Card of the Day: Stephen Strasburg 2012 Leaf Best Of Baseball Tempy Moore Sketch Card

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Card of the Day: Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps – Merry Stras-Mas #274

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Card of the Day: Stephen Strasburg 2010 Bowman Sterling Auto

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Strasburg Heritage = Obtained

The biggest promotional giveaway during this year’s National has to have been the Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps Heritage RC #’ed/999.  It took me two days to try and get into this line.  Topps had a posted schedule of when they planned to give out these cards, and most of the time people lined up two hours ahead of schedule.  Friday I hovered around the general area where collectors were suppose to line up.  When they said you could get in line, it was a mad rush and I’m sure I ran over a few toes.  I had never seen such a rush for a promo.  Luckily I was able to get one.

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#’ed 294/999

Ever see the movie 300?  This is what it was like when they said you could get in line for the Strasburg promo.

The Strasburg 2010 Topps Heritage RC was the hardest promo to obtain in my opinion.  For the first time, I got the idea of what it was like collecting during the early 90’s while attending a National.  Promos are always a big draw, but this was insane.  Some other promos I got include a bunch of Elite cards from Panini such as Brett Favre, John Wall, and Jimmy Clausen all numbered to 499.   Plus I got all the promos that came included inside the VIP packages.

I also pulled some great cards too.  From a box of Ultimate Collection Baseball I pulled a Yankee eight way jersey #’ed/20.  Wednesday I tried my first box of Sportkings and pulled a Joe Greene / Mario Lemieux dual jersey.  LOTS OF GOOD STUFF!!!!!

Strasburg Is Coming To The National

Topps, which has been MIA during the last few National Sports Collectors Conventions, announced today that they will be making an exclusive Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps Heritage rookie just for the show.  Individuals who open 10 packs of 2010 Topps/Bowman branded baseball cards (except Topps Attax, Topps Opening Day, and the $0.99 Topps Cello packs) at the Topps booth will be given this exclusive Strasburg rookie.  It is limited to 999 copies and you can get one per day.

This promotion is going to be huge.  I hope Topps has some heavy security at their booth because collectors will be lining up quickly.  If you plan on attending The National that first night, it might be a good idea to pick up your 10 packs prior to the show.  Then once the doors open up, you can head to the Topps booth and try to get at least one of the exclusive Strasburgs.

Topps will also be giving away free codes to collectors visiting the booth that can unlock actual cards on the Topps Million Card Giveaway website.  These will be given out once per day to collectors too.

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Card of the Day: Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini

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Stephen Strasburg Is Topps Finest Rookie Redemption #6

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The Strasburg Sketch

Last night I was flipping back and forth between the Phillies game and Stephen Strasburg’s major league debut.  I’m happy to see that Strasburg lived up to the hype while striking out 14 batters.  Strasburg’s cards have been hot for a long time, and after last night’s performance they’ll probably only get hotter.

Collectors can go after all those fancy Strasburg Chrome autographs that sell well into the high hundreds, but check out this new sketch card by Monty Sheldon.  As of right now, no product features a Strasburg sketch.  Sketch cards are one of my favorite elements of today’s hobby.

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Card of the Day: Stephen Strasburg 2010 eTopps #10

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Card of the Day: Stephen Strasburg 2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor

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