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Sights and Sounds at the NFL Experience by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino |  Assistant Editor

As mentioned in the previous post, I countered a case of cabin fever by heading over to the Super Bowl XLV NFL Experience in downtown Dallas. Below is a video, featuring some of the sights and sounds from my stroll around the event.

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

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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

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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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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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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-5) Contest No. 13 — A Super Bowl game-used jersey card lot including Joe Namath (only 10 exist), Hines Ward, Donald Brown, Terry Bradshaw & Drew Brees by Chris Olds

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

We’re launching a dozen contests tonight — but look for a few more possibly on Friday afternoon — 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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War veterans can be found on countless cards from past by Chris Olds

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With Wednesday being Veterans Day, we figured it to be no better time than now to revisit some sports cards from the past that have obvious military ties.

While there have been countless examples in recent years with the influx of non-sports additions to sports card sets, perhaps no cards drew more support than those of former Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State football player Pat Tillman, who volunteered for military duty and died in Afghanistan in 2003.

His story sparked massive interest in what little football memorabilia he had — he appeared on just five football cards in 2001 — but there are countless other cards noting other veterans’ service.

All of them have a story. Here are a few …

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