Collecting Manny Pacquiao

Last night in front of 40,000+ people, Manny Pacquiao defeated Antonio Margarito and obtained the WBC super-welterweight championship.  At one point during the fight, Pacquiao actually asked the referee if the fight should be stopped because he thought he might do permanent damage to Margarito.  Pacquiao is already going down as one of the greatest fighters in history.

As far as collecting goes, Pacquiao doesn’t have a ton of cards.  I’m surprised that Sportkings hasn’t included him in any of their products.  For you die hard Pacquiao fans, you’ll find his most valuable cards in Famous Fabrics.  He has a handful of boxing relics found in those sets.  Even though his image doesn’t appear on any of those cards, they still don’t come cheap.  It wouldn’t surprise me if you see more of his cards made.  I guess for now you’ll just have to stick with my own personal Sports Card Info custom Pacquiao card.

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Famous Fabrics Preview

Creative Cardboard Concepts distributes products such as Sportkings and various ITG products.  I’ve never owned anything made by any of these manufacturers, but I just received an e-mail containing new images of their Famous Fabrics product and I think they look awesome.  This product is very limited (according to Creative Cardboard Concepts).  You can check out more information about Famous Fabrics over on their blog.  It is scheduled to be released 2-24-10.

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As a big Phillies fan, this triple jersey of Burrell, Howard and Rollins celebrating the ’08 Championship looks awesome.

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They even have the Dolphins covered too.  I swear I’ve seen this design done before with a football product from the late 90’s featuring jersey relics.

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I’m not a big Pirates fan, but I sure wouldn’t mind pulling this card.  Would you?