Product Highlight: 1998 Topps Super Chrome Baseball

Here in America we do everything bigger and better. We will supersize anything. Right down to our baseball cards.

(36) cards are in the 1998 Topps Super Chrome Baseball set. The overall design looks just like 1998 Topps Chrome Baseball with one tiny change. Cards measure 4 1/8″ x 5 3/4″.

Inside each box you will find (12) packs. Each pack has (3) supersized cards. You can tell by the large hanging tab on the pack that this product was made for retail stores such as Walmart.

Are there any chase cards? Yes. Each base card has (1) refractor parallel. You should find (1) refractor per box.

Too bad Topps didn’t make SuperFractors back then. Pulling a Super Chrome SuperFractor would have been fun.

Topps Super Chrome Baseball saw a return in 1999. After 1999 it wasn’t heard from again.

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Checklist:

  • Tony Gwynn #1
  • Larry Walker #2
  • Vladimir Guerrero #3
  • Mo Vaughn #4
  • Frank Thomas #5
  • Barry Larkin #6
  • Scott Rolen #7
  • Juan Gonzalez #8
  • Jeff Bagwell #9
  • Ryan Klesko #10
  • Mike Piazza #11
  • Randy Johnson #12
  • Derek Jeter #13
  • Gary Sheffield #14
  • Hideo Nomo #15
  • Tino Martinez #16
  • Ivan Rodriguez #17
  • Bernie Williams #18
  • Greg Maddux #19
  • Roger Clemens #20
  • Roberto Clemente #21
  • Chipper Jones #22
  • Sammy Sosa #23
  • Tony Clark #24
  • Barry Bonds #25
  • Craig Biggio #26
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. #27
  • Ken Griffey, Jr. #28
  • Todd Helton #29
  • Mark McGwire #30
  • Jose Cruz #31
  • Albert Belle #32
  • Andruw Jones #33
  • Nomar Garciaparra #34
  • Andy Pettitte #35
  • Alex Rodriguez #36

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Under The Tree: O.J. Simpson “The Juice” Shindana Toys Super Pro Action Figure

Looks like Barbie has a new neighbor. I think Ken might have some competition. That white Bronco would look nice parked in front of Barbie’s Dream House.

Shindana Toys (a division of Operation Bootstrap Inc.) released the O.J. Simpson “The Juice” Super Pro Action Figure in 1975.

Fully licensed by O.J. Simpson Enterprises, Inc., this action figure was at the time the only one on the market that featured the likeness of All-American running-back O.J. Simpson.

Measuring 9.5″ tall this action figure features a fully-jointed vinyl body. Accessories include helmet, shoulder pads, jersey, pants, two-toned football shoes, striped socks, and football.

In addition to the standalone action figure, Shindana Toys also made an O.J. Simpson “The Juice” Super Pro Set. The set comes with a football suit, football helmet, pads, shoes and football, running suit, sweat socks, tennis shoes, tank top, shorts, boat with oars, 3 hurdles, weight set with stands, tennis racket with frame and ball.

A variant of the Super Pro Set exists. Some of the O.J. Simpson sets were packaged with a red running suit and white tank top/shorts that have the letters “D J” on them. Shindana Toys made a similar action figure of Dr. J.

Many toy companies substitute unused clothes for the original clothes when the figures are at the end of their run. Shindana Toys sold more O.J. Simpson figures than Dr. J figures.

In this case, it looks like Shindana Toys made a decision to substitute Dr. J clothes because it appears they made variant O.J. Simpson decals by removing the “r.” from the Dr. J decals making it appear to be “O J” but its really “D J”. I guess they hoped nobody would notice. If you look fast enough that “D” looks like an “O”.

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: New Era Super Bowl 50 18k Gold Pin

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New Era has created quite the expensive hat for Super Bowl 50.  This hat is made of black lambskin leather and comes with an 18k gold pin.  They only made 50 of them, and cost $2,500 per hat.

There are a lot of pins made for Super Bowl 50.  Many of them feature just the logo.  Someone could easily try and pass off a cheap widely produced pin for this one made of 18k gold.  Especially if you’re not buying it in person.

$2,500 for a hat is nuts.  The brim is completely flat too.  I hate hats with flat brims.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Levi’s Stadium Super Bowl 50 Employee Pin

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Super Bowl 50 merchandise has been out since the last Super Bowl.  There is no hiding the fact that the NFL is going to market the crap out of this one.  Probably more than any other Super Bowl in history.  Certain Super Bowl 50 merchandise has been bringing in lots of money, such as pins.

From what I’ve found, there are (4) different Super Bowl 50 pins you can find right now:

All of these pins look very similar, but come with a wide range of prices.  The Levi’s Stadium pin comes in at the highest.  The last one sold for $230.00.  I believe that these were given to employees, staff, and other high ranking people who work for the 49ers.  It has a 3D look to it, and isn’t flat on the surface.  The CBS pin has a similar 3D look, but isn’t worth near as much.  Those other two pins are what you’ll find for sale the most.

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