<b>Saturday's 10 New IPO's Are Now LIVE !!!; 30 Total Added This Weekend (3/28 - 3/30).</b>
03/29/2008 Saturday's 10 NEW IPO's now live include;
Beau Mills '07 B.Chrome DP Autograph Rookie
'05 Bowman Sterling Russ Martin Autograph/Jersey Rookie
Nick Noonan '07 BC DP Autograph Rookie
Kellen Kulbacki Sterling Autograph Rookie Card
Greg Oden Topps Chrome
Madison Bumgarner 2007 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie Card
Ahmad Bradshaw '07 Topps Chrome
Kurt Suzuki '04 Bowman Sterling
Andrew Lambo 2007 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie Card
2007-08 Topps Chrome Basketball Hobby Wax
03/28/2008 10 of the 30 NEW IPO's added on Friday included;
Michael Burgess Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Autograph
J.R. Towles Bowman Chrome Rookie Autograph
Trevor Cahill Bowman Chrome Rookie Autograph
Jordan Schafer 2005 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card
Jason Heyward 2007 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie Card
David Price 2007 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie Card
Mike Moustakas 2007 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie Card
Alejandro De Aza 2006 B.Chrome DP Rookie Card
Deolis Guerra 2007 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie Card
Wendell Fairley 2007 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie Card
03/01/2008 - On NAXCOM Auctions, for the rest of March buyers will get Free Shipping on most items over $5.00. This craze has caused NAXCOM Auctions to experience Record Numbers and Super Listings!
IPO's (Initial Player Offerings) on ThePit will return in March with new players like David Price, Mike Moustakas, Kevin Durant, Michael Burgess & More. Look for an announcement regarding the IPO dates during the first week in March!
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Trades winds are swirling in the NBA. The L.A. Lakers got the ball rolling with stealing Pau Gasol away from Memphis. The Lakers are 7-1 with Pau and once Andrew Bynum returns, this team might just be the best in the league. The Suns and Mavericks bolstered their own rosters as well. The Suns brought Shaquille O'Neal back to the Western Conference and the Mavs welcomed back Jason Kidd. Kidd, was acutally drafted by the Mavericks 14 years ago. Will these trades get these teams over the top? Are there even larger ones to follow? Stay tuned....
The NBA All-Star Weekend is here. The Rookie/Sophmore Game pits Brandon Roy and Rudy Gay's Sophs vs. the Kevin Durant led Rookies. Saturday brings us the exciting Slam Dunk Competition and the 3-Point Shoot-out. Sunday will have the Best of West - Kobe, Iverson, Yao, Melo and Duncan take the floor vs. the Beasts of the East in LeBron, Pierce, Wade, Kidd and Dwight. Always entertaining and high scoring, this All-Star Game should be a very memorable one.
The 2008 Baseball Season is quickly approaching with Pitchers & Catchers reporting on Wednesday. Spring Training Games begin on Feb. 27 with Opening Day just a month later. The last 2 seasons have seen a slew of talented rookies. The 2008 Season appears to also appears to be loaded with a bunch of talented rookies ready to make their debuts.
Many experts are calling the Giants/Patriots Super Bowl the Best Super Bowl Ever. With the Game being the 2nd Most Watched TV Event, behind only the MASH Finale in '83, Eli Manning & the Giants were able to upset the heavily favorite Patriots Team.
Eli Manning & the New York Giants stunned the Tom Brady & the Patriots with a 17-14 victory. Eli Manning connected with Plaxico Burress late in the 4th Quarter to help end New England's undefeated season. Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning, wins the Super Bowl a year after his brother Peyton Manning won the previous year. Eli's late 4th Quarter Touchdown was highlighted by Eli's ability to avoid a sack and connect with David Tyree, who made what some say as the best catch in Super Bowl history.
The New England Patriots will attempt to complete their mission of a Perfect Season. Already 18-0, Tom Brady, Randy Moss and Coach Belichick are marching into Arizona to take on the Red-Hot New York Giants in Superbowl XLII. The Patriots defeated a tough Chargers team who had to play nearly the entire game without their MVP LaDainian Tomlinson. The Giants, winners of 3 straight road games dispatched of the feel-good Brett Favre led Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field to become NFC Champions. The Giants, who played the Patriots very tough 3 weeks ago, are all that stands in the way of the a season of pure perfection for New England. The Giants have been underdogs over the last few weeks vs. The Dallas Cowboys and the Packers. Eli Manning, Brandon Jacobs and Giants will continue to be overlooked as the Patriots will be heavily favored.
Just 4 teams remain in the quest to become Superbowl Champions. Brett Favre and the Packers kept their dreams alive last week vs. the Seahawks in the snow. They will host the streaking New York Giants and Eli Manning, who dispatched of the favored Dallas Cowboys in Dallas last weekend. Eli's brother Peyton didn't fare as well as the defending champs lost to Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. They will head to New England to face the 17-0 New England Patriots and NFL MVP Tom Brady.
Some great Football was played this last weekend. Now, only 8 teams remain on the road to the Super Bowl. This weekend, the Seahawks will now travel to Green Bay as Matt Hasselbeck gets to square off against his old team the Packers and Brett Favre. Later, the red-hot Jaguars and Maurice Jones-Drew will have their hands full with the even hotter, 16-0, New England Patriots lead by 2007 MVP Tom Brady. Sunday's line-up will be impressive as well. LaDainian Tomlinson and his Chargers travel to Indy to take on Peyton Manning and the Defending World Champion Colts. The final game has the streaking NY Giants and Eli Manning heading to the Big D to tangle with Tony Romo and the Cowboys.
Wild Card Week in the NFL is always a blast. This year certainly will not disappoint. On Saturday, we will see the Red Hot Redskins travel to Seattle to take on Matt Hasselbeck's Seahawks. Later that day, we will see a tough Maurice Jones-Drew led Jaguars team traveling into a cold Pittsburgh Stadium to tackle the Steelers. Sunday's line-up is equally impressive. The early game has Eli Manning and the New York Giants heading south to Tampa Bay to mix it up with the Buccaneers. The games conclude that evening with LaDainian Tomlinson and the Chargers playing host to Vince Young's Tennessee Titans. Rest assured that the Patriots, Colts, Cowboys and Packers will be glued to the television to see what their futures hold for them.
