Friday, September 24, 2021

Those Other Sports

Group break cards from @bgmartin76 include some Trail Blazers parallels and Tecmo-era Eagles. 
If it wasn't for the "Groups" feature on the world's most reviled social media platform, I'm not sure that I would have a Facebook account anymore. I've kept it alive because I've joined several card breaking groups, including one run by Ben's Cards and Collectibles. I mostly join basketball and football breaks in Ben's group because the baseball Cardinals are usually spoken for. This latest batch came back in May and included cards from the other teams I follow.

I suppose this is as good of a time as any to mention that I really miss going to the store and buying basketball cards. It's been awhile since I've been able to do that reliably, but now we really can't do that. People just straight up burgle that kind of stuff now.

In any case, Panini still cranks out some nice looking parallels on occasion. When it comes to baseball cards, I always have to admit to myself that I'll never get them all. When it comes to hoops, however, I'll be lucky if I get any of them at all.

Here's a plain old base card from the 2019-20 Mosaic set. Right at the peak of the basketball card craze, this set was seemingly everywhere (except on store shelves.) I'm sure Panini made a lot of money off of it.

It already feels like about five years since Hassan Whiteside was the Blazers starting center. I don't know if that's because there's been a seemingly endless pandemic happening since those days or if I'm just losing it.

Switching over to the No Fun League, I picked up a few Eagles cards from the 2013 Topps Archives set including one of future champ Nick Foles.

I was most excited about the Tecmo-era 1994 Pacific Crown Collection break. I believe Tecmo Super Bowl II was the latest and greatest around this set's time.

Check those sweet, sweet kelly green uniforms. They surely put their current look to shame, and yes, I'm going to mention this every time I post an '80s or '90s Eagles card.


  1. Oh no. You're one of those kelly green fanatics? They won the Super Bowl in midnight green, people.

  2. Some of those basketball parallels look great.

  3. Love Pacific's well-cropped photography from the 90's. Wish I had appreciated it more back then and bought more of their products.

  4. I also miss buying basketball cards. It's like two years already.

  5. I thought that the starburst parallel was kind of neat a few years ago when it was new, but now that it's been around for a bit, it feels kind of generic and played out.


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