Archive for September, 2009

Inside 2009 Upper Deck Series One UD Predl products, the Upper Deck company released a nine-card insert set entitled: “Historic First Predictors.” Theses cards made nine bold predictions for 2009 and stated that if any of them came true during the course of the year that it would do “something big.” Well one of those cards was Chicago being named host city for the 2016 Summer Games, and on October 2nd, that might just happen. Check Upper Deck’s site for more on the Historic First Predictor cards.

Last week DPMsportcards brought you the story about the Blake Griffin signed Panini. Well the Ebay auction still has little less than a week to go and the bidding has reach $123.50, as of this writing. Well, now the video has been put on Youtube, so you can get the real story of “The Signed Panini”



Is this really a 1999 Upper Deck Piece of History 500 Home Run Club card of Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, and Willie Mays? Well, according to Beckett they believe it is, “It was a new one on us, too. We’d never even heard of it until recently, when it was brought to our attention by a prominent East Coast dealer and that there were at least four of these cards in existence.”

The card is copyrighted with a 1999 copyright and has that same 1999 Upper Deck A Piece of History design, but Upper Deck didn’t include mention of this card in any sales material or press announcements back then, but Upper Deck  officials have confirmed that the card is legitimate and Beckett Select is auctioning off one of just five known copies in existence. For more on this card, check out the story at Beckett.

GoodwinUD Goodwin Champions Retail Box

12 Packs – $19.99

Pack 1

BJ Upton, Paul Molitor, Chad Billingsley, Buffalo Bill (Mini)

Pack 2

Jason Giambi, Nolan Ryan, Rollie Fingers, David Ortiz

Pack 3

Jim Palmer, Adrian Gonzalez, Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang (Mini)

Pack 4

LeBron James,Jorge Posada,Chris Johnson, Ben Roethlisberger

Pack 5

Miguel Cabrera, Chad Reed, Al Kaline,Ryne Sandberg (Mini)

Pack 6

Ryne Sandberg,Adam Lind,Brooks Robinson,Kevin Durant (UD 20th)

Pack 7

Buffalo Bill Cody, Roy Oswalt, Kevin Garnett, Adrian Peterson (Mini)

Pack 8

Bucky Dent, Michael Beasley, Jeff Samardzija, Vladimir Guerrero

Pack 9

Carey Price, Kristi Yamaguchi, Todd Helton, Miguel Cabrera (Mini)

Pack 10

Joe DiMaggio, Chen-Ming Wang, Dice K, Lance Berkman (Black Mini)

Pack 11

Joey Votto, Grady Sizemore, Derrick Rose, LeBron James (Mini)

Pack 12

Alexander Ovechkin, Curtis Granderson, Carlton Fisk, Nick Markakis


For all you Blake Griffin fans, here’s something you must have and you can. It’s currently on Ebay as item #220485853324.

The seller puts it best, “I have acquired a grilled panini sandwich (turkey and cheese on flatbread), SIGNED on both halves BY BLAKE GRIFFIN.  When he signed the sandwich, he transferred his power into it, naturally.  One of the halves I have already eaten.  You can see video proof at my packstothepeople website on the internet.  The other half I have stored in a freezer.  You will be bidding on the half that was stored in the freezer.”


CovertFormer Chicago Bear and 1985 Champion Jim Covert will be appearing on October 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Au Sports in its new home located in the Village Crossing Mall 5629 W. Touhy Niles Ill 60714 Cost is $15 per item and additional $5 per inscription. Photographs, cards, mini helmets and footballs also available to purchase. If you have any questions please call 847-647-8311.


  • Dan Hampton – football – 9am – 12pm – Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Ctr Dr, Hammond, Indiana
  • Doug Buffone – football – 9am – 12pm – Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Ctr Dr, Hammond, Indiana
  • Ed O’Brandovich – football – 9am – 12pm – Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Ctr Dr, Hammond, Indiana
  • Mayo

    It’s been awhile since I’ve visited the old card shop, so while out the other day I decided to stop by and see what was new. Not to much, most the shelfs were empty, due to a “good” weekend. Which I guess is good overall, since that means some people might still be buying stuff.  So with not much to choose from I decide on 2 packs of 09 Upper Deck Football and a few packs of the 09-10 Bowman ’48 Basketball.  In the football packs I pulled a Chris “Beanie” Wells UD Rookie Jersey card, I thought that wasn’t to bad, then I moved onto the ’48 Bowman and pulled a O.J. Mayo Auto card. In all I realized I might have to stop in that old shop alittle more often.