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Crown Royale 3-Color Patch Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Hockeyisboss on being the lucky winner of the Dwayne Bowe 2012 Crown Royale – Crowing Glory 3-Color Patch #’ed/49.  Once Hockeyisboss sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Crown Royale 3-Color Patch Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Dwayne Bowe 2012 Crown Royale – Crowing Glory 3-Color Patch #’ed/49.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 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!!!

2012 Crown Royale Football Box Break & Review

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Crown Royale is one of the most overly designed products out on the market.  Each card seems to be going in about a million different directions.  I don’t mind the die-cut design, in fact I prefer it, but there is just too much going on.

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The silhouette cards this year don’t look as nice as the ones from 2011.  They feature white boxes and some of them have sticker autographs.

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The 2011 silhouette cards don’t have an encased autographed.  I believe these look a lot better.

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I’m all for anything die-cut.  When I first saw these I thought someone had taken a bite out of it.

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Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.

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Inside each box you should find at least (4) “hits”.

I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Russell Wilson Rookie Silhouette Redemption

Autos

  • Rishard Matthews Rookie Auto #’ed/245
  • Brandon Bolden Rookie Auto #’ed/99

Relic

  • Dwayne Bowe Crowing Glory 3-Color Patch #’ed/49

Rookies

  • Brandon Bolden #’ed/49
  • James Hanna #’ed/99
  • Whitney Mercilus #’ed/149
  • Jeff Fuller #’ed/399
  • Chris Rainey #’ed/399
  • Chris Rainey #167

Majestic Motion

  • Marques Colston #20

Field Force

  • Elvis Dumervil #11

NFL Regime

  • Eli Manning #24

Pivotal Players

  • Greg Little #3

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Overall, I give 2012 Crown Royale Football a very generous 3 crowns out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  My main beef I have with it is the overly complicated design.  The silhouette cards were designed much better last year.  The Crown Royale brand was a major part of Pacific when they produced cards.  Pacific made a lot of popular inserts back in the 90’s.  I’d like to see Panini use the Crown Royale brand as a launching pad to bring some of those inserts back.

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Cabrera’s Cards Are Red Hot… Even The Ones Not Picturing Him

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This year Miguel Cabrera became the first player to win the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski back in 1967.  Its going to be a long time before we see this happen again.  That’s if it happens at all.  Cabrera’s cards are red hot.  2000 Topps Traded and 2000 Topps Chrome Traded is where you will find his true rookies.  As you can imagine, they’re going off the charts right now.  Its definitely not the time to be buying.

Miguel Cabrera’s first Bowman cards came in 2001.  Normally these would be his true rookies, but that’s not the case here.  Collectors are spending big bucks on these, and they don’t even picture Miguel Cabrera.  The picture is of some other dude.  The name and stats on the back are all Cabrera’s, but not the picture.

Take a look at some of these prices for a non-rookie picturing the wrong guy:

Not too bad.

Royale Joseph Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Curtis Joseph 11-12 Crown Royale Mythology Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 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!!!

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2012 Triple Crown – Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Limited Edition Pin Set

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With I’ll Have Another retiring yesterday, it doesn’t look like we’ll have a Triple Crown winner this year.  I guess its better for the horse in the long run.  Now he’ll get to enjoy the rest of his life getting paid $50,000.00 to stud.  Now that’s a job!  Realizing how much money there is in studding makes me think of this towel I have in my bathroom that could potentially be worth $100 million 🙂  Hey, if Sports Card Info doesn’t make it, I’ll need something to fall back on.

This pin set is one of the more in demand collectibles this year.  Selling for around $30.00, you get four pins – 138th Kentucky Derby, 137th Preakness, Belmont Stakes, and a Triple Crown commemorative pin.  The set is limited to 500.