Redskins ’08 UD SP Authentic Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Matt Wilson on being the lucky winner of the Malcolm Kelly 2008 Upper Deck SP Authentic – SP Authentics Auto.  Once Matt Wilson sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Super Bowl VII Press Pin

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Its not much to look at, but this is the pin that was given to members of the media that were covering Super Bowl VII.  As you can see, its just a basic helmet with the NFL logo on the side.  They certainly don’t make them this subtle anymore.  Don’t let its simple design fool you.  These are rare to come by.  When one is available for sale, the asking price is usually around $300.00 or $400.00.  If you’re in the market to purchase one of these pins, be careful.  The Super Bowl VI press pin looks very similar, except for a few minor differences.

Super Bowl VII took place on 1/14/73 between the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins.  Miami won 14-7, while making their mark in history going the entire season undefeated.  No other team since then has gone undefeated.  It is a record that will likely never be broken.

So far the Dolphins are having a great season.  They’re currently 2-0, which is something they haven’t been many times within the last ten years.  That new logo seems to be working for them.

Redskins Cousins Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Jake on being the lucky winner of the Kirk Cousins 2012 Score RC Auto.  Once Jake sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Shill Bidding at it’s Finest

During the Hall of Fame game this year, the Redskin’s new rookie QB, Colt Brennan, amazed the crowd when he jumped in to play.  Of coarse the next day collectors were jumping all over his rookie cards making the prices go up.  But as we all know, when a rookie gets hot, that opens the door for scammers and counterfeiters.  This past weekend I wanted to see what a Colt Brennan 2008 Donruss Classics rookie card #’ed/999 was selling for because I pulled one out a few weeks ago.  Scrolling through the list I see this auction.  At first I thought it was great because usually they don’t sell for that much, but then I looked at what others were selling for and I knew something was up.  This auction was selling for much more than the others.  These seem to sell for around $6.00, which is way less than what this auction sold for.  In my opinion, this auction is a victim of shill bidding.  That is where the seller creates another eBay account and bids on their own items to raise the price.  None of the other cards like this were selling for this amount, inclding the ones that popped up for sale when this one did.  I guess some shill bidders expect people to keep bidding and not shop around.