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.