Labonte Car Cover Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Jeremy Brent on being the lucky winner of the Bobby Labonte 2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Car Cover Relic.  Once Jeremy Brent sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Labonte Car Cover Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Bobby Labonte 2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Car Cover Relic.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 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!!!

“Pin-Up” of the Week: San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Cable Car Press Pin

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There is no doubt that one of the most coveted collectibles from the 2012 World Series is this pin.  This is the San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Cable Car Press Pin that was given exclusively to members of the media.  So far I’ve only seen one pop-up for sale and the asking price is over $200.00.  I don’t think its going to sell for that much considering Giants press pins that look similar from a few years ago sell for slightly under $100.00.  Press pins always command high prices and are highly sought after by collectors.  Phantom pins aren’t that far behind.

Tonight the Giants will take on the Tigers in Detroit.  They’re already up two games to nothing.  If the Giants win, the Tigers might be cooked.

2011 Industry Summit Thoughts

In my mind the 2011 Industry Summit seems to be getting a lot more attention this year than usual.  Panini seems to be stirring up the most attention with its new distribution system, HD video trading cards, and their popular Black Boxes.  Black Boxes are cool, HD trading cards are way cool, but I’m not a fan of the new distribution system.  It focuses on minimum pricing and a week long delay for non-card shop retailers.  This system is suppose to drive more collectors to brick and mortar shops, because online dealers won’t be able to sell new wax until it has been out for a week in the hobby shops, and they won’t be able to drop the price level past a certain amount.  To make a long story short, after this system has been in place for a few years, don’t be surprised if you see 5 year old Panini products selling for close to what they were when they originally came out.  There isn’t a real need to complain, because I don’t think this system will last.  Its just a small blip on the hobby radar.

I’m really interested to see a working model of Panini’s HD video cards.  I doubt that it could get anymore authentic then watching a video on the card of the player signing the card.  I just hope collectors will be able to replace the batteries when they run out.  Or maybe they’ll be powered by the pure power of the hobby 🙂

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According to Sports Card Radio, Leaf is suppose to be creating a tri-fold booklet that contains cut signatures of John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and a car seat relic from the actual car JFK was shot in.  Sounds kinda creepy, but also kinda cool.

On April 12th, Upper Deck plans to unveil “Evolution” that is suppose to change the hobby.  I’m not sure whats its about, but I bet it deals with on-card video too.  Perhaps it will involve some type of interactive card.  Lots of exciting stuff going on!

R.I.P Nick Adenhart 1986 – 2009

Source – MLB.com

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