Do you like winning free stuff? How about if that free stuff is comic books? If you answered yes to some of these questions, you may want to head over to TJ (of the late All Your Base Cards) and Guy‘s new joint Obsessive Rec and let ’em know what your first and/or favorite comic book of all-time was/is, on the contest post, and maybe win a few of their recent recommendations.
There’s a new blog in town… that actually seems to have started before even my first six long since deleted posts from March/April 2008. But after a 27 or so month hiatus, The Diamond King is officially with us again, and is holding a contest to promote this most auspicious occasion. There are seven big ways to win big (well, six since that Ichiro Jersey card will be miiiiiiiiiiine), so if you haven’t already joined up, you still have about 24 hours to follow that link to do so. So do so, ya!
Promotional consideration paid for by the following…
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. I did nothing at all to celebrate, unless sleeping all afternoon and into the evening counts. I did get $50 total from parents and relatives though, which will either go for a box or two of cards or the thing of 48 ridiculously expensive markers at the art supply place that is just over $50, marked down from over $200! Can always use more markers, more choice of colors the better, right? Of course, if they are gone by the time I can get there again (likely), it’ll be a moot point.
Still though, I’ll take a poll.
Finally, check back tonight or tomorrow for a little something cool I’m in the process of even as I type this.
Until our next…
Here’s the winning number:
The card you’ve been trying to win was #’ed /57, hence the guessing pf numbers between 1 and 57, and if you can’t tell from the blurrier than I was expecting scan, it’s #’ed 19/57. Therefore, the winning number is:
Nobody guessed the right number though. I guess I don’t have enough reach for a contest like this yet, or the contest just wasn’t good enough to attract enough interest to get a lot of people guessing. Either that or y’all are just bad guessers. 😛
Now what do I do though? Do I throw it into the drawing now, and leave all five cards to be won that way? Do I give it to the person that’s guess was the closest? Suggestions please.
Also try to win a HUGE Hall of Fame prize package from the Collective Troll. Or just vote for some Hall of Famers if the prize interests you not. Enter here, more votes are needed, nay DEMANDED. Bwahahahaha… umm, yeah.
One of these days I’m gonna do a contest. Maybe when I get to 5,000 hits. I’ve got some stuff I’d like to give away.
Alright friends, fans, and future lovers (wait, do I even have ANY of those things?), I gots to attempt sleepin’. Sh*t’s about to be on when I wake up in the morning early afternoon. Peace & pizza pie!
Get ya trollface on…
Another contest to report, this one happening over at the Voice of the Collector. Win some National Convention Swag. Nine prizes up for the taking…
Top Prize: Lisa Gleave Kiss/Auto inscribed to Card Corner… o.O
2nd Prize: Former MLB player and manager Herman Franks Cut Auto
3rd Prize: A revolutionary new baseball protector called the Ball Dome
4th Prize: There are no honorable mentions here. 4th Prize is a $10 off coupon for Blowout Cards & a magnetic case.
5th Prize: Tri*Star Obak Promo Set
6th Prize: PSA T-206 Poster
7th Prize: Upper Deck Redemption thingies, Obak Mini Promos, and FCB Prospect Set
8th Prize: St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Poster
9th Prize: FCB Prospect Set
Dillydally not, young Padowan. Enter today. Or before it ends at least. I’m gonna go eat some rice.
Wanna win a freakin’ Razor Cut Sig? Well, I’m gonna win it, so nyah. 😛 But if you still insist on entering, go to the Trader Crack’s blog to enter anyway.
That’s all, folks!
Recently, Steve of White Sox Cards held a contest on his blog for some of his White Sox duplicates, that I was lucky enough to catch early via being addicted to twitter. After about a half hour of going into full-on internet research mode, the answer hit me out of nowhere, and I was able to answer before anyone else. Saturday evening when I checked my mail on the way out to do some scanning, I found the package had arrived. And what a package it was. *immature giggle over last sentence goes here*
Not only were there White Sox, but also some Cubbies to make up for his end of this (I totally need to make that pic my avatar, btw) trade never making it to me (which I totally forgot about till skimming over old links recently), presumably being lost to whatever mythical place the stuff that the USPS loses goes to. Denver is probably a safe guess.
Anyway, here are some scans of most of the cards from this ridiculously cool and varied lot for your viewing pleasure:
First some Sox…
Alexei Ramirez is a keeper, and I gave a few of Sox to my dad. He doesn’t really collect, but he’s a big, long-time White Sox fan. Gotta love the airborne Quentin and Konerko.
I think Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye are easily two of the most underrated players of the last 20 years.
I have a blaster’s worth of Target retro, but the Griffey is the first black Walmart variation in my collection. I likey.
The Lance Johnson card is a great shot. It looks like he’s about to lose the ball though.
I had no idea how long Steve Lyons was around. This may be because I was a year old in ’86, I dunno.
Fleer Ultra had pretty humble beginnings, eh? Robin Ventura is another underrated Sox star. Is anyone but Frank Thomas not?
I love Studio. I’m keeping that card.
