1/14/18

WIN $1000.00 at SPORTS CARDS PLUS - JUST PICK YOUR BOX FROM THE BEST CASES IN THE HOBBY AT THE LOWEST PRICE IN THE GALAXY


If you haven't been to Sports Cards Plus lately check out some of the great hits you missed below.  How about Ken's Donovan Mitchel 2017-18 Rookie Revolution Galactic above?  Yes, you seem to see the same guys pictured time after time.  These guys know a good thing when they see it, so take their lead and GO TO SPORTS CARDS PLUS, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory TODAY.

What?  Our LOW, LOW, low Prices and pulling a Super Hit are not enough reasons for going to Sports Cards Plus TODAY???  How about WINNING UP TO $1000.00 in Gift Certificates to Sports Cards Plus?  That's right, $1000.00.  Check this out:

--- Get a FREE Entry to our February 28th $500.00 Drawing matching the amount of your total purchase.  We keep pulling drawing tickets until we reach a total of $500.00.

--- BEST PULL from Jan 15th to Feb 28th (based on current eBay sales - Charlie has final decision) WINS $100.00.

--- First to pull a 2017-18 Absolute Encased Maroon Rookie parallel #d/7 WINS $100.00.

--- First to pull a Lonzo Ball 2017-18 Revolution RC (card #111) Galactic or Lava WINS $100.00.

--- First to pull a Ben Simmons 2016-17 Revolution RC (card #143) Galactic WINS $100.00.


No automatic alt text available.--- First to pull a 2017 Contenders Golden Ticket WINS $100.00. Yes, these are rare but we have had THREE Golden Tickets pulled in our store over the years.  Note: Must open your purchases in store in order to win the "Best Pull Contest" and "First to Pull Contests."




The Jrue Holliday is a Lava Flow #d/10 and Eric's Draymond Green below is a Galactic.


SP GAME USED with 4 AUTOs or MEMORABILIA and 2 HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE BASE CARDS/PARALLELS IS A GOOD REASON TO START COLLECTING HOCKEY


Arriving January 17th at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory is 2017-18 SP Game Used with six cards per box:
-- At least ONE Autograph or Premium Memorabilia
-- THREE additional Autographs or Memorabilia
-- TWO base cards or parallels with 85 veteran & legend base cards numbered to their jersey number, giving set collectors a unique challenge.


The following is from Beckett and written by Stephen Laroche
Whenever some collectors break open a box or pack and gets a memorabilia card, thoughts often race toward the story behind the swatch that sits in their hands. Sometimes, it is easy to discover that it was simply worn by the player in a photo shoot. The description could simply say that it was worn in a game. With 2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey, many of the cards are tied to actual NHL events. This gives a certain satisfaction of knowing the origin of the material embedded within.
2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey Brock Boeser Authentic RookiesThat is not to say that this edition of one of Upper Deck’s longest-running brands only offers up memorabilia cards when it is released January 17th. In fact, there is plenty to discover inside from extremely limited base cards and Rookie Cards along with lots of ink and parallels.

2017-18 SP GAME USED HOCKEY BASE SET AND PARALLELS

2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey Mitch Marner2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey delivers one of the most limited base sets of the season. Each veteran or legend base card is serial-numbered to the digits on the player’s jersey, which makes for some tough pulls. For example, Connor McDavid’s base card will be much easier to get than Patrik Laine since McDavid wears number 97 while Laine has 29 on the back of his sweater.
The base set has 85 veterans and retired players plus 100 Authentic Rookies.
When it comes to parallels, 2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey has a lot to track down. In fact, it will be easier to get parallels than the regular base cards in many cases. Some of the base cards and Authentic Rookies have an autographed variations. This is basically part of the regular print run with the last card for many players being signed. This means that the 34th card for Auston Matthews is signed or the 8th for Alex Ovechkin.
However, many cards also have a more plentiful Blue Autograph parallel (1:8 for Authentic Rookies, 1:10 for Base). The basic parallel rainbow for base cards begins with Orange Rainbow (varied numbering), and continues with Green Snow Storm (one-of-one). For Authentic Rookies, there are both Rainbow (/200 plus age) and Orange Rainbow (/100 plus draft year) along with the Green Snow Storm cards.
Several memorabilia parallels are also available for most cards. Vets and legends have Gold Jerseys (1:4) that have a patch parallel (varied numbering). These go along with Red Autograph Jerseys (1:20) and Spectrum Autograph Patch (varied numbering). The Authentic Rookies have a similar setup, but different odds or production numbers for Gold Jersey (/399), Gold Spectrum Patch (/49), and Red Autograph Jersey (1:15). They also have Red Spectrum Autograph Patch (/15) versions.

