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Check out this 2010 Bowman Sterling Superfractor Autographed 1/1 Patch RC of Chiefs safety Eric Berry. Nice card right? Check out the autograph. OOPS!
— Get Some!!! (@sgtpillow) May 8, 2013
Cody Hodgson, former Vancouver Canuck first round pick has been dealt to the Buffalo Sabres. The 22 year old was the 10th overall pick in 2008. What this deal means for his cards is a little less exciting than you would expect. Buffalo fans like their cardboard but not as much as the Canucks so you should expect a dip in value from that. You can also expect a dip simply because his RC’s don’t depict him in a Sabres uniform(obviously). His Young Guns RC had been climbing steadily back to the $10-15 range after falling to about $7 for a month or so. The trade should bump them up a bit more. You should still expect an uptick despite the negative factors discussed as Hodgson will almost certainly be moving up from the third line with his new team. Prices will rise but I’m here to remind you to temper your expectations, even though that may be difficult when you see beauties like this:
Enforcer John Scott was dealt from the Blackhawks to the Rangers for a 4th round pick. While people loved watching Scott get into fights and tower over them (He is a giant), he pretty much sucked at every other facet of the game. Good move by Chicago although personally I’m disappointed that he and Ryan Reaves won’t get a rematch as soon as expected after the trade.
The Leafs made a big prospect pickup today getting 20 year old forward Carter Ashton, a 2009 first round pick. They dealth Keith Aulie who has underperformed and been outshined by Toronto rookie Jake Gardiner. Ashton currently has no NHL licensed RC’s because he has yet to play a game in the NHL. Whenever he does get a card, you can expect it to be pretty valuable. Meanwhile it may be time to pick up a few Aulie RC goodies as they are very low right now.
Andrei Kostitsyn, who previously was only holding value because he played for the Canadiens (his SPx Auto RC Jersey could consistently be purchased for $4-8), was dealt to the Predators today and they paid a fairly high price for the 27 year old giving up 2nd and 4th rounders. He will join his younger brother Sergei in Nashville. Nashville also picked up another forward and appear to be making a big push for results in this year’s postseason tourney.
Well these two geniuses who have since been suspended and made to pay fines are being smeared all over the net right now thanks to their dreadful decision making. QB Darron Thomas and CB Cliff Harris somehow were let off with a couple tickets despite their countless violations. They have since been reprimanded but not in the same manner I would be if I got pulled over smoking dope and going 118 MPH in a rental car on a suspended license. Oh to be a star NCAA athlete.
-One of the first known recipients of the Topps 60th Anniversary Diamond Giveaway Ring showed off his loot on the Beckett Message Boards. Overall most were not impressed given the difficulty involved in obtaining the ring.
|Stainless Steel with Cubic Zirconias….not awesome|
|Pedro Alvarez Game Used Gloves|
-Goodwin Champions released this week. Box busters went nuts searching for presidential paintings, bugs and big name autographs.
-Sport Royalty autographs in Goodwin are here and they are amazing!
-I am now also writing for FreedomCardboard.com which happens to be the best sports card forum on the internet. Pretty much 100% of their users are Adults and they pretty quickly get the annoying personalities and scammers out of the forum. I love it!
-UD Released pics of 2010-11 Ultimate Collection Hockey. It looks fantastic but I’m sure as always will have too high of a price point for the average collector to spring for a pack. Check it out here.
-Squirrels are awesome!
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-2011 Donruss Elite Football released and has been met with jeers all around getting an F- for design of this year’s rookie cards which has long been a the flagship of the product. Oh and for even more of a buzzkill on this product the Cam Newton 1/1 Black Elite Status has already been pulled. Get this card for the steal price of $3,000!
-Panini redeems itself revealing shots of their next big football release Absolute Memorabilia. Check out this year’s RPM Autographs! I love them. So clean looking.
-Rare MJ cards soar like Air Jordan at auction this week. No shortage of multi-thousand dollar cards.
|Photo by TonyH @FreedomCardboard|