Thursday, September 23, 2010

You Say You Want A Revolution

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Sure affect the relic cards of the future, adidas will announce today that every NBA team will change their uniforms to the "NBA Revolution 30."  Made of materials that are "30 percent lighter and dry twice as fast" they are supposed to be more comfortable for the players, made with less seems and most importantly to card collectors "switching front and back numbers from heavier, dense materials to breathable mesh."  Hmmmmmm... sounds to me like its the end of the Basketball patch card.

No more large pieces of embroidered material, no more textural feel.  Will this send the price of current patch cards up?

How do you feel about the change?  Leave us a comment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Contest Update, Final Set Books at Over $225

Entering phase 2 of our contest, you now have one more chance to win this set and it's simple.  You must be a VISIBLE, PUBLIC follower here of our blog AND you must leave a comment on this set under this post.  The deadline for submitting a comment is Monday, September 27th, 2010 by 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.   If you are following privately and I can't confirm you, it doesn't count.  If you leave a comment and do not follow our blog, it doesn't count.  If you leave a comment on this set under a different post, it doesn't count.  If you leave a foul language or objectionable comment, I will delete it and it wont count.  Got it?  Good!

 OK, here it is and it books for approximately $228.65.  I will go into further details about the set and the incidents that inspired  the set in later posts.  For now, here is a list of the cards that make up this set.

Johnny Evers                  1960 Fleer    
Bill Buckner                   1972 Topps
Carlton Fisk                    1974 Topps
Mookie Wilson               1981 Donruss Rookie Card
Dale Berra                      1985 Topps  Yogi & Dale Berra
Jose Canseco                  1986 Topps Traded Rookie Card
Bobby Meacham            1989 Upper Deck
Travis Fryman                1990 Bowman Rookie Card
Pete Stoyanovich            1990 Pro Set
Don Bebee                     1990 Pro Set
Bartman                          1993 Bartman, Issue #1, Bongo Comics
Alex Rodriguez              1994 Collector's Choice Rookie Card
Fred Merkle                    1994 Upper Deck The American Epic
Enrique Wilson               1997 Bowman
Mark Kotsay                   1997 Donruss Signature Autographs
Chris Nelson                   1997 Modesto A's Grandstand
Brandon Inge                  2000 Bowman Chrome
Willie Randolph  &
Chuck Knoblauch           2002 Upper Deck Yankee Dynasty Memorabilia
J D Drew                        2003 Hot Prospects of the Game Burrell/Drew Jerseys
Paul Lo Duca                  2003 Topps Autographs
Moises Alou                    2004 Sweet Spot Sweet Threads Patterson/Alou/Sosa
Joel Zumaya                   2004 Topps Chrome Traded    
Larry Walker                  2005 Donruss Impressions Materials /Bat
Torii Hunter                   2005 Fleer Authentix Game of the Week Ramirez/Hunter 114/140
Nick Masset                   2006 Topps 52
Louis Castillo                 2008 Allen & Ginter
DeSean Jackson             2008 Bowman Rookie Card
Jeff Kent                        2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Relics
Leon Lett                       2008 Topps Chrome
Derek Jeter                     2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection Ortiz/Youkilis/Giambi/Jeter
Eli Manning & 
David Tyree                   2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces
Johnny Evers                 2010 Topps 206 Mini
Milton Bradley              2010 Topps Allen & Ginter
Mark Teixeira                2010 Topps Legendary Lineage Mantle/Teixeira

Good luck to all and thanks for inspiring this set.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Contest Update

Phase one of the contest is closed.  Thank you for the great comments and fantastic response.  There will be one last chance to enter when the set is announced.