Card of the Day: Bryce Harper 2020 Topps Allen & Ginter X #16

Pin Highlight: 2020 Little League World Series ESPN Robo Cam Pin

Thanks to COVID-19 the 2020 Little League World Series did not take place. That certainly didn’t stop individuals and businesses from making their pins for fans to collect.

Pins have been a big part of the Little League World Series for years. Some of the more desirable pins come from various people who work for ESPN. When, where, and who distributes them is a total mystery to me. They just seem to popup and find their way into circulation.

A staple ESPN pin that seems to comeback year to year are the ones in the shape of the robo cams. The pin pictured below is what would have been making it’s rounds at the Little League World Series in 2020.

What makes this pin so special is the logo. This is the only pin that I’ve seen which contains the logo which would have been used for the 2020 Little League World Series. Usually the Little League store would sell logo merchandise, but they did very little of that last year. No pins for sure. Little League chose to use the same logo for 2021. The main difference is the year change.

Two of these pins have popped up for sale so far. Both auctions could easily have been for the exact same pin, and sold for close to $50 each time.

Card of the Day: Seby Zavala 2020 Topps Heritage High Number #674

2020 Topps U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team & Hopefuls Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph/Relic/Olympic Fans

Do you know what the secret is to being an Olympic athlete? LITTLE CHOCOLATE DONUTS!

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games were postponed last year thanks to COVID-19. This obviously postponed the release of 2020 Topps U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team & Hopefuls. Even though everything about this product screams 2020, I see many people referring to it as a 2021 product. It makes sense as to why seeing that the cards were printed in 2021, and have a 2021 copyright date.

We don’t get to see many standalone Olympic products. They’re usually reserved only for years when the Olympics are actually taking place. Although it isn’t uncommon for Olympians to show up in other products like Allen & Ginter. Its a welcomed change of pace as these athletes who can become superstars overnight usually don’t have that many cards made.

The base set consists of (76) cards. Parallels include Bronze (1 per pack), Silver (1:4), U.S. Flag #’ed/299, Gold #’ed/99, and FoilFractor #’ed 1/1. Watch carefully for those Gold parallels. The gold color is quite similar to the Copper ones and can easily be missed. Check the back to see if they are serial numbered to (99) copies to make sure. I almost missed mine.

Every hobby box comes with (24) packs containing (8) cards per pack. On average you should find (3) hits per box. One of those hits should be an autograph.

Autographs include your regular autographs that mirror that of the base cards. You will also find Olympic Champions Autographs which feature past winners.

Relics include Achievement Medallions Commemorative Relics, Team USA Memorabilia Pieces, and USOC Insignia Commemorative Relics.

Inserts include For Pride and Country, New to the Games!, and U.S. Olympic Heroes.

Wouldn’t it be fun to see this product receive the Sapphire treatment?

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Kathleen Baker Base Auto #’ed/350

Relics:

  • Matt Grevers Team USA Memorabilia Pieces
  • Robbie Hummel Team USA Memorabilia Pieces

Parallels:

  • Brooke Raboutou Gold #’ed/99
  • Rose Lavelle U.S. Flag #’ed/299
  • Cat Osterman #9 Silver
  • Maggie Steffens #68 Silver
  • Brooke Raboutou #29 Silver
  • Damon Huffman #44 Silver
  • Michael Andrew #22 Silver
  • Kelsi Dahlia #18 Silver
  • Vashti Cunningham #60 Copper
  • Megan Rapinoe #20 Copper
  • Carlin Isles #5 Copper
  • Megan Rapinoe #33 Copper
  • Kyle Snyder #38 Copper
  • Alex Morgan #61 Copper
  • Mariel Zagunis #75 Copper
  • Monica Aksamit #64 Copper
  • Lilly King #74 Copper
  • Alex Morgan #21 Copper
  • Matt Grevers #17 Copper
  • David Brown #62 Copper
  • Rose Lavelle #11 Copper
  • Simone Manuel #27 Copper
  • Cat Osterman #9 Copper
  • Sam Mikulak #72 Copper

