One Pack a Day – 2015-16 NBA Hoops – Day 8 of 48

Another nice pack.  I like the DeAndre Jordan “Road to the Finals” insert.  Reminds me of a Nate McKinnon card from a hockey series, which I think was called “Road to the Championship”.  Starting with the first round, there were cards for select players and teams with a little replica ticket inside a relic window.  The cards got increasingly rare, with the championship having the lowest number cards.  Don’t know if that’s what Panini did with this insert series, but anyway it’s nice.



A few favorites here with Dennis Schroeder (Atlanta Hawks), Ryan Anderson (Cal Bear), Isaiah Thomas (from Tacoma, who promised his high school guidance counselor a car if he made it big, but I don’t think he’s delivered it yet), Jason Terry (from Seattle), Zach LaVine (from the state of Washington) and DeAndre Jordan (just plain cool :)).

  • 53 Jason Terry Houston Rockets base
  • 54 Luol Deng Miami Heat base
  • 55 DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers Road to the Finals # 111 /999
  • 6 Nerlens Noel Philadelphia 76ers base
  • 87 Cleanthony Early New York Knicks base
  • 89 Dennis Schroder Atlanta Hawks base
  • 96 Nicolas Batum Charlotte Hornets base
  • 98 Rodney Hood Utah Jazz base
  • 158 Ryan Anderson New Orleans Pelicans base
  • 201 Isaiah Thomas Boston Celtics base
  • 250 Zach LaVine Minnesota Timberwolves base
  • 269 Rashad Vaughn Milwaukee Bucks RC



One Pack a Day – 2015-16 NBA Hoops – Day 7 of 48

This was a nice “standard pack”.  As usual, I’m a sucker for the rainbow refractors.  (The Marcus Morris one is pretty cool, and of course photos don’t do those cards justice.)  Got Harrison Barnes and Marc Gasol cards, two of my favorite players.


74 Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies base
83 Jerami Grant Philadelphia 76ers base
84 Marcin Gortat Washington Wizards base
102 Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves base
104 Marcus Morris Detroit Pistons rainbow parallel # 295 /299
131 Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors base
170 Ty Lawson Houston Rockets base
190 Tyreke Evans New Orleans Pelicans base
208 Shelvin Mack Atlanta Hawks base
210 Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic base
226 Paul George Indiana Pacers base
286 Chris McCullough Brooklyn Nets RC


One Pack a Day – 2015-16 NBA Hoops – Day 6 of 48

This was a cool pack.  It had one of the two autos in the box, a Dwight Powell “Hot Signatures” card.  At first cut, I looked at it and thought, “Dude has a lazy signature.  C’mon man!”  Then I read about him a little and saw that he went to Stanford, and it made sense that he forgot all the letters in his name.  Also got a refractor card with him earlier this week.  Normally, I would start a mini-collection in this case, but dude went to Stanford, so I’m not going to bother.  Go Bears!!!  Just kidding of course, most Cal alumni develop a respect for Stanford over time. 🙂  Anyhow, nice to get the first hit and the card itself is cool (or hot as the case my be).

Funny, when I saw the Julius Randle card, I knew I had seen that picture before.  Yup:

There’s one part of me that thinks it’s super corny for card manufacturers to use the same pictures for different sets, and another that think’s it creative.  Panini does it, Topps does it, not sure about UD.  I’ll leave it at that.  Overall I liked this pack!

12 Jrue Holiday New Orleans Pelicans base
22 Julius Randle Los Angeles Lakers base
35 Al Horford Atlanta Hawks base
142 Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks base
147 Chris Bosh Miami Heat base
149 Dion Waiters Oklahoma City Thunder base
157 Chris Kaman Portland Trail Blazers base
197 Corey Brewer Houston Rockets base
225 Bismack Biyombo Toronto Raptors base
228 Spencer Dinwiddie Detroit Pistons base
300 Justise Winslow Miami Heat RC
HS-DWP Dwight Powell Dallas Mavericks Hot Signatures auto

