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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Flashback Product of the Week: 2002 Topps Commemorative Packs Collection

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Card companies have been called lazy on many occasions, but this one might take the cake.  In 2002, Topps issued their Commemorative Packs Collection.  Does it contain specially made cards?  No.  Are there any new innovations that we haven’t seen before?  No.  What does it have then?  Its a 3-ring binder that has 27 packs (one for each baseball product Topps issued in 2002) and that’s it.  This product is all about the presentation folks.  The binder is covered in red leather (at least that’s what it looks like) and comes with a matching slip case.  Topps made 500 of these collections and charged quite a bit for them.  In fact, you’ll still have to spend about $150.00 for one of these today.  If you’re buying this to bust the packs its totally not worth it.  Most of these packs can be found for next to nothing.  Probably the most expensive pack in here would be 2002 Topps Tribute Milestones & Memories.  Bottom line is that you’re paying for an expensive binder.

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!!!