Card of the Day: Bo Jackson 1987 Classic MLB Game #15

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Card of the Day: Brian Blades 1995 Pro Line Classic Auto

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Carlton Classics Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Steve Carlton 2005 Upper Deck Classics – Classic Moments Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 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!!!

Flashback Product of the Week: 1990 Classic Monster Trucks

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SUNDAY!!!  SUNDAY!!!  SUNDAY!!!  They lurk in the shadows, prey on small creatures, and are guaranteed to give your kittens nightmares!!!  These are the types of things you would hear on those classic commercials for monster truck rallies.  They would get so annoying hearing them over and over again.

In 1990 everything and anything had a trading card.  The hobby was at the high point of overproduction and anything a manufacturer put on a cardboard was going to be worth a ton in the future.  Yah, we all see how well that turned out.  The long defunct company Classic (a subsidiary of The Score Board, Inc) issued this 125-card set in 1990 entitled Monster Trucks.  I’m sure it took them a long time to think of the name.  Throughout the set you’ll find cards of classic monster trucks such as Big Foot and Grave Digger.  Lets face it, an entire product based on monster trucks and their drivers shouldn’t be much of a surprise.  There is very little value to this product today.  Boxes can be found for under $10.00 and individual cards go for even less.  Before Classic, monster truck fans had to rely upon the Leesley company if they wanted to see their favorite trucks on cards.  Monster trucks is yet another subject that doesn’t quite have the large enough fan base to support a standalone product.  If I’m not mistaken, Big Foot’s last appearance on a card was in 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter.

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I believe I’ve found the origin of the white box based autograph.  It all started with 1990 Classic Monster Trucks.  Granted you needed to get the signature yourself, but the box is white.

Card of the Day: Jeff George 1995 Pro Line Classic Auto

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Card of the Day: Hyun-Jin Ryu 2009 Bowman Sterling World Baseball Classic Jersey

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Card of the Day: Jorge Posada 1992 Classic Best #7

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Card of the Day: Yu Darvish 2009 Bowman Sterling WBC Jersey

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