Card of the Day: Matt Olson 2017 Topps Heritage High Numbers Real One Red Ink Auto

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Card of the Day: Nolan Ryan 2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers Real One Auto

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Kings Elite Die-Cut Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Bernie Nicholls 11-12 Elite Prime Numbers Die-Cut Jersey #’ed/475.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Take A Look At These ITG Patches

When you have a bigger relic, you sacrifice a card’s overall design.  But when you have patches this beautiful… forget the design.  Take a gander at these Grand Slam relics found in ITG Heroes & Prospects “Hits” Series 2 Low Numbers.  The release date is 8/3/11.

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How High Is Too High?

I like to watch a lot of video box breaks on YouTube.  Its always exciting to see what comes out of a new product.  This evening I watched a video box break of the new 2008-2009 Topps Signature Basketball and something stood out.  The serial numbering on the cards is crazy.  Take this autographed card of Yi Jianlian for example.  It is serial numbered #’ed/6225.  Doesn’t that seem a little high to have a serial number on?  I could see this being 1992 and having an autographed card numbered into the thousands, but not in today’s hobby.  Its ironic that many of the base cards are serial numbered lower than the autographs.  I’m sure there are many non-serial numbered autographed cards on the market with smaller print runs.  

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Q & A – 2008 UD Masterpieces Football Missing Card Numbers & Errors?

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Question:  I have been putting together the 2008 Upper Deck Masterpiece football set numbered 1-110.  I printed the check list off of Upper Deck’s web site and found that the set is skip numbered, but could not figure out a rhyme or reason that they did this.  I was curious if you knew why?  The numbers that they skipped are 45, 59, 70, and 100.  I have noticed that there are some errors on cards like just printing the artists name instead of “Artist: XXXX”( #84 Tom Brady) and that they capitalized Artist on the base cards but when it came to the time warps and SP Rookies they did not.  Then again maybe I am looking into things way too much or it was Upper Deck’s mistake in trying to get the cards to the public in haste after it was pushed back.  Any light you could shed on the subject would be appreciated.

Answer:  Those missing card numbers from the checklist indicate that those specific cards were never produced.  The word “Artist” being capitalized on some cards, and not on others is probably and error on Upper Deck’s part.  Upper Deck Masterpieces is a “set builders” product, meaning when you have a lot of cards with multiple parallels to produce, there are bound to be some mistakes made.  Sometimes these mistakes truly happen by accident, and other times I believe card manufacturers do it on purpose to create a buzz about their product.  Thanks for the question, and please keep reading Sports Card Info.

Slaves To Serial Numbers

Are there any collectors out there that can enjoy a sports card without being concerned about how low or high the serial number is?  Too many people complain that the insert they just pulled is serial numbered to 1,500 copies.  Back in the day when they started numbering cards, collectors would have killed to own a card numbered to only 1,500 copies.  One of the first insert cards that was serial numbered was an early 90’s Vince Lombardi hologram.  Those were limited to 10,000 copies.  During the early 90’s having a card numbered to 10,000 was huge.  I think some collectors have become too attached to what the serial number is on the card.  People need to enjoy cards for their own reasons, not because there is a serial number on the back.  You can have the most ugly looking card in the world, but if its numbered 1/1 someone will pay out the you know what for it.