Card of the Day: Alan “Mr. Mint” Rosen 2000 Mr. Mint, Inc. Auto

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Card of the Day: Sylvester Stallone “Rocky Balboa” 2016 Topps The Mint Auto

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Card of the Day: Jamie Moyer 2011 Topps Heritage ’62 Mint Penny

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The Official Booklet From Hell

After Mark McGwire announced yesterday that he used steroids for 10 years including when he broke Roger Maris’s single season home run record back in 1998, I couldn’t help but think about this little piece of memorabilia I have sitting in a dark corner.  This Sammy Sosa / Mark McGwire dual gold card booklet commemorating that once magical season was produced by the Danbury Mint.  When I first started collecting back then I thought these gold cards were the greatest thing in the world.  I have a Mantle 1952 Topps Gold reprint and a Ruth too.  These gold cards aren’t worth very much to collectors today and can easily be found for a few dollars.  You could say this is the official booklet from hell.  I think you’ed be happier with a booklet of a terrible rookie filled with plain white swatches versus this thing.

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Fake 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle PSA 9

Today, Sports Cards Uncensored reported about a fake Mickey Mantle 1952 Bowman PSA Mint 9 that has been popping-up on eBay.  It looks as if somone has learned how to counterfeit the PSA lable and holder.  Getting a card from that era graded a Mint 9 is so hard, you really just have to stop and think.  If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.  Its almost getting to the point that the only way you know a vintage card like this is real, is if you find one in a trunk locked away in your grandma’s attic.

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1997 Pinnacle Mint Football

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1997 wasn’t the first year for Pinnacle Mint football, but I remember this set better than the others.  Each pack contained 1 die cut, 2 coins made of brass, nickel-silver, solid silver or solid gold plate, and 2 foil cards.  Many of the cards in the set feature an empty hole where you can place the coin.  I purchased a lot of these packs when I began collecting, and still have a bunch to this day.  Shaking a box of this stuff sounded like a treasure chest.

If the economy keeps going the way it is, we all might be forced to used these coins as currency.

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Some People Just Don’t Give Up

This was brought to my attention earlier today.  I got their auction kicked off eBay and now they are trying to scam some poor person using this site called ioffer.com.  Some people just don’t give up!  If this card was graded a MINT 9, the last place I would try and sell it is on a site like that.

Ken from Scoreboard is back

Last year I found a video on YouTube that featured Ken from the now dead sports card company Scoreboard, selling cards on HSN.  Just like back in the mid 90’s he was trying to pass off cards that he said were rookies when they really aren’t.  Everytime he is on HSN all the cards that they are selling are graded by WCG, who basically give any card in the world a Gem Mint 10 grade.  Searching YouTube today, I found another video of Ken, back on HSN last month selling more junk to new collectors.  All of those cards could be purchased on eBay, probably for less than $10.00 (that includes shipping).