Upper Deck includes 2 Rookie Cards of Hockey Player

Auto Date Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Upper Deck inadvertently issued 2 rookie cards of Minnesota Wild first round pick Benoit Pouliot in it’s 2006-07 Hot Prospects hockey set.

Upper Deck came to an agreement on a signature deal with Pouliot late in the process and added an autograph patch rookie card (#126) which is numbered to 599.  They forgot to pull his non-autographed card from the set (#163), which is numbered to 1,999.

Since both cards are part of the base set, they are both considered to be rookie cards.

Note: The card on the right is not from the Hot Prospect set.  It is a 2006-07 Upper Deck Young Guns #475

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Leon Washington "Birdie Card" Prices Settling Down

Auto Date Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

After increasing to prices upwards of $100-200, the Leon Washington “Birdie Card” which garnered national attention has started to settle in at a lower price.

In auctions which concluded on Tuesday night on eBay, the selling prices for 5 different cards in separate auctions closed at $39.88, $46.00, $50.00, $50.00 and $52.99 respectively.

You can see what the fuss is all about in our previous post.

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Controversial Leon Washington Bowman Card

Auto Date Thursday, November 16th, 2006

16.jpgA Bowman “Signs of the Future” autographed card of New York Jets rookie Leon Washington has created quite a stir.  The card shows Washington with his arms folded appearing to make an obscene gesture with both hands. Washington contends that he was making an ‘E’ with both hands to honor his hometown but that some fingers are hidden under his armpits. “All it is is that I’m from the East side of Jacksonville that’s my community,” Washington told The Associated Press.  “It looks funny, but maybe I should’ve taken the picture a different way.  That’s all it really is nothing more than that.”

As what usually happens when a card receives mainstream media coverage, the value has significantly increased in the last few days.  The card which would normally exchange hands on eBay for about $8-12 is currently selling for up to $100.  The price will probably settle down after the hype is over.

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