Christmas Day = New Deadpool Trailer

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2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy (2) Box X-Mas Break + Holiday Bonus Packs

Auto/Relics

  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AB-16 Auto Bat #’ed/10
  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AJ-21 Auto Jersey #’ed/10

Base

  • (2) Familiar Faces #48
  • Old Teammates #27
  • Press Interview (1978) #22
  • Foul Ball!? #19
  • Team Captain #5
  • Spring Training (1979) 31
  • Grounded #8
  • 1963 Rookie Of The Year #2
  • More Than Just Baseball #25

2012 Leaf Holiday Bonus Packs

  • Michael Kelly 2012 Leaf Metal Draft Auto
  • 2012 Leaf Ali: The Greatest Black Plate #’ed 1/1 #FW-16 – Un-Autographed Printing Plate From The Fight Worn Card Set

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1952 Topps Christmas Rack Pack

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During the mid 60’s, these Christmas rack packs found their way onto the scene.  They are nothing more than repackaged cards by a third party.  That’s right.  Topps made the cards, but they didn’t put them in these festive packages.  A separate company snarfed up a whole bunch of previously released Topps cards, placed them in these Christmas themed packs, and sent them out to retail stores.  Some die-hard collectors love them, while others don’t consider them much of anything.  A lot of “pack authenticators” won’t even touch them because they weren’t issued by Topps in this format.  You have to be so careful when purchasing rack packs like this because they are easy to open allowing an individual to replace all the good cards with crappy ones.  The odds of finding a good card within these rack packs are slim to none.  They’re mostly filled with commons that aren’t always in the best condition.  Once in awhile you’ll come across a pack that has a star on the top or the bottom like this one containing Willie Mays.  I personally would stay far away from them.

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Christmas Break: 2 Boxes of 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy

Merry Christmas!!!  I got a couple boxes of my favorite product this year, 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy, for Christmas.  I absolutely love this product, and there really isn’t a bad box.  Each one is fun to open.  I’m really looking forward to some of Leaf’s 2012 products such as Golf Metal and Lombardi Legacy.  Next, I would like to see Leaf dedicate an entire product to the Phillies.  They could pull it off even without a MLB license.

Autos

  • Pete Rose #A-4 Blue Ink Auto #’ed 2/30
  • Pete Rose #A-18 Blue Ink Auto #’ed 26/30
Base
  • College Break #21
  • 1970 Series #6
  • Spring Training (1979) 31
  • Pete & Coach #36
  • The League’s Leading Batter #26
  • Los Angeles (1982) #46
  • Eighth Inning Grounder #39
  • Fual For A Big Game #24
  • Series Champions (1980) #34
  • Rained Out #29

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Happy Holidays from Sports Card Info

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Sports Card Info would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.  Thanks to everyone that has checked out the blog.  If your lucky enough to get any boxes as gifts this season, let Sports Card Info know if you pulled anything good.  I’ve had some pretty good luck on Christmas day before.  In 1998 I received a Mark McGwire 1985 Topps USA RC #401 (at the time that was a huge deal), and in 2006 I pulled a Barry Bonds Topps Sterling Quad Jersey/Auto #’ed 1/1.

Christmas Package from OC Sports Cards

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OC Sports Cards sent over a nice little Christmas package that contained some autographed photos.  OC Sports Cards holds a lot of in-store autograph signings and looks like a really nice shop.  Be sure to check out their Facebook page too. Sports Card Info will find an excellent use for these.  Thanks!

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Nolan Ryan w/ STEINER COA

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Nolan Ryan w/ STEINER COA

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Dee Gordon – in-store signing

Scott Schwartz Delivers Panini Products To The View

Yesterday, long time collector Scott Schwartz stopped by The View and dropped off a few boxes of Panini Americana.  Schwartz is most notably known for playing Flick in the 1983 film A Christmas Story.  You may also remember him from The Toy, where he co-starred with Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason.  I love it when trading cards receive any kind of national publicity.  Very cool!

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Card of the Day: Dwyane Wade 2009-10 Panini Season Update Christmas Cards Relic

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1993 Skybox The Nightmare Before Christmas

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I hope you don’t mind me mixing things up when it comes to Flashback Product of the Week posts, especially around Christmas time.

In 1993 a little movie called The Nightmare Before Christmas came out.  It was directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton.  Composer Danny Elfman provided the film’s score.  This stop-motion feature is a story about Jack Skellington, who is the Pumpkin King of Haloween Town.  He becomes obsessed with Christmas after getting transported through a magical portal in a tree to Christmas Town.  Jack takes up the role of Santa and on Christmas Eve prepares to pilot his coffin like sleigh.  Having a guy like Tim Burton combine Halloween and Christmas makes for one entertaining movie.  My favorite scene is when Jack is getting shot at by cannons.  If you haven’t seen it, I suggest taking a look.

As with many movies, a trading card set was developed.  It was produced by Skybox and consists of 66-cards depicting various scenes from the movie.  Autographed cards were randomly inserted.  The two most valuable autographs collectors could pull were of Burton and Elfman.  They continue to sell for over $100.00 each.  Boxes can be found for $30.00 to $40.00.

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X-Mas Box Break: 2010 Topps Prime Football

These cards have a really nice design.  I love base cards that are made with thick stock.  Some of my other Christmas presents included a new Phillies shirt, Iron Man 2, candy, money, and a 2011 Phillies calendar.

What did you get for Christmas?