Card of the Day: 2017 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Shark #24

Card of the Day: Paige Spiranac 2021 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #8

Card of the Day: Billy Sims 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #102

Card of the Day: William H. Taft 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #168

Card of the Day: Joe Burrow 2020 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Exquisite Rookie Auto

Under The Tree: 1999 Racing Champions MLBPA Superstar Yo-Yos Series 1

Happy Holidays! Time to look back and remember some of those favorite sports related toys you received as a kid.

When I was in middle school there was a major yo-yo fad. Where it got started and how it began still remains a mystery. All I remember one day is that yo-yos began to popup everywhere. It wouldn’t surprise me if some teachers still have those confiscated yo-yos at the bottom of their desk drawer.

In 1999 Racing Champions (yes I said Racing Champions) known specifically for their die-cast race cars issued a set of MLBPA licensed yo-yos.

The set consists of (10) player yo-yos:

  • Kevin Brown #1
  • Ken Griffey Jr. #2
  • Tony Gwynn #3
  • Derek Jeter #4
  • Greg Maddux #5
  • Mark McGwire #6
  • Mike Piazza #7
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #8
  • Ivan Rodriguez #9
  • Sammy Sosa #10

Another set of baseball yo-yos was issued by Racing Champions. This set consists of the same (10) players. The images differ from Series 1, and use holographic foil. Instead of a solid color the yo-yo itself is transparent with glitter.

I believe Racing Champions even had some specially made yo-yos for the National Sports Collectors Convention. You rarely see these.

The Racing Champions brand is still around today. It is currently owned by the Round 2 Corp. They make models, die-cast cars, slot cars, and model train accessories.

Card of the Day: Ricky Van Wolfswinkel 2017-18 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League Refractor #97

2020 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Hobby Box Break

The fourth box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was a box of 2020 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions.

Inside each box you’ll find (20) packs. On average you should find (3) hits per box. Hits from a box of Goodwin Champions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Autographs, relics, stamps, currency, etc…

Here is what I pulled:

Relics:

  • Jasson Dominguez Memorabilia – Baseball – E – 1:42
  • Historic United States Currency Relics – 1905 Indian Head Cent – E – 1:987

3-D Lenticulars Splash of Color:

  • Stevie Wisz #122 – Tier 1 – 1:34

Parallels:

  • Vince Russo Splash of Color #131
  • Jamie Dwyer Splash of Color #106
  • Erica Hosseini Splash of Color #109
  • Jhenny Andrade Splash of Color #113
  • Scarface Splash of Color #146
  • James Holzhaur Mini Goudey Wood Lumberjack

Inserts:

  • Nick Lucena Goudey
  • Christian Coleman Goudey
  • Theo Maledon Goudey
  • Wayne Gretzky Goudey
  • Megan Rapinoe Goudey

Mini Inserts:

  • Brendan Bayliss Goudey
  • Casey Mize Goudey

Base Minis:

  • Jinh Yufrey #54 (Horizontal)
  • Timothy Weah #65 (Horizontal)
  • Darius Garland #10

Notable Base:

  • Casey Mize #7
  • Jasson Dominguez #95 (Horizontal)
  • Jasson Dominguez #45
  • Wander Franco #30
  • Wander Franco #80 (Horizontal)
  • Joe Burrow #41
  • Joe Burrow #91 (Horizontal)
  • Deni Avdija #93 (Horizontal)
  • Jaime Munguia #68 (Horizontal)
  • Deni Avddija #43
  • Timothy Weah #65 (Horizontal)
  • Jaime Munguia #18
  • Bianca Andreescu #27
  • Bianca Andreescu #77 (Horizontal)
  • Theo Maledon #2
  • R.J. Hampton #97 (Horizontal)
  • Rose Lavelle #28
  • Rose Lavelle #78 (Horizontal)
  • R.J. Hampton #47
  • Timothy Weah #15
  • Wayne Gretzky #40
  • Wayne Gretzky #90 (Horizontal)
  • Michael Jordan #51 (Horizontal)
  • LeBron James #100 (Horizontal)

Card of the Day: Ryan Garcia 2019 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #4

2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Wildman on being the lucky winner of the Marco Verratti 2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Archival Autographs Sapphire Parallel Auto #’ed/75. Once Wildman sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!