Card of the Day: Francis Scott Key 1952 Topps Look ‘N See #12

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: NFL Referees Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil Pin

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Maybe you didn’t hear about it, but Russell Wilson became the first quarterback to throw a game winning interception when the replacement referees made one of the worst calls in NFL history.  Even after reviewing the play they still called it a touchdown.  Referees aren’t perfect, but there is no excuse for this type of call.  For the past three weeks replacement referees have been making one bad call after another.  The one made on Monday night was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  The NFL conveniently reached an agreement with the regular referees after they realized the replacements were useless.

Some people think that the NFL’s ratings would have taken a beating for the rest of the season if an agreement wouldn’t have been met.  I disagree.  I believe more people would have watched to see the screw-ups.  If there is anything people like to do in America, its get together and point out other people’s mistakes.

Card of the Day: Christopher Columbus 1952 Topps Look N’ See #51

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Ever See An Anson Cut?

Cap Anson is considered by many the best 19th century baseball player.  He was the first player to ever reach 3,000 career hits and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.  Anson’s cards are by far some of the most valuable and sought after in the hobby.  From what I can find, he has only (6) cut signatures that could be pulled.  Its rare to find anything associated with his name.  Thats why I got a little excited when I saw a picture of the Anson cut signature pictured below.  It comes from 2004 Topps Tribute – Cut Signature Edition, and its the first time I’ve ever seen it.

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A lot of people don’t like the design of these cards.  I on the other hand do.  People say there should be a picture of the ball player on the card.  I respectfully disagree, especially when it comes to this set.  These autographs are extremely unique, and I think all the focus should be on the signature.

I’d love to see a manufacturer get their hands on an Anson relic.  I wonder what an Anson bat card would sell for?

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5 Cards I Would Like To See In 2011 Allen & Ginter

The Cardboard Connection is having a contest where you can win 1 free hobby box of 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter.  All you have to do is e-mail them a list of five cards you would like to see in 2011 Allen & Ginter.  Click here for all the contest details.

There are a ton of people I would like to see in Allen & Ginter.  I found it difficult to narrow it down to just five, but here is my list:

  • Jefferson Burdick – author of The American Card Catalog.

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  • Steve Jobs Auto – Co-Founder of Apple.

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  • Harry Kalas Cut Signature & Tie Relic – Phillies Hall of Fame broadcaster.

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  • Bob Uecker Auto – “Mr. Baseball” and 2003 Ford C. Frick Award winner.

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  • Ball Park Franks – Hygrade Food Products won a competition in 1959 to be the exclusive supplier of hot dogs to the Detroit Tiger’s stadium. Hygrade Food Products launched a contest to its employees in order to come up with the best brand name for their Detroit Tigers stadium hot dogs.  Mary Ann Kurk, one of Hygrade Food Products sales people at the time, won the contest with the name “Ball Park Franks”.

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In addition to this list, I would also like to see a card of Carl Stotz, who founded Little League Baseball.  So who or what would be on your list?