Friday, June 30, 2017

2013 Ultimate Collection Bo Jackson/ Herschel Walker Ultimate Patch UJ2-WJ

     A nice looking memorabilia card of two of the best power and speed guys to ever play college football.  Both Heisman winners to boot.
     This is card #596, as I try to get 600 different Herschel Walker cards.  It is serial numbered to 50, with this being #7.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Herschel's Anti-Drug Milk Carton Campaign

     In 1989, Herschel Walker was part of a campaign to try to keep America's youth off drugs.
That year, two dairy companies, Bridgeman of St. Paul, Minnesota; and Clover Farms, of Reading, Pa. put a message from Herschel on side panels of their milk cartons.

    This is the Bridgeman example, which I have in the Hoard:

     The message reads: "Dont Get Tackled by Drugs."
             "Hi, I'm running back Herschel Walker of the Dallas Cowboys. I was excited when I got the opportunity to play for the Cowboys, who are sometimes called "America's team" But when you think about it, we all play for America's team. And America's team doesn't have any room on it's roster for drugs. I'm big and strong and fast, yet I know that's not enough; it's going to take all of us working and playing as a team to stay drug-free. Join me. Don't get tackled by drugs.

      The Clover Farms examples are red and green, and there is also a purple side panel example.
    The message is the same on all variations.

Monday, June 19, 2017

2012 Exquisite Ensemble Dual Herschel Walker/Doug Flutie Autograph

     Card # 595 joins the Hoard.  This is a dual autographed card of two Heisman trophy winners. Herschel, of course, and Boston College legend, Doug Flutie. It's from the Exquiste Ensemble set from Upper Deck.
      It is serially numbered to 30, with this being the 20th in the series.

Friday, June 16, 2017

1991 Upper Deck Hologram Variations

  1991 Upper Deck Football, as well as baseball, had some variations as far as the hologram on the reverse of the card.
   I recently added two of these variant cards to the Herschel Hoard.

   I'll use the 1991 Upper Deck #99 card as an example. The front is the same on all versions.

     What follows is the most common reverse:
     Here is a close up of the hologram:
        Now here is the reverse of a #99 card with a different hologram;
      Notice the diamond like design. Though they say 1991,  these cards were actually made in 1992, as there is a small '92 inside the diamond.   These are much harder to find than the first type.  Here's another close up.
     I was able to pick up a #99 card, as well as a #346 Upper Deck card of Herschel, both with the harder to find, diamond hologram.  That's #'s 593 and 594, as far as total cards go.

     There is also a version which has a 1990 hologram.  I have been unable to locate any of these as yet.  Here is a close up of that hologram:
     I'll keep my eyes open, and hopefully will come across this example in the future.

Friday, June 9, 2017

#592 2006 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Prime TT29

     With pleasure, I add another Herschel Walker memorabilia card to the Hoard.  A 2006 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Prime card makes the grade at #592.

      This card was serial numbered to 30, of which this example is 22.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2012 SPx Shadow Slots Autograph SHHW

     I picked up another nice autographed card of Herschel for the Hoard.  This is a 2012 SPx Shadow Slots autographed card.
     There are only 20 cards in the set, so it's a tough find.  Welcome card #591 as I continue towards my goal of 600 different Herschel Walker cards.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

1992 Wild Card Field Force 1000 Stripe #21

     Wild Card was a card company in the early 1990's.   Aside from their base sets, they came up with a gimmick.  There would be "striped" versions of each card in varying denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1,000.

     The higher the denomination, the tougher the card was to acquire, or at least, that was the idea. There were subsets of the base set, such as Running Wild, or Stat Smashers, or in this example, Field Force.

     It never really caught on, and the company wasn't in business for long.  But now, for a single player collector, these stripe varieties can be very tough to come by.

     I was pleased, as I always am, to add a card from Herschel's active playing days, that I didn't own. It fills the bill nicely as card #590 in the Hoard.