Card of the Day: Rowdy Roddy Piper 1985 Topps WWF #7

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Davis ’15 Topps UFC KO Relic Contest!

This contest is for a Phil Davis 2015 Topps UFC Knockout Relic #’ed/188.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, August 7, 2015 @ 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!!!

Owens ’15 Bowman Inception Auto/Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to rdsoxlifer on being the lucky winner of the Henry Owens 2015 Bowman Inception Auto/Jersey.  Once rdsoxlifer sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Card of the Day: Cy Young 2010 Topps National Chicle Artist’s Proof Cabinet Monty Sheldon Auto

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Card of the Day: Bill Pickel 1992 Collector’s Edge #124

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Card of the Day: Vida Blue 1975 Topps Mini #510

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2015 National Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction Press Pin

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Over the weekend the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed four new members – Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz.  These are players that have had tons of merchandise made over the years.  An amateur collector would probably think rookie cards of those guys are worth tons.  In truth, its the total opposite.  Their rookies were so overproduced they barely sell for anything unless you have some obscure regionally issued minor league card.

Each year the Baseball Hall of Fame rolls out it’s line of merchandise for the new inductees.  Pins have always been at the core of new stuff.  The pin pictured above is what members of the press received during the 2015 induction ceremony.  I believe other significant individuals received the same pin as well.  On the reverse side you’ll find that it is serial numbered out of 5,000 copies.  They have been selling for $50.00 to $100.00.

The pin pictured below looks almost identical to the version provided to the press and other elite attendees.  But its far from the same thing.  The quality of the real deal is much higher.  If you look closely the real thing has multiple layers to it as well.  This other pin below is only one layer and the quality just isn’t that high.  Plus it isn’t numbered on the back.  I don’t believe this is a fake.  I think they just used the same design for mass production versions to be sold in souvenir shops.

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