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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Donruss Signs Adrian Peterson to Endorsement Deal

Auto Date Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Peterson-Donruss-Classics-Rookie Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Adrian Peterson, who was the 7th selection in the 2007 NFL Draft, has signed an endorsement deal with Donruss/Playoff.

Donruss/Playoff will use Adrian Peterson’s images on packaging throughout the year and will include his autograph in all their football products.

“Adrian Peterson had an outstanding career at Oklahoma and should be one of the most exciting rookies this season,” said Donruss Playoff Marketing Director Scott Prusha. “He is an electrifying performer that will shine on the NFL stage. We are excited to have him aboard and look forward to working with him throughout the year.”

It is not clear if this will prevent Topps and Upper Deck from including autograph and memorabilia cards of Adrian Peterson in their 2007 NFL card products, but there is no mention of it being an exclusive deal.

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Sport Kings Making a Comeback

Auto Date Sunday, July 1st, 2007

base_clemente The original Sport Kings series was released by Goudey Gum Company in 1933 and 1934 and contain a wide array of sports figures from that era including Johnny Weissmuller, Red Grange and Babe Ruth.  It has been one of the most popular sets in the history of sports cards.

Coming in October, Sport Kings is making a comeback with the release of the 48-card Series A.  Some of the highlights of the set include Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Evel Knievel, Stan Musial and more.

The release will be one of the most limited products ever according to Sport Kings LP.  Each pack will contain seven cards; three base cards in traditional card size, one base card in the original Sport Kings size, one Autograph Card inserts and two additional Autograph or Memorabilia Inserts.

For more information, visit SportKingsGum.com

Preliminary Checklist & Images:

1 Aikman, Troy Football
2 Andretti, Mario Motor Sports
3 Beamon, Bob Track
4 Bird, Larry Basketball
5 Brodeur, Martin Hockey
6 To Be Determined Baseball
7 Clemente, Roberto Baseball
8 Dorsett, Tony Football
9 Ferrigno, Lou Weightlifting
10 Carter, Don Bowling
11 Hamm, Mia Soccer
12 Heiden, Eric Speed Skating
13 Hellmuth, Phil Poker
14 Hogan, Hulk Wrestling
15 Holmes, Larry Boxing
16 Johnson, Magic Basketball
17 Kiraly, Karch Volleyball
18 Knievel, Evel Daredevil
19 Lemieux, Mario Hockey
20 Leonard, Sugar Ray Boxing
21 Louganis, Greg Diving
22 Mansell, Nigel Motor Sports
23 Marciano, Rocky Boxing
24 Mattingly, Don Baseball
25 Musial, Stan Baseball
26 Richard, Maurice Hockey
27 Robinson, Jackie Baseball
28 To Be Determined Baseball
29 Roy, Patrick Hockey
30 Russell, Bill Basketball
31 Ryan, Nolan Baseball
32 To Be Determined Hockey
33 Schmidt, Milt Hockey
34 Seaver, Tom Baseball
35 Secretariat Horse Racing
36 Shoemaker, Willie Horse Racing
37 Spitz, Mark Swimming
38 To Be Determined Football
39 Stewart, Payne Golf
40 To Be Determined Skiing
41 Thomas, Thurman Football
42 Waltrip, Darrell Motor Sports
43 White, Reggie Football
44 Wilkins, Dominique Basketball
45 Williams, Ted Baseball
46 Wooden, John Basketball
47 Yastrzemski, Carl Baseball
48 Young, Steve Football
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Fifth Upper Deck SPx Baseball Redemption Revealed

Auto Date Friday, June 29th, 2007

Upper Deck has announced another Mystery Rookie Redemption card from 2007 SPX Baseball. Card #118 is Kevin Slowey of the Minnesota Twins

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  ??
  • #128  ??
  • #137  ??

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Topps Draft Autographs For Sale; Oden Sold-Out

Auto Date Friday, June 29th, 2007

GregOdenAutograph As announced earlier, autograph cards of the 4 Topps Exclusive rookies from the NBA draft went up for sale today on Topps.com.

The Greg Oden card which was limited to 50 and sold for $500, sold out almost immediately.  As of the time of this writing the other 3 are still available.  They are:

  • Yi JianLian (#’d to 100) – $200
  • Brandan Wright (#’d to 100) – $150
  • Nick Young (#’d to 100) – $100

A way for Topps to make a quick buck or $70,000 and recover part of their investment in these exclusive rookies.

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Babe Ruth 1/1 Autograph Card sells for 40k

Auto Date Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

The Upper Deck Premier Babe Ruth Autograph we profiled earlier has sold for $40,100 on eBay.

The card was pulled earlier this year by a New Jersey collector and the sale was handled through Beckett Select Media Auctions.

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Exclusive Signings Cause First Casualty

Auto Date Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The recent trend has been for the card companies to sign players to exclusive autograph and memorabilia card contracts.  Besides allowing the company to use the player’s image on marketing and promotional material, it prevents other card companies from including autographed and memorabilia cards in their product.

This year, Topps and Upper Deck have signed five of the likely top picks in the NBA draft.  These players are:

  1. Kevin Durant (Texas)
  2. Yi JianLian (China)
  3. Greg Oden (Ohio State)
  4. Brandan Wright (North Carolina)
  5. Nick Young (USC)

Now comes word that Press Pass has canceled 2007/08 Press Pass Basketball because of the shortage of top picks that would be available to include in their product.

Hopefully this trend does not continue in the future, or at least, players can still appear in draft pick sets in their pre-professional uniforms.

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