Flashback Product of the Week: John Player & Sons 1928-29 Footballer Set

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Like I said in my box break and review of 2015 Topps Major League Soccer, the MLS Minis are modeled after the John Player & Sons 1928-29 Footballer Set.

John Player & Sons was a tobacco and cigarette manufacturer from Nottingham, England, who’s roots can be traced back to the early 1830’s.  In 1893, they produced one of the first general interest sets in the UK simply called “Castles and Abbeys”.  After the success they had with the “Castles and Abbeys” set, future tobacco card inserts would feature film stars, models, nature scenes, military heroes, and sports figures.

In the United States, tobacco cards showcasing sports stars mainly dealt with baseball players.  Over in the UK though, you’d find football (soccer), rugby, boxing, tennis, and cricket.  The John Player & Sons 1928-29 Footballer Set is made up of 75 cards.  The first (50) were issued in October 1928, and the final (25) came out in February 1929.  Popular players in this set include Tom McDonald, Stanley Earle, David Jack, and Sam Cowan.  Even though these cards are old and were only available for a short time, they don’t carry much value today.  Individual cards that are in great condition sell for as little as a few dollars.  This set also includes rugby players, which could be the reason why collectors may not be that interested in it.  Sometimes dual-sport sets can do that.

Sports Card Info Is Runner-Up Winner In Panini’s 2014 NFL Player of the Day Hobby Blogger Promotion

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For a second year in a row, I’m happy to announce that Sports Card Info is a runner-up winner in Panini’s 2014 NFL Player of the Day Hobby Blogger Promotion.  Remember that large contest held last October?  Well I guess Sports Card Info did a good job in hosting it.

As a runner-up winner, I won the following:

  • $100.00 in cash
  • (1) Kelvin Benjamin 2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • (1) Blake Bortles 2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • (1) Sammy Watkins 2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • (1) AJ McCarron 2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • (1) Mike Evans 2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • Handful of 2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day promo packs – pulled autos of Asa Watson, Connor Shaw, and a Johnny Manziel jersey

Thanks everyone who participated!!!

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Clowney Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Jadeveon Clowney 2014 Panini Player of the Day RC Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 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!!!

2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to JewelyHunt on being the lucky winner of the 2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day Contest!!!  Once JewelyHunt sends me their mailing address, I will ship this prize pack ASAP.  Thanks!!!

A big thanks to Panini for sending over this prize pack.  There were over double the amount of entries made this year compared to last.

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2014 Panini NFL Player of the Day Contest! – NOW CLOSED

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Alright everyone.  This is the big one.  Its time for the largest and most valuable contest giveaway of the year.  For a second year in a row, Sports Card Info is participating in the Panini NFL Player of the Day promotion.  There is a lot of good stuff within this contest this year.  Be sure to read the rules carefully and good luck to all that enter.

Contest Details

In order to be eligible, you must do the following:

  • Leave a comment to this post telling me who your favorite 2014 NFL rookie is – Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins, Teddy Bridgewater, etc…
  • You must provide a valid e-mail address while entering.
  • You can enter once per day, but your first entry must contain who your favorite 2014 NFL rookie is.  Your entries after that can contain whatever you’d like.
  • This contest will only have one winner, and that winner will be notified by  e-mail.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • 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 prize pack for FREE!!!
  • This contest will end Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

This prize pack contains the following:

  • (1) 2014 Panini Certified Football sealed hobby box
  • (9) packs of 2014 Score Football
  • (1) Teddy Bridgewater Panini Authentic Signatures Jumbo Rookie Card
  • (1) Terrance West Panini Authentic Signatures Jumbo Rookie Card
  • (1) Calvin Pryor 2014 Panini Player of the Day RC Auto
  • (1) Dominique Easley 2014 Panini Player of the Day RC Auto
  • (1) Connor Shaw 2014 Score Hot Rookie Auto
  • (1) Asa Watson 2014 Score Hot Rookie Auto
  • (1) Jimmy Garoppolo 2014 Panini Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • (1) Jadeveon Clowney 2014 Panini Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • (1) AJ McCarron 2014 Panini Player of the Day RC Jersey
  • (1) Luke Joeckel 2014 Panini Player of the Day base #5

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2014 NFL Player of the Day Contest Coming Soon!

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I’m happy to announce that Sports Card Info has been asked by Panini America and the NFLPA to participate in the 2014 NFL Player of the Day promotion.  This marks the second year in a row for Sports Card Info to be involved.  In short, this means Sports Card Info gets to give away a ton of stuff.  Just check out the goodies I got to give away last year.  It was the longest running and most entered contest in Sports Card Info’s history.  Sports Card Info even won a runner-up prize for holding one of the better contests.

I’m expecting a prize pack to arrive soon jammed with all sorts of stuff.  Be on the lookout for this contest.  This is one you won’t want to miss.  It’s easily the biggest one of the year.

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Raiders Rookie Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Tyler Wilson 2013 Panini NFL Player of the Day Rookie Materials Jersey. Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 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!!!

Card of the Day: Arnold Palmer 2012 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Edition Supreme Gear Player Worn Shirt

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Oday Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Had another one of these just laying around.  This contest is for a Oday Aboushi 2013 Panini NFL Player of the Day RC Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 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!!!

Franklin ’13 Panini POD Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Johnathan Franklin 2013 Panini NFL Player of the Day Rookie Materials Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 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!!!