Trading Connor Shaw for a legendary PC piece via Steiner Sports

ConnorShawIf you’re a long-time reader of The Buzz, you may remember the Steiner Sports promotion that allowed anybody, anywhere to trade in a legit Cleveland Browns quarterback autograph from the past for a $100 gift card.

Buzz’s headline back in January played up the Johnny Manziel drama — sadly, it’s derailed completely since then — and but opted to take a shot here with a cheaper auto. Buzz picked off a Connor Shaw 2014 Panini Contenders autograph from COMC.com for just $1.99, had it delivered, followed the instructions from Steiner and mailed it in.

Buzz waited but never received a gift card — as it turns out, Steiner had so many requests as part of the promotion that it ran out of physical gift cards to mail. (Those still waiting should email the company with their info and address they used when they mailed in their Browns item.) After getting the discount info, Buzz waited again to find a key item to use the code. Today was the day as Buzz spent a few minutes to check out the site after a promotional email, wondering if a worthy item could be found and searching the game-used section, entertainment section and even the clearance rack for the right item.

And then Buzz found it.

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COMC.com and its users benefit from Upper Deck e-Pack addition

comcOne week ago, Upper Deck revealed its e-Pack program of digital hockey cards that can be instantly sold online if eligible.

It’s a dramatic move for cards in the digital realm — and it’s been a move that has benefitted its partner in the program, COMC.com, which provides the platform for collectors to sell their real cardboard.

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Upper Deck e-Pack meshes digital cards with physical delivery option

ePack1Fans of digital card apps may have a new pastime with a new Upper Deck app revealed on Thursday that offers a digital collecting experience with the option of claiming physical cards.

It’s Upper Deck e-Pack.

According to the company, “users can instantly purchase and open packs online at anytime, from anywhere. Entire card collections can be easily viewed, sorted and stored digitally, eliminating the need for any physical storage space, while still providing an exciting pack-opening experience. What makes e-Pack’s patent pending technology truly unique is the ability to have actual physical versions of digital cards mailed out at any time.”

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