Archive for July, 2007

Topps Reveals Finest Redemption #7

Auto Date Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #7 of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is a dual card of Boston Red Sox phenoms Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima.  Matsuzaka was also redemption #5 and Okajima was redemption #1.

So far the seven announced redemptions are:

1) Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox
2) Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
3) Akinori Iwamura, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
4) Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants
5) Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox
6) Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
7) Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox.

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[tags]Finest, Redemption, Topps, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dice-K, Hideki Okajima[/tags]

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Michael Vick Cards Pulled From Future Release

Auto Date Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Upper Deck and Donruss have decided to pull Michael Vick cards from all future releases that have not been printed yet.  Upper Deck also pulled all UD Authenticated memorabilia items from its website.

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Topps Offers Private Reception with Greg Oden

Auto Date Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

If you are willing to pay $1,000 then you will be able to attend a private reception with NBA 1st Pick Greg Oden.

Topps is offering 100 invitations for sale for a private reception with Greg Oden during the National Collector’s Convention in Cleveland.

Attendees will receive Hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a professional picture taken with Greg Oden and a special Allen & Ginter card that will only be available at this reception.

Topps sure seems to be getting their money’s worth out of Oden.

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Upper Deck Unveils Final SPx Baseball Redemption

Auto Date Friday, July 20th, 2007

Upper Deck has announced the final SPx Baseball redemption card. Card #137 is Hunter Pence of the Houston Astros.  

There are a total of 8 rookie redemption in SPX Baseball and Upper Deck has finished unveiling all of them:

  • #106  Tim Linecum, San Francisco Giants
  • #107  Philip Hughes, New York Yankees
  • #110  Mark Reynolds, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • #113  Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds
  • #118  Kevin Slowey, Minnesota Twins 
  • #120  Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers 
  • #128  Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox
  • #137  Hunter Pence, Houston Astros

[tags]Redemption, SPx, Upper Deck[/tags]

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Upper Deck Revamps Ultimate Collection Line

Auto Date Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Upper Deck has announced that the upcoming Ultimate Collection Baseball and Football brands will have three times more game used and autograph cards than in prior years.

Each pack will now contain one autograph and two game used cards per pack.  Each pack has a suggested retail price of $100.  Every box will have at least one patch card numbered to 50 or less.

Ultimate Collection Baseball is set to arrive in October and will include signed rookie cards of such hot rookies as Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, Kei Igawa and Akinori Iwamura.

2007 Ultimate Collection Football will be available in November.

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Topps Reveals Finest Redemption #6

Auto Date Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #6 of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers.

So far the six announced redemptions are:

1) Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox
2) Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
3) Akinori Iwamura, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
4) Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants
5) Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston Red Sox
6) Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

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[tags]Ryan Braun, Topps, Finest, Redemption[/tags]

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Seventh Upper Deck SPx Baseball Redemption Revealed

Auto Date Friday, July 13th, 2007

Upper Deck has announced another Mystery Rookie Redemption card from 2007 SPX Baseball. Card #128 is Daisuke “Dice-K” Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox.   Upper Deck has yet to agree on an autograph deal with Matsuzaka.  If there is no autograph agreement, the redemption card will be a triple jersey memorabilia card.

There are a total of 8 rookie redemption in SPX Baseball and to this point the following have been revealed:

  • #106  Tim Linecum, San Francisco Giants
  • #107  Philip Hughes, New York Yankees
  • #110  Mark Reynolds, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • #113  Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds
  • #118  Kevin Slowey, Minnesota Twins 
  • #120  Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers 
  • #128  Daisuke Matsuzaka 
  • #137  ??

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Tuff Stuff and SCD Announce Prize-A-Day Giveaway

Auto Date Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Tuff Stuff Magazine and Sports Collector’s Digest have announced that they will be holding daily raffles to give away prizes.  Some of the prizes include autographed photos, sports memorabilia, autographed balls, bats and mini-helmets.

The auction will start on Thursday, July 12th.  Weekly winners will be announced at 4pm daily and the weekend winners will be announced at 4pm on Monday.

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Upper Deck to Add Celebrity Cut Signatures

Auto Date Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Upper Deck has announced that they will be adding celebrity cut signatures into 2007 Sweet Spot Baseball.

It will contain over 150 different celebrities, most of which have never had any autograph cards inserted into a set.  Some of the famous celebrities to be included are John Lennon, Bob Hope, Johnny Cash, Norman Rockwell, Rosa Parks and Orson Wells.

There will also be dual autograph Sweet Spot cards and cut autographs of deceased baseball legends with current superstars. Letterman patches of some of the greatest players in history such as Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth are also included.

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Donruss and Pepsi to Issue Promo Cards

Auto Date Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Donruss Playoff has teamed up with Pepsi to release a limited edition trading card set at the annual National Sports Collectors Convention.  The National will be held in Cleveland, Ohio from August 1st through the 5th.

Attendees will have to bring a special Pepsi coupon to exchange the the set.  The coupons are available at participating grocers through July 31st.  No purchase is necessary.

The six-card set includes Brady Quinn, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Dwayne Jarrett, Tony Romo and Torry Holt.

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Sixth Upper Deck SPx Baseball Redemption Revealed

Auto Date Monday, July 9th, 2007

Upper Deck has announced another Mystery Rookie Redemption card from 2007 SPX Baseball. Card #120 is Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers

There are a total of 8 rookie redemption in SPX Baseball and to this point the following have been revealed:

  • #106  Tim Linecum, San Francisco Giants
  • #107  Philip Hughes, New York Yankees
  • #110  Mark Reynolds, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • #113  Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds
  • #118  Kevin Slowey, Minnesota Twins 
  • #120  Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers 
  • #128  ??
  • #137  ??

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Box Break: 2007 Donruss Classics Football

Auto Date Friday, July 6th, 2007
Veterans (1-100): 81/100
   
Legends (101-150): 1
  122 – George Blanda
   
Rookies (151-250): 3
  171 – DeShawn Wynn
  178 – Sidney Rice
  251 – H.B. Blades (Autograph)
   
Parallels: 1
  242 – Danny Ware Timeless Tributes (#’d 100)
   
Jersey / Memorabilia Cards: 2
  SS-1 – A.J. Hawk Saturday Stars (#’d 250)
  M-9 – Laurence Maroney VIP Membership (#’d 250)
   
Insert Cards: 6
  CS-13 – Thurman Thomas Classic Singles (#’d 1000)
  CS-17 – Deacon Jones Classic Singles (#’d 1000)
  M-2 – Leon Washington Membership (#’d 1000)
  MNH-25 Marc Bulger Monday Night Heroes (#’d 250)
  SB-7 – T.J. Houshmandzadeh Sunday’s Best (#’d 1000)
  SS-19 – Roger Staubach Saturday Stars (#’d 1000)
   
Rating: C-
One autograph of a minor rookie, and two jersey cards of 2nd year players make this break pretty mediocre.
No rookie stars.

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