Card of the Day: Tom Brady 2000 Score Rookie Roll Call Auto

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Roll Tide Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Tim Dolan on being the lucky winner of the Dee Milliner 2013 Press Pass Auto #’ed/199.  Once Tim Dolan sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Mini Medals & Cards Containing Pins

Yesterday while attending a small card show, I came across a rare Tom Fears 2008 Topps Mini Medal that popped right out to me when I approached a familiar dealer.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that I had to have it.  Even though the WWII Victory Medal displayed inside the card is a replica, it still looks pretty cool.  I know “commemorative” and “manufactured” items don’t get a lot of love from The Hobby, but these Mini Medals are one of the most unique items floating around the market.  This was the first one I’ve ever seen in person, and I only paid $55.00 for it.  Last night the Lou Groza Mini Medal sold for $75.00.


Wouldn’t it be cool if Topps or any manufacturer would make cards containing pins?  If they can insert mini medals I’m sure they could include exclusive team pins.  I’m not talking about the everyday $5.00 pin you can find anywhere, but rarer ones.  For example, I’d love to see a card containing a 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Press pin that was only distributed to the media.  The Mini Medals are the closest they’ve ever come to inserting pins, and I think it would be an interesting way to go.  I think collectors would really enjoy them, especially if they’re real pins and not manufactured for the product.


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