You Know What’s Cool? Little League Pins That Look Like Packs Of 1954 Bowman Baseball Cards

With the cancellation of the 2020 Little League World Series, I’ve been looking around for some alternative sources to obtain new pins this year.  eBay has always been an option, but the Little League Pin Traders Club group on Facebook can be an equal or even better source.

Everyday collectors are posting pictures of their pins looking to trade.  Upon joining, I came to realize how many pins I didn’t know existed.  That’s the thing about Little League pins.  You can go many years without knowing that certain pins exist.  There is no official release date and/or checklist.  In addition to that, the quantities are all different.

Did you know there are some Little League pins that look just like packs of old baseball cards?  Organizing a trade using one of my Sports Card Info pins, I was able to obtain (2) pins that look like packs of 1954 Bowman Baseball.  One of them is green, and the other is red.

These pins aren’t small either.  They’re made of metal, and are about the size of a normal pack of cards.  High-quality and very heavy.  I had no clue they existed until I joined this group.  Other baseball card pack pins I’ve seen include 1952 Bowman Baseball and 1963 Topps Baseball.

Its interesting when the sports card hobby collides with the pin collecting world.

Product Highlight: 2002 Topps Commemorative Packs Collection

To quote the great Anchorman Ron Burgundy – “I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”  This is exactly what comes to mind when I think back to the 2002 Topps Commemorative Packs Collection.

Topps consolidated all of their baseball products they released that year into a single product – 2002 Topps Commemorative Packs Collection.  Housed inside this fancy red binder is one pack of each baseball product Topps released in 2002.  That’s (27) total packs which include:

  • 2002 Topps Series 1
  • 2002 Topps Series 2
  • 2002 Topps Traded & Rookies
  • 2002 Topps Chrome Series 1
  • 2002 Topps Chrome Series 2
  • 2002 Topps Heritage
  • 2002 Topps Tribute: Milestones & Memories Edition
  • 2002 Bowman
  • 2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects
  • 2002 Bowman Chrome
  • 2002 Bowman Heritage
  • 2002 Bowman’s Best
  • 2002 Topps T206 Series 1
  • 2002 Topps T206 Series 2
  • 2002 Topps Opening Day
  • 2002 Topps Total
  • 2002 Topps 10
  • 2002 Topps Archives: Best Years Edition
  • 2002 Topps Archives Reserve: Best Years Edition
  • 2002 Topps Finest
  • 2002 Topps Gallery
  • 2002 Topps Gold Label
  • 2002 Topps Pristine
  • 2002 Topps Reserve
  • 2002 Topps Stadium Club: Relic Edition
  • 2002 Topps American Pie: Spirit of America Edition
  • 2002 Topps Super Teams

Each binder is limited to (500) copies.  Binder pages hold up to (4) packs.  A detailed write-up about each pack is also supplied.

The two most valuable packs would be 2002 Topps Tribute: Milestones & Memories Edition and 2002 Topps Pristine.  Those guarantee a relic in every pack.

Its all about the presentation here.  The packs are no different than the ones found in their traditional boxes.

12th Anniversary Contest! – (3) Packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins Winner Announced

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the (3) packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins.  Once hudsonfan15 sends me their mailing address, Baseball Treasure will ship these packs ASAP.  Thanks!

12th Anniversary Contest! – (3) Packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins – NOW CLOSED

In honor of Sports Card Info’s 12th anniversary, Baseball Treasure has offered-up (3) packs of their Baseball Treasure II Coins.

Inside each pack you’ll find (1) one-ounce coin.  1:216 packs finds, at random, a real .999 Fine Silver Coin.  1:19,000 packs finds, at random, a solid Gold Mike Trout Coin.  Each limited edition Baseball Treasure coin is mounted in a team specific display coin holder.  Officially licensed by MLB and MLBPA.  Each pack will have a one-ounce, .999 fine copper commemorative coin showcasing today’s top MLB stars, one star at random per pack, (3) total coins in this prize pack.  Heads shows the player’s portrait, name, & position.  Tails includes the player in action along with an important date in his career.  Checkout Baseball Treasure’s website.  Be sure to follow them on social media – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 3, 2020 @ 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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 Baseball Treasure can ship these packs for FREE!!!

