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Stoudemire cards at all-time low while his game is at its best by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor | Commentary

After last night’s New York Knicks game, the home fans chanted “MVP” for Amar’e Stoudemire. While it’s definitely premature just 22 games into the season, over the last couple of weeks, Stoudemire has been the player New York hoped to get when it signed him this offseason.

The Knicks are 11-1 over their last 12 games and Stoudemire is averaging 29.8 points a game in that span. Over the last six, he’s bumped that up 34.1 points a game.

But Stoudemire was relatively forgotten about this offseason. He was a restricted free agent and signed on the first day teams were allowed to make an announcement. There was no flashy news conference or ESPN special with the entire industry hanging on his words. Stoudemire was overshadowed with Lebron James as he took his talents to South Beach.

Even as the season started, media followed everything happening in Miami through its current 14-8 record.

Now it’s Stoudemire’s time to shine and to get his card prices out of the gutter.

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FREE STUFF FRIDAY (7-23) — Win Cop Out and more in this week’s contests by Chris Olds

Free Stuff Friday — our tradition that gets cool stuff into readers’ hands just for answering card-related trivia from — is back.

Here’s the lineup of contests for this week, which includes Brooklyn Decker, Sports Illustrated, Derek Jeter, Major League Lacrosse, some NBA talent and even some Bruce Willis DVDs.

Enter the contests at the links below.

No. 1 — An Uncirculated copy of the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — Brooklyn Decker on cover (only 40 exist)

No. 2 — An Uncirculated Derek Jeter Sports Illustrated issue (only 40 exist)

No. 3 — A 2010 Upper Deck Major League Lacrosse set

No. 4 — An Amar’e Stoudemire Leaf Limited game-used patch card (only 10 exist) & a Javale McGee autographed jersey card (only 99 exist)

No. 5 — A “CopOut” DVD (three winners)

***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-12) Contest No. 13 — An Amar’e Stoudemire 2009-10 Limited game-used patch card only 10 exist (courtesy of Panini America) by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and the portion courtesy of Panini starts now.

We’re launching several contests tonight and we’re starting off big because we know that plenty of you are fans of  Free Stuff Friday, our weekly contests that let you have a chance at landing cool stuff. What make them cooler? We’re running them all weekend.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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