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Talkin’ bout Gary Coleman autographed cards by Chris Olds

Whatchu talkin’ bout, Willis?”

Those who grew up in the 1980s fondly remember the line that Gary Coleman aka “Arnold” would deliver to his brother on the NBC sitcom Diff’rent Strokes that ran from 1978 to 1986.

After Coleman died at age 42 on Friday afternoon in Provo, Utah, after suffering an aneurysm and falling into a coma, there will be plenty of people seeking out his autographs. It’s a natural reaction in the hobby for collectors or fans who put off tracking down a piece of memorabilia for something they remember so well.

Coleman appeared on just four certified autograph cards — all in the 2008 Donruss Americana II set. He signed a total of just 360 autographs spread over four cards —  Co-Stars Signature No. 18  with Todd Bridges (aka Willis), Private Signings No. 149, TV Stars Signature No. GC and TV Stars Signature Directors Cut.

The rarest card is the dual with Bridges, which is limited to just 50 cards. It’s also the most expensive at $60. The others typically sell for $20 to $30. The Cut signature also includes an inscription.

See images of the cards after the jump.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (3-5) Contest No. 3 — A Yunjin Kim (“Lost”) 2007 Donruss Americana autograph card by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

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.)

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-8) Contest No. 5 — A Humphrey Bogart Donruss Americana memorabilia card ***NOW CLOSED*** by Chris Olds

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We’re back with Free Stuff Friday — and it starts now.

We’re launching 10 contests tonight because we know it’s been a long wait for some of you guys, who can’t get enough of our weekly contests.

logoHow 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.)

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (12/18) Contest No. 6 — A William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy dual memorabilia card (only 25 exist) by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED Click here for the latest contest once you are done.

We’re  starting off Free Stuff Friday early this week with this item that can be yours right now

logoHow 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.)

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*** NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11/20) Contest No. 4 — A Burt Reynolds & John Travolta memorabilia card lot by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED.  Click here to see if the latest contests have been posted.

We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday with this item that can be yours right now

logoHow 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.)

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*** NOW CLOSED*** Free Stuff Friday: (noon) Contest No. 3 — Win this Quentin Richardson Exquisite Collection Limited Logos patch autograph by Chris Olds

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THIS ONE IS NOW CLOSED… A NEW ONE WILL LAUNCH VERY SOON…

This card can be yours as part of Free Stuff Friday right now.

logoHow can you win what you see above? 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 doesn’t 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.)

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Random card image of the day… by Chris Olds

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Just a random card image for a Sunday.

It’s 2007 Donruss Americana card No. 62.

Who’s Richard Kiel? Click here. Visit his official website here.