Carlton Bat Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This week’s contest is for a Steve Carlton 2004 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts – Ultimate Swatches Bat Relic.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, August 15, 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!!!

Flashback Product of the Week: 2009 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Baseball

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This post is usually saved for older and much more gimmicky products.  But I recently came across a box of this stuff and quickly remembered the heat Upper Deck took for it.

In August of 2009, Major League Baseball announced that it had entered into a multi-year exclusive deal with Topps to produce officially licensed MLB trading cards.  Upper Deck was allowed to continue to make baseball cards in its deal with the MLBPA, but none of their cards would be allowed to use team names and/or logos.  When Upper Deck released 2009 Signature Stars, 2009 Ultimate Collection, and 2010 Upper Deck Series 1, collectors started to notice that not much had changed.  Visible logos could clearly be seen all over the place.  It didn’t take Major League Baseball long to see this and they filed a lawsuit against Upper Deck for trademark infringement.  About a month later a settlement had been reached.  Upper Deck was allowed to sell those three products out on the market already, but anything else they made could not contain MLB team names and/or logos.

2009 Ultimate Collection Baseball is a fun product to break, if you can find a box.  They aren’t the easiest things to locate.  Every box contains one “hit”.  This product is known for its crazy jumbo patches and on-card autographs.

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Card of the Day: Albert Pujols 2001 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection RC

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Card of the Day: Connor McDavid 2013-14 ITG Ultimate Tough Decade Superbox – Ultimate Prospect Silver Auto

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ITG Brings Back The Ultimate Memorabilia SuperBox For This Year’s National

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According to Dr. Prices’s blog, it looks like In The Game will bring back its Ultimate Memorabilia SuperBox for the National Sports Collectors Convention that begins later this month.  This marks the second year in a row for them to do so.  This year’s SuperBox applies to ITG’s Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition hockey product.  ITG has only made 100 UM-12 SuperBoxes for the National this year.

Each UM-12 SuperBox will contain a 1/1 Extra Card inserted into UM-12 boxes and in addition the UM-12 National SuperBoxes can be redeemed at The National for a 1/1 Redemption Card.

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Extra Card – Each UM-12 Ultimate Memorabilia SuperBox will contain an Enshrined Memorabilia Card made specifically for the 34th National.  Every Enshrined Memorabilia Card will contain a relic from a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Oh ya!  These are all numbered 1/1 too.

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Redemption – The UM-12 Ultimate Memorabilia SuperBox itself can be redeemed for a special 1/1 Enshrined Dual Game-Used Memorabilia Card featuring two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

If you’re having trouble finding one of these UM-12 Ultimate Memorabilia National SuperBoxes, shoot ITG an e-mail at: and put National SuperBox in the subject line.  Arrangements can be made to ship your SuperBox for pick-up in Chicago if you act quickly.

ITG’s Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition is a super high-end hockey product that costs around $600.00 per box.  Its not for your average hockey collector.  Don’t worry, ITG will have more promotional programs that involve their other products which don’t cost quite as much to take part in.

Card of the Day: Matt Barkley 2013 Upper Deck Ultimate Rookie Signatures

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Ultimate Ullman Auto Contest Winner Announced


Congrats to Scott on being the lucky winner of the Norm Ullman 12-13 Classics Signatures Auto.  Once Scott sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!