Evans Pristine Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to y2jbrak on being the lucky winner of the Darrell Evans 2005 Topps Pristine – Personal Endorsements Auto.  Once y2jbrak sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Evans Pristine Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Darrell Evans 2005 Topps Pristine – Personal Endorsements Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 19, 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: Billy Butler 2005 Topps Pristine Auto

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Card of the Day: Rex Grossman 2003 Topps Pristine All-Rookie Team 3-Color Patch

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Card of the Day: Joe Mauer 2002 Topps Pristine Refractor #151


Card of the Day: David Carr 2002 Topps Pristine RC #168


Flashback Product of the Week: 2005 Topps Pristine Baseball

The packaging is what stands out the most with 2005 Topps Pristine Baseball.  Each hobby box contains 5 “Hard Packs” containing 8 cards.  The packs open like giant envelopes and inside each you’ll find an uncirculated relic or autograph.  It provides a nice selection of rookies and veterans.  By this time, I think Topps was doing everything possible to keep this brand alive.  Earlier versions of Pristine would feature packs within packs instead big envelopes.  I only opened one pack back in ’05 and pulled a Posada jersey.  Boxes can be found for around $130.00.


Flashback Product of the Week: 2002 Topps Pristine Baseball

These packs always reminded me of those antique nesting dolls that you would play with as a child.  This product featured 5 tri-packs per box with 8 cards per pack.  Every tri-pack would contain an uncirculated refractor, relic, and a few base cards.  There would also be at least one autograph per box.  This wasn’t the first year Topps Pristine was introduced to the hobby.  Topps Pristine was first made for 2001-2002 basketball cards.  I can remember opening a pack of 2002 Topps Pristine and pulling a Vinny Castilla uncirculated refractor, Paul Lo Duca jersey, and a Joe Mauer rookie.  The last Topps Pristine product to be made was 2006 Topps Pristine.