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

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More Photos From The ’09 Little League World Series

This morning I headed up to the Little League World Series in Williamsport.  This year I had a lot more fun because I took part in many of the promotional campaigns some of the major sponsors were doing.  Aside from baseball and football cards, I also collect pins.  Pin trading is HUGE at the Little League World Series.  Obtaining some of the pins from the sponsors reminded me of being at The National, because you need to do certain things to get a pin.  I had a really good time and if you’re a baseball fan you should go.  I even found a few baseball cards 🙂  When I was there, Mexico and Canada were playing.  Click on each photo to enlarge.

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Kellogg’s

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Coca-Cola

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David Sunflower Seeds

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New Era’s booth is in the shape of a baseball.

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This was one of the pin trading tents.  There were thousands of pins in here.

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2009 Little League World Series logo pin

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2009 Little League World Series ring pin

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This ACE Hardware pin was a giveaway around lunchtime.

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All I had to do was answer a few questions at the Honda booth and they handed me this pin.

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Quality Inn was just giving these away at their booth.

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Coca-Cola gave me this pin because I recycled one of their soda bottles at their booth.

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While I was getting lunch, a man came up to me and said he was an umpire for Little League and gave me this pin.  Its an umpire pin from Johnson City, TN.

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These cards were a giveaway from Sunkist.  Upper Deck made them back in 2005 for the Little League World Series.  Each came wrapped in a clear pack.  There are 5 cards to the set.