Rolen All-Star Game Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to dawgpaws on being the lucky winner of the Scott Rolen 2010 Topps All-Star Game Workout Jersey.  Once dawgpaws sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Rolen All-Star Game Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Scott Rolen 2010 Topps All-Star Game Workout Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 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!!!

Card of the Day: Scott Rolen 2008 Upper Deck Premier Bat Barrel


Mailday from

Today in the mail I received a package from  Inside was a Scott Rolen 2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot autograph #’ed/150.  There were also two packs – 2004 Fleer Inscribed & 2007 Upper Deck Spectrum.  Thanks again!!!  You can expect a package coming your way soon.


The Cardboard Connection Break – Part 1

Mike Smeth of The Cardboard Connection sent over a large box of cards last week since we have decided to do a trade.  This afternoon I made my way through the first row of the box.  Along with a ton of base, I discovered some nice hits, including a ten year old one-of-one.  Tune in next week for Part 2!

Rolen’s On The Radar

I know it is fairly early into the baseball season, but one player that I did not expect to standout a lot would be Scott Rolen.  As of right now, Rolen is batting .289, with 13 HR and 37 RBI’s.  He has finally taken a leadership role with a team, something that he never really felt like he could do before.  In 1997 he was the NL Rookie of the Year and in 2006 won the World Series with the Cardinals.  If he keeps going at the pace he is at now, its very possible that he could have one hell of a season.

Back in 1997 I attended my very first card show in Lebanon, PA.  Scott Rolen was just a rookie and was signing autographs that day.  When I first arrived, the line was extremely long but I was able to jump to the front after one of the people running it grabbed me while Rolen was walking in.  I got him to sign a baseball before he even sat down.

Unlike a lot of newer players, Rolen only has two rookies…….. technically.  ’95 Bowman and ’95 Bowman’s Best is where you’ll find his rookies.  He does have a Gold Parallel in Bowman and a Refractor in Bowman’s Best, but certain publications don’t consider them true rookies.  I always like to see veteran players who have cooled off for a few years start to get hot again.


Card of the Day: Scott Rolen 2010 Topps Heritage #175


Card of the Day: Scott Rolen 1997 Donruss Crusade Red #’ed/25

These are some of the most popular cards from the 90’s, along with being some of the most expensive.


Card of the Day: Scott Rolen 2000 Pacific Reflections


Cardboard Connection Mailday!

Today in the mail I received a package containing a bunch of Phillies, Scott Rolen, and Dan Marino stuff for my personal collection.  I have been sending some stories over to Mike Smeth, who operates The Cardboard Connection  for the last few months and he sent me this stuff as a thank you.  Mike has put a lot of time, effort, and money into this new social network specifically made for collectors.  It would be wise for you to check it out.  Thanks Mike!  For those collectors that haven’t joined yet, click here to sign up.  Its totally FREE!