6/4/17

2017 PANINI STARS & STRIPES BASEBALL HAS HUNTER GREENE (projected first draft pick) FIRST AUTO PATCH RC, FORREST WHITLEY, JAKE BURGER PLUS KEN GRIFFEY JR & MARK MCGWIRE AUTOGRAPHS


2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball ($59.95 per box plus 1 FREE Panini Pack) delivers 5 or 6 autographs per box of future MLB Draft Picks and past Team USA greats such as Ken Griffey JR and Mark McGwire.  CLICK HERE to see the possibilities.  With six hits (at least 5 Autos) per box, 2017 Stars & Stripes is a fun to bust product with some really great cards.

High school senior, Hunter Green is the projected first pick in the 2017 MLB Draft (CLICK HERE).  Greene entered the spring as the top talent in this Draft class. He's done nothing but cement that spot on Draft boards, making him a serious contender to be the top pick in the Draft and becoming the first high school right-handed pitcher to do so.
Greene is also a talented hitter and infielder -- he would be a first-rounder as a position player as well -- but it's become clear his future is on the mound. It all starts with a plus plus fastball that has touched triple digits consistently this year. Greene will regularly be 97-101 mph early in starts and then settle into sitting in the 95-98 mph range, and he does it without a ton of effort. He'll throw two breaking balls, and they'll run into each other occasionally, with some thinking he'll focus on a slider in the future, with a chance for that secondary pitch to be at least Major League average. He doesn't need to throw his changeup much, but he'll mix in some good ones in every start. He is always around the strike zone and rarely walks batters, especially impressive given how hard he throws.
Greene is committed to UCLA for college, but all signs point to him going off the board close to the very top of the Draft. Someone eventually has to break the streak for high school right-handers with the No. 1 pick. Greene, with his high-octane stuff and tremendous athleticism, is as good a bet as any.


FREE PANINI FATHER'S DAY PACKS, BLACK FRIDAY PACKS, NATIONAL CONVENTION SILVER PACKS, PANINI DAY BASKETBALL PACKS at Sports Cards Plus


Everyone knows at Sports Cards Plus, you pick your box from The BEST CASES in The Hobby at The LOWEST Price in The Galaxy.  And at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory, you ALWAYS GET MORE!

2017 Panini Father's Day Packs arrive Friday, June 18th at your favorite hobby shop.  But at Sports Cards Plus, you don't have to wait to get FREE PANINI PACKS!  Starting on Monday, get your choice of a ONE FREE 2016 Panini Father's Day Pack, 2016 Panini Black Friday Pack, or Panini 2016 National Convention Silver Pack with every Panini America box you buy at Sports Cards Plus.


What? You want more?  At Sports Cards Plus you always get more.  Every box of 2016-17 Prestige Basketball, Aficionado Basketball and Threads Basketball gets you TWO FREE Panini Day Basketball Packs!

Wait!  There's MORE!  Your every purchase at Sports Cards Plus gets you a FREE Entry (matching the total amount of your purchase) to our June 31st $500.00 DRAWING.  We keep pulling entries until we reach a total of $500.00.



2017 TOPPS FINEST BASEBALL (call for Best Price in The Galaxy) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS

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By Ryan Cracknell | Beckett Hobby Editor
2017 Topps Finest Baseball arrives Wednesday at Sports Cards Plus (call for Best Price in The Galaxywith the brand go back to being a hobby-only product. As with the past, the designs are bright, the colors are many and autographs are a major focus in 2017 Topps Finest Baseball.

BASE SET

2017 Topps Finest Baseball BaseRookies and veterans are both featured in the 2017 Topps Finest Baseball main set. The checklist includes a total of 125 players. The final 25 are short prints.
Parallels come in the form of Refractors. In addition to basic Refractors, colors come in Purple, Blue, Green, Gold, Orange (/25), Red (/5) and Superfractor (1/1).


