Getting Organized With The BCW 3,200 Card Bin

A tank. That’s exactly what comes to my mind when I see BCW’s 3,200 Card Bin. This thing is built to help organize and protect your collection.

Key Features:

  • Holds 3,200 loose trading cards
  • Rows are wide enough for toploaders, magnetics, and deck boxes
  • Stackable with built-in feet to prevent sliding
  • Includes (4) Card Bin Partitions (slots in the rows hold them in place)
  • Hinged lid features secure sliding locks
  • Made of durable, acid-free plastic
  • Exterior toploader slots allow you to mark the contents of each row

While opening boxes I always hold out top rookies and prospects. For the most part they’re base cards, but if those players live up to the hype I know exactly where to find them. Prior to this I used corrugated cardboard boxes. The BCW 3,200 Card Bin is far superior to what I was using.

Additional Card Bin Partitions can be purchased separately.

BCW Helps Sports Card Info Celebrate It’s 13th Anniversary With A Contest (Winner Announced)

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the (6) packs of BCW Modular Sorting Trays. Once hudsonfan15 sends me their mailing address, BCW will ship these Modular Sorting Trays ASAP.

A big thank you to BCW for supplying these to help celebrate Sports Card Info’s 13th anniversary!

BCW Helps Sports Card Info Celebrate It’s 13th Anniversary With A Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Today Sports Card Info celebrates it’s 13th anniversary. It was founded on December 27, 2007. Many sports card blogs have come and gone since then, but Sports Card Info is still going strong. BCW Supplies has teamed-up with Sports Card Info to help celebrate this important occasion.

BCW Supplies has provided (6) packs of BCW Modular Sorting Trays for a contest giveaway. (6) sorting cells per pack. That’s a total of (36) sorting cells which can be used to make a large sorting tray. BCW Supplies makes the best products which both protect and help organize your collection.

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 1, 2021 @ 7:30 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.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • 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 BCW Supplies can ship them these BCW Modular Sorting Trays for FREE!!!

2020 Topps Baseball’s Finest Flashbacks Hits A Home Run With Collectors

As a member of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club I was able to purchase (3) boxes of the new online-exclusive 2020 Topps Baseball’s Finest Flashbacks for $55/box.  The design pays tribute to 1993 Topps Finest which introduced collectors to the Refractor.

Not only is the design a nod to the original set, this new version also consists of (199) cards and contains (1) refractor per box.  With that being said, most people ripping find at least (2) refractors on average.  Parallels include Base Refractors, Gold Refractors #’ed/50, Black Refractors #’ed/25, Red Refractors #’ed/5, and Superfractors #’ed 1/1.  Even though the Base Refractors aren’t serial numbered, its speculated that no more than (50) copies exist for each card.

Opening a single box doesn’t guarantee an autograph.  Autographs fall about 1:6 boxes.  Base Autograph parallels include Base Refractor #’ed/20, Gold Refractors #’ed/15, Orange Refractors #’ed/10, Red Refractors #’ed/5, and Superfractors #’ed 1/1.  Base All-Stars Autographs are #’ed/20, and have parallels which include Gold Refractors #’ed/15, Orange Refractors #’ed/10, Red Refractors #’ed/5, and Superfractors #’ed 1/1.

Andre Dawson, Ivan Rodriguez, John Smoltz, Mark McGwire, and Roberto Alomar each have original Autograph Buybacks #’ed/20 or less.

Inserts come in the form of All-Stars Jumbo Box Toppers.

(18) packs come in a single box.

Pack Odds

Base Parallels:

  • Refractor (1:18)
  • Gold Refractor #’ed/50 (1:18)
  • Black Refractor #’ed/25 (1:36)
  • Red Refractor #’ed/5 (1:176)
  • Superfractor #’ed 1/1 (1:880)

Autograph Parallels:

  • Refractor #’ed/20 (1:296)
  • Gold Refractor #’ed/15 (1:381)
  • Orange Refractor #’ed/10 (1:573)
  • Red Refractor #’ed/5 (1:1,138)
  • Superfractor #’ed 1/1 (1:5,765)

The odds of finding an Autograph Buyback is (1:2,260).

Given that the odds of pulling a non-autographed Superfractor are (1:880) packs should tell you how limited this product actually is.  Normally that number is in the thousands.

This was a no-brainer buy for me.  Where else are you guaranteed (2) cards #’ed/50 or less for the price of $55/box?  The answer is nowhere.

Nostalgic design.  Colorful, low-numbered parallels.  On-card autographs.  It doesn’t surprise me that these boxes are selling for hundreds on the secondary market.  Nobody knows what the ceiling will be for these boxes.

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Topps Surprises Hockey Fans With Brett Hull Signed Stickers

Topps left the NHL licensed card business in 2004.  In 2017 they jumped back in with their Topps NHL SKATE digital trading card app.  In 2019 Topps took things a step further acquiring a license to produce NHL stickers.

Leading up to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis, hockey fans enjoyed the events at the NHL Fan Fair.  One of the biggest moments took place at the Topps booth when St. Louis Blues legend, and 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Brett Hull arrived.  Topps printed stickers which resemble Brett Hull’s 1988-89 Topps #66 rookie card.  Fans were quite eager to snatch the stickers up, and have him sign them.

They might not be “cards”, but these stickers look darn good.  Topps is as close as possible to making NHL licensed cards as they can get.  Upper Deck currently has an exclusive NHL license to make cards.

Don’t Mess With This Santa – Parkside’s 2019 Santa Claus Promo Card

Parkside Collectibles is a new card company.  Right now they specialize in making cards for the Big3 3-on-3 basketball league, Major League Lacrosse, and Santa Claus.

Santa Claus has been appearing on cards for decades.  His appearance on modern day sports cards began with his 1989 Pro Set Football Promo.  Since then, pretty much every card company that ever existed has made cards of Santa Claus.  He has quite the following, and collectors aren’t afraid to spend tons on that rare Santa Claus card they need for their collection.

Between 12/1/19 and 12/25/19 anyone who made a purchase on the Parkside Collectibles website received this special Santa Claus card.  It features an artistic Santa Claus holding a basketball in one hand, a red sack of sports equipment in the other, all while wearing a Big3 Enemies jersey.  According to Parkside Collectibles, (500) cards were printed.  A handful were also given away to some of their social media followers.  Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

I wouldn’t mess with a Santa Claus wearing a jersey that says “Enemies” on it.

Card of the Day: Jammin’ with Will Smith 1991-92 NBA Hoops #325

Card of the Day: Sam Vincent 1990-91 NBA Hoops #223 – With Jordan In #12 Jersey

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: I’m Sticking With Panini

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I hear the NHL and NHLPA have a ton of these just laying around 🙂

Panini has been around since the early 1960’s.  It all started when brothers Benito and Giuseppe Panini purchased a large collection of stickers from a company that was having trouble selling them.  The brothers decided to place the stickers inside of packs and sell them that way.  They ended up selling three million packs and having a lot of success.  The two ended up founding Panini in 1961 and manufacturing their own line of collectible stickers.

Collectors from the U.S. probably didn’t have that much involvement with Panini until 2009 when they acquired an exclusive NBA license.  Panini then went on to purchase Donruss/Playoff and inherited their NFL and NFLPA licenses.  Their American division is known as Panini America and is one of the most dominant trading card manufacturers in the country along side Topps and Upper Deck.

I’m not 100% sure how this pin was distributed, but I think it might have to do with an ITV Telethon which was held in the late 80’s and early 90’s in the United Kingdom.  Ever wonder why Panini uses a knight in their logo?