Old School Basketball
Penny Hardaway, Shawn Kemp, and the Glove Gary Payton were all superheroes when I was in middle school. I collected baseball cards hard but I went to an "inner-city"ish school and basketball cards were currency. All of my cards that survived from that time look like I have carried them in my wallet since. So when I saw Jeff at Fan-Attic Sports Cards Blog was dishing out some sweet nostalgia I had to get in on it. Jeff sent me some amazing cards that took me back to the good ole days. Other than the Michael Jordan I don't think I ever had any of the other cards. I still have a couple boxes of basketball cards but these gems are hitting a binder ASAP. Thanks Jeff! Make sure you check out Jeff's blog and his store tab. Its a very impressive offering that I will be hitting up after Xmas!
What's in Papa Jack's Box?!
It has been a real roller coaster ride for me lately with a lot of things stressing me out. I NEEDED some cardboard therapy and with no card shows let alone money around I had to sneak back into Papa Jack's Box for something to tear up. This time: 1991 Topps.
Known for its Chipper Jones RC, 1991 Topps was a staple in my childhood collecting. It is one of my favorite designs of all time and I had a blast busting this box. I was able to find one Chipper RC but as you can see by the pic, the lazy-eyed Topps card cutter hit this one crooked as a politician with 4 feet of border on the left and 2 inches on the right. But, I'm not a graded card guy anyway and pulling this from a pack felt oh so good.