Saturday, September 29, 2012

Here Are The Prizes You Can Win In Our 2012 Panini America NFL Player Of The Day Promotion

End Of Contest Blowout Quiz - Use this link.

Make sure you read all of this post.  At the end I will have more ways to pick up bonus entries in our contest.

Those of you that have been reading my blog for a while know how I run my contests.  I enjoy what I call the “Early Adopter” period of my contests, the time before I even announce what prizes can be won.  That period is officially over and as usual, I will be selecting a special prize that can only be won by those of you that participated during that time and that is plenty of you.  But that field is about to get larger. Here are the prizes that I will be giving away thanks to Panini America and their 2012 NFL POD Promotion.
Let’s break down the prizes so you can start earning entries to win them.  I've put them into groups, one through five.  You can win multiple prizes, but only one from each group.  This will help

Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Box Break Recap and Review

Triple Threads remained relatively unchanged until last year when Topps added an additional hit per mini box.  2012 Topps Triple Threads Baseball includes a design change to the base set and parallels

Adam Greenberg And The Road To Completing His Dream Of One At Bat

I have been fortunate enough to amass a nice collection of autographed baseball cards.  Among those I prize the most are some of the cards you have seen already on this blog from Hall of Fame players like Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Duke Snider, Tom Seaver and Carlton Fisk.  But there is one autograph card that I haven’t shared with you that I prize just about as much as the cards I have mentioned.  It is not in mint condition, there’s a good size chip at the bottom the card. Until today, it had little monetary value.  The player on this card did not break any records, as a matter of fact his official MLB career stat line is 1 game played, 1 plate appearance, 0 at-bats with a 1.000 on-base percentage.  Here is the card I am talking about.
A 2004 Bowman’s Best First Year Autograph Card of Adam Greenberg. 

Before you shake your head in bewilderment as to why I include this card in a category filled with greats of the game, allow me to explain.  One of the main reasons I collect cards is to collect stories.  These little 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 pieces of cardboard help me chronicle players’ lives, both on the field and

Thursday, September 27, 2012

2012 Topps Prime Football and Complete Factory Sets Release Tomorrow, Baseball Update Series Releases October 3rd

October 3rd was set to be a big day for Topps trading cards with the release of 3 different products, 2 football and 1 baseball.  Topps has just called an audible, splitting the releases up by sport.  The street date for 2012 Topps Prime Football and 2012 Topps Football Complete Sets is now September 28, 2012. Update Series will street as planned next Wednesday, October 3rd.

The 10 pack, 4 hit, 2 auto and 2 relic, Topps Prime Football returns with its familiar tiered level cards and multi color sequential hits.  The Full Bleed Photography base set will feature 100 veterans and 50 rookies.  New inserts include Primetimers and Prime Rookies.

The 2012 Topps NFL Complete Factory Set comes with all base 440 cards and as a hobby exclusive, a 5-Card Pack of Numbered Orange Base Parallel Cards.

2012 Topps Baseball Update Series features a 330-card base set the covers this seasons traded players, Rookie call-ups, 2012 MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby selections, Record Breakers and the top 10 Rookie Debuts.  Gold Border cards make their first appearance this year and will cover every base card from Series 1, 2 and Update, sequentially numbered to 2012.  Be on the look out for Gold Hall of Fame Plaques Cards that feature golden replica of the plaques of 15 Hall of Famers embedded in the card, Blockbuster Autographs and relics that feature some of the biggest moves in Baseball, like Albert Pujols’ move to the Angels and Babe Ruth moving to the Yankees, and Presidential Predictor cards that will give you the opportunity to win one of 50 special Presidential Patch cards.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2012 13 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball Box Break Recap And Review

For 2011-12 Panini went old school, bringing back NBA Hoops with a fresh take on the classic inaugural 1989-90 set.  2012-13 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball comes into its own  it with refinements that transcend its young collectors entry point to become a serious set builders release that all collectors of  basketball cards should consider.

We classify 2012-13 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball as trading cards.  Each box contains 36 – 8 card packs with the promise of 2 autographs per box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

Monday, September 24, 2012

You Can Win One Of Three Panini NFLPOD Tshirts On Twitter Right Now

Previously we gave you a chance to gain some entries in our 2012 Panini America NFL Player of the Day promotion simply by following the main promotion on Twitter at @PaniniPOD  Besides gaining entries in our contest, one of the benefits you got was instant updates on contests being run directly by Panini.  Today they announced the winner of their first twitter contest.  The prize was this auto card of RG3, Robert Griffin III.

If you  have a Twitter account and want a chance at one of 3 T-Shirts that Panini is currently giving away and future opportunities to get in on their contests, make sure you are following @PaniniPOD then use this link, retweet and you are in.  It is that simple.  Good luck!

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Box Break Recap and Review

Bowman Platinum Baseball has been slightly reworked for 2012 and the minor tweets work quite well.  What carries over is the wide appeal to a variety of collectors, both hit seekers and set builders, all in a premium package. It remains a gold mine for “rainbow” PC collectors and the addition of die cuts, whole memorabilia redemptions from the Arizona Fall League and the continuation of Bowman Black autos makes 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball one of the better boxes of cards this year.

Bowman Platinum falls under our premium cards category.  Each box contains 20 packs with 5 cards per pack.  Each box delivers 2 Refractor On-Card Autographs and 1 Refractor Autographed Relic.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Results Of Our Week Three Contest Challenge Questions

This is shaping up to be a little bit of a weird week in fantasy football.  There we players with monster point totals and stud the way under performed.  In a twist on our version of fantasy football, instead of asking you who will rack up fantasy points, we asked questions related to who you would bench this week, Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons or Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans.   Here are the two challenge questions we posed.

1 - Who will have the LEAST total fantasy points for this week, Turner or Johnson?

2 - As a bonus question, how many total combined RUSHING year will Turner and Johnson accumulate?  If your answer is within 30 yards WITHOUT GOING OVER you get the bonus entry.

Everyone received one contest entry just for leaving a guess.

Those of you that selected Chris Johnson for question 1 were correct.  According to, Michael