Card of the Day: Johnny Unitas 1992 Topps Stadium Club QB Legend #3

Card of the Day: The Legend 1990 Score #603

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2012 Leaf Pete Rose – The Living Legend Preview

If you’ve been reading Sports Card Info, you know what a fan I am of 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy.  For under $90.00 you get five base cards (if your lucky maybe a reverse negative), and one Pete Rose autograph.  There are tons of inscriptions and relics to pull too.  It was one of my favorite products last year.

This year, Leaf is bringing another Pete Rose themed product to market – 2012 Pete Rose – The Living Legend.  For $30.00 you get ten packs plus one Pete Rose autograph.  Boxes will look like blasters.  Collectors can also look for redemptions that can be redeemed for Pete Rose signed baseballs, bats, and jerseys.  Some baseballs come inscribed “I’m sorry I bet on baseball”.

I’m not too sure about this product.  This product is much cheaper than its 2011 predecessor, but it comes with a lot more base cards – 60.  If your a Pete Rose collector on a budget, this should be right up your alley.  As for me, I think I’d stick to the 2011 boxes for now.  Nobody has come front yet and said they pulled the Rose autograph that states you’ve won a batting lesson with him.  Pete Rose signatures are really getting watered down.  Rose will soon be up there with Bob Feller for having the most autographed cards.

2012 Leaf Pete Rose – The Living Legend is scheduled to be released in August.

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PREVIEW: The Legend of KISS

What can I say?  KISS does an excellent job of marketing themselves.  On April 21, Press Pass will release The Legend of KISS that tells the story of the band.  Its a 100-card set that contains concert worn relics and autographs.  Collectors can also look for pop-up cards and various serial numbered proofs.

I’ve opened two KISS products that Press Pass has sent over, but have never pulled an autograph or relic.  The biggest hit I’ve pulled came from KISS 360 which was a serial numbered parallel limited to 50 copies.  These products must be a huge hit with all those KISS collectors or they wouldn’t keep making them.  This will be the 5th KISS product Press Pass has made.

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Place the back of the cards together to unveil the story of KISS.

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Michael Jackson Trading Cards

In today’s hobby, its not that common to see an entire product based on a single individual.  You might see it done with a certain team, but rarely with one person.  Back in the 80’s, manufacturers made all kinds of trading card sets for specific celebrities including Michael Jackson.  In 1984 Topps released a set based around the pop icon.  Each box contains 36 wax packs with 3 cards and 3 stickers per pack.  Later that year Topps released a 2nd series based around Jackson.  In a way these could be considered his “rookie” cards.  I would highly suggest not purchasing anything of Jackson right now because the prices are through the roof.  It would be better to wait until things calm down.

Currently Jackson has no relic or autographed cards floating around the secondary market.  With all those colorful outfits he wore, I’m sure they would make for some interesting relics to pull.  R.I.P the King of Pop.

Be sure to check out Cardboard Icons break of a box of Michael Jackson 1984 Topps.

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