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.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

2019 Score 1989-2019 Score Buybacks #331S


I was able to pick up the second of three of the 2019 Score 30th anniversary buyback cards, as discussed in a previous post.  This is card #331S.    I only lack card #34 to have all of Herschel's cards in the set.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Draft Ticket Blue Foil #41


After a long wait, the space for this 386 card subset from the 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate set, was finally created at the TCDB.  This is the blue foil version of Herschel's card.  There is also a red foil version.

Monday, August 5, 2019

1997 Pacific Invincible Silver #40

      Before I show this card, I have to say that this Silver parallel is one that I have been hunting for quite a few years.  I got it from a guy on Sportslots.  It took a long time to get to me, but it was worth the wait, as I was finally able to fill a long empty space on the TCDB.
      I already had Herschel's base '97 Invincible card, along with the parallels of the Copper, Platinum Blue,  and Red.  All these sets have 150 card apiece. I don't know why it took so long for me to come across one of these, as there are several Silver parallels of other players shown on the database.  However, the Silver has always eluded me.  Until now.   Here is how it looks:


Now this image brings me to another point.  On the Trading Card Data Base, guys earn points for various things, but in essence, the more cards you upload, the more points you earn.  The more points you have, the quicker you can move up the ladder as far as uploading your own images, adding checklists, etc.
I am at the point where I can add my own scans, but other than that, I really don't care how many points I acquire.

This leads me to a pet peeve about how some use the site.  Many of these parallel cards, especially in the '90's had the same back, but different fronts.  Some guys will add all the backs, whether or not it is the true parallel or not.  In this case, if you look on the site for this card, you will see a slight difference in background color behind the players face in the shield portion of the card.
The reason for this is that the actual background of the shield portion is clear, and depending on whether or not you put a piece of construction paper over the card; and depending on what color that construction paper is, the images will vary slightly.  My background paper was a bit lighter than the card back scan, which was put up three years ago.  The reason for the background paper is that some cards, especially those with white borders, will get washed out, and will not show up without a dark background.

Here is an image of the same card, with just my white scanner "roof" for the shield background:

This is why I which collectors would only scan a card if they have the actual card that is meant for that space.   Ok, rant over.  On a positive note, I'm very pleased to add this baby to the Herschel Hoard.