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Topps Sterling Switcheroo!

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Here’s a really unfortunate pair of mixed up patches on some otherwise awesome 2007 Topps Sterling Jumbo Swatches. I’m guessing that the people at Topps who made these cards don’t know that much about baseball.

Chien-Ming Wang Jumbo Swatch ErrorTom Seaver Jumbo Swatch Error

Obviously, the Yankees/Mets patches got switched in the Chien-Ming Wang Jumbo Swatch #’d 6/10 and Tom Seaver Jumbo Swatch #8/10. Sorry I couldn’t get a clearer pic of the Wang (teehee). The Wang still ended up selling for $124.08, even though it has a Mets patch instead of the correct Yankees patch.

As far as letter patches go, this is one of my favorites

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Brodeur182 from the Bench turned up this “letter” patch. I’ve definitely never seen one of these before:

Apostrophe Patch

It ended up selling for $100.03!!! Now I’m not too familiar with Terry O’Reilly, but I’m pretty sure his other letter patches aren’t selling for that much. Must be lots of Irishmen wanting to spell out their last names that drove up the price.

Vintage Yankee Bat Barrel Cards

Friday, February 15th, 2008

One of my collecting goals for this year and beyond is to get my hands on a game used bat barrel card. Unfortunately for me, bat barrel cards are extremely rare and expensive, but they sure are pretty.

While searching for affordable examples on eBay, I turned up these awesome (and completely unaffordable) vintage Bat Barrels of two Yankee Legends.

Mickey Mantle Bat Barrel

Babe Ruth Bat Barrel

I don’t know what price the seller of the Mantle expects it end at, but he’s asking $265 for insurance and shipping…

Hillary MADNESS!

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

With the 2008 presidential election just around the corner, political cards are a huge theme in the early 2008 releases by Upper Deck and Topps. Topps has included presidential candidate cards in their 2008 Base Set, along with that Rudy Giuliani silliness. Upper Deck followed suit with their Presidential Predictors set in their 2008 Upper Deck Series I. These cards feature caricatures of the candidates done in the style of the Michael Buysner card.

However the Hillary Clinton Presidential Predictor card was kept out of packs because it was deemed to be offensive. Of course, a few of these cards have made it into packs, whether intentionally or accidentally, and they have set off bidding MADNESS on eBay. Click the pic to see the auction for the first of these Clinton cards to hit eBay and prepare to be floored.

Hillary Clinton Presidential Predictor

Why would anyone pay so much for such an UGLY card??!?! And what genius at Upper Deck thought that this card design would fly in the first place…. Unfortunately for the poor guy with the highest bid on the first Clinton, a few more have popped up on eBay, so who knows how scarce these really are.

If you are dying to get your Hillary fix, I recommend saving your dinero and bidding on this Clinton card by Topps instead:

2008 Topps Hillary Clinton Cut Auto

2007 National Treasures Cut Autos

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

I found this video by Donruss TV showing some of the Cut Autos from 2007 National Treasures Football. These are the big money cards from a super high-end product. Some of the subjects include Football Hall of Famers, Boxing Legends, former Presidents, and entertainers. Most of the lower numbered cards should sell for over $1,000 a pop.

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Here’s a list of the cards in the order that they were shown:

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Tricky Dick

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Check out this Richard Nixon Cut Auto from 2007 National Treasures Football.

Richard Nixon Cut Auto

Click to see the Auction.

This is a busy year for Nixon. He’ll also be featured on a Dual Cut Auto with John F. Kennedy in Topps Series II Baseball.

Nixon Kennedy Dual Cut Auto

Despite my obsession with Presidential Cut autos, I’ll be sitting on the sidelines for these auctions, unless the lottery ticket I bought today is winner…