Archive for April, 2012

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

8 Packs – 6 Cards per pack – $19.99

Pack 1

Reggie Jackson, Gary Carter, Paul Molitor, Albert Pujols, Pedro Alvarez (Black Mini), Mike Stanton (Moonshots)

Pack 2

Jason Heyward, Victor Martinez, Mark Trumbo, Ian Kinsler, Ernie Banks (Straight Cut Mini), Derek Holland (Future Stars)

Pack 3

Sergio Santos, Brandon Phillips, Michael Pineda, Andrew McCutchen (Sliding Stars), Allen Craig (Mini), Joe DiMaggio (Hallmark Heroes)

Pack 4

Joe Mauer, Matt Moore, Mark Teixeira, Jon Lester, John Danks (Gypsy Queen Red Mini), Matt Kemp

Pack 5

Ivan Nova, Allen Craig, Marco Scutaro, Chris Sale, Matt Joyce (Mini), Babe Ruth (Moonshots)

Pack 6

Lonnie Chisenhall, JP Arencibia, Vance Worley, Guillermo Moscoso, Colby Lewis (Mini), Mike Stanton (Future Stars)

Pack 7

Tim Lincecum, Nolan Ryan, Curtis Granderson, Yogi Berra, Jayson Werth (Mini), Ty Cobb (Hallmark Heroes)

Pack 8

Carlos Santana, Desmond Jennings, Javier Vazquez, Ichiro, Weeks (Straight Cut Mini), Mike Napolii

Leaf Trading Cards has filed a lawsuit against soon to be No. 1 Pick Andrew Luck. This all started when the former Stanford QB’s attorney issued a cease and desist letter demanding that Leaf stop selling cards showing Luck when he played in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl because they infringed on Luck’s publicity rights, but as we know from other lawsuits like the Topps Buzz Aldrin’s moonwalk suit, Luck should have no luck in this one.  Leaf Trading Cards added in a statement that they were “disappointed that it was forced to submit this matter to the judicial system.”

For more on the story check out “Law of Cards” over at The Cardboard Connection.

Even with Peyton Manning packing his bags and heading out West, the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis still exists, and for one collector it’s a great place to donate some of those sport cards. As I was checking out Freedom Cardboard Message Board  I came along this post by Joe (Better known as Muskiesfan). Here it is below….
Hey folks. On March 20th, my wife and I went to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital to drop off some stuff for the children. We bought some stuffed animals and assorted toys, plus I took around 3,000 baseball and football cards. The nurses were impressed. They said that they knew the kids would love the cards and that no one has ever brought cards up for the kids before. So then the idea hit me. Why not run a card/toy drive on the boards and do a big donation for them.

 

They ask that the cards be newer, within the last 5 years or so. Any sport and team is fine. Some Colts and Pacers would be nice because they are local, but anything will do. If you would like to go to the Dollar Store and pick up a couple of toys for kids that may not be interested in cards, that’s fine. Here’s a wish list from the hospital if you would like to take a look at that as well: http://peytonmanning.stvincent.org/content.aspx?p=346
 
I am planning on doing a large donation. If you want to donate, I’ll give you my address and you can send the items. Once I get everything in, my wife and I will take everything up there. My wife will take pictures so that we can share some photos. They may not let us interact with the children directly, but I’ll definitely have some photos of everything being delivered to the hospital.
I only want to help the kids. I will not be taking a donation slip for a tax write-off. I am not trying to get any kind of personal gain.
If you would like to participate, contact me and I will send you my address.
If you do not want to ship anything, please, check with your local children’s hospital. See if they will accept card donations. When I lived in Florida, my local hospital would not accept sports cards. If your local hospital does and you would rather donate there, absolutely no problem. This is all about brightening these kids’ days.
Thanks, Joe
You can contact Joe by going to Freedom Cardboard and searching for Muskiesfan.