2000 Pacific Crown Royale Proofs #30
2000 Pacific Crown Royale Proofs #5
These very cool die-cut parallels are made from an acetate-ish material that resembles the stuff used to make 35mm film. Although there are 144 cards in the regular base set, Pacific chose to produce proofs for only 36 players.
These cards were inserted into 1:25 packs, which is approximately one per box (boxes contained 24 packs). In other words, they were challenging enough to pull a specific player... yet are easy enough to make most singles reasonably affordable. I managed to add this pair to my collection for $4.90.
Until then... I'd like to thank JayP and JayP's Secret Santa (Jon @ A Penny Sleeve For Your Thoughts) for bringing these to my attention. I'm always on the lookout for interesting, yet affordable cards to add to my collection... which is why I enjoy reading card blogs so much. I'd say the majority of my eBay purchases these past few months have been stuff I discovered on card blogs.
Speaking of reading card blogs, one of the only positive things to come from this COVID-19 pandemic has been the number of people blogging on a regular basis. I have at least one to two hours worth of reading material on any given day.
So for my final submission to Tim B's 7 Day Trading Card Challenge, I'll go ahead and say that the return of some retired bloggers and the arrival of several new blogs have been one of the best hobby trends of 2020. Originally, I was planning on writing about how the hobby has boomed this year. That's still really cool, but the blogging community definitely impacts me more on a personal level.
Here are a few card blogs that have either recently came out of hibernation or just arrived on the scene:
These are just the ones that published a post and popped up on my Blogger reading list during the past 7 days. If you know of any others I should add to this list, leave a comment down below and I'll revise this post as soon as I can.
Oh and before I forget... thank you Tim B. for creating the 7 Day Trading Card Challenge. It was a lot of fun... and gave me something to write about for seven consecutive weeks.
Anyone else have any Blog Bat Arounds?
I'm in need of some writing material. So if you have one or if there are any specific topics you'd like to see on this blog, leave a comment down below.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!