Ebay Auction of The Week: MJ Game Used Auto card

In honor of Micheal Jordan’s Hall of Fame induction Friday, the Ebay Auction of the Week goes to a sweet Game-used autograph card hand numbered to 23. This card from 1998 UD features a nice patch and a beautiful on-card autograph along with the 5/23 hand numbered. Want to add this card to your collection? It will only take you over 1,000 George Washington’s. Hmm, what would you buy for 1,000 bucks. A basketball card or a 52 inch Flat Screen HD TV or anything else. This card is very nice though.

MJCongrats to Micheal for getting into Hall!

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Im a custom card expert!(kinda)

The past few days I’ve been looking though Bad Wax’s custom cards and I decided to try to make my own custom card. I knew absolutely nothing about making custom cards but luckily Bad Wax had a post on making custom cards so I used that. I went simple and used the 1979 Topps border that Bad Wax was using as and example and made my own Brandon Phillips custom retro card. ITs not amazingy good but I think i did an ok job for the first time making a custom card. Check it out let let me know what you think.

Brandon Phillips card

I’m gunna try to make more and show you them here.

Upper Deck Should Hire Me

WOWO!!! Upper Deck has announced that they have made a deal with Collegiate licensing to produce cards next year.  This is one of the suggestions I made  in a post on how Upper Deck might deal with losing their MLB license just a few days ago.  You can read the full story here.

Ebay Auction of the Week: huge,huge lot!

Ok, this is amazing. I was searching Ebay for and auction worthy of Auction of the Week and I came across this huge lot. There’s sooo much to describe here is how they list it on the auction. 

As of right now (3 days, 12 hours to go) this is going strong at 31 bids and 10,300 dollars. As cool as this lot is, it is a sad fact because what is going on is a large card shop is going out of business because of places like ebay, and dacardworld.  (Nothing against those places at all) 

All the pictures take a while to load, if you give it a some time to come up, its well worth the wait. And prepare to spend a good chunk of time looking at the amazing cards this out of business shop has to offer.

OVER 100 HALL OF FAME AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS!

25+ HIGH END 1/1’S

300,000+ SPORTS CARDS!

THOUSANDS OF VINTAGE CARDS AND ITEMS

RARE CUT AUTOGRAPHS / SIGNATURES

HUNDREDS OF GAME USED CARDS AND AUTOGRAPHS

VINTAGE MICKEY MANTLE CARDS

PRESIDENTIAL AUTOGRAPHS!

LOTS OF AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS

AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA WITH COA’S FROM PSA, GAI, JSA, STEINER OR UDA

15+ AUTHENTIC MICKEY MANTLE AUTOGRAPHS

10+ AUTHENTIC TED WILLIAMS & JOE DIMAGGIO AUTOGRAPHS

PLUS MANY OTHER GREAT AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS!

1/1: 25+!

Lot

lot 2 

This is truly the Ebay Auction of the Week.

2009 Topps Chrome Error card

I was looking through all the Topps Chrome auctions on ebay and was going to make a post about the popularity of 09 Topps Chrome and the value. Then I came across this error card of Will Venable(RC). The card has a sticker for the autograph of Venable, but there’s one problem, its not autographed! Im pretty sure this is the first reported error card in 2009 Topps Chrome so this is a pretty big deal(well at least I think it is).

If you go to ebay and type in 2009 Topps Chrome Error, you will find about 6 different auctions of error cards all from Will Venable. Topps really messed up on a Venable blue refactor that is missing its card number and autograph and is #’d to 199. This leaves me to wonder what other error cards will be pulled.

Venable Error NNO autograph

Venable Error autograph

The Future of Upper Deck:2010 Baseball

You have all heard of how Topps got the exclusive rights to MLB Licensed trading cards, now that most of the shock has worn off we’re wondering what is to become of Upper Deck baseball cards next year.  I’ve been researching different options that they could take.  Hopefully this will give you an idea of what might happen with UD baseball cards in 2010.

Oh, you’ve probably noticed that we have changed our theme, we needed a little extra room on the sides so we switched. Love it? Hate it? Let us know.

This is what I’ve thought up:

1) They might just take the Donruss route and produce unlicensed trading cards without major league logos.  Looking through ebay at listings of 2008 donruss threads, prime cuts, and so on, they have some decent looking cards (trying to go without MLB logos that is.)

Take a look at this Sandberg out of Threads, you can clearly see some of the logos, but i dont know, is it not considered showing if you cannot visibly make out the whole thing? Not Sure.

Or this Lou Gehrig, you can tell that the end of the lettering on the front of his jersey is there, but you cant make it out, and the classic NY Logo on his hat is either not visible from the angle, or it was photoshopped out.

 

2)They could try to get a license with college baseball and go like a Topps Magic for baseball and picture players in there college uni’s, but that would interfere with the players that came straight outta high school or immediately went to a minor league affiliate.  Plus, the colleges of baseball players aren’t known as well as football players in my opinion.

3) You might have heard A Cardboard Problem suggestion of topless cards. Hey, ya never know.

4) They could come out with a history set ala Topps American Heritage.

 

5)They could use action shots that flat out dont show the logo, like this 2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces card here:

6)They could come out with a set commemorating Major League Stadiums(once again I dont know if this is violating the whole logo thing or not)

Thats what all I’ve got, if i come up with more ideas, I will post them here. These are some ideas that could very likely show up in your pack of cards next year.

If you have any other ideas I did not mention, by all means tell us what it is in the comments.

Weird Ebay Card of the Day

I was browsing Ebay, and came across this Custom Art card of President Obama. The card features a 1955 Bowman design and the back of the card is blank and features the autograph of the painter.In this design, Obama is wearing and umpire cap modeling after the many umpire cards in 1955 Bowman. If your an avid Obama collector, or you are just a collector, this custom card will be a nice fit to your collection for right around 10 bucks.

So why am I calling it weird, because for one, I’m still wondering why there are this many Obama cards in the hobby. I know hes the first African-American President, but why all the cards.No, I’m not going to get into politics right now. The second reason, this card just looks weird with the umpires cap on. Of course, no disrespect to the painter as they did an excellent job.

Obama Weird card of the Day