It has been over 35 years since a team has gone through the regular season undefeated. At the start of the year, many thought that the Chargers or Colts were the likely challengers to the '72 Dolphins accomplishment. The '07 Pats are on the doorstep of many other records as well. Brady is one passing TD shy of Peyton Manning's '04 NFL record of 49 and Randy Moss needs one more TD reception to tie Jerry Rice's single-season mark of 22. The Patriots tied their own NFL record of 18 consecutive regular-season wins set in '03-04. They also broke the league mark of 70 touchdowns in a season by the '84 Dolphins, reaching 71 last Sunday. They are also 6 total points away from scoring the most in any single season (556 - '98 Vikings). With the Boston Celtics dominating the NBA and the Boston Red Sox the reigning champs in MLB, it's a very good time to be a fan in Bean Town.
This week we saw Andruw Jones land in Los Angeles with the Dodgers, Miguel Cabrera head to Detroit, while Eric Gagne just signed with Milwaukee. Some big moves are on the horizon. The largest story of the off season has been where will Johan Santana will end up? It seems like the World Champion Red Sox had the best shot, as Boston has been offering up young stars like Jacoby Ellsbury and Jon Lester to Minnesota for the 28-Year Old, 2-Time Cy Young Award Winner. The New York Mets and New York Yankees have a shot still, but it might require parting with David Wright or Joba Chamberlain. The Twins seem to be commited to a youth movement in '08. After trading away All-Star Outfielder Torii Hunter and getting Delmon Young from Tampa Bay, the Twins are stockpiling some good young talent in the A.L. Central for years to come. With 95 wins likely needed to win the A.L. Wild Card, teams are forced to compete now or rebuild.
MLB is still making headlines late into the year. Young Superstars Johan Santana and Miguel Cabrera are looking at joining new teams shortly. Santana is rumored to be the next New York Yankees Ace, while Cabrera may be traded to the Angels for a combination of young talent. In the NBA, LeBron James has had back-to-back triple double games and is averaging 31.3 pts, 8.3 rebs and 8.1 assists per game. Steve Nash is averaging a Career-High 19.2 points and 11.7 assists per game and at 33 years old, is showing no signs of slowing down. Dwight Howard has been an absolute monster in Novemeber and KG, Ray and Paul have the Celtics thinking about raising another banner in Beantown.
Tony Romo & Terrell Owens hooked up for 4 TD's in a victory over the Redskins, while Tom Brady & Randy Moss have hooked up for 4 TD's in the 1st Half. Bret Favre & the Packs improved to 9-1.
Dwight Howard & the Magic gave Garnett/Allen/Pierce & the Celtics their 1st loss on Sunday with a 104-102 victory.
In Baseball, Arod returning to Yanks, Sabathia/Peavy CY Young, Braun/Pedroia ROY, Bonds card price continue rollercoaster with a big drop after being indicted.
The Boston Red Sox might have the 2007 World Series Trophy, but there is more hardware being handed out. The Red Sox Dustin Pedroia has taken home the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun has won the same award in the N.L.. Pedroia hit .317 for the season and Braun hit an awesome .324 while belting 34 homers. Most impressively was that Braun did not join the Brewers until May 29. Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia won the A.L. Cy Young Award. He had 19 Wins, a 3.21 ERA and 209 K's. Jake Peavy is expected to win the N.L. Cy Young Award. Jake swept the N.L. Pitching categories, finishing 1st in Wins (19), Era (2.54)& K's (240).
NFL's Leading Rusher, Vikings Rookie Adrian Peterson had a monster game Sunday with over 300 Total Yds & 3TD's. Another Rookies, Bills Marshawn Lynch, had 150+y & 2TD's with one being a pass.
Brady, Moss, Welker & the Patriots kept their undefeated season in tact with a huge win in Indy against Manning, Addai & Wayne.
The Boston Red Sox Are the 2007 Champions as they swept the Rockies. Led by youngsters Jon Lester in Game 4 it was the Red Sox pitchers from Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling & Dice K along with Papelbon to close it out that were the keys to the Red Sox domination. For the Red Sox it was a mix of Rookies Ellsbury & Pedroia along with veterans Ortiz, Youklis, Ramirez & Drew.
In Football, Tom Brady did it again with 5TD's & 300y; Drew Brees is getting back to form with 4TD's & 336y (3 w/ Colston); Joseph Addai 3TD, 100y & in London Brandon Jacobs had a career high 131y.
Also in Baseball News, the top player in all of baseball, Alex Rodriguez, has opt out of his contract with the Yankees.
First Cover SI's Launch Now Live on ThePit include -
96 Alex Rodriguez - Arod's First SI Cover 7/8/96 - The Game's Next Superstar (MINT Newsstand Issue)
90 Ken Griffey Jr. - The Natural - Griffey's First SI Cover - 5/7/90 (Near Mint Newstand Issue - No Labels)
04 Adrian Peterson - First SI Cover 10/11/04 - (MINT Newsstand Issue) - Vikings Rookie Running Back
98 Kobe Bryant - Kobe's First SI Cover 4/27/98 - Does Kobe Have the Magic? (MINT Newsstand Issue)
02 LeBron James - LeBron's First SI Cover (2/18/02) - The Choosen One (MINT Newsstand Issue)
06 Ladainian Tomlinson - First SI Cover 12/25/06 - The NFL's Finest (MINT Newsstand Issue)
04 Albert Pujols First SI Cover 10/4/04 (MINT Newsstand Issue)
96 Tiger Woods - First SI Cover 10/28/96 - TIGER ! (MINT Newsstand Issue)
Kevin Durant - First SI Cover (02/19/07) - Year of the Freshman Spors Illistrated (Mint Newstand Issue) No Label
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Tony Romo & Terrell Owens put on quite a performance Sunday night, while Randy Moss & Tom Brady put on a show earlier in the day. Chris Brown cards jumped after his 175y performance. Adrian Peterson had 160 total yds & a TD in his debut, while Ben Roethlisberger threw for 4 TD's.
A night after Alex Rodriguez hit 50 & 51, he connected again for his 52nd. NL's Leader, Prince Fielder, hit his 43rd, while the Reds Top Prospect, Joey Votto hit his 2nd in 4 games.
NFL Sunday kicks off with some marquee match-ups including the Bears Defense going up against Tomlinson the Chargers, while Tony Romo & TO will be hosting Eli Manning and the Giants.
15 New Items (IPO's) that have now been added include -
Rick Ankiel Fleer Tradition Update Rookie Card
Joba Chamberlain TriStar Prospects Plus Pro Debut
Matt Laporta 2005 Upper Deck USA Rookie
2007 Topps Chrome Football Wax Box
2007 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson Rookie Card
2007 Topps Chrome Brady Quinn Rookie Card
2007 Topps Chrome Calvin Johnson Rookie Card
2007 Topps Chrome Anthony Gonzalez Auto Rookie
2007 Topps Chrome Marshawn Lynch Rookie Card
2007 Topps Chrome Jamarcus Russell Rookie Card
2007 Topps Chrome Auto Selvin Young Rookie
2006 Topps Chrome Brandon Marshall Rookie Card
2005 Topps Chrome Vincent Jackson Rookie Card
2007 Topps Chrome Brandon Jackson Rookie Card
New IPO Today at 4:30pm Brady Quinn Topps Chrome Auto.
