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  ATTACK TALK by Steve Mandy...


...ATTACK OF THE BASEBALL CARDS is celebrating our 30th year in the hobby in 2012...ATTACK is current running 30th Anniversary Celebration Contests on our ATTACK OF THE BASEBALL CARDS Facebook Page......a Thanksgiving Weekend PACK WARS part of ATTACK'S 30th Anniversary In-Store Celebrations will take place on Saturday, November 24th....ATTACK'S 30th Anniversary Pack Wars took place in May with sponsorship & support from several card companies. LEAF, PANINI, PRESS PASS, TOPPS & UPPER DECK were among the manufactures providing prize support as well as from master distributors GTS of Pa.


                                             March 31, 2012 Pack Wars Top Prize.

Attack has several videos of Pack Wars on Facebook.com & YouTube.com... UPPER DECK announced on August 28. 2010 that Attack of the Baseball Cards was selected as the National "RETAILER OF THE MONTH". Thanks to all our great customers and to everyone at Upper Deck, especially Chris Carlin & Mike Phillips. Checkout the story at upperdeckblog.com....NY Yankee All-Time great DON MATTINGLY made a visit to the complex where our store is located. "Donnie Baseball" was at the site filming an instructional video. He did stop by ATTACK & signed some autographs for us!...A BOX BREAK is held almost every Saturday or Sunday at 1:00pm...KIDS CARD DAY (or NITE) is held from time to time at ATTACK. Kids get to play in three events (card flipping, Pack Wars and Topps Attax). The kids get FREE PACKS & can win prizes!!!...1986 World Champion NY Mets pitcher Bobby Ojeda was the first celebrity to visit Attack's new location...We are looking for some of our former customers: Bruce G. from Millburn, George R. from Union, Debbie B. & Sam from Westfield, Richard S. from Linden, Steve N. from Union, Dave C. from Belleville. If any of you read this, we have a FREE PACK WARS TICKET for you good for the last 2012 PACK WARS...
Pictured to the right is ATTACK customer DOMINICK L. from Colonia, who was the May 19th PACK WARS Top Prize Winner...Former NY YANKEE & NY METS pitcher AL LEITER stopped by a couple of weeks ago. He became the forth former player to visit ATTACK's Milltown Road location. ATTACK promoted 1st first ever NJ signing back on January 16, 1988. It was great seeing him again!!!...Attack will hold a our 2nd FREE APPRAISAL DAY soon. Nationally known autograph expert Mike Kushner will help by giving free verbal appraisals of autographs, cards, card collections & memorabilia that day...we now have an EBAY STORE! You can checkout everything we have in our weekly auctions & our new BUY IT NOW items all on Ebay in the ATTACK OF THE BASEBALL CARDS...Jets coach Rex Ryan stopped by Attack just to look around...

We regret to announce that all of ATTACK OF THE BASEBALL CARDS (Union NJ) In-Store Contests, Give-a-ways, DoorPrizes and Programs are now strictly limited to those 17 years of age and older with no exceptions. This includes all Fantasy Sports Contests and those provided by Sports Leagues, Card Manufacturers and Players Associations. Those 16 years old and younger will only be permitted to attend Pack Wars if accompanied by an adult. ATTACK'S SUMMER ESSAY CONTEST, FREE CARD COLLECTING SEMINARS & GOOD STUDENT PROGRAM have been ended. Any outstanding Good Student Dollars must be redeemed no later then December 31, 2012. After that date they will expire with no compensation...


...BEST MUSIC ON THE RADIO (sorry, it's NOT RAP or HIP HOP) is on Everything Old Is New Again. It's on WBAI at 99.5 FM every Sunday night from 9pm-11pm. Radio personality is David Kenney who grew up in Iselin. David plays Jazz, Swing, Standards, Showtunes & Cabaret and does great Give-a-ways. Great singers like Nancy LaMott, Tom Andersen, Michael Feinstein & Judy Garland. It's the best way to end your long weekend. I listen every week! You can look at his website at: http://oldisnew.org/ (cut & paste). Check him out, you won't be sorry!...Baseball Fantasy is now underway...My thanks to Rich Davis, Sami J & Steve Covino from The Covino & Rich Show on SIRIUS SATELLITE MAXIM RADIO. I've had a great time when they've asked me to appear on their radio show three times (follows Howard Stern in the mornings) to talk about the sportscard & memorabilia industry. Thanks also to all the listeners who called in to ask me questions. Also thanks to all the listeners who have since called me or emailed me about the appearance...Pictured to the right are two (May 19th) PACK WARS first time players. SUE S. from Watchung & JEREMY R. from Passaic, both display their prizes...For GREAT take out & deli try NAPOLI ITALIAN DELI at 5 Points in Union...Kids, don't forget about the Good Student Redemption Program, now currently in it's 20th year. You can be in it by bring in your good grades and get great free merchandise...If you've never seen a Box Break Party, check out the Case Break party from my friend Alan Narz's store (Big League Cards) in Florida. It's featured on Topps website at www.topps.com and had his own autographed cards along with his Rip Girls in 2008 Finest Baseball...Had a great visit at Attack from famed sportswriter Eddie Lucas. A great national sports columnist, Eddie was a close friend of the Yankees &     Phil Rizzuto. His wedding to Allison was the    first wedding ever held at home plate in Yankee Stadium.  Word is that Penny Marshall is doing a screenplay for a major motion picture based on Eddie's life. Eddie has been blind since a baseball injury (accident) when he was a child...We Miss You Scooter - Rest Peacefully as the heavens now hear the echo of "HOLY COW"...We're now doing Ebay Consignment. Get chance to get some extra cash to spend in the store & get rid of cards you don't want. Bring in your cards & we'll check them out...Don't forget our good buddy BILL DAUGHTRY now on ESPN Radio and can be heard weekdays evenings doing his postgame show from 10:00pm (or after the game) to midnight...our website is closing in on the 80,000 viewer mark. The first person who notices when we go over 80,000, send us a email and receive a free prize...check out our great selection of vintage cards. Also checkout our Ebay Store named Attack of the Baseball Cards!...for GREAT MEXICAN FOOD try BEANA'S at 988 St. George Ave. in Rahway. Tell the Gina that we sent you. Before you leave don't miss the desserts...READ YOUR E-MAILS!!!...Always keep those 9/11 heroes & victims in your hearts...Do you like collecible memorabilia from radio, TV, stage, reconditioned 30's & 40's radios and TV sets from the 40's & 50's? Check out AMEDEO'S Vintage Radio. It's a great store, easy to get to. Located at 558 Franklyn Ave. in Belleville, NJ. Not far off the NJ Parkway, call 973-450-4446. The place is open only on weekends and is loaded with great stuff. Tell them we sent you. We stumbled on it & really glad we did... If you would like to add to or comment on this column, please contact Steve at attacksteve@aol.com or call 908-687-8107 during store hours.

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