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.