Archive for April, 2007

Beckett April Fools Stories

Auto Date Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Beckett has posted a series of April Fool’s stories with some pretty funny headlines:

Woman Mistakenly Smokes $2 Million Wagner Tobacco Card

Collector Suffocates in Display Case Mishap

Thorpe Game-Used Underwear acquired for $300,000

Massive Find of 1952 Topps Baseball in Estate Sale

Gretzky Demands RC Tag For WHA Card

Card Backs Hold Secret to Universe Claims Cosmologist


[tags]Beckett, April Fools[/tags]

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2007 Press Pass Football Preview

Auto Date Monday, April 2nd, 2007

In a few weeks, Press Pass will be releasing the first football product of the year.  The set which depicts the players in their college uniforms will include many of the top players from the 2007 draft.  It will include the top 2 quarterbacks (JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn) and top 2 Running Backs (Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch) in the draft.

This year it will be a 105 card base set unlike past years where it was usually 50 or 55 cards.  Cards 101-105 will be the short-printed power picks subset.

Insert Set Highlights

Press Pass Signings (1:7 Hobby)
Bronze – features each player’s school logo
Silver – features each player’s uniform number (#’d 200)
Gold – Includes X’s and O’s patter (#’d 100)

Gridiron Gamers (1:72 Hobby)
Game-used jersey cards from the hottest new rookies.  Three levels of numbered memorabilia cards.

Power Pick Subset (1:14 Hobby)
Holo-foil board (Cards #101-105)

Power Pick Autographs
Autographed version of power pick subset (#’d 250)

Primetime Players (1:4)
Fifteen of the top players from the collegiate gridiron are highlighted in this insert set.

Reflectors (#’d 500)
100-card set of the base cards printed on holographic stock.
Proof Edition – #’d 100
SOLO – 1 of 1’s

 [tags]Press Pass, Brady Quinn, Jamarcus Russell, Adrian Peterson[/tags]

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Spectrum Baseball to Contain Celebrity Autographs

Auto Date Sunday, April 1st, 2007

2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Baseball will contain a 40-card autographed insert set of celebrities from the world of television, movies and music.

According to Beckett, many of the stars have added inscriptions such as:

  • Barry Williams – “Greg Brady” or “Johnny Bravo”
  • Ed O’Neill – “Al Bundy”

Others included in the set include Fergie (Black-Eyed Peas), Lou Gossett Jr., Tiffany, Leif Garrett, Catherine Bach, Michael Madsen and Carrot Top.

And no, I don’t think this is an April Fool’s joke.

[tags]Upper Deck, Spectrum, Autographs[/tags]

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