Guess The Set – August 30, 2019

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Not Garbage Pail Kids.

Card of the Day: J.D. Hammer 2018 Choice Reading Fightins Top 30 Prospects #14

Guess The Set – November 30, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – This character was first mentioned 400+ years prior to the first baseball cards being printed.

Guess The Set – March 30, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – According to science, Bigfoot doesn’t exist.

Guess The Set – June 30, 2017

Its time to enjoy a long weekend.  Kick back and have a burger.  Can you Guess The Set?  I’ll post the answer in the comment section and on Twitter tonight around 8:00 p.m. EST.  Thanks to sports artist Monty Sheldon for making this recommendation.

Hint – Like 1989 Fleer, this set has a card containing an expletive written on the bat knob.

The 35th National Has Begun!

Its official.  The 35th National Sports Collectors Convention has begun.  Autographs, cards, and promos are flying all over the place.  Every single collector in the world should be in Cleveland right now.

I arrived in plenty of time to obtain my VIP and Guest/Media credentials.  Then off to the VIP Party I went.  After eating some pizza and a cookie, the show opened to VIPs at 3:30pm.  Take a look!

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7x All-Star Dale Murphy signing at the Freedom Cardboard booth.

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Now for the pickups.  While waiting in line for Dale Murphy, I just happened to be standing next to the Topps booth.  I decided to pickup a box of 2014 Topps Minis.  With every purchase of a Topps Minis box, you get a jumbo card made just for the show.  I picked Mike Trout.

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These OYO minifigures were actually the first promos I got upon entering the show.

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I stopped by Marty’s Sports Card Exchange and bought a box of 2014 Allen & Ginter.  The I went to Blowout Cards and bought another just so I could get the Johnny Manziel Beckett Cover card.  Both boxes were unwrapped at the Topps booth and I got my Abreu and Tanaka exclusive National mini promos.  I still need to go through my boxes to see what I got.

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: RDZ Super Bowl 30 Club – First World Championship Game AFL vs NFL Pin

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The Super 30 Club is a set of pins made by RDZ for the NFL.  Certain members of the media that covered the first thirty Super Bowls were given this exclusive set.  Each pin in the set commemorates one of the first thirty Super Bowls.  Depending on which Super Bowl you’re looking at, the price per pin can vary.  Especially when there were only 110 sets produced.  In the world of pins, that isn’t a lot.  This pin that commemorates the first Super Bowl recently sold at auction for just over $100.00.  Pins like this can be found from one of the best pin dealers on eBay – THE PIN MAN.

Super Bowl I took place on January 15, 1967 between the Packers and Chiefs.  The Packers went on to win 35-10 and Bart Starr was named the MVP.