If you check in here frequently (and my thanks if you do!), you might be under the impression that all I collect is buybacks. For better than a year now I've been somewhat obsessed with them as I work to complete a 792-card franken-set.
In truth though, my collecting interests are all over the map. I think my most recent shipment from COMC, which arrived just a few days ago, does a good job illustrating that. Of the hundred cards I had shipped in that group, about half were buybacks. From the other half, I pulled ten random cards to post here today...
Anyway, I wasn't too impressed with the Upper Deck Dinosaurs set on the whole, but the one thing that really appealed to me were the 3-D inserts. These are printed using lenticular technology (think Kellogg's baseball cards of the '70s and '80s). There are 42 in total, but I'll never complete the set as some are extremely short-printed. Nonetheless, when I come across one for less than a buck like I did here it's hard to resist.
Jabba the Hutt, and Luke Skywalker. There are 112 of these in the set, who knows maybe I'll be crazy enough to pursue it one day.
You get one of these 1st Day Issue parallels per box, and since I kinda whiffed in my hobby box, I was happy to right that wrong with this card for less than $2.
I got a copy of Superunknown on CD for my birthday when I was in 7th grade, and I must have played it through 100 times. Hell, I still have it on my iPhone today, and still view it as one of the most solid overall rock albums of the '90s. While I don't really post about these types of things, Chris Cornell's passing earlier this year really made me realize how old I'm getting and how long it's been since I first heard his band play.
I figured this Pro Set SuperStars MusiCards card was a fitting tribute to the man, and the band, for my collection.
Well that's a wrap for today. As you can see, COMC really feeds into my inability to focus!
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