Friday, March 21, 2014

Jimmy Howard: 2013-14 Panini Select Red Prizm

Two posts in the same week, that's actually a lot for me so far this year. As much as I wish I was posting on here more frequently, its been nice spending some time on my other hobby. I still am on the lookout for cards for my collection daily, I just tend to pass on more of them nowadays unless I can get a great deal. This one is another case in which I saw a card I really liked, put up a starting bid of $0.99 and just waited. Well, I was lucky enough to win the auction and get myself a shiny new, very limited, parallel for my Howard collection.

This one comes from 2013-14 Panini Select and is actually a red Prizm parallel. According to what I've read online, these were not inserted into regular packs, but were part of the Panini Black Friday promotion. Either way, it's an amazng looking card in person. It's even serial numbered 25/35 on the back. 

I really like the look of this set, especially this red parallel. The overall look is pretty simple, which is nice for a change. What's hard to see in the scan is how shiny this thing is. Its even got a kind of chrome rainbow tint to it when you hold it in the right light. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jimmy Howard: Four New Base and Inserts

It's been a little while now since I bought anything for my Jimmy Howard collection, mostly because I've been preoccupied with several model railroading projects, one of which is actually an entirely new blog. It's definitely nice having two hobbies at the same time, especially when it comes to blogging. If I ever get bored with one, or into one more than the other at any given time, there is always something to enjoy and continue working on. 

Anyway, on to the reason for this post, the cards. A while back I came across a lot of six cards on eBay for a few bucks and noticed that four of the cards I still needed for my collection. I thought it was more than worth it for just the four cards, so I placed my bid and ended up winning the lot. Here's a look at what I got.

The first one is a base card from 2011-12 Upper Deck SP Game Used

The second was another base card, this time from 2012-13 Panini Rookie Anthology.

The first insert was a sticker from 2013-14 Upper Deck OPC.

The other insert was a Chasing the Cup from 2010-11 Panini Zenith:

The other two that I already had were a 2005-06 Parkhurst rookie and a 2012-13 OPC Retro. I ended up winning the auction for just $3.26 including shipping, which works out to only $0.54 per card, not bad if you ask me. Now that I've gotten these and had a chance to scan and catalog them, it's got me wanting to get out and put some of my model railroading efforts back into cards, so maybe I'll have some more to show off soon.