AUTOGRAPHS

2017 Topps Finest Baseball Finest AutographsEvery 12-pack box (two six-pack mini boxes) of 2017 Topps Finest Baseball includes a pair of autographs. All signatures are on-card.
Finest Autographs hone in on current players, both rookies and veterans. Finest Firsts Autographs are similar in design except the checklist consists entirely of 2017 rookies.
Numbered Refractor parallels for both come in Blue, Green, Gold, Blue Wave, Red Wave, Orange (/25), Red (/5) and Superfractor (1/1). The Blue Wave and Red Wave versions are new to 2017. Used in the past in Bowman Chrome, Wave Refractors have a patterned background.
Finest Finishes Autographs highlight big finishes from baseball’s history. These are inserted as a case hit. Parallels include Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).
Original Topps Finest cards from the past have been signed and inserted as Finest Originals Autographs.

INSERTS

2017 Topps Finest Baseball 1994-95 Finest BasketballSome of the inserts in 2017 Topps Finest Baseball cross over into basketball. No, Topps hasn’t landed an NBA license. Rather, the 1994-95 Finest Basketball design has been applied to current and retired baseball stars.
Finest Breakthroughs use a bold design to spotlight young players.
2017 Topps Finest Baseball Break Throughs
Finest Firsts isn’t just an autograph insert. There’s a basic version as well, also highlighting rookies.
All three of these insert sets have Orange Refractor (/25), Red Refractor (/5) and Superfractor (1/1) parallels. 1994-95 Finest Basketball and Finest Breakthroughs have limited numbers of autographed versions as well.
After highlighting Derek Jeter and Ken Griffey Jr. over the past couple of years, Finest Careers Die-Cut inserts shift to the recently retired David Ortiz. These fall two per case. Refractor versions come in Orange (/25), Red (/5) and Superfractor (1/1). A small amount of autographs have also been inserted.

6/1/17

SAN ANTONIO'S LARGEST SELECTION OF AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS MEMORABILIA is at Sports Cards Plus


Everyone knows at Sports Cards Plus, you always pick your favorite box of sports cards from The BEST CASES in The Hobby at The LOWEST Price in The Galaxy (all of Texas).  Sports Cards Plus also has the largest selection of authenticated (JSA, PSA/DNA, Upper Deck Authenticated, Beckett Authenticated, Steiner Sports) in all of Texas.










LEROY NEIMAN AUTOGRAPH ARTIST PROOF SERIGRAPHS - MICHAEL JORDAN SHAQ JERRY RICE AND KHEMOSABI FOR SALE AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS



LeRoy Neiman (June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events.


Neiman worked in oil, enamel, watercolor, pencil drawings, pastels, serigraphy and some lithographs and etching. Neiman is listed in Art Collector's Almanac, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World. He was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists. His works have been displayed in museums, sold at auctions, and displayed in galleries and online distributors. He is considered by many to be the first major sports artist in the world. 
Neiman produced about six different serigraph subjects a year, generally priced from $3,000 to $6,000 each. Gross annual sales of new serigraphs alone top $10 million. Originals can sell for up to $500,000.

His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, Wadham College at Oxford and in museums and art galleries the world over, as well as in private and corporate collections.

Sports Cards Plus has acquired four LeRoy Neiman Serigraphs for sale.  The Michael Jordan Artist Proof Serigraph is 36" by 29.5" and is numbered 22/50.  All four are autographed by LeRoy Neiman.  One is an Artist Proof Serigraph #d/50 signed by Jerry Rice and another is signed by Shaquille O'Neal.






5/29/17

TWO SHOPPING DAYS LEFT - REALLY REALLY HUGE GIGANTIC SALE - AARON JUDGE, MIKE TROUT, BRYCE HARPER, KRIS BRYANT, ANDREW BENINTENDI, CODY BELLINGER, COREY SEAGER MIKE CONFORTO - IT'S A GREAT TIME TO COLLECT BASEBALL




The future of collecting baseball is looking quite amazing.  Tons of young stars are having great years and several prospects are looking like they're ready to make it to "The Show."  Aaron Judge just hit his first grand slam, then followed with HR # 17 today.  And, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are looking to have an epic year. 

