Sunday, October 30, 2011

A New Duke Snider Auto In My Collection

Well, I missed the Los Angeles Sports Card & Memorabilia Show for the second year in a row. But I did have a good time at my local card shop this weekend. Valley Sports Cards hosted a big raffle event yesterday and the grand prize was an autographed Blake Griffin jersey. Some of the other prizes included different high end boxes of cards, a Kobe Bryant autograph and custom framing.

Raffle tickets were given to customers yesterday just for walking in, but the other way to get one was in a mystery pack, which was part of the Great Card Chase. They were sold for $15 each or two for $24. Each mystery pack includes 2 jersey and/or autograph cards, one rookie card, a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of three prizes in the chase. I picked up one mystery pack yesterday and I got a 1983 Fleer Tony Gwynn Rookie card, an Edgardo Alfonso jersey card #'d/150, a 1996 Upper Deck Amazing Greats Cal Ripken window card, and I won a third prize in the chase.

I had a couple of different items to chose from: an Andre Ethier autographed baseball, a Dodgers mini helmet signed by Steve Garvey, a Pete Rose autographed baseball, an Elmer Flick autograph, an Ian Kinsler autograph and a Duke Snider autograph. I went with the Duke Snider auto. Since he's passed away, it's nice to add another one of his auto's to my collection. This is a 2001 Upper Deck Ultimate Signatures #'d/150.

That's me and the store owner Alex with my Duke Snider  auto

The raffle was held later that day. I didn't win anything, but I had a great time nevertheless. Thanks to Valley Sports Cards & Memorabilia for the Duke Snider auto. I'm looking forward to the next big raffle event, when they'll be giving away a signed Michael Jordan jersey as the grand prize.


  1. Sick Snider! I would have went with that one as well.

  2. Some guys have all the luck! But sometimes it's the right guys and no one deserves Duke's auto more than you DB!