Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Ruby Of An Upper Deck NPN Mail Day

 

This was a nice find in my mail box. This card is limited to 100. This happens to also be a product I wished Upper Deck would also bring back to other sports as well such as football. I really like the parallels in this product.

With another great Upper Deck NPN mail day let me know if you have ever gotten one!


FORGOTTEN: 2001 Quantum Leaf Football

Here is our NEW segment on Sport Card Collectors. This segment is not about the players per say, its more about the cards and design. We will focus our efforts on bringing you brands you may have forgotten about over time. Sports for these products will include basketball, football and baseball products.

 

With base cards with such appeal as the shine starburst,  I am surprised that Quantum Leaf didn't carry over for more than a couple of years.This could have been a product easily off from our Forgotten series list. 

The outstanding look, other than the starburst rainbow shine shine, is the the lack of border and added photography to these base cards makes them even more appealing.

Key rookies from the 2001 set are Chris Chambers, Reggie Wayne, Deuce McAllister, Santana Moss, Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Rudi Johnson. Three of these rookies in which will be Hall Of Famers one day.

Hobby boxes had 24 packs per box and 5 cards per pack. There were a number of inserts to find as well.

Let us know if you remember this classic and one that we had Forgotten about but still enjoy.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Prizm 2013-2014 Hockey..Wow!!

In September the tease we saw of Prizm Hockey back in Rookie Anthology comes to full bloom in its own product. Prizm Hockey 13-14 hobby boxes come packed  with two autographs, at least two Prizm parallels and 20 Rookie Cards in every 20-pack hobby box.

2013-14 Prizm Hockey Stamkos 


2013-14 Prizm Hockey Yakupov 
I really like the added color to the base cards. This will greatly improve their appeal.

2013-14 Prizm Hockey Ovechkin 
Prizms..its all about the chase..the rainbows of your favorite player!

2013-14 Prizm Hockey Huberdeau 

2013-14 Prizm Hockey Crosby 
I also like the additions of die-cuts. Who doesn't like die-cuts

Prizm will also feature three levels of autographs as well as hobby exclusive Orange Die-Cut Prizms (numbered to 50), Gold Prizms (numbered to 10) and Finite Black Prizms (numbered to only one).

But with this product as with the past ones, there is a retail chase for retail versions of the product by including Green Prizm parallels in retail configurations, Red and Red Pulsar Prizms for Target, and Blue and Blue Pulsar Prizms for Walmart

Let's hear your thoughts on 2013-2014 Prizm hockey with not only its first time release, but being released during #paninisdoublerookieclass.

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2012 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractors Ryan Broyles

2012 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractors #186 Ryan Broyles

BIG THANKS goes out to Jammin JDcards for providing this card for us to share today!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cover Boys Revealed For Panini's NFL Sticker Album 2013

Panini America 2013 NFL Sticker Album 
Panini released who their 6 cover boys for their next week retail release of NFL Sticker Album. The cover contains top rookie QB's from last season and popular players Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and newbie Colin Kaepernick.

This years 72-page full-color album includes 488 new stickers (360 standard stickers, including 32 NFL Rush Zone Team Rusher stickers, 96 Foil stickers and 32 Holo Glitter stickers). It also includes sections devoted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013, Super Bowl XLVII and the NFL Rush Zone.

Each of the 2013 NFL Sticker Collection packets include seven stickers and retail for $1. The 72-page album will retail for $2. You can find the albums at retailers nationwide including Target, Walmart, Michaels, Learning Express, AC Moore, Shopko, K-mart and Dollar Tree. The collection is also available at the Panini America Online store.

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2013 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives Geno Smith


2013 Upper Deck Rookie Exclusives #REGS Geno Smith

BIG THANKS goes out to Jammin JDcards for providing this card for us to share today!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2013 Goldin Auctions Summer Spectacular Closes This Friday July 19

2013 Goldin Auctions Summer Spectacular Closes This Friday July 19 as stated in the title of this article. With 1,150 items to choose from, there is something for everyone. There rare memorabilia from Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Mike Tyson and many more up for bidding. 

Here are some of the top items and their prices as of July 12th.


Lot #1 - Dated 1855, the Constitution and By-Laws from the Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn is perhaps the oldest such document of its kind - in fact it's older than the edition currently on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. $5,363.

