Sunday, December 30, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Blue #19


I was able to obtain another parallel in the 2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate set.  This is the blue example, which is serial numbered to just 10.  This card is #1.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas From The Herschel Hoard 2005 Topps All American #A-HW


I received a nice present for Christmas.  This is the 2005 regular autographed version of the Topps All American card of Herschel Walker.  Not long ago, I received the Chrome Refractor version.

Things have been a little slow at the Hoard, so I was happy to get this.  Happy Holidays Everyone.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

2018 Panini Flawless Collegiate #40


The 2018 Panini Flawless Collegiate set features cards of various college legends.  The cards are encased, as a graded card would be.  I have several slabbed Herschel cards in the Hoard, whether graded or not, but I'm not really a big fan.

They're much harder to store, for one thing; and I always like having the actual card in hand, as long as you're careful.

Anyhow, as Panini is wont to do, this set has several color variations based on the serial number.  This particular example is #19 of 20.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

2005 Topps All American Chrome Refractors Autographs #A-HW


I've been trying to acquire one of the autographed versions of Herschel's 2005 Topps All American card for a long time.  There are a couple different types, the regular, which is the same as the base card, except signed; and the refractor version.

I tried to snag the regular autographed version twice, but was outbid both times.  Then this chrome refractor version became available and I jumped on it.

This series is numbered to 55, with this being #49.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2015 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Century Blue #108 One of One


Following on the heels of my last post, which was the 2015 Panini Century Black; here is the Century Blue card.  I'm always happy and grateful to add a One of One to the Herschel Hoard.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

2015 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Century Black #108


A while back, I posted an example of the base version of this card.  Here is the Century Black version, which has a low serial number of 5.  This card is #4.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Silhouettes Signatures #SS-HW


Another sharp looking autographed card from the Panini line joins the Herschel Hoard.  This is a 2018 National Treasures Collegiate Silhouettes Signatures card of Mr. Walker.
The card features a jersey swatch as well as an autograph.  It is serial numbered to 34, with this card being #32.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Two More 2018 Panini Illusions Elliott/Walker Parallels

     I was able to pick up a couple more parallel cards from the 2018 Panini Illusions set.  These cards feature a modern player, and an old school player, who have something in common.

    In this case, it's Ezekiel Elliott and Herschel Walker.  Here is the green version, serial numbered to 99:   

     Next is the black version, which is serial numbered to 25.

     I'm still lacking the pink version, which is serial numbered to 75; and the purple, which is a one of one, to complete the subset.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Top Ten Most Wanted Herschel Walker Card Captured!


1995 Pacific Blue #338

I've been looking for this parallel card for a very long time.  The base card and the platinum version are already in the Hoard, but I never thought I'd come across the blue one.

This is only the second item from my most wanted list that I've been able to score. The first was a Pro Mags card that I got back in May, 2018.

This cards slot on the top ten list has been removed and replaced with a 1997 Score Dallas Cowboys Premiere Club #13.

A real good day at the Herschel Hoard!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2015 National Treasures Multi-Sport Heisman Quad Patch #25


Another addition to the Hoard, from the 2015 Panini National Treasures Multi-Sport line.  This card features a player worn swatch from 4 different Heisman winners, Herschel included.

The others are, Marcus Allen, Doug Flutie and Vinny Testaverde.  This card is serial numbered to 99, with this being #21.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Two More Panini Printing Plates featuring Herschel Walker

     I was fortunate to pick up a couple more printing plates from cards that featured Herschel.

     The first is from the 2015 Panini Multi Sport set, card #108.

Next is a plate from the 2018 Panini National Treasures set, card # 13.

I'm always excited to add these 1 of 1 Printing Plates to the Hoard.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

2013 Upper Deck 1995 SP Inserts Autographs #95SP-14


This card is from the somewhat calmer days, when, if there was an autographed card to be collected,  it looked just like the base card, but was signed.

That's the case with this 2013 Upper Deck Autographed SP example.  It's a sharp looking example of Herschel, shown carrying the football for Georgia.

The base card, which is already in the Hoard is the same, save for no autograph, and the back has stats, instead of the " congratulations , you have received an autographed card" message.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

2018 Panini Illusions #82 Ezekiel Elliot/Herschel Walker

     This is a dual card set, featuring a current player, in this case Ezekiel Elliot, with an old time player, which, of course, is Herschel Walker.

   I have the base card, plus three parallel versions, which I'll show all together here.  First is the base card:   

Next is the gold example, which is serial numbered to 499.  Mine is #158.

Then the blue version.  Serial numbered to 249, this one being #112.

And the last one I have for the time being, the red, which is serial numbered to 199, with this being #111.

Of course, Panini being Panini, there are several more examples.  How about Green- ser #'d to 99; Pink-ser #'d to 75;  Black-ser#'s to 25 and Purple, which is a one of one.

As the card back shows, the reason these two players were paired up, is that they are two of only five Cowboys in history, who have ever had at least 350 touches in a season.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate 2017 Update #8 (serial #'d to 25)


The Trading Card Database lists this as a 2018 Panini Immaculate,  but from the 2017 Update.  Those guys seem to know their stuff, so I'll go with what they say.

I previously posted about a parallel of this card which is already in the Hoard.  It is the same design, also autographed by Herschel, the only difference is the fact that this one is serial numbered to 25, this being #23; and the previous card featured was serial numbered to 49.

Another slight difference is the color of the border around the game used material.  In this instance it's gold and in the previous version it was black.   There is also a 1 of 1 version of this card.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

2015 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Century Silver #108


I posted the base card of this set a while back.  That card was serial numbered to 99.  This Century Silver example is serial numbered to 25, this being #20.  In the case of Herschel Walker, the card numbers are always 108 in this set.

But that's not all.  There is also, Century Gold(ser #'d to 10); Century Black(ser #'d to 5); and Century Blue(ser #'d to 1).   Not to mention four potential printing plate one of one's.

In any case, I can check off another Panini Herschel card as it makes it's way into the Hoard.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

2005 Donruss Significant Signatures Platinum #114


This is the final autographed Herschel card I needed from this particular set.  The 2005 Donruss Significant Signatures set features signed cards of each player in either Bronze(serial # to 100), Silver(# to 75), Gold(# to 50), or Platinum(# to 25).

The other three are already in the Hoard, and I am now pleased to add the Platinum version(serial # 3 of 25, to the mix.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

2018 Panini National Treasures #33 One of One


I picked this up on EBay at a good price.  It looks to be a legitimate one of one card of Herschel Walker.  It's basically a one off of this card:

This is the "Emerald" example of the base card, which is serial numbered to 5.

The patch on the front is ripped, which probably explains the price.  Admittedly, the eye appeal of the top card is not great, but I'll take it.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

2012 SPx Super Scripts Autographs #SSHW


This sharp looking autographed card of Herschel, joins the Hoard.  It is a 2012 Super Scripts autograph from the SPX line of Upper Deck.

I had a chance to pick up this card about a year ago, but the deal fell through at the last minute.  I'm glad it came back around.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

1997 Score Dallas Cowboys Platinum Team #13


This card could have easily made my top ten most wanted list, had I known it existed.  I saw this baby up for sale, and nabbed it quick.  TCDB collectors told me it was just another of the many insert sets that Score had for football in 1997.

In fact, I was told of yet another insert from this set called, "Premier Club".  That set, and this one, feature 15 players from each team.  Herschel is card #13 in each set.  The fronts, I believe, are all the same photo, with various background differences.

As I've mentioned, adding a card to the Hoard, especially from Herschel's playing days, which I didn't know about previously, pleases me to no end.