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Poll: The Sean Canfield Football Card Conundrum by Tracy Hackler

The New Orleans Saints parted ways with Oregon State rookie quarterback Sean Canfield earlier this week, cutting the seventh-round pick on Tuesday in the name of readying the final 53-man roster.

Canfield, it should be noted, finished his first career NFL training camp with three carries, minus-3 yards rushing and 135 different trading cards. In fact, it is Canfield’s two most recent releases – Rookie Cards in 2010 Topps and 2010 Panini Threads – that got us into a poll frame of mind.

Apparently, the 239th player taken in the 2010 NFL Draft was a mandatory checklist inclusion deep into the summer. How else to explain Topps giving Canfield a suspect airbrush job (he’s wearing a faux Saints uniform while throwing an Oregon State football) and Panini America settling for a backpacking-in-the-parking-lot picture?

So, we wanted to know what fellow football collectors thought about that.

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Official Super Bowl portrait lets Saints fans relive moment by Chris Olds

The Super Bowl has come and gone — but New Orleans Saints fans still can’t seem to get enough of their championship team’s memorabilia.

Here’s a piece that’s a little different than the typical sports cards, tribute magazines or autographed memorabilia that’s been hot for the last month or so since the Saints took out the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17.

It’s the official Super Bowl XLIV portrait by Tony Capparelli.

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Upper Deck Unveils New Saints Images by Tracy Hackler
February 18, 2010, 12:11 pm
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Upper Deck officials on Thursday unveiled the first images from the company’s March-releasing boxed-set tribute to the Super Bowl XLIV-champion New Orleans Saints.

“Never before in their 44-year history had the Saints made it to the Super Bowl, much less won the Super Bowl,” said UD Football Brand Manager Brandon Miller. “We’re just proud that Upper Deck is able to put together something special to commemorate the first-time achievement for the city of New Orleans and its rabid football fans.”

The 50-card boxed set incorporates several images from Super Bowl XLIV, including Tracy Porter’s game-clinching interception return touchdown in the fourth quarter and an MVP tribute to Drew Brees.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY — You have 15 chances to win big right now by Chris Olds

Free Stuff Friday is back once again and we’re pulling no punches this week with a Babe Ruth game-used bat card seen below and plenty more up for grabs.

Also among the offerings is a heavy amount of NBA cards from Panini America, which is busier than usual this weekend with the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas. What did Panini offer up for Beckett readers to win this week? Plenty … and so much we’ll have plenty more next week, too.

See the links to all of this week’s contests after the jump.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-12) Contest No. 6 — A New Orleans Saints game-used jersey/patch card lot (w/ Beckett Media Saints Super Bowl commemorative magazine) by Chris Olds

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

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.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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Upper Deck Honors Saints with Boxed Set by Tracy Hackler
February 10, 2010, 5:58 pm
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Upper Deck is honoring the Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints with a 51-card commemorative boxed set that includes 40 player cards, five Season Highlight cards, four Postseason Memorable Moments cards, one Super Bowl MVP card and one oversized 3 x 5 celebration card.

The sets — which incorporate postseason photography on some cards — are slated to arrive in early March.

Click here to order or for more information.

A sneak peek inside Beckett Media’s New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champions commemorative issue by Chris Olds

Now that the New Orleans Saints have won their first Super Bowl, Beckett Media will be working throughout the night to bring to you an 80-page full-color commemorative issue that highlights their run to a championship — a magazine that will arrive on newsstands later this week. (It also will be available by clicking here soon.)

Inside, fans will find more than a dozen pages devoted to Sunday night’s game — while each contest during the rest of the season gets full-spread display treatment. We’ll also examine the team’s most notable players and their football cards.

We have a behind-the-scenes video look at the proofs of the magazine as it’s still coming together and a quick sampling — excerpts from the magazine’s Meet The Stars section — after the jump.

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