Thursday, February 26, 2015

1994 Last of the Mohicans

Glad to wrap up the 1994s tonight. Although from here on out each year will have to be done in multiple posts as the card numbers rise & rise & rise! Good news is that each year comes with more & more variety and the onslaught of game used relic cards and autographs, not that I have many autographed cards but relics are another story. Lots of short prints start rolling down the line as well.

But hey, now that I have you salivating about the future let's get back to finishing off the remaining cards from 1994.

That hologram came through in shining fashion! And look we have a die cut and a pair of Sportflics.

No those are not the same card. They are the Stadium club Bowman's Best Black, and the refractor version, still need the members only version. I probably should have put them side by side. My bad. Needless to say that is a great looking card.

Stadium Club had 12 Elways in 1994, I have 7 of the 12.

Special Effects and the standard. Overall, Topps could have done so much better.

Yeah, I should have paid attention to the placement again, and also rotated the other two.

I have always been a fan of the Ultra design (mainly from collecting baseball cards), but this one seems a bit plain even with all that orange.

Parallel way back then too! I hate how current products have a dozen parallel versions of cards. In my opinion it is WAY OVERBOARD and has had a negative effect on the hobby. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind one or two parallels one some what easy to pull and one a little harder. The CHASE, gives a certain thrill, but when it is a dozen times harder it just loses its excitement. HELLO CARD COMPANIES....... ARE YOU LISTENING??????

The last two.... Ahhhh! Great next week we will have the 1995 cards. Total unique 1995 Elway cards/ odd balls produced 281. How many do I have? 177 .  Most expensive? Hard to say, don't remember what I paid for them not to mention values go up & down sometimes for no reason at all. For my Elway cards I buy a Beckett Football Annual every three years or so and price them that way for my own records. By the time I am done posting the "current" collection it will be time for another Beackett, LOL.  Anyways, I have several  (4 or 5) 1995 cards in the $40-50, but one that is slightly more rarer than those, a printing plate, so go figure no pricing available on that one.

Have a great week, and cya!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

1994 Part TWO

Picking up right where I left off.

One last part to the 1994 cards of John Elway that I own. But, before I do I am running through the oddball & misc. items that I own.


88 slu loose, 89 slu loose, 90 slu white jsy sealed, 93 slu loose, 96 headliners sealed, 96 slu sealed, 97 slu sealed, 97 galoob sealed, 98 headliners sealed, 98 slu sealed, 98 slu doubles marino sealed, 98 slu doubles stanford/broncos sealed, 99 just minors (baseball) bat/helmet & ball/glove both boxed, 99 slu doubles sealed, 99 pro action sealed, 00 doubles w/ farve sealed & w/ simms sealed, 05 macfarlane legends orange jsy sealed, no idea what year but I also have a 12" figure talking Football.

Magazine, comics, and books:

82 si, 83 si, 84 fb digest, 85 game plan, 86 si, 86 the sporting news (tsn), 87 sport, 87 sports action comic, 87 si, 87 tsn, 88 si, 88 tsn, 90 beckett, 90 si, 90 tsn, 92 beckett (on back), 92 inside sports, 92 revolutionary comics, 92 sports mag, 92 tsn, 93 si, 93 tsn, 94 beckett, 94 marvel comic, 96 beckett, 96 si, 97 beckett, 97 sports card mag, 98 espn, 98 si feb & nov, 98 tsn, 99 becketts, jan, mar, & june, 04 beckett, 04 game day, 06 book great fb writing (si staff auto'd but I picked it up 2nd hand and by no way does it resemble Elways auto, 13 si nfl preview.

Misc. items:

87 wheaties poster, 92 mini poster sample costacos bros + 2 undated others,  a few ads, 86 2.5" button, 3" button, all 16 Bradford plates, 96 wheaties box full & flat, 98 wheaties qbc champs, 98 wheaties sb champs, 97 pinnacle mint die cut, brass coin, nickel coin, 89 trade west game cartridge, 92 super silhouettes, 98 limited treasure bear preview, 98 ridell, 98 topps action flat loose & sealed, 99 bammers blue & the orange, 00 pepsi 24" standee, 02 maxwell house 2lb can coffee, little legends litho, hersheys chocolate bar, 5 pin boxed peter david commemorative set,  and a qbc glass ornament.

I am sure I have other stuff, just not written down so.......

Friday, February 13, 2015

1994 Elways Part 1

Here we will have to break the 1994 cards up into multiple posts. There are 132 cards of Elway for 94. I have all but 35 cards.   97/132

There are 11 different Action Packed cards, and I have 8 of them, somehow I mis one when scanning them.  I need the 24 karat Gold #G3, The Mammoth #MM6, and MNF Silver #S5.

Collectors Edge was a set that started driving me NUTS in 1993.

The Excalibur cards also from Collector's Edge. We will call that enough, bad memories starting to fill my head.  Part 2 will pick up from here.

Friday, February 6, 2015

1993 The Elway collection

No since in wasting any time, here are the cards that I have from 1993. The next year 1994 will have to broken down into multiple posts (just a heads up).

1993: total haves 49  (including but not scanned) 1 unperforated sheet McDonalds and 1 perforated card, + 1 unperforated pog sheet (Miller Lite/ Tombstone), + oddball $3 bill  out of 103:   49/103

That is it for 1993.  49/103  only 45 scanned

Sunday, February 1, 2015

1992: More product

1992 had its ups and downs. Up: my oldest daughter was born. Down: I aggravated an old back injury. Up: more variations of product from the card companies. Down: This (the previous) was only the beginning of what would ultimately be a nightmare. By the end of 1992 John Elway had  279 unique cards going back to his 1982 Oneonta Yankees baseball card. Not that bad being 119 were from 1992 alone. In fact, when Elway retired he had less cards on the market than he had produced from 1999 through 2012. It only got worse through 1998 he had 2, 258 unique cards. Through 2012 he had 5, 901 cards. Wowser, and now without adding  all of the 2014s, some I did manage to get a list of now sits at 6, 050.  Anyways, this is what I have of the 1992 Elway cards.

I have 46 of 119 cards from 1992 which doesn't really compare with the total unique Elway cards (1, 379) that I have vs. the roughly 6K out there that includes a butt load of 1/1s and other super rare (low serial numbered cards) and other SPs. That isn't to say that I don't have some of those, because I do, but we'll have to progress through the years to see those.