Card of the Day: Alexander Ovechkin 2005-06 Upper Deck BeeHive Rookies #102

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Card of the Day: Grover Cleveland Alexander 1960 Fleer #5

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Henry Hynoski Signing This Weekend At Aubrey Alexander Toyota

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Tomorrow 3/10/12 Super Bowl XLVI Champion Henry Hynoski will be signing autographs at the Aubrey Alexander Toyota dealership in Selinsgrove, PA from 12pm to 3pm.  This is a great opportunity for those people that didn’t get to meet him last week at the Susquehanna Valley Mall.  If its anything like last weekend, I’m sure it will be packed.

Crown Royale Patch Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Susan Ladd on being the lucky winner of the Alexander Semin 2010-2011 Crown Royale 3-Color Patch card #’ed/50.  Once Susan Ladd sends me their mailing address, I will ship out this card for free.

We had 97 entries in this contest.  Thanks to everyone that participated.

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Crown Royale Patch Contest! – NOW CLOSED

On Friday, Panini sent over a box of 2010-2011 Crown Royale Hockey for me to review.  Probably the best “hit” of the box was this Alexander Semin 3-Color Patch #’ed/50.  I feel like giving it away.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 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
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

The Playground or Out-Door Games for Boys

In 1953 Congress officially declared Alexander Cartwright the inventor of the modern game of baseball.  Before that, a heated battle went on debating whether Cartwright or Abner Doubleday was the true inventor.  To this day scholars still debate over it, but Cartwright is recognized as the true inventor of the modern game.  One of the pieces of evidence used in the investigation to help declare Cartwright the true inventor was a book published in 1866 titled The Playground or Out-Door Games for Boys.  Inside it describes various activities for children to participate in so they could get some outside activity.  One of these activities is the game of Base-Ball.  It takes you through the basic rules of the game and teaches you everything from how the bases work to how you should use the bat.

This sure isn’t something you see everyday.  Recently a copied surfaced on eBay and the seller was asking $3,500.00 for it.  I think its really interesting to see the game of baseball referenced in such an old book.  Believe it or not, but the world “baseball” was used in a book published in the 18th century, many years before the one pictured below.  Good luck finding either.  Both are extremely rare and expensive.

When this book was published, Connie Mack was only 4 years old.  For a true baseball fan, this book would make one cool collectible.

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The Cartwright Cut

This is something you don’t see very often.  Even if one isn’t for sale, its hard to find a picture of an Alexander Cartwright Cut Signature that was pulled from a pack.  Donruss actually produced this card for its 2007 National Treasures Football product.  There is only a handful of Cartwright Cut Signatures floating around The Hobby and I just had to save a picture of this one.  Its not everyday you get to see an autograph of the inventor of the modern game of baseball.  Yes, this card is serial numbered 1/1 and can be yours for only $14,000.00.  I’ve always liked the writing style from this time period.  You don’t see many autographs like this one.

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