MEMORABILIA AND AUTOGRAPHS

Since it first arrived on the scene back in 2000-01, SP Game Used has managed to remain true to its intention to deliver big memorabilia hits and this edition aims to carry on that tradition.
2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey Banner Year Autographs Connor McDavidThe memorabilia and autograph hits scheduled for 2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey start with Banner Year, which takes pieces of the banners seen at various NHL events and puts them inside a card. Events slated for inclusion this season are the 2017 NHL All-Star Game (1:10), 2017 NHL Winter Classic (1:18), 2017 Stanley Cup Final (1:14), NHL Draft (1:9), 2017 NHL Stadium Series (1:18), and NHL Centennial Classic (1:14). Autograph parallels are also be available for all of these sets.
Some of those events also help make up some of the core memorabilia collections in this release. 2017 NHL All-Star Skills Fabrics (1:3) have Patches (/35), Duals (1:20), Dual Patches (/25), Quads (1:120), and Quad Patches (/10) to chase down. Both the Stadium Series and Centennial Classics memorabilia cards come at a 1:10 rate and their parallels are inserted at similar ratios as well (/35 Patch, 1:120 Quads, /10 Quad Patch).
Puck pieces are long-odds pulls in 2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey. These pieces are taken from the Stadium Series, Winter Classic, Heritage Classic, Stanley Cup Final, and All-Star Game. Each type is seeded at a 1:720 rate. A Goal Pucks collection (1:240) is also available.
Net Cords are another prime pull from this release. These offer up interesting swatsches you do not typically see in 
other Upper Deck products. Included are Net Cord card from the Centennial Classic (/
35), Heritage Classic (/35), Stadium Series (/35), All-Star Game (/35), and Stanley Cup Final (/25). All have a one-of-one Shield Logo parallel.
Draft Day Marks have been a popular feature in SP Game Used for quite a while. This season, both Rookies (/35 per letter) and Veterans (/10 per letter) are joined by 500 Goal Club Marks (/25). Game Gear (/6) is back and looks back on the NHL All-Star Skills event, Stadium Series, and Centennial Classic. Inked Sweaters return as well and are limited to varying quantities much like its patch parallel. Rookie Sweaters (/199) also have an Inked Patch edition that is limited to a very reasonable 49 copies. Frameworks (1:12) are back for a second straight year, too.
2017-18 SP Game Used Hockey Supreme Pads Carey Price

Rounding out the premium autograph and memorabilia hits are Supreme Patch (/15) cards. Parallel (also /15) include a big piece of stick, glove, skate or pad.

1/7/18

2017 LEAF VALIANT BASEBALL ARRIVES THIS WEEK WITH ROYCE LEWIS, BUBBA THOMPSON, MACKENZIE GORE, KYLE WRIGHT, BRENDAN MCKAY, CODY BELLINGER and RHYS HOSKINS BGS 10 BLACK LABEL AUTOGRAPHS

2017 Leaf Valiant Baseball ($104.95 per box) arrives this week at Sports Cards Plus following the enormously successful format of 2017 Leaf Valiant Football.  


Every box delivers 4 Autographs PLUS One Autographed Card graded BGS 9.5 or higher with possible BGS 10 Black Label Autographed Card.

In addition to base autographs, there are a few inserts as well that also have autographs. Power-hitting prospects are showcased in Moon Shots. Ticket to the Show cards are somewhat reminiscent of Rookie Ticket Autographs in Contenders, only done with a chromium spin. High Ceiling Autographs are also randomly inserted.

Colorful parallels run throughout 2017 Leaf Valiant Baseball.  As far as the checklist goes, there’s a mix of 2017 draft picks, international standouts, some players nearing the majors and a couple who have already made it. Like 2017 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball, Valiant has autographs from both Cody Bellinger and Rhys Hoskins.

