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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pro Wrestling Loot Month 2

It's time for month 2 of the Wrestling Subscription Boxes to start arriving.  The first last month as well as the first for this month comes courtesy of www.prowrestlingloot.com.  I have to say that this was my favorite last month.  There were some neat fun things in the other boxes but for the value that was my #1 box.  Let's take a look at what box #2 had to offer:

 It's a nice branded PWLoot drawstring bag.  I like these little bags.  They come in handy on a quick trip or what not.
 An exclusive pin!  OOOOOOOOOh Yeah the Madness!
 My second card is the Demon
 Looks like this week is Balor's call up for the draft since he's had his curtain call in NXT
 Some WrestleMania cash from the new authority figure of Smackdown
 Word is that Daniel Bryan is going to be the General Manager of the Smackdown Brand!  I love that
 A very cool autographed 8x10 of ADR's former personal ring announcer!
 The star was this blue TSHIRT which I love...WINNER
I also enjoy this recap card they send each month.

Again very strong this month at $26.49 shipped.  Gonna be tough to beat!

If you've read this far I want to let you know that I'm going to share some blog/collecting direction news this week as I'm making another shift....Stay Tuned and Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Reviewing the fourth of four wrestling subscription boxes

This has been a fun month of receiving wrestling subscription boxes.  It's time to take a look a the final offering from Wrestlecrate.com

 Some nice branded goodies.  A mouse pad and a key chain lanyard
 A neat pink shirt
 This DVD is a star to me.  I look forward to seeing AJ at his bullet club best!
 I must admit I have a few WWE Pop Vinyls but not the Warrior!  Score
A well traveled NXT competitor 8x10

Professionalism-4 Stars
I'll probably use the keychain for something but I don't use a mousepad.  Nice Branding though.

Value-3 Stars
At $37.49 you have to be hoping for a homeun.  I wouldn't have minded having a different shirt.  Feels like this one didn't quite knock it out of the park

Cool Factor-3.5 Stars
This DVD is one I really will enjoy sitting down with.  The 8x10 was decent.  The Warrior was a nice get for me.

I have decided to give all four subscriptions another try and see what I can score.  Would you like to see me keep sharing?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Taking a look at wrestling subscription box.....Have Mercy!

Let's take a look at box 3 of 4 that I tried this month for wrestling subscription services:

 This one came courtesy of Pro Wrestling Crate.  I knew that the Hardcore Icon Mick Foley was affiliated with this service.  I didn't know what to expect on this one.  Let's take a look!
 A very neat Mr. Socko Dude Love Pen
 A Dude Love Air Freshener
 Dude Love Button
 A Spotify invitation to some of Micks summer favorites
 Some groovy Dude shades
 I did like this fold out poster
The shirt is pretty fun.

Professionalism-5 Stars
Nice information card and well branded with all Dude Love stuff

Value-3 Stars
At $29.99 it's not a huge spend.  I love Mick Foley so it was cool for me.  I just don't know is it Mick stuff each and every month

Cool Factor-3.5 Stars
Again I love the Hardcore Legend and will enjoy this Dude Love gear but I'm not sure if it's Mick Foley stuff each time or if this was just a summer of Love exclusive.  Either way I'm going to give it one more try....Have Mercyyyyyyyyy(But not Waylon Mercy)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Highspots wrestling subscription box

It's time to review box 2 of 4 of the wrestling subscriptions I discovered for this past month.  This one came courtesy of Highspots...Let's see what lurks inside
 This wrestlecon shirt was a throw in.  Pretty neat for an around the house shirt.
 Don't know this lady but she is pretty cool and she autographed this 8x10
 3 DVD's from the High Spot Stash.  Indy's haven't really been my thing but I plan to watch all of these
 A 2009 WWE Metal Pendant Necklace.  Is this Kofi??
 A luchador sticker!
This shirt saved it for me!  Coal Miners Glove Match. Spin the Wheel Make the Deal

Professionalism-4 Stars
No information card that I saw, well packaged though

Value-4 Stars
At $46.74 I feel like the shirt saved it for me

Cool Factor-3.5 Stars
I think maybe this one just didn't hit the chord with me.  The DVDS are ok.  I was hoping to get a shoot interview or 2.  The auto is of someone I'm not familiar with but I'll definitely give Highspots another try.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Breakdown of Epic Proportions

Let's get this out of the way right off the jump.  I am about the 1000th guy to praise Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown for his artistry and amazing custom work.  Out of selfishness I asked Gavin if he would consider taking on a project for me and he was kind enough to help me out.  I'm not of his process but here is an idea of what I asked for-I was hoping that Gavin could create a Jay Barker Custom but not just any.  This custom would fill in a blank on the Jay Barker cardboard anthology.  I was asking for Gavin to customize a couple of cards to memorialize Jay's less than memorable XFL tour.  Surely you remember the circus that was the XFL.  Well Gavin took my request and just went miles above and beyond. 

First of all, Gavin surprised me with these 3 awesome Willinghammer Royals Customs!!!!! Someone get me a drool towel. You are right on the money my friend-Josh did need more Royals cardboard!

 Now to the epicness-Gavin nailed the basecard custom
 Both front and back!!

The autograph card came out great and he sent it Jay to get it signed!!!  A top treasured item is now in the PC.  I'm not sure how Gavin phrased his auto request to Jay. Maybe........  "Hey Mr. Barker-this shadowy blogosphere figure desires your autograph...you better comply or he is going to bip you with Gary Redus cards!"
 He missed the Auto spot but I don't even care!
 Simply gorgeous
Gavin-You are a legend in my book sir!  I can't begin to tell you how impressed and geeked I was for these.  You are the man.  Can't say Thank you enough bud!  I have these letters that I've been meaning to mail to ya and I'll have them out this week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Picking up an All Time Wantlist Item

As NWA fan fest in Charlotte draws closer and I prepare to have my coolest wrestling experience ever I must share this bucket list item that I picked up recently.  I remember when I first learned that there were WCW Galoob figures that were issued in Great Britain but not in the states. Back then as a kid I could only look at pictures in a magazine and never dreamed I would have a chance to own any of them.  I really wanted two particular ones-The Fabulous Freebirds!  Fast forward to 2016
 Michael PS Hayes
 Jimmy Jam Garvin

Now thanks to ebay and a great seller from the UK I can take a trip to Badstreet whenever I desire!

Steve Woodard has a nice signature

There are 7750(purportedly) copies of this Steve Woodard 1994 Signature Rookies Autograph Card.  This is what 25 of them look like.  This is from a recent COMC, Ebay, Beckett, Sportlots collaboration.  I will continue my pursuit of this card