Tuesday 6 February 2018

COMC Black Friday: Kevin Johnson; and Christmas pack 26

I bought more Kevin Johnson cards than Tim Couch cards in my COMC Black Friday order, but I don't think that Johnson will ever make up the ground on Couch to take over the lead in my collection. That being said, let's look at the Johnson cards that I bought.

Top (l-r): 1999 Bowman - Autographics #A26; 1999 Collector's Edge First Place - Gold Ingot #161
Bottom (l-r): 1999 Collector's Edge Advantage - Rookie Autographs #172; - Rookie Autographs Blue Ink #161 (#/40)
I was surprised to find a bunch of inexpensive Kevin Johnson autographs on COMC when I was looking around. I jumped at them.

When my order came, I thought that I might have accidentally ordered the same card twice. It took a couple of minutes, but noticed one was hand numbered out of 40 on the back. I double checked my order and saw that one was black ink, and the other was blue ink. I'll blame the lighting in the room for not noticing that before.

The photo in the Advantage cards may appear to be a Browns uniform, but they're not, it is Johnson in his Syracuse college uniform.

L-R: 1999 Collector's Edge Triumph - Millenium Collection Blue #T164; - Signed, Sealed, Delivered #KJ
We all know that a lot of the chrome type cards don't show up well in scans. The logos and the name on the card on the left are in blue, hence the blue parallel. If you're curious about the photo, it is the same as the autographed card beside it.

Top: 1999 Press Pass - Autographs
Bottom (l-r): 1999 Score - Rookie Preview Autographs; 1999 Skybox Premium - Autographics

Three more cards of Johnson in his Syracuse uniform.


I'm still working on opening those Christmas baseball packs. The pack for this post is...

...1992 OPC Premier!

 Only 8 cards, but look at that French on the cards.

You know what, it really isn't that special to me. I grew up with regular O-Pee-Chee and their bilingual cards. I was always more excited when I was able to get a pack of Topps cards.

Ummm, this is an interesting start to the pack. Doubles in the first four cards. At least it is a former Met.

I remember Delino Deshields breaking in with the Expos. I think Dodger fans remember him as well.

Two Hall of Famers, a multiple All-Star World Series hero, and a Phillie that I don't remember. But he's got a good smile.


  1. I should probably get a Kevin Johnson card for my collection. I think I interviewed him when he was at SU.

  2. I had so many nice Johnson cards because they were much more affordable than the Couch cards in 1999.

  3. I bought a lot of Kevin Johnson back in 1999. Really thought him and Couch would light up the league.