Mastro Auctions Responds

A few days ago I sent an e-mail to the customer service department of Mastro Auctions.  I asked them, “What does Mastro Auctions have to say about what happened at the 2008 National and the FBI showing up?”  Today I got this response, “Andrew, At this time no comment, a statement will be made later this month.”  I wonder what they will say in their statement?  I can imagine that I’m not the only person that has sent them an e-mail asking what is going on.

This looks like a good read

Tonight I was looking for a book to read on and I came across a book about the famous T206 Honus Wagner card.  After reading the reviews and book description I think it will be interesting to learn about probably the most valuable piece of carboard in the world.  This book also talks about cons and scams in the industry.  I can’t wait to read it and see what they have to say.  When looking at the reviews, a lot of people seem to like it.

Card of the Day #7

Honus Wagner 2003 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Game Used Pants #’ed/275


Does Anyone Else Miss Topps Tribute?

Topps Tribute was one of my favorite brands of cards.  Topps made this brand of cards from 2001 – 2004.  These were a one pack thrill if you were willing to spend the $50.00 per pack price tag.  In my opinion, these had to have been some of the most beautiful cards that Topps ever produced.  In ever pack you were guaranteed a memorabilia and/or autographed card.  The 2001, 2002, and 2004 sets consisted of Hall of Famers and no rookies.  In 2003 Topps made a set called Topps Tribute Perennial Edition which featured retired and Hall of Fame players and they produced a product called Topps Tribute Contemporary Edition which contained cards of modern day players.  All of these cards were very shiny and had a refractor like finish.  The 2001 Topps Tribute set contains one of the first memorabilia cards of Honus Wagner.  The 2003 Topps Tribute Contemporary Edition has some great first year cards as well.  My personal favorite is the Hanley Ramirez autographed first year card gold version numbered to 25.  Another reason why these cards are one of my favorites is because I pulled out of a pack of 2004 Topps Tribute Cut Signature Edition the Willie Mays 1/1 Cut Auto.  That was the biggest and most valuable pull I have ever received.  I really wish Topps would bring back this product.