Thursday, August 22, 2019

COMC Shuffle #24

Another week, another ten randomly selected cards from last year's COMC hoard!

2013 Panini Cooperstown Collection Red Crystal Shard #53
Looks like we're staring off with my birthday twin! I've finally decided with complete certainty that I'm no longer going to try and finish this set, but I'll still keep a few cards, including this one (despite the blah photo) -- just in case I do decide to start collecting cards from his post-playing days.
1998-99 Topps Stadium Club Triumvirate - Luminous #T8a
I have around 100 cards of John Stockton (mostly inserts and parallels), and this is by far one of my favorites. Also, how great were Triumvirate's? Despite missing them greatly, I very much hope that Topps never decides to try and bring them back... because we all know that they would look like hot s*** if they ever did!

1962 Topps Mars Attacks! #10
I can't help but wonder if a card like this could be made now in our post 9/11 world?

2012 Topps Chrome Retail Orange Refractor #100
Of all of the parallels of this card from Topps and Topps Chrome, the orange refractor is probably my least favorite, so why do I have like four of them now? Simple, I love the image, and the orange's tend to be pretty cheap, well, that and my semi-recent penchant for buying multiple of the same card seems to be getting worse.

1972-73 Topps #244
 Now that was a match-up (offensively speaking), Rick Barry v. George McGinnis!

2013 Panini Father's Day Progressions - Magenta #38
Another piece of the completed rainbow.

2013 Panini Golden Age Historic Signatures #SC
With this one, the COMC folder is now devoid of Golden Age autos. Steve has an autograph in the 2012 and 2013 sets, both of which I own. With a lot of help from Affirmed, he became the youngest jockey to win the Triple Crown (1978), and was the only jockey to ever be named the sportsman of the year by Sports Illustrated.

1972-73 Topps #176
This card is interesting because this is back when they used the total number of assists to declare the season's leader, so you have Lenny Wilkens finishing in 1st with 766 assists, and Jerry West right behind him with 747 -- yet modern statistics will tell you that Jerry West led the league in assists during the '71-72 season with 9.7 apg, and Lenny Wilkens finished 2nd with 9.6 apg.
1963 Topps #31
Another one for the "Telstar Four" collection. I was trying to figure out who was in the background, but failed spectacularly... anybody have any clues?

2014-15 Panini Prizm Yellow and Red Mosaic Prizms #223
Some of the images that Panini used for veterans portion of the 2014 checklist are a bit iffy, some are even bad enough that it leads one to wonder what the photo selector's were thinking (or smoking), but not this one, this is a solid image of Artis Gilmore, and one that I believe is from the tail-end of his time with San Antonio, maybe '85-87? I also really like dig the stark contrast of background colors with his black jersey, it seems to make image pop more.

On an unrelated note, I meant to have a couple of more posts up this past week, but the Challenges happened, and I chose to try and start building the credit back up in my account over blog "writing", so... Sorry Not Sorry :)

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. I had so much trouble with those Triumvirate inserts, but they are sharp looking cards! And I don't blame you for doing COMC challenges instead of blogging. I plan to do a lot more challenges in September to prepare for the Black Friday sale. (It's a secondary reason why I'm planning the All-Time Teams series)

    1. Trouble? And it's nice to know that at least one person understands. I don't know about September, but Oct. and Nov. should be good months for them, what with the influx of cards for the sale and all.

  2. I didn't know the 1971-72 ABA Championship was played in the dark...

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    1. Uhhh, I don't know how to answer that, other than to say that he's Calvin Koonce :)

  4. Topps did a Triumvirate insert pack in 2016 Stadium Club. They were all chrome die-cut cards, and they looked pretty sweet.

    As for my favorite card of the haul, I'd have to go with the Lou Boudreau from Cooperstown. That parallel is sick.

    1. I went and looked at the 2016 cards, and those are basically what I was afraid would happen, aka nothing like the originals. I can see how some people might like them, but they're definitely not for me.

  5. Love the action shot on the Ichiro refractor! And dang Cauthen looks young. Was he even 18 years old when he won the triple crown?