Luckily there are plenty of people out there who are talented enough to get the job done. Back in the day, I loved reading Wax Heaven's reviews. Nowadays, I head over to Sport Card Collectors when I want to see box breaks and read reviews.
In addition to writing reviews, Sport Card Collectors also hosts a bunch of contests where he gives away cards from his breaks... as well as supply prize packages from BCW.
Last month, I lucked out and won one of them. As much as I enjoy winning free cards, I've gotta admit... receiving free supplies is just as cool. BCW hooked it up with one of their trading card supplies combo packs, which includes the following items:
- two shoe boxes
- six packages of top loaders (a variety of sizes)
- six magnetic card holders
- three packs of penny sleeves
You can purchase these supply combo packs on BCW's website for $47.99. They also sent me a 2019 Topps Archives Signature Series card of Ed Kranepool:
Outside of playing for the New York Mets and being a fan favorite among their fans, I didn't know much about him. In my defense, I was only seven years old when he played his final game in 1979. My brother would take me to Giants games back in the 70's, so there's always a chance I got to watch him play at Candlestick back in the day.
Thankfully a few Google searches revealed that he's one of the original 1962 Mets and he spent his entire 17 year playing career with the franchise. I also discovered that once upon a time, he was the franchise leader in hits, singles, doubles, total bases, extra base hits, and runs batted in. Guys like David Wright and Jose Reyes have passed him up over the years, but he still gets to brag about being the Mets' all-time leader in games played.
Before wrapping up this post, I want to show off the back of this autographed buyback. Gum stain for the win! Back in the day, gum stained cards were considered sub-par pieces of cardboard. However... with each passing year, I've grown to appreciate them more and more.
Thank you Sport Card Collectors for all of your great product reviews and contests! And thank you BCW for offering up this very generous prize package! I've been using your supplies for years and will definitely put this supply combo pack to good use.
Okay readers, here's your question of the day...
What's your stance on gum stained cards? Do you consider them to be sub-par pieces of cardboard or cards with character?
Share your thoughts down below. Happy Monday and sayonara!