Card of the Day: Adam Frazier 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts USA Baseball Auto Jersey

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Card of the Day: Todd Frazier 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Refractor Auto

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Card of the Day: Todd Frazier 2007 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Auto

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Card of the Day: George Frazier/Tom Herr/Dan O’Brien 1980 Topps Future Stars #684

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Card of the Day: Joe Frazier 2010 Ringside Boxing – Round One Auto

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Ringside Boxing Promo CONTEST! – Now Closed

It has been too long since I’ve held a contest.  Thats why I’ve decided to use all the promo cards I received yesterday from Dr. Price as contest prizes.  This contest will include the following promotional cards from 2010 Ringside Boxing – Round 1:

  • (1) Joe Frazier – Victorious
  • (1) Chad Dawson – Weigh-In
  • (1) Roy Jones, Jr – In My Corner
  • (1) Hector Camacho – Turkey Red
  • (1) Larry Holmes/Mike Tyson – Tale of the Tape
  • (1) Mike Tyson – Turkey Red
  • (1) Lennox Lewis – Ringside Boxing Round 1

All cards state that they are promos on the back.

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Sunday, April, 25, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • When entering, please provide a valid e-mail address
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • I will need to winner’s mailing address so I can ship them these cards for FREE!!!

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The Sept. ’09 Philly Show Report

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3 hot dogs out of 5

Today I went to the Valley Forge Convention Center to attend the Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show which is operated by Hunt Auctions.  Hunt Auctions must have read my report on the last show because things seemed to run a bit smoother this time.  Entering the show, I could tell there were a lot more places to sit to go through your purchases and grab a bite to eat.  This time the show wasn’t on the basement floor and the bathrooms were a lot nicer and didn’t look like a crime scene from CSI.  Making my way around the show I stopped at some of my favorite dealers such as Shaffer’s Trading Cards, Marty’s Sports Card Exchange, and MLS Cards.  They all said they did about average during The National but nothing spectacular.  The show seemed to be running a little slow and wasn’t that full (at least when I was there).  About 90% of the dealers still go by “Book Value” which I think we all know means nothing in today’s hobby.  Book Value is really destroying The Hobby and is one of the main reasons why dealers have such a hard time making sales.  The dealers I talked to were also angry that Hunt Auctions didn’t advertise the show very well.  For some crazy reason I get the feeling these show promoters get their money from the dealers and then pocket it for themselves and do little if any marketing.  I heard a lot of dealers say “Its not like the early 90’s anymore”.

After browsing the show for awhile, I decided to make my purchases.  I managed to pickup two really cool singles for my collection while busting a pack of ’09 Sterling Football and two boxes of ’09 Absolute Football.  Check out what I got.

Hunt Auctions was a little more organized this time when it came to the autograph guests.  I could clearly see where you were suppose to go when your signer arrived.  I was able to meet Johnny Bench and Dave “The Hammer” Schultz, and obtained photos of everyone that was signing.  Click on each photo for a closer look.

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Johnny Bench was very nice.  I’m glad I was able to get him on my bat.

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Bench’s signature is right under “Sports Card Info”

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Dave “The Hammer” Schultz really likes talking to collectors.  He was the Left Wing for the Flyers and holds the NHL record for penalty minutes in a single season.

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This is the first time I ever got a hockey puck signed.  Dave “The Hammer” Schultz was the free autograph guest today.

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Carlton Fisk

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Muhammad Ali’s trainer Angelo Dundee

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Joe Frazier came in wearing a cowboy hat and gold around his neck.

The next Philly Show takes place on December 4-6.  So far the autograph guests include:

  • Pete Rose
  • Steve Carlton
  • Mike Schmidt
  • Cole Hamels

I have always enjoyed this show and will continue to go as long as they have it.  I seem to find a lot of great stuff for my personal collection and the wax is usually priced reasonably.  If anyone lives close to Valley Forge, I encourage you to attend.