Grand Junction Rockies ’18 Topps Pro Debut Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Ryan Vilade 2018 Topps Pro Debut Fragments of the Farm Wall Sign from Sam Suplizio Field Relic.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 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!!!
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Card of the Day: Scott Rolen 2001 Donruss Studio Off The Wall

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Card of the Day: John Wall 2012-2013 Panini Innovation Stained Glass

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve

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What can I say?  Its a Sports Card Info Christmas cookie.  A big thanks to Sports Card Radio.  Looks yummy!!!  Soon SCI will celebrate its 3rd anniversary.  If you told me three years ago that someone would be making cookies with Sports Card Info on them 3,000 miles away, I probably would have thought you were nuts 🙂

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Today I received an early Christmas gift from a very good friend.  I’m a huge pin collector, and I love both Wall Street films.  Thats why I got excited when I saw the above pin.  One of the greatest movie quotes of all time – “Greed Is Good”.

I mentioned this a long time ago, but I think manufacturers should incorporate pins into trading cards somehow.  The upcoming release of 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball contains actual gemstones.  I don’t think pins would be too far off to try.  I’d love to pull a card containing a Philadelphia Phillies World Series press pin.

2010-2011 Rookies & Stars Basketball Box Break & Review

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When comparing this Rookies & Stars set to previous ones, you can see that the backgrounds don’t seem to be as busy.  I think Panini has cleaned them up a bit and they look good.  When flipping through the cards, the word “Rookie” didn’t stand out to me that much.  It sorta blends in with the bottom.  I really like the Team Patches autographs.  That is the way manufactured patches should be used in a product.

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A hobby box will cost about $80.00 depending on which distributor you buy from.

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I had a ton of fun ripping into this box.  Collectors will find on average (4) autographs or memorabilia cards.  I pulled the following hits:

  • John Wall Team Patches Auto #’ed/454
  • Keith “Tiny” Gallon Team Patches Auto #’ed/455
  • Elliot Williams Freshman Orientation Dual Jersey #’ed/399
  • David West 2-color Jersey #’ed/299

Obviously, the biggest hit of the box was the John Wall Team Patches Auto #’ed/454.  I was surprised to pull (2) Team Patches signatures.

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Overall, I give 2010-2011 Rookies & Stars 4 basketballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  This product has a great combination of legends and rookies to collect.  It was a blast to open!!!

Card of the Day: John Wall ’10-’11 Panini Prestige RC Auto

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Even Gordon Gekko Has A Card

One of the coolest characters to be played on film has to be Michael Douglas’s character Gordon Gekko, at least from a business standpoint.  I saw the first Wall Street back in 2004 when I was a senior in high school.  At the time I didn’t really get it, but after seeing it more and more I understood what it was about.

Yesterday I went to see the sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and I really enjoyed it.  I thought it was a great addition to the first.  After Gordon Gekko is released from prison for insider trading, he looks as if all he is doing is promoting his new book.  He tries to make you believe that he’s out of the game for good, but in reality he’s in control of it all and is just sitting in the shadows watching for the perfect time to strike.  I also thought it was cool to see Charlie Sheen’s character Bud Fox make a return from the original film.

As for cards, you can find a Gordon Gekko playing card in one of the Oddball sets.  I’m surprised that Upper Deck never did anything with him for Prominent Cuts.

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