Monday, January 29, 2018

Please Visit These Single Player Blog Sites

       I put up a few single player collector's blog sites in my links at top right.  If you can, visit these sites, they are very well put together.  I always enjoy hearing from other single player collectors, no matter the sport.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Herschel Hoard Seek of the Week 1/28/18

2006 Press Pass Legends Legendary Legacy Platinum Autographs #5

I am still on the lookout for this Platinum version of the 2006 Press Pass Legendary Legacy autographed card of Herschel Walker.
The base card, and two of the non numbered cards(both blue and red ink signatures) are in the Hoard, but I've yet to obtain this version, which is serial numbered to 25.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Herschel Hoard Seek of the Week 1/21/18

1992 Wild Card Field Force 10 Stripe   #21
    Many of the "stripe" versions of the Wild Card set are difficult to find.   Even more so, when it's  in either the "Running Wild",  "Field Force",  or "Stat Smashers" subset.

     I'm still trying to locate this 10 stripe card.   Image is courtesy of

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2012 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Gold #ST-HW

   One of, I think, the best looking autographed cards in the Herschel Hoard.  I had a chance to add the regular 2012 Sign of the Times card some months back, but I waited too long and lost out.

    So here is the gold version of the base card.  Even better, because it's serial numbered to just 10. This example, as can be seen on the card front, is #2.  Welcome aboard!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Herschel Hoard Seek of the Week 1/14/18

2006 Press Pass Legends Autographs  #HEWA
   This is another autographed card of Herschel that I would like to add to the Hoard.  I also still need the Emerald parallel, and the alumni association parallel, featuring Herschel and Fran  Tarkenton, to fill in all the cards that feature Walker in this particular set.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Super Patch #USJ-HW


I grabbed this 2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Super Patch card depicting Herschel.  These are thick memorabilia cards, which, being serial numbered to 25, are a little tougher to find.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

     I learned a lesson today.  Sometimes you want something so bad, your mind molds the image you see into what you wish it to be, rather than what it is.  A mirage, so to speak.

     For a long time here at the Herschel Hoard; I've been trying to acquire a 1994 Upper Deck Electric Gold #262 card of Herschel Walker.  The Electric Silver version is already in my collection.

    A few days ago, I came across the card below on EBay.  This was the image I saw on the seller's page.

     Boy, that "electric" in script at the bottom sure looked gold in color to me.  Now I can't blame the seller at all.  The card was clearly advertised as the Electric Silver version.  The price was reasonable, and  the sales page said "only 1 left in stock".  I messaged the seller to ask about the actual coloring of the lettering, but I never heard back.  Could this be the elusive gold card, just mislabeled?

    I kept hearing that "only 1 left" over and over again, and as it was under a $5 purchase, I took a chance and pulled the trigger on it.

      Here is the card that I received today:
     That one sure looks a lot more silver to me.  Now again,  I'm not blaming the seller at all. Certainly there was no intent to deceive.  As I indicated, it was clearly marked silver, and I took the chance.  Just a reminder to me to be more diligent in the future. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Herschel Hoard Seek of the Week 1/7/18

2008 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection   Ultimate Eight Jerseys UE-J7


This multi player card contains a jersey swatch of eight players from a particular team's past. In this example; it's the Dallas Cowboys card.  Along with Herschel Walker, who is shown on the reverse side; the card features:  Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, Tony Romo, Marion Barber, Terrell Owens and Felix Jones.

The card has a jersey swatch from each player. Walker, Jones, Barber and Owens are shown on the reverse side; which, unfortunately, I don't have an image of.  Perhaps someday, this card will find its way into the Herschel Hoard.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends Autographs #65


     Just added to the Hoard, another sweet autographed card of Herschel.  This is a short printed, 2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends Autographs #65.  The base card of this set is already in my collection.

     This card is also a bit unusual as the front is horizontal, but the back is vertical.  Some card sets are made this way, but not a lot.