Sell or Hold: 2012 Russell Wilson Patch/Auto Rookie

Well ladies and gentlemen, it is time for a brand new game called “Sell or Hold”!

This episode will take a look at one of the hottest young quarterbacks in the National Football League and a card of epic proportions! Well not totally epic as there are definitely some higher end cards out there, but it is a card that I have in my possession. Okay, basically I’m looking for cheap advice. But if it goes over well maybe I’ll do a few more of these when I have a wee bit of time.

SO! The question is… SELL OR HOLD!

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The finer details of the card: 2012 Panini Super Bowl Black Box Russell Wilson 3 Color Patch/Autograph #d/15.

What do you think? Someone offered to buy it off of me around the time of the release of this card, but he wanted a little below what I thought was the asking value.  I also decided to hold onto it due to Wilson’s success and the possibility of a long Seahawks run in the playoffs. Do I wait again to see how the Seahawks fare in getting to a Super Bowl? Do I sell it ahead of time?

Sports Card Blog Super Bowl Contest

The big game means big things on the big day. That includes a contest over here where we will be giving away some nice prizes to some lucky readers, including some rookie cards of some of the players highlighted in the game.

So we are doing our own version of Super Bowl Squares! Free to join. 25 spots are open. To join, just give me a number between 1 and 25. That will get you a random spot on the board and your chance to win some sweet prizes from us. One square per person, per household. Here are the prizes:

1st Quarter: Lot of Super Bowl and 2012 rookies (Kaepernick, Torrey Smith, Luck, RGIII, and more!) – Congrats to Waxtopia!

Halftime: Panini Player of the Day Sean Lee Autograph – Congrats to HockeyKazi!

3rd Quarter: Panini Black Christian Ponder GU Patch – Congrats to Jonathan T.!

Final Score: Every hit card (3 cards) from our review of 2012 Panini Limited football - Congrats to Tony E.!

All the squares have a random number assigned to them. Please post below in the comments area of which number you would like (1-25). After all 25 spots have been filled, the squares will be posted for all to see and where you sit.

Have fun and good luck!

09:08 PM PST: And we are full!

Winners please email me at sportscardblog (@) gmail (dot) com to claim your prizes. Please email from the same email address used when posting. Thank you!

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2012 Panini Prime Sigs and Super Bowl Black Boxes

In quite possibly one of the best online promotions ever run by a card company, Panini was offering a Super Bowl promotion where if you ordered any box over $60 in their online store, they would send you a special Super Bowl Black Box featuring a fantastic autograph checklist of former Super Bowl standouts and rookies from 2012. All cards were numbered to 25 or lower. All you had to do was purchase from them at the iCollectPanini store.

So I took the plunge. 2012 Panini Prime Signatures was one of the more underrated products of the season, probably due to the product pretty much not doing too well last year. This year was different, I knew that coming in not from the earlier box break, but even the preview showcased that. I bought two boxes at $60 each so I could get two Super Bowl Black Boxes.

But before we show you what we pulled in the Black Boxes…why not see our hits from Prime Signatures?

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 LaMichael James Auto/Patch! Only question is, why did he sign on the patch instead of on the card? One will never know.

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Hines Ward autograph! Two hits, two players who will have played in the Super Bowl, assuming LMJ gets in! Two boxes and I’m doing well. So on to those Super Bowl Black Boxes. Ready?

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Phil Simms #/25! Decent start. Not one of the names that I wanted, but a legend nonetheless. Lucky me, I went in for two so I got a second box.

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Fin. End. Right there. BAM! One of the best rookies of the season, patch autograph numbered to 15. Fantastico.

So yeah, definitely the best online promotion ever put forth by a card company. Good work Panini. Can we see something similar for the Stanley Cup Finals, please?

Epic Cards: 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Rookie Auto

This card is currently on eBay right before the big game on Sunday.

We may see brand new heights for the price of this card if Tom Brady and the Patriots win another Super Bowl. If not, expect a new price hike for Eli Manning rookie autographs.

Though many hate Tom Brady, this is the holy grail of cards of current NFL players. The card is beautiful too. On card autograph, great placement of the card information on the right, action photo of in game action with a plain color hue over the background that really makes Tom Brady stand out.

Who would of thought Tom Brady would be as good as he is and this card would become one of the priciest modern day football cards?

Semi-Preview: 2011 Topps Football (with new annoucement!)

2011 Topps football just got an upgrade.

In a hobby jumbo box there was going to be the standard 2 autographs and 1 relic per box, but they have upgraded it to feature 2 autographs and 1 rookie patch relic per box. Topps has seen the market and what consumers are wanting more of…and that is patches.

Collectors love patches. Even the one color patches usually bring out more joy then a 2 color regular jersey. A multi-color or multi-break patch brings out the same adjective every time it is pulled. Sick. Logo patches? Sick. Emblem patches? Sick. Now 2011 Topps football will bring you sickness in just about every box!

Topps has posted its announcement.

Now here’s the part where I get sick.

God I dislike Cam Newton. Not only did he do terribly unethical things in college that weren’t proven (but we all know he did them), he defeated my Ducks for the National Championship. Now the Ducks can’t even claim the championship when the title gets vacated.

At least the design is pleasing to the eyes, I just wish it wasn’t “Event Worn”. I need to cross out Cam Newton and put in someone better. How about Julius Thomas from Portland State University? The kid is from the school I graduated from in 2010 and will probably be the most productive NFL player from our university. Adam Hayward of my Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably holds that distinction. Okay, off those tangents…

Some of the new features of 2011 Topps football are rookie letter patches, on-patch autographs and Game Day jumbo relics and relic autographs. Also is a ton of new Super Bowl sets that may or may not blow your socks off, including redemptions for replica Super Bowl rings. 2011 Topps football looks to be loaded with interesting new sets for you to collect. This is looking like a fun product to bust.

Topps 2011 football is set to release July 28, 2011.