Card of the Day: Brad Miller 2014 Topps Spring Fever Auto

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Card of the Day: Brad Mills 1982 Fleer #196

Brad Utterstrom Offers A Glimpse Of His 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Art

In addition to Monty Sheldon, artist Brad Utterstrom also contributed his talents to this year’s Gypsy Queen.  Brad made (15) different 1/1 art patch cards.  Five of them can be seen below, and the rest will be on display here shortly.  Between Brad Utterstrom and Monty Sheldon, there are 40 total 1/1 art/patch cards to be found.  Consider yourself very lucky to pull any one of them.  These guys did a fantastic job.

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Card of the Day: Brad Lincoln 2007 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Auto

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Brad Lidge Set To Sign Autographs For The 2014 Ephrata Rec Center Show

Update:

Brad Lidge will not be signing.  Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers will be attending instead.  All other details remain the same. 

For me, there are only two card shows worth going to each year.  One of them would be the National Sports Collectors Convention, and the other is the annual Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show.  The Ephrata Lions Club has been holding this show for the last 35 years.  Its been held at the Ephrata Rec Center for as long as I can remember, and they always have an autograph signer scheduled to appear.

Former Phillies closer Brad Lidge will be signing autographs during next year’s show which takes place on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  Lidge threw the last pitch to win the 2008 World Series for the Phillies.  Below are the details on the autograph signing:

  • Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brad Lidge will sign autographs between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Autograph policies: $20.00 each for one autograph on a “flat” (e.g., a card, photo, or yearbook) or a baseball, or $25.00 each for all other items (e.g., equipment or apparel).
  • Only four hundred (400) autographs will be sold, and are only available on the day of the show.  Additional autographs beyond the initial 400 will be sold if time permits.
  • Autograph sales stop at 12:30 p.m., and you must be in the autograph line by 12:45.
  • No mail orders accepted.  No advanced sales.  No exceptions (so please don’t ask).
  • Brad Lidge appears courtesy of the Ephrata National Bank, B2B Baseball & Softball Academy, and the Ephrata Lions Club.

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When I began collecting, I use to think this was the biggest show in the world.  It usually has about 40 tables packed with Phillies stuff.  That’s why I enjoy it so much.  Maybe I’ll find some Harry Kalas stuff or bobbleheads I need.

Here are some of the past shows I’ve attended:

WARNING: Keselowski ’12 Ignite Autos

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Press Pass issued the following statement yesterday that pertains to the Brad Keselowski autographs found in 2012 Press Pass Ignite.  Apparently there was a mistake and they were not hand-signed.  Instead the were signed with an autopen.  If you pull a Keselowski autograph from ’12 Ignite, be sure to follow the instructions on how to get your card replaced.

“As many of you know, last week was the official release of Press Pass’ newest NASCAR trading card release – 2012 Press Pass Ignite Racing.  We are very excited about this new product, and hope you will share in our excitement once you experience the product.

We are aware of rumors which surfaced last week about Brad Keselowski’s autographs in this product appearing not be hand-signed.  It appears there was an accident related to the autograph sheets (as opposed to traditional autograph cards) that were sent to Brad to be signed for Ignite and unfortunately they were mistakenly mishandled and signed with an autopen.  Press Pass takes authenticity very seriously, and we want our collectors to know that we would never intentionally put autographs into our products that were not authentic hand-signed signatures.

We are confident that this is an isolated incident and that no other autographs from any driver in Ignite or any of our other products are affected.  Press Pass has also reached out to the drivers and team representatives and reiterated internally the importance of following the proper procedures to ensure that all autographs are authentic.

We are all eager to correct this error as quickly as possible.  Press Pass will be sitting down with Brad within the next few weeks to have the autograph sheets re-signed.  Press Pass has also begun the process of having new cards printed, and each card will be rebuilt with the authentic autograph and a prime swatch of race-used firesuit from Brad.

In addition, everyone who received one of the Brad Keselowski Ignite Ink autographed cards and sends it in will also receive a retail box of 2012 Ignite Racing (a $20 value).  Plus, your name will be entered to win a trip for two to an upcoming race to watch Brad race in person!

If you have received one of the Brad Keselowski Ignite Ink autographed cards, please contact us at info@presspassinc.com.  We will provide you with instructions for redeeming your card.

We thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and we appreciate your patience as we worked to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  Thanks to all of our loyal customers for your continued support.  We want to be fully transparent with this situation, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.”