Saturday, July 6, 2019

2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Century Red #13

   


I was able to add this parallel to the Hoard after much searching.  This is the Century Red card of Herschel,  from the 2018 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Set.

This card is serial numbered to 25, with this being #22.  It's funny how sometimes cards with extremely low serial runs, even one of one's, seem to come up for sale more quickly than the higher numbered runs.  

Such was the case here, but I can now chock it off my want list.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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

   


This is Leaf's 2019 look at multi-player game used memorabilia cards.  Herschel is featured in this set in a couple different ways.
The card above features eight different former Dallas Cowboys stars, with a game used jersey swatch representing each player.  Herschel Walker shares the card with Emmitt Smith, Drew  Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tony Dorsett, Bob Hayes, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.

The Purple parallel shown above is serial numbered to 12.  This card is #4.  The serial number can be seen in the black border of the right side of the card front.
There are also the following: Base-#'d to 25;  Platinum-#'d to 5;  Red -#'d to 3; Silver-#'d to 2 and Gold-#'d to 1.

In addition, there is also an Ultimate Sports  Ultimate Patch 4 version.  In that set, Walker is featured with three other Heisman Trophy winners.  However, I doubt I will be seeking out any of those cards.
It's because of my own personal bias, but one of the other former Heisman winners is O.J. Simpson.  I just can't , in good conscience, collect cards of a person that I believe, murdered  two people.
That's not to say that there aren't some people in my collection with off field issues.  Michael Irvin, for example, had some shady behavior, to say the least, but the Simpson thing, especially as a Bills fan, will always stick in my craw.
That said, I do own two Simpson cards.  I'm trying to complete a 1973 Topps football set, and he is featured twice in that set, and I do have those cards.   However, I doubt I would ever spend money on any more Simpson cards.

A quick shout out to the two other Heisman winners who are featured with Herschel.  Earl Campbell and Eddie George.  I admire and respect both those guys.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

2015 Panini National Treasures Printing Plates Cyan #108

 


After nabbing this Cyan Printing Plate from Herschel's entry in the 2015 Panini National Treasures set, the Hoard now owns three of the four plates.  Black, Magenta and Cyan.  Only the Yellow version is not yet in the collection.

Like all printing plates, these are one of one issues.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Cracked Ice #41

   


This is the "Cracked Ice" version of the base set from 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate. Like the Bowl Ticket parallel, nowhere on the card are the words, "cracked ice".  The only thing that differentiates each parallel is the serial run.

Again, they're very hard to see on a scan.  The numbers are on the front, just to the right of the Panini Contenders logo.  Cracked Ice is numbered to 23, this particular card is #15.

Friday, June 21, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Cracked Ice Signatures #16

   


Here is a nice  Herschel Walker autographed card from the 2019 Panini series, which has been obtained by the Herschel Hoard.   It is the Cracked Ice Signatures card from the Draft Pick Contenders set.
These signed cards are serial numbered to 23, with this example being #22.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Building Blocks # 41

   


This is the Building Blocks parallel of Herschel's #41 card in the 2019 Panini Contenders Collegiate Draft Picks set.  These cards are serial numbered to 10, and this example is #8.  The serial numbers are almost impossible to see on a scan, but they are just to the right of the Contenders logo on the front.

Friday, June 14, 2019

1988 Topps Super Star Sticker Back Update (Thanks to Dawg Day Cards)


     Angus from Dawg Day Cards, helped me out with two more sticker back cards of Herschel Walker, which I am pleased to add to the Herschel Hoard.   First, here is the #43 version.
   


The stickers on this variation show running back, Joe Cribbs, then with the San Francisco 49ers and Troy Stradford, a running back with the Miami Dolphins.  I didn't know that Stradford was named Offensive Rookie of the Year that season.

The #44 card I received from Angus was:


These stickers are of Vai Sikahema, a running back/kick returner for the Phoenix Cardinals.  He hailed from Tonga.
Also shown is Harry Newsome, a punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Many thanks to Angus for these, and be sure and check out Dawg Day Cards, a great blog featuring Cleveland Browns cards, plus many others.

I was also fortunate to pick up these '88 Topps Stickerback Variations as well.  First:


A #43 card, with stickers of Chuck Long and Cornelius Bennett.  Long had a great college career at Iowa, barely losing the Heisman Trophy to Bo Jackson, but he didn't do much in the pros.  Bennett was a terrific linebacker for the Bills, one of the very best of that era, once you take Lawrence Taylor out of the equation.  A domestic violence issue in his post playing days,sadly marred his reputation.