The NFL kicked off its season last night with the Super Bowl Champs and Peyton Manning (3 TD), Reggie Wayne (2 TD), Marvin Harrison (TD) & Joseph Addai (TD + 100 yds) doing what they did last year. Should be a big year on ThePit for Football!
Over the past few days the Red Sox Young Talented Future Stars came up big with the Red Sox top 2 prospects, Clay Buchholz, who tossed a No Hitter in only his 2nd start & Jacoby Ellsbury who had a HR & SB, plus a game saving diving catch. In addition, Jon Lester picked up a Win whie Dustin Pedroia continued to show why he is the AL's top Rookie of the Year Candidate.
On Saturday, Red Sox Top Pitching Prospect, Clay Buchholz, tossed a No Hitter in only his 2nd Career Start. Buchholz, who became only the 21st rookie in Baseball History to pitch a No Hitter, Bowman Chrome Rookie Card jumped 278% from $8.20 to $31.00 after his incredible No Hitter. Also on Saturday, Yankees Rookie, Ian Kennedy, picked up the Win in his Debut, while Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 45th. In the NL, Mets Rookie Mike Pelfrey shut down the Braves, while Padres CY Young Candidate, Jake Peavy, lowered his ERA to an incredible 2.10 after blanking the Dodgers.
10 New Items (IPO's) now Live include:
Jeff Locke 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Fernando Martinez 2007 Bowman Chrome Autographed Rookie
Joba Chamberlain 2007 Bowman Chrome Autographed Rookie
Brandon Hynick 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Gorkys Hernandez 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Kala Kaaihue 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Johnny Cueto 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Reggie Willits 2003 Upper Deck Prospect Premiers Rookie
2007 Bowman Chrome Hobby Wax Boxes (Chamberlain, Martinez, Lincecum Auto Rookies)
Ian Kennedy 2005 Upper Deck USA
Troy Patton, the 21-year old rookie, looked impressive in his Major League Debut on Saturday for the Astros. Meanwhile, Tigers Rookie Andrew Miller will be coming off the DL and will also start on Saturday. Alex Rodriguez continues his 2007 MVP Season with his league leading 43rd Home Run. However, Arod didn't move closer to one day passing Barry Bonds, who hit his 761st career Home Run, putting him only 39 away from 800. David Ortiz & Adrian Gonzalez both hit a pair of Home Runs on Friday, their 22nd & 23rd.
10 New Items IPO'd (Initial Player Offerings) include:
Vince Young 2006 Topps Chrome Autograph #223
Derek Jeter Variation w/ Mickey Mantle & George Bush (No Left Arm) - 2007 Topps
Marcedes Lewis 2006 Topps Chrome Autograph #237
Mark Reynolds 2006 Tristar Prospects Plus Farm Hands Autograph #FH41
Desmond Jennings 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BC106
Brandon Morrow 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BC17
Maurice Drew 2006 Topps Chrome Autograph #247
Leon Washington Topps Chrome Autograph #238
Laurence Maroney 2006 Topps Chrome Autograph #227
Tony Romo 2003 Bowman #171 Rookie Card
On Tuesday, Garret Anderson went 4-6 with 2 HR's & 10 RBI's, becoming the 1st player since Alex Rodriguez to have 10 RBI's in a game. In that game, Arod hit 2 HR's, his league leading 41st & 42nd. Frank Thomas also went deep twice for the Blue Jays (21, 22) and Diamondbacks Rookie Chris Young continued his tear with his 25th HR which passed Brewers Phenom, Ryan Braun, for the league lead for Rookies.
Mark Teixeira has been tearing it up since his trade to the Braves. On Sunday & Monday, Teixeira hit 2 HR's in both games, which now gives him an incredible 9 HR's in his 18 games with the Braves. Tigers rookie, Cameron Maybin hit his 1st career HR on Sat. and now another Tigers Top Rookie Prospect, Jair Jurrjens got his 1st win by out dualing Fausta Carmona & the Powerful Cleveland Indians Line-up. Maybin and Jurrjens are just the start of the new rookie crop that is expected to be added to rosters over the next month.
14 New IPO's (Initial Player Offerings) now live include:
Erik Bedard 2001 Bowman Draft Picks Rookie
Dan Haren 2001 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Rookie
Alexis Rios 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Russ Martin 2005 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Noah Lowry 2001 Bowman Draft Rookie
Marlon Byrd 2001 Bowman Draft Picks Rookie
Adam Ottavino 2006 Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Yunel Escobar 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Ryan Garko 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Jeremy Hellickson 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie
Garrett Olson 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Jed Lowrie 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Justin Upton 2006 Bowman Heritage Rookie
Shelly Duncan 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Tigers 20 year old rookie, Cameron Maybin hit his 1st career HR off Roger Clemens on Sat. Maybin's card has jumped 70% (up $14) in recent days. On Friday, Brandon Webb increased his scoreless IP to 42 & is now 18 away from Baseball's Record. Webb's card has jumped 100% (up $15.50) in the last month. Red Sox Top Pitching Prospect, Clay Buchholz, picked up the Win in his debut on Friday.
Tiger Woods won his 13th Major & his 4th PGA Championship this past weekend. Just as impressively, the world's greatest golfer is now 13-0 when going into the final round of a Major as the leader or co-leader. Meanwhile, Football pre-season started this past week. While Peyton Manning & the Colts will be setting their sites on back-to-back Super Bowls, last years rookie class should make for a very exciting 2007 Season.
In Baseball Yankees Rookie Phil Hughes dominated the Indians in only his 2nd start since his injury in May. Barry Bonds hit another HR (758), yet Bonds cards continue to decline after his record breaking 756th after the soared to new 52-week highs prior to the record.
Barry Bonds has hit #756 breaking Hank Aaron's record and becoming baseball's All-Time Home Run leader. Bonds record breaking Home Run was a 435 foot blast to the deepest part of the ballpark. Bonds, who just turned 43, now has 22 HR's on the year and is on track to hit 800 HR's if he returns for another year. Getting lost in all of the Bonds hype is Ryan Howard, who hit #32 & 33.
