SportsItUpCards, you are a clown. Go fuck yourself, Giovanni Azzarelli. Keep my name out of your mouth.
SMH, SMH, SMH.
I have no clue what I’ll write about on there. Maybe I’ll write stories on my experiences of being a Warriors fan – attending games, autograph signings, heartache/heartbreak of rooting for an eternally bleak franchise and/or the excitement and optimism of being an up and coming team with a few good young players.
I’ll try to keep it non-Jordan related, so that it isn’t repetitive of what I write here. In the meantime, here is the Hobby Kings blog with some recent posts on some Air Jordan Retro 3s, Joe’s experience at a Derrick Rose autograph signing and a 2010 National Treasures box break.
When the product previews for Panini Gold Standard hit, I was really feeling the product. The initial images were solid, looking completely different than anything Panini had put out in the last two years. The USA cards were particularly cool.
Then Panini started leaking bits and pieces of the cards, throughout the production process on their blog. The cards looked good. The theme names were fitting. But then I saw the dreaded sticker section.
Okay, so I was prepared for them to put sticker autographs on top of the card. Panini, in all its great wisdom mashed together this monstrosity of a card, placing a sticker behind a tiny cut out window. In many cases the autograph is hidden or cut off and obviously, none of the signatures are as loopy or have the same character that they would have, if the player were allowed to sign directly on the card:
It looks absolutely horrible, in my opinion. But, no fear…. Photoshop is here! These cards could have been the most beautiful the company has every made in the basketball line had they been able to secure on card autographs for everyone not named LeBron James.
My project is on-going, until it is complete:
I received this email, from Doug, a prominent Grant Hill collector and just wanted to share it with the viewers of Hupe Royalty:
I just wanted to let you know that I am selling my entire Grant Hill collection on ebay over the next several months!
The first half of the 94-95 rookie cards already ended and I will be listing weeking in chronological order.
This will be a great chance for the market and collectors to see the value of the rare 90’s inserts etc for Grant Hill.
I pretty much have every card made of Hill including green precious metal /10 from 97-98 and 09-10, all credentials, all rubies, all platinum, UD super patches, 50 1/1’s and tons more
Just wanted to give you a heads up…feel free to spread the word!
Here is my collection: (I still have about 100+ cards including 6 1/1’s that are not updated on this site)
A friend is posting them on his eBay account as i do not have the time as I am currently in my 4th year of medical school. His eBay ID is: entenman_enterprises
#1 Grant Hill collector in the world!!! (well, I used to be!)
I ran across this on ebay. It sold for $133! It looks amazing. Check out the link for more images.
I’ve made a simple message board to discuss Michael Jordan cards. If you are a collector, buyer, seller, trader, dealer, enthusiast, fan or otherwise of Michael Jordan cards, please sign up and join the Hupe Royalty: Jordan Edition message board.
It is still under construction, but I wanted to share it and hopefully it grows!
I have made specific sections to discuss Michael Jordan 90’s inserts, autographs, memorabilia cards as well as have general hobby talk and stuff that you would see on most other sports message boards.
One cool area that I think will be quite fun to develop will be:
The Michael Jordan Registery. This area will be where we can have collectors identify which serially numbered Michael Jordan card they have and when they acquired it. My plan is to eventually map it with that collector/dealer’s location, so we can see for example, where in the world all ten 1997 Metal Precious Metal Gems are currently at. Then as cards get sold/traded/acquired, we can also have a little history of where the card has been around the world. It may end up becoming a fun project, if collectors are willing to reveal which cards they own.