Filed under: Beckett Media, NHL, Topps | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Product, Topps Super Bowl XLV
By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor
Moments ago, via Twitter Topps announced its product nod to the Lombardi-lugging Green Bay Packers.
Celebrating the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory on cardboard, a limited 27-card set is available for sale on Shoptopps.com. Cheeseheads far and wide can expect the commemorative blister pack to ship on the week of Feb. 28.
Filed under: Beckett Media | Tags: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, PSA/DNA, Super Bowl XLV
By Chris Olds | Editor
Each and every game ball used in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday will be tagged with invisible ink to authenticate it as being used in game-play, announced PSA/DNA on Tuesday.
Roughly 120 balls will he used during the big game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they won’t be the only items authenticated — the pylons and the coin for the coin toss also will be marked.
“The DNA ink has an astronomical 1-in-33 trillion chance of being accurately reproduced by counterfeiters,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA/DNA. “Many of the game-used Super Bowl footballs are sold by the NFL through charity auctions. The PSA/DNA certification combats potential counterfeiting and helps assure future owners that each ball is genuine.”
The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company uses a synthetic DNA strand that can be seen only with a specific laser. This will be the 13th year that the company has authenticated Super Bowl balls, which also will include a letter of authenticity. For added protection, the letters will have codes that can be verified at PSADNA.com.
Filed under: NFL, Panini, Pro Sports | Tags: Green Bay Packers, high-end, Panini America, Panini Plates and Patches, Plates & Patches Football, Tim Tebow
By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor
Teasing collectors with a recently fast leak of 2010 Plates & Patches Football preview images, Panini America is building anticipation over next week’s launch.
As previously mentioned, the brand new Panini brand will carry a $150-per-pack price tag with high-end bells and whistles galore. Collectors willing to drop the coin can expect four hits in total: one prime-piece memorabilia autographed Rookie Card, two more autographs and either an autograph or a memorabilia card. Surely far from shabby, the other per-pack pulls (two base cards, one parallel and one insert) are designed to compel as well.
Until hobbyists can get their hands on the product, this growing collection of digital eye candy will have to do. Continue reading
Filed under: Beckett Media, NFL | Tags: 297 starts, Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers, ironman streak, Minnesota Vikings, nfl records
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Brett Favre’s consecutive games started streak ended on Monday night when the long-time veteran and future Hall of Famer was inactive for the first time in 297 games.
Favre has been a starting quarterback in the league since 1992, longer than some Minnesota Vikings fans have been alive.
Favre didn’t waste any time in promoting the streak.
There is an official signed football with “297 starts 1992-2010” already being sold on www.OfficialBrettFavre.com for $499.99.
Football’s Ironman hasn’t signed any of the footballs yet. This is only for a pre-sale and the item should be available in 30 days, according to the site.
Filed under: Free Stuff Friday, NFL, Panini | Tags: Donruss Elite, football, football cards, Free Stuff Friday, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Packers, Panini, Ryan Grant
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 — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.
Get the question(s) after the jump …
Filed under: Beckett Media, Man Crush, NFL | Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fred Biletnikoff, Green Bay Packers, Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald, Lynn Swann, Michael Irvin, NFL Trading Cards, Wild Card Weekend
Somehow misplaced amid the barrage of passes and points and made-for-SportsCenter moments that permeated last Sunday’s scintillating Cardinals-Packers Wild Card game was yet another spectacular postseason performance from Arizona wonder receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Overshadowed by his team’s record-setting 51-45 overtime win against the Packers (on a defensive touchdown, no less) was the continuation of Fitzgerald’s unparalleled postseason profuseness.
You’ll remember that the 6-3, 225-pound pass-catching freak captivated the country last season with what most consider, hands down, the greatest receiving postseason in NFL history, a bit of spiral-snaring nirvana that included 30 catches, 546 yards and seven touchdowns in four games.
Filed under: Beckett Media, College Football, Hall of Fame, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Topps, Upper Deck | Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide, Alabama football, Bart Starr, BCS, Bear Bryant, College Football, College football hall of fame, Crimson Tide, Dallas Cowboys, Don Hutson, football, football cards, Green Bay Packers, Heisman Trophy, Joe Namath, John Hannah, Mark Ingram, Mark Ingram Heisman Trophy, New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rose Bowl, SEC, SEC football
Alabama sophomore running back Mark Ingram became the first player in the storied history of Crimson Tide football to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York City.
One now has to ask … does that make him Alabama’s greatest player ever?
It’s an easy question to answer as the Crimson Tide’s list of past legends is lengthy. It includes 20 members of the College Football Hall of Fame and seven members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Yet none of those other Alabama Crimson Tide players ever won the Heisman.
While most football fans who live south of the Mason-Dixon Line in Southeastern Conference territory know precisely who the legends produced by Alabama are, let’s quickly recap them … and see if we can answer that question.