Mark Teixeira could be the Atlanta Braves' new cleanup hitter as early as tomorrow night. The Braves reached an agreement on Monday to send rookie catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and others to Texas for the powerful, switch-hitting Teixeira. The official announcement is expected soon. Kevin Garnett is leaving Minnesota after the Boston Celtics agreed to acquire the All-Star forward in a multiplayer trade with the T-Wolves. K.G., 31, had spent all of his 12 NBA seasons with Minnesota.
The Limited Edition Cole Hamels Signed Uncirculated Baseball's #d to 99 are now available. Once all 99 Baseballs are sold on ThePit & NAXCOM they will be gone.
Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 35th HR on Wednesday giving him 499 career HR's. Arod who became the only player with 400 HR's prior to his 30th B-Day will be trying to hit #500 tonight.
Barry Bonds hit 2 HR's (18,19) on Thursday, including one mammoth blast over the bleachers in Wrigley Field. Bonds moved 2 closer to Aaron's all-time record and is now only 2 away. Bonds heads to Los Angeles to take on the rival Dodgers for a 3-game series. What type of response will the L.A. fans give Bonds if he ties or breaks the record? Stay tuned.
Alex Rodriguez hit another HR on last Monday (32) while Ken Griffey Jr. moved to 6th All-Time in HR's with his 24th. Red Sox Rookie Kason Gabbard (filling in for Schilling) picked up his 3rd victory with a 3 Hit Complete Game Shutout vs the Royals on Monday. Another Rookie Yovanni Gallardo will replace the injured Ben Sheets on Thursday. Another Brewers Rookie, Ryan Braun, continued his phenom season with his 14th HR on Sunday.
10 New Items added to ThePit are now live for trading.
Links to the 10 New Items;
- Dellin Betances 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie Prospects
- Matthew Sweeney 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie Prospects
- Aaron Cunningham 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie Prospects
- Hunter Pence 2006 Bowman Chrome Rookie
- Andrew Miller 2007 Bowman Autograph Rookie
- Yovani Gallardo 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie
- Dustin McGowan 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
- Corey Hart 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
- Tony Abreu 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie
- Barry Bonds 1987 Topps Rookie
Users are now able to Post Bids and starting at 5pm PDT Friday (July 13), trading will begin on these 10 items.
2nd half of the season begins today. When will Bonds pass Hank Aaron? Will Arod & Prince Fielder keep their league leading HR leads? Will Griffey stay healthy & continue his Big Year? Will Hunter Pence & Ryan Braun continue their rookie phenom seasons? What other rookies will step up big in the 2nd half?
Also on Saturday A.J. Happ was roughed up by the Mets in his MLB Debut while Jacoby Ellsbury, the first American Indian of Navajo decent to ever play in the big leagues, went 1-4 in his debut.
On Friday, Barry Bonds hit #750 moving him within 5 of Hank Aaron's All-Time Home Run Record. Bonds blast was his 16th HR of the year. Other milestones reached this week include Big Hurt's 500th HR & MLB's #1 HR Hitter for DH's along with Craig Biggio's 3000th Hit. Also in Baseball, G. Atkins is starting to heat up after hitting 2 blasts on Friday as is young talented star Howie Kendrick who hit his 4th HR.
In Basketball Greg Oden & Kevin Durant went 1-2. Look for those stars to have cards on ThePit as soon as they are realesed. Meanwhile Ray Allen became a Celtic while Zach Randolph went to the Knicks.
The Twins called up highly touted pitching prospect Matt Garza on Thursday. Garza follows a long line of rookies in 2007.
Brewers Star Rookie, Ryan Braun went 4-4 with 3 RBI's, HR (5) & a SB (3) on Friday raising his average to .333. Braun and Hunter Pence, who is hitting .351 with 7 HR's & 5 SB in only 47 games this year are starting to rise above the very talented 2007 Rookie Class. It's not only the Rookies that are getting all of the attention in '07. Barry Bonds moved 1 closer to Hank Aaron while Sammy Sosa hit #601 on Friday night after becoming only the 5th Player in MLB History to hit 600 on Wednesday night.
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NAXCOM.com's NEW MultiMarketLister (MML) Selling Tool, now allows users to have their items listed on Multiple Sites simultaneously. MML, which currently synchronizes a users eBay Storefront with their NAXCOM account, has just added Google. Seller's listings on NAXCOM will automatically be advertised on Google for Free. Seller's do not need a Google Store, instead NAXCOM links their listings to Google where potential buyers see their items. When they click on them they are linked back to NAXCOM, where they can then purchase the items.
Other sites that will soon be added to MML, include ThePit.com (July), eBay Auctions & NAXCOM's New Auction System debuting this summer. For users on ThePit, this means that soon you'll be able to list any of your holdings on ThePit with the other sites offered through MML. When it sells on any one of the sites, the listing will automatically decrement (if not the full quantity) or be removed (if the full quantity) from all of the other sites instantaneously.
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In Other News
Sammy Sosa became only the 5th player to hit 600 HR's when he Homered Wednesday night off his former team (Cubs). Ken Griffey Jr. who is only 1 away from catching Mark McGwire for 7th All-Time, looks to be next in-line for the exclusive 600 HR Club. Dodgers Chad Billingsley will get the start on Thursday replacing the injured Jason Schmidt, while it appears that Jon Lester will take over for the injured Curt Schilling.
Future Hall of Famer, Roger Clemens, made his much anticipated return to the New York Yankees on Saturday. Clemens struck out 7 in 6 innings enroute to his 349th career victory. Meanwhile, Homer Bailey, who has been compared to a young Clemens, picked up a victory in his Major League Debut on Friday night against the very tough hitting Cleveland Indians. Also on Friday, Cubs Alfonso Soriano hit HR's in his 1st 3 AB's on Friday (8,9,10). Also on Friday, Prince Fielder hit #22 tieing him with Arod for the league lead, while Cardinals Star 1B Albert Pujols is quitely getting very hot with his 13th.
Tim Duncan & the Spurs showed why they are 3X Champions, by shutting down LeBron & the Cavs in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Duncan scored 27pts with 13 boards while Tony Parker scored 27 with 7 assists. LeBron & the Cavs will try to bounce back on Sunday in Game 2.
In Baseball, Curt Schilling dominated the A's on Thursday. Schilling's pitched a 1-Hit Shutout on Thursday & was 1-out away from a No-Hitter. Also on Thursday, Alex Rodriguez league leading 22nd HR was a 9th Inning Grand Slam while the Hot Gary Sheffield hit another HR, #15 on the year.
In Baseball, one day after Alex Rodriguez hit his 20th, Price Fielder tied Arod on Monday with his 20th. Reds Homer Bailey was called up and is expected to make his debut this weekend. Bailey joins a host of other top prospects such as Lincecum, Slowey, Hughes, Braun, Pence & many others, making their debut in '07.
