Sunday, March 29, 2020

2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Fame Ticket #41


Finding its way into the Hoard is another confusing insert from the 2019 Panini Draft Picks Collegiate set.

This is what is listed in the checklist as the "Fame" ticket.  Bear in mind it says "Season Ticket" at the top, as several of the examples in the set do, and the word fame doesn't appear anywhere on the card.

The sunburst pattern of the front differentiates it from other's in the set, as the Building Blocks or Cracked Ice examples, which were discussed in prior posts.

Many football card collectors resent Panini's onslaught of inserts and parallels, but as I've said, a single player collector goes after as many as he can get.  Within budget of course.

These cards are serial numbered to just 5.  This is #4.  This can be found on the card front, just to the right of where the Panini Contenders Draft Picks logo is.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Dozen More Autographed Cards From The Hoard

     Here's 12 more Herschel autographed cards:


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Gallery of Autographed Herschel Walker Cards in the Hoard

   Though not all inclusive, here is a gallery of autographed Herschel Walker cards I have in the Herschel Hoard.

   Here's the first 15:


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2015 Panini Immaculate Immaculate Authentics #10


Here is a sharp looking card of Herschel which just found its way into the Hoard.

It is a 2015 Panini Immaculate   Immaculate Authentics #10 card.  This card contains a patch of game used material.

Panini in general, and especially of this year, has tons and tons of insert sets, of which this is one.  In fact, Herschel Walker is not even featured in the base 2015 Immaculate sets.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

1988 Topps Box Bottom Panels #I-L

    First I'd like to take a minute to comment on what is going on around the globe.  The Covid-19 coronavirus is the worst pandemic since the 1918 Spanish Influenza outbreak.

    The world has slowed to a crawl in an effort to promote social distancing as a means to slow the spread of the virus.  At the Herschel Hoard, the thoughts are with those currently suffering from the virus; the families of those who have died from it and all affected, which of course, is everyone..

    With that said, things have been slow here at the Hoard as well.  Not much has come up that I don't already have, but I was able to snag something recently, which, not only didn't I have, but wasn't shown in the Trading Card Database.

     Here is a 1988 Topps Box Bottom Panel #I-L:


     These 4 card, uncut panels were on the bottom of Topps boxes in 1988.   There are four of these 5" by 7" panels in the set.  A-D, E-H, I-L, M-P. 

      The cards feature players which won a major collegiate trophy, such as the Heisman, Outland or Lombardi.  The photo on the front is the player in their, then current, professional team uniform.

     Herschel Walker shares his card with fellow Heisman winners, Jim Plunkett and Charles White; as well as Outland Trophy winners: Randy White and Jim Ritcher, as well as Lombardi Trophy receipients, Brad Budde , Bruce Clark and Dave Rimington.

     I'm very pleased to be able to add this card to the Hoard, as well as uploading the image to the TCDB.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Some Insert Cards From My '92 Wild Card Series 2 Box Break

     Yesterday, I described some of the wild card striped cards found as I opened packs from a sealed 1992 Wild Card Football box.

      As you know, I was hoping to pull some striped versions of Herschel Walker, in either the Field Force, Stat Smashers or Running Wild subsets.

      I didn't have any luck there, but I did get a few of the regular cards in two of the three subsets.  I struck out completely on Running Wild.  Not a single card in the box.

   But here are three examples of Field Force cards.  First, the basic version:


Next is the Field Force Silver version:

Note the silver flake on the left side of Montana's card.  Lastly, the Field Force Gold:

Rodney Hampton's card has the gold flake on the side.

Next we have Stat Smashers.  Here's Dan Marino's card:

Finally, we have the Red Hot Rookies subset.  Here's an example:

Robert Porcher had a nice career. He spent it all with the Lions.  He finished with close to 100 sacks and was a three time All Pro.  Very involved in the community as well.

So even though I didn't score any Herschel cards that I needed, the box break was still a fun way to pass the time until my next Walker card finds its way into the Hoard.