Card of the Day: Andre The Giant 1982 Wrestling All Stars Series A #1

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A Giant Absolute Auto/Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to KMH on being the lucky winner of the Rueben Randle 2012 Absolute Rookie Premiere Materials Auto/Jersey #’ed/299.  Once KMH sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Sportkings Adds New ’12 NSCC Promo + Paterno Card Pulled

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Sportkings has added an additional element to their 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Premium Back Redemption Program.  Any collector that spells the word “SPORTKINGS” using the Premium Back base cards found in Series E twenty-five times can have Jared Kelley paint them their own giant art card.  This card will measure 2.5′ x 3.5′ and can be of your favorite Sportking.  Personally, I’d pick Harry Kalas 🙂

Sportkings has also announced they will be pulling the Joe Paterno art card from their Premium Back Redemption Program.  At this time, they didn’t think it would be good to include it due to the Penn State scandal.

Here are some of the other art cards you can obtain by spelling the word “SPORTKINGS” five times.

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Hershey Bears vs. Charlotte Checkers – Bobblehead Night!

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Yesterday evening I headed to the Giant Center to see the Hershey Bears take on the Charlotte Checkers.  The Bears won the game 2-1 scoring two goals in the 3rd period.  The Bears are associated with the Washington Capitals and the Checkers are associated with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Everblades.

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Before the game started, the Bears President-GM Doug Yingst had a special announcement to make.  Next year will be the Hershey Bears 75th anniversary.  To celebrate this giant occasion, on January 20th, 2013, the Bears will take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in an outdoor game much like the Winter Classic we have witnessed over the last couple of years.  The game will be played in Hersheypark Stadium.

Its been a long time since I attended a hockey game.  This was my first time at the Giant Center.  I highly recommend the pretzels.  They aren’t those hard things you normally would find at a sporting event.  The pretzel I had was warm and soft.  I believe it was handmade right on the spot.

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Face-Off

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The first 5,000 fans that attended the game last night received Keith Aucoin bobbleheads.  This bobblehead features Aucoin in a home jersey.  They did make some rarer ones that have him in an away jersey, but you had to do something special to get your hands on one of those.

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The Bears booster club was selling a ton of pucks they got signed.  For a couple of bucks I picked up this Chris Bourque autograph.  Bourque currently plays LW for the Bears.  His father, Ray Bourque, played for the Boston Bruins and went into the HOF in 2004.  I also picked up a new pin for my collection.