State College Spikes ’18 Topps Pro Debut Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Zach Kirtley 2018 Topps Pro Debut Fragments of the Farm New York-Penn League Championship Banner From Medlar Field At Lubrano Park Relic.  I will be attending the National Sports Collectors Convention this week, so this contest will run a little longer.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 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!!!

Grand Junction Rockies ’18 Topps Pro Debut Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Ryan Vilade 2018 Topps Pro Debut Fragments of the Farm Wall Sign from Sam Suplizio Field Relic.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 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!!!

2017 Topps Now Predictor: MLB Little League Classic – August 20th

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Rumors were confirmed this week that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals will play a regular season game in Williamsport, PA this year.  The game will take place on August 20th, right in the middle of the Little League World Series.  It’ll be broadcast on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball”, and played at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.  Based on the official press release from the Williamsport Crosscutters, only Little Leaguers and their families will be invited.  Tickets will not be sold to the general public.

The MLB Little League Classic would make for a perfect Topps Now card.  It is right on par with the Fort Bragg game they played in 2016.  I’m predicting that Topps will make a Topps Now card to commemorate this game.  If they do, it would most likely show up for sale on August 21st.  I at least just want to see a base Topps Now card made.  If any of the players do something spectacular, I guess autographs and/or relics won’t be out of the picture.  Whoever pulls the Topps Now Golden Ticket for August 20, 2017 will be due a special gold stamped parallel #’ed/1.

Its not easy to predict who and what will receive a Topps Now card.  This game feels like a sure thing.  Having it take place in my backyard is even cooler.  I visit BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field almost every summer for a bobblehead night.

Chiefs ’15 Topps Field Access Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to dawgpaws on being the lucky winner of the Aaron Murray 2015 Topps Field Access Auto.  Once dawgpaws sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Chiefs ’15 Topps Field Access Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Aaron Murray 2015 Topps Field Access Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 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!!!

Bears ’15 Topps Field Access Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Peter McCarthy on being the lucky winner of the Ka’Deem Carey 2015 Topps Field Access Auto.  Once Peter McCarthy sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Bears ’15 Topps Field Access Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Ka’Deem Carey 2015 Topps Field Access Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 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!!!

Jaguars ’15 Topps Field Access Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Paul on being the lucky winner of the Allen Robinson 2015 Topps Field Access Gold Parallel Auto #’ed/99.  Once Paul sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Jaguars ’15 Topps Field Access Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Allen Robinson 2015 Topps Field Access Gold Parallel Auto #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 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!!!

2015 Topps Field Access Football Box Break & Review

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During the 2016 Industry Summit in Hawaii, we learned that Topps doesn’t plan to make any physical NFL cards this year.  The main reason for this is because of Panini’s new exclusive deal with the NFL.  Its something I wish wasn’t happening because the products Topps makes are far superior to anything Panini craps out.  Panini makes one after another cookie cutter stamped out products, that are incredibly difficult to really tell the difference between.  Trust me.  I’m not the only one who feels like this.  Its been almost two years since I’ve opened a Panini product.

Seeing that Topps doesn’t plan on making physical NFL cards for awhile, it makes perfect sense for them to clear out some old sticker autograph inventory.  That’s where 2015 Topps Field Access comes in.  This product is loaded with a lot of players you may not have seen autographs of in some time.  For those very specific player collectors this can be a good thing, because it gives you the opportunity to add to your collection.  And it probably won’t break the bank either.  High-dollar “hits” of superstars and Hall of Famers can be found, but its not the easiest thing.

For a product that you can tell was made to clear out old inventory, it came out well from a design perspective.  Topps focused on full-bleed action shots for the photos.  Having on-card autographs is really the only thing I can think of that would’ve made them look better.  But even the stickers don’t stand out that much.  I’m glad Topps went with a clear sticker and no white box for it to be placed in.  The card stock is thick too.  Almost like what Topps Prime use to be.

Collectors on a budget might enjoy picking up a box.  They’re very affordable at around $60.00.  Like I stated before you’re most likely going to pull autographs of players that haven’t seen too much new content for awhile.  You’re either going to like it or hate it.  It all depends on what you’re looking for.  There are (4) packs per box with (1) autograph inside each pack.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Mike Singletary Adrenaline Rush Auto
  • Allen Robinson Auto Gold #’ed/99
  • Ka’Deem Carey Auto
  • Aaron Murray Auto

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Parallels

  • Peyton Manning Adrenaline Rush Purple #’ed/25
  • Amari Cooper RC Blue
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins Blue
  • Tony Romo Blue
  • Kirk Cousins Blue
  • Jordan Matthews Blue
  • Eric Berry Blue
  • Adam Vinatieri Blue
  • Dion Lewis Blue

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Inserts

  • Franco Harris Adrenaline Rush
  • Peyton Manning All Access
  • Jordan Matthews All Access

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Rookies

  • Todd Gurley
  • Kenny Bell
  • Devin Smith
  • Xavier Cooper
  • Nelson Agholor
  • Tyler Kroft
  • Karlos Williams

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