Based on the checklist below, only 340 10-box cases of 2017 Leaf Valiant Baseball were produced.  Go to Sports Cards Plus to pick your box from The BEST CASES in The Hobby at The LOWEST Price in The Galaxy.
Base Autographs
70 cards.
Parallels:
• Blue – /35 (Bellinger /20)
• Orange – /25 (Bellinger /20)
• Purple – /15
• Yellow – /10
• Black – /5
• Printing Plates Black – 1/1 (no Bellinger)
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1 (no Bellinger)
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1 (no Bellinger)
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1 (no Bellinger)
• Red – 1/1
BA-AB1 Austin Beck /99
BA-AF1 Alex Faedo /99
BA-AG1 Andres Gimenez /99
BA-AH1 Adam Haseley /99
BA-AL1 Alex Lange /99
BA-AR1 Amed Rosario /99
BA-BH1 Blake Hunt /99
BA-BL1 Brendon Little /99
BA-BM1 Brendan McKay /99
BA-BM3 Bryan Mata /99
BA-BR1 Brent Rooker /99
BA-BT1 Bubba Thompson /99
BA-CB1 Cody Bellinger /99 – Redemption
BA-CB2 Coleman Brannen /99
BA-CS1 Christopher Seise /99
BA-CS2 Clarke Schmidt /99
BA-CW1 Colton Welker /99
BA-DA1 Domingo Acevedo /99
BA-DE1 Drew Ellis /99
BA-DLH D.L. Hall /99
BA-DW1 Drew Waters /99
BA-ER1 Edwin Rios /99
BA-FT1 Fernando Tatis Jr. /99
BA-FT2 Freddy Tarnok /99
BA-GC1 Griffin Canning /99
BA-GD1 Greg Deichmann /99
BA-GH1 Garrett Hampson /99
BA-GS1 Gavin Sheets /99
BA-GT1 Gleyber Torres /99
BA-HD1 Hagen Danner /99
BA-HR1 Heliot Ramos /99
BA-JA1 Jo Adell /99
BA-JBB J.B. Bukauskas /99
BA-JD1 Jeter Downs /99
BA-JK1 Jeren Kendall /99
BA-JN1 James Nelson /99
BA-JP1 Joe Perez /99
BA-KH1 Keston Hiura /99
BA-KM1 Kevin Maitan /99
BA-KW1 Kyle Wright /99
BA-LB1 Lewis Brinson /99
BA-LC1 Luis Campusano /99
BA-LE1 Luis Escobar /99
BA-LG1 Lourdes Gurriel /99
BA-LW1 Logan Warmoth /99
BA-MB1 Michel Baez /99
BA-MG1 MacKenzie Gore /99
BA-MJM MJ Melendez /99
BA-MK1 Mitch Keller /99
BA-MS1 Matt Sauer /99
BA-MV1 Mark Vientos /99
BA-NA1 Nick Allen /99
BA-NP1 Nate Pearson /99
BA-NP2 Nick Pratto /99
BA-NR1 Norge Ruiz /99
BA-PM1 Patrick Mazeika /99
BA-PS1 Pavin Smith /99
BA-RA1 Ronald Acuna /99
BA-RH1 Rhys Hoskins /99
BA-RL1 Royce Lewis /99
BA-RV1 Ryan Vilade /99
BA-SB1 Shane Baz /99
BA-SC1 Sam Carlson /99
BA-SL1 Shedric Long /99
BA-SR1 Seth Romero /99
BA-TC1 Trevor Clifton /99
BA-TH1 Tanner Houck /99
BA-TL1 Tristen Lutz /99
BA-TR1 Trevor Rogers /99
BA-VR1 Victor Robles /99

HIGH CEILING AUTOGRAPHS CHECKLIST

6 cards.
Parallels:
• Blue – /35
• Orange – /25
• Purple – /15
• Yellow – /10
• Black – /5
• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1
• Red – 1/1
HC-BT1 Bubba Thompson /99
HC-CS1 Christopher Seise /99
HC-HR1 Heliot Ramos /99
HC-KH1 Keston Hiura /99
HC-MG1 MacKenzie Gore /99
HC-RL1 Royce Lewis /99

MOON SHOTS CHECKLIST

7 cards.
Parallels:
• Blue – /35
• Orange – /25
• Purple – /15
• Yellow – /10
• Black – /5
• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1
• Red – 1/1
MS-AB1 Austin Beck /99
MS-BR1 Brent Rooker /99
MS-GD1 Greg Deichmann /99
MS-JA1 Jo Adell /99
MS-NP1 Nick Pratto /99
MS-PS1 Pavin Smith /99
MS-TL1 Tristen Lutz /99

TICKET TO THE SHOW CHECKLIST

5 cards.
Parallels:
• Blue – /35
• Orange – /25
• Purple – /15
• Yellow – /10
• Black – /5
• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1
• Red – 1/1
TS-AH1 Adam Haseley /99
TS-BM1 Brendan McKay /99
TS-JBB J.B. Bukauskas /99
TS-JK1 Jeren Kendall /99
TS-KW1 Kyle Wright /99

1/4/18

2017-18 REVOLUTION BASKETBALL STEPS UP ITS GAME WITH MORE DAZZLE, MORE ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS AND MORE COLLECTIBLE PARALLELS



A new Revolution is coming. Panini America’s parallel-powered basketball product with the futuristic, flashy surfaces and impressive autograph checklist returns for its third season on the market Friday, intent on satisfying those hardcore collectors who’ve made the product something of a cult classic in just two seasons. 2017-18 Revolution Basketball delivers an even more dazzling array of parallel chases, including the ultra-rare Galactic versions that fall roughly once per master case.
On average, each hobby box of 2017-18 Revolution Basketball (five cards per pack, eight packs per box, eight boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case) will deliver, on average, four Rookie Cards, two inserts and eight parallels. Each master case will deliver, on average, six on-card autographs from a star-studded checklist that includes the top rookies from the 2017 NBA Draft and NBA Super Stars such as Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and more. Some master cases will deliver a bonus seventh autograph.

So what are you waiting for?  Go to Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory TODAY and pick your box from the BEST CASES in The Hobby at The LOWEST Price in The Galaxy.


1/1/18

NEW & IMPROVED 2017-18 ABSOLUTE BASKETBALL DELIVERS MORE FOR YOUR BUCK AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS - First person to pull a Maroon #d/7 Base Rookie in Store WINS $100.00

HUGE improvements, more valuable hits and a design make-over give 2017-18 Absolute Memorabilia ($119.95) the Sports Cards Plus award for "Most Improved Basketball Product of 2017."

2017-18 Absolute Basketball delivers TWO Autographs instead of previous year's one auto.  Included this year are ON-CARD Hand Signed Autograph Cards.

New to 2017-18 Absolute Basketball is TWO Hard-Cased Uncirculated Base Cards (one RC and one Veteran) giving real value to its base cards.  While each encased Uncirculated Base Card is not serial numbered, there is a parallel version numbered to just 7 adding to the chase.
And, back are the ever-popular one per 10-box case ABSOLUTE GLASS CARDS.

Click HERE to see the eBay prices for the Uncirculated Base Cards.  Everyone knows at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory you pick your box from The BEST CASES in The Hobby at The LOWEST Price in The Galaxy.  And at Sports Cards Plus, YOU ALWAYS GET MORE.  First one to pull a Maroon #d/7 Base Rookie Card in our store WINS $100.00 at Sports Cards Plus.

12/30/17

2017 CONTENDERS NFL FOOTBALL CONTINUES ITS RUN ON FRIDAY AS ONE OF THE HOBBY'S FAVORITE AUTOGRAPHED RC


For almost two decades now, Panini America’s landmark Contenders Football brand has been a defining staple of every NFL season.  The Contenders brand, an ink-heavy institution whose pioneering Autograph Rookie Tickets long ago made Contenders Football the home of the autographed Rookie Card. All these years later, that home remains in impeccable condition as the brand prepares to host the highly anticipated 2017 edition.

Set to arrive at Sports Cards Plus on Friday, December 29th, 2017 Contenders Football once again will largely be defined by those Rookie Tickets and their robust arsenal of parallels featuring Playoff Tickets, Championship Tickets, Cracked Ice Tickets, Super Bowl Tickets and Printing Plates. On average, each hobby box of 2017 Contenders Football (five cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver five or six autographs (including one or two on-card), one parallel and 18 inserts.

The highlights of 2017 Contenders Football are many and include:
  • -- Autographs of top legends and veterans in key inserts such as Legendary Contenders Autographs, MVP Contenders Autographs, NFL Ink, Sophomore Contenders Autographs and the all-new Veteran Ticket Autographs.
  • -- Brand-staple insert sets such as Rookie of the Year Contenders, MVP Contenders, Legendary Contenders, Team Quads and Round Numbers, pairing top rookies selected in the same round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

  • -- The return of the hobby-only Golden and Silver Tickets.
  • The Draft Class Autographs chase features the season’s top rookies and paralleled by Gold (numbered to just 17) and Platinum 1/1 versions.

  • -- Legendary Contenders Autographs features some of the greatest NFL players from the past numbered to 49 or less.

  • -- MVP Contenders Autographs highlights 20 big-name candidates for the NFL MVP Award (numbered to 49 or less).

  • -- A 400-card base set that includes Season Tickets, Rookie Tickets, Rookie Ticket Variations, Veteran Ticket Autographs and Coaches Tickets. Look for Cracked Ice parallels numbered to 25 and Printing Plate 1/1s.