At the young age of 25, Mike Trout already has 184 Home Runs, 533 RBIs and 153 Stolen Bases. Here are some all-time greats with their career total stats at the age of 24:
...............................HR....RBI.....SB
Mike Trout           168     497     143
Mickey Mantle     121     445       33
Hank Aaron          140    494       12
                                                        Barry Bonds           65    165       85
                                                        Albert Pujols         160    504       13
                                                        Alex Rodriguez     148    463      118     


Check out some of the young stars up to date season stats:
...........................AB.....R.....H.....HR.....RBI....AVG.....SLG...AGE
Mike Trout       163    36     55     16       36      .337      .742      25
Bryce Harper   166    44     56     15       41      .337      .675      24
Mike Conforto 146     36    47     13       32      .322      .658      24
Aaron Judge    163     38    52     17       35      .319      .687      25
Carlos Correa   177    33    55       8       30      .311      .514      22
Nolan Arenado 195     34    57     12       34      .288      .574      26
Kris Bryant       175     33    49     11       23      .280      .549      25
F Lindor            187     33    53     11       24      .283      .545      23
Corey Seager    178     35    50      7        23      .281      .472      23
A Benintendi     183     27    50      5        27      .273      .399      22
Cody Bellinger  110     23    30      9        25      .273                   22   
Now check out the great prices at Sports Cards Plus:
.................................................................Internet........Our Price
2017 TOPPS INCEPTION Baseball..........$70.................$69.95
2017 Bowman Baseball (1 Auto).............$115...............$114.95
2017 Topps JUMBO Baseball..................$125...............$119.95
2017 Topps Heritage Baseball.................$110...............$109.95
2016 Bowman JUMBO.............................$265................$249.95
2016 Bowman Draft Picks JUMBO..........$145...............$134.95
2016 Bowman Draft Picks Super Jumbo..$245..............$224.95
2016 National Treasures Baseball............$340...............$324.95
2016 Immaculate Baseball.........................OUT...............$164.95
2016 FLAWLESS Baseball.........................OUT...............$1165
2016 Allen & Ginter Baseball.....................$ 83...............$ 79.95
2016 Topps I JUMBO..................................$117..............$109.95
2016 Topps II JUMBO.................................$ 75...............$ 71.95
2016 Topps Update JUMBO......................OUT................$ 64.95
2016 Topps Tier One..................................OUT...............$119.95
2016 Topps Tribute....................................$225...............$219.95
2015 Bowman Chrome JUMBO................$325...............$299.95
2015 Bowman Draft Picks JUMBO Asia...OUT...............$270
2015 Bowman DP JUMBO Asia Pack.......OUT...............$24.95
2015 High Tek Asia.....................................$70................$69.95
2016 Tier One Asia.....................................$110..............$109.95
2015 Tier One Asia.....................................OUT...............$109.95
2014 Bowman Asia.....................................OUT...............$74.95

2015 Topps Chrome JUMBO.....................$500..............$479.95
2015 Topps Five Star Baseball..................OUT..............$129.95
2015 Leaf Metal Draft (Judge, Benintendi)..OUT...........$119.95
2014 Bowman Chrome JUMBO.................$450..............$415
2014 Bowman Sterling (18 Autographs)...OUT..............$449.95
2014 Topps Chrome JUMBO......................OUT..............$149.95
2014 National Treasures Baseball.............OUT..............$599.95





5/28/17

OPEN MEMORIAL DAY - REALLY REALLY HUGE GIGANTIC SALE - ENTER OUR DRAWINGS TO WIN $1065 IN PRIZES - FREE PANINI PACKS WITH PURCHASES OF $49 OR MORE


Sports Cards Plus is OPEN MONDAY, Memorial Day with a REALLY, REALLY HUGE GIGANTIC SALE, FREE ENTRIES to Win $1065 and get FREE Packs with purchases of $49 or more.

This legendary sale means you get The LOWEST PRICES in The Galaxy.  And at Sports Cards Plus, you always get more:

1. Every Panini America box you buy ($49 or more) on Monday, you get a FREE Panini Pack.

2. Every Hobby box of 2017 Topps gets you 1 Free Topps Silver Pack.  Every 2017 Topps JUMBO Box gets you 2 Free Topps Silver Packs.  Any other Topps Box you buy gets you 1 FREE Topps Spring Fever Baseball Pack.

