Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2012 Sportkings Series E

I've always been a fan of retro cards, including Sportkings, but until now, Rickey's never been included in one of their releases. As of the Series E release in May, however, I'll have a few new cards to track down.

I had to crop this image from the sell sheet, so it's not the best quality, but it gives you a pretty good idea about what the card will look like. Along with the base card above, there will also be a mini version, and silver and gold mini parallels limited to 7 and 3 copies each, respectively. There also looks to be a new parallel with this release, "Premium Back" cards, which each contain a single letter, and can be combined to spell "Sportkings" to be redeemed for special insert cards.

Here's the full version of the sell sheet, which gives you a few more details about the set. Collecting all of the mini parallels would prove to be difficult (and expensive), but I hope to at least be able to add a base card and mini to my Rickey collection when they are released in a few months.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Favorites from the month of February

I was actually on top of things last month, and scanned the new additions to my collection as I received them. But, I forgot to actually post the pictures, which kind of negates being prepared. Here's some of my favorite pick-ups from the past month, with the HD Platinum probably being at the top of the list. The Topps HD parallels are impossible to find (I think this is only the 2nd one I've seen on eBay in the past 3-4 years), and I managed to get a great deal on this one!

2011 ITG Heroes and Prospects Heroes Jerseys Silver #26 S2 PR/150

2005 Leaf Certified Materials Fabric of the Game A's Jsy 98 #/50

2003 Donruss Elite Aspirations 168 #/65

2000 Topps HD Platinum 42 #/99

2003 Donruss Classics Timeless Tributes 70 #/100

2004 Leaf Exhibits 1939-46 Best Wishes Left Second Edition 39