Card of the Day: Rob Dibble 1992 Upper Deck #142


Padres ’04 Upper Deck Etchings Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Shanek on being the lucky winner of the Rusty Tucker 2004 Upper Deck Etchings – Future Etchings Rookie Autograph #’ed/700.  Once Shanek sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Padres ’04 Upper Deck Etchings Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

2004 Upper Deck Etchings was a fun product that I had a lot of luck with.  I remember opening a few boxes and pulled an Alex Rodriguez/Derek Jeter Bat Relic, and Mark Prior autograph.  That’s when a Mark Prior signature actually meant something.

Anyone remember Rusty Tucker?  That’s ok.  Me neither.  He was drafted by the Padres in the 21st round of the 2001 draft.  Not much has been heard of him since 2008.

This contest is for a Rusty Tucker 2004 Upper Deck Etchings – Future Etchings Rookie Autograph #’ed/700.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 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: Mike Ricci 1997-98 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice #61

Product Highlight: 1997 Upper Deck Shimano

When you think of professional fishing, trading cards certainly aren’t the first thing that come to mind.  Sure, we’ll find cards pertaining to fishing popup in sets like Allen & Ginter, Goodwin Champions, and Sportkings.  Even in the early 90’s we had some Pro League Bass sets make an appearance.  Nothing of major importance though.

In the sports card industry, fishing cards are kind of odd.  One very small set that you don’t see often is made by Upper Deck.  In 1997, Upper Deck partnered with Shimano.  For those not familiar with Shimano, they are a large manufacturer of fishing, bicycling, and rowing equipment.  This “Special Edition” set only consists of five cards.  Two of the names I’m sure you’ll recognize.

  • Bob Izumi #1
  • Jimmy Houston #2
  • Jose Wejebe #3
  • Larry Dahlberg #4
  • Jay Buhner #5
  • Tony Gwynn #6

I had no clue that Jay Buhner and Tony Gwynn were such big fishermen.  According to the cards, Jay Buhner’s favorite Shimano reel to fish with is the Chronarch 100A, and enjoys fishing with Ken Griffey, Jr. and Norm Charlton.  Tony Gwynn likes to fish for bass, while his favorite places to fish are Lake Poway and the Pacific Ocean.

Obviously Shimano issued this set as a promotion.  Its a neat little unique piece.  Not a whole lot of value.

Card of the Day: Tiger Woods 2009-10 Upper Deck The Cup Sidney Crosby Tribute Patch Auto

Card of the Day: Daniel Cleary 1997-98 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice #307