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The Worst Jersey Card I’ve Ever Seen / Card Show Hauls Redux

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on December 23, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

So on Monday I went back to the card show at my local mall to do a more thorough search through the bargain bins. What I came across during my search was perhaps the WORST game-used jersey card I’ve ever seen. Look at this 2002 Pacific Private Stock gamer of Shannon Sharpe. Can you spot the swatch?

Having a hard time finding it? Yeah, I did too, that is why I bought the card. The swatch is located behind the Raven’s logo, which is like half the size of a dime. FAIL.

Anyhow, I also picked up some other cards from the bins. Not nearly as awesome as the cards I found the day before, but these worked out OK.

1970-1971 Topps No. 1 ($1)

I’ve said it before, I am not a hockey collector. But I have a soft spot for vintage cards, particularly ones of goalies. Plus, this is the first card in the set. Pretty cool card to own.

1951 Topps Red Back ($1)

I own a few 1951 Topps cards, I may do the set. This card certainly isn’t mint, and honestly, I don’t give a flying bleep.

2001 SP Game Used Bat insert ($1)

So, it’s not a real rookie, but it’s a rookie-year insert. Still a cool card to add to the pseudo Ichiro collection for a buck.

1994 SP Trot Nixon rookie; 2002 UD Prospect Premier Brian McCann XRC, Turkey Red reprint (all three for $1)

The card that prompted this purchase is the Arthur “Doc” Hofman Turkey Red reprint card. The card looks awesome in person. I figured it was a reprint since I figured all of the original Turkey Reds were cabinet size, but the card was cool enough that I had to own it for 33 cents. Along with it I purchased the Nixon rookie, which had eluded me for 15 years, and this McCann. I’ll add the McCann to my trade list/’bucket once I get that stuff all sorted out.

Question for Topps: Where’s the rest of the jersey?

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2009GinterBillyTheMarlinHere we have a 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Billy The Marlin relic card that is short printed to just 250 copies. If one were to obtain every Billy relic card and remove the swatches, you may have enough fabric to make ONE sleeve on a regular-size baseball jersey. So, assuming that Billy wears a larger-than-normal size jersey and that we’ll never see another relic card featuring the Florida Marlins mascot, I ask Topps: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REST OF BILLY’S JERSEY?

Card of the Day: 2008 Topps Update Dual All-Star Relic Josh Hamilton & Ryan Braun

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2008toppshamiltonbraundualrelic1I know relics are played out. There was a time I clamored over these things, too. And once in the early 2000s, while trading cards on the America Online hobby boards, I proclaimed that game-used cards would NEVER decrease in value. Damn, I was wrong, wasn’t I? Remember, this was the beginning of the craze and single-color swatches of Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey Jr. were still selling for nearly $100.

I digress, today’s Card of the Day is a 2008 Topps Update Dual All–Star Relic of Josh Hamilton and Ryan Braun, serial numbered to just 25 copies. Beckett has this thing listed at $40 — I find this fact odd since Beckett RARELY lists “values” for cards serial numbered that low — but I have a feeling the value of this card could be higher if sold at auction with a proper title. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2000 Upper Deck Signed Jersey Alex Rodriguez

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

00udarodautoxxBefore Alex Rodriguez was considered the game’s greatest player, publicly linked to Madonna and called the 25 Million Dollar Man, he was merely a rising star; a candidate to be among the game’s elite.

He was a stud shortstop for the up-and-coming Seattle Mariners. Hitting in a lineup with future hall of famers Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez; playing on the same field as Randy Johnson. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2000 Upper Deck Legends Legendary Game Jerseys Roger Clemens

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Long before the game-used jersey became common place, it was a treat to pull one from a pack or purchase on eBay such a card of your favorite player. In 2000, I received my first Roger Clemens game-used jersey, and it cost me only $40. Continue reading