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Posted on October 31, 2008 – 3:38 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Philadelphia Phillies, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
A few hundred thousand fans helped the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate their second World Series title on Friday and Upper Deck is hoping a few of them will be interested in the commemorative box set.
Arriving in December, the set includes 50 cards of this year’s championship team — 25 player cards, 15 season highlight cards, nine postseason highlight cards and a card of World Series MVP Cole Hamels. In addition, an oversized (3.5×5 inches) commemorative team celebration card will be included in every set.
The sets retail for approximately $20 — about the price of a typical blaster box — and are routinely a popular way for (at least one team’s) fans to cap the baseball season.
Look for a piece on the Phillies’ championship team in the December/January issue (No. 40) of Beckett Baseball arriving in hobby shops soon.
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at email@example.com.
Posted on October 31, 2008 – 3:27 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | 2008 Leaf Rookies & Stars, football cards | Comments (0)
Here’s an advance look at what to expect in this year’s version of Leaf Rookies & Stars, which hits hobby shops on Nov. 12.
Posted on October 31, 2008 – 9:40 am | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Beckett Updates | | Comments (0)
If you happened to notice two baseball Hot Lists in the November issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, you’re not alone.
Click on the link below to see what you missed — a basketball Hot List.
Posted on October 31, 2008 – 9:32 am | Author: chrisolds
Non-Sports | Barack Obama, Cabbage Patch Kids, charity auctions, Sarah Palin | Comments (1)
Jakks Pacific created four custom Cabbage Patch Kids dolls — remember them? — as part of a charity fund-raiser on eBay.
The dolls, styled after four real-life people, were sold with all of the proceeds going to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The auctions ended today — Election Day — so that’s the only hint I’m giving you now (other than the box photo above). The bidding topped $36,000 for them all.
Who are the dolls of? Who won the election? If the box didn’t give it away, all four can be seen after the jump.
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Posted on October 29, 2008 – 2:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Hockey | 2008-09 UD Black, NHL, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
Upper Deck revealed the first group of rookie exchange cards from 2008-09 UD Black on Wednesday.
Each redemption card is good for an autographed Lettermen patch which is a letter in the player’s last name. The cards will be shipped beginning in March and can be found in two-card hobby packs of Black, which carry a suggested retail price of $125.
The first group is …
Posted on October 29, 2008 – 1:24 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Billy Crystal, New York Yankees, Topps, TRISTAR | Comments (0)
For me, one of the key moments when hitting a new card shop is finding the commons bin, the bargain bin.
It’s not that I’m looking for commons — it’s those bargains that matter, those cards that are more interesting than their lowly prices or those cards that just shouldn’t be there.
Sometimes, it’s just a card that has eluded me — something I have not yet seen.
Posted on October 29, 2008 – 10:01 am | Author: chrisolds
Non-Sports | Baywatch, Donruss Americana, Erika Eleniak | Comments (8)
The next Donruss Americana product arrives next year — can you name the former Baywatch actress shown here signing for the set?
FInd out the answer — after the jump.
Posted on October 28, 2008 – 11:41 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Ballpark Collection, MLB, Upper Deck | Comments (1)
Here is a list of short-printed cards in the 2008 Ballpark Collection baseball set as released by Upper Deck on Tuesday:
Posted on October 27, 2008 – 1:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2007 Donruss Elite, Joba Chamberlain, New York Yankees | Comments (2)
Did you happen to pull a redemption card for card No. 130 in the 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball set?
If so, you’ll be getting an autographed card of New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain in his Nebraska uniform.
Donruss will begin shipping the cards today, which were signed during a session in August. He also signed a small number of Nebraska Collegiate Patches.
Posted on October 27, 2008 – 12:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Eric Chavez, Jason Giambi, Jeremy Brown, Joe Blanton, Moneyball, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Scott Hatteberg, Tim Hudson | Comments (5)
Columbia Pictures recently signed a writer and director for a big-screen adaptation of the best-selling baseball book Moneyball, which explores the unorthodox scouting and business procedures of the small-market Oakland A’s and General Manager Billy Beane.
Who’s possibly in line to play Beane? Brad Pitt.
While I’m not buying that one, I’m no casting scout so I did the next best thing — I scoured the Internet for some mug shots (not the cards below) and went to myheritage.com and used its Celebrity Face Recognition software to cast the flick …