Saturday, July 6, 2019

2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Century Red #13

   


I was able to add this parallel to the Hoard after much searching.  This is the Century Red card of Herschel,  from the 2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Set.

This card is serial numbered to 25, with this being #22.  It's funny how sometimes cards with extremely low serial runs, even one of one's, seem to come up for sale more quickly than the higher numbered runs.  

Such was the case here, but I can now chock it off my want list.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

2019 Leaf Ultimate Sports Ultimate Memorabilia 8 Purple #U8-12

   


This is Leaf's 2019 look at multi-player game used memorabilia cards.  Herschel is featured in this set in a couple different ways.
The card above features eight different former Dallas Cowboys stars, with a game used jersey swatch representing each player.  Herschel Walker shares the card with Emmitt Smith, Drew  Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tony Dorsett, Bob Hayes, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.

The Purple parallel shown above is serial numbered to 12.  This card is #4.  The serial number can be seen in the black border of the right side of the card front.
There are also the following: Base-#'d to 25;  Platinum-#'d to 5;  Red -#'d to 3; Silver-#'d to 2 and Gold-#'d to 1.

In addition, there is also an Ultimate Sports  Ultimate Patch 4 version.  In that set, Walker is featured with three other Heisman Trophy winners.  However, I doubt I will be seeking out any of those cards.
It's because of my own personal bias, but one of the other former Heisman winners is O.J. Simpson.  I just can't , in good conscience, collect cards of a person that I believe, murdered  two people.
That's not to say that there aren't some people in my collection with off field issues.  Michael Irvin, for example, had some shady behavior, to say the least, but the Simpson thing, especially as a Bills fan, will always stick in my craw.
That said, I do own two Simpson cards.  I'm trying to complete a 1973 Topps football set, and he is featured twice in that set, and I do have those cards.   However, I doubt I would ever spend money on any more Simpson cards.

A quick shout out to the two other Heisman winners who are featured with Herschel.  Earl Campbell and Eddie George.  I admire and respect both those guys.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

2015 Panini National Treasures Printing Plates Cyan #108

 


After nabbing this Cyan Printing Plate from Herschel's entry in the 2015 Panini National Treasures set, the Hoard now owns three of the four plates.  Black, Magenta and Cyan.  Only the Yellow version is not yet in the collection.

Like all printing plates, these are one of one issues.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Cracked Ice #41

   


This is the "Cracked Ice" version of the base set from 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate. Like the Bowl Ticket parallel, nowhere on the card are the words, "cracked ice".  The only thing that differentiates each parallel is the serial run.

Again, they're very hard to see on a scan.  The numbers are on the front, just to the right of the Panini Contenders logo.  Cracked Ice is numbered to 23, this particular card is #15.

Friday, June 21, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Cracked Ice Signatures #16

   


Here is a nice  Herschel Walker autographed card from the 2019 Panini series, which has been obtained by the Herschel Hoard.   It is the Cracked Ice Signatures card from the Draft Pick Contenders set.
These signed cards are serial numbered to 23, with this example being #22.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Building Blocks # 41

   


This is the Building Blocks parallel of Herschel's #41 card in the 2019 Panini Contenders Collegiate Draft Picks set.  These cards are serial numbered to 10, and this example is #8.  The serial numbers are almost impossible to see on a scan, but they are just to the right of the Contenders logo on the front.

Friday, June 14, 2019

1988 Topps Super Star Sticker Back Update (Thanks to Dawg Day Cards)


     Angus from Dawg Day Cards, helped me out with two more sticker back cards of Herschel Walker, which I am pleased to add to the Herschel Hoard.   First, here is the #43 version.
   


The stickers on this variation show running back, Joe Cribbs, then with the San Francisco 49ers and Troy Stradford, a running back with the Miami Dolphins.  I didn't know that Stradford was named Offensive Rookie of the Year that season.

The #44 card I received from Angus was:


These stickers are of Vai Sikahema, a running back/kick returner for the Phoenix Cardinals.  He hailed from Tonga.
Also shown is Harry Newsome, a punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Many thanks to Angus for these, and be sure and check out Dawg Day Cards, a great blog featuring Cleveland Browns cards, plus many others.

I was also fortunate to pick up these '88 Topps Stickerback Variations as well.  First:


A #43 card, with stickers of Chuck Long and Cornelius Bennett.  Long had a great college career at Iowa, barely losing the Heisman Trophy to Bo Jackson, but he didn't do much in the pros.  Bennett was a terrific linebacker for the Bills, one of the very best of that era, once you take Lawrence Taylor out of the equation.  A domestic violence issue in his post playing days,sadly marred his reputation.

I also nabbed this #44 Foil version:


This card features Kenny Easley, safety extraordinaire, for the Seattle Seahawks, and Charles White, then with the L.A. Rams.  White was a Heisman winner in college, and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but drug issues plagued him during his time in the NFL.

There are probably more varieties of #'s 43 and #44 out there.  I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled.