New Addition To The Kalas Collection

This afternoon I received my Harry Kalas replica memorial statue that was a stadium giveaway last Thursday night from the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  It sure looks nice on my shelf.  Anyone pull the Kalas cut signature yet found in Sportkings Series E?  I need it!

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Holding this thing makes me feel like I won an Oscar.

Harry Kalas Will Be In Sportkings Series E!!!

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I just happened to check the Sportkings website this morning and I saw that they posted the cut signature checklist for the Top 50 Broadcasters section of their Series E product due to be released on May 3, 2012.  I am happy to announce that former Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas will have a cut signature included in this set.  Kalas hasn’t had a new card made since 2005.  I am a huge Harry Kalas fan and I was hoping that they would put him in here.  Harry Kalas has cards in 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic, and 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic.  This is one card I will be watching for.  I need it for my Kalas collection.  Lots of Phillies fans will be after this one.

Here is the Top 50 Broadcasters checklist:

TBC-VS

Vin Scully

TBC-MA

Mel Allen

TBC-RB

Red Barber

TBC-CG

Curt Gowdy

TBC-HC

Howard Cosell

TBC-BC

Bob Costas

TBC-JM

Jim McKay

TBC-KJ

Keith Jackson

TBC-AM

Al Michaels

TBC-DE

Dick Enberg

TBC-JB

Jack Buck

TBC-TH

Ted Husing

TBC-JBR

Jack Brickhouse

TBC-DD

Don Dunphy

TBC-GM

Graham McNamee

TBC-EH

Ernie Harwell

TBC-MAL

Marv Albert

TBC-HCA

Harry Caray

TBC-JMI

Jon Miller

TBC-BS

Bill Stern

TBC-CH

Chick Hearn

TBC-MG

Marty Glickman

TBC-JW

Jack Whitaker

TBC-JN

Jim Nantz

TBC-CS

Chris Schenkel

TBC-LN

Lindsey Nelson

TBC-RH

Russ Hodges

TBC-RS

Ray Scott

TBC-JMA

John Madden

TBC-BP

Bob Prince

TBC-JBU

Joe Buck

TBC-MH

MiloHamilton

TBC-BW

Bob Wolff

TBC-CT

Chuck Thompson

TBC-CB

Chris Berman

TBC-PR

Phil Rizzuto

TBC-MB

Marty Brennaman

TBC-CM

Clem McCarthy

TBC-BWA

Bill Walton

TBC-FH

Foster Hewitt

TBC-HK

Harry Kalas

TBC-JMO

Johnny Most

TBC-BE

Bob Elson

TBC-BM

Brent Musburger

TBC-PS

Pat Summerall

TBC-MHA

Merle Harmon

TBC-DV

Dick Vitale

TBC-DS

Dick Stockton

TBC-TK

Tony Kubek

TBC-BCO

Bud Collins

New Addition To The Kalas Collection

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Its not that often I get to add a new Harry Kalas card to my collection.  He doesn’t have that many to begin with.  This one comes from one of those Oddball playing card sets.  I’m still searching for some of those Sweet Spot autographs, and a 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game Schmidt / Kalas dual autograph.

A Few Recent Pin Pickups

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The 2011 Little League World Series has set records in attendance this year.  The 65th anniversary pin has been quite popular.

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I never saw this Harry Kalas pin before.  It can’t hurt that Ozzie Smith is along for the ride either.

The Harry Kalas Memorial Statue Unveiling

Sculptor Lawrence J. Nowlan announced that the Harry Kalas Memorial Statue will be unveiled at Citizens Bank Park on 8/14/11 at 1:05 p.m. in the plaza by the left field flag pole.  This statue has been in the making almost as soon as we lost our beloved broadcaster.  It will be exciting to see this finished piece of work.

Feel like donating to the cause, be sure to check out their official website to find out how you can help.  The next time I go to a Phillies game, this will be something I have to see!

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Can’t help it.  I’m always looking for an excuse to show off my Harry Kalas 1/1 Sketch Card made by the great artist Monty Sheldon.

Bobblehead Mailday!

I had to have one…

Two Years Ago Today We Lost Our Friend Harry

Two years ago today Phillies fans lost their beloved Hall of Fame broadcaster, Harry Kalas.  I’m a huge fan of his, and thats why I’d like to show off my personal collection of Kalas cards.  In addition to these cards, I have two bobbleheads, HK pin, and an autographed bat.  I’m always on the lookout for more Kalas stuff.

There is a Harry Kalas Memorial Statue in the works, and the Phillies have accepted it as a gift.  I can’t wait to see it.

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2004 Upper Deck Sweet Classic Signatures Spot Red Ink Auto #’ed 1/25

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2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Blue Ink Auto #’ed 1/50

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2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Auto

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2004 Fleer Greats of the Game – Announcing Greats

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2010 Monty Sheldon Harry Kalas Sketch card #’ed 1/1

Introducing The HK Talking Bobblehead

On 5/16/11 the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be giving away a talking Harry Kalas bobblehead.  Push the talk button once to hear him make a call, and push twice to hear him say “I’m hog wild about IronPigs baseball.”  This is beyond awesome!!!  I will be adding one of these to my collection.  This will be Kalas’s third bobblehead.  I highly doubt there will ever be another stadium giveaway as cool as this.

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HK Bobble Finds A New Home

I added a new bobblehead to my growing collection today.  Its of Harry Kalas, and was a stadium giveaway on 8/22/10 from the Wilmington Blue Rocks.  Its already fitting in nice on the shelf next to my Kalas/Ashburn dual bobblehead and all three Kalas Upper Deck Sweet Spot autographs.

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Plug: The Harry Kalas Memorial Statue

This morning I was checking up on the Harry Kalas Memorial Statue that is currently in the works.  They have come a long way since this great project got its start after Kalas’s death in 2009.  When its complete, it will be gifted to the Philadelphia Phillies.  I can’t wait to see the finished statue.  It sure will look great standing tall at Citizen’s Bank Park.  For more information about the statue, and if you’ed like to donate please click here.

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