In Basketball, Tim Duncan & Tony Parker helped the Spurs advance into the NBA Finals once again where they await the winner of the Pistons/Cavs series, which is all tied up at 2-2.
Brewers highly tauted rookie 3B, Ryan Braun, had been tearing up the minors, and after being called up on Friday, Braun has continued where he left off. Braun who was 3-4 including his 1st HR & SB on Saturday, joins the hot J.J. Hardy and Prince Fielder in the potent Brewers offense. Also on Saturday, Sabathia got his 7th Win of the season, while Carlos Delgado (2 HR's), Manny Ramirez (4-4) & Aramis Ramires (#12) helped their teams to victory.
In the NBA, Deron Williams & Carlos Boozer helped the Jazz beat the Spurs on Saturday night. Boozer scored 27 points with 12 rebounds, while Deron Williams scored 31 with 8 assists. On Sunday, LeBron and the Cavs will attempt to do the same thing as the Jazz did Saturday night. On Friday, Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 19th on the year, while NL Leaders, J.J. Hardy & Prince Fielder both hit their 15th HR's. Also on Friday, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 11th HR and is now only 24 HR's from the very exclusive 600 HR Club. Milwaukee Brewers Hitting Sensation Ryan Braun went 1-4 with a double & 2 RBI's. Mariners Young Pitching Future Superstar, Felix Hernandez, making his 3rd start since returning from the DL, got his 3rd Win on Friday night.
In Basketball, Deron Williams & Carlos Boozer will try to even up their series when they host the Spurs this weekend, while on Sunday LeBron & the Cavs will host the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.br>
Yankees Alex Rodriguez leads Baseball with 18 HR's, however, 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau is starting to heat up as Morneau hit #14 on Wednesday, his 3rd in 2 games. Also on Wednesday, Magglio Ordonez hit 2 HR's (10,11) while Chase Utley, Dan Uggla, Chris Duncan & Travis Hafner all hit their 9th HR on the year.
On Tuesday, San Francisco Giants Rookie Phenom continued to improve as Tim Lincecum notched his 2nd career victory, lowering his ERA to 3.44. Lincecum who struggled in his debut has improved with each game and is starting to become one of baseball's premier pitchers.
Yankees Rookie Pitcher, Tyler Clippard, looked sharp in his debut by beating the rival Mets. Clippard's Heritage Rookie jumped to $10.50 (up 84%) after his 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 K's performance. Also in that game, Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 17th HR. Meanwhile Mark Teixeira hit 2 HR's (7,8), while Aramis Ramirez hit #11 on the year. Reds Brandon Phillips hit #8 which extended his hitting streak to 22.
On Saturday, Brewers SS J.J. Hardy continued his torid hitting by hitting his NL Leading 14th HR, while another SS, Alex Rodriguez, hit his Marjor League Leading 16th. Also on Saturday, Mets David Wright continued his hot hitting with 2 HR's (5,6), while Chipper Jones (12), Torii Hunter (11) & A's Jack Cust (8) also went deep.
On the mound, Matsuzaka notched his 6th Win in Game 1, then John Smoltz dominated the Red Sox in Game 2. Jered Weaver (3-3), Dan Haren (4-2), D. Willis (6-3) and Blue Jays Shawn Marcum also picked up wins on Saturday.
While Arod & Bonds have deservedly stolen the spotlight the 1st Month of Baseball, many others are quietly putting up very Big Numbers. B.J Upton (1st full year) .358/7/23, Todd Helton .393, Matt Holliday .371/6/27, Jose Reyes .352 (19 SB), Prince Fielder .295/10/29, Adrian Gonzalez .294/10/30, David Ortiz & Ian Kinsler 9 HR's ea., Josh Beckett (7 Wins), Sabathia (5-0), Penny (1.39), Peavy (1.75) & Maine (1.79). A lot of Baseball still remains and with Bonds sure to steal the highlights for the next 30 days, look for some of these other stars to start getting a lot of press themselves.
The 10 New items (IPO's) Now Live Include:
Chuck Lofgren 2004 Donruss Elite Auto /803
Brad Penny 1997 Bowman RC - Rookie
Philip Humber 2005 Bowman Chrome Auto Rookie
Taylor Tankersley 2004 Bowman Sterling Auto/Jsy
Eric Hurley 2004 Donruss Elite Auto /1021
Adam Jones 2003 Upper Deck RC - Rookie
Ben Sheets 2000 Topps Traded Autograph Rookie
Tim Lincecum 2006 Tristar Plus Farm Hands Autograph Rookie
2005 SPx Football Wax (Auto/Jsy RC's - A.Smith, C.Williams, F.Gore & More)
2007 Topps Series 1 Baseball (Features Famous Bush/Mantle/Jeter)
On Tuesday, Barry Bonds hit his 11th HR of the year and his 745th all-time moving him closer to Hank Aaron's HR record. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 15th HR on Tuesday helping the Yankees defeat Texas. Also on Tuesday, Josh Beckett moved to a perfect 7-0 while Justin Morneau hit 2 HR's including a Walk-Off 3-Run HR.
In Basketball, LeBron led the Cavs over the Nets giving them a 2-0 lead, while Nash & the Suns evened the series at 1-1 with the Spurs.
On Sunday, Roger Clemens stunned Yankee fans when he made a dramatic announcement during the 7th Inning stretch that he would be returning to the Yankees. Clemens, who claims to be in playing weight shape, will begin workouts in the minors with his call-up to be in sometime later this month.
On Wednesday at 6pm PDT (9pm EST), 10 New IPO's will be added to ThePit including San Francisco Giants Phenom - Tim Lincecum - who is making his Major League Debut Sunday night vs the Phillies. Lincecum, who has be compared to the likes of Sandy Koufax, is another Rookie Star making his debut in 2007. Dodgers Future Superstar 3B, Andy Laroche made his debut on Sunday going 1-4 with a double.
Barry Bonds hit #744 on Saturday & his 10th HR of the season, tieing him with Chipper Jones for the NL Lead & moving him to within 11 of Hank Aaron's All-Time HR record. Cubs Derrek Lee continues to hit over .400, while Alex Rodriguez leads 2 of the 3 triple categories (HR & RBI's) and is 2nd behind B.J. Upton (.376) for Bat. Avg. with a .366 avg.
Mets Young Star Pitcher John Maine is a perfect 5-0, while Red Sox Josh Beckett leads all players with 6 wins. Recent call-ups, Astros Hunter Pence hit his 1st HR while Billy Butler is (7-21 .333) in his first few games for the Royals.
