Cardboard Connection Radio’s Plans For The 2014 National

Cardboard Connection Radio sent out the following press release which details their plans for the 2014 NSCC.  Check it out!!!

The 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention is shaping up to be one of the best in its storied history.  Cardboard Connection Radio, the longest-running, weekly radio show dedicated to the hobby, will broadcast live throughout the 5-day event at Cleveland’s International Exposition (I-X) Center.  Friends of the show and special guests will talk trading cards with hosts Doug Cataldo, Rob Bertrand, Russ Cohen and David Wright as events unfold.

VIP and Super VIP ticket holders will also receive an added bonus.  In cooperation with SA-GE Collectibles, collectors can chase a 10-card set of football cards. Each VIP or Super VIP bag will include one of the nine-card set.  The 10th card, a checklist, may be picked up at the Cardboard Connection Radio booth (M-1) by showing your SA-GE/Cardboard Connection Radio trading card that is found in the VIP and Super VIP bags — while supplies last.  The set contains 7 rookies and 2 second-year players.

#N1 Le’Veon Bell
#N2 Blake Bortles
#N3 Teddy Bridgewater
#N4 Derek Carr
#N5 Jadeveon Clowney
#N6 Mike Evans
#N7 Eddie Lacy
#N8 Sammy Watkins
#N9 Terrance West
#NNO Checklist

As always, collectors will find a variety of cards and other goodies including t-shirts, and supplies from our friends at UltraPro at the Cardboard Connection booth beginning on Wednesday, July 30.  They will be available while supplies last.

On Saturday, August 2nd members of the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland will appear at the Cardboard Connection Radio booth.  The Baseball Heritage Museum showcases the contributions that the Negro, Hispanic and women’s leagues made to the game of baseball.  The museum’s executive director is Vern Fuller, former second baseman for the Cleveland Indians.  Vern will sign autographs that afternoon (exact time TBD).  To help the museum, which is a non-profit, a donation of $5 for Vern’s signature is required with all proceeds going to the museum.

On Sunday, August 3rd our guest will be artist extraordinaire Sean Kane.  Sean is the founder of Painted Glove Collectibles (  Sean will demonstrate his artistic talents and show how he produces one of his unique, one-of-a-kind collectibles.  Sean has graciously donated a glove with a Cleveland theme to put in the hands of a lucky collector.  Stop by the booth to find out how you can participate.

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Cardboard Connection Radio & SA-GE Bringing ’14 NSCC VIPs Exclusive 9-Card Set

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Alright everyone.  Here we go!  Today we got a glimpse of the very first promo to be given out during the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  It looks like SA-GE and Cardboard Connection Radio have teamed-up to bring VIPs and SuperVIPs an exclusive 9-card set.  Each VIP will get one card from the set.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  There will be more promo news coming soon.

The 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention takes place 7/30 to 8/3 at the I-X Center in Cleveland.  Promos are a huge draw for collectors.  I can’t wait!!!

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The Cardboard Connection Break – Part 3

Here is the conclusion to the giant box of cards I received from Mike Smeth from over at The Cardboard Connection.  The last row contained all Phillies ranging all the way back to 1957.  I’d also like to mention that he sent me a Brett Myers Just Minors autographed mini bat as well.

The Cardboard Connection Break – Part 2

Check out some of the highlights of my Part 2 box break that I received from The Cardboard Connection.  Lots of fun Phillies stuff!!!

5 Cards I Would Like To See In 2011 Allen & Ginter

The Cardboard Connection is having a contest where you can win 1 free hobby box of 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter.  All you have to do is e-mail them a list of five cards you would like to see in 2011 Allen & Ginter.  Click here for all the contest details.

There are a ton of people I would like to see in Allen & Ginter.  I found it difficult to narrow it down to just five, but here is my list:

  • Jefferson Burdick – author of The American Card Catalog.


  • Steve Jobs Auto – Co-Founder of Apple.


  • Harry Kalas Cut Signature & Tie Relic – Phillies Hall of Fame broadcaster.


  • Bob Uecker Auto – “Mr. Baseball” and 2003 Ford C. Frick Award winner.


  • Ball Park Franks – Hygrade Food Products won a competition in 1959 to be the exclusive supplier of hot dogs to the Detroit Tiger’s stadium. Hygrade Food Products launched a contest to its employees in order to come up with the best brand name for their Detroit Tigers stadium hot dogs.  Mary Ann Kurk, one of Hygrade Food Products sales people at the time, won the contest with the name “Ball Park Franks”.


In addition to this list, I would also like to see a card of Carl Stotz, who founded Little League Baseball.  So who or what would be on your list?

The Cardboard Connection Break – Part 1

Mike Smeth of The Cardboard Connection sent over a large box of cards last week since we have decided to do a trade.  This afternoon I made my way through the first row of the box.  Along with a ton of base, I discovered some nice hits, including a ten year old one-of-one.  Tune in next week for Part 2!

Catching Up with the Times

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Finest Redemptions Aren’t The Finest

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Cardboard Connection Mailday!

Today in the mail I received a package containing a bunch of Phillies, Scott Rolen, and Dan Marino stuff for my personal collection.  I have been sending some stories over to Mike Smeth, who operates The Cardboard Connection  for the last few months and he sent me this stuff as a thank you.  Mike has put a lot of time, effort, and money into this new social network specifically made for collectors.  It would be wise for you to check it out.  Thanks Mike!  For those collectors that haven’t joined yet, click here to sign up.  Its totally FREE!