Sunday, August 26, 2018

2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Triple Patch #UJ3-SJW


I'm taking a little break from the 2018 Panini sets,(though I have more to add), to feature another card I just picked up.   This is from the 2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection.  This memorabilia series features college stars in their respective uniforms.

There are a number of varieties.  Duals, with two players, triples, with three, and quads, with four players shown.  Herschel is on cards with Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson, as shown here; and he is also featured with Earl Campbell and Billy Sims.  

This is my fifth card in the set that shows Walker with another player.  This particular issue is serial numbered to 25, with this being #17.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Immaculate Ink Duals Fran Tarkenton/Herschel Walker #93


Continuing with the 2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate set, here is an Immaculate Ink Dual card, autographed by two Georgia legends.  Fran Tarkenton and Herschel.
This card has a low serial # of just 10, with this being card #1.

Welcome to the Herschel Hoard!

Monday, August 13, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Jumbo Patch Autograph #25


Here is another autographed/memorabilia  Herschel Walker card, which just made its way into the Hoard.  As explained previously, despite the card back showing the date as 2015, this came out of a 2018 Panini Immaculate pack.

This card has a low serial run of just 10, with this being the #1.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Numbers #43


This is Herschel's card in the "Numbers" subset of the 2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate set.  The numbers refer to the player's jersey #, and the cards are serial numbered to that amount.  Hence, in Walker's case, his card is serial numbered to 34, with this example being #27.   The card contains a jersey swatch.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate #19 Red Parallel


This is one of the red parallels from the 2018 Panini Immaculate base set.  It is serial numbered to 49,  with this example being #20.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Herschel Walker


Panini continues to confuse the crap out of me with their checklists.  This latest addition to the hoard is an autographed swatch card of Herschel, from a 2018 Panini Immaculate pack.  However, the date on the reverse is 2015, and the card # is 8, which is not Walker in any of the online checklists I've seen.

It is serial #'d 15 of 49, which I guess makes it one of the Collegiate Collection update cards.  I'm honestly not sure.  It is a nice looking card, though, and I'm glad to welcome it to the Hoard.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Collegiate #19 (My Consolation Prize)

     Here's an update to my last post regarding my first case break adventure, and how poorly it went for me.

     Today I received my "consolation prize".  It's the base card of Herschel from this set.


The base cards are serial numbered to 99.   The parallels are: Red- #'d to 49;  Blue-#'d to 10;  Gold-#'d to 5; and Platinum's which are 1 of 1's.

If I don't think about the price I paid for this card, I'm pleased with it.  It's a Herschel card I didn't have, and it's from a brand new set.

That said, I will never enter a case or box break auction again.  I really think I had a better chance of actually playing in the N.F.L., than pulling, or rather, watching a guy pull, a high end Walker autograph, or memo. card.

At first I was a little bitter, thinking perhaps, that the seller took advantage of me. But in hindsight, no body put a gun to my head and made me bid what I did.  I certainly have overpaid for cards before, after all, cardboard has no intrinsic value.  Instead of getting mad when I view this card, instead I will take it as a reminder of caveat emptor.