Sports Card Info Is Getting An Upgrade

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Sports Card Info will be getting an upgrade very soon.  Last night I placed an order for a brand new webcam so I can share pack/box breaks with everyone.  This is the first time I have ever used a webcam so its going to be exciting.  Be sure to keep reading Sports Card Info so you can view its first video.

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On a side note, The Cardboard Connection has launched its new online social networking platform for collectors.  Sports Card Info is one of the main contributors to the website and you can view its profile here.  If you feel like signing up, click on the crazy looking logo on the right sidebar to fill out the form.  Over the last few months I have seen The Cardboard Connection grow quite a bit into an awesome place for collectors to gather.  Be sure to check it out, Mike Smith has put a lot of time, effort, and money into it.

The Cardboard Connection – Conlon Photography

This week on The Cardboard Connection, Sports Card Info wrote and article about Charles Conlon and his photography.  If your a longtime baseball fan and collector, I’m sure that you have seen his images before.  Be sure to check out the site.

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More Christmas Cards

If you are an avid reader of The Cardboard Connection, you may have seen my story on Santa Claus cards.  There are a ton of Holiday cards made by some of the hobby’s biggest card manufacturers.  Here are a few Holiday cards that I find intersting.

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2000 Upper Deck Kobe Bryant Authentic Worn Santa Suit:

In 2000, Upper Deck produced a few Holiday cards featuring athletes dressed in a Santa costume.  Each card comes with a swatch of costume inside the card.  These were only given out to Upper Deck employees, but its not uncommon to find one up for sale.

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2007 Upper Deck Babe Ruth Season’s Greetings:

This Babe Ruth card was sent to collectors on Upper Deck’s Holiday mailing list.  I like it because the card features Ruth in a classic pose, and the card has a nice red border to it.

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2004 Upper Deck Yankee’s Past & Present:

These cards were also sent to dealers and measures 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4″.  The card is designed to look like a postcard sent from Cooperstown, NY on Dec. 5, 1939.  The front of the card features Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter.  

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2000 Topps Gold Label Holiday Match-Ups Inserts:

Back in 2000, Topps Gold Label created an insert set called Holiday-Matchups.  Each card features two players that apparently make good match-ups for that time.  

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2005 Press Pass Victory Lane:

Every year Press Pass comes out with a Holiday card or set for collectors.  They always feature Santa racing his sleigh.

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2002 Sport Kings Mini Santa Claus:

Last, but not least, the 2002 Sport Kings Mini Santa Claus has to be my personal favorite holiday card.  To quote my post on The Cardboard Connection, “It looks like Santa is about to smack an elf who didn’t quite make their quota.”

Cardboard Connection

Last week I was contacted by Mike Smith, who operates Cardboard Connection which is a website that centralized some of the internet’s best sports card bloggers.  He asked me if I would be interested in writing for his site.  As soon as I checked it out I had to say yes.  Mario from Wax Heaven, and Jeremy from Porters Prospect Report have also joined on to write for Cardboard Connection.  I plan to write a piece or two every week for the site.  It is one of the best sports card sites for collectors to read.