3. Every Hockey Box you buy gets you a FREE Upper Deck Bonus Pack.

4. At close of business Wednesday, May 31st we will hold our Drawings:

For every $100 you spend at Sports Cards Plus, you get one FREE Entry for a drawing..... You choose which May 31st Drawing you want to enter:

1. A Deshaun Watson Signed Clemson Jersey with Beckett COA ($200 value).  This prize is reserved only for customers who buy any box of 2017 Football.  However, customers who buy a box of 2017 Football may instead choose to enter one of the other drawings.


2. A Magic Johnson Signed Lakers Basketball with PSA COA ($150 value).


3. TWO WINNERS each get ONE Pack of 2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball with THREE Autographs per pack and a possible Kris Bryant Auto RC ($90 value each pack or $180 total).

4. For customers spending at least $20 but less than $100, you get a free entry to WIN your choice of a STEPHEN CURRY Yellow Jersey Variation McFarlane or Ezekiel Elliott McFarlane.

5. AND ALL YOUR PURCHASES ($20 or more) GET YOU A FREE ENTRY TO OUR June 30th $500.00 Drawing.  That's a total of $1065 in prizes just for buying the BEST BOXES at THE LOWEST PRICE in The Galaxy!


Now check a sample of our prices:
.................................................................Internet........Our Price
2016-17 National Treasures Basketball....$675.............$624
2015-16 
National Treasures Basketball....OUT.............$1079
2013-14 National Treasures Basketball....OUT.............$895
2015-16 Noir Basketball...........................OUT..............$489
2015-16 Panini Replay Basketball............$64...............$59.95
2016 FLAWLESS Football.......................$1350............$1299
2017 TOPPS INCEPTION Baseball.........$70................$69.95
2017 Bowman Baseball (1 Auto).............$115...............$114.95
2017 Topps JUMBO Baseball..................$125...............$119.95
2017 Topps Heritage Baseball.................$110..............$109.95
2016 Bowman JUMBO............................$265...............$249.95
2016 Bowman Draft Picks JUMBO..........$145...............$134.95
2016 Bowman Draft Picks Super Jumbo..$245..............$224.95
2016 National Treasures Baseball..........$340...............$324.95
2016 Immaculate Baseball.......................OUT...............$164.95
2016 FLAWLESS Baseball........................OUT...............$1165
2016 Allen & Ginter Baseball.....................$ 83...............$ 79.95
2016 Topps I JUMBO...............................$117..............$109.95
2016 Topps II JUMBO...............................$ 75...............$ 71.95
2016 Topps Update JUMBO....................OUT................$ 64.95
2016 Topps Tier One...............................OUT...............$119.95
2016 Topps Tribute.................................$225...............$219.95
2015 Bowman Chrome JUMBO..............$325...............$299.95
2015 Bowman Draft Picks JUMBO Asia...OUT...............$270
2015 Bowman DP JUMBO Asia Pack.......OUT...............$24.95
2015 High Tek Asia..................................$70................$69.95
2016 Tier One Asia..................................$110..............$109.95
2015 Tier One Asia..................................OUT...............$109.95
2014 Bowman Asia..................................OUT...............$74.95

2015 Topps Chrome JUMBO...................$500..............$479.95
2015 Topps Five Star Baseball.................OUT..............$129.95
2015 Leaf Metal Draft (Judge, Benintendi)..OUT...........$119.95
2014 Bowman Chrome JUMBO................$450..............$415
2014 Bowman Sterling (18 Autographs)...OUT..............$449.95
2014 Topps Chrome JUMBO....................OUT..............$149.95
2014 National Treasures Baseball............OUT..............$599.95


Monday is Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those who died in military service to our country.  San Antonio, "Military Town USA" is the home of many military families who have lost a love one, a friend or relative in military service to our country.  

Remember to say thanks to our military families for their dedication and willingness to accept the possibility of their ultimate sacrifice.