Is that not a classic Frank Thomas card? A thing of beauty. Why can I not get ’91 Topps in my craptacular repack boxes instead of ’89 Topps?
I know nothing about Lance Broadway other than he has an awesome name. I hope he gets to play for the Mets or Yankees at some point it his career, I’m just sayin’.
Now that is art. 2007 was the one year Turkey Red looked GOOD and was worthy of being a set of it’s own.
I think I’m gonna break this up into two posts. Watching the Mets & Braves and really wanting to draw, so I’m not all here. So I will leave you with this:
1959 Topps Sam Esposito. Wow, you know you’re a hardcore collector when you start getting dupes of cards from the ’50s! What a cool card. Thank you so much, Steve. As soon as I get ahold of some good stuff, I’ll make sure to return the favor.
The bootay has arrived! If you remember, I won a contest at the end of September that was put on by Mario from Wax Heaven. Well, not so much won, as was just quite possibly the only one who participated (I think that’s how I got that wrestling recapper job last fall too…). Anyway, the winnings by default are here! We’ve got 8 autographs (including one dual auto), 10 jerseys (including one Hall of Famer and one Patch), some much needed distraction, and some sensible advice.
The distraction and advice are from and in regards to my would-be romantic entanglement. Thank you Mario, every bit of both is MUCH-appreciated.
Now then, without further ado, here is the glorious prize that nearly doubles my autograph and game used collections!
Autos First, cuz the jerseys are better.
2007 Bowman Heritage Brad Lincoln Signs
of Greatness AUTOGRAPH #SG-BL… Smile!
2007 Topps Chrome Joaquin Arias RC
2007 Topps Co-Signers Matt Albers/Chris
Iannetta DUAL AUTOGRAPH #CS-AI
2008 SPx Emilio Bonifacio RC AUTOGRAPH
2008 SPx Bronson Sardinha RC AUTOGRAPH
2008 SPx Rob Johnson RC AUTOGRAPH #138
2008 Topps Co-Signers Bronson Sardinha
RC AUTOGRAPH No.108
2008 Topps Co-Signers Arthur Abraham
(Boxer) Solo Sigs AUTOGRAPH… He’s got an excellent record at least.
I really have no idea if any of these guys are any good or not. Arias shows some promise, looking at Baseball-Reference. And I’ve heard of Bonifacio at least.
Now for the Jerseys…
2003 Donruss Studio Lance Berkman Big
League Challenge JERSEY #BLC-4… I’m seriously considering trying to track down this set. I really liked the Pujols Pants card I recently traded to Boxbusters, and I straight up LOVED the Big League Challenge. This card is also somewhat fabled, as it features a unique blue Berkman jersey swatch that your not likely to find anywhere else. It has also been passed between bloggers twice before in trades, and may be again if I decide not to go after the set.
2004 Leaf Certified Materials Roy
Oswalt Mirror White JERSEY no’d 058/100 #166… Mirror White is pretty… *drools*
2005 Bowman Jesus Cota Futures Game
2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic DON
SUTTON Classic Materials JERSEY… Don Sutton as an Astro. This card will go nicely with in my Hall of Fame Hits binder page, with my ’05 Donruss Champions Frank Robinson swatch of something, Donruss Americana 2 Willie Mays swatch of something, and beat up 2002 Diamond Kings Roberto Clemente Gold Parallel #’d to /100.
2007 SPx Justin Verlander Winning
Materials JERSEY #’d 015/199
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Mark
2007 Upper Deck MLB Artifacts Michael
Young Divisional Artifacts JERSEY
2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Khalil Greene
Spectrum Swatches #’d 154/199
2008 SPx Kenji Johjima Winning
Materials PATCH #’d 10/40… This was the reason I entered in the first place. I loves me some patches, and this is a nice one. I’m expecting a bounce-back year for Johjima-san (is that the right title to use there? I’ll have to ask Yuta…). I think he can be a top 10 or so catcher again.
2008 Upper Deck Spectrum Jacque Jones
Retrospectrum Swatches JERSEY… One for the Cubs Collection, even though he is depicted as a Twin, and is unfortunately hardly remembered and even then not thought highly of as a Cub, despite being solid both years he was with the team.
Pretty nice lot eh? A little Astros-centric with the extras for my Cubby blue bleedin’ heart, but all of them are bonafied superstars and/or Hall of Famers, and that Mirror White is soooo shiny *@_@*, so I’m down with that. I love the lot Mario. Thank you so much for everything. You’ve been a good friend to me, and I will try to return the favor in the future, just as soon as I have something to offer back.
As for this lot, I’m for sure only keeping Sutton, Kenji, Jacque, the boxer (for novelty’s sake), and maybe Berkman for my Personal Collection, so it might just be coming time for BTHE to hold it’s first ever contest *inadvertantly sponsored by Mario*. Assuming anyone in the Sports Card Blogosphere actually regularly reads my nonsense, of course. If nothing else, please inquire if you want/need/will die without any of the cards I’m not keeping. We’ll see if we can’t work something out. 😉