Thursday, May 22, 2014

We have a winner

This week has pretty much taken every ounce of writing strength I have, but I promised something, so here I am.

I held a contest to celebrate my 400th follower. I randomized all the entrants and then -- all sneaky like -- I didn't announce a winner. Instead, I merely sent the winner the victory package with a letter that said: YOU ARE THE WINNER!

And because things are so hectic, it took me awhile to get the package out. So that means a bunch of folks were waiting around for like a month, staring at the mailbox every day, to see if they would get the golden ticket.

Well, I'm here to say that unless you like the Reds and you run a blog called Red Cardboard, you did not win. He did.

And, like I promised, once the winner revealed their winning package on their blog, I would recognize the winner here.

Congrats to Matt. He's the 400-follower winner.

Here is the randomization that I never showed until now:

There you go. Another contest come and gone that you didn't win.

But don't worry, I have these cards for you. They've just been lying around. Maybe someone wants them. Maybe nobody wants them. But, what the hell, let's have another contest.

All you have to do is comment that you're in. Then I'll randomize -- but this time I'll announce the winner on this blog before sending out the cards.

This is what I've got:

Four of those Chrome Mega-Box cards from last year. If you win, I'll probably throw in a couple more.

Six Allen & Ginter short-prints from 2012 and 2013. I think I might have a couple more around. I'll add those, too.

A 1981 Topps Scratch-Off card of Lee Mazzilli. Lee's been separated from his buddies, but this way it appeals to the Mets fan.

A 1971 Topps card of Don Sutton. As a Dodger fan, I guess I should be hoarding these, but really why do I need more than three? So this one -- in OKish shape -- should find another home.

Six 1975 Topps miinnnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dwight's a little battered, but actually they all look fairly good. I'll even throw a couple more minis at you. I've got a few more around here.

A 1971 Topps Tom Seaver. This card is all kinds of blotchy as you can see. But I picked it up very cheap and a '71 Seaver, no matter what it looks like, should be treasured.

If I had some more time, I'd show a few other things, but I don't. So instead all I can promise is I'll throw a few more cards at you if you win.

Why am I doing this after I just held a contest?

Well, today I tried to mail off some overdue packages. In the 5-minute window of time that I had, I reached the post office door and there was a bright, cheery sign on it that said, "Be Right Back!"

I looked at the guy standing outside the door who was balancing six packages impatiently. I said to him, "That ain't good." He said, "No it's not."

And with no time left, I headed out the door without mailing a single package.

I feel bad about that.

So I'm offering this contest. Leave your comment if interested. I'll leave this post here all weekend so there will be plenty of time to enter. I'll randomize at some point next week.

Meanwhile, I'll see if the post office is actually operating tomorrow.

It's kind of pointless to hold a contest if I can't mail anybody the cards.



  2. 71 Topps, and 75 minis?? I'm in

  3. I see a couple things I like. I'm in

  4. I'm interested because I literally got #2 in the randomizer last time, and I won't let that be the end of this.

  5. I am only in if I am randomized to #44 again. If I am in the top spot, burn all the cards.

  6. I see both Arenado and Rosario on your blog. It's definitely a sign that I gotta be in even though I already have them. I really just have my eye on the Seaver.

  7. In. I have my eye on the Seaver also.

  8. i have officially entered this contest

  9. Only one Seaver and many bloggers that want it? Count me in.

  10. I'm am officially entering this contest and claiming my usual spot at the bottom of the randomization.

  11. Lee Mazzilli scratchoff? I'm in. Love them oddballs.

  12. I'm in. Someone has to finish 26th.

  13. I reckon I missed that last contest. Figger I should join this one. I'm in.

  14. In it for the miinnnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. The dreaded 'be right back in 6 hours sign' , thanks for the contest

  16. I'm in too. Thanks for the contest and the oddballs.

  17. Hey I was a random #10!! Right on, always good to crack the top 10!! Love the Miinnniiiiiiiissssssss!!!! Thanks for having the contests on top of doing an awesome blog!

  18. I'm in! Even IF the '75 Blair(witch) will haunt my dreams least he will be haunting the pages of my '75 set-build.

  19. That's a nice prize stack there, I'm in.

  20. I already feel like a winner, but I'll try to double it up. If I come out on top, I promise to have chicken that night.

    (Winner, winner, chicken dinner...? Sorry.)


  21. I'm in!! Thank you for another opportunity to win some goodies... and yes, the '71 Seaver would find a good home here

  22. I need four of the six A&G SPs. I'm in!

  23. Anything free should be treasured. Especially if it's Tom Seaver.