Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
In honour of Hockeyology's ninth NHL Entry Draft coverage, we proudly present this look in and around the draft floor in La Belle Province.
Read the original and more from this year's draft.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I really, really want to like this product and I think the concept and brand name are great but it’s the checklist and execution that leave me feeling less than satisfied. With a name like Heroes, I don’t think it’s too much to assume that the base set be loaded with Hall of Famers, Legends, and Fan Favorites, and while enough of them are present to meet the minimum criteria of a product branded as Heroes I suppose, there are some glaring holes and odd inclusions in the checklist. The 490-card base set is instead comprised of Veterans, Rookies and Legends.
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Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The Cavs may prove me wrong but if not, Danny Ferry should be fired.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I mean WTF, the company that has been complicit in allowing 1000's of fraudulent autographs into the market by providing Coaches Corner an audience and thus adding their own degree of respectability via psuedo endoresment, is now a watchdog for fake sigs?!?!?! B.S. Screw that!!
So I click on the link, looking for a byline because we all know where this Peterson expose came from, and there it is:Congrats G-Man!
2009 O-Pee-Chee Premier hockey has a high price tag of around $170 bucks but this is a guaranteed hit product and the hits have to be good. Every box has a manufactured patch card, quad-auto rookie and an autograph card.
Every pack has five cards and in this set the base cards are worth something. The Sidney Crosby #’d to 75 and Bobby Hull #’d to 299 were two great base cards and my box was off to a good start. Both cards had nice action shots and statistics on the back.
See the pulls and read the rest
Series C will be released in conjunction with The National on July 29, 2009.
2 hard-signed Autograph Cards
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
A perfect example is preview or pre-release information on trading cards such as Upper Deck makes available on their Facebook page. Just look for this box in the left navigation for my latest Tweet (micro-blog post).
Check out what this guy does with his junk wax.
Visit his website.
I'm going to find out how much it would cost to do a 1982 Topps Traded Cal Ripken Jr RC.
Originally posted on Sports Collectors Daily
- ALL Reality TV (American Idol, Survivor, etc)
- 80's Hairbands
- ANYONE from High School Musical
- Barack Obama
- Mickey Mantle
- Yankee Stadium (Make that ANY stadium)
- Historical Events
- B and C List Celebrities (You know who you are, now sit down!)
- American Presidents and World Leaders
- X Games Athletes
- Sports Divas (Posed glamour shots and on field)
- Movie Posters
- Formula 1 Drivers and their Cars
- Music that defined an era- 50's Chuck Berry, Elvis, Buddy Holly, 60's Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, etc, 70's Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath etc (Note- IN MODERATION)
- A tribute to punk rock- Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Dead Kennedy's, Black Flag
- Heroes of War- Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Black Ops
- Comic Book Heroes and Villains- Spiderman/Green Goblin, Dark Knight/Joker
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Show Coverage- Russ Cohen
Philadelphia – Wizard World Philadelphia has one day left and yet I feel like I spent a week there. I was there on Friday and I was in search of show exclusive comics, older comics, and show exclusive action figures. All of that was easy to find and I found a lot more than that.
I’ve covered a few of these shows (mostly non-sports items) and they always have a great energy and vibe about them. I especially enjoyed one seminar set up by Eric Simpson called “How to be a Wrestler”. It was an open panel discussion with Traci Brooks (TNA), Nidia (formerly with the WWE and now working the Independent circuit), Demolition, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, The Honky Tonk Man and Virgil. More to come on this later but it’s safe to say these grapplers were very open and honest and they didn’t hold anything back and they answered every single question that the fans had for them. The one theme that came out of this panel was the feeling that there will be an eventual return of “old school” wrestling. I would love to see that since that’s what I used to watch when I was growing up!
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Also, see actual letters of subscription (non) renewal sent to the editors of SCD and their lack of response.
Thank Mike for using your VOICE and doing your part to help collectors.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This release will appeal to Canadian baseball fans for certain but all baseball fans will like this lighthearted fun release that is made for set collectors!
This 600-card parallel set includes a hint of the 1971 black border design. Each box contains a New York, New York Card, a 1979-80 retro hockey card, 20th anniversary cards, plus some mini’s and one parallel per pack and there are 36 packs in a box. Each box goes for under $50, which means it won’t break the bank.
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This is one of the reasons I love Twitter. Follow Cardboard Connection @sportscards .
Read the rest to see who we pulled.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The seller has excellent feedback and sells HUNDREDS of these types of auctions. Am I dumb or missing something? How do they know which pack is the CASE HIT!?!?!?
Bought with a Best Offer of $4,075 from the listed BIN of $4,999.