One pack a day – 2015-16 NBA Hoops – Day 5 of 48

Day 5


Gotta admit, I wanted to open this pack first thing in the morning!  A normal pack, some stars like Griffin, Aldridge, Rose, and Thompson.  The Martin RC Rainbow # /299 is a nice looking card — gotta check if he’s still on the Grizzlies. 🙂  Also this blog was getting too cumbersome even after just five days, so I split it up into one blog post per day.  That way it’s a smaller chunk to read and the newest content is always on top.  Last thing, isn’t it cool that they got all the rookies to pose in front of the same brick wall? 🙂

  • 13 Jared Dudley Washington Wizards base
  • 31 Gary Harris Denver Nuggets base
  • 119 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls base
  • 162 Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors base
  • 166 Omri Casspi Sacramento Kings base
  • 211 J.J. Barea Dallas Mavericks base
  • 232 LaMarcus Aldridge San Antonio Spurs base
  • 235 Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers base
  • 254 Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies base
  • 256 P.J. Tucker Phoenix Suns base
  • 266 Jarell Martin Memphis Grizzlies RC Rainbow parallel # 193 /299
  • 272 Myles Turner Indiana Pacers RC

One pack a day – 2015-16 NBA Hoops – Day 4 of 48

Day 4


I liked this pack the best of those I’ve opened so far.  The Tim Hardaway Jr. green checkerboard parallel looks pretty cool (I didn’t know he’s on the Hawks now, so much I can learn with these cards lol), and the Harrison Barnes Champions Portrait # 85 / 99 is very nice.  I’m getting a little Harrison Barnes collection going here, have an auto and some parallels for him with the Warriors, and looking forward to seeing how he does with the Mavs.  Plus you’ve gotta root for a guy with a cool name like Rakeem Christmas. 🙂

  • 10 Taj Gibson Chicago Bulls base
  • 26 Tim Hardaway Jr. Atlanta Hawks green checkerboard parallel
  • 67 C.J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers base
  • 80 T.J. Warren Phoenix Suns base
  • 100 Tony Allen Memphis Grizzlies base
  • 107 Chandler Parsons Dallas Mavericks base
  • 115 Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons base
  • 133 J.J. Redick Los Angeles Clippers base
  • 213 Jonas Valanciunas Toronto Raptors base
  • 251 Jameer Nelson Denver Nuggets base
  • 298 Rakeem Christmas Indiana Pacers base
  • 89 Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors Champions Portraits insert # 85 /99

One pack a day – 2015-16 NBA Hoops – Day 3 of 48

Day 3

One of the nice things about doing one pack at a time is that it creates a manageable chunk and allows me to complete my “workflow” – open the pack, sort the cards, scan them, upload images, do inventory, update the blog, and file the cards.  Provides a nice feeling of completion and helps me wait till tomorrow to open a new pack.  Also, it also matches the flow on the epack apps, which generally provide one free pack per day.

  • 6 Mike Dunleavy Chicago Bulls base
  • 30 Terrence Ross Toronto Raptors base
  • 111 Greg Monroe Milwaukee Bucks base
  • 117 Channing Frye Orlando Magic base
  • 123 J.J. Hickson Denver Nuggets base
  • 125 Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors base
  • 142 Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks red back
  • 181 Ian Mahinmi Indiana Pacers base
  • 207 Corey Joseph Toronto Raptors base
  • 223 Jordan Clarkson Los Angeles Lakers base
  • 225 Boris Diaw San Antonio Spurs base
  • 282 Dakari Johnson Oklahoma City Thunder RC


One pack a day – 2015-16 NBA Hoops – Day 2 of 48

Day 2


A pretty ho-hum pack.  Porzyngis rookie is cool, and I really like the Gordon with the rainbow refractor border.  Enjoying this pack and looking forward to tomorrow’s.

  • 47 Brian Roberts Charlotte Hornets base
  • 48 Raymond Felton Dallas Mavericks base
  • 56 Nene Washington Wizards base
  • 65 Alec Burks Utah Jazz base
  • 82 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Detroit Pistons base
  • 174 Mason Plumlee Portland Trail Blazers base
  • 183 Jakaar Sampson Philadelphia 76ers base
  • 191 Iman Shumpert Cleveland Cavaliers base
  • 199 Dwight Powell Dallas Mavericks rainbow refractor border 271 /299
  • 209 Dwayne Wade Miami Heat base
  • 234 Michael Carter-Williams Milwaukee Bucks base
  • 261 Kristapis Porzingus New York Knicks RC