Cabrera ’17 Topps Heritage Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to johnnehill on being the lucky winner of the Miguel Cabrera 2017 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Jersey.  Once johnnehill sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Cabrera ’17 Topps Heritage Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Miguel Cabrera 2017 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 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!!!

Card of the Day: Miguel Cabrera 2000 Topps Traded RC Auto

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Cabrera’s Cards Are Red Hot… Even The Ones Not Picturing Him

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This year Miguel Cabrera became the first player to win the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski back in 1967.  Its going to be a long time before we see this happen again.  That’s if it happens at all.  Cabrera’s cards are red hot.  2000 Topps Traded and 2000 Topps Chrome Traded is where you will find his true rookies.  As you can imagine, they’re going off the charts right now.  Its definitely not the time to be buying.

Miguel Cabrera’s first Bowman cards came in 2001.  Normally these would be his true rookies, but that’s not the case here.  Collectors are spending big bucks on these, and they don’t even picture Miguel Cabrera.  The picture is of some other dude.  The name and stats on the back are all Cabrera’s, but not the picture.

Take a look at some of these prices for a non-rookie picturing the wrong guy:

Not too bad.

Card of the Day: Melky Cabrera 2005 Topps Finest RC Auto

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Card of the Day: Miguel Cabrera 2000 Royal Rookies Futures Auto

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The Melky Mix-Up

In 2006, Topps released a product called Bowman Originals.  Each pack cost around $75.00 and included two buyback autographs.  Opening a pack of this stuff usually yieled an autographed rookie of Mike Lamb numbered to 1,000,000, but if you were lucky enough you could pull a Pujols signed rookie numbered to 1.  Bowman Originals has so many different autographed cards for one player, it can get very confusing when purchasing one and knowing its the real thing.  

Take a look at this Melky Cabrera “autograph”.  

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At first glance, it looks like a buyback autograph from 2005 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #’ed/10.  But there is just one little problem.  The only Cabrera buyback autograph from ’06 Bowman Originals #’ed/10 is the regular 2005 Bowman Chrome, not the DP&P.  The above card should be #’ed/161 and not 10.  Someone just looking to pick up a low numbered Cabrera autograph may not realize this at first if their not familiar with the Bowman Originals product.  

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This is the card that should be numbered to 10.

2006 Bowman Originals is a great product for player collectors that need to obtain every autograph of a specific player.  It would be wise to familiarize yourself with the product before purchasing any on the secondary market so you don’t get scammed.  When purchasing online, it would be a good idea to get a picture of the back.  Topps included a few stickers that certify the autograph.

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