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Panini announced that collectors that purchase a VIP Package will receive a 10-card set of cards. This set will include
NBA Draft Picks #1 pick DeAndre Ayton from the Phoenix Suns, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III of the Sacramento Kings, Luka Doncic with the Dallas Mavs. Baseball will have Ozzie Albies of the Braves, Rhys Hopkins of the Phillies, Rafael Devers from the Red Sox and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels. The last three cards will be NFL players, Cleveland Browns #1 Pick Baker Mayfield, #2 Pick Saquon Barkley of the NY Giants and Sam Darnold of the NY Jets.

Topps will have a taste of home cooking in their VIP card set. The 5 cards will include current and former Cleveland Indian players and will be a flashback to the 1983 Topps regular issue. Featured in the set are Corey Kluber, Francisco Lindor. Bob Feller, Jim Thome, and Omar Vizquel.


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Remember you gotta look good when your roaming around The National and this year people at NSCC and Beckett have just the items for you. The National are offering four different T-shirts at $24.99 each – baseball, basketball, football and hockey can be ordered by clicking here 

Use the code CLEVELAND and get $5.00 off

The folks over at Beckett have Fat Packs Gear for sale. From July 9th to July 18th use the code fatpacks50 and receive 50% off on your order. Plus anyone who stops by the Beckett booth in a Fat Packs shirt will be entered into a giveaway. You must check in with Eric to be entered. FatPacks Gear can be purchased by clicking here. 

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The Box – 2017 Topps Heritage High Numbers

Bought From – Mejier

Packs Per Box – 8 Packs

Cards Per Pack – 9 cards

Price – $16.00

Notable Base – Cody Bellinger (RC), Ian Happ (RC),

Inserts – (6)

Combo Cards (1) – Bronx Belters (Sanchez & Judge)

Award Winners (1) – Ben Zobrist

Now & Then (1) –  Ryan Zimmerman

Discs (1) – Clayton Kershaw

Rookie Performers (1) – Orlando Arcia

Chrome (1) – Andrew Toles (346/999 )

Auto/Game Used – None

The Box – 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball

Bought From – Blowout Cards

Packs Per Box – 36

Cards Per Pack – 10

Price – $66.95

Notable Base – Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge

Complete Set – 34 cards Short – No Doubles

Inserts – (40)

Black (1) – Victor Martinez (3/67)

Gold (4) – Chris Taylor (587/2018), Scott Schebler (953/2018), Michael Brantley (1650/2018), Derek Detrich (336/2018)

Foil (4) – Vince Velasquez, Patrick Corbin, Mike Mahtook, Matt Olson

’83 (3) – Rafael Devers, Dillon Peters,  Shohei Ohtani,

’83 All-Star (6) – Pedro, Starling Marte, Justin Upton, Yadier Molina, Ozzie Smith, Jose Canseco,

’83 All-Star Black Border (1) – Mariano Rivera (139/299)

Long Ball Legends (4) – Jon Gray, Bryce Harper, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols

Walk-Offs (2) – Khris Davis, Tommy Pham

Throwback Jerseys (5) – Corey Kluber, Wil Myers, Mike Clevinger, Elvis Andrus, Travis Shaw

Glove work (3) – Addison Russell, Byron Buxton, Chris Taylor

Instant Impact (5) – Victor Robles, Buster Posey, Corey Seager, Ted Williams, Andruw Jones

Home Run Challenge (1) – Cody Bellinger

SP’s – (1) Sonny Gray

The Show 18 cards – (3)

Auto/Game Used – (2) Amir Garrett ’83 Auto, Jack Flaherty Jersey

The Box – 2017-18 Essentials Hanger Box

Bought From – Wal-Mart

Packs Per Box – 1

Cards Per Pack – 25

Price – $9.98

Notable Base – Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Rookie Cards – Lonzo Ball, Daniel Theis, Antonio Blakeney, Caleb Swanigan, Semi Ojeleye

Inserts – (6)

Green Parallels (2) – Joel Embiid, Eric Bledsoe

Legends (2) – Hakeem Olajuwon, Jerry West

Stars (2) – Paul George, Anthony Davis

Auto/Game Used – 0

The Box – 2018 Diamond Kings

Bought From – Early Fathers Day Gift

Packs Per Box – 6 + 1 Bonus 3 card Pack

Cards Per Pack –5

Price – FREE (Gift)

Notable Base – Andrew Benintendi, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Max Scherzer, Frank Thomas, Mickey Mantle, Aaron Judge

Rookie Cards – Luiz Gohara, JP Crawford, Max Fried, Greg Allen, Walker Buehler, Dominic Smith

Inserts – (9)

SP (2) – David Ortiz, Jackie Robinson

Name Var (0) –

Aurora (1) – Francisco Lindor

Artist’s Proof Gold (1) – Walker Buehler (RC) 54/99

Past and Present (1) – Gonzalez/Bellinger

Gallery of Stars (1) – Justin Turner

Portraits (1) – Ted Williams

Trophy Club (1) – Josh Donaldson

The 500 (1) – Frank Thomas

Bonus Pack – Max Fried (Red Artist Proof), Tony Lazzeri (Blue Border), Micky Mantle

Auto/Game Used – None


The Box – 2018 Diamond Kings

Bought From – Mejier

Packs Per Box – 6 + 1 Bonus 3 card Pack

Cards Per Pack –5

Price – $21.99

Notable Base – Chris Sale, Carl Erskine, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander

Rookie Cards – Dillon Peters, Nick Williams, Tomas Nido (SP), Lucas Sims, Anthony Banda, Tyler Wade, Luiz Gohara, JP Crawford

Inserts – (8)

SP (1) – Tomas Nido

Name Var (1) – The Sultan of Swat

Aurora (1) – Pujols

Past and Present (1) – Biggio/Altuve

Gallery of Stars (1) – Miguel Cabrera

Portraits (1) – Honus Wagner

Trophy Club (1) – Bryce Harper

The 500 (1) – Pujols

Bonus Pack – Carlos Carrea (Red Artist Proof), Joe DiMaggio (Blue Border), Micky Mantle

Auto/Game Used – None

Was able to check out one of the newer shows this last weekend, Da Region Sports Card & Collectibles Expo held at The Villa Cesare Hall in Schererville. It was the second Expo to be held there, the last one was back in March and show promoter and owner of Forever Young Sports Cards Mitch LaRock looks to bring the Expo back every few months.

There was a good amount of dealers, and I believe as this show continues that number will get even bigger. A few other perks for collectors, this show was free and still gave away some nice door prizes at the end of the day. It was also nice to have autograph guest Chris Zorich. He was signing items for $25. Not sure what the autograph show budget is but it be nice to keep bringing in Region stars to sign… Ron Kittle, Hal Morris, Glen Robinson III, etc…  Keep an eye out on our Indiana Card Show Schedule when we here of the next Expo we’ll post it.