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.