Saturday, May 14, 2022

2004 Playoff Prime Signatures Silver Proof #29

      



      


               The latest addition to the Herschel Hoard, is this 2004 Playoff Prime signatures Silver Proof #29 card.   The Playoff Prime series had several cards which were available to collectors.  Walker is featured in 11 different card variations, of which seven are in the Hoard.

              In the Proof examples, there is a a Bronze(# to 50), the Silver(shown here, # to 25), the Gold(#1-5) and a Platinum(which is a 1 of 1).  I have the first three, so am lacking only the 1 of 1, in this subset.  The Proof designation is clearly visible on the card front.  On the back, just as easy to see, is the serial #, in this case, card #21 out of 25.

            As to autographed chances in this Playoff run, there are 5 possible cards available with Walker's signature. I was able to collect two of those. First, the Signature Proofs Bronze autographed card(# to 134) and the Signatures Proofs Silver autographed card(# to 34).  It would seem unusual for an autographed card to have a higher serial number run than a non signed card, but that appears to be the case here.

         Here's hoping that more elusive Walker cards will continue to trickle into the Hoard.

Friday, April 15, 2022

2006 Leaf Limited Silver Spotlight #122

      


      



          To be honest, when I saw this card pop up on EBay, I wasn't sure if it was already in the Hoard or not.  A quick check revealed that, not only wasn't it in my collection, but it didn't have an image uploaded on TCDB. That made it a no brainer purchase for me.

          The 2006 Leaf Limited Spotlight series has a base card and 4 parallels. Bronze Spotlight(# to 50); Silver Spotlight(# to 25); Gold Spotlight(# to 10) and Platinum Spotlight(1 of 1).

           The serial number is easy to spot on these cards.  It's right in the middle of the card back.  The base card, the Bronze and now the Silver are in the Hoard.  Who knows, maybe someday I can add the Gold, if not the one of one Platinum.

          This card is the 861st different Herschel Walker card in the Hoard.

Friday, April 1, 2022

1992 Wild Card Field Force Gold 100 Stripe #21

       


   

     


     This could easily been a top ten, most wanted card, for the Hoard.  The reason it wasn't is that there are so many of these Wild Card stripe cards that I don't own, there are too many to list under the most wanted sidebar.

     For anyone unfamiliar with Wild Card Football cards in 1992, there were two full base sets, with 460 cards in each set. There were several insert sets as well.  In Walker's case, he was shown in three of these insert sets. Running Wild,  Stat Smashers and Field Force.

     Furthermore, as in the base set, striped cards were available, in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1,000. The higher denominations were supposed to be more difficult to find, however in Walker's case, I haven't always found that to be true, on the secondary market.

     In any event, I discovered that the striped cards in the insert sets are much harder to locate than in the base sets.  I have all the base striped cards in the Hoard, but am missing several of the striped cards for the insert sets.

      The above card is one such example.  It is a 100 stripe, Wild Card Field Force Gold card. There is also a Field Force Silver edition.  The horizontal lines on the left of the card front are gold colored here and obviously silver colored in the Silver set.

     I had one of my most interesting bidding experiences for this card since I've been collecting.  On EBay, the same seller offered this card, as well as two 1,000 stripe cards for Walker, in both Field Force Gold and Silver.

     I already had a 1,000 stripe Stat Smashers card in the Hoard, so I bid what I though was a pretty high amount on both examples.  Imagine my surprise when I was outbid in minutes! I have been outbid many times at the end of an auction, but never that early in one.  I wanted the cards, but had no intention of going any higher. Someone really wanted these 1,000 stripe cards!

     I placed a bid in the $40 range for the card seen here and no one else bid and I got it.  The same guy outbid me on both the other cards, with no one else bidding.  I'm sure he ended up paying more than he wanted, but he ponied up and I hope he enjoys them.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

2013 Fleer Retro E-X Century Essential Credentials Now #27

      

     


     This Herschel Walker card just recently popped up on EBay and I was able to snag it for the Hoard. The card is from the 2013 Fleer Retro set.  It is an E-X Century Essential Credentials Now #27.  There is also an  Essential Credentials Future version, which I already have.

     The interesting thing is that the Futures version of the card is serial numbered to 16, while this "Now" version is serial numbered to 27.  However it took me much longer to find this card.  As can be seen on the lower center of the reverse of the card, this example is the 27th out of 27 made.

     The card image was, of course, uploaded to the TCDB, as I try to fill in as many blank spots as possible on Walker's page.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Picture Perfect The Game of Famous Faces Herschel Walker

      


     


     At first, I wasn't sure if I was going to add this card to the Hoard, but as it is from a licensed game set, I decided to.  This is Herschel Walker's game card from the 1998 Picture Perfect  The Game of Famous Faces, board game, manufactured by the Lang Gang Inc.  

     There were 400 different celebrity face cards in each game, from the world of sports, entertainment, history, etc.  Though I've never owned the game, it seems similar to the previously blogged about, Celebrity Guessing Game, in which you try to identify someone famous from their, in this case, drawn image.

    There is currently no space for this card at the TCDB.  It would take someone creating a checklist of the 400 cards available in order for that to occur.  If that does happen, I'll upload the card image.

     As can be seen, these cards are unnumbered.  Like I've mentioned before, the only cards I really try to stay away from on the Hoard, are unlicensed, custom cards.  Seeing as how this game was trademarked, I feel the card is a legitimate addition to the Hoard.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

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

      



     



           I haven't seen too many Herschel Walker cards come up for sale, that I don't already have, or that aren't next to impossible to get, because of low print runs, etc, but I was able to nab this 2019 multi player, jersey memorabilia card of a Walker jersey swatch,  along with other Cowboy greats, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Bob Lilly, Michael Irvin and Bob Hayes.

     This card is from the 2019 Leaf  In the Game Used  Franchise Favorites set.  It is serial numbered, 23 of 35.  The serial number can be seen on the card front, right in the middle in blue writing.  There are several other variations of this card, with the same players, but in lesser print runs.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

1995 Score Promotional Backs #196

      



     


     


                 Thanks to Ryan, owner of DanMarinoCards.com; another top ten most wanted card has been added to the Herschel Hoard.  Today, it's the 1995 Score Promotional Backs #196 card.  I didn't know much about these cards at all. They are exactly the same as the base set, save for the word "Promotional" splashed across the back of the card. The total # of cards in the set is also the same as the regular base set.

     A member at the Sports Card Forum informed me that these cards were issued in four count cello packs, before the release of the actual 1995 Score set release. I'm not sure if they were released to the general public, or to card industry insiders.  Ryan tipped me off that someone on Sportlots had a few of these for sale and I nabbed one.  I don't think they are particularly rare, you come across them now and again, but some players seem harder to find than others.  This card was already in the TCDB, uploaded by another member.  Despite that, I was not able to locate one until now.

    As I've said previously, adding a card to the Hoard from Herschel's playing days, which I have tried to track down for a long time, is always a thrill.  Now that this card can be crossed off the top ten list, I have added a new one.  That will be the 1995 Collectors Edge Excalbur Die Cuts Sword & Stone Diamond #58.