Fortunately, there is a card show a few days away and I can focus on all the gloriousness that lies ahead. I've yet to get some lists together for the show, mostly because of the previously mentioned vehicle along with other mundane life issues. So, right now I have a hazy idea of what I will be looking for, but only one card that I know that I will buying for sure.
It's the '75 Lopes you see here. Not too exciting. But I need it for the ol' Dodger binders, which are quickly taking over my collection.
I hope to hammer down a specific shopping plan tomorrow. You may remember that I will not be shopping just for myself. In recognition of surpassing 100,000 hits, I also will shop for a lucky winner who entered last week's contest.
Many thanks to the 60 folks who entered the contest. You are smart people. It's not every day someone volunteers to buy you cards that you specifically want from a card show with loads of goodie tables.
The winner has been determined in the usual random fashion. To appease Mr. Canuck, who lamented that the person entering first never wins a random.org contest but then entered first anyway, I put random.org through a rigorous workout. I randomized the list of 60 names 10 times. Why 10 times? Well, as the Captain knows, it is Ron Cey's number. No other explanation needed.
As I anticipated, I struggled to screen-capture the image of the final randomized list and never figured it out. I really need to get a clue in this area. So, that means I went through the process of copy and pasting all the names of the entrants.
But before you see the list, here is the contest winner:
And for people who are slow like me -- or just generally hate puzzles -- here it is in black and white:
MC CANN CAN TRIPLE!
WOO-HOO! I'M GOING CHIPPER SHOPPING!!!!
I will be in touch with McCann Can Triple to make sure I tailor my purchases to her specific tastes. And I am so glad she has the tastes she does. I was a little worried about shopping for some of you.
But you also remember that I said I'd pick something up for the runner-up as well. So here is the full list in order:
1. McCann Can Triple
5. BASEBALL DAD
6. dogfaced gremlin
9. Play at the Plate
11. jacob mrley
13. Captain Canuck
16. JD's Daddy
19. Jonathan @ RGB Cards
22. the sewingmachineguy
24. Dinged Corners
26. 30-Year-Old Cardboard
27. Spastik Mooss
28. Field of Cards
32. Mark's Ephemera
34. B A Benny
41. Matt B.
42. Adam K.
45. Two Packs a Day
46. The Diamond King
48. Mariner 1
49. Ryan aka Orioles Magic
51. I Don't Know ... 3rd Base
52. Royals Scorecards
58. Anthony K.
60. White Sox Cards
And that means FanOfReds is the runner-up. Now, in FanOfReds' comment, I wasn't quite sure if he was entering the contest or just passing along well-wishes. But unless he says he doesn't want to participate, then I'll be getting something for him, too.
Many thanks for your interest and passing along your collecting goals. That was the best part of the contest for me, seeing everyone's card interests all in one spot.
McCann Can Triple and FanOfReds, I'll see you at the card show. In spirit, anyway.
Everyone else, thanks for reading.