Giants ’21 Topps Update Series Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Luis Alexander Basabe RC 2021 Topps Update Series 1986 Topps 35th Anniversary Auto. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 26, 2021 @ 7:00 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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!!!

BCW Helps Sports Card Info Celebrate It’s 13th Anniversary With A Contest (Winner Announced)

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the (6) packs of BCW Modular Sorting Trays. Once hudsonfan15 sends me their mailing address, BCW will ship these Modular Sorting Trays ASAP.

A big thank you to BCW for supplying these to help celebrate Sports Card Info’s 13th anniversary!

BCW Helps Sports Card Info Celebrate It’s 13th Anniversary With A Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Today Sports Card Info celebrates it’s 13th anniversary. It was founded on December 27, 2007. Many sports card blogs have come and gone since then, but Sports Card Info is still going strong. BCW Supplies has teamed-up with Sports Card Info to help celebrate this important occasion.

BCW Supplies has provided (6) packs of BCW Modular Sorting Trays for a contest giveaway. (6) sorting cells per pack. That’s a total of (36) sorting cells which can be used to make a large sorting tray. BCW Supplies makes the best products which both protect and help organize your collection.

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 1, 2021 @ 7:30 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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 BCW Supplies can ship them these BCW Modular Sorting Trays for FREE!!!

Card of the Day: Charlie Blackmon 2011 Topps Update Series Diamond Anniversary #231

Card of the Day: Ernie Banks 2000 Topps Golden Anniversary Great Auto

Phillies 2020 Topps Series 1 Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Rhys Hoskins 2020 Topps Series 1 1985 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary Relic.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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!!!

12th Anniversary Contest! – (3) Packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins Winner Announced

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the (3) packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins.  Once hudsonfan15 sends me their mailing address, Baseball Treasure will ship these packs ASAP.  Thanks!

12th Anniversary Contest! – (3) Packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins – NOW CLOSED

In honor of Sports Card Info’s 12th anniversary, Baseball Treasure has offered-up (3) packs of their Baseball Treasure II Coins.

Inside each pack you’ll find (1) one-ounce coin.  1:216 packs finds, at random, a real .999 Fine Silver Coin.  1:19,000 packs finds, at random, a solid Gold Mike Trout Coin.  Each limited edition Baseball Treasure coin is mounted in a team specific display coin holder.  Officially licensed by MLB and MLBPA.  Each pack will have a one-ounce, .999 fine copper commemorative coin showcasing today’s top MLB stars, one star at random per pack, (3) total coins in this prize pack.  Heads shows the player’s portrait, name, & position.  Tails includes the player in action along with an important date in his career.  Checkout Baseball Treasure’s website.  Be sure to follow them on social media – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 3, 2020 @ 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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 Baseball Treasure can ship these packs for FREE!!!

Expos ’19 Topps Archives Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Coco Laboy 2019 Topps Archives 50th Anniversary of the Montréal Expos Auto.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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!!!

The Shadow (1994 film) Celebrates It’s 25th Anniversary

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

What’s the problem?  Isn’t this movie jogging any memories?  That’s alright.  Many people have forgotten about this one.

The Shadow is a superhero created by Walter B. Gibson in 1931.  He’s actually older than both Batman and Superman.  When placed side-by-side you can clearly tell that The Shadow was used as a heavy influence on the creation of Batman.

In 1994, Universal Pictures gave The Shadow his very own feature film simply titled – The Shadow.  It starred Alec Baldwin as Lamont Cranston a.k.a The Shadow.  Other supporting characters in the film were played by John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Jonathan Winters, and Tim Curry.

The film follows wealthy playboy Lamont Cranston over in Tibet shortly after World War I.  He decides to stay in Tibet, change his name to Yin-Ko, and sets himself up as a drug warlord.  While running his empire, he is kidnapped by servants who work for Tulku.  Tulku knows Cranston’s true identity, and shows off his otherworldly powers.  Cranston is offered a chance to change his life and be an agent of good.  The offer is refused, and he stays under Tulku’s watch for the next seven years.  In that time, Cranston undergoes massive amounts of physical training, learns how to hypnotize others, read minds, and warp the perception of others so he cannot be seen, besides his shadow.  Once the seven years were up, Cranston moved back to New York and resumed his old life.  At night though, he fights the criminal underworld as the vigilante called The Shadow.

Every superhero needs a villain.  That’s where Shiwan Khan comes in.  He’s a former student of Tulku, and a descendant of Genghis Khan.  Of course Khan wants to fulfill the destiny of his ancestor, and dominate the world.  I won’t spoil how it ends.

Released on July 1, The Shadow was planned to be a big summer blockbuster.  Unfortunately it faced tough competition among other movies like The Lion King and The Mask.  It never made it passed #2 at the box office.  It started off strongly, but quickly lost momentum.  Since it’s release on VHS and DVD, The Shadow has gained quite the cult following among fans.

Universal Pictures had plans for The Shadow to be the start of a new franchise.  Once it didn’t make enough money, that went out the window.  Despite that, merchandise for The Shadow was all over the place.  I distinctly remember owning four action figures.

Guess what else The Shadow had?  You got it.  Trading cards.  Topps created a 90-card set for this movie.  A majority of the set consists of photos from the film.  These cards have a very Stadium Club-like look to them.  Other than The Shadow logo in the corner and two green lines going across the bottom, the main focus is on the photographs.

In addition to the movie photo cards, there are (10) Shadow Legend art inserts.  (4) Topps Finest inserts are by far the most difficult cards to pull.

Not a whole lot of value can be found here.  It was mass produced, and even the “rare” cards aren’t in demand.  Alec Baldwin autographs should’ve been included.

I was eight when The Shadow came out.  At the time I wasn’t old enough to see it in the theater.  I had to wait for it on VHS.  The toys stick in my memory more than the actual movie itself.  The hype for it was unbelievable.  I think I watched it a few times, and moved on.

The Shadow drew me in because he reminded me so much of my favorite superhero Batman.  It wasn’t until years later that I discovered Batman was actually inspired by him.