Card of the Day: Christy Mathewson 1961 Golden Press #24

Card of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr 2014 Panini Golden Age #82

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Card of the Day: Jimmy Rollins 1998 Bowman Chrome Golden Anniversary Refractors #181

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Card of the Day: Stan Lee 2013 Panini Golden Age Historic Signatures Auto

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Card of the Day: Jack Ruby 2014 Panini Golden Age – Museum Age Relic

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Card of the Day: Golden Tate 2010 Panini Plates & Patches – 3-Color Patch Auto Rookie

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Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Dual Signed Baseball To Be Given Away During The 2014 National

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We’re only a few hours into the New Year, but its never too early to talk about an event taking place during the next National.

Prospect collectors looking to bust something non-card related might want to check out Onyx Authenticated’s newest product that arrives later this month.  2014 Onyx Authenticated Premiere Gear will come with (1) authentic game-used piece of baseball memorabilia per box.  This just won’t be a small portion of memorabilia like you would find in a card, its the whole thing – caps, jerseys, cleats, fielding gloves, batting helmets, and catchers gear.

The checklist includes pieces of memorabilia from:

  • Byron Buxton
  • Jabari Blash
  • Miguel Sano
  • Dorssys Paulino
  • Garrett Richards
  • Enny Romero
  • Gary Sanchez
  • Jose Iglesias
  • Dan Voglebach
  • Breyvic Valera
  • Julio Morban
  • Gregory Polanco
  • Scooter Gennett
  • Logan Morrison
  • Rymer Liriano
  • Felipe Rivero
  • Michael Pineda
  • Kaleb Cowart
  • Jon Lester
  • Grant Balfour
  • Jameson Taillon
  • Keyvius Sampson
  • Jonathon Crawford

As an added bonus, Onyx Authenticated has also thrown in some autographed baseballs that you can keep an eye out for from players such as: Bryce Harper, Javy Baez, Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jon Lester.

Onyx Authenticated will only be making 100 boxes.  Five of those boxes will have a Golden Ticket.  Anyone that obtains one of these Golden Tickets will be eligible to win a Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig dual signed baseball which will be given away during the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, OH.

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Heading to Cleveland for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention?  If so, be sure to check out this very Limited Edition product available exclusively at the event, Preferred Players National Edition 2014.  Each Limited Edition case contains 3 Autographed Baseballs from today’s baseball Stars and Top Prospects.  Each Hand-signed baseball comes in its own wood box and display cube with an official ONYX Authenticated Certificate of Authenticity.

Card of the Day: John Belushi 2013 Panini Golden Age – Museum Age Relic

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Gilligan’s Island Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Russell Johnson 2012 Panini Golden Age – Museum Age Relic card.  Johnson played the Professor on Gilligan’s Island.  Good luck!!!


Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 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!!!

2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball Box Break & Review

Design: Photobucket

This is a breathe of fresh air compared to the foil covered madness we’re all use to seeing.  2012 Golden Age looks to me like a mixture of Allen & Ginter and American Heritage.  Its probably closer to American Heritage than anything, except Golden Age has a lot more baseball figures in it.


Panini really impressed me with the Historic Signatures.  They look fantastic!  Simplicity is always better.  They should make their other licensed products look like this.




The rarest tobacco minis you’ll find are the black ones.  The ornate knight on the back is a nice touch.  I like it when manufacturers change up their logo for certain products.

Price: Photobucket

Boxes are currently selling for $72.00.

“Hit” Quality: Photobucket

This product is made for set collectors.  Collectors looking for multi-colored patches or autographs of the newest rookies will be disappointed.  Set collectors on the other hand will have a ball.  Some of the bigger “hits” include the cut signatures, Secretariat saddle relic, and the original cards from the 30’s and 40’s Panini threw in.

I pulled the following:


  • John “Blue Moon” Odom Historic Signatures


  • Russell Johnson Museum Age Shirt – played the “Professor” on Gilligan’s Island 

Ferguson Bakery Yellow Pennant

  • Battling Nelson #5


  • Brooks Robinson #19
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias #11


  • Truman Defeats Dewey #5
  • Fischer Hooks Chess #9

Newark Evening World Supplement

  • Red Grange #6

Mini Tobacco Parallels

  • Russell Johnson Ty Cobb Tobacco #145
  • Theodore Roosevelt Candy Croft and Allen Co. Red #4
  • Cleon Jones Candy Croft and Allen Co. Red #144
  • Tony Perez Candy Croft and Allen Co. Red #119
  • Jack Johnson Broad Leaf Cigarettes Blue #3
  • Warren Spahn Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #79
  • Ralph Kiner Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #46
  • Moe Howard Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #54
  • John “Blue Moon” Odom Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #128
  • John F. Kennedy Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #77
  • Bob Feller Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #64
  • Richard Petty Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #93
  • Joe Jackson Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #9
  • W.K. Kellogg Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #8
  • Bob Gibson Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #102
  • Larry Fine Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #55
  • Red Grange Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #33
  • Dawn Wells Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #146
  • Russell Johnson Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #145
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #131
  • Eddie Collins Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #17
  • Walter Hagen Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #25
  • Tony Perez Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #119
  • Tony Kubek Broad Leaf Cigarettes Brown #73

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Overall, I give 2012 Golden Age 4 baseballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I believe Panini is getting the idea on how to create nice looking non-licensed MLB products for set collectors.  High-end is another story.  Its made with sturdy, vintage feeling card stock, on-card autographs, and it got me wanting to read the backs.  Golden Age doesn’t take the most unique approach that needs to be taken when making a non-licensed MLB product, but it came out well.