Giants biggest offseason acquisition into Big Blue,
Kenny Golladay finally wearing the right uniform. No more of those Lions colors. I was finally able to acquire one in a blaster box break I did.

I also added these two as well.
Jabrill Peppers

and Pro Bowl TE Evan Engram. I still don't get how he got that vote when other Giants were much more deserving and were snubbed.

I also found that Golladay is also featured in 2021 Luminance in Giants colors that I will need as well. I just hope Panini will hurry up and get Kadarius Toney in blue as well.

Do you guys like seeking new players in your teams colors like me?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021


In the last part of my Dave Brown pickups from the 90's, today we are tackling one my first 1997 Collectors Edge Marauders.

This was one of those inserts I had hoped to find in packs but no such luck.

When I got this card in from Burbank Sportcards Beckett Marketplace, where I saved 10% off by using code 15Burbank, I didn't know what to expect since I had never seen one before.

It was actually a really nice surprise.

The card is super thick and features a motion background that gives out a 3D vibe. 

There are two players on the card, one on each side, that I don't know what the connection is yet to them. Maybe there isn't one.

There are 25 cards in this set falling 1:20 in the Super Premium Packs only.

I am not sure if this would be a fun set to collect or not, but since I liked this one so much, who knows what I may do. But, for now, I plan to focus on grabbing some more 90's Giants inserts.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Giant Trade!

It's Sunday which means we are one more week closer to football and I am stoked for this upcoming season. If the Giants can stay healthy in the three preseason games, I feel they can make a push in this division. Of course a lot of that also falls on the shoulders on Daniel Jones who is the quarterback with the most to prove this season.

Recently, I did a HUGE trade with the great Valley Of Cards which gave both of us things we really wanted.

Today, I am showing off all of the Giants cards I landed in the deal while the rest of the trade will be shown off on the other blogs as it doesn't relate to Big Blue.
First up is this banger. A /20 White Sparkle from 2019 Prizm of Giants legend Lawrence Taylor.

Next card continues to grow my Eli Manning PC with this jersey card.

Next, another Evan Engram rookie autograph. I keep hoping he is going to show his full potential (though he made the Pro Bowl last year) but every time that happens, he drops an important catch in a game. I still feel his time is coming and he will explode.

The final card is this Sterling Shepard autograph. One of many I have of the Shep.

Big thanks goes out to my buddy Valley for the trade so I was able to add these Giants to my collection. I look forward to our next trade.

Some great additions today that I will need to update some numbers on overall. Hopefully I can tackle that soon and update my overall Giants collection on here before football season starts and I am overly distracted.

Saturday, July 24, 2021


There was always one team in the 90's the Giants played that gave me nightmares, that team, their rival the Dallas Cowboys.

Not only did the Cowboys always found a way to beat the Giants, sometimes embarrassingly, but it always felt that Emmitt Smith and Deion Sanders were the main reasons why.

Today's card came from 1997 Pro Line and features one of those said players.

Deion always found a way to hurt the Giants. Whether it was as a receiver, a kick/punt returner or as a defender. He was always a pain in the Giants side.

Of course a lot of the times having Dave Brown as your QB didn't help the Giants cause either. But, he did have a great game in the late 1996 matchup surprising the Cowboys with a 20-6 victory.

The Rivalries insert was made up of 20 cards and fell 1:35 packs. Dave Brown was the only Giant featured in the set.

I was able to add this card cheap at Burbank Sportcards Beckett Marketplace where I saved 10% by using code 15Burbank at checkout.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Rise Up!

2020 was a year we would like to all forget and I am sure one NY Giants RB would like to as well.

Last year was a rough one for Saquon Barkley. The first week against the Steelers was far from stellar and Week 2 wasn't any better. Especially since he got injured and tore his ACL putting him out for the entire 2020 season. I felt his pain since I tore mine in high school football.

Hopefully, he can Rise Up from the injury in 2021.

Rise Up was a memorabilia card in 2020 Score. I didn't add too many autograph or jersey cards of Giants in 2020 so adding some is in order and this one was a great start. 

This one I acquired in a larger trade from my father which I will show the remaining goods from that trade over at Cards Over Coffee.

My hope is that Saquon will be the same player as he was in 2018, his rookie year. It's hard to tell how a player with a major injury will play once they return. I just hope the Giants give him all the time he needs to heal completely before throwing him back out there.