Archive for February, 2007

Derek Jeter, Mickey Mantle, George Bush?

Auto Date Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Topps has made quite a stir with the release of 2007 Topps Baseball.

The Derek Jeter base card shows Yankee Great Mickey Mantle and current President George Bush in the background.

Topps Spokesman Clay Luraschi admits that it was done on purpose by the Topps creative department.

The card had been selling for a couple of dollars last week but after appearing in numerous print, online and television publications, the cards sold for upwards of $300 on eBay.   Like always happens with cards that get national attention, the fury is wearing off and the card is now selling below $50.

2007 Topps Baseball Derek Jeter card with Mickey Mantle and George Bush

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Honus Wagner T-206 Sells For $2.35 Million

Auto Date Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

A 1909 Honus Wanger T-206 card, the “Holy Grail” of the hobby, sold on Tuesday for a record $2.35 million.

It is one of about 50 known Honus Wagner cards and is said to be the one in the best condition.

The card was sold by Brian Siegel who acquired the card in mid-2000 from collector Michael Gidwitz for $1,265,000.  Since the purchase, he has kept the card in a vault at PSA (Professional Sports Authentication).  It has been shown around the country.

This card was owned in the past by hockey great Wayne Gretzky and former L.A. Kings owner Bruce McNall.  It was later owned by Wal-Mart which gave it away in a promotional drawing in the mid-1990’s.  The winner could not afford to pay the taxes on it and sold it at auction for $640,000.

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Upper Deck Sponsors NHL Giveaway

Auto Date Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Upper Deck and the NHL have created Upper Deck Hockey Card Night.  Upper Deck will supply each of the 28 participating teams with 10,000 team packs.  The first 10,000 fans in each city to attend a game on the designated night will receive a complimentary team pack.

This is part of Upper Deck’s Lucky Shot hockey promotional campaign which includes television, print and online advertising. 

Giveaway Nights

Minnesota Wild – January 26
Phoenix Coyotes – February 1
Carolina Hurricanes – February 3
San Jose Sharks – February 3
St. Louis Blues – February 3
Washington Capitals – February 4
Atlanta Thrashers – February 6
Nashville Predators – February 8
Florida Panthers – February 10
Vancouver February 10
Boston Bruins – February 10
Columbus Blue Jackets – February 11
Edmonton Oilers – February 11
Detroit Red Wings – February 11
Toronto Maple Leafs – February 13
Buffalo Sabres – February 17
Calgary Flames – February 17
New York Islanders – February 17
Pittsburgh Penguins – February 18
Colorado Avalanche – February 22
Philadelphia Flyers – February 24
Ottawa Senators – February 24
Los Angeles Kings – February 24
New Jersey Devils – February 24
Tampa Bay Lightning – February 25
Chicago Blackhawks – February 25
Dallas Stars – February 25
Anaheim Ducks – TBD

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First James Naismith Signature Card

Auto Date Sunday, February 18th, 2007

According to Beckett.com, Upper Deck has plans for a high-end basketball product called Upper Deck Chronology. 

It will contain a cut signature card of the “inventor” of basketball, Mr. James Naismith.

Pricing is not yet known but packs will retail somewhere between $100-$600.

The set will contain both rookies and current players as well as retired legends.

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18-Year Old Wins NFL Player of the Day Sweepstakes

Auto Date Thursday, February 15th, 2007

AJ Andruszkiewicz of Jacksonville, FL was the lucky winner of the promotion that was sponsored by Players Inc and NFL Properties. More than 680 hobby shops and 200,000 NFL card collectors participated.

On February 11th, Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars attended a party at AJ’s home and then went over to his local hobby shop (Dan’s Sports Cards) for a 90-minute autograph session.

AJ also received a $250 shopping spree worth of NFL products.

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First Ever "Pistol" Pete Maravich Autographed Card

Auto Date Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Press Pass has included the first ever autographed card of basketball legend “Pistol” Pete Maravich in it’s 2006-07 Press Pass Legends Basketball.

Each card is numbered to 5 and contains a cut autograph.

The card numbered 1/5 is currently listed on Ebay and has a Buy-It-Now price of $5,499.00.  As of posting this entry, the seller has received 14 offers via the Ebay offer system.

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