Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cards from Across the Border: The Red & The Black

New Blazers cards from buckstorecards.

My oft-neglected Blazers collection has had a bit of a facelift done on it recently. I'm current with my binders (now 3 of them!) and if I can just get around to working on the want lists, it'll be like I'm a real card collector or something. The latest additions to my collection came from Sportscards From The Dollar Store, who sent over what I believe may be the entire 2014-15 NBA Hoops team set along with a bunch of inserts and parallels. (So many parallels.)

Here's what the base cards look like. I'll forgo my usual embargo on all things Lakers on this blog because Kaman is one of the good guys now, and he has the logo (if not the jersey) to show for it.

Picture Perfect is, I'm guessing, an insert. It's a nice looking card at any rate, even if Damian Lillard is doing his best to look super serious here.

These Road to the Finals inserts are pretty slick as they capture actual moments in the playoffs, like this one. If you watched any playoff basketball last year, you're probably familiar with the 0.9 play. You may have even seen it on the ESPYs. This incredible shot sent the Blazers on to face the Spurs in the next round, where they'd be humbled by an efficient champion-to-be.

More Lillard. I probably should've found some different players to scan, huh?

One last Dame card, commemorating his achievement in last year's All-Star Weekend where he participated in every single event they could come up with. I think he even did some valet work. Also, did you know that there's a Smoothie King Center? I didn't.

Here's a refractory parallel of second year guard CJ McCollum's base card. It's numbered to 399. Panini uses this foil numbers, not the crappy ink blots that Topps has been known to fancy in recent years.

Finally, here's yet another parallel (I think there are goldish ones in the set, too. And possibly other colors.) of fan favorite RoLo. This one is sparkly. It's fitting.

So many Parallels, Panini. I don't know what you are thinking.

Drop me a line if you have any extra Blazers and/or if there's an NBA team that you like.


  1. I've got a big stack of Clyde Drexler cards I've been meaning to sort through to send to you. School lets out on the 14th and I should be able to make time for it during my break.

  2. It seems like LaMarcus Aldridge should be my favorite player on the Blazers, but Dame is too clutch. Great cards.


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