National Notes: Topps Puig Redemption; Rare T206 Cobb, Auction Cash Giveaway, Set Up Time

Topps will be offering Yasiel Puig’s 2013 Gypsy Queen card exclusively at the National Collector’s Convention this week, but you’ll have to buy a box of Tribute World Yasiel Puig 2013 Gypsy QueenBaseball Classic cards to get one and you’ll have to be quick about it.

The card, which is limited to just 500 copies, will only be available via redemption.  To receive the card, collectors must break a full sealed 6-pack box of 2013 Topps Tribute WBC at the Topps booth.

Only 100 copies will be available per day.  The card is limited to one per person per day.


Goldin Auctions will be giving away gift certificates at its booth.  Each day, collectors who visit the Goldin Auctions Booth (Booth #656) and register for the company’s Fall auction catalog, or confirm that they are already registered, are entered into a drawing to win a   $100 daily gift certificate.  At the end of the week, all registrants are entered to win a $1,000 gift certificate which can be used at a company auction through July 31, 2014.

In addition to offering the daily prizes, they’ll also have a selection of memorabilia on display at the booth that’s available in the company’s Fall Auction including: game used bats from Babe Ruth (autographed), Lou Gehrig, Roberto Clemente (rookie season) and Jimmy Foxx; a Derek Jeter 1996 rookie season game-used Yankee batting helmet; The Cambridge Find of over 170 19th century cards which have remained in original family hands for 125 years.


T206 Cobb back PSA 2Long-time autograph dealer Les Wolff Sports will have an autographed Babe Ruth bat graded PSA 7 for sale at the show as well as one of the very rare T206 Ty Cobb cards with the Ty Cobb “King of the Smoking Tobacco World” back. It is graded a PSA 2.  They’ll  also show off a Goudey Lou Gehrig, autographed in pencil.