2018-19 Fleer Hanes Michael Jordan 30th Anniversary Pack Break – Auto Pulled?

The most important decision of your life…

Nope.  No autograph here.  Falling at a rate of 1:108,625 packs, I really didn’t have a chance anyway.  It makes me wonder if anyone will pull one of the ten Michael Jordan autographs.  You have to think that lots of people are just throwing these packs away.  I hope at least one autograph surfaces.

The local Walmart here in Selinsgrove, PA had one Hanes product left that came with a pack of Michael Jordan cards.  It was a package of (7) t-shirts housing a red pack.  A complete base set consists of (50) cards with Red and Blue Foil parallels.  All-Star inserts which have Gold Foil parallels are also possible to pull.  Once I actually got my hands on them, I was surprised to see how thick the cards are.  I was expecting them to be thin and cheap.  Terrific marketing campaign.

Here’s what I got:

Base

Parallels

Insert

Literally The First Packed Pulled Autographed Card Ever Made

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Upper Deck’s first product hit the market in 1989 like a ton of bricks.  Premium card stock, anti-counterfeiting holograms, and tamper-proof packs showed collectors that Upper Deck was here to play.  Having Ken Griffey, Jr’s most popular rookie as the first card in the set didn’t hurt either.  Upper Deck was innovative and set a standard for card design/quality.

After the tremendous success of their 1989 baseball set, Upper Deck had to kick it up a notch if they wanted to keep things interesting for collectors.  For their 1990 set, they randomly inserted 2,500 Reggie Jackson certified autographed cards into packs.  This was above anything that had been done before.  It was the first time an autograph could be pulled from a pack of baseball cards.  Today its standard procedure to see autographed cards being pulled from packs, but back then it was a major deal.

Some collectors put a lot of emphasis on serial numbers.  First one, last one, and a player’s jersey number can all factor in here.  Personally, I don’t think it matters except for in this case.  The 1990 Upper Deck Reggie Jackson autograph pictured above is serial numbered 1/2,500.  It is literally the first packed pulled autographed card ever made.  This card recently sold for $200.00, and its funny to think all the autographed cards you see today started with this one.

Sportkings Adds New ’12 NSCC Promo + Paterno Card Pulled

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Sportkings has added an additional element to their 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Premium Back Redemption Program.  Any collector that spells the word “SPORTKINGS” using the Premium Back base cards found in Series E twenty-five times can have Jared Kelley paint them their own giant art card.  This card will measure 2.5′ x 3.5′ and can be of your favorite Sportking.  Personally, I’d pick Harry Kalas 🙂

Sportkings has also announced they will be pulling the Joe Paterno art card from their Premium Back Redemption Program.  At this time, they didn’t think it would be good to include it due to the Penn State scandal.

Here are some of the other art cards you can obtain by spelling the word “SPORTKINGS” five times.

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The First “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Lucky Clover Redemption Has Been Pulled

The first “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Lucky Clover redemption has been pulled from 2010 Sports Icons Update: “The Search for Shoeless Joe”.  It was pulled by a customer at Marty’s Sports Card Exchange in Chattanooga, TN.  There are four redemption cards in total.  Three of them were inserted into boxes of 2010 Sports Icons Update: “The Search for Shoeless Joe” and the fourth will be given to the collector who presents the most completed set of 2010 Sports Icons Update.  One of the lucky collectors who receives one of these redemptions will receive a “Shoeless” Joe Jackson cut signature during the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention.  According to Brian Gray, the signature is of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, and not signed by his wife.

Marty’s Sports Card Exchange is a great place to buy wax.  He usually sets up during The National and The Philly Show.  In my opinion, he has the best prices on wax during a show.  I’ve purchased a lot from him over the years.

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