Got My Pin Card!

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Today I went to go see that new movie The Grey.  I thought it was really good, especially the ending.  I suggest seeing it if you haven’t already.  Anyway, I got my Cole Hamels 2012 Topps Series 1 pin card today in the mail.  Its everything I expected and more.  Topps could really take this idea in a bunch of directions.

Christmas Package from OC Sports Cards

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OC Sports Cards sent over a nice little Christmas package that contained some autographed photos.  OC Sports Cards holds a lot of in-store autograph signings and looks like a really nice shop.  Be sure to check out their Facebook page too. Sports Card Info will find an excellent use for these.  Thanks!

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Nolan Ryan w/ STEINER COA

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Nolan Ryan w/ STEINER COA

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Dee Gordon – in-store signing

Mailday: New Addition To The Phillies Collection

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I haven’t added a new card to my personal collection for awhile, but I couldn’t help it when I saw this Raul Ibanez/Shane Victorino 2011 Bowman Platinum dual auto/relic #’ed/10.  This is my first autograph of Ibanez and my second of Victorino.  I got mine for only $40.00, and another one sold for $30.00.  The version numbered to 89 copies recently sold for $70.00.  I feel like a got a good deal.

New Addition To The Kalas Collection

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Its not that often I get to add a new Harry Kalas card to my collection.  He doesn’t have that many to begin with.  This one comes from one of those Oddball playing card sets.  I’m still searching for some of those Sweet Spot autographs, and a 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game Schmidt / Kalas dual autograph.

Bobblehead Mailday!

I had to have one…

Another Press Pass Replacement Mailday

Press Pass sent me another replacement for my Dez Bryant 2010 Press Pass autograph redemption.  This time they sent a Mike Williams 2010 autograph.  Earlier this week they sent me an Earl Campbell 2008 Press Pass Legends – Bowl Edition Top 25 autograph #’ed/75.  I think they’ve covered all their bases on this one.  I’m quite happy with my replacements.

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Press Pass Replacement Mailday

Last June I busted a box of 2010 Press Pass Football, and pulled a redemption for a Dez Bryant autograph.  In January Press Pass informed me they would be mailing a replacement.  Today I received an Earl Campbell 2008 Press Pass Legends – Bowl Edition Top 25 autograph #’ed 14/75.  I think its a reasonable replacement.  I pulled three Dez Bryant autographs within the last year, and all have been redemptions.  I wish Press Pass would bring back Bowl Edition.  Those cards seem to be really popular.  Boxes yield five packs, each containing an autograph.

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Nothing quite like an on-card autograph

Panini Super Bowl XLV Prize Mailday

I was one of the lucky 12 winners in Panini’s Super Bowl XLV contest.  To enter, all I had to do was show a picture of myself holding my favorite championship card.  I picked my Bob Griese 2005 Donruss Classics – Classic Pigskin relic.

Take a look at what I won.

This was the picture and entry I used to win.  I put myself on a Lil’ Teammate 🙂

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Having a perfect season is something the ’72-’73 Miami Dolphins did, and I highly doubt any other team in the NFL will do it again. One of my favorite cards is my Bob Griese 2005 Donruss Classics – Classic Pigskin relic. It sits atop my Miami Dolphins shelf with pride overseeing all my other cards. I would love to see more cards commemorating their perfect season. There are a lot of great players from that team that don’t have modern day cards.

Card History Mailday

Cards educating collectors on the history of The Hobby is one of my favorite things Topps has done with some of their past releases.  2011 Topps Baseball Series 1 has an excellent 10-card set that provides collectors with the history of the Topps Company.  I’m glad to see Topps is reading Sports Card Info.  The set includes the following:

  • #1 – Topps is founded by the Shorin family
  • #2 – 1951 – First cards are sold
  • #3 – 1952 – Sy Berger creates the first complete set
  • #4 – 1957 – Topps sets the card size standard
  • #5 – 1972 – Topps goes public
  • #6 – 1974 – First Topps Traded set
  • #7 – 1989 – Topps reintroduces Bowman
  • #8 – 1994 – Topps moves from Brooklyn to NYC
  • #9 – 2007 – Eisner & Co. buy in to Topps
  • #10 – 2009 – Topps receives MLB exclusive

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I also picked-up this 2010 Topps – Tales of the Game insert that talks about how Topps dumped excess ’52 Topps cards into the Hudson River.

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HK Bobble Finds A New Home

I added a new bobblehead to my growing collection today.  Its of Harry Kalas, and was a stadium giveaway on 8/22/10 from the Wilmington Blue Rocks.  Its already fitting in nice on the shelf next to my Kalas/Ashburn dual bobblehead and all three Kalas Upper Deck Sweet Spot autographs.

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