Lot #2 -1949 Jackie Robinson MVP Season Game-Used Bat - the only bat from his only MVP season (Graded PSA GU-9). - $94,948

Lot #3 - T206 Ty Cobb card with a rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Company back - just 12 known examples in existence (PSA Graded PR1) - $78,469

Lot #4 - 1912 Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin - $14,619

Lot #5 - T206 Partially Graded Set of 337 cards - $18,997

Lot #7 - Baseball signed by President Harry S. Truman (PSA/DNA Near Mint 7) - $2,659

Lot #8 - 1947-49 Yogi Berra game-worn catchers' mitt signed by the Hall of Famer - $30,000

Lot #12 - Hakeem Olajuwon's personal copy of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players montage - $35,373

Lot #13 - Kobe Bryant 2000 Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-40 Diamonds (Laker Issued Player Ring Gifted by Kobe to Joe Bryant - size 11 ½ - same as Kobe's) - $81,425
Lot #14 - Kobe Bryant 2000 Lakers NBA Championship Ring 14K-40 Diamonds (Laker Issued Player ring gifted by Kobe to Pam Bryant) - $34,529
Lot #15 - Kobe Bryant's 2000 NBA All-Star Game Ring * - $25,941
Lot #16 - Kobe Bryant's Lower Merion H.S. game used #33 maroon uniform (shirt & shorts)* - $31,390
Lot #17 - Kobe Bryant's Lower Merion H.S. game used #33 white uniform (shirt & shorts)* - $31,390
Lot #18 -Kobe Bryant's 1996 Magic's Roundball Classic All Star Medallion and Ribbon * - $2,363
Lot #35 - 1994 Derek Jeter Pre-Rookie Game-Used and Signed Tampa Yankees Jersey - Quite possibly the first jersey ever worn by the Jeter when he first joined the Yankees 1994 spring training. - $4,028
Lot #36 - 2001 Jeter World Series Game Used and Signed Bat with Display. This unique display showcases the bat Jeter broke during the 6th inning of Game One of the 2001 World Series versus Arizona's Curt Schilling. Jeter signed the barrel end of the bat in silver ink (graded a "9"). - $4,719
Lot #38 - Jeter Game Used and Signed Fielder's Glove. Jeter has signed the thumb in silver ink which contrasts nicely with the glove's black leather. - $23,867
Lot #98 - 1964-65 game-used Hillerich & Bradsby game used bat from Roger Maris (PSA/GU 9.5) - $5,711

Lot #281: All-Star signed 1934 tour of Japan baseball featuring Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx and more - $4,875
Lot #899 - Elgin Baylor 1970-72 yellow home Lakers jersey (MEARS A10) - $11,794
Lot #910 - Michael Jordan Game Worn and Signed/Inscribed Sneakers personally given by Air Jordan to Mike Tyson with an inscription that reads: "TO MIKE - STAY STRONG - Michael Jordan."  - $5,363.
Lot #1029 - Bout worn trunks used by Tyson in his controversial fight against Andrew Golota on Oct. 20, 2000 when Golota quit after the second round.  - $3,540.
If you are looking to bid on some of these amazing items, either follow the link for each of the listed items or go check out www.GoldinAuctions.com and let us know if you buy anything. Would love to make a post about your purchase.
Looking at this list, to me, I would go for the Derek Jeter items. Just look below. Sweet stuff from The Captain!
Historically Significant 2001 Derek Jeter World Series Game-Used and Signed Bat With Display
But the Kobe Bryant's are tempting as well. Because you get a bonus "autograph" .A signed Letter of Authenticity signed by his mother Pamela Bryant. How cool is that?
Each of the signed Letters of Authenticity state the Bryant items are authentic and have been in her possession until being part of the auction above. A sweet bonus if you are one of the buyers is that 50% of the sale price from four of the items noted above with a * will be donated to The Bully Project a Kobe Bryant supported charity. Which I think is a great.
Kobe Bryant's  2000 NBA All Star Ring (Bryant LOA) Kobe Bryant's  2000 NBA All Star Ring (Bryant LOA)
Let us know which items catch your attention. And which you will or would buy.

