Park ’16 Topps Stadium Club Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Byung-Ho Park 2016 Topps Stadium Club RC Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 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!!!
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Card of the Day: Byung-Ho Park 2016 Topps Stadium Club RC Auto

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Card of the Day: Richard Park 1995-96 Upper Deck #419

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Candlestick Park – 1971-2013 – Farewell Season Pin

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The 49ers played their final regular season game at Candlestick Park on 12/23/13 beating the Falcons 34-24.  Candlestick Park has been home to the San Francisco Giants (1960-1999), Oakland Raiders (1961), and San Francisco 49ers (1971-2013).  You could easily say that the 49ers have the most history at Candlestick Park when compared to any of its other occupants.  One of the greatest plays in NFL history took place there during the 1982 NFC Championship game against the Cowboys.  “The Catch” was the winning touchdown made by Dwight Clark off a pass from Joe Montana.  This touchdown led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl.  It won’t be long before they implode Candlestick Park.  The new Levi’s Stadium will be home to the 49ers starting next year.

There have been a bunch of pins made to celebrate the final season at Candlestick Park.  Each and every one of them are on fire right now.  This pin for example is currently selling for $50.00.

PHOTOS: Harrisburg Senators vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Last night I took a trip down to Harrisburg to see the Senators take on the Portland Sea Dogs.  The Senators are the AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals and the Sea Dogs are affiliated with the Red Sox.  This was the first time I had been to Metro Bank Park.  I attended a few Senators games many years ago, but that was well before they built this new stadium.  Parking was a little weird, and the food could have been better.  I really liked my seat because foul balls were coming my way all the time.  In the end, Harrisburg won 10-0.

I picked up three different team sets:

  • Eastern Division 2010 All-Star Set
  • Western Division 2010 All-Star Set
  • Harrisburg Senators 2010 Team Set – this one has Strasburg in it

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Jordan Zimmerman is in Harrisburg doing his rehab

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As you can see, SpongeBob was at the game.  He should have pitched.  I hear he has a nasty “sinker” 🙂

5 Cards I Would Like To See In 2011 Allen & Ginter

The Cardboard Connection is having a contest where you can win 1 free hobby box of 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter.  All you have to do is e-mail them a list of five cards you would like to see in 2011 Allen & Ginter.  Click here for all the contest details.

There are a ton of people I would like to see in Allen & Ginter.  I found it difficult to narrow it down to just five, but here is my list:

  • Jefferson Burdick – author of The American Card Catalog.

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  • Steve Jobs Auto – Co-Founder of Apple.

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  • Harry Kalas Cut Signature & Tie Relic – Phillies Hall of Fame broadcaster.

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  • Bob Uecker Auto – “Mr. Baseball” and 2003 Ford C. Frick Award winner.

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  • Ball Park Franks – Hygrade Food Products won a competition in 1959 to be the exclusive supplier of hot dogs to the Detroit Tiger’s stadium. Hygrade Food Products launched a contest to its employees in order to come up with the best brand name for their Detroit Tigers stadium hot dogs.  Mary Ann Kurk, one of Hygrade Food Products sales people at the time, won the contest with the name “Ball Park Franks”.

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In addition to this list, I would also like to see a card of Carl Stotz, who founded Little League Baseball.  So who or what would be on your list?

PHOTOS: Phillies vs. Twins – 6/19/10

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Yesterday I took my second trip to Citizens Bank Park to watch the Phillies take on the Twins.  Even though the Phillies blew their 5-run lead in the top of the 9th and ended up losing 13-10 in 11 innings, I still had a great time.  I got to see Ryan Howard, Wilson Valdez, and Jayson Werth each hit homers.  I think this was the most action I’ve ever seen in a game that I attended.

The staff at Citizens Bank Park is extremely helpful.  With almost 50,000 people it can get very crowded.  They helped me get through a lot of tight areas especially inside some of the gift shops.  I also like how the handicap seating is blocked off by a gate so people who have standing room only tickets don’t get in the way.  That helps a lot.  The only difficult part of the day was the traffic.

I picked up a ton of pins for my collection, and a Roy Halladay bobble head that came free with the purchase of a $10.00 Phillies yearbook.  I can’t wait to go back next year!!!!  Feel free to check out some of my photos.

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View from my seat

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Steve Carlton

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Liberty Bell

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Jayson Werth

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Ryan Howard

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Cole Hamels

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Shane Victorino

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Mike Schmidt

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Connie Mack

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Phanatic!!!!!!