Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sean Kilpatrick joins the collection!

The Nets have been having a rough time the past few years, but one of the few bright spots has been the emergence of Sean Kilpatrick. He got his first cards in 2016-17 but I was unable to get any of them- until now! I purchased a blaster of the new Threads set this past weekend and one of the cards inside was my first of his, which I was of course thrilled to get.

While it's my first card of his, I hope to add lots more over the coming years.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Marquee Nets

In 2011-12, the NBA suffered through it's second lockout. Due to that, that season was shortened to 82 games and Panini decided not to issue any rookie cards. Instead, the now second year players were all tagged as rookies in the 2012-13 releases, meaning they don't really have any true rookie cards.

I recently made a trade that brought me two of the so-called rookie cards from 2012-13 Panini Marquee, one of the 2011-12 Rookies in MarShon Brooks and one of actual 2012-13 rookie Mirza Teletovic. Instead of saving them for future posts that catch-all trades for the month, I'm going to try and post more often. These arrived to me in the same trade as the Chris Childs card as seen in the last post.
2012-13 Panini Marquee #279

2012-13 Panini Marquee #345

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Chris Childs Rookie card arrives in trade

Chris Childs broke into the NBA in 1994-95 with the Nets, after a successful CBA career. He played 53 games for the Nets in the 1994-95 season, but he got only one card that season- in Flair Series 2. The first Flair set is one I never had a lot of cards from and I just took in 39 new cards (new to me, anyway) in a trade at the start of May. One of those cards was the one and only Chris Childs rookie card.


He would also play the 1995-96 season with the Nets and would have been the starting point guard in the first Nets game I ever saw, unless it was one of the four games he missed that season. Since I don't remember which game was my first Nets game, I'll never know.

He then signed with the New York Knicks as free agent and also played with the Raptors.

I'm pretty sure the first autograph in my NBA collection was his card from 1996-97 Autographics so he's kind of an important player in said collection.

This is a card I've wanted for many years so it's nice to finally be able to add it to my collection. The cool thing is that it was sort of a blind trade- I didn't know what he was going to send me, so it was a total surprise.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nets cards traded for in April

April started with a bang as I got a large trade on the very first day of the month. One of those cards happened to be a Nets card.
From 1998-99 Hardcourt comes card #4, Keith Van Horn. It is pretty rare for me to add new cards from this set, it's only the third since 2002. I also can't remember the last time I found a new Van Horn card to add.

You can see more of the trade in my April Trade Recap on Cardboard History.

This Tom Washington card from 1973-74 came from EP of Old Red Sox Cards blog. I have been busy with other stuff and didn't get this posted at the end of April like I planned.
 It's not too often I get ABA era Nets cards in trade so that's a good thing! It was really more of a gift than a trade to be honest.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Nets cards traded for in February- I forgot one!

I had set the Chrome cards aside because they scan better when they are scanned as a unit of all Chrome/Finest style, just like mirror foils do. When I was composing my last post I missed it because it was not with the others.

So here it is now, from 2005-06 Topps Chrome, Jeff McInnis...
This card also came to me from a trade on the Trading Card Database. He wore #0, which is something I really enjoy for some reason.

OK, NOW that's all of the new Nets cards for the month of February! I have not gotten any in March yet at all...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Nets cards traded for in February

I've been really busy with my NASCAR project (see Cardboard History) so I have not done much scanning. I did manage to make a couple of large trades in February and I finally got a chance to scan them. I only got two Nets cards in both trades.

The Kerry Kittles is a subset from 1997-98 Ultra, and the Williams is his base card from 1998-99 Skybox. That's all I took in Nets wise, and though it's not much, it's still two more that I didn't have before.

I have not traded for any in the month of March yet.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Goodbye, Hello

The Nets made two trades before today's Trade Deadline, sending out Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough and bringing back Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and K.J. McDaniels. Thornton has already been waived and will not appear as a Net in any games.

I'm a little disappointed to see the two Nets leave, as I'm always usually disappointed when a Net gets traded away.

Bogdanovic has appeared in 212 games for over three seasons for the Nets and already ranked 8th all time in 3 pointers made in franchise history.
2016-17 Hoops #88
Chris McCullough appeared in only 38 games for the Nets, and this is only his second season. He has spent the majority of his time in the D-League.
2015-16 Absolute Basketball Tools of the Trade Jumbo Patch
McCullough is the only player who I have a Brooklyn era patch from...in fact I have two.

Both players were sent to the Washington Wizards, who are actually ranked #3 in the East this year, so in theory McCullough could make his playoffs debut this season. Bogdanovic appeared in six playoff games as a rookie in 2014-15, the last time the Nets hit the post season.

So who do the Nets say hello to? Coming from the Wizards is Andrew Nicholson, who has also previously played for the Magic.
Nicholson is in his 5th season and should play more for the Nets than he did the Wizards, who signed him as a free agent this past offseason, he only got in 28 games so far this year.
2015-16 Complete #209
The Nets made a second deal today, sending cash to Houston for K.J. McDaniels. In his third season, he has been stuck deep on the Rockets' bench and should also see more action for the Nets.
He showed some promising skills with the 76ers (who drafted him), enough to make the Rockets want to acquire him, but they didn't actually play him. He's appeared in only 29 games this season.
(128 in his career)
2014-15 Donruss The Rookies #30
If Thornton had gotten into any games, it would have been his second go around with the Nets. He played 29 games late in the 2013-14 season in the Brooklyn Black &White.

Panini did not bother to include either player in sets this season.

The Nets also got a first round draft pick from the Wizards, something sorely needed as the Nets had traded away all of our own. The pick is lottery protected, meaning that if the Wizards should plummet out of the playoffs they would retain it this season before conveying it in the future. This coming draft is said be a good one so hopefully this works out well for the Nets.

I don't know yet if Nicholson or McDaniels will be ready to play in the Nets' next outing, which is in Denver on Friday night.