Random Thoughts 6/30/14

June 30th, 2014

-I’m BACK!!!  Sorry for being MIA.  Having a baby can put a damper on “free” time.  Anyway, I’ll start writing these again on a regular basis now that I’m a little more back into my schedule. -So there’s been a lot going on over the last few weeks and I feel like I could make [...]

Topps Plans for The National

June 27th, 2014

TOPPS WILL BE ROCKIN’ IN CLEVELAND! Topps will be running a number of programs at its booth this year at the National Sports Collector’s Convention in Cleveland.  Collectors are encouraged to stop by and participate in the company’s wrapper redemption, box redemption, Pack Wars and for the first time… case breaks! Wrapper Redemption ·         As [...]

2014 NBA Mock Draft with twist

June 26th, 2014

This mock draft is going to be a little different than most.  I’m going to pick the player who I think the team WILL draft in addition to the player I think the team SHOULD draft.  This year’s draft has so many possibilities with trades, injuries, potential superstars, etc. that it should make for a [...]

2013-14 Panini Select Preview

June 20th, 2014

2013-14 Panini Select Basketball comes out next week.  Panini just recently uploaded a bunch of images to their blog.  You can see the entire blog HERE. The product actually changed quite a bit from last year.  Last year it was 4 Autographs per box.  The rookies were not part of the base set (aside from [...]

Topps announces plan for Tavares & Singleton in 2014 Products

June 16th, 2014

Bowman Inception Taveras — Prospect Autograph Bowman Platinum Taveras – Rookie Card and Autograph Singleton – Rookie Card Finest Taveras – Autographed Rookie Card Singleton — Autographed Rookie Card Topps Chrome Taveras – Autographed Rookie Card and Rookie Card Singleton – Autographed Rookie Card and Rookie Card Bowman Chrome Taveras — Autographed Rookie Card and [...]

2013-14 Panini Innovation Images

June 13th, 2014

Panini just released the next 2013-14 NBA product with Innovation this week.  They put up some images on their blog earlier in the week.  I do really love the way a lot of these cards look.  The Stained Glass inserts are awesome.  I do wish there was an autograph parallel to those though.  I really [...]

NBA Finals Preview

June 5th, 2014

The NBA Finals start tonight in San Antonio and I can’t wait. It should be a great series with a rematch from last year. The Spurs are determined to get revenge and the Heat are trying to cement their place in history. Both teams, obviously, have a lot to play for in the series. Everyone [...]

Random Thoughts 6/1/14

June 1st, 2014

-The Spurs took care of business last night.  We’re getting a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals.  The teams are pretty similar to last year.  There are a few new pieces and a few guys who play more/less than last year.  However, it should be very similar in terms of the match-up.  My early take [...]