Panini's Player Of The Day Returns To Shops in 2013

Panini has announced that the most successful and longest running promo is returning again. To find out more about the promotion and what the promotion is about click here.

They also showcased this years base cards and rookies and revealed this years Player Of the Day logo which to me looks terrific.

Panini America 2013 NFL POD 1a 

Panini America 2013 NFL POD 8a 

Panini America 2013 NFL POD RC 2a 

Panini America 2013 NFL POD RC 5a 
And the poster for this years promotion showing you the Players Of The Day:

 

Let us know your thoughts on the Player Of The Day promotion and if you will be participating.

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2013 Topps Chasing History Holofoil Gold Mike Trout


2013 Topps Chasing History Holofoil Gold #CH64 Mike Trout

BIG THANKS goes out to Jammin JDcards for providing this card for us to share today!

Monday, July 15, 2013

FORGOTTEN: 2004 Upper Deck Etchings Baseball

Here is our NEW segment on Sport Card Collectors. This segment is not about the players per say, its more about the cards and design. We will focus our efforts on bringing you brands you may have forgotten about over time. Sports for these products will include basketball, football and baseball products.

Forgotten is a baseball product that etched team logos into its bat pieces. Forgotten is a well designed product that should have stayed etched into your mind. Every box of Upper Deck 2004 Upper Deck Etchings Baseball had 12 packs per box with 5 cards per pack.

Each box contained on average 2 Rookies numbered to 2004, 3 Autographs with them being 1 rookie, 1 young star, and 1 star. Also it had 3 Game-Used Memorabilia Cards. Including like we mentioned above, bat pieces with a team logo etched into the bat piece. Was a very cool concept and design.

You ask what we mean by this..

SCC  

At this time, can't find any pricing on boxes. But with 6 hits you have to assume its pushing over $100 even still now.

Let us know if you remember Upper Deck Etchings Baseball. And what your favorite part was!

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2013 USA Baseball Champions National Team Certified Signatures Red Ink Jonathon Crawford

2013 USA Baseball Champions National Team Certified Signatures Red Ink #6 Jonathon Crawford

BIG THANKS goes out to Jammin JDcards for providing this card for us to share today! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Win This BCW and Sport Card Collector Prizes!

To win the following BCW and Sport Card Collector prizes:

Premium
Premium Album
3
3x4 Toploaders
Pro
Pro 9 Pocket Pages (100 in a box)
TOTAL RETAIL VALUE $45!!

And you can also win....



First Place winner scores the BCW Collectors Kit above and one of the white envelopes in our contest. Remember that we don't know the contents of these envelopes other than that its Panini basketball, football, baseball inserts or rookies or both.

There will also be second and third place winners in this contest that will also score one of these mystery envelopes.
TO ENTER:
Pick the winner of the All-Star Game. Choose a total score and try to be the CLOSEST WITHOUT going over. As another tie breaker, pick the All-Star Game MVP.

Your entry should look like this:

1. AL
2. 12
3. Robinson Cano

NOTE: To make this more of a challenge...Entries will be hidden. That way nobody will know what you chose and you won't know what they chose. Should be fun!

Entries are due by 8 pm e.t. on July 16th. 

Contest open to US RESIDENTS ONLY...Sorry!
Winners will be announced on July 17th. Second and Third places will be decided by tiebreakers.

FORGOTTEN: Upper Deck Collectors Choice Baseball

Here is our NEW segment on Sport Card Collectors. This segment is not about the players per say, its more about the cards and design. We will focus our efforts on bringing you brands you may have forgotten about over time. Sports for these products will include basketball, football and baseball products.

 

Collectors Choice was a kid's based product. You could find fun inserts such as stickers, StarQuest, and silver and gold "signature" parallels. Collectors Choice had a great run in the late 90's and I wish now-a-days Upper Deck would bring back the product. I think a product like this is exactly what kids need and it would help the hobby some too. Something that runs about $1, gives you an insert in every pack. Stickers. And some action packed photography. And rookie cards too.

Most Collectors Choice years can be found at reasonable prices still under $30 a box. It would be a fun bust for us to do today. Most boxes were packed with cards. About 36 packs per box and 12 cards per pack.

Note: This specific year on this product is 1996.

What are your thoughts on Upper Deck and on Collectors Choice? Let hear them in comments!