Topps Announces 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Plans

Topps announces that it has created two special sets for the 2012 National Collector’s Convention in Baltimore, MD.  Both are available exclusively via redemption at the Topps Booth.


Topps has created an exclusive 25-card sequentially numbered 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel.  Collectors opening a full box of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball at the booth will receive the set.  The set will include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and more.  In addition, autographed versions of selected cards will be randomly inserted.


There is also a special 9-card 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini Card set featuring the hottest rookies in the NFL and MLB. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2012 Topps/Bowman MLB or NFL products can redeem their wrappers for one of nine NFL/MLB Rookies.  The subjects are:

  • Bryce Harper
  • Yu Darvish
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Andrew Luck
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Ryan Tannehill
  • Trent Richardson
  • Michael Floyd
  • Justin Blackmon

Watch Shane K. Open Up His NFL POD Prizes

Did you want to see what I was giving away with the NFL POD prizes and didn’t want to watch me show the items in the opening post about it?

Well Shane K. has posted what he won and posted it on video for all of us to see. Check out the prizes he won which included a football, a NFL POD Rookie Review set, and hand-made Panini pack by me, and the special surprise…a Panini Black Friday pack!

Check it out.

Thanks to Shane for posting this up on YouTube to promote the site and the fabulous NFL POD giveaway!

Have a Merry Christmas tomorrow everyone! I’ll have something posted for you tomorrow as well. Maybe a sweet Christmas present or two from the lady in my life!

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.