February 2012 Blog Posts (4)

2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball – the Autographs in One Box

Even though the year in the title of the product is 2011, it seems fitting that the release of this highly anticipated offering coincided with the beginning of Spring Training 2012! After all, Panini stayed with a strong prospect focus in their second Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) licensed baseball card release, and it is in Spring Training where those prospects get to show off and set their course for the coming season.…


Added by Larry Pauley on February 27, 2012 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

2012 Just Minors Mystery Gamers Case Break

One of our favorite companies/suppliers around MLB Memories is the group at Just Minors. Their name can be a bit misleading (even though it harkens back to how they started as producers of some great minor league baseball card sets) because they deal with much more than just minors.

Back in 2008 the company entered into a unique license agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association (also known as the Players Union). The license agreement covered all their packaged… Continue

Added by Larry Pauley on February 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A quick box break of 2012 Topps Series 1 "Cereal" box from Target

Being laid up with the flu and feeling disgusting has not left me much time for enjoying the new season of Topps flagship product. In fact, our shop sold out of Jumbo boxes before I ever got to rip through one! Ah well, such is the life of a ball card dealer with a stomach virus!

However, I do have the best wife in the world (okay, some may want to argue so we will call it a multi-way tie), and she picked me up some goodies at our local Target. I always enjoy ripping some specialty… Continue

Added by Larry Pauley on February 6, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

NFL Experience exposes the masses to collecting

Collectors and dealers often talk about 'the hobby'.  While it's a convenient and distinguishable name among those who are in the industry, to outsiders it doesn't mean much.  We sometimes forget there is a huge audience of sports fans out there who think this stuff is pretty cool.  They'd like to collect, but aren't sure how.  That's why events like the NFL Experience are so important.…


Added by Rich Mueller on February 4, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments




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