Card of the Day: Charlie Manuel 2010 Topps Heritage “Topps News” #462


Japanese Charlie

Charlie Manuel may not have been that popular of a player, but he is one heck of a manager.  When it comes to cards, Manuel doesn’t have that many.  He has a lot of base cards in products like Allen & Ginter and your basic Topps.  Manuel only has one certified autograph from 2001 Topps Base Hit Autographed Relics which rarely pop-up for sale.  Cards from the 70’s and 80’s barely sell for much, except for his 1970 Topps rookie depending on the condition.  One of my favorite vintage cards of Manuel comes from 1979 TCMA featuring him in his Kintetsu Buffaloes uniform.  For 5-6 years he played baseball over in Japan and this is one of the few cards to feature him in a Japanese uniform.  Recently this card sold for $15.00, which is more than usual for a vintage Manuel card.


Card of the Day: 2010 Topps Heritage Phillies Team #443


Yesterday the Phillies played their first pre-season game against Florida State and won 13-6.  Today they’ll play against the Yankees.

The Charlie Manuel Bobble Contest Winner Is……

Congrats to deal for being the lucky winner of the Charlie Manuel Bobble Head.  Please send me your mailing address so I can get your prize mailed out to you ASAP.  Thanks to everyone that took part in the contest!


Charlie Manuel Bobble Contest! – NOW CLOSED

During the Phillies Hot Stove Dinner last night, I won a Charlie Manuel bobble head.  Every table had one sitting in the middle and if you were sitting on the chair with a baseball card taped to the bottom you were the lucky person to keep the bobble head.  These were actually stadium giveaways the Crosscutters gave out last summer and they used the leftover bobble heads as centerpieces last night.  Normally I would keep the bobble head for my collection, but I already have this one so I thought why not use it for a contest since I haven’t had one for a long time.  It is in excellent condition and I’m sure there are some Phillies fans out there that would enjoy owning it.

Contest Details:

  • The contest will close Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You may enter once per day
  • When entering, please provide a valid e-mail address
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Once the contest has closed, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them the bobble head for FREE!!!  It will be packed very carefully.


Card of the Day: Charlie Manuel 2009 Topps Series 2 #496


Card of the Day #106

Charlie Manuel 2008 Topps Gold #’ed/2008