Baron Davis & the Warriors shocked the NBA's Best Team on Thursday advancing them into the 2nd round against the winner of the Houston/Utah Series. Meanwhile, Steve Nash/Amare Stoudemire & the Phoenix Suns now appear to be in the drivers seat but will have to first get past Tim Duncan & the Spurs & then most likely the hot Warriors.
Yankees Future Superstar, Philip Hughes, in his 2nd Major League start pitched 6+ Innings of No-Hit Ball against the Rangers on Tuesday night before being lifted with an tightness in his hamstring. Hughes, considered one of the top prospects in all of Baseball, dominate performance could be a small glimpse of what can be expected of him in the future.
A Record Month For ThePit
This past month was not only a record Month since NAXCOM's acquisition of ThePit from Topps, but also the largest volume in April for ThePit since '02. The addition of Wax Boxes & a large group of new Baseball Buyers sparked the growth this past month. The incredible month comes off the heals of a record First Quarter, in which ThePit experienced its largest Quarter in the History of the Company. To reward users for their continued support, ThePit will be hosting another Customer Appreciation Day. Details will be announced in the next few weeks.
10 New items (IPO's) now Live include -
2003 Bowman Draft Picks Baseball Wax Box (Hobby/Sealed)
Adam Wainwright 2000 Topps Chrome Traded Rookie
Brian McCann 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Rookie
Mark Teahen 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Chris Duncan 2003 Topps Chrome Rookie
Chris Bosh 2003 SPx Autographed Jersey Rookie
Garrett Atkins 2001 Bowman Autographed Rookie
JJ Hardy 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Bartolo Colon 1995 Bowman's Best Rookie
Philip Hughes 2004 Topps Chrome Traded Rookie
Alex Rodriguez hit 2 more HR's (13,14) on Monday making him the fastest player to hit 14 HR's. Arod's SP PSA 9, which hit a low of $220 last year, hit a new 52-week high of $449 on Friday after he hit his 11 & 12.
3-days after his 21st Birthday, young Felix Hernandez was spectacular against the Red Sox. Hernandez cards jumped (Chrome Auto up from $93 to $205, while his Topps Traded has rose from $4.95 12 days ago to $13.45). On Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez hit his 6th HR in 7 games and his cards continue to skyrocket across the board. Arod's SP PSA 9 has jumped $125 from $240 to $375, while his Flair PSA 10 rose another $13 overnight, going from $51 prior to the season to $74.75.
The '07 Rookie Crop continues to look impressive in the early going with the latest Rookie, Micah Owings, impressive debut. Owings win has gave the young Diamondbacks pitcher 20 consecutive starts without a loss in the Minors and now Majors.
Adam Wainwright was also impressive in his 1st start, while Delmon Young is playing up to expectations with a 2-Run 9th Inning HR to tie the game.
On Thursday, Boston Red Sox Rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka's Ovation Rookie has jumped from $66 after his solid debut victory in Kansas City. Matsuzaka is scheduled to make his Feway debut this Wednesday against Seattle.
Grady Sizemore's Bow. & Bow 9.5 soared once after Sizemore hit his 3rd HR of the season. Barry Bonds Fleer Update PSA 10 jumped to $265 after hitting a low of $125.50 just a few months ago following his 1st HR of the year putting him only 20 behind Hank Aaron.
Also during the 1st week of Baseball, Hanley Ramirez Chrome Auto jumped nearly 100% to $98, while Felix Hernandez Chrome Auto has went from $93 to $134. Other Hot Players - C.Beltran, J.Maine, C.Hammels, B.Bonds, A.Dunn, M.Cabrera, B.McCann, J.Peavy, I.Kinsler, G.Sizemore, R.Sexson & V.Guerrero are also hot and moving up.
With the start of Baseball, 2007 looks to be just as exciting as 2006, as a lot of talented rookies play in their 1st full season. Delmon Young, Alex Gordon, Micah Owings, B.J. Upton, Chris Young, Matsuzaka, Kouzmanoff, Tulowitzki & S. Drew start the season in the big leagues, while Philip Hughes, Homer Bailey, Braun, Pence, Loney & many other Future Rookie Superstars who will be called up soon.
This past weekends Big 1-Year Anniversary was an enormous success with a record setting weekend for transactions on ThePit. The Top Buyer Leaderboard has been updated with a record setting number of users took advantage of the free cash giveaways and prizes. 30 New IPO's were added to the site including -
Mike Carp 2004 SP Prospects Autographed Rookie
2004 Bowman Draft Picks Wax (Hobby) Rookie Auto's - Philip Hughes & Homer Bailey.
2006-07 SPx Hockey (Hobby) Rookies - Malkin, Kessel, Staal, Pouliot.
Scott Elbert Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /1617
Tyler Colvin 2006 Bow. Sterling Autographed Rookie
Jay Bruce 2005 Topps Chrome Autographed Rookie
Cody Johnson 2006 Bow. Chrome Autographed Rookie
Jason Hirsh 2003 Upper Deck Pros. Autograph Rookie
Daniel Bard 2005 Upper Deck USA Autographed Rookie
Colby Rasmus 2005 Topps Chrome Update Rookie
Felix Hernandez 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Eric Patterson 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed /
Chris Volstad 2005 Bow. Chrome Autographed
Tom Glavine 1988 Topps Rookie PSA 9
Justin Morneau 2001 Topps Chrome Traded Rookie
Dustin Pedroia 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /1114
Cesar Carrillo 2005 Bowman Chrome Autographed
Marcus Thames 1998 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Josh Howard 2003-04 SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie
2005 SPx Basketball Hobby Box (Rookie Auto's - C.Paul, D.Williams, M.Williams, Green, Ellis, Bogut, Bynum, Warrick, Frey & More)
Daisuke Matsuzaka '00 UD Ovation Rookie
Mike Carp '04 SP Prospects Rookie
Jeff Karstens '06 Topps '52 Style Autographed Rookie
Hong Chih Kuo '03 Bow Chrome DP Rookie
Joe Mauer 2002 Topps 206 Rookie
Reid Brignac 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /522
Jose Reyes '01 Topps Traded Rookie
Eric Hurley '04 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
2001 Upper Deck Prospect Premiers Box (Hobby/Sealed) R.Howard/D.Wright Rookies
Kyle Drabek '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
30 Total IPO's (New Items) will be added over this special 1-year Anniversary Weekend along with many cash prizes & giveaways being given out over the 3-days (Mar. 30,31 & Apr. 1). The next 20 new items (Rookie Cards & Wax Boxes) will be added on Saturday (3/30) & Sunday (4/1) at 5pm PDT/8pm EST.
