The Walking Dead trading card series

21 Mar

Yes, long time not posting but I had to post when I discovered that Cryptozoic (the makers of the World of Warcraft collectable card game) are moving into the trding card world with their first release,  AMC’s The Walking Dead.  I love the comic though I’m not completely enamoured with the series yet which kinda dropped off after the inital amazing episode. Anyway, if this set were to mix in the comic art with the TV series and have a solid set of signers I’d be very interested. There’s no megastars on the list so I don’t think there’ll be any hassle getting people to sign. As long as it’s nothing like the Kick-Ass signing fiasco this should be great.

Only details so far:

Release Date: Summer 2011
Base set: 72 Cards
Inserts: Two nine-card chase sets, Autographs, Memorabilia Cards
Packs: 5 cards per pack; 24 packs per box
MSRP: $3.49 pack

And keep an eye on the official site for release dates and more info:


Recently Received #6

19 Jan

This lot was actually part of the current mail week but was too large to fit into one post. These all came from the one eBay seller, the items all ended on the one day. The total came to about $120 in all.

* Triple H/John Cena/Edge triple relic (#24/99)

* Cody Rhodes/Evan Bourne/MVP (#33/99)

* Big Show/Edge/CM Punk triple relic (#16/99)

* Caylan Croft auto (#103/271)

* CM Punk green relic (#162/399)

* MVP green relic (#79/399)

* David Hart Smith relic
* Tyson Kidd relic
* Edge relic
* Shemus relic
* John Morrison relic

Recently Received #4

5 Jan

Got the first lot of my recent major eBay spending spree today. All are from the new WWE Platinum release.

* Evan Bourne yellow printing plate 1/1
* Evan Bourne auto/relic (#231/275)
* Christian blue auto/relic (#84/99)
* CM Punk auto/relic (#67/275)

* CM Punk relic
* Edge relic
* Big Show relic
* Zack Ryder auto (#155/271)

[Box Breaks #6] Two (2) boxes of WWE Platinum

2 Jan

Overall the best boxes of anything I’ve opened so far. Awesome pull by all accounts. I can see myself getting another few boxes of this!

Box 1:
Zack Ryder Auto (Blue #94/99)
Randy Orton Relic/Auto (#96/275)
Christian/Evan Bourne/R-Truth Triple Relic (#44/99)
Road Warrior Hawk #36 Magenta Printing Plate 1/1
Vladamir Kozlov Platinum Performance insert Red 1/1

Yes, TWO red 1/1 cards in the same box as a Triple Relic and a Blue /99 auto! I can’t comprehend the odds of this happening. I would have been happy with just the Orton auto/relic but they insane cards just kept coming!


Box 2:
Big Show Relic
Drew McIntyre auto (#89/271)
The Miz auto/relic (#234/275)
Paul Bearer gold relic #44/50

Topps 2010 WWE Platinum released

29 Dec

The first ever ‘high end’ WWE product was released yesterday officially though cards from the collection started to crop up around December 26th. I’ll use this post to try keep track on some eBay listings to see how prices are going. As of writing this there is currently 993 single items which include regular base cards, packs & boxes as well as the autos, relics and parallels which I’m interested in.

The most expensive single card to be sold so far is this John Cena 4clr auto/relic which is a blue parallel and so is numbered to /99, it went for $137.30.

The next few most expensive cards are Divas parallel autos such as a Kelly Kelly /25 gold auto that went for $130, a Maryse /271 base auto for $99 and another Kelly Kelly /271 base for $80. Seems if you hit a Divas auto/swatch your on to a gold mine. Creeps. Other than that the most interesting cards that are selling are from Randy Orton & CM Punk. Both wrestlers autos and auto/swatches are going for quite high prices with Orton averaging about $80 for the gold and Punk about $60 for his gold. I personally won Punks regular swatch for $15 and his base auto/swatch (numbered to /271) for $26 last night. If I intend to grab his other paralells I’ll need deep pockets.

But by far the most interesting development in the prices of the cards comes in the triple relics. These cards are three patches from different superstars which are limited to one in only every 6 boxes and are numbered to 99 each. There’s 10 different variants which rangefrom the obvious money card Edge/Triple H/John Cena to the lesser ones like Evan Bourne/Cody Rhodes/MVP. The prices have been much, much lower than I initially thought they’d be, I managed to secure a Rey Mysterio/CM Punk/The Miz triple relic for only $24 last night on Buy It Now. Some are up for as low as $25 and with a Best Offer option. I’m expecting the same thing that happened the Jumbo Swatches and auto/swatches from the 2010 collection and see the price baloon in the next few weeks. Personally once I get the CM Punk/Big Show/Edge variant for the collection I’ll be done.

I myself have spent the last few days buying up cards on eBay which will be listed here when I get them and also have two hobby boxes on their way to me. I’d have them opened and listed already if it were not for the fact there’s no postal service here until tomorrow! So hopefully I’ll get to post again with the results..

[Magic] First PTQ experience

19 Dec

Yep, this isn’t a strictly collection based post but I took part in my first ever PTQ this afternoon. It was a sealed deck Scars of Mirrodin set up and to say I did badly was an understatement. My pool/sidecard was pretty poor and I ended up quitting the tournament after going 0-5. I don’t see myself ever going for another online PTQ unless I end being a millionaire or something.

Realistically I knew I would never actually get anywhere in the thing as it was my first ever PTQ. I think from now on I’ll only be playing pauper online Magic and practicing drafts. My main bulk of investment will go towards paper Magic as there’s far more possibility for me to qualify for Nationals and Pro Tours etc from the Irish scene. PTQ’s in Ireland only draw about 100 people tops compared to the 512 that were in todays!

Tristar 2010 TNA Xtreme info + checklist updates

30 Nov

Yep, only a day after I posted the initial info the sell sheets and checklists have gone live over on TNA Wrestling Cards, head over there to see the full list of signers and memorabilia cards available.

Again, the majority of the signers are pretty much the same as Icons such as Hogan, Flair, Jarrett, Hardy, Samoa Joe, Motor City Machine Guns etc all signing in some form. One of the interesting things about the signature list is the amount of older ECW guys in the collection, this is essentially the collection that never existed when the original ECW was around which is pretty cool.