Henry Hynoski Coming To The Susquehanna Valley Mall

On Saturday March 3, 2012 Giants fullback Henry Hynoski will be holding an autograph signing at the Susquehanna Valley Mall from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.  No word yet on what the costs will be.  Hynoski graduated from Southern Columbia, went on to play with the Pittsburgh Panthers, and recently won Super Bowl XLVI with the New York Giants.

The cost is free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Free autographs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The National Is Coming Together!

Thanks to Blowout Cards for posting a few, very early, images of the 2010 National.  I will be leaving Wednesday morning and heading to Baltimore.  When I get back, get ready for a full report with lots of photos.  This will be the 3rd National I’ve attended.  The first two I went to were great!  I’ve pulled a “one-of-one” during each show, and last year I was able to get behind the TRISTAR autograph booth and get my picture taken with seven Heisman Trophy winners.  The National has traditionally been a very lucky place for me.

Prices of wax boxes are usually quite reasonable during The National.  My favorite place to by wax is Marty’s Sports Card Exchange.  Blowout Cards and Dave & Adam’s Card World are also great places to purchase boxes.  I also look forward in taking advantage of the many wrapper redemption programs provided by the manufacturers.

Brian Gray of Razor Entertainment is suppose to be unveiling some big news during The National too.  I have no idea what it will be.  Perhaps we’ll find out if Razor is owned by another manufacturer, or maybe they plan to unveil some new product that will revolutionize the industry.  What do you think?

No matter what happens, I’m sure it will be a great National.  For those collectors wanting to know what to bring.  Just bring cash.  In my opinion, The National is meant for buying stuff.  Who else is going?

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Phillies “Dream Team” Painting Possibly Coming Soon To Fans

Upstairs at Citizens Bank Park hanging in the Phillies Diamond Club is one of the greatest pieces of Phillies artwork ever created.  The Phillies “Dream Team” piece was created by Jamie Cooper and features various Philadelphia Phillies from different eras.  It even has Harry Kalas interviewing Richie Ashburn to the right.  I wrote a post about this piece of work last January, and recently I was contacted by Mr. Cooper who wanted to know my thoughts about making prints of the piece available to collectors.  As of right now, only extremely high-end copies are available to collectors and can cost into the thousands.  Cooper would like to offer collectors a chance to own a copy of this print, but at a more economical cost.

What he is thinking about is creating a 45 x 18 inch print on 250 gsm art stock.  The price would probably be around $125.00 plus shipping & handing.  Right now this isn’t definite, but he asked if I would help spread the word informing Phillies fans that this could be something available.  In my opinion, its the greatest piece of Phillies artwork ever created.  It just looks so cool!!

Please let me know what you think of this idea.  Jamie is looking for some feedback to see if its worth going through with.  He has had a lot of requests to make the painting more affordable.

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This is a mock-up of what the print could look like.  The names of the players and the story of the painting would come on an attached COA.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a print, please contact Jamie Cooper at: jamie@jcap.com.au