Card of the Day: Rhys Hoskins 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Black Wave Refractor

Card of the Day: Nick Williams 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Top Prospects Superfractor

Phillies ’08 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to dawgbones on being the lucky winner of the Zach Collier 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Chrome Auto.  Once dawgbones sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Card of the Day: Aaron Judge 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Refractor Auto

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Phillies ’08 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

On 5/6/17 I attended a Harrisburg Senators game.  They played the Hartford Yard Goats and it was Matt Stairs bobblehead night.  While eating my hamburger and fries I read over the starting lineup for the Senators and noticed a familiar name – Zach Collier.  Zach Collier was originally drafted by the Phillies in 2008 and now plays for the Senators.

This contest is for a Zach Collier 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Chrome Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 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: 2017 NFL Draft Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Rooney Tribute Pin

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Owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney, passed away on April 13, 2017.  He was the son of Steelers founder Art Rooney.  Owners typically don’t have that many cards, but Dan Rooney had a few.

His most popular cards include:

  • 2000 Goal Line Art Hall of Fame #203
  • 2000 Goal Line Art Hall of Fame Auto #203
  • 2000 Goal Line Art Hall of Fame Gold Auto #’ed/100
  • 2000 Topps Hall of Fame Class of 2000 #4
  • 2000 Topps Hall of Fame Class of 2000 Auto

In honor of Dan Rooney’s passing, Steelers staff wore the above pin during the 2017 NFL Draft.  I don’t have a problem with the Steelers wanting to pay tribute to Dan Rooney with this pin.  From a collecting standpoint it could easily cause some problems though.

With Dan Rooney passing away only two weeks prior to the start of the draft, there probably wasn’t enough time to design a new tribute pin from scratch.  Instead they had to improvise with what they had.  The Steelers simply took one of their misty gold lapel pins and pinned it to a green ribbon.

Does anyone else see a potential problem here?  What stops someone from buying a misty gold lapel pin for $4.95 and pinning it to easily accessible green ribbon which can be found at any craft store?  The answer is nothing.  Anyone could do that while attempting to spin a tale that it came from a Steelers staff member during the draft.

The odds of an authentic one showing up for sale are slim.  I highly doubt a large amount were put together.  It would be in poor taste if someone from the Steelers did try and make money off of it.  But it has been known to happen before.  I can imagine an authentic pin would fetch quite a bit more than $5.  The only way I’d trust that one of these Dan Rooney tribute pins is authentic is if I received one directly from a Steelers staff member.  Otherwise you’d never know.

Card of the Day: Taco Charlton 2017 Leaf Metal Draft Blue Prismatic Auto

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