Monday, December 30, 2019

1989 Collegiate Collection Georgia # 80 Herschel Walker Front/Back Variation


I came across this card on EBay.   The unusual thing about it is that in the checklist for this set, the 1989 Collegiate Collection, Georgia Bulldogs, # 80 is listed as Anderson Johnson, a quarterback.

But Johnson's card is actually an uncorrected error:

As you see, the picture on the front is still Herschel, yet the name on the card front is Anderson Johnson.  Further, the stats on the reverse are Johnson's.

I don't know if the original # 80 in the set was supposed to be Walker's or Anderson's.

Herschel has four other cards in the set, #'s 9, 49, 178 and 195, each is already in the Hoard.

I brought this card image to the TCDB guys, and they have now listed it as an official variation.

I'm glad to add this card to the Herschel Hoard.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

1992 Wild Card Bonanza! (and a top ten most wanted, found!)

     The Wild Card sets of the early '90's are some of the toughest for a single player collector to find.  It was a gimmick set that used "stripe" denominations off the base card, such as 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or even 1,000.

    I guess the idea was that if you pulled a denomination card, you could go to your local card shop(remember them?) and trade it for as many Wild Card trading cards as the denomination you had.

     In any case, the idea never caught on, and the Wild Card company soon went out of business.  Like many cards of that era, they didn't hold a lot of value.  However, if you collect cards of a particular player, some of the denominations and varieties can be almost impossible to find.

     Along with the different denominations, there are subsets off the base set, such as Running Wild, Force Field and Stat Smashers.  Further, among those, there are gold and silver parallels.

    Recently I was fortunate to hit upon a lode of '92 Herschel Walker Wild Cards that until now, were blank spaces at the Herschel Hoard.

     Here is what I got:  The first is one on my top ten most wanted cards list.

     1. 1992 Wild Card Field Force  10 Stripe

1992 Wild Card Field Force 20 Stripe

1992 Wild Card Field Force Silver 10 Stripe

1992 Wild Card Field Force Silver 20 Stripe

1992 Wild Card Field Force Silver 5 Stripe

I've been collecting Herschel Walker cards a long time, and to pick up as many of these at once is a rare find.   Happy Collecting!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

1992 Wild Card Field Force Gold 20 Stripe # 21


This is a 1992 Wild Card Field Force Gold 20 Stripe card of Herschel Walker.   These Wild Card striped versions are very tough to find, especially in the Field Force or Running Wild subsets.

What differentiates the Gold version from the regular is the gold flecking in the left hand border.  Sometimes it's tough to see in a scan, but with the card in hand, it's easier to see.

The "20" is shown in the diagonal black band on the lower left of the card front.  Again, it is kind of tough to see in the scan.

I'm extremely happy to add this card to the Herschel Hoard.

Friday, December 6, 2019

2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection- Ultimate Triple Patch #UJ3-JCW Bo Jackson/Earl Campbell/Herschel Walker


It's been awhile since I posted at the Herschel Hoard.   Truthfully, I haven't seen anything come up for sale that I didn't already have.

Don't get me wrong.  There are many cards of Herschel that I'm still looking for.   But someone has to want to part with them before I can add them to the Hoard.

In any case, I did come across this variation of the 2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Triple Patch set.

This is the set that features Herschel along with two other Heisman winners.  A player worn swatch is included from each.

In this version, Walker is shown with Earl Campbell and Bo Jackson.   In some of the other versions, he is shown with Barry Sanders or Billy Sims.

This one is serial numbered 18 out of 25.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

2019 Leaf Ultimate Sports Ultimate Memorabilia 8 Silver #U8-12


This is the silver parallel in the 2019 Leaf Ultimate Memorabilia 8 set, for card #U8-12.

That particular card features Herschel Walker, along with seven other Dallas Cowboy greats. Emmitt Smith, Drew Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tony Dorsett, Bob Hayes, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.

The silver version is serial numbered to just 2, with this being #1.

The base version, which is #'d to 25, along with the purple(#'d to 12, are already in the Hoard.  There is also a platinum (#'d to 5), a red(#'d to 3) and a gold version(#'d to 1).

Thursday, November 7, 2019

2018 Panini Flawless Canary Yellow Diamond #76


This is a Canary Yellow Diamond card from the 2018 Panini Flawless collection.  There are now 7 of these jeweled cards in the Herschel Hoard.

This baby is serial numbered to just 3, and this is example #3.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Herschel Hoard Seek of the Week

     1996 Pacific  Red  and  Silver  parallels  #298

    I have the base card, and not too long ago picked up the blue, but so far, the red and silver parallels have eluded me.     The back of the card is the same for all cards. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Herschel Hoard Seek of the Week

     2019 Leaf In the Game Used -Franchise Favorites 6 Relics Purple # FRF 15


This is another new entry from Leaf, which I'm on the lookout for to add to the Hoard.  This card features 6 Dallas legends:  Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Bob Lilly, Michael Irvin, Bob Hayes and Herschel Walker.

This is the Purple version, shown here and serial numbered to 20.  The serial # is hard to see on this image, but it is in the lower middle, between the names of Hayes and Walker.

There are at least 6 versions of this card in addition to purple.  Gold, silver, magenta, platinum blue, red and a base relics card.

Friday, October 25, 2019

2012 Upper Deck Exquisite - Legacy Bookmark Jersey Autographs #ELBM6 Bo Jackson/Herschel Walker


This is a high end card from the 2012 Upper Deck Exquisite Legacy Bookmark line.  The card, or cards really, has four sides and opens up like a little book.

Above is what you'd see as the front cover if it was closed.  As can be seen, it features both Bo Jackson and Herschel on the cover.  You can also see that it's serial numbered to just 10, with this example being #2.

When the card is opened up, both players autographs and jersey swatches are revealed:

Finally, on the back cover, we have this:

I was always a big fan of Bo as well as Herschel, so I am pleased to be able to add this fancy card of two Heisman winners to the Herschel Hoard.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Herschel Hoard Seek of the Week

   I thought I would return to my Seek of the Week feature, which I have discussed before.  This is where I post a photo of a card front, which is not currently in the Hoard, but is on my radar.

   The images are courtesy of COMC.  Check out my  The featured card this week is:


This is a 2008 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection  Ultimate Eight Jersey # UEJ7.   The card features jersey swatches of 8 popular Dallas Cowboys players, including Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, Tony Romo, Marion Barber, Terrell Owens, Felix Jones and of course, our man, Herschel Walker.

This card image, and most other SOTW images are from COMC's sold out section.  Meaning, the cards aren't available for sale at the present time.  I can only get an image of the card fronts, so I couldn't show Walker, who is on the reverse of this one.

The card is serial numbered to 10.   I hope it someday makes its way into the Hoard.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1988 Topps Box Bottoms Checklist Letter P


I'm really not big on checklists at the Hoard,  but because this card features a photo of Herschel Walker and Dave Rimington,  I decided to post it.

There were 15 different box bottom cards,  not including the checklist, which featured two players of the era on one card.  Herschel and Nebraska legendary center, Dave Rimington can be seen on the checklist front, in the second row, third card down.

The checklists are not numbered, but are lettered.   The "P" in this example can be seen in the top left corner of the card back.

I have the two player card in the Hoard already,  but I am seeking what is known as a box bottom panels card of Walker.  This was a four card set.  Herschel is shown along with Rimington, Jim Plunkett, Randy White, Charles White, Jim Ritcher, Brad Budde and Bruce Clark.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2019 Panini Absolute Cleat Combos #6 Emmitt Smith/Herschel Walker


Another issue from the current year makes its way into the Herschel Hoard.  This is a 2019 Panini Absolute Cleat Combos #6 card, featuring Dallas Cowboys greats, Emmitt Smith and Herschel Walker.

The card features a game used swatch of material from each player.  These cards are serial numbered in runs of 49 or less.  This example is from the run of 11 or less, with this card being #5.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

2018 Panini Flawless Platinum #76 One of One


In keeping with the Panini Flawless theme, here is the 2018 Panini Flawless Platinum card, from the sealed, encased Flawless line.

