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Topps Spokesman David Wright getting assaulted caught on cardboard

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

Topps Spokesman David Wright was assaulted by three teammates earlier this year after stealing the show during a World Baseball Classic game. Wright jacked a home run and teammates Kevin Youkilis, Derek Jeter and Shane Victorino pummeled him before he got to the plate. Youkilis gave him a Karate Kid crane kick to the back, Jeter went with the Dusty Rhodes style elbow and Victorino looks like he is trying to stab Wright, but forgot the knife.

No charges have beeen filed against Wright's attacekrs

No charges have been filed against Wright's attackers

When asked why Wright was still smiling after the game, the trio of attackers told reporters, “Hey, we’re baseball players, we don’t know how to fight.”

Celebrating America with Pack Breaks of ’07 Goudey

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2007GoudeyPacksTarget got a new shipment of “Power Packs” this week, among them were these four 2007 Goudey. Priced at $1.59 a pack, I figured it was worth the “plunge” even though the miniature nature of this set leave me with mixed emotions. Is Anyone still working on this set? Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2007 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor David Wright #5/50

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

07bcgoldwrightThere was a time when serial numbered cards were special. Even cards numbered to as many as 10,000 (see this 1992 Donruss Elite Series Frank Thomas) were considered rare because each card bore a serial number, letting the collector know exactly which card of the reported print run they owned. The numbers really is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things because it really doesn’t mean anything other than it was the first, 34th or 174th stamped. It does not necessarily indicate that it was the first card produced, which in a sense is also insignificant, but some collectors (like me) still cared. Continue reading

Big Trades Knock Out More Than 200 Wants

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

tradeJust wanted to drop a quick thanks to Patrick from “It’s Just Old Cardboard” and Jason from “Bozeman Breaker” for their large trades. With the help of these two individuals, I was able to knock out about 220 cards from my set wants, and add some new Red Sox to my collection. There are a few other trades in the works. If you’ve contacted me about anything, rest assured a return e-mail is coming. Also, the trade list is being updated as I write this.

Card of the Day: 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Evan Longoria

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

For some reason or another, third base prospects have come in bunches over the last two and a half decades. And in this hobby of baseball cards the Hot Corner has been a hotbed for collectors and investors alike. You had groupings like Mark McGwire, Greg Jefferies and Matt Williams; then Scott Rolen, Troy Glaus and Eric Chavez; and now we’ve got Ryan Zimmerman, Alex Gordon, Ryan Braun, and Evan Longoria. There were some other up-and-comers mixed in there. Some studs like David Wright; solid ball players like Travis Fryman. And then some guys who had tons of interest, but eventually just disappeared — Chris Sabo (Note: He is a three-time all-star and world champion. Crazy, huh?) The reason this comes to mind today is because Longoria is one of the hottest players in the game right now. Continue reading