Card of the Day: 1956 Topps Flags of the World – United States #1

Card of the Day: Cristiano Ronaldo 2003 Upper Deck Manchester United #13

Card of the Day: E19 American Caramel – United States – Flag Caramels

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Card of the Day: John Hancock 2004 Upper Deck History of the United States – Etched In History Cut Signature

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Card of the Day: Christopher Columbus 2004 Upper Deck The History of the United States #38

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For you history buffs, about 45 years ago Columbus hopped on his ship Diversity and set sail for America.  Nobody knows for sure why, but on his long journey I think we can all agree that he was listening to Neil Diamond’s Coming To America on his iPod.

Card of the Day: 2007 Allen & Ginter United States Flag Mini

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Phillies Mailday From Across The Pond

Today I received a large bubble envelope from my friend John Arnold over in the U.K.  Inside was a ton of Phillies stuff.  Thanks again John.

PENN STATE: Tailgate at the Dome Photos

Last night I attended the Tailgate at the Dome benefit for the Lycoming County United Way.  I was able to get a lot of great photos and autographs.  Check them out!

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Outside the Generations Sports Dome – Muncy, PA

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Inside the Dome

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Josh Gaines, Kevin Kelly, & Tyrell Sales

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Blair Thomas – Is a member of PSU’s 1986 National Championship team, Thomas was a 1989 All-American and a two-year starter.  He finished second on the Nittany Lions all-time rushing list with 3,301 yards and 21 touchdowns, just 97 yards shy of the school record held by Curt Warner.  He was a 1989 Heisman Trophy runner up behind Houston quarterback Andre Ware.  He was a first round draft pick by the New York Jets in 1990.  His NFL career spanned six seasons with the Jets, Patriots, Cowboys, and Panthers.

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Kenny Jackson – was PSU’s first All-American wide receiver; he held 27 school records by his senior year in 1983.  He was a two-time All-American and member of the 1982 National Championship team.  He still ranks second in the school’s receiving yards with 2,006.  He was the first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984.  His NFL career included eight seasons with the Eagles and Houston Oilers.  He finshed his pro career with 126 receptions for 2,170 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Shane Conlan – Is a member of both the 1982 and 1986 National Championship teams, Conlan’s PSU career included 272 tackles, including a school record 186 solos.  In 1985 & 86 he was named an All-American at outside linebacker, making him the sixth two-time All-American at Penn State.  He was selected as the number one draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 1987 and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.  He was named to three straight Pro Bowl teams from 1988-1990.  He played in three Super Bowls with the Bills and finished his NFL career playing with the Rams from 1993-1995.

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D.J. Dozier – One of the few athletes in history to play both in the National Football League and Major League Baseball.  He scored the winning touchdown in Penn State’s 1987 National Championship Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami.  He was drafted in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.  He played for the Vikings and Lions and had a career rushing average of 4.0 yards per carry and averaged 5.3 yards per carry in his final 1991 season.  In 1990 he signed with the New York Mets as an amateur free agent.  He made his major league debut in 1992 and played one season with the Mets.

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D.J. Dozier being interviewed by Gabe Sinicropi

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They were selling these really cool black/gold Rawlings Penn State footballs.  I think I might take this to The National Sports Collectors Convention if any former Penn State players come.

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Updated picture of my football: Greg Pruitt, Larry Little, Paul Krause, Mike Merriweather, Levon Kirkland, Blair Thomas, Kenny Jackson, D.J. Dozier, and Shane Conlan

Sales, Gaines, and Kelly to Attend Penn State Dinner

Tyrell Sales, Josh Gaines, and Kevin Kelly are the newest addition of athletes attending the Tailgate At The Dome dinner on April 23, 2009.  All of the money raised at the event goes towards the Lycoming County United Way.  Other athletes that are scheduled to attend are: D.J. Dozier, Kenny Jackson, Blair Thomas, and Shane Conlan.  Sports Card Info will be there to get autographs and pictures of the event to share.

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Upper Deck Prepares to Release ‘Presidential Lettermen’ Trading Cards of Barack Obama

 

Upper Deck Prepares to Release ‘Presidential Lettermen’ Trading Cards of Barack Obama

Exchange cards inserted in 2008 Upper Deck Icons Football will be good for one of these unique collectibles of President-Elect Obama 

North Las Vegas, NV (November 10, 2008) – With interest in collectibles of President Barack Obama on the rise, Upper Deck has elected to deliver some of the most compelling items to its collecting constituents. On the heels of announcing its special “Presidential Victor” card, Upper Deck is now proud to unveil “Presidential Lettermen” cards of Obama.

Exchange cards for a “Presidential Letterman” card were inserted randomly into 2008 Upper Deck Icons Football which released in late August. The cards could be redeemed for whichever candidate who won the election and now – after Obama made political history – collectors who have registered these cards with Upper Deck will be receiving a truly historic collectible.

Collectors who find multiple cards could eventually spell out either “OBAMA” or “PRESIDENT” or both. Since the election, exchange cards have been selling for anywhere from $50 to $100 per card at on-line auction sites. The completed cards should ship out in early January, shortly before Obama is sworn in. Collectors can find 2008 Upper Deck Icons Football in stores now.

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