Mariners ’98 Donruss Signature Series Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to FLAME on being the lucky winner of the Ken Cloude 1998 Donruss Signature Series Auto.  Once FLAME sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Mariners ’98 Donruss Signature Series Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Time to take a trip back to when having (1) autographed card per pack was still a revolutionary idea.  This contest is for a Ken Cloude 1998 Donruss Signature Series Auto.  Don’t remember Ken Cloude?  That’s alright.  Most people don’t.  He had a short-lived career in the majors before needing surgery, and finally finished-up down in the minors.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 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: Charlie Batch 1999 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition Auto

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Card of the Day: Harry Caray 2012 Sportkings Series E Top 50 Broadcasters Cut Signature

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Card of the Day: Andrew Miller 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars Auto

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2016 Topps Archives Signature Series Box Break & Review

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Someone call “Doc” Brown.  Its time to dust off the DeLorean and power up the flux capacitor, because 2016 Topps Archives Signature Series is taking us back in time.  If retro sets, retired players, and on-card autographs are your thing, this product is 100% for you.

Over the decades, Topps has produced tons of great looking cards.  “Wouldn’t these cards be awesome if they were autographed?” is a question that collectors ask each other all the time.  With a product such as this, Topps has answered that question.  That’s the wonderful thing about buyback autographs.

I especially like buyback autographs when it comes to rookie cards.  In today’s hobby, almost every prospect and rookie has an autographed card.  Very few of them are missed.  This wasn’t always the case.  Its cool that you can now own an autographed rookie card of Mike Piazza, Roger Clemens, Hank Aaron, and Cal Ripken, Jr.  Now, not every card you pull will be a rookie, but I can guarantee it will look really nice.  Topps releases a player checklist, but no official listing of how many different cards there are for each player.  Years from now you could find a one-of-one autograph from this product and never knew it existed until that very moment.  I like that as it adds a bit of mystery.

Most of the cards you pull come from a Topps flagship set.  Others will be from something like Bowman or Stadium Club.  One of the neater things Topps did this year was include some signed O-Pee-Chee cards.  O-Pee-Chee baseball cards aren’t something that’s been seen since 1994.  Probably the food premium and store exclusive cards are the oddest ones you will find.  Unsigned they’ve mostly been forgotten about since they were so overproduced.  Its fun to see them autographed now.  I’m betting many collectors have fond memories of these sets from Revco, K-Mart, and Cap’n Crunch.  Cards from those sets could easily have been what got them interested in collecting.  Many years from now it wouldn’t surprise me if we see signed buybacks from that Walmart Marketside set that came out earlier this year.  Those were the Topps cards that came with a frozen pizza.

All in all, this product remains a fun and quick thrill that is generally priced lower ($30-$40 per box) than what you’d expect.  Perhaps some year Topps could get former Phillies pitcher and current radio broadcaster Larry Andersen to sign.  He would be perfect for this set.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Kevin Mitchell 1994 Topps Stadium Club Buyback Auto #’ed/43

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Card of the Day: Jose Reyes 2003 Topps Traded & Rookies Signature Moves Auto

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Card of the Day: Odubel Herrera 2016 Donruss Signature Series Blue Auto

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Card of the Day: Heath Miller 2005 Upper Deck NFL Foundations – Signature Foundations

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Card of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr. 2010 Sportkings Series D Breaking Down The Barriers Cut Signature

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