Card of the Day: Desmond Howard 2005 Topps All American Auto

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Card of the Day: Wade Boggs 1988 Topps Cloth All Star #14

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1993 Topps McDonald’s All Time Greatest Team Glass Set

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If you don’t have at least five sets of these glasses in your kitchen, then you’re not a true collector.  When your girlfriend opens up the cupboard to see these, and she doesn’t run, you better hold on to her for dear life.  Because it doesn’t get much geekier than this.

McDonald’s has been making collectible glasses for decades.  I never really got into them, except for when they made a set dealing with Batman Forever in 1995.  Only recently did I discover that McDonald’s made a set of glasses featuring baseball cards.  There are ten glasses that make up the complete set.  Each glass contains the front of an official Topps card.

The checklist is as follows:

  • #1 Nolan Ryan 1969 Topps #533
  • #2 Johnny Bench 1970 Topps #660
  • #3 Lou Gehrig 1961 Topps #405
  • #4 Joe Morgan 1973 Topps #230
  • #5 Cal Ripken Jr 1985 Topps #704
  • #6 Brooks Robinson 1961 Topps #10
  • #7 Roberto Clemente 1961 Topps #388
  • #8 Willie Mays 1957 Topps #10
  • #9 Babe Ruth 1962 Topps #139
  • #10 Carl Yastrzemski 1970 Topps #10

The first nine glasses were sold nationally.  In order to get the tenth glass, you needed to live around the Boston area.  This makes the Carl Yastrzemski glass the rarest one in the bunch.  A full set of ten glasses will run you about $60.00 today.

Will You Find All The 2014 National Beckett Cover Cards?

National attendees this year can keep their eyes open for these exclusive Beckett Cover cards.  These covers range from all different years and feature a lot of great athletes.

There are 16 cards in all.  How do you obtain these cards?  Last night I mentioned where you can find the Roberto Clemente coverThe Mickey Mantle July 1986 cover can be obtained at the Historic Autographs booth.  Johnny Manziel is available at Blowout Cards.  I also hear you’ll get one at the show’s entrance.  The 16th card is still a mystery, and you’ll need to stop by the Beckett booth to see how you can get that one.  As for the rest, that’s a good question.  I’d check around with some of the other dealers.

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Card of the Day: Bobby Bonilla 1989 Topps National League All Star #388


Flashback Product of the Week: 1999 Spectra Star/Marvel Fleer Tradition All Star Baseball Kites

“I’m going to the park to fly my baseball card kite.”  If that phrase doesn’t bring the ladies running towards ya, I don’t know what will.  If you’ve fully recovered from all the woman you got with the Allen & Ginter electric sign, you need to try this product.

These 28″ sled style toy kites were made by Spectra Star/Marvel back in 1999 and feature a giant Fleer Tradition baseball card printed on them.  Inside each package you will also find a standard sized 1999 Fleer Tradition card too.  The “set” consists of Ken Griffey, Jr, Greg Maddux, Mike Piazza, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and other stars of the time.

I had no clue that these even existed.  Last Saturday I saw one for the first time.  I’m sure there are some player collectors that live for stuff like this.  Just because you don’t see them too often doesn’t make them rare.  They’re barely worth anything.

Personally, I think this product blows.  Get it? 🙂



The King Of All Contests Winner Announced

Congrats to Andrew Barnum on being the lucky winner of the 2012 Essential Elvis – Essential Materials Elvis Presley Tweed Jacket Relic card.  Once Andrew Barnum sends me his mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks.