30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Monday, June 27, 2016

1 Chicken... 2 Chicken... Red Chicken... Blue Chicken

We've all had our fair share of killer deals... but today I wanted to share one of the coolest internet bargains around.  Last weekend I finally found a copy of the 2016 Donruss San Diego Chicken card at the flea market, which motivated me to search for his autographed relic card on eBay.  Unfortunately... those are going for ridiculous prices.

I eventually discovered that Ted Giannoulas (a.k.a the San Diego Chicken) has his own website with an online store.  He sells a variety of items like t-shirts, magnets, and posters.  However one of the best bargains on the site are signed 8x10's:

Mr. Giannoulas only charges $4 for each signed photo and that includes free personalization and shipping.  Is that a steal or what?  That's a bargain compared to his Donruss autograph that routinely sells in the $40 to $65 range.

If photographs aren't your thing, Mr. Giannoulas also offers signed bobbleheads for $22:

These bobbleheads are replicas of the stadium giveaways handed out at the Chicken's final performance at Qualcomm Stadium in 2003.  I actually own an original SGA and couldn't tell the difference between the two... with the exception that one of them is signed and the other isn't.

By the way... shipping is free on the bobblehead too.  Actually I'm pretty sure every item on his site includes free shipping.

If $22 is too much... Mr. Giannoulas also offers a statue version that is exactly like the bobblehead except that it doesn't bobble.  He sells those for $16 and will sign and personalize them for free as well.

Last... but not least... he'll throw in a personalized thank you card with every order:

So what are you waiting for?  Head on over to www.famouschicken.com and check out his stuff.

Happy Monday and sayonara!


  1. I'm glad you posted this, I checked it out and I might get something. I especially liked the chick magnets.

  2. Very cool! Mascots & Chickens = Win!

  3. Definitely a much better deal than the certified auto - good call!

  4. Those are amazing additions and definitely at a great value.

  5. Wow, that is a great deal! The certified auto is crazy expensive. I was watching one a few weeks back that was at $10 and then shot up to $50 in the last 20 minutes. No thanks!

  6. jupiterhill - i'm glad i could help. i was tempted to buy those too. maybe on my next order

    billy - agree 100%

    tony - thanks. those certified autographs are crazy expensive

    john miller - i feel the same way

    corky - thanks. hard to beat $4 for a personalized photo with free delivery.

    matthew scott - yeah. i'm willing to pay around $25... and even that feels a little expensive.