This Weekends Prizes inc., $5 into users accounts when they spend $10 or more throughout the weekend. For users that spend $10 each of the three days they'll receive $10 into both their account on ThePit & NAXCOM. The top 30 buyers will receive a free Brandon Wood or Evan Longoria Autographed Rookie Card & the top 10 buyers will receive add'l prizes inc, a Grand Prize 2005 Bow. Draft Picks Hobby Box.
To claim your free $5 or $10 into your accounts, you must email VIP@naxcom.com with your purchase informatin. If you are spending $10 each day, please wait until after the third day to send an email with your purchase information. Click Here for more details about this weekends Special 1-Year Anniversary!
10 new items added to ThePit a couple of weeks ago included -
Koby Clemens 2006 Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Alex Gordon 2006 Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Luke Hochevar Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Clay Buchholz 2005 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Denard Span 2002 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Homer Bailey 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Philip Hughes 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Troy Patton 2004 SP Prospects Rookie
Chris Young 2005 Bowman Chrome DP
Tyler Colvin 2006 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
With the start of Baseball just around the corner many New Baseball IPO's (Initial Player Offerings) will be added to ThePit over the next few weeks.
The first Wax Boxes added to ThePit that are now available for buying and selling;
2005 Bowman Draft Baseball (Hobby/Sealed)
2005-06 SP Authentic Hockey (Hobby/Sealed)
2006 Topps Chrome Football (Hobby/Sealed)
2006 Bowman Chrome Baseball (Hobby/Sealed)
New 2006-07 Topps Chrome Basketball (Hobby/Sealed).
Wax Boxes are being offered the same way the Single Cards are offered on ThePit in which buyers have the choice to pay a Shipping Fee to receive their boxes they purchased or keep them in their account on ThePit to receive or sell at a later time.
For those wishing to take possession of the boxes, Shipping is $8.70 for the first box and $3.95 each additional.
Free NAXCOM VIP Storefront Trial Offer - Currently, NAXCOM.com (the owner of ThePit.com) is offering a FREE VIP Storefront Trial for ThePit users that have a decent history of transactions on ThePit. Selling on NAXCOM is free with no listing fees, however, an upgrad to a NAXCOM VIP Storefront costs $6.95 per month. With the upgrade, sellers have a professionally designed Storefront with Shopping Cart, ability to add a Free Shipping Promotion and More. If you are a seller and would like to take advantage of the free trial, http://www.naxcom.com/New/2007/vip/ to read more or contact VIP@naxcom.com with your Name and/or Account # on ThePit.
With the NBA All-Star Game This Weekend, the leading candidate for MVP is Phoenix Suns Steve Nash. Carmelo Anthony is the games leading scorer (30.9) followed by Gilbert Arenas (29.0). Kevin Garnett leads all rebounders with 12.5 per game, while Nash (11.8) & Deron Williams (9.1) are the NBA's top assist leaders.
Despite Rookie Phenom Devin Hester's opening kick return for a TD, the Colts, led by Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning, were able to knock off the Bears to become the XLI Super Bowl Champions. Dominic Rhodes (113y, TD), Rookie Joseph Addai (143 Total Yds) & Reggie Wayne (61y, TD) also came up big on Sunday.
10 New Items just added to ThePit for for the first time include;
Shaun Livingston SP Auth. Autographed Rookie
Andrew Bynum 2005-06 SPx Auto/Jsy Rookie
Travis Snider 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Chris Marrero 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Cyle Hankerd 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Hank Conger 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
D'Arby Myers 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Chase Fontaine 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Clayton Kershaw Autographed '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
Adrian Cardenas Autographed '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
ThePit.com forms partnership with Baseball America.
The partnership will begin in early February with an exchange of advertising and promotions between the two sites. Baseball America, which gives the most in depth coverage on future stars and prospects, and ThePit.com, which focuses on the buying and selling of today's top stars and prospects, compliment each other very nicely. ThePit will be able to advertise to a large group of baseball enthusiasts on the Baseball America site, while Baseball America will be able to advertise to those who need the Baseball America in-depth information to help them with who to speculate on. Look for each site to begin its advertising and promoting of the other site in early February.
Todd Helton's cards surged after it was reported that the Boston Red Sox are negotiating with the Colorado Rockies to acquire the All-Star 1B. Helton, who is the Rockies All-Time Batting Leader, PSA 9 Topps Traded Rookie Card jumped 57% yesterday after the news was released.
As the Patriots took an 18 point lead, Peyton Manning's Bow. Chrome took a nose dive to $82 (down $30). After Manning lead the Colts to a victory & a Super Bowl appearance, Manning's RC not only bounced back but hit a New 52-week high of $132 (up $50 from the $82 low). 10 New IPO's including Deron Williams & Evan Longoria Autographs.
10 New IPO's that have now been released including the New 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Card featuring Evan Longoria (1st Position Player Drafted in '06 Draft & 3rd Overall). Below are the 10 new items with links to each item.-
Evan Longoria 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Autographed Rookie Card
Chris Parmelee 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Jason Place 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Colten Willems 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Billy Rowell 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Al Harrington 1999 SP Authentic Rookie Card
Gerald Green 2005 SPx Autographed/Jersey Rookie Card
Carlos Boozer 2002 SPx Autographed/Jersey Rookie Card
Deron Williams SP Authentic Autographed Rookie Card
Kevin Martin 2004 SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Press Release (January 10, 2007). Today, Major League Baseball and NAXCOM.com/ThePit.com "Sportscard Marketplaces" formed a partnership in which the bulk of ThePit.com baseball card inventory will be placed for sale on the MLB.com Marketplace.
"This is a great opportunity for ThePit.com and all of the Baseball Cards listed in ThePit.com Marketplace," said Eric Beckerman - CEO of NAXCOM/ThePit. "Because ThePit.com focuses on having large quantities of the top Rookie Cards of the top stars and prospects, ThePit's inventory is a perfect fit for the MLB.com Marketplace," Beckerman continued.
ThePit.com now has a little over 10% of its Baseball Card inventory listed on MLB.com with much more to be added in the near future. "We are very excited about what this MLB partnership will do for sales of ThePit.com Baseball Card products. ThePit.com & NAXCOM.com will also receive a lot of brand exposure as well, so it's a win-win for us." commented Bill Elder - VP of Marketing for NAXCOM/ThePit. "When we acquired ThePit.com from the Topps Company, we knew that we had to add more sales venues to get this incredibly unique amount of inventory in front of more collectors," continued Elder. "This relationship with MLB.com will be a big step in the right direction."
In its first few days, ThePit.com has already received quite a bit of sales. As more items from ThePit.com are added to MLB.com, and especially as Baseball Season gets closer, those that use ThePit.com are bound to see their baseball card portfolio increase significantly.
