Card of the Day: Rock Shoulders 2013 Topps Pro Debut #80

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2014 Hard Rock Cafe Boston Marathon Pin

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I’m no expert when it comes to the Boston Marathon.  I’m not really an expert on any type of marathon.  All I do know is that American Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday.  What interests me is the merchandise one could pick-up while watching and/or participating in the race.  Of coarse the most valuable item one could obtain is a medal for finishing, which many people don’t seem to mind selling.  I imagine the people buying these medals are trying to convince others that they finished the race.

The marketing people over at the Hard Rock Cafe put together a nice looking pin to commemorate this year’s race.  Like many of their pins, its in the shape of a guitar.  Running shoes in the shape of a butterfly make up the guitar body, while the Boston Strong ribbon is on the neck.  Hard Rock Cafe made 300 of these pins and can be found for $20.00 to $30.00.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Hard Rock Cafe 2013 Boston Marathon L.E. Guitar Pin

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I don’t think we need to rehash everything that went on this week in Boston.  Its been all over the news.  Hard Rock Cafe made this pin to commemorate the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.  They only made 300 of them which isn’t a lot when it comes to pins.  Collectors can find them for $15.00 to $30.00.  Volunteers helping out during the marathon received a logo lapel pin which seems to be a bit more popular.  Then again, anything associated with this event is getting a lot of attention.  Some people have even been selling their finishing medals.  I guess capitalism never stops.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Hard Rock Cafe – Happy New Year 2013 – Slider Pin

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No, this is not a sports related pin.  Cut me some slack.  At least it has a ball on it.  Hard Rock Cafe made these pins for various locations (including Yankee Stadium) to celebrate the beginning of 2013.  Its called a slider pin because the ball can actually slide down.  The ball can move up too for those that enjoy time travel.  Depending on the location, these have been known to sell for as much as $30.00.

What would you like to add to your collection in 2013?  Personally, I’d take any of the Harry Kalas cards off my wantlist.  Specifically the Sportkings Series E cut signature #’ed 1/1.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2002 Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland Browns Bulldog Pin

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With the death of Art Modell this week, I thought this pin would fit nicely.

R.I.P. Art Modell 

Harrisburg Senators vs. New Britain Rock Cats – 7/21/12

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Last night I went to see the Harrisburg Senators take on the New Britain Rock Cats.  It was suppose to be Bryce Harper bobblehead night, but there was a little problem.  All of the bobbleheads were stuck in Ohio, and weren’t going to get there on time.  The Senators staff was scrounging for anything they could give away – stuffed animals, baseballs, etc…

The first 1,000 fans through the gate received a voucher which can be exchanged for the Bryce Harper bobblehead.  Starting on 7/24/12, vouchers can be redeemed in person at Freysinger Guest Services or the Senators front office.  The vouchers will expire on 9/30/12.

At first I was a little upset that the bobbleheads weren’t going to be given out, but then I gave it some thought.  These Harper bobbleheads were going to be popular to begin with.  Now that there is an extra step involved to get one, they might be even rarer.  Think about it.  How many people probably lost their vouchers?  Won’t have the time to pick them up?  Will forget to pick them up?  Lots of factors can play into this.  I know one thing is for sure.  I’ve got my two vouchers and WILL pick mine up.

The Senators won 5-0.  My seat was right behind home plate, and the food seemed to taste a little better compared to previous years.

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Nationals prospect Destin Hood at the plate.

Kollectors Krazy for KISS Kards

Scheduled Release Date: 4/15/09

Formed in New York City in 1973, KISS redefined live performances with their blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and pyrotechnic displays.  Their outrageous antics rocketed them to worldwide fame, and the band has yet to heed the curtain call.  KISS enters 2009 in full force with a full concert tour planned for the US and Europe, a new record, and new trading card set from Press Pass!

KISS Ikons goes behind the scenes with a 90-card base set that includes rare and never-before-seen photos, along with quotes directly from current and former band members about everything KISS.  Discover everything from how the band got its name to the inspiration behind some of their most memorable songs like this quote from Gene Simmons about the inspiration behind the song 100,000 Years:  “I read a book called 100,000 Years where 100,000 years ago we were visited by aliens. I was reading all kinds of space and time continuance stuff, and it was all swirling around my head. I started to think what happens if you’re an astronaut and you leave, how long could you stay in love?”

KISS fans can also own their very own piece of KISS memorabilia!   The KISS Klothes insert features authentic memorabilia worn by the Demon himself, Gene Simmons.  Memorabilia includes black lace-up pleather pants and a black jumpsuit.  Fans and collectors can also look for instant win cards for authentic autographed 8×10 photos of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

The KISS Army is still going strong after all these years, and KISS Ikons includes an awesome lineup of KISS Stickers and Tattoos that every KISS Army member will love!  Whether you’re a fan of the Demon, the Starchild, the Spaceman, or the Catman these cool collectibles are a great way to show off your KISS pride.

KISS Ikons ships April 2009.  Check the Press Pass website for more details at www.PressPassInc.com.

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