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Archive for January, 2008

2007 UD Exquisite Rookie Signature Wrapper Redemption

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

If you’ve been busting the new UD Exquisite Rookie Signature Baseball, dig out those old wrappers! Upper Deck has a new wrapper redemption program. Send in your opened foil wrappers for a chance to build your own dual 1/1 or quad 1/1!! Upper Deck will choose seven random winners a week for six weeks and the winners will get to choose almost any player from checklist and build their own dual or quad auto.
Sounds pretty sweet!

Here’s the address to send the wrappers:

The Upper Deck Company
Attn: Exquisite MLB Wrapper Redemption

5909 Sea Otter Place
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Here’s more info about the program from Upper Deck, including information about the product.

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Tristar Signa Cuts Football

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Typically, I try to stay away from some of the smaller card companies, but Tristar Signa Cuts caught my attention because supposedly you get a cut auto in each pack, of a Hall of Famer, Award Winner or Fan Favorite. The checklist actually looks pretty decent, with the big hit being a Jim Thorpe cut auto along with Vince Lombardi, Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and more.

After doing a little research however, I have to say STAY AWAY from this product.

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UD Dual Mystery Cuts Pics

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Here are some pictures of the UD Dual Mystery Cuts from Beckett:

Lucille Balle/Desi Arnaz
Ball/Arnaz Dual Mystery Cut

Robert Kennedy/Jimmy Hoffa
Kennedy/Hoffa Dual Mystery Cut

Babe Ruth/Roger Maris
Ruth/Maris Dual Mystery Cut

Sweet Cards! And Upper Deck’s new logo in action. The Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz actually looks best in terms of eye appeal, although I probably wouldn’t choose that card if I had the chance.

So far three cards have been redeemed: Babe Ruth/Roger Maris, John F. Kennedy/Jacqueline Onassis, and John F. Kennedy/Marilyn Monroe. I would have taken the Kennedy/Monroe if I had first choice.

Hideki Matsui Topps Sterling Jumbo Swatch

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Check out this beautiful jumbo swatch patch auto of Hideki Matsui. Its probably one of the nicest Yankees patches I have ever seen.

Matsui Jumbo Swatch 1
Get it now on eBay!

Unfortunately, when you find patches this nice on eBay your first thought is always that the patch is fake.

I am almost 100% sure this patch is authentic.
Here’s Why:

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Topps Sterling Box Breaks

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Here’s a list of the Topps Sterling Box Breaks on youtube:

bjhunpainting - 1, 2 , 3, 4
bjhunpainting’s eBay auctions including BIG HIT

jIsobe - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
jIsobe’s eBay auctions

chri5784 - 1 , 2
chri5784’s eBay auctions

TheBackstopDOTnet - 1, 2, 3, 4

Marcelbilak - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

maggettefan - 1, 2

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Donruss Americana Box Breaks

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

From what I’ve seen, Donruss Americana is pretty crappy… Lots of D-list celebrities. Basically, if you don’t get Bogart or Marilyn Monroe you won’t be happy.
This list of box breaks will be updated as I find more videos.

chri5784 - 1
chri5784’s eBay auctions

LetsGetCrackin - 1, 2

ncatcollectible - 1
ncatcollectible’s eBay auctions

mainlyrookies - 1
mainlyrookies eBay auctions

TheBackstopDOTnet - 1

emmitt22catch - 1

chiliwilly2 - 1