Card of the Day: Andrew Luck 2012 Topps Platinum Xfractor #150

CollectorCrate Announces December Exclusives

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UPDATE

I’m a big fan of CollectorCrate.  One day I hope it becomes as big as Loot Crate.  Tonight CollectorCrate announced it’s December exclusives.  Depending on which CollectorCrate you sign up for, your December box will have a sketch print card of Andrew Luck, Mike Trout, or Kobe Bryant.  These pencil sketches were done by artist Emily Tester.

If you’re looking to get that sports fan something for Christmas this year, and you haven’t been able to find that special something.  Give CollectorCrate a try.  Buy one, or sign up for a few months.  Its just like the Jelly Of The Month Club.  Its the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.

Card of the Day: Andrew Luck 2012 Panini National Treasures NFL Gear Auto

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Card of the Day: Andrew Luck 2012 Topps Chrome RC Superfractor Auto

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Card of the Day: Andrew Luck 2012 UD Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures

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Card of the Day: Andrew Luck 2012 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto

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Card of the Day: 2012 Bowman Sterling Luck / Griffin III / Tannehill / Weeden Quad Patch Auto

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Press Pass Shows Off Some More RGIII & Luck ’12 Showcase Booklets

This afternoon Press Pass decided to show off some more of the Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck autographed jumbo patch booklets that can be found in 2012 Showcase.  There may be no NCAA logos, but they sure look nice.  Every box of 2012 Showcase comes with (6) autographs and (1) jersey card.

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RGIII & Andrew Luck Booklets Highlight Showcase Football

Photobucket Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Press Pass may not have the rights to use NCAA logos, but these booklets look very cool.  I’ve seen Press Pass make booklets for their NASCAR products, but this is a first for football.  Showcasewill feature (6) autographs and (1) jersey card per pack.  Every autograph will be serial numbered, and the base signatures will be printed on a plastic-like card stock.

Yes!!!  They are real patches, not manufactured.

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2012 Press Pass Rookie Football Preview

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Ever since Press Pass didn’t get their college license renewed, I haven’t been too thrilled about their football products.  This year they are going to kick it up a notch by making football versions of their popular NASCAR products such as FanFare and Showcase.  I think they’ll do well, but not as good as a product that can take advantage of college logos.  They could take a play out of Leaf’s book, and make a unique product that is made from a totally different perspective where logos don’t matter.  2012 Press Pass Rookie Football probably isn’t a product like that, but rest assured these autographs will be hot when they first come out.

In a press release, Press Pass stated they have signed Andrew Luck to an exclusive autograph agreement.  Press Pass will be the only manufacturer to have Andrew Luck unlicensed autographs.  Don’t worry, Luck will be in all the licensed college and NFL stuff.  Exclusives for unlicensed cards isn’t that big of a deal anyway.  As soon as the licensed stuff hits the secondary market, unlicensed cards take a major dive.  Exclusive or not, that’s what happens.  The last time I checked, Leaf was planning to have Luck cards too.  Leaf has a loop-hole though.  They don’t have a collegiate or NFL license, but they can use U.S. Army All-American photos.

2012 Press Pass Rookie Football is due out on March 21st.  Each box will contain (6) autographs.  FanFare, due out on May 9th, will have an autograph in each pack.  The base autographs will be featured on “chromium” technology.  I hope this looks something like Leaf Metal or the base cards found in 2009 Press Pass Stealth.  Showcase, which will be released in June, will feature the high-end type of “hits” you would find in their NASCAR product.

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