Friday, June 24, 2016

JayBarkerFan contest winnings + A small giveaway

Two weeks or so ago, I was fortunate enough to win a basketball card contest held by Wes of Jaybarkerfan's Junk. Considering how many people entered I was pretty surprised to see that I had won, since normally it seems like the randomizer doesn't seem to care for my name too much.

The contents of the prize weren't specified, so to say that I was slightly shocked by what arrived, would be an understatement:

That is a stack of roughly 300 cards! I know from reading of other people's interactions with Wes, that he known for his giving spirit, that being said I still wasn't expecting anything like this.

Normally if someone sends me stuff, I try to scan and show everything, but there is just no way to do that with this hoard. So below you will see what I hope was a good representation of what was in the box.

I believe the custom is to start with this particular card:

Wes, looking at this card made me wonder. What's going to happen once you reach card number 98?

2003-04 Upper Deck Victory Michael Jordan #212
2013-14 Panini Crusade Blue

There were a lot of late 80's and early 90's Jordan cards in here, this is just a sampling.

These two 1991-92 Panini Stickers are something I haven't seen in a really long time. To me, this is still one of the better basketball sticker designs.

There are Two 1991-92 Upper Deck Holograms and one 1992-93 Upper Deck Hologram (Stockton) here. Show me a person that doesn't like holograms, and I'll show you a person without a soul!

1993 Front Row Converse Grandmama #G7
This was a card that I had never seen before, which was kind of surprising since at the time this card would have come out, Larry Johnson was my guy. In fact, he was the first player to get me to start watching college basketball when he was tearing it up with the Runnin' Rebels.

The back is just as good as the front:

Various years of Past & Present

More Holograms! 1993-94 Upper Deck 3-D Standouts

There seemed to be an extraordinary amount of Earl Boykins cards in the package. This just a few of the ones that I thought would scan well.

Getting two autographs of guys I don't already have is always a treat!

2012-13 Panini Brilliance

A couple of Kobe's

2005-06 NBA Hoops MJ Profiles #MJ-7

2011-12 Past & Present Fireworks #14. This card looks way better in person.

These three 2013-14 Prizm cards were really neat to find in the box, since I'm working on the set and trying to get as many of the parallels on the cheap as I can. I already had the Bill Russell base card, but both the parallels are new additions.

2013 Panini Black Friday

2002 Upper Deck Twizzlers Team 2002 Alonzo Mourning  #6

2013-14 Panini Select Tim Duncan Red Hot #22. Another card that looks way better in person.

I was pretty surprised to find this 1993-94 Finest Sam Perkins refractor in here. Since this a duplicate for me, it will be part of the giveaway, which I will get to in just a second.

And finally, my favorite card from the whole batch:
1997-98 Bowman's Best Tyus Edney Atomic Refractor #10
If I said I was surprised by the Perkins refractor, imagine how I felt when I saw this beauty. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.

Now I thought it might be fun to giveaway the Sam Perkins refractor (minus the dust on the scan), plus a few more things from whichever sport, team, etc. that is of interest to the winner. All you have to do is be the first person to leave a comment that correctly identifies who is the player behind Tyus Edney in the card above. If you were a basketball fan during the 90's I don't think this should be to difficult.

Thanks again, Wes! It might take a little while to find some stuff for you, but I will try to reciprocate your amazing generosity.

And finally, a song with only the loosest of ties to this post:

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


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    1. I certainly can't disagree with that statement.

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    1. Indeed it is, Tim! I didn't even know you were (or are) a basketball fan. If you want to send me an email with your address, I can't get this card and hopefully some stuff from your want lists out to you sometime next week.