A “Whiz Kids” Thank You

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April 9, 2013

Dear Mr. Chrisman,

It has come to my attention that “we the collective mind” at the blog: ENOUGH ALREADY seem to have won quite a few of your contests.  We are very thankful for what we have won in the past and present and it has come to be that we wanted to present to you a little “thank you” for the blog and the contests.

Being that you are a Phillies fan we found it to be only fitting that we would like to present to you an autograph of one of the infamous Philly “Whiz Kids” Andrew Seminick.  It was recently pulled from a History of Baseball Leaf Cut Signatures.  The autograph is absolutely beautiful and I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks again!

Tim Hertzog

http://annoyanceatitsfinest.blogspot.com

This afternoon I received the above letter and card as a thank you for all the contests and content I’ve been posting here on Sports Card Info over the last 5+ years.  Thank you very much!  This card will stay in my personal collection forever.

’87 Cy Young Award Winner Steve Bedrosian Signing At 2013 Ephrata Rec Center Show

Sports card & memorabilia shows worth attending are becoming smaller in my opinion.  The two shows I enjoy attending the most include The National Sports Collectors Convention and the Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show & Auction.  When I first started collecting, I thought the show put on by the Ephrata Lions Club was the biggest thing in the world, then I went to The National.  Then again, size doesn’t matter.  Its the content that really makes a show good.  The Ephrata Lions Club Show has tons of Phillies stuff.  I’ve picked-up a lot of nice Phillies items there.  Their next show takes place Saturday, March 23, 2013.  1987 Cy Young Award Winner Steve Bedrosian will be signing autographs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Here are some links to the past shows I’ve attended:

Our First Real Look At 2012 Topps Strata Football

Today we got our first real look at 2012 Topps Strata Football.  Before we just had mock-up pictures to go on.  I must say, Topps is really stepping up to the plate and creating some nice looking cards.  Having acetate die cut panels over top a jumbo patch relic sure stands out from a lot of those cookie cutter products we’ve been seeing for years.  Lets not forget about the hard-signed autographs that include inscriptions.  This is just the beginning.  Topps is crushing the competitiom right now.  Someone finally takes design into consideration.  You just can’t keep pumping out the same old stuff year after year.
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“Pin-Up” of the Week: The Manning Brothers – Duel at the Meadowlands Pin

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On September 10, 2006 the Colts played the Giants.  Peyton Manning vs. Eli Manning.  It was the first time in NFL history that two brother quarterbacks played against each other.  Peyton beat his little brother 26-21.  The pin pictured above was only sold the night of this game.  That makes it quite rare.  One recently sold for $50.00.

I’d like to see Peyton Manning land with the Dolphins.  Right now its being reported that he’s meeting with John Elway this weekend.  Who knows what will happen.  The Broncos could sign Manning and release Tebow.  Then Tebow could go to the Dolphins 🙂  I hear the Phillies are even after Peyton Manning.

Card of the Day: Whitney Houston 1991 Pro Set NFL Newsreel Whitney Wows ‘Em At Super Bowl #350

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An Early Look At 2012 Ignite Racing

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Ignite is a new product Press Pass plans to release in May of this year.  Collectors will find (20) packs per box with (5) cards per pack.  Boxes will contain (2) “hits” – (1) autographed memorabilia card and (1) memorabilia card.  This will be the first set to include all new 2012 photography.  You can look for Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie cards and autographs as well.  Ignite will also introduce the first autographed quadruple relic cards entitled Supercharged Signatures.

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A Closer Look At Leaf Legends of Sport

Here is a closer look at Leaf Legends of Sport, which will be released later this year.  Every card in the set is autographed and is serial numbered to 50 or less.  Three autographs per box.

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Jimmy Rollins To Appear At Upcoming CSA Show

On November 11, 12, & 13 CSA (Collectors’ Showcase of America) will be holding one of their sports card & memorabilia shows at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.  In addition to some old Colts and Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be signing autographs on Saturday, the 12th, from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

This will be the first time I’ve attended this particular show.  From what I heard from other dealers at The Philly Show it should be really good.  The last Philly Show wasn’t the best in Valley Forge.  That’s why I thought I’d give this show a try.  The December Philly Show has a ton of Phillies coming like Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, and Charlie Manuel.  I might go to that one, but I’m not sure yet.  Dealers have really been dropping from that show.

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Christmas At The Card Shop

As I mentioned before, I attended a Christmas party on Saturday night at my local sports card shop – Sports Zone Memorabilia.  Everyone who was invited got a gift and a ticket for a door prize.  My gift was 13 packs and I was lucky to win a prize which was a ton a base cards from 2005/2006 Upper Deck Ice Hockey.  I still can’t believe I was able to pull a “Cadillac” Williams autograph #’ed/5 from one of my packs.

Sports Zone Memorabilia is by far the best card shop I’ve ever seen.  This is how a shop should be run within The Hobby today.  If your ever in Central, PA be sure to stop in.

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Presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jason of Sports Zone Memorabilia handing out all the gifts

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Holding my new “Cadillac”

My Crack At A Custom Card

Love’em or hate’em, custom cards are a big part of The Hobby and there seems to be quite a little market for them.  The other day I came across this seller who seems to be selling a ton of homemade college cards for basketball and football players/coaches.  Custom cards are great as long as the seller informs the potential bidders that the card is homemade.  I don’t like to see when scammers try to pass off a card they made as something made by a major manufacturer.  After see the success that eBay seller has had, I decided to try and make my own custom card.  I browsed through a bunch of photos I had taken and found a picture of the Joe Paterno statue that stands right outside of Beaver Stadium.  Since Paterno has very few cards, I decided to use that image for my own card.  I printed it on thick photo card stock and it would be great to use for an autograph if I ever met Paterno.

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I even put the Sports Card Info blue square up in the corner.