Ace Authentic Signature Series Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Richard Nebe Jr. on being the lucky winner of the Shinobu Asagoe 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Relic #’ed/500.  Once Richard Nebe Jr. sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Ace Authentic Signature Series Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Shinobu Asagoe 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Relic #’ed/500.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 28, 2018 @ 8:00 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.
  • 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!!!

Card of the Day: Bud Collins 2013 Ace Authentic Grand Slam Auto

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1991 Ace Novelty Co. Inc. Tackling Dummies

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Sticking with the toy theme for Christmas, this week its all about those Tackling Dummies.

From 1991 to 1992 Ace Novelty Co. Inc. released a slew of stuffed toys covering a wide variety of sports.  The football line was known as Tackling Dummies.  With all the success that Tonka was having with their Wrestling Buddies, it only seems natural that other sports would get sucked in too.  I guess Ace Novelty was able to snag licenses to the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL before Tonka could.  Or at least they came to an agreement with certain players.

The 1991 run of Tackling Dummies consists of only four players – Joe Montana, Randall Cunningham, Boomer Esiason, and Dan Marino.  In 1992 they added Troy Aikman, Jim Kelly, and Warren Moon to the checklist.  Unlike most sports collectibles, these guys are made to be played with.  They’re built to take a beating.  Today their value can vary a lot.  Having them in their original box increases their value dramatically.  Mint in box examples can be worth $50.00 to $120.00.  They aren’t quite as desirable as Tonka’s Wrestling Buddies.  Most used versions can be found for under $30.00.

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That is one creepy looking face.

Card of the Day: “Ace” Parker 1955 Topps All-American #84

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Card of the Day: Anna Kournikova 2013 Ace Authentic Auto

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Card of the Day: Maria Sharapova 2005 Ace Signature Series Auto