Out Of This World Contest! – NOW CLOSED

One of the more interesting hits I received from my box of 2010 Panini Century Collection was the Dick Gordon Astronauts Souvenir Stamps relic #’ed/250.  Gordon was part of Gemini 11 and Apollo 12.  He is also one of twenty-four people to have flown to the moon.  Good luck!!!


Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 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
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Why Didn’t These Catch On?

Historical Impressions were inserts that could be pulled from boxes of 2003 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts.  With a hobby filled with manufactured letter patches, I’m really surprised this concept didn’t stick around.  As you can see these cards feature a rubber stamp containing a facsimile cut signature.  I don’t know about you, but I’d rather pull one of these from a pack instead of a letter patch of some no name rookie.  Back in 2003 I pulled one of Mickey Cochrane, but it has since moved to a new home.  I’ve always thought these looked cool and are great for those people that can’t afford a real cut signature for their collection.  Most of them are serial numbered to 350 copies, but you can find parallels limited to fewer numbers.  I say bring these back and ad in a few relics to them.


Counterfeiting Tool – Serial Number Machine

Some people will do anything to try and make a card look real.  That includes spending a nice chunk of $$$$ on a machine that can make serial numbers for you.  These machines usually are used for making business cards, crafts , and various other things, but there are a lot of counterfeiters that use these machines to place their own serial numbering on cards.  Sometimes it can be hard for a counterfeiter to get the exact font that a major card company uses, so the best thing you can do is compare the card you are thinking of buying with another to see if the numbering matches up.  Its also not a good sign if you look at the seller’s feedback and see they bought something like this.