Random Thoughts 2/28/14

February 28th, 2014

-Batman AKA LeBron James returned last night from his broken nose.  He was sporting a very fancy, black carbon fiber mask.  It didn’t seem to slow him down much as he scored 31 points and the Heat rolled to an easy victory.  Don’t look now, but the Heat have really found their rhythm lately.  They [...]

2013 Panini Spectra Images and Preview

February 28th, 2014

2013 Panini Spectra Football releases next week.  Panini sent out a blog today with tons of images.  You can see the entire blog HERE. This product has been hyped up quite a bit by Panini.  I will admit that many of these cards look awesome.  They did a great job with the designs.  And there [...]

Peyton Manning card images from Panini

February 27th, 2014

Panini released a blog with some Peyton Manning card images today.  These cards all look pretty awesome.  I’m sure collectors will be interested in trying to pull some of these.  You can see the entire blog HERE. I’m not going to waste your time with a bunch of text.  Simply enjoy the cards. Related posts: [...]

Random Thoughts 2/27/14

February 27th, 2014

-MLB Spring Training really gets started today.  There were a handful of games yesterday, but nearly every team will have played after today.  I will say that yesterday didn’t disappoint with the amazing plays that Josh Reddick made.  He was in midseason form for sure.  If you haven’t seen them, check them out HERE. -Kyrie [...]

Redemptions and The Issues They Cause

February 26th, 2014

I’m sure anyone reading this blog post has experienced a redemption card.  I think most would agree that very few, if any, redemption experiences end in a positive way.  Sometimes you get the card, sometimes you don’t.  Sometimes you open a product and find an expired redemption.  It’s all one big mess that never seems [...]

Random Thoughts 2/26/14

February 26th, 2014

-I saw on ESPN that Ron Jaworski says that Johnny Manziel should be a 3rd round pick.  He questions his mechanics and says his ball security in the pocket is questionable.  He also mentions his ability to read the defense pre-snap and make quick decisions.  I’m certainly no scout, but I feel like Jaws is [...]

Random Thoughts 2/25/14

February 25th, 2014

-I didn’t watch the Knicks/Mavericks game last night, but I did see the highlights.  It was another devastating loss in a terribly disappointing season for the Knicks.  It’s amazing how much worse they’ve been this year than last year.  They were the second best team at home in the East last year going 31-10. This [...]

2014 Topps Tribute BB Review

February 25th, 2014

Topps released 2014 Topps Tribute Baseball last Friday.  There were a lot of eyes on this product because the last few high-end baseball releases from Topps (Five Star, Triple Threads, etc.), haven’t exactly set the world on fire.  I think we were all hoping that Topps would make the adjustments on this product and have [...]

2013 Crown Royale Break and Review

February 24th, 2014

Panini posted a 3-box break of the new 2013 Panini Crown Royale FB today.  You can see the entire blog post HERE. In reality I only see one major problem with this product.  That is timing.  If this exact product comes out in November or December, I think it would do fairly well.  Coming out [...]

Random Thoughts 2/24/14

February 24th, 2014

-There was a lot of good college basketball over the weekend.  I’ll start with Syracuse/Duke.  It was another good game between these two.  I don’t think it was as good as the first meeting, but still enjoyable.  Parker continued to look solid with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  I continue to wonder about Ennis.  He [...]