Archive for the ‘Autograph’ Category

The Chicago Sports Spectacular in Rosemont, Illinois is always worth a trip, but this year if your a Indianapolis Colts fan, then you may want to clear your calendar for November 20th-21st. This show always has a big lineup of athletes that sign, and every once in awhile you may get a Colt here and there but this November 19-21st show there will be 14 Indianapolis Colts in town and signing, including some bigger names that you don’t see that often. Names, dates and times are below (Times are Central Time Zone) you’ll have to check the website by clicking here for pricing and ticket info.

Peyton Manning 12-2 Sat

Marvin Harrison 10:30-11:30 Sat

Brandon Stokely 10:30-11:30 Sat

Reggie Wayne 1:30-2:30 Sat

Dominic Rhodes 11-12 Sat

Gary Brackett 11:30-12:30 Sat

Antoine Bethea 1-2 Sat

Kelvin Hayden 12:30-1:30 Sat

Edgerrin James 12:30-1:30 Sun

Dwight Freeney 2-3 Sun

Robert Mathis 12:30-1:30 Sun

Jeff Saturday 1:30-2:30 Sun

Dallas Clark 1-2 Sun

Mike Doss 3-4 Sun

Topps has released its 2013 Allen & Ginter last week with surprises inside packs and inside the actually box. Which I like the idea, but once again also can give a black eye on the hobby. Make sure when you buy those boxes, that the top doesn’t have creases in it. The box I review here had a crease along the top of the box but was wrapped and couldn’t have been tampered with but might have been felt up like a pack at a retail store. Here’s a look at some of the pulls from my box of 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter.

A&G 2013

THE BREAKDOWN

PACKS PER BOX: 24

CARDS PER PACK: 8

SHORT PRINTS: 12

Walton, Price, Molina, McCutchen, Martin, Milone, Yount, Marcum, Brett, Garcia, Lemon, Fisk

MINI: 24

Base Mini (11) McCarthy, Meriweather, Fisk, Eovaldi, Lange, Barney, Pierzynski, Andrus, Ellis, Harper, Walton

Base Mini A&G Back (6) Segura, Jones Jr, Culpo, Rosario, Jose Fernandez, Haren

Base Mini Black Border (2) Jeter, Kershaw

Famous Finds Mini (1) King Tut’s Tomb

Inquiring Minds (2) Plato, Sun Tzu

Codes Ciphers & Cryptographs (1) The Voynich Manuscript

The First Americans (1) Sioux

INSERTS (24)

Civilizations Ages Past (3) Aztecs, Byzantine, Phoenicians

Martial Masters (3) Zulu, Romans, Knights

Palaces & Strongholds (3) Fort Knox, Gyeongbokgung, Potala Palace

One Little Corner (3) Pluto, Comet, Mars

Across the Years (12) Bruce, Altuve, Ripken Jr, Williams, Reggie Jackson, Gonzalez, Reyes, Musial, Killebrew, Cobb, Morgan, Cain

Auto (1) 

Avisail Garcia

Game Used (2)

Rafael Furcal, Matt Kemp

Chris Guzman has a love for collecting autographs, and it was one day while trying to get that sig he realized that he needed something to make him stand out from all those other autograph hounds. That’s when Chris did what he does best, “I decided to use my art talents and love of boxing to my advantage.”

Chris started painting portraits of famous boxers and celebrities onto the gloves, and then having the gloves autographed, making them a true one-of-a-kind Guzman Glove. Check out Guzman’s art here and watch his story on WGN.

Collector's Den

If your in the Indianapolis area in July you might want to swing over to Collectors Den in Castleton Square Mall. On July 16th former Purdue star and now Boston Celtic JaJuan Johnson will be signing free autographs. On July 26th, the “Hit King” will be in the house. Pete Rose will be signing from 6:30-8:30. For more info on tickets and details call 317-841-8472

I busted a box of 2011 Gypsy Queen a few weeks ago, and as most I was missing an auto. About two weeks ago I finally got around to sending in my box bottom and my info and today in the mail I received from Topps my missing auto…… Drum Roll Please……

Daniel Hudson