The lost collector is doing a contest to coincide with the big east tournament. All you have to do is pick the winner of one of the closest conferences in college hoops, simple right?
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Topps today announced a contest to help promote their new five star football product. The contest basically revolves around people taking a photo with the card Topps announces, the first person to send this to Topps wins. The first of the prizes is amazing, an autographed helmet from the 2008 NFL Rookie Premiere, featuring the signatures of Matt Ryan, Matt Forte, Joe Flacco, Chris Johnson, Felix Jones, and Jonathan Stewart. I think it's a great idea, but honestly I would prefer it if Topps would do contests giving away these incredibly premium cards instead of contests using the cards. Hopefully this kind of promotion will be used to promote their less premium products coming out in 2011.
Friday, 18 February 2011
Although the future of the 2011 NFL is still very uncertain one thing that we do know will be happening is the NFL draft, which as usual will lead to a mad rush of football products on the market containing autographs from the hot new rookies. One of the first will be 2011 Press Pass Football, which will actually be released before the draft on March 23, 2011. Today Press Pass released a checklist of some of the rookies expected to be in the product. The checklist is not final, but already features the projected No.1 pick, Nick Fairley, and the last two Heisman trophy winners, Mark Ingram and Cam Newton
While the hoopla around Panini's gold cards has been enveloping the forums, so has the topic of sparkle variations of cards in Topps 2011 baseball. Today Topps released full checklist for the players who have a ''sparkle'' on a few of their cards. The ''sparkle'' cards are just another way Topps is commemorating it's 60th anniversary in this years set. Below is the full checklist including the card number.
Today Panini released a video of the first of their golden ticket cards from 2010 Playoff contenders being redeemed in person. The Mark Sanchez variation of the card was redeemed by Dallas-area collector Michael Keller yesterday. In the video Tracey Hackler (marketing manager for Panini America) also confirms that the Troy Aikman, and Brett Favre variations of the solid gold have also been redeemed, added to this are new listings for the Eli Manning and Chris Johnsons on eBay. The Eli Manning card being the only one with the fixed price, listed at $1,500. At time of writing the highest bid for the Aaoron Rodgers was at $2,025, with 3 and a half days left on the auction. Though the design on the cards may be reasonably simplistic, the idea of owning some of the first solid gold football cards appears to be driving the prices sky high. Below is the video post on Panini America's blog.