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Card of the Day: 1997 Bowman Chrome Promo Sheet

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

OK, so technically this is a promo sheet and not a card. Sue me. Mario over at Wax Heaven got me thinking the other day about the popularity of Bowman Chrome — a topic that I’m sure has been covered ad nauseum throughout the blogosphere — but I figured this would give me an opportunity to drag out the original promo sheet for the inaugural product and add my two cents. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2005 Topps All-Time Favorites Jim Beckett

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

When you think of some of baseball’s all-time favorites, there is a litany of people who come to mind. Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Babe Ruth, Brooks Robinson and so on. But how about Jim Beckett? Who you ask? Beckett, as in the founder of Beckett price guide magazines. One time only, Topps produced a baseball card for the hobby’s father of price guides, and while it follows the same design as the real 2005 Topps All-Time favorite cards, these Beckett cards were only inserted into magazines. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2002 Donruss Studio Jeff Cirillo “Flag” parallel

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

I spent about an hour this morning searching through my collection for the 1991 Score card featuring the American Flag. Figured that’d be an appropriate card to post today since it is Independence Day. But I could not find one. Instead I did uncovered this. Have you ever seen one of these before? I pulled this from a pack in 2002 while I was living in Salem, Oregon. It’s a Jeff Cirillo 2002 Donruss Studio card, but there is a silver foil American Flag printed on the bottom left, and the card is serial numbered on the back 15/43. I seem to remember a discussion on the Beckett Message Boards about a year ago, but the details of the thread escape me. Something about the cards initially inserted into packs as some sort of redemption. I searched the Beckett Price Guide and even my annual (which is now five years old) but the parallel set is not listed anywhere. Anyhow, given the fact that this card features the American Flag, it was suitable to posted today. Happy Fourth of July.