If You Build It, They Will Come – Field of Dreams Relics Highlight Leaf’s Holiday Bonus Packs

Brian Gray’s mind was churning while playing in the Team of Dreams game last September.  As you can clearly see below, Leaf has made cards containing pieces of authentic cornstalk from the official Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa.  This is the famous field from the 1989 film Field of Dreams.  These can only be found in the Holiday Bonus Packs Leaf sends out to its distributors.

The set will consists of the following: Actor Matthew Perry, signer Randy Owen, Johnny Bench, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Doc Gooden, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Paul Molitor, Jim Palmer, Jim Rice, Pete Rose, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter and Frank Thomas.  No Kevin Costner.  Are they gimmicky?  Sure.  But promo packs are made for gimmicks.

Panini’s Black Friday Packs are in full swing.  Leaf’s Holiday Promo Packs are on the way.  I think its Christmas time!

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2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy (2) Box X-Mas Break + Holiday Bonus Packs


  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AB-16 Auto Bat #’ed/10
  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AJ-21 Auto Jersey #’ed/10


  • (2) Familiar Faces #48
  • Old Teammates #27
  • Press Interview (1978) #22
  • Foul Ball!? #19
  • Team Captain #5
  • Spring Training (1979) 31
  • Grounded #8
  • 1963 Rookie Of The Year #2
  • More Than Just Baseball #25

2012 Leaf Holiday Bonus Packs

  • Michael Kelly 2012 Leaf Metal Draft Auto
  • 2012 Leaf Ali: The Greatest Black Plate #’ed 1/1 #FW-16 – Un-Autographed Printing Plate From The Fight Worn Card Set


Black Friday Packs Are Coming!

Black Friday is coming, and so are Panini’s official Black Friday packs that got so much attention last year.  Super Bowl relics, Cracked Ice parallels, inserts, base cards, and more highlight what’s inside these packs.  Panini is an expert when it comes to promos and giving stuff away.

For many more pictures, check out these posts over on The Knight’s Lance:



Black Friday Packs Are Coming Back In 2012

Panini is a master when is comes to promos.  They’re one of the best card manufacturers to do so.  It’s as simple as that.  Last year their Black Friday promos were highly sought after by collectors.  Participating card shops saw great turnouts.  Panini plans to bring the Black Friday program back in 2012.  By purchasing certain Panini products at your local card shop or directly online from Panini will get you access to these special promo packs.  Last year Super Bowl pylon relics were the major highlight along with some great autographed cards.

Panini gave us a little preview of what’s to come for the 2012 Black Friday promotion.  No pictures of autographs or relics yet, but you can see what the 50-card base set and the various inserts will look like.  Check out The Knight’s Lance for more pictures.  If there is one thing Panini knows how to do, its giveaway great free stuff.




I still have a sealed 2011 Black Friday pack sitting on my shelf from last year.

VOTC Busts Those Black Friday Packs

Rob from VOTC was the lucky winner of those (4) Panini Black Friday packs Sports Card Info gave away last week.  Here is what he pulled:


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  • Steven Stamkos #8
  • Alexander Ovechkin #9
  • Dylan Bundy RC #12
  • Albert Pujols #15
  • Sam Bradford #SB
  • Colt McCoy #SB
  • (2) Roy Helu, Jr Elite RC #’ed/999

No autographs or relics, but that’s the roll of the dice.  Thanks again to everyone that participated.  That was Sports Card Info’s most active contest ever.

Black Friday Pack Contest! – NOW CLOSED

And I bet you thought all the Black Friday pack promos were over 🙂 Hahaha!  This contest will be for (4) brand new and sealed packs of 2011 Panini Black Friday.  Panini’s Black Friday promotion was very successful.  Collectors can look for randomly inserted autographs, Pro Bowl relics, Super Bowl relics, serial #’ed parallels + more.  Who knows what is inside?  One lucky winner will get all four packs.  Good luck!!!


Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 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 these packs for FREE!!!