Card of the Day: Kerri Walsh 2010 Sportkings Series C #165

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Mighty Ducks Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Ryan Getzlaf 11-12 ITG Captain C Silver Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 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
  • 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!!!

Captain C Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to kico on being the lucky winner of the Barry Beck 11-12 ITG Captain C Silver Version Auto.  Once kico sends me their mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Captain C Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Barry Beck 11-12 ITG Captain C Silver Version Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, April 6, 2012 @ 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
  • 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!!!

2011-2012 ITG Captain C Box Break & Review

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This is the first ITG product I’ve opened where the base set has a foil-based design.  I like it!  It doesn’t have the usual foil look we are all use to seeing.  Very shiny and sparkly!  If your going to make a set using foil, I think this is the way to do it.  The only bad thing about foil is that it can start to peel.  None of the cards I pulled are doing that, and I doubt many from this product will.  The quality it quite high.  Once again, ITG used those sticker autographs that you can barely tell are actual stickers.  The autographs really look as if they are on-card.

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Boxes are currently selling for $95.00.

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11-12 ITG Captain C has some great looking “hits” from some of hockey’s best team captains.  Each box contains (10) cards – (5) base and (5) autographs and/or memorabilia cards.  I pulled the following:

Autos

  •  Barry Beck Captain C Auto Silver Version
  • Trevor Linden Captain C Auto Silver Version
Relics
  • Tony Amonte Captain C Stick And Jersey – Stick & Jersey relic Silver Version
  • Ryan Getzlaf Captain C Silver Jersey relic
  • Chris Terry Captain C Junior Captains 3-Color Jersey relic Silver Version
Parallels
  • Keith Tkachuk Gold #45
  • Vincent Lecavalier Gold #95
Base
  • Doug Harvey #27
  • Milt Schmidt #54
  • Gordie Howe #55
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Overall, I give 11-12 ITG Captain C 4 zambonis out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The base set looks cool and so do many of the unique relics.  The only drawback to having a product based on captains or any specific player or position is that it can limit the amount of collectors it can appeal to.  According to ITG, Captain C is currently sold out.

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Mr. or Mrs. “Shoeless” Joe Jackson?

This morning I received an e-mail from Sport Kings informing me to check out the checklist for their new cut signatures which can be found in Series C.  Going through the list, one name stood out more than anyone – “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.  Knowing that Jackson has never had a cut signature made because he didn’t learn how to read or write until later in life, I e-mailed Sport Kings to see if the autograph is really Jacksons’ or his wife’s signature.  I got the following response:

As was the case back then the cut signature is done by Mrs. Joe Jackson, this information is on the back of the card.  Sorry this will disappoint you.

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This doesn’t surprise me because its very rare to find an artifact signed by Jackson himself.  Sport Kings doesn’t have an image up of what the card will look like, but the signature probably will look something like this:

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The above picture is an example of what Jackson’s signature would look like when his wife would sign for him.  Pictured below is an example of an authentic signature of Jackson.  As you can see, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson had a hard time connecting the letters “J” “A” and “C” in his last name.

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