Tour Gear Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Zac Smith on being the lucky winner of the Colin Montgomerie 2014 UD SP Game Used Edition Tour Gear Dual Shirt Relic.  Once Zac Smith sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Tour Gear Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Colin Montgomerie 2014 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition Tour Gear Dual Shirt Relic.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 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!!!

Walrus Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Craig Stadler/Kevin Stadler 2014 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition Tour Gear Combos Dual Shirt Relic.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 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: Hale Irwin 1981 Donruss PGA Tour #38

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1993 World Wide Collectibles, Inc. Pro Billiards Tour Set

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Billiard cards.  Really?  Freaking billiard cards.  You bet.  Back in 1993 World Wide Collectibles, Inc. issued this 132-card Pro Billiards Tour Set.  It only came in factory set form, no packs.  The set is broken down into four sections: Pro Billiards Tour, Challenge of Chammpions, Legends, and World Team Billiards.  One million sets in various languages were suppose to be produced, but only around 45,000 found their way out do to a printing problem.  The English version is all you can find, and each set is serial numbered out of a million.  You know overproduction is a problem when the manufacturer is trying to convince you that a million sets is a limited quantity.

In 1993 they retailed for about $25.00, but today you can easily pick up a set for much less.   It shouldn’t be a surprise that billiard cards aren’t that popular, at least  not as a standalone product.  Throwing billiard players into products like Allen & Ginter and Sportkings seems to be fine with collectors.

This product certainly won’t drain your “pockets”.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1991 NetPro Tour Stars

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Tennis collectors were introduced to NetPro cards back in 1991.  The 1991 Tour Stars set consists of 100 cards, mostly rookies, of popular players such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and Jim Courier.  Two different print runs were made.  The first print run was missing the “WTA” logo on the factory set box and the cards were printed on light green card stock.  The second printing contains the “WTA” logo on the box and the cards were printed on darker card stock.  Randomly inserted were Wild Cards that could be redeemed for serial numbered 3-card strips.  Factory sets that did not have a Wild Card received a Legends card instead.  Most of these cards are very cheap today.  Given that it was 1991, even tennis cards weren’t safe from overproduction.

I’m not a big tennis fan, but its way better than watching soccer.  When it comes to soccer, I just don’t see how they can play all that time and barely ever get that tiny ball in that huge net.  I know, I know, the goalie is there to block it, but its still a big ass net and a tiny ball.  You want to know what else bugs me?  While watching golf, everyone attending the tournament has to be silent when someone is about to hit the ball.  Why?  The ball isn’t moving!!!  Baseball players have to hit a ball going 100mph surrounded by 45,000 screaming fans.  Don’t you think that would require more concentration and silence versus a ball that isn’t moving at all?  At least tennis has it right.  There you have a ball traveling extremely fast and its usually quiet.

For Those KISS Collectors………

If your a fan of KISS, then you probably know that their new album “Sonic Boom” will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart starting on 10-6-09.  Press Pass has created a product that will be sold right next to their new CD/DVD.  KISS  “Tour Edition” is a 33-card set that features a ton of KISS stuff from the last 35 years.  There are three collectible boxes and posters.  This set should give collectors a great look back at the band.  Each set will cost around $10.00 each.  KISS is one of those bands that understands the term “merchandising”.  The world is filled with a ton of KISS collectors that will scoop this stuff up.

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On a side note, maybe this is something other manufacturers should think about doing.  A few days ago I wrote a post about how current manufacturers should try and work their way into the video game industry, which sparked quite an interest.  If its too costly for a manufacturer to actually get in the game somehow, perhaps they could package some cards with the game.  Would anyone be opposed to having a pack of 2009 Topps Football attached to their new copy of Madden?