Card of the Day: Dave Henderson 1988 Donruss Diamond Kings #20

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Card of the Day: Dave Bergman 1984 Donruss #624

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Card of the Day: Dave Jolly 1954 Topps #188

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Card of the Day: Dave Jennings 1984 Topps #318

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Card of the Day: Dave Winfield 1974 Topps RC #456

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Enforcers Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Paul Bartosz on being the lucky winner of the Dave Manson 11-12 ITG Enforcers Instigator 2-Color Jersey card.  Once Paul Bartosz sends me their mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Dave & Adam’s Acquire Rare 90’s Football Box

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Dave & Adam’s Card World acquires a lot of unique products.  Recently they became the owner of a sealed box of 1997 Upper Deck Legends Football.  This is one of my favorite products from the 90’s, and finding a sealed box is quite rare.

Each box contains (20) packs in which you will find (2) retired/HOF autographs.  The base set consists of 208 cards, plus you have some nice inserts such as Marquee Matchups and Big Game Hunters.  At the time this product was released, packs cost around $5.00 each.  That comes to about $100.00 for a box, perhaps a little less.  Over the years, 1997 Upper Deck Legends Football has become very popular driving up the price of the autographs.  This in return drives up the price of a sealed box if you can find one.  If your feeling nostalgic and have some deep pockets, this box can be yours for the low cost of $1,199.95.  Its on sale and I believe they lowered the price after they initially listed it.

I would love to bust a box of this stuff, but that’s way out of my price range.  My first autographed card I pulled from a pack came from ’97 UD Legends Football.  It was of Detroit Lions RB Lem Barney.  I also remember pulling a Joe Montana Big Game Hunters insert.  If anyone decides to pull the trigger on this bad boy, I want to see what comes out.

Enforcers Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This week’s contest will be for a Dave Manson ’11/’12 ITG Enforcers Instigator 2-Color Jersey card.  This product isn’t even out yet!!!  It comes out around 1/19/12.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, January 21, 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!!!

PHOTOS: The 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention

The National is by far the greatest show of the year.  I saw a lot of people, opened a ton of packs, and participated in many of the wrapper redemption programs provided by the manufacturers.  I even had time to watch the Orioles take on the White Sox Friday night.  The marketing was much better this year, not only for The National, but for other companies too.  There were T-shirts, cups, and all sorts of promos flying around the Baltimore Convention Center.  Check out some of my photos.

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Panini

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Press Pass

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Sportkings

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Upper Deck

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TRISTAR

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Topps

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Brian Gray plans to bring the Leaf brand back starting with 2010 Leaf MMA in Sept.

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D & A Card World

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Blowout Cards

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FreedomCardboard.com

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This was one of the coolest artifacts on display at The National.  This is the bat Cap Anson used in 1897.  I had never seen anything of Anson’s before.

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Former Baltimore Colts running back Lydell Mitchell

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Member of the Miami Dolphins Perfect Season team, Earl Morrall

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1983 Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier

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Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Palmer

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This has nothing to do with The National, but Pickles Pub was right next to the hotel I stayed at.  Every night the place was packed.

Card of the Day: Dave “The Hammer” Schultz ’73-’74 Topps #149

Last September I was able to meet “The Hammer” in Valley Forge.  He really enjoys talking with his fans.  When it was my turn to get my puck signed, he wanted to know where I came from and which teams I watch.  Right before I left the table, he said that when Crosby comes to Philadelphia, they like to make him cry 🙂

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