Card of the Day: Wilson Ramos 2017 Topps Bunt Vapor

Card of the Day: Hack Wilson 1933 Goudey #211

Wilson ’11 Obak Auto Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Grant Lee on being the lucky winner of the Alex Wilson 2011 TRI-STAR Obak Red Parallel Auto #’ed/50.  Once Grant Lee sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Wilson ’11 Obak Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Alex Wilson 2011 TRI-STAR Obak Red Parallel Auto #’ed/50.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 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!!!

Russell Wilson ’15 Topps Museum Collection Jumbo Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Grant Lee on being the lucky winner of the Russell Wilson 2015 Topps Museum Collection Jumbo Jersey #’ed/249.  Once Grant Lee sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Russell Wilson ’15 Topps Museum Collection Jumbo Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Russell Wilson 2015 Topps Museum Collection Jumbo Jersey #’ed/249.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 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: 1954 Wilson Franks

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Hot dogs and baseball cards.  It doesn’t get much more American than that.  All this set is missing is a big red, white, and blue bald eagle on it.  Man.  If this set had one of those, I bet it could run for President.

Wilson Franks probably isn’t the first company that comes to mind when you think of cards.  But in 1954, they issued one of the most popular food related products to date.  The 1954 Wilson Franks set is very small.  It consists of only (20) cards.  I wouldn’t let the small size fool you though.  If you want one that’s in nice condition, you’re going to spend a lot.  When these cards surface, they usually aren’t in the best of shape.  Most of the time the centering is way off.  Plus, many of the cards have stains on them.  The stains come from the way they were packaged.  Wilson Franks didn’t take the time to package the cards separately.  They simply packaged these cards right next to the hot dogs.  That’s where the stains come from.  There would be a lot more cards in better condition today if they would have issued them through a mail-in program.  But I guess they didn’t want to go that route.  What little kid wanted to wait for a card to come in the mail anyway?  The thought that these would be worth anything someday never even crossed their minds.

Hall of Famers like Enos Slaughter, Bob Feller, and Roy Campanella round out this condition sensitive set.  Cards of Ferris Fain, Stan Hack, and Ray Jablonski seem to be harder to find.  The most notable card is that of Ted Williams.  I’d have to say that my personal favorite thing about this issue is the hovering package of hot dogs.  In a lot of cases the player seems to be looking at it.

Remember… you never want to have wiener stains on your cards.

Card of the Day: Larry Wilson 1968 Topps #164

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Card of the Day: Russell Wilson 2010 Topps Pro Debut #435

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Wilson Football Pin

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This might be the most generic looking lapel pin I’ve used for this type of post.  But Wilson footballs have certainly been in the news a lot this past week.

I don’t know what the big deal is or why people are so surprised that the Patriots were caught using under inflated footballs.  Not only have they been caught cheating in the past, but these guys do anything they can to get an edge over the competition.  In today’s world athletes are willing to put their lives on the line by injecting themselves with all sorts of garbage.  Taking a little air out of a few balls isn’t crossing the line for them.  All of this ball talk has given the late night comics pure gold to feed on.  I personally think SNL should bring in Pete Schweddy to voice his opinion.

Not much is known about this pin.  Many can be found for sale.  All selling for under $10.00.