MojoBreak Contest Winner Announced

I know this is a long time coming, but I’ve finally been able to sit down and randomize everyone for the promotion contest. The names have been entered, they have been jumbled and randomized, and a winner has been spit out.

The winner of these magnificent cards is no other than Sports Card Collectors!

A big congratulations goes out to Sports Card Collectors who receives a Ryan Bryoles Prestige rookie autograph and an Andrew Luck rookie card.

Make sure to check out for all of your group break needs and keep stopping by here for more contests and all the sports card information you need.

Redemption Thursday

Well in case you haven’t heard, my computer decided to take a crap on me. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t continue to provide some posts for you guys. It just means my posts won’t be completely as normal as usual, but that’s okay.

Anyway, today I received another redemption from Panini, this time from 2011 Panini Prime Signatures in which I reviewed awhile ago. This redemption wasn’t in there very long, which is always nice from the trading card companies. But the guy who signed the card probably doesn’t have much else to do…

2011 Prime Signatures Nathan Enderle Autograph #/49. Nathan who? Really, I have no idea who this guy is. Apparently the back of the card says he is a 5th round draft pick from the Bears. Panini boasts that he is accurate with a quick release and pocket presence. He was also hand picked by Mike Martz too, I guess.

Why he was late in returning autographs, we will never know. I believe he was what…3rd string? And his autograph coming as the sole hit from a $60 box is kinda sad. I mean, at least he isn’t a lineman or something. But still, that product was quite the gamble. At least Panini has some improvements set for this year’s version of the product.

Card of the Day: 2005-06 Upper Deck SP Game Used SIGnificance Dan Patrick Auto

With 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball released and some hot celebrity cards being pulled, like Kate Upton, it makes me ponder about the actual use of celebrities in sports card products.

For me, I know my opinion on the topic and stick with it. If you want celebrities in your products, they better be sports related. Having one set with a mix of celebrities is really as far as it goes before I want my head to explode. Allen & Ginter is it for me. However, having a related celebrity in other products isn’t terrible.

For instance, this Dan Patrick card is a great addition to the product because he is recognizable and directly relates to sports and the sport this card was inserted in, unlike Guy Fieri or boxers.

Dan Patrick not only was a great anchorman on SportsCenter, he is now a great radio host. Having his autograph would be an honor for any sports card collector or even fan and the card looks great.

Preview: 2011-12 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey

One of the favorites among hockey collectors is set to release tomorrow in 2011-12 Upper Deck SP Authentic hockey. Featuring some of the games best retired, veteran, and rookies in the league, SP Authentic always has quite the following amongst collectors. With an autograph heavy lineup for hits and the ever popular rookie patch autographs, it returns for hopefully another successful season.

While it is releasing late, Upper Deck has done their best to get the most content that it can in the product to make sure there are as little redemptions as possible. Speaking of hits, there should be about 3 autographs in your box. You will have a mix of Future Watch autographs, Sign of the Times, and Chirography autographed cards. Of course, the hottest are the rookie autos of players like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog.

Each box will contain 24 packs per box with 5 cards per pack. Some of the cool additions this year include Signature Stoppers featuring some of the best goalies in autographed form and Rookie Extended Series which showcases more of the first year players.

Other than that, it’s really your typical SP Authentic product from the past with this being the 15th installment of this product.

Hockey fans, make sure you hit the hobby stores on July 11, 2012, for your shot at this product. It looks like it has risen in price a bit around $110, but I’m sure that won’t matter to many hockey collectors.

Redemption Monday

Today was a good day at the Sports Card Blog household. It was a day that I’ve been waiting for for 3 months. 3 months is the time it took to put in this redemption and get the resulting card back in hand.

I’m excited because this is a guy who doesn’t sign too often and is a Hall of Famer, he won a NBA championship, and is one of the greatest big men to ever play the game. Plus, it’s a sweet die-cut card with an on-card autograph. Oh, and it’s numbered out of just 10 copies.

2011-12 Panini Preferred Panini’s Choice Hakeem Olajuwon Autograph #/10

Bam! Now that’s a pretty card if I don’t say so myself.