Inserts:

  • Lilly King U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Sam Mikulak U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Matt Grevers U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Jessica Long U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Carissa Moore U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Kathleen Baker U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Robbie Hummel U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Rose Lavelle U.S. Olympic Heroes
  • Haylie McCleney New To The Games!
  • Kareem Maddox New To The Games!
  • Damon Huffman New To The Games!
  • 3-On-3 Basketball New To The Games!
  • Tom Schaar New To The Games!
  • Robbie Hummel New To The Games!
  • Ryan Murphy For Pride & Country
  • David Boudia For Pride & Country
  • Madison Hughes For Pride & Country
  • Lilly King For Pride & Country
  • Alex Morgan For Pride & Country
  • Kathleen Baker For Pride & Country
  • Jordan Burroughs For Pride & Country
  • Johnny Hooper For Pride & Country

Duchene 2020/21 UD SP Game Used Edition Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Matt Duchene 2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition – Banner Year – 2020 NHL Winter Classic Banner Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 7:00 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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!!!

2020 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Hobby Box Break

The fourth box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was a box of 2020 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions.

Inside each box you’ll find (20) packs. On average you should find (3) hits per box. Hits from a box of Goodwin Champions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Autographs, relics, stamps, currency, etc…

Here is what I pulled:

Relics:

  • Jasson Dominguez Memorabilia – Baseball – E – 1:42
  • Historic United States Currency Relics – 1905 Indian Head Cent – E – 1:987

3-D Lenticulars Splash of Color:

  • Stevie Wisz #122 – Tier 1 – 1:34

Parallels:

  • Vince Russo Splash of Color #131
  • Jamie Dwyer Splash of Color #106
  • Erica Hosseini Splash of Color #109
  • Jhenny Andrade Splash of Color #113
  • Scarface Splash of Color #146
  • James Holzhaur Mini Goudey Wood Lumberjack

Inserts:

  • Nick Lucena Goudey
  • Christian Coleman Goudey
  • Theo Maledon Goudey
  • Wayne Gretzky Goudey
  • Megan Rapinoe Goudey

Mini Inserts:

  • Brendan Bayliss Goudey
  • Casey Mize Goudey

Base Minis:

  • Jinh Yufrey #54 (Horizontal)
  • Timothy Weah #65 (Horizontal)
  • Darius Garland #10

Notable Base:

  • Casey Mize #7
  • Jasson Dominguez #95 (Horizontal)
  • Jasson Dominguez #45
  • Wander Franco #30
  • Wander Franco #80 (Horizontal)
  • Joe Burrow #41
  • Joe Burrow #91 (Horizontal)
  • Deni Avdija #93 (Horizontal)
  • Jaime Munguia #68 (Horizontal)
  • Deni Avddija #43
  • Timothy Weah #65 (Horizontal)
  • Jaime Munguia #18
  • Bianca Andreescu #27
  • Bianca Andreescu #77 (Horizontal)
  • Theo Maledon #2
  • R.J. Hampton #97 (Horizontal)
  • Rose Lavelle #28
  • Rose Lavelle #78 (Horizontal)
  • R.J. Hampton #47
  • Timothy Weah #15
  • Wayne Gretzky #40
  • Wayne Gretzky #90 (Horizontal)
  • Michael Jordan #51 (Horizontal)
  • LeBron James #100 (Horizontal)

Card of the Day: Max Verstappen 2020 Topps Chrome Formula 1 Sapphire Edition Photo Variation Orange Refractor #6

Card of the Day: Lewis Hamilton 2020 Topps Chrome Formula 1 Grand Prix Winner Monaco #138

Card of the Day: Ken Griffey Jr. 2020 Topps Chrome Update Sapphire Edition #190

Card of the Day: Jasson Dominguez 2020 Bowman Heritage Blue Refractor