Monty Sheldon is an artistic machine! As it turns out, he also worked on a 15-card mini “Basics of Soccer” set for 2015 Topps MLS. Printed versions can be found throughout the product, but they also included the 1/1 mini hand-painted cards as well. Congrats to anyone that pulls one of these from a pack.
Monty Sheldon is at it again! Check out some of the artwork he worked on for the 2015 edition of Topps Gypsy Queen. This year he made (25) art/patch cards each numbered one-of-one. These are some of the top tier cards to look for when breaking open your boxes. Any one of these cards could easily be the centerpiece of your collection.
In addition to the art/patch cards, Monty Sheldon also worked on a (15) mini card set called “Basics of Base Ball”. Each card in the set details a fundamental aspect of the game. The printed versions should come 1:24 packs (one a box). The original painted one-of-one “Basics of Base Ball” mini cards will also be inserted into packs of 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen. Those can be seen below, and will be much harder to pull.
Today was my last day for attending the 35th National Sports Collectors Convention. The weekends can get quite crowded that’s why I usually stay for the first three days. I had it set in my mind to get an autograph, open some more Topps and Upper Deck products, and get more promos today. And I did just that.
I still have a sealed box of 2014 Topps Minis Baseball to break open. Over the next several weeks I’ll be showing off what I pulled from the various packs and boxes that I purchased.
Here are the highlights from Day #3.
While checking out the autograph lineup for the day, I ran into sports artist Monty Sheldon. He’s known for his really cool painted artballs and sketch cards. Monty Sheldon is also responsible for many of those 1/1 art/patch cards you find in Gypsy Queen. It was really great to finally meet him in person.
Jim Thome (far left) is one of 8 MLB players in history to hit over 600 career home runs. I wanted to get his autograph on my bat ever since I saw he was coming. TRISTAR was moving people through the line very fast. He was already onto the next item when I tried to get a picture.
At lunch time I opened one of my boxes of 2014 Allen & Ginter. I still have to look through a lot before I show off the entire box break, but I did pull my first Rip Card. Its of Freddie Freeman #’ed/75. I haven’t ripped it… yet.
Upper Deck was doing their wrapper redemption program again this morning at 10:25 a.m. Today’s promos were of Michael Jordan, Roberto Osuna, Frank Thomas, Teddy Bridgewater, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and my Amazon.com card was of Reggie Jackson.
To get my promo pack from Upper Deck today, I decided to open another pack of 2014 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Edition Golf. Inside was a Michelle Wie Tour Gear Dual Shirt #’ed/35. I also pulled a Victor Dubuisson First Tee Rookies Auto #’ed/199 redemption.
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