"Because there are so many baseball fans on the MLB.com site and because ThePit.com's inventory, the demand for ThePit items will grow substantially. This will not only create more liquidity, but will also increase the values of the baseball cards available on ThePit," said Kevin Klein - Business Development for NAXCOM/ThePit.
About NAXCOM.com & ThePit.com
NAXCOM.com - Established in 2002, the NAXCOM Marketplace offers over 7.5mm User Listings with users buying and selling with each other and NAXCOM acting as a third-party intermediary for payments. This exclusive Buyer Protection System has allowed the NAXCOM Marketplace to have nearly 2mm items sell with buyers always receiving their item or their money back.
ThePit.com - Acquired by NAXCOM.com from the Topps Company in 2006. Users Buy & Sell today's top sports stars and prospects and their best Rookie Card(s) in bulk with the option to not take possession...just like the stock market.
Media Contact: Bill Elder (310) 568-8825 ext.104.
At approximately 2pm PDT/5pm EST, NAXCOM/ThePit.com will release the details of the new partnership.
Many new upgrades and features are scheduled for the New Year and this partnership that will be one of many new advancements for ThePit.com.
One of the main focuses of ThePit will be to increase liquidity. The company will therefore look at ways of getting ThePit.com inventory available on as many different outlets as possible. While this first partnership will be one of the most significant, it will in no way be the last.
As the New Year begins, we would like to thank all of our users for their support during our 1st year of ownership of ThePit.com. While a lot of changes were made in '06, which helped ThePit grow substantially compared to the last few years, a lot more enhancements & upgrades are scheduled for '07. This includes a very significant partnership that will be announced.
Denver Rookie Quarterback Jay Cutler along with Rookie Running Backs Joseph Addai (Colts) & Jerious Norwood (Falcons) Topps Chrome Autographed Rookies have been added to ThePit.
Ladainian Tomlinson continues to break NFL Records & his Rookie Cards continue to break new 52-week highs. Tomlinson's Finest PSA 10 hit a new 52-week high of $253 & is now up 178% from $91 only a few months before.
The Devin Hester Topps Chrome Autographed Rookie Card has now been added to ThePit.com. One of the leading candidates along side Vince Young & Reggie Bush for Rookie of the Year exploded in Prime Time on Monday night with 2 returns for TD's, setting an NFL record with his 6th return for a TD. *Please note there will be a 5-day No Shipping Request on this item.
Drew Brees PSA 10 Finest is now Up 85% after his 5 TD's, 384y on Sunday night in Dallas. Ladainian Tomlinson also continued to hit new highs with his finest PSA 10 doubling in price to $180 from $90 two months ago. Recently added Maurice Drew Topps Chrome rose after his 166y, 2 TD performance, while Rookies Vince Young & Matt Leinart continue to go up after leading their teams to big winsLast week 30 Items were added including;
Last week 30 Items were added including;
Marian Hossa 1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Scott Niedermayer 1990-91 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Henrik Zetterbert Upper Deck Young Guns Autographed Rookie Card
Ilya Kovalchuk Topps Chrome Rookie Card
Joe Thornton 1996-97 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Paul Kariya 1992-93 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Eric Staal 2003-04 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card
Yao Ming Topps Chrome Rookie Card
Boris Diaw SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Delonte West SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Emeka Okafor Bowman Autograph Rookie Card
Shawn Marion SPx Autographed Rookie Card
Chris Duhon SP Authentic Autograph Rookie Card
Jamal Lewis SPx Autograph Jersey Rookie Card
Mark Bradley SPx Autograph Jersey Rookie Card
Vincent LeCavalier '1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Roberto Luongo 1997-98 Zenieth Rookie Card
Teemu Selanne 1991-92 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Jarome Iginla 1994-95 SP Premier Prospects Rookie Card
Alexander Frolov 2002-03 SP Authentic Autograph Rookie Card
Jonathan CheeChoo 1998-99 OPC Chrome Rookie Card
Joe Sakic 1989-90 Topps Rookie Card
Simon Gagne 1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Marques Colston 2006 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card.
Maurice Drew 2006 Topps Chrome Rookie Card.
Zach Randolph 2001-02 Topps Chrome Rookie Card.
Michael Redd 2000-01 SPx /1999 Rookie Card.
Peter Forsberg 1991-92 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Markus Naslund 1992-93 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Mike Modano 1990-91 OPC Premier.
Reggie Bush's Upper Deck Rookie Premiere RC PSA 10 saw huge numbers, transacting over 50 times on Sunday and rising from $7.50 to over $12.00 each. Also, Jay Cutler's Chrome Rookie continued to climb despite a close loss against the reigning NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.
On Thursday, Tony Romo continued his stellar play throwing for 5 TD passes. His Chrome RC jumped $37 to a new high of $79. Also, Jay Cutler's Chrome Rookie jumped 108% to $13.50 after it was speculated that he would get the start for Denver next week. Two other Rookies, Joseph Addai's Chrome Rookie has now jumped over 150% to $9.85 after his very impressive 4 TD's on Sunday night while Vince Young's Chrome jumped 60% after he led the Titans to a big comeback win vs the Giants.
This Sunday, Dodger Rookies - Andre Ethier & James Loney will be signing autographs at the NAXCOM Show. Wholesale Bulk & individual Mail Order is available for those unable to attend. Click Here for more information about the upcoming NAXCOM Events or contact the NAXCOM Trade Show Department at 310.568.8825 x102 or by email at email@example.com.
The following S/H fees have been made to the site.
Base & Insurance costs remain the same. The additional cost per card has now been changed to the following:
Ungraded Cards: Was .35/card. New S/H fees .15/card
Uncirculated Cards: Was .35/card. New S/H fees .50/card
*Graded Cards: Remains the same .35/card
*Overnight Delivery Requests will remain an additional .05/card
After another successful start Tony Roomo's cards on ThePit continue to hit new 52-week Highs. Romo's Chrome Uncirculated Rookie is now up well over 10,000% after a low of .20 only a few months ago to a new high of $28.
ThePit has added a new feature that allows users to drop ship their items they own on ThePit to another address.
This new feature allows users to sell their item(s) on their own site, their NAXCOM VIP Storefront or any other marketplace they sell on. Then when the item sells, users can request that the shipment be sent directly to their buyers (US Only).
The normal S/H fees will still be applied. Users can request items to be dropped shipped when they request shipping on cards in their account. A choice is now given to ship the item to the address on file or for the item to be drop shipped to another location.
If you have any questions about this new feature a new thread has been posted on ThePit Message Board.
Over 300 items have been added to ThePit since NAXCOM acquired ThePit from the Topps Company. TextText