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2021 Super Bowl Prediction Contest
Monday, February 1, 2021
Posted by jaygross
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2021 Super Bowl Contest

The qualifying premium member who accurately predicts the winning team, final score, and MVP of the 2021 Super Bowl will win these signed cards of pro football Hall of Famers (Charlie Joiner, Tom Mack, Aeneas Williams, Dan Fouts, Ozzie Newsome, Larry Little).

Eligibility requirements:

1) You must have recorded at least 5 TTM successes over the past year in the SCN Request Tracking feature (posting date is between 1/31/2020-1/31/2021).

2) You must be a premium subscriber on 2/7/2021.


To enter, premium members can visit the contest thread on the message board and provide the following information:

Winning Team:
Score:
MVP:

Please only enter this information and nothing else, as all comments will be removed. Contest submissions will be open up until the morning of the big game.

In the event that multiple members enter the same winning information, we will only consider the first person to submit their prediction. So please check not to enter the same information as another member.

Once you make your picks, you will not be able to edit them.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Signed 1989 Perez-Steele Celebration Set
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Posted by jaygross
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Long time SCN member Kaneen recently posted on our message board that he completed the Perez-Steele "Celebration" Set.

Background on the set

The boxed presentation set was released in 1989 to "celebrate" the 50th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame. 3 of the included players passed away during the set's production (Bill Terry, Judy Johnson, Lefty Gomez), so only 41 of the 44 numbered HOF cards were possible to be signed. Those 41 possible signed cards are all pictured in the posts below, as well as the check list card signed by the artist, Dick Perez.

The design of these postcards was inspired by the 1887 W.S. Kimball & Co. Champions (N184) set. Measuring 3-1/2" by 5-1/2", the postcards present profile paintings of the inductees on the top two-thirds of the card fronts with smaller action paintings below them.

"By that time, we had already produced the Hall of Fame art postcards and we had started the Great Moments [postcards]," explained Perez. "And, of course, with the Hall of Fame art postcards, the majority of the inductees had died. With Great Moments, we had started creating postcards of a little over half of the past Hall of Famers and a few of the current Hall of Famers; and what we found out was that collectors were really interested in getting these signed. So we started shifting our emphasis to living Hall of Famers. With the Celebration set, we decided to create a set totally devoted to living Hall of Famers."

I would assume this set has certainly appreciated recently in value. I found that a few older auctions for the signed set:
  • Robert Edwards Auctions in 2016 sold for $1,440
  • Heritage Auctions (40 cards, without the Campanella) in 2019 sold for $1,320

    Here are the pictures

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    Looking back at one of my favorite successes - Terry Allen
    Monday, January 4, 2021
    Posted by jaygross
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    I really enjoy hearing stories from collectors finding elusive items whey have been wanting. Especially if they are big fans of the players that they are collecting. So I thought I would share one of my own.

    Terry Allen was a running back for 5 teams and played from 1991-2001. He wasn't the biggest guy, but he was a hard runner and averaged 4.0 yards per carry for his career. He made the Pro Bowl in 1996 with 1,300+ yards and a league leading 21 rushing TDs. He did also lead my Patriots in rushing in 1999.

    Besides being a fan of his, I really wanted to get his autograph for my 1993 Pro Line Portraits set (I am now 1 card away). I LOVE the pictures in this set, as the cards show guys in their interests outside of football (Terry is playing pool in his card). There were autographed versions of the cards inserted into packs for 27 of the 44 players in the set, but Terry was not one of those guys.

    I had tried writing to him with every team he was on after 1995 and at every address I could find, never getting a response.

    In 2003 I got a lead that he was trying a new path after the NFL and the below note is what I got back in 10 days:

    terry allen

    I am not sure what Terry is up to these days. Hopefully he is doing well and something that makes him happy. I saw he went back to Clemson to get his degree and that was doing a coaching internship with the Cardinals in 2018.

    He has been a decent signer over the years (50%+ success rate), but not in the past 1+ year.

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