Guess The Set – July 21, 2017

Can you Guess The Set this week?  This should be fairly easy.  No hints needed.  Tonight around 8:00 p.m. EST I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Guess The Set – July 14, 2017

Another week has gone by.  Its time for another edition of Guess The Set?  Tonight around 8:00 p.m. EST I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Have fun!

Guess The Set – July 7, 2017

Its Friday.  You know what that means.  Can you Guess The Set?  I’ll let you know the answer in the comment section and on Twitter tonight around 8:00 p.m. EST.

Card of the Day: Ashley Mattingly 2015 Benchwarmer July 4th Auto

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The 35th National Has Begun!

Its official.  The 35th National Sports Collectors Convention has begun.  Autographs, cards, and promos are flying all over the place.  Every single collector in the world should be in Cleveland right now.

I arrived in plenty of time to obtain my VIP and Guest/Media credentials.  Then off to the VIP Party I went.  After eating some pizza and a cookie, the show opened to VIPs at 3:30pm.  Take a look!

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7x All-Star Dale Murphy signing at the Freedom Cardboard booth.

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Now for the pickups.  While waiting in line for Dale Murphy, I just happened to be standing next to the Topps booth.  I decided to pickup a box of 2014 Topps Minis.  With every purchase of a Topps Minis box, you get a jumbo card made just for the show.  I picked Mike Trout.

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These OYO minifigures were actually the first promos I got upon entering the show.

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I stopped by Marty’s Sports Card Exchange and bought a box of 2014 Allen & Ginter.  The I went to Blowout Cards and bought another just so I could get the Johnny Manziel Beckett Cover card.  Both boxes were unwrapped at the Topps booth and I got my Abreu and Tanaka exclusive National mini promos.  I still need to go through my boxes to see what I got.

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Card of the Day: Audrey Aleen Allen ’14 Benchwarmer July 4th, 2014 Auto

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Phillies vs. White Sox – Game 1 – 7/13/13

With Friday night’s game cancelled the decision to play a doubleheader was made for Saturday.  The Phillies ended up losing Game 1 5-4 in 11 innings, and about 45 minutes later Game 2 began.  The Phillies won Game 2 2-1 in 13 innings.  Throw in a rain delay into Game 1, and both games having extra innings, the Phillies almost played twelve hours of baseball.

Citizens Bank Park is really nice.  Everything is easy to get to and the food is very good.  I had a hot dog, soft pretzel, and lemonade.  I came out of the Majestic Clubhouse Store with a new shirt and three pins.  The Carlos Ruiz bobblehead was obtained before I even got into the stadium.

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Domonic Brown

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Jimmy Rollins

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Ben Revere

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Bull’s BBQ

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$10.00 for a Phillies yearbook and a FREE Carlos Ruiz bobblehead… yes please!  This was a stadium giveaway on 6/4/13 and I guess they had some extra.

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Harry Kalas statue