I also nabbed this #44 Foil version:


This card features Kenny Easley, safety extraordinaire, for the Seattle Seahawks, and Charles White, then with the L.A. Rams.  White was a Heisman winner in college, and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but drug issues plagued him during his time in the NFL.

There are probably more varieties of #'s 43 and #44 out there.  I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

2018 Panini Flawless #76 Diamond Parallel



                                   Here is the straight diamond parallel card featuring Herschel, from the 2018 Panini Flawless set.  Unlike the Chocolate Diamond, which is serial numbered to 4, the Diamond edition has a little bit bigger population, at 10.  This particular card is #7.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

2018 Panini Flawless #76 Chocolate Diamond Parallel

   


This is another Herschel Walker card from the high end Panini Flawless set.   This is the Chocolate Diamond parallel, which is serial numbered to just 4.  This example is #3.  As previously noted, these cards are encapsulated, with a tamper proof sticker on the top.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Championship Ticket #41 1 of 1

     


I'm pleased to be able to add another one of one card to the Herschel Hoard.  This is Herschel's Championship Ticket from the 2019 Panini Contenders Collegiate Draft Picks set.

One of one's are probably overdone to a certain extent, but when I can get one at a not too crazy price, I will pull the trigger on it.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

1988 Topps Superstars Sticker Backs #44 Herschel's Variations in the Set

   Here is what the front of Herschel Walker's #44 card looks like in the 1988 Topps Superstars Sticker Backs set: 

     I have the following different backs as shown:
   


                                                             Doug Cosbie, Rulon Jones
   
                                                           
                                                             Jerome Brown, Warren Moon

                       
                                       
                                                Super Bowl XXII,  #2 Upper Left. (4 different cards made up an image
                                   taken from Super Bowl XXII, Washington vs Denver.)

   

                                                      Bobby Futrell, Johnny Hector

   

                                                     Robert Awalt,  Tim Krumrie

   

                                                        Jim Arnold,  Vann McElroy

   

                                                                    Carl  Banks

   

                                                                Mark Bavarro

                      These are currently what I have in the Hoard.  I'm sure there are other varieties out there.  I know there is a Roger Craig Superstar back card, with Herschel as the sticker.  When I first got these cards, I was unaware that there were so many different ones.

Friday, May 31, 2019

1988 Topps Superstars Stickers/Sticker Back Herschel's Variations in the Set

     There are several variations of each players card in the 1988 Topps Superstars Stickers/Sticker Back set.  This is a confusing set. From what I can garner, the Sticker set is 173 players.  The front of the "Sticker" is just what you'd think, a peel off sticker, while the back is a picture of a different player than is featured on the front. 
     For example, here is Herschel Walker's "sticker front":
   

There are several "backs" of this card, depicting a different player. For example,
This one, showing Stanley Morgan, and this one:
showing Freeman McNeil.   There is also a variation which has Randall Cunningham on the back. There are more I'm sure.

Next we get to the subset of Superstar Sticker Backs cards, which have 67 in the checklist. Herschel has two card #'s in the set, #'s 43 and 44.

First we'll look at #43
I have no idea exactly how many different backs there are for Herschel's #43 in this set, but I have come across six so far.  I'm guessing there is probably 10 different backs for each player in the set.
Here's what I've got so far:
Rick Donnelly, Mike Munchak

Vinny Testaverde, Ronnie Harmon

James Jones, Todd Christensen

James Griffin

Darrell Green

LeRoy Irvin, Mike Merriweather.

Again, these are just some of  the variations on the other side of Herschel's #43 card in the set.  In a future post, I'll list some of the variations for his #44 card.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2015 Panini National Treasures Multi Sport Printing Plates Black #108

   


This is the Black Printing Plate from the 2015 Panini National Treasures Multi Sport set. Card #108 of Herschel Walker.  These plates are one of one's, and this is the second such printing plate, along with the magenta, that I've been able to collect from this set.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2006 Press Pass Legends Legendary Legacy Autographs Platinum

   


I was able to nab this parallel card from the 2006 Press Pass Legends Legendary Legacy Autographs set.  This is the Platinum card, which is serial numbered to 25.  This card is #17.  The base card, the blue ink and red ink autographs are already in the Hoard.  There is also a 1 of 1, along with printing plates available. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Legacy #18 Diamond

   


This is the Diamond parallel of the 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Legacy #18, featuring Fran Tarkenton and Herschel Walker.  This card is #6 of 15. The serial number can be seen on the front, just above the Georgia logo.