The next closest dropped the gavel at more than $2,600 behind the Iron Horse. This card of Nap Lajoie closed after 21 bids at $1,430.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This information came from the same list (that was supposed to be confidential and anonymous) that detailed Alex Rodriguez's usage earlier this year.
The Hall of Fame, at some point, needs to define and present to the Baseball Writers Association of America a list of criteria to use in determining who is and who isn't a Hall of Fame player from the Steroid Era. Either we throw out the records all together, or collectively admit that like it or not, this was a prevelant part of the culture.
I wonder how many other names will be leaked from this list and I'd really like to know who is doing the leaking. Maybe the list should just be published so the fans and media stop the guessing games.
What do you think?
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Networking and trading with collectors is about helping someone out by providing them something they need, that you have, that you don't need. It's really supposed to be that simple.
No book value bullshit, no Beckett (Sucks) geeks, just a honest comardarie that has helped restore my faith in people.
How thankful I am to not be dependent on this guy for help in building the huge Upper Deck 20th Anniversary Set.
This week I have been inundated with bubble mailers and received emails of cards to come from numerous people including;
Sooz and Marie of A Cardboard Problem. You can also follow them on Twitter @SoozInSports and @baseballzoch
Mike AKA "Motherscratcher" at Achiever Card Blog
A reader by the name of Rob who has a website called Readerman
Greg at Night Owl Card
Readers: Greg, Jason, Mark
If I have forgotten anyone, please email me with a kick in the head. I want to give you the credit you are due. Also, please give me sometime and I will make every effort to return the favor.
Again thank you to everyone and please know that I still have a L-O-N-G way to go. I just went over the 350 mark so I am at 14% completion.
Regular Cards (200)
Star Rookies (40)
UD Immortals (55)
UD Signature Collection
Sophomore Sensations Autographs
UD Dual Game Jersey Parallel (# to 150)
VS. Dual Materials Parallel (# to 150)
UD Game Materials Parallel (# to 150)
Box Break: (on average)
Three (3) Memorabilia Cards in every box
Includes up to two (2) dual swatch memorabilia cards
One (1) Autograph per box
Two (2) Lenticular 3D Stars per box
Case Break: (on average)
Three (3) HOT BOXES per case
Every pack contains an Autograph or Memorabilia Card
ARRIVES IN SEPTEMBER 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
(You have been warned)
Fucking A!!! Shit, fuck, mother-fucker, cock sucking, jag-bag, dim wits with shit for brains.
The repulsive pukes at Beckett Media, now owned by Eli Research, have decided to threaten legal action against the folks at Boycott Beckett. it's bad enough they have laid off talented hard-working Americans (a lot of companies have) but these jobs weren't eliminated they were simply relocated to fucking INDIA in the name of the almighty fucking dollar. Choke on it you mother-fucker. Greg Lindberg you are a cock sucking, soul-less human being that should simply crawl back under the fat taint of whoever you have been hiding.
So a disgruntled employee, aware of the cock sucking and handjobs that take place between the like of Chris Olds, Tracy Hackler and the rest of the fucking remaining carcasses wasting air and valuable natural resources, has taken his VOICE to the blogsphere.
Apparently trade secrets, having "millions of dollars in the bank" and being a genuine hairy asshole licking son-of-a-bitch, allows you to say "Fuck You" to the freedom of speech guaranteed by the US Constitution's Bill of Rights. However, it's understandable that you may not know this because apparently, while enjoying the freedom this country provides to allow your disgrace for a company to be "be cash flow positive", in your globalist belief system have managed to further burden the US economy by in your small way contributing to the problem of globalization and continued US employment downsizing.
You publish a FUCKING magazine for goodness sake!! A shitty, antiquated, non-entertaining one at that. What gives you the right to threaten people who justifiably use their VOICE. Greg Lindberg of Eli Reseach, parent company to Beckett Sucks Media is officially the hobby Anti-Christ.
People sometimes email me asking, "What is your beef with Beckett?"
How's this for starters?
Thanks to Gellman at SCU
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Raul Ibanez is leading the league in almost every major offensive category.
Tom Glavine was released from the Braves.
82 Wins might be good enough to win BOTH league's Central Division
The Red Sox are 6-0 against the Yankees
The Dogers are running away with a division title barring injury
Manny Rameriz is suspended for testing positive to a controlled substance.
Alex Rodriguez admits using steriods over a 3 year period while with the Rangers
Despite injuries that lead to trips on the disabled list by Carlos Zambrano, Derrick Lee, Aramis Rameriz, and Alphonso Soriano the Cubs are only 2.5 games back of the Brewers.
There is currently a 3 way tie in the NL Central and one of the teams is the Reds!!
Roy Halliday has 10 wins already
Zach Greinke has an ERA of 1.55
With 34 steals, Carl Crawford has more stolen bases than total of most TEAMS.
