The 35th National Has Begun!

Its official.  The 35th National Sports Collectors Convention has begun.  Autographs, cards, and promos are flying all over the place.  Every single collector in the world should be in Cleveland right now.

I arrived in plenty of time to obtain my VIP and Guest/Media credentials.  Then off to the VIP Party I went.  After eating some pizza and a cookie, the show opened to VIPs at 3:30pm.  Take a look!

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7x All-Star Dale Murphy signing at the Freedom Cardboard booth.

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Now for the pickups.  While waiting in line for Dale Murphy, I just happened to be standing next to the Topps booth.  I decided to pickup a box of 2014 Topps Minis.  With every purchase of a Topps Minis box, you get a jumbo card made just for the show.  I picked Mike Trout.

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These OYO minifigures were actually the first promos I got upon entering the show.

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I stopped by Marty’s Sports Card Exchange and bought a box of 2014 Allen & Ginter.  The I went to Blowout Cards and bought another just so I could get the Johnny Manziel Beckett Cover card.  Both boxes were unwrapped at the Topps booth and I got my Abreu and Tanaka exclusive National mini promos.  I still need to go through my boxes to see what I got.

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Card of the Day: Dale Earnhardt Jr 1994 High Gear Day 1 #183

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Card of the Day: Dale Earnhardt 2014 Press Pass Five Star Cut Signatures

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Earnhardt Jr Dual Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Baseball Dad on being the lucky winner of the Dale Earnhardt, Jr 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Firesuit/Hat Dual Relic #’ed/75.  Once Baseball Dad sends me their mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!


Earnhardt Jr Dual Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

 The winner of this contest will receive a Dale Earnhardt Jr 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Firesuit/Hat Dual Relic #’ed/75.  Good luck!!!


Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Sunday, February 26, 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!!!

Card of the Day: Dale Earnhardt 1989 Maxx #3


Team JR Holograms & Patrick’s Stuff Is On Fire

Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s racing team must really want its collectors to see the hologram thats required on all their driver’s autographed cards.  Unlike most holograms which are off to the side or on the back, these have to be placed over a portion of the signature.  I’m not quite sure how I should feel about this.  The holograms add to their authenticity, but placing them over part of the signature might be going too far.  Then again, when it comes to authenticity, there is no such thing as too much security.


Before the release of 2010 Press Pass Premium, Danica Patrick only had autographs in ’06 Topps Allen & Ginter and ’07 Rittenhouse.  Both are extremely rare and expensive when they appear for sale.  The above red ink autograph is giving both of her previous autographs a run for their money.  It has already surpassed the $400.00 mark and I’m sure it will rise even more.  Most fans believe that 2010 Premium is the first product to contain relics of Patrick.  Digging around, you’ll find thats not the case.  Patrick’s first relic can be found in 2008 S.I Swimsuit.


More 2010 Premium Info & Pictures

Press Pass will release 2010 Premium Racing on 4/21/10.  Each hobby box will contain (1) autograph and (1) memorabilia card on average.  Collectors can find iron-on patch parallels exclusive to retail boxes found at Walmart and Target.  NASCAR has some of the best looking patches.






Not too sure what you would iron these on to, but if it has Danica Patrick on it I’m sure collectors will go nuts over them.

Card of the Day: Dale Earnhardt ’08 UD Goudey Cut Auto


Derek Jeter and Dale Earnhardt.  Thats a weird combination.

Card of the Day: Dale Murphy 1989 Upper Deck Error #357