Topps Reveals Finest Redemption #5

Auto Date Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #5of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Pitcher Daisuke “Dice-K” Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox.

So far the five 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

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Topps Reveals 2007 Finest Baseball Rookie #4

Auto Date Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #4 of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Pitcher Ted Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants.

So far the four 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

 

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Michael Jordan Fleer Rookie Buyback Autograph Surfaces

Auto Date Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

When Upper Deck inserted autographed 1986-87 Michael Jordan Fleer Rookies in 2006-07 Fleer Basketball, nobody knew how many were being made available.  After four months, one card has surfaced on eBay and it appears that there are 23.

The card currently up for auction on eBay is numbered 20/23.  With 9 days still left until the end of the auction, the bidding is already up to $10,250.  It has a chance to become the most expensive ungraded basketball card ever.  The Lebron James 2003-04 Exquisite Collection rookie is currently valued at $13,000.

Link to Ebay Auction

 
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Topps Reveals 2007 Finest Baseball Rookie #3

Auto Date Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #3 of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Third Baseman Akinori Iwamura from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

So far the three announced redemptions are:

1) Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox
2) Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
3) Akinori Iwamura, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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Topps Reveals 2007 Finest Baseball Rookie #2

Auto Date Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Topps announced that rookie redemption card #2 of 10 from 2007 Topps Finest Baseball is Outfielder Elijah Dukes from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

So far the two announced redemptions are:

1) Hideki Okajima, Boston Red Sox
2) Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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Topps Reveals 2007 Finest Baseball Rookie #1

Auto Date Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

This years Topps Finest baseball had redemption cards for the first 10 cards of the set.  The only difference with everyday run-of-the-mill redemptions in other sets is that collectors do not know what player the card will show.  Collectors can turn in redemptions until August 15, 2007.

Topps has revealed that card #1 of the redemptions is pitcher Hideki Okajima of the Boston Red Sox.  The other 9 cards will be announced by Topps throughout the major league baseball season.

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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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The Rookie Card Debate

Auto Date Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

There are many different opinions as to what criteria should be used to determine what is a players rookie card.  Is it the first card ever issued for the player, the first card in a professional uniform or the first card by a major, licensed trading card company?

Take for example Mark McGwire, his 1985 Topps Olympic card is not considered a true rookie card and many of his cards issued in 1987 are.

A great discussion of this topic has been posted on the CardPricer.com blog.

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Football Rookie Card Series – Introduction

Auto Date Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

In an upcoming series of posts, I’m going to take a look at the different football rookie cards in each year starting with 1980.  Each year will be rated from 1-10.  The rating criteria will be quality of rookies, Hall of Fame or Hall of Fame potential of that year.  Once I reach 2006, I will rank my Top 5 Rookie Card crops of all time.

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Topps Announces MLB Rookie All-Star Team

Auto Date Monday, November 27th, 2006

Topps has announced the members of the 48th annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team.

The members are:

1B – Prince Fielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
2B – Dan Uggla (Florida Marlins)
3B – Ryan Zimmerman (Washington Nationals)
SS – Hanley Ramirez (Florida Marlins)
OF – Melky Cabrera (New York Yankees)
OF – Andre Ethier (Los Angeles Dodgers)
OF – Nick Markakis (Baltimore Orioles)
CA – Russell Martin (Los Angeles Dodgers)

PI – Justin Verlander (Detroit Lions)
PI – Francisco Liriano (Minnesota Twins)

The team is voted on by Major League managers and has been chosen since 1959.  There are 14 former selections who are now in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Their cards will be designated with a trophy on their card in Topps Series One.

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“Sleeper” Football Rookies for 2006

Auto Date Thursday, September 14th, 2006

16.jpgEveryone knows about the star football rookies this year: Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Matt Leinart, DeAngelo Williams and others, but there are some other rookies that have already had a positive impact on their team and may soon see an increased demand for their rookie cards.

Jerious Norwood – Drafted in the 3rd round by the Atlanta Falcons, he already is the backup to Warrick Dunn and will see extensive action this year.  In the preseason he led the Falcons and rushed for 215 yards on 30 carries.

Bruce Gradkowski – A 6th round pick of the Tampa Buccaneers, Gradkowski had an impressive preseason.  He completed 74% of his passes for 511 yards.  If Chris Simms continues to struggle like he did in the first game, Gradkowski may see action earlier than expected.

Marques Colston – With the trade of Donte Stallworth to the Eagles, this seventh round pick out of Holstra became a starter opposite Joe Horn for the New Orleans Saints.

Wali Lundy – Lundy was selected by the Houston Texans in the 6th round of the draft.  The injury to Domanick Davis thrust him into the spotlight and he was named the starter before game 1.

 

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