Filed under: Beckett Media, NFL, Topps | Tags: 2010 Topps Prime, One Retail Pack, Super Bowl XLV, Topps Prime Football
With temperatures finally reaching the 30s and some direct sun, the winter storm that tried to stop Super Bowl XLV is finally melting. Remedying a case of cabin fever yesterday, I managed to drive over to a nearby retail establishment to pick up some necessities (and a pack of 2010 Topps Prime Football, of course).
Last night, I opted for some take-out Chinese food and saved the pack for this morning’s video.
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: Beckett Media, NFL, Topps | Tags: 2011 NFL Experience, Dez Bryant, NFL Experience, Super Bowl Exclusives, Super Bowl XLV, Topps, Wrapper Redemption Program
By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor
The entire city of Dallas is buckling down for a swarm of Super Bowl guests and a flock of football fandom. Barreling at the head of the herd, Topps officials are arriving with a bag of hobby exclusives.
Starting today, the out-of-town manufacturer is setting up shop at the NFL Experience. Through Sunday, Feb. 6, attendees to stop by the Topps booth for free sample cards, prizes and other interactive festivities. Continue reading