Card of the Day: Golden Tate 2010 Panini Plates & Patches – 3-Color Patch Auto Rookie

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Whalen Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Ryan Whalen 2011 Panini Plates & Patches Rookie Auto #’ed/405.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 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!!!

Raiders Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Darren McFadden 2011 Plates & Patches Jersey #’ed/299.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 12:00 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!!!

2011 Plates & Patches Football Box Break & Review

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Once again the design is much like last year’s Plates & Patches.  On the plus side, Panini did do better with the autographed rookie patch cards.  These on-card autographs look good, but I think the area for the player to sign should have been much larger.  In most cases, these cards are the main “hits” of the box and having them encased in a thick holder like they were last year would have been a good idea.

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Boxes are currently selling for $150.00.

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You are guaranteed (5) “hits” per box – (1) on-card autographed prime memorabilia rookie, (2) additional autographs, and (2) additional memorabilia cards.  I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Blaine Gabbert on-card autographed prime 1-color patch rookie #’ed/299
Autos
  • Ryan Whalen Rookie Auto #’ed/405
  • Johnny White Rookie Auto Redemption #’ed/49
Relics
  • Darren McFadden Jersey #’ed/299
  • A.J. Green Rookie Blitz Jersey #’ed/299
Parallels
  • LaQuan Williams Silver Rookie #’ed/100
  • Alex Smith Gold #’ed/50
NFL Blitz
  • Mark Ingram #’ed/249
Base
  • Dez Bryant #’ed/499
  • Chad Henne #’ed/499
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Overall, I give 2011 Plates & Patches 3 footballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Like I said before, the design is almost the same as last year’s set.  The rookie autographed patches look slightly better though.

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Card of the Day: Henry Hynoski 2011 Plates & Patches RC Auto

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And The Winner Is…

Congrats to Dustin Abernathy on being the lucky winner of the Mardy Gilyard 2010 Panini Plates & Patches 2-Color Patch Autographed RC #’ed/699. Once Dustin Abernathy sends me his mailing address I will ship out this card for free.

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Gilyard Auto Patch Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Yesterday I busted a box of 2010 Panini Plates & Patches football.  My encased card was a Mardy Gilyard 2-Color Patch Autograph #’ed/699.  I’m giving it away.

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 4, 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
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2010 Panini Plates & Patches Football Box Break & Review

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The design is nice, but on the base cards numbered to 499, the red team logo can be a little difficult to see.  Having the big “hit” of the box encased in a holder with the Panini seal on it is a great idea.  On some of the patch relics, Panini actually tells you which part of the jersey the patch is from.  These two aspects really help fight against counterfeit patches.  The box the cards come in is nice too.

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Boxes can be picked-up for about $135.00.  Its a high-end product that not everyone can afford.

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Each box guarantees (4) “hits”.  I pulled the following:

  • Mardy Gilyard 2-Color Patch Auto RC #’ed/699
  • Shay Hodge RC Auto #’ed/50
  • Jerry Hughes RC Auto #’ed/25
  • DeMarcus Ware “City Limits” Jersey #’ed/200

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Overall, I give 2010 Panini Plates & Patches 4 footballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The price might not be for everyone, but if you have the money give it a try.  I love the encased cards, and I want see more.  Panini has taken that extra step to help fight scammers.  You can’t argue with a company like that.

’62 Topps Printing Plate Scam

I Am Joe Collector spotted a great scam taking place on eBay yesterday and I thought I’d dig a little deeper on the subject.  He found someone claiming they owned the actual printing plates from 1962 Topps Baseball and Football.  This person is attempting to sell each individual plate for $60.00 to $80.00.  If those were real plates and/or proofs, they’d be selling for a lot more money than that.  So far it looks as if only one person fell for their little scam.  I e-mailed the seller and asked where they obtained these items, and they claim to have purchased them at the Topps sale of 1989.  Topps did sell a lot of items from their “Vault” back in ’89, but these were not on the list.  In addition to that, these plates/proofs don’t even come with a COA from The Topps Company.

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This is suppose to be a plate of Mike Mercer from ’62 Topps Football.  Don’t you love the authentic label they slapped on there?  Any idiot with a label maker could do this.

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This is a nice PSA look alike grading holder.  If its too good to be true, it probably is.

2008 Donruss Black Box Football Break

Awesome looking box and cool printing plates.

Braylon Edwards 1/1 07 Leaf Certified Materials Black Plate

DeShawn Wynn 07 Leaf Limited Magenta Plate 1/1

Joe Horn 07 Donruss Threads 1/1 Yellow Plate

Jared Zabransky 07 Leaf Rookies & Stars Magenta Plate 1/1

Legedu Naanee 07 Leaf Limited 1/1 Black Plate

Brandon Jacobs 07 Leaf Certified Materials 1/1 Autographed Yellow Plate

Jerricho Cotchery 07 Leaf Certified Materials 1/1 Autographed Yellow Plate