This card is a one of one, which can be seen in script, just to the right of the word Flawless, on the card front.    The Hoard needs only the Emerald(serial #'d to 5) and the Canary Yellow(serial #'d to 3), to complete Herschel's run in the set.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

2018 Panini Flawless Sapphire #76


The Herschel Hoard is pleased to add another card from the 2018 Panini Flawless collection.   These sealed, encased cards include an actual jewel.

This is the Sapphire edition, which is serial numbered to 15, with this example being #12.  This is the 785th different Herschel Walker card in my collection, as I inch closer to 800.

Also in the Hoard from this set are: Ruby, Diamond and Chocolate Diamond.   There is also a Flawless Collegiate set.  I have one of those, which features Herschel in his Georgia uniform.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Printing Plates Yellow #33 One of One


The Herschel Hoard is pleased to add another One of One Printing Plate.  This is the Yellow Plate from the 2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate set.    Herschel has two different card #'s in this set, 13 and 33.  This is the third printing plate from this series that I own.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

1994 Stadium Club Super Bowl XXIX Embossed #33


I am very pleased to add this tough to find card to the Herschel Hoard.  This is a 1994 Stadium Club Super Bowl Embossed card, #33 of Herschel Walker.   This card was initially available at the January 1995 Super Bowl card show in Miami.

The Super Bowl XXIX logo is embossed on the card front, just above the RB.  Unlike the Super Teams cards from this set, the logos are not in gold foil, and you almost have to have the card in hand in order to see the embossing.

Here is the blurb on the card from Beckett: "Collectors who attended the 1995 N.F.L. Experience Super Bowl Card Show in Miami could trade five Topps products wrappers for a 5-card cellophane pack of this issue.  The cards are essentially a parallel to the 1994 Stadium Club release embossed with the XXIX Super Bowl logo in the lower left corner of the card front.  Just the first two series of the set were issued with this embossed logo.  Note that the embossed logo does not contain gold foil like the Super Teams Super Bowl redemption cards."

These cards don't pop up very often, so it's a great find for me.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate - Legacy Cracked Ice #18 Fran Tarkenton/Herschel Walker


The Hoard has added the Cracked Ice version of Herschel Walker's dual card with Fran Tarkenton, from the 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate-Legacy set.

This card is serial numbered to 23, with this example being #19.  I now have all the Tarkenton/Walker cards from this set, except for the Championship version, which is a one of one.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

2015 Panini Immaculate Immaculate Numbers Memorabilia #43


The Herschel Hoard acquired this sharp game used memorabilia card from 2015.  It is part of the Panini Immaculate   Immaculate Numbers set.  Herschel Walker's card # in the set is 43.  This card is serial numbered to 99, with this being #52.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

2019 Leaf Ultimate Sports Ultimate Memorabilia 8 #U8-12


The Herschel Hoard welcomes another from the 2019 Leaf Ultimate Sports  Ultimate Memorabilia 8 set.  I already have one of these cards, which features jersey swatches from 8 Dallas Cowboy greats.  Herschel is there, along with Emmitt Smith, Drew Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tony Dorsett, Bob Hayes, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.

The other card from this set, the purple edition, which is in the Hoard,  was serial numbered to 12.  This one is numbered through 25, with this being #7.  The serial numbers are on the card front, in the black border on the right.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

2006 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Material Red #TOT-60


I was able to obtain another card of Herschel Walker from this set, which has plenty to choose from.  The 2006 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade featured, Material cards, with a game worn item swatch;  Double Material, with two swatches,  as well as cards with no swatches in Black, Black Spectrum, Blue and Blue Spectrum.

The Tools of the Trade cards with memorabilia swatches were: Black Spectrum, Double Black Spectrum, Blue, Double Blue Spectrum and Material Red and Double Material Red.

The card shown is the Material Red, with a single swatch.  These were serial numbered to 100, with this example being # 16.

From what I can tell, there are 12 possible different Walker cards in this set, of which 5 are in the Hoard.  They don't come up for sale too often.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Silhouettes Prime Signatures #SS-HW


This is the Prime Signatures version of Herschel Walker's card, in the 2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Silhouettes set.
The Prime versions are serial numbered to just 5.  This example is #1.

The other version of the Silhouette Signatures cards are serial numbered to 34.  That example is already in the Hoard, and I'm pleased to have this card join it.