Sports Town Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Norman Satterfield on being the lucky winner of the Brandon Thompson 2012 Press Pass Sports Town Auto #’ed/99.  Once Norman Satterfield sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Sports Town Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Brandon Thompson 2012 Press Pass Sports Town Auto #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 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!!!

2012 Press Pass Sports Town Edition Football Box Break & Review

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2012 Sports Town Edition Football is a new product brought to us by our friends at Press Pass.  It covers a large array of 2012 NFL rookies.  Its called Sports Town because in the background on every card you will see the skyline of the city in which that player’s team is from.  I guess that’s one way to go when you don’t have an NFL or college license.

The skylines don’t look that bad, but be warned there is a lot of foil on these cards.  This has to be the most non-licensed football product ever released.  No logos or team names.  They should have at least made the town’s name more visible.  Instead its hidden behind the foil signature area.  For god sake the product is called Sports Town.  Put the town’s name out there.

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Boxes are currently selling for $75.00.

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Its a quick thrill product.  Only one pack inside containing four autographs.  I pulled the following:

Autos

  • Michael Floyd Auto Redemption – anyone with a label maker could fake these redemptions.  Press Pass doesn’t do a lot with redemptions, but they should be online.
  • Brandon Thompson Auto #’ed/99
  • Whitney Mercilus Auto #’ed/50
  • Orson Charles Auto #’ed/125

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On Press Pass’s website they picture this Michael Floyd autograph.  This is what should have been in Sports Card Info’s box.  Instead there was a redemption.  Why picture the actual card on your website and then release it as a redemption?  Judging by this picture they’re clearly ready.  Its probably just a mock-up.

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Overall, I give 2012 Press Pass Sports Town Edition Football 2 footballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The best thing this product has going for it are the on-card autographs.  You can’t make a non-licensed product as if it were a licensed one.  If your going to make a non-licensed product you need to approach it with a unique perspective.  Press Pass had a long run with college football products that started back in the 90’s.  One of the first autographs I pulled from a pack was of Brian Kelly which came from ’98 Press Pass Football.  I think Press Pass should stick to what they do best… racing.  Their racing products are amazing.  Drop football for now.

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Preview: 2012 Press Pass Sports Town Football

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Football fans can look for 2012 Press Pass Sports Town in October.  Each box will contain (1) pack that has (4) autographs.  There are 60 players in the set and every card will be autographed.  Cards will be serial numbered to 199 or less.

No NFL license?  No problem.  Press Pass can’t use NFL logos, instead these cards will feature the landscape of the players’ new city.  That’s one way to go I guess.

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The Turkey Bullet

(I think this guy played for the Phillies once)

I thought I would check out Topp’s newest creation called Topps Town.  Using codes that can be found in packs of 2008 Topps Series 2 baseball cards you will be able to gain access to this site.  If you are a new user they supply you with a free code when signing up.  Your username and password are never shared with anyone else on the site.  You get to make a random name using their generator.  Mine came out to be “The Turkey Bullet”.  You can customize your avatar, trade virtual cards, and create your own clubhouse.  The more codes that you enter the more cards you can get.  Topps has created some cool games that you can play.  After playing these games you get points that can be used to buy more items for your avatar or clubhouse.  I think what Topps has done is pretty cool.  You can spend a lot of time creating your avatar.  Inserting the special cards with codes into packs of 2008 Topps Series 2 baseball cards should make it easy for kids to get.  It is one of the lowest priced products that Topps makes.