December 2012 Sports Card Releases

December is that holiday season and of course you are wanting to know what is coming out. Santa or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate this time of year only happens once, and you want sports cards. Well here are the newest releases coming out this month…

Baseball

2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball – December 19, 2012 – $280 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball – December 19, 2012 – $72 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

Basketball

2012/13 Panini Limited Basketball – December 14, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012/13 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball – December 19, 2012 – $160 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

Football

2012 Bowman Sterling Football – December 28, 2012 – $280 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football – December 12, 2012 – $155 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Black Football – December 19, 2012 – $200 at DACW – 9/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Strata Football – December 21, 2012 – $77 at DACW – 9.5/10

Topps Strata football is a new Topps product featuring acetate cards with built in patches and autographs. It also has a full base set but everyone will be looking at these cards to fit into their collections.

2012 Panini Crown Royale Football – December 21, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 8/10

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2012 Panini Limited Football – December 26, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 7/10

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Hockey

2012/13 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey – December 11, 2012 – $86 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012/13 In The Game History of Hockey – December 20, 2012 – $223 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

 

2011 Christmas Giveaway Winners Announced

Well ho, ho, ho, once again. It is time to announce our winners of the Christmas giveaway here on Sports Card Blog. With a large number of entrants and 6 possible winners (1 winning a Wheel O’ Awesome spin) there will be quite a bit of Christmas cheer to go around.

Here is an overview of the rules:

5 winners are chosen for the Yankee Swap. There are 5 prize lots out there labeled 1 through 5. Each item may only be stolen once, so tread carefully. If you steal an item, it is locked in as your prize. If you have an item stolen from you, you make the next pick. This continues until all 5 prize lots are spoken for.

Ready? Here are your participants…COME ON DOWN! Your name on the list is also the pick order and you can start making your picks immediately.

1. Nachos Grande (Lot #2)

2. Madison V. (Lot #3)

3. Card Hobbyist (Lot #4)

4. Dale McGarry (Lot #1)

5. Paulie3jobs (Lot #5 – LOCKED)

Wheel O’ Awesome Spin Prize Winner: CynicalBuddha

And here is the screen capture from the randomization after 3 randomizations:

You may start your picking immediately in the comments and I will edit the post with a picture of the prize chosen for others to make their decisions. So Nachos Grande, choose a lot #1-5. Emails will be sent out in a matter of minutes. I will create a video for your spin on the Wheel O’ Awesome, CynicalBuddha.

Lot #2: NachosGrande (Still able to be stolen!)

Lot #5: Paulie3jobs (LOCKED)

Lot #4: CardHobbyist (Still able to be stolen!)

Lot #1: Dale McGarry (Still able to be stolen!)

Lot #3: Madison V. (Concludes draft)

Santa Claus Is Here With a Christmas Giveaway!

Ho, ho, ho!

It’s the holiday season. (The holiday season.) And that means I am feeling extra generous. But you need to act quickly as my generosity will only last until Christmas Eve, before I turn back into a vile one, a Mr. Grinch.

I have a number of cards sitting here. I want to give them away to a few of my readers here. So here’s the details:

I’m going to randomly choose 5 people with the mighty randomizer. I am going to have 5 prizes. The first person will pick a number that corresponds to a certain prize. The next person will have the option of stealing that prize or picking a new prize. If you steal a prize, you are locked in to that prize and the person you stole from picks again. If you pick a new prize, that has the possibility of being stolen. Ever see that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to play “Yankee Swap” with the Secret Santa gifts? This is sort of the same thing.

So all you need to do is enter, right? Just post a comment on this post.

You want a bonus chance at getting a spot in this giveaway? Post a link to this contest in your blog and post another comment with the link to the post showing me you have done so. If you don’t have a blog, post it on Twitter while mentioning @SportsCardBlog or sign up for our email list (Sign up on right sidebar). You can link me to the Twitter post or let me know you have signed up for the email list and I’ll cross reference the email you use with the emails on my list. Maximum of 1 bonus entry.

Simple as that. The time for entries will close on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 9pm PST. There will be 5 winners with a bonus of a spin on the Wheel O’ Awesome to be randomized away. It could be you!

Oh, and all prizes will be autographs or game used cards. Just thought I would throw that in there.