Card of the Day: Hanley Ramirez 2003 Topps Tribute First Year Auto

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Card of the Day: Odell Beckham Jr. 2014 Topps Chrome RC Refractor #117

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Card of the Day: Pat Borders 1987 Topps Traded #17T

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Souvenir Stamps Contest!

This contest is for a Alex English 2010 Century Collection Souvenir Stamps Jersey #’ed/250.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Card of the Day: Lyle Alzado 1984 Topps #100

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Bushwood Country Club Pin/Button

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With an all star cast consisting of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Bill Murray, Caddyshack will go down as one of the funniest sports movies of all time.  Directed by Harold Ramis, Caddyshack did for golf what National Lampoon’s Animal House did for fraternities and Police Academy did for law enforcement.  If you haven’t seen it, you’re really missing out.

Caddyshack takes place at the fictional Bushwood Country Club.  The main story line follows caddy Danny Noonan in his effort to save money for college and attempt to win the caddy scholarship.  But there are truck loads of side stories to follow as well.  One in particular deals with the groundskeeper named Carl Spackler played by Bill Murray.  Carl Spackler is on a one man mission to stop a gopher infestation that has riddled Bushwood Country Club.  In his many tries, he almost starts World War III.

I’ve always thought it was cool when fictional organizations from the movies get their own merchandise.  It makes it feel almost as if its real.  Caddyshack has it’s share of merchandise, including a whole line of Bushwood Country Club stuff.  This pin/button isn’t rare and only costs $5.00.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1983 KG Glossy

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There are a lot of grey areas when talking about the 1983 KG Glossy set.  It’s definitely not a set that every collector is familiar with.  The set closely resembles the 1983 glossy cards Topps made available through a mail-in program.  That’s one of the reasons why some collectors believe the KG Glossy set may have been a test issue, but this has never been confirmed.  The whole set consists of 24 blank back cards that don’t even contain the player’s name.  Steve Garvey and Pete Rose each have two different cards.  The addition of the extra cards of Garvey and Rose make collectors believe they were added at a later date.

Another theory is that the 1983 KG Glossy cards were produced by a guy named Kenny Garshewicz and sold through various collector publications at the time.  If these weren’t a test issue from Topps, maybe this guy thought he could produce this unlicensed set without getting in trouble with Topps by using different photos and leaving the names off.  This is the theory I believe the most in.  I also think whoever issued this set sold it over multiple years.  Just check out this old add from Baseball Card Magazine that was printed in 1985:

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By the looks of it, they also have a jumbo set too.

A value is hard to determine.  eBay has a bunch of cards for sale, but only a few have actually sold.  The individual cards that did sell went for under $10.00.  High graded examples seem to have large asking prices.

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