The Philly Show – March 5, 2011

Its been almost a year since I’ve been to The Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show, which is held at the Valley Forge Convention Center.  I noticed a few less dealers, but I had fun.  I got some autographs, busted a few boxes, and did what your suppose to do at The Philly Show.  Let me tell you something.  There are two dealers at this show that do extremely well.  One is Marty’s Sportscard Exchange and the other is ESE Supplies.  Marty Davis of Marty’s Sportscard Exchange always has the best deals on wax, and Eddie of ESE Supplies has any type of holder you’d need.  I even stopped by the Louisville Slugger booth.

FYI – a few vintage sets were stolen at the show.  The announcer said the sets came from 1961 and 1971.  They did not state which sport.

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Phillies Fan Favorite Jamie Moyer – Moyer made his MLB debut the day I was born

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Art Mahaffey was the 1st Philly to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.  You can see Lenny Dykstra (my personal accountant) in the background wearing the hat.

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Former Boston Red Sox Manager and Phillies Pitching Coach Joe Kerrigan

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Hunt Auctions had an impressive display of memorabilia.  This old “Casey at the Bat” book really caught my eye.

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In the top right corner, you’ll see an issue of Beckett Baseball with Ryan Howard on the cover.  I’m actually in that issue for when I wrote a little piece on Victor Martinez’s first card.

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More memorabilia from Hunt Auctions

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One of my first stops of the day was at the Louisville Slugger booth.  I purchased a new bat with the Phillies logo and “SPORTS CARD INFO” engraved on it.  Then I got Moyer and Mahaffey to sign it.

5 Cards I Would Like To See In 2011 Allen & Ginter

The Cardboard Connection is having a contest where you can win 1 free hobby box of 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter.  All you have to do is e-mail them a list of five cards you would like to see in 2011 Allen & Ginter.  Click here for all the contest details.

There are a ton of people I would like to see in Allen & Ginter.  I found it difficult to narrow it down to just five, but here is my list:

  • Jefferson Burdick – author of The American Card Catalog.

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  • Steve Jobs Auto – Co-Founder of Apple.

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  • Harry Kalas Cut Signature & Tie Relic – Phillies Hall of Fame broadcaster.

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  • Bob Uecker Auto – “Mr. Baseball” and 2003 Ford C. Frick Award winner.

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  • Ball Park Franks – Hygrade Food Products won a competition in 1959 to be the exclusive supplier of hot dogs to the Detroit Tiger’s stadium. Hygrade Food Products launched a contest to its employees in order to come up with the best brand name for their Detroit Tigers stadium hot dogs.  Mary Ann Kurk, one of Hygrade Food Products sales people at the time, won the contest with the name “Ball Park Franks”.

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In addition to this list, I would also like to see a card of Carl Stotz, who founded Little League Baseball.  So who or what would be on your list?

2010 Topps Finest Rookie Redemption #5 Is…

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Card of the Day: 2008 Upper Deck: The First Class

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This card basically wakes up in the morning and pisses excellence.

2009 Topps Finest Rookie Redemption #5….

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This week’s eTopps cards are……

COLT BRENNAN – RRO

JOHN DAVID BOOTY – RRO

Sports Card Info Site Statistics

I just thought I would give you a quick update on some of the statistics Sports Card Info has created since it started with WordPress back in May.  The site has generated 45,694 total hits with an average of about 200+ readers per day.  The most visitors that Sports Card Info has had on one day was 624 on November 29.   Some of the most clicked on posts would be How To Spot Fake Sports Cards That Are For Sale, How To Spot A Fake Michael Jordan 86-87 Fleer RC, How To Spot A Fake Wayne Gretzky 79-80 O-Pee-Chee RC, and the 2008 Allen & Ginter SP List.  At the end of the month, it will have been one year since I started Sports Card Info using Blogger before having to switch to WordPress.  I have received a lot of great feedback from collectors saying how much they enjoy the site.  I never thought that I would have 200+ readers coming to the site everyday.  I know its nothing compared to Stale Gum or Wax Heaven, but hopefully someday Sports Card Info will reach their type of popularity.  Thanks and keep reading.

Topps announces 2008 Finest Redemptions 4 & 5

#4 is Jeff Samardzja

 

#5 is Chris Davis

Upper Deck announces Mystery SPx Redemption #5

Upper Deck has announced that card number RR4 from their 2008 SPx Mystery Redemption Rookie Signatures set is of Collin Balester.  It will be autographed.  Stay tuned for number 6.

Topps announces Red Hot Rookie Redemption #5

Topps has annouced that their Red Hot Rookie Redemption #5 is of Mike Aviles.  It is not autographed.  These cards can only be pulled from packs of 2008 Topps Series 2 baseball cards.