Sunday, February 25, 2024

2022 Panini Mosiac No Huddle Pink/Gold#236



     This card is part of the "No Huddle" version of the Panini Mosiac football series. I'm not entirely sure, but I think some refer to this as "Disco", probably because of the little bubbles on the front. Walker's card is #236 in the series. The pink is serial numbered to 20, with this being #14.



            Here is the Gold parallel of Herschel's No Huddle card. These are slightly tougher to find, as they are numbered to just 10. This one is #6, shown on top left of card back.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

2022 Panini Illusions Elusive Ink #EI-HW



          Here is another sharp autographed card of Herschel, which has made its way into the Hoard. This is the base version of the 2022 Panini Illusions Elusive Ink card. This version is serial numbered to 25, with this being #1 in the run.

          The Elusive Ink series has several parallels. There is Red, numbered to 15; Blue, numbered to 10; Black, numbered to 8; Gold, numbered to 5; Green, numbered to 3 and Purple, which is a 1 of 1.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

2023 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Brilliance Blue Ice/Orange/Mojo/Black Gold

      I was able to obtain four more cards of Herschel Walker, in the 2023 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Brilliance line.

      First, a Blue Ice, serial numbered to 99.



          The serial number is tough to see on these. It's on the card back, just above Walker's name on the left.

          Next in the run is the orange version.





          I do like the look of the Brilliance series. Also in the run is a White Sparkle. It is not numbered, but I assume it's a short print, because I haven't seen any come up for sale. Also, there is a Gold, which is serial numbered to 10 and finally, a Gold Vinyl, which is a one of one.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Emerald #13



       I'd like to welcome to the Herschel Hoard, a 2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Emerald #13. This is a very low serial numbered card(2 of 5). I've done pretty well in closing out Walker cards in this set. I only lack the one of ones and even have five of the seven printing plates available, which are all one of ones.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

2021 Panini Flawless Collegiate Campus Legends Signatures #CLS-HW



          I was able to obtain a nice autographed card of Herschel, for the Hoard. This is a 2021 Panini Flawless Collegiate Campus Legends Signatures card. This is the Ruby parallel, which is serial numbered to 15. There is a base card, numbered to 25; the Gold, numbered to 10; the Emerald, numbered to 5 and a Platinum, which is a One of One.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Most Wanted Hoard Examples Featuring Other Players(Part Two)

      Picking up from last week's post, here are #'s 6 through 10 card examples from my most wanted list.

Again, as I don't have Herschel Walker's card in any of these sets, these show other examples in the cards I'm shooting for.




     These silver parallels of the 1996 Pacific set are very tough to find. They were inserted in special retail packs. There is a blue and a red version, along with the bronze base card. It took me several years to locate the red, which were inserted 9:37 retail packs, yet the silver eludes me. Walker's card in this set is #298.




        Curtis Martin's #13 card makes the cut as an example of what I'm looking for, but only with Herschel Walker pictured. Really, the only difference between this and the 1996 Summit card, which I have, is that the words, "Artist Proof" are printed inside the oval on the card front. Try and find one, though. Herschel is #133 in this set.




          These are extremely rare cards. Inserted one in every 360 hobby packs, the cards have silver foil lettering at the top and silver foil stamping on the lower left front. Also, on the back, are the words, "Rare Traditions", just beneath the player statistics. There are currently only two examples of this card on the TCDB. Marcus Allen's, shown here and Dan Marino's. It is only a 12 card set. Walker is #9.




     The Stadium Club, One of a Kind, insert, is one of two 1997 Herschel Walker cards, which I have just not been able to put my hands on. He is #138 in both sets. These were inserted one in every 48 hobby packs and one in every 30 jumbo packs. The words: "One of a Kind" appear on the card front, just under the Stadium Club logo.




     I'll use Natrone Means as an example of what I seek as my final, top ten most wanted Herschel card. That is the 1997 Stadium Club Pro Bowl. These are what's called a partial parallel. Which is to say, not every card in the base set has one of these in the Pro Bowl series. Only even numbered cards from 2-340 come in this variety. The front has a gold "Pro Bowl" stamp in the bottom left of the card front. As in the previous, "One of a Kind" set, Walker's # is 138.

     That wraps up my examples of my Most Wanted list. As always, I'll keep my eyes open and maybe I'll get lucky down the road.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Most Wanted Hoard Card Examples Featuring Other Players(Part One)

          I thought I would make a post showing examples of the cards in my Top Ten Most Wanted List, but featuring other players. Obviously, I don't currently have Herschel's card in any of these sets, or, by definition, they wouldn't be "most wanted".

         I'll list the first five today and the second five, next week.





          This card is Dan Marino's #19, while Herschel Walker is #21 in the '92 Wild Card Field Force series. The number 5 is nearly impossible to see in this scan, but is easily read when the card is in hand. I should mention that I don't own any of these cards. They are all taken from scans that members have posted on the TCDB.

          Actually, I am missing several stripe versions of Walker's cards in the Wild Card sets. I just picked this one for the Most Wanted list.




          In the regular, numbered version of this set, the cards were serial numbered to 500 and the number was shown on the card back, just beneath the statistics. Some cards without the serial numbers were released. Collectors could send those cards back in and receive a properly numbered card. However, the unnumbered ones are much scarcer today. Brett Favre's card is #71, seen in upper right of card back. Walker's # in the set is 147.




          This is a card I really like the look of. I sure would like to find Herschel's version of it. The die cut across the top looks sharp and I also like the big player names on the bottom. Terry Matcalf is #12, top right, card back. Walker is #147 in this set as well.




          All time great, Junior Seau graces card #63 in this set. The Herschel Walker card I seek is #58. The Diamond version is the only one not already in the Hoard. I have the Die Cuts base version, along with the Bronze, Gold and Silver parallels.




          These oversized cards came in a base version, in which the lettering was blue and also in red, copper, gold and platinum parallel versions. I have the blue, red and copper, but lack the gold or platinum. Walker is #88 in the set, while Tim Brown, pictured here, is #81, coincidentally, his uniform number.

     Hopefully I can find the Herschel Walker examples of these cards in the future.