12/26/17

END OF YEAR INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE.....FREE PACKS......CONTESTS & PRIZES .....WIN $100.00......WIN $500.00


Sports Cards Plus is constantly looking for great buys so we can pass the savings on to our customers.  Well, we found a ton of great buys and our store is OVERLOADED with tons of inventory.  And due in this week is 16 cases of 2017 NFL Contenders Football, 7 cases of 2017-18 Absolute Basketball and 4 cases of 2017-18 Prizm Basketball.

Sports Cards Plus needs your help.  We need to reduce our inventory.......QUICK!  How???  I know.... Let's have a HUGE GIGANTIC Inventory Reduction SALE! And, at Sports Cards Plus, you always get more:

1. FREE Panini Promotional Pack with each Panini Box purchase ($69 or more)

2. FREE Topps Holiday Pack with each Topps Box purchase ($69 or more)

3. FREE Upper Deck Promotional Pack with each Upper Deck Hockey Box purchase.

4. FREE Entry to WIN (Dec 31st) a Magic Johnson Signed Basketball with each $100 purchase.

5. FREE Entry to WIN (Dec 31st) a Magic Johnson Signed 16" by 20" Photo with each $100 purchase.

6. FREE Entry to our February 28th $500.00 Drawing.

What?  You want more....  Here's more:
BEST PULL this week WINS $100.00 at Sports Cards Plus.
-----Best Pull based on current eBay sold prices (Charlie has final decision)
-----Packs and boxes MUST BE OPEN IN STORE to qualify.

Now check these prices:
.........................................................................Internet....Our Price
2017 Bowman's Best Baseball.......................$116.95...$108.95


2017-18 Prizm Retail Bskt (24 pks 1 Auto)...$124.95...$119.95
2017-18 Prizm Fast Break Bskt (1 Auto).........$129.95...$129
2017-18 Court Kings Bskt................................$73..........$64
2017-18 Totally Certified Bskt..........................$89.12.......CALL
2017-18 Ascension Bskt...................................$74.12.....$69.95
2017-18 Donruss Bskt......................................$59.12.....$59
2017-18 Hoops Bskt..........................................$69.12.....$69
2016-17 Select Bskt...........................................$109.95...$109
2016-17 Spectra Bskt........................................$159.12...$159
2016-17 Aficionado Bskt...................................$52.95.....$49.95
2016-17 Gold Standard Bskt.............................$94.12.....$94
2016-17 Grand Reserve Bskt............................$99.12.....$99

2017 Donruss Optic Football...........................$80..........$79.95
2017 NFL CONTENDERS Blaster FB.............$19.95.....$15.95
2017 Crown Royale Football...........................$39.95.....$34.95
2017 PRIZM Hobby FB....................................$125.12...$125
2017 PRIZM Blasters (6 Packs)......................$19.99.....$19.95
2017 ILLUSIONS FB........................................$124.12....$109.95
2017 Pheonix FB.............................................OUT.........$89
2017 Playoff FB...............................................$59.12......$59
2017 Preferred FB...........................................$187.........$159.95
2017 Certified Cuts FB....................................$89.12......$89
2017 Immaculate FB.......................................$307.12....$299.95
2017 FLAWLESS Collegiate FB...................$1249.12....$1215

2016 Clear Vision FB........................................OUT......$42.95
2016 Plates & Patches FB..............................$109.12....$109
2016 PRIZM Draft Football.............................$74.12......$72.95


2017 BOWMAN'S BEST Baseball.................$116.95....$108.95
2017 Bowman Chrome Baseball....................$109.12....$106.95
2017 Bowman Draft Jumbo Baseball.............$136.95....$134
2017 Boman Draft Super Jumbo....................$224.95....$224
2017 Panini Chronicles Baseball....................$82.12......$82
2017 Contenders Draft Baseball....................$87.12.......$87
2017 Donruss Optic Baseball.........................OUT...........$89.95
2017 Elite Extra Edition Baseball....................$94...........$94
2017 National Treasures Baseball..................$379.12....$379
2017 Allen & Ginter Baseball..........................$94.12......$94
2017 Topps Chrome Baseball.........................$129.12....$119.95
2017 Clearly Authentic Baseball.....................$58.12.......$54.95
2017 Topps Dynasty Baseball.........................$369.12....$369
2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball................$79.12.......$74.95
2016 Bowman Draft Baseball.........................$139.12.....$129.95