Card of the Day: Huston Street 2004 Bowman Sterling Black Refractor Jersey Auto

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1991 Impel – A Nightmare On Elm Street

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Freddy Krueger is one of the biggest horror icons that has ever hit the big screen.  Unlike Michael Myers or Jason, Freddy kills with comedic style.  By 1991, Wes Craven’s creation already was a well established slasher villain. Impel’s A Nightmare On Elm Street cards only came in a boxed set form.  No loose packs here.  The base set has 120-cards, 10 specialty cards, and 2 “Freddy Vision” holograms.  The cards show movie stills and behind-the-scenes images ranging from A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) to Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991).   They got a little creative when it came to the box design as it looks like a coffin.

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For you true die-hard horror collectors.  Impel did make a premium version of this set that was only made available through a mail-in offer.  This boiler room style box houses a complete factory set, t-shirt, and COA.  The base set is the same, but the special cards and holograms are different.  There are 144 cards in all.  This version is much rarer.  It’s worth about $70.00 where as the basic version can go for $10.00 to $30.00.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Card of the Day: Jaromir Jagr 2012 ITG Broad Street Boys Auto

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve

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What can I say?  Its a Sports Card Info Christmas cookie.  A big thanks to Sports Card Radio.  Looks yummy!!!  Soon SCI will celebrate its 3rd anniversary.  If you told me three years ago that someone would be making cookies with Sports Card Info on them 3,000 miles away, I probably would have thought you were nuts 🙂

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Today I received an early Christmas gift from a very good friend.  I’m a huge pin collector, and I love both Wall Street films.  Thats why I got excited when I saw the above pin.  One of the greatest movie quotes of all time – “Greed Is Good”.

I mentioned this a long time ago, but I think manufacturers should incorporate pins into trading cards somehow.  The upcoming release of 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball contains actual gemstones.  I don’t think pins would be too far off to try.  I’d love to pull a card containing a Philadelphia Phillies World Series press pin.

Even Gordon Gekko Has A Card

One of the coolest characters to be played on film has to be Michael Douglas’s character Gordon Gekko, at least from a business standpoint.  I saw the first Wall Street back in 2004 when I was a senior in high school.  At the time I didn’t really get it, but after seeing it more and more I understood what it was about.

Yesterday I went to see the sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and I really enjoyed it.  I thought it was a great addition to the first.  After Gordon Gekko is released from prison for insider trading, he looks as if all he is doing is promoting his new book.  He tries to make you believe that he’s out of the game for good, but in reality he’s in control of it all and is just sitting in the shadows watching for the perfect time to strike.  I also thought it was cool to see Charlie Sheen’s character Bud Fox make a return from the original film.

As for cards, you can find a Gordon Gekko playing card in one of the Oddball sets.  I’m surprised that Upper Deck never did anything with him for Prominent Cuts.

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