The biggest hits of August

Whether you like it or not, summer is more or less over. The leaves are starting to change colors, the kids are back in school, and the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back and more popular than ever. Of course, we bid adieu to summer with one more month of hot hot heat.

August was the Unofficial Bangerz Month on Loupe. Hit after hit after hit after hit — Ichiro would be jealous. Let’s show you some of the big stuff that was pulled last month.

Tiger Woods SP Game Used Letter Marks auto /25

How about we start somewhere sort of unexpected, by paying tribute to a living legend. Lab 20 pulled this Tiger Woods Letter Marks gold ink auto out of SP Game Used. Anytime you see a Tiger auto, it just hits different.

Kobe Bryant SP Premier Collection Holoviews RC

Aside from being a rookie of one of the best players of all-time, this is just an extremely cool-looking card. That 90s-era aesthetic could be so bad or so good — and this is definitely an instance where it was so good. Coach Chris found an absolute gem here that belongs in any Kobe collection.

Justin Fields Panini Certified RPA /15

Spoiler alert: This isn’t the last time you’ll see Panini Certified on this list. While this isn’t the best Certified card here, it’s certainly a stunner. Casa did well to find a low-numbered RPA of one of the hottest rookies, though. It’d take something crazy like a 1-of-1 to top it!

Nathan MacKinnon Young Guns

We don’t see a lot of golf nor hockey in these posts. I’m feeling frisky today and want to shake things up. BrewMedic47 went all the way back to 2013 and ended up pulling this Nathan MacKinnon Young Guns rookie card. (No pink spot, either!) It’s always a good day when you pull a RC of one of the best in the game.

Zion Williamson National Treasures printing plate

Speaking of underrepresented, there’s a wide gulf between how cool printing plates are and how they’re valued. But I still love this hit from Susie Sports. It’s a Zion Williamson yellow printing plate out of 2020-21 National Treasures. That means it’s a rookie plate from 19-20 NT. Anything Zion rookie is huge!

Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne Immaculate dual auto /25

A little more foreshadowing, this time courtesy of Ry$. Here’s a beautiful Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence dual auto card where they’re both in their Clemson orange. Surely this is the last time we’ll see Lawrence on this list, right…?

Tua Select auto /15

Running it back with back-to-back Ry$ hits. This Tua auto out of Select is so dang clean. But this is just an appetizer for the main event.

Trevor Lawrence Certified 1-of-1 NFL Shield auto

As we say in the business: BANG! A one-of-one RPA NFL Shield logo from the number one draft pick. Hit n Run pulled this hit of a lifetime. It literally doesn’t get any better than this. Only on Loupe!

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