Kalas Cut Added To The Collection

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On Monday, UPS dropped off the newest addition to my Harry Kalas collection.  This is a Harry Kalas 2012 Leaf Executive Collection Masterpiece Cut Signature serial numbered 1/1.  Leaf started their Executive Collection last year, and I had been looking for a Kalas item to send in to them.  I finally came across a PSA/DNA certified signed index card that worked perfectly.  Leaf’s Executive Collection basically allow collectors to create their own cut signature as long as the autograph is certified by either PSA/DNA or JSA.  Leaf did an excellent job on the turnaround time.  It only took a few weeks.  No Harry Kalas autographs were submitted for the 2011 set, and this is the first one in 2012.  The chrome border used for the Masterpiece 1/1 cuts look a lot better than the plain white ones from last year. 

I guess you could say I’m a Harry Kalas supercollector.  He doesn’t have that many cards, and when his autographs pop-up collectors go nuts over them.  The longtime Phillies broadcaster has a big following, especially in Philadelphia.  This is one card that will stay in my personal collection for quite some time.

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Here is my other Harry Kalas one-of-one I own.  Sports artist Monty Sheldon did this sketch card for me.  Sheldon has worked on many products with Topps such as Chicle, Allen & Ginter, and Gypsy Queen.

I’m still looking for these cards:

  • Harry Kalas 1984 Tastykake Phillies Broadcasters #7
  • Harry Kalas/Gary Maddox/Richie Ashburn 1988 Phillies Tastykake Phillies Announcers #39
  • Harry Kalas/Chris Wheeler/Andy Musser 1990 Phillies Tastykake Phillies Announcers #35
  • 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game Mike Schmidt/Harry Kalas Announcing Greats Dual Auto #’ed/25
  • Harry Kalas 2004 UD Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Auto Black #’ed/100
  • Harry Kalas 2005 UD Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Auto Black Stitch #’ed/1
  • Harry Kalas 2005 UD Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Auto Red-Blue Stitch #’ed/40
  • Harry Kalas Sportkings Premium Back Redemption Sketches #’ed/1
  • Harry Kalas Sportkings Series E Top 50 Broadcasters Cut Signature #’ed/1
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Bryce Harper Harrisburg Senators Bobblehead Is Here!

If you recall, last weekend I went to see the Harrisburg Senators play the New Britain Rock Cats.  It was suppose to be Bryce Harper bobblehead night, but they didn’t arrive on time.  Starting today you could pick them up if you were one of the first 1,000 fans through the gate and received a voucher.  Looks pretty cool!!!

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A Few Recent Pin Pickups

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The 2011 Little League World Series has set records in attendance this year.  The 65th anniversary pin has been quite popular.

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I never saw this Harry Kalas pin before.  It can’t hurt that Ozzie Smith is along for the ride either.

My 2010 Topps Football Gridiron Giveaway Hit

Inside each jumbo pack of 2010 Topps Football collectors can find a Topps Gridiron Giveaway redemption.  I just redeemed one and received a Danny Villaneuva 1963 Topps #43.  I was hoping for an old card and I got one.  Very cool idea by Topps.  What have you received?

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More Promo Pins From The ’10 LLWS

After work today I went back up to Williamsport because I heard there were some pin vendors setup at some of the local hotels.  I purchased a ton of new pins for my collection, and I don’t think I even spent $20.00.   I was able to pick-up a few new promos from the Wilson Trophy Company, DPH Custom Pins, and the grocery store Wegmans.  Check them out!

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To get the Wegmans pin, all I had to do was eat two pieces of pizza and drink a soda.

PHOTOS: The 2010 Little League World Series

This morning it was pouring and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make it up to Williamsport today.  But after awhile the clouds cleared, the sun came out and I decided to head up.  I picked up a bunch of new pins and got some great photos.  Check them out!

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Casey At The Bat

The Little League World Series is known for its pins.  Here are some that I picked-up.

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2010 LLWS logo

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2010 LLWS ring pin

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Honda’s promo pin is in 3D

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active.com’s promo pin

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The Wilson Trophy Co. will be selling pins and having giveaways at the Holiday Inn downtown Williamsport this week each day from 2:00 p.m. until midnight.

Strasburg Heritage = Obtained

The biggest promotional giveaway during this year’s National has to have been the Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps Heritage RC #’ed/999.  It took me two days to try and get into this line.  Topps had a posted schedule of when they planned to give out these cards, and most of the time people lined up two hours ahead of schedule.  Friday I hovered around the general area where collectors were suppose to line up.  When they said you could get in line, it was a mad rush and I’m sure I ran over a few toes.  I had never seen such a rush for a promo.  Luckily I was able to get one.

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#’ed 294/999

Ever see the movie 300?  This is what it was like when they said you could get in line for the Strasburg promo.

The Strasburg 2010 Topps Heritage RC was the hardest promo to obtain in my opinion.  For the first time, I got the idea of what it was like collecting during the early 90’s while attending a National.  Promos are always a big draw, but this was insane.  Some other promos I got include a bunch of Elite cards from Panini such as Brett Favre, John Wall, and Jimmy Clausen all numbered to 499.   Plus I got all the promos that came included inside the VIP packages.

I also pulled some great cards too.  From a box of Ultimate Collection Baseball I pulled a Yankee eight way jersey #’ed/20.  Wednesday I tried my first box of Sportkings and pulled a Joe Greene / Mario Lemieux dual jersey.  LOTS OF GOOD STUFF!!!!!