#1 Draft Pick Stephen Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, is trying to get the Nationals to sign his client to a record and bank breaking $50M signing bonus.
Carlos Zambrano announces his retirement . . . in 5 years
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Every Tuesday, Blowout Cards has Twitter specials. With the recent call-ups of some heavily touted (hyped) players and the MLB Draft, this caught my eye.
Rookie Cards, autographs and game-used cards of the biggest prospects in baseball - Gordon Beckham Buster Posey, and Matt Weiters.
Look for rookie cards and autographs from other top prospects such as Rick Porcello, Neftali Feliz, Isaac Galloway, Ike Davis, Logan Morrison, Michael Taylor, Caleb Gindl, Mat Gamel, Wilmer Flores, Bryan Petersen, Allan Dykstra, Ryan Perry, Tyler Ladendorf, Michel Inoa, Xavier Avery, Anthony Gose, Jordan Danks, Shooter Hunt and Chase D'Arnaud.
Other notable names include:* Jose Duran (SS, Brewers) - 2008 Big 12 Player of the Year* Sean Ratliff (OF, Mets) - Played for Stanford in the College World Series* Kyle Russell (OF, Dodgers) - Slugging outfielder our of University of Texas* Juan Carlos Sulbaran (P, Reds) - Advanced pitcher from American Heritage HS in Florida* Rafael Rodriguez (OF, Giants) - Signed for a $2.55 million bonus in July. . .on his 16th birthday* Cat Osterman - 2005 ESPY for Best Female College Athlete and Top Female Olympic Performance, 2006 ESPY for Best Female College Athlete, 2004 Olympic gold medal winner.
Commons: (12) - #5 Joey Lawrence, #13 Jeffrey Tambor, #33 Gerald Okamura, #38 Vicki Lawence, #42 Malcolm McDowell, #47 Tracy Lawrence, #53 Daniel Baldwin, #63 Elijah Wood, #77 Taryn Manning, #89 Irvin Kershner, #99 William Forsythe #100 Julia Louis Dreyfus
Signature/Material Parallel (1)- #80 Paul LeMat
Gold Proofs (1) - #62 Chazz Palminteri
Private Signings (2) - #74 Corbin Bleu 59/250
Cinema Stars (1) - #14 Elijah Wood 541/1000
Hollywood Legends (1) - #23 Burt Lancaster 421/1000
Hollywood Legends Materials (1) - #7 Lou Costello 354/500
TV Stars (1) - #21 James Cann 859/1000
Movie Posters Combo Materials (1) - #64 – Gary Cooper/Teresa Wright 306/500
Monday, June 8, 2009
But wait, the real key is how they incorporated the worn materials. Instead of disrupting the full image of the movie poster on the front, they inserted the materials and a smaller picture of the movie poster on the back. Regardless of how you feel about Donruss, Hollywood sets, Americana, you have to admit, this is a design that would has great cross-over potential for more traditional sports themed products.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Since the NHL Lockout, Ultimate Collection, formerly Premier Collection, has had a bit of the short-end-of-the-stick treatment from the hobby. In past years it was sandwiched between high-end sets such as Sweet Shot, OPC Premier and The Cup and like a hook up between spring formal and prom, it was quickly forgotten.
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Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
For those of you out there that have been setting them aside for me, I'm ready when you are. Email me for my snail mail address and include a reminder of what you collect so I can attempt to return the favor. Also I am more than willing to reimburse you shipping costs if you want. Just note the total in your email with PayPal address. Thanks to all who have helped and will help me with this daunting project.
Football- 2009 Donruss Rookie Stars Longevity
Baseball- Topps Ticket to Stardom
Hockey- 2009/10 UD Black and OPC
I might be preaching to the choir but they are a great resource for early product info.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Ok first off, shouldn't the ticket stub be of a Rays home game?
Or, if Longoria accomplished something special in this game, shouldn't the picture have him in his road uniform.
I have not see the card back but I give it a 50/50 chance that his personal box-score from this game is actually detailed.
Classic case of a company trying to "stick something different in a card" and letting the execution and design fall by the wayside.
My 20th anniversary buyback was of Dwayne Henry, a veteran journeyman of the era, and I didn’t get a “What If?” card. I got a boatload of Team USA base cards and autographs and I'm happy with that because Joe Mauer, Billy Swift, Nomar Garciaparra and Todd Helton all had memorable cards of the same sort. No I won't leave out Mark McGwire but that card has fallen on hard times for obvious reasons.
The O-Pee-Chee preview cards were a nice addition and I also got a David Price rookie (plus eight other rookies including Detroit's Rick Porcello and Toronto's Ricky Romero) so all in all for $60-$65 it is one of the best breaks I’ve ever had.
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