These days, I'd say 95% of my posts feature at least one baseball card or a baseball related item. In fact the last time it didn't was on June 21, 2019... when I wrote about my skateboards. That's forty-seven straight posts that involved baseball cards in some shape or form.
Today the streak ends, because I wanted to show off two of my latest Bernese Mountain Dog trading cards. But before I do, here are the awesome dogs that inspired me to start this collection:
Meet Mika and Chibi... the friendliest fur balls you'll ever meet. One of them belongs to my best friend... and the other belongs to her sister. Before I met them, I had no idea what a Bernese Mountain Dog was. Now... they're my favorite dogs in the world.
Okay, let's check out some cards...
2018 Upper Deck Canine Collection #328
I found this card on COMC a few months ago. It's from the Canine Collection ePacks. I honestly don't know how these ePacks work, but this is an actual card. So there must be some way to convert the digital cards into hard copies. As soon as I saw this card, it reminded me of the sisters.
The next card was part of a complete set I purchased off of eBay:
2019 Allen and Ginter Collectible Canines #CC-18
By now you've probably seen this insert set. I was originally hoping to pick up this single at a flea market or on COMC for under a buck. Eventually, I discovered it was much more cost effective to just buy a complete set. I'm not as big of a fan of the photo used on this card, but the number of Bernese Mountain Dog trading cards out there is limited, so beggars can't be choosers.
The third and final card for my Berner PC is a card I've shared on this blog before:
2017 Goodwin Champions Canine Companions #CC-44
This super thick card is a manufactured patch that is absolutely gorgeous and part of a tiered insert set. Bernese Mountain Dogs were part of the "working" dog tier, which were inserted into packs at a rate of 1:271 packs. When you consider that there are twenty different dogs in this tier, the odds of pulling this card are pretty tough.
Well that's it for my canine card collection. I'll go ahead and wrap up this post with some Sharks I recently received from Bo over at Baseball Cards Come To Life!. He had inherited a giant hockey collection over the summer and offered to send me some of the San Jose Sharks:
When I look at all of the teams I actively root for, the San Jose Sharks are one of my most beloved franchises. I've been a fan of them since the beginning. And I've collected their cards the entire time. However I've definitely cut back on making hockey purchases the past few years. There was a time when I'd actively trade my baseball, football, and basketball cards to get my hands on Sharks cards.
But much like my viewership... my interest in collecting hockey cards has declined over time. That being said... it was nice seeing some of these familiar faces and card designs. The mid 90's were definitely the peak of my hockey card fanfare.
Thank you Bo for these Sharks cards! I've added you to the growing list of care packages I need to build.
Happy Monday and sayonara!