Angry Card Collector Contest Round-up

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Contest ends at 2 pm Pacific Time today. Comment with your Twitter handle or email for an additional entry.
You can comment on any of the following links for an additional entry as well:
Pay it forward #1, This is what’s great about the hobby #2, #3#4, #5, #6, and #7. Good Luck.

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This is what’s great about the hobby #7

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Just a reminder, you can comment with your Twitter handle or email address on ‘This is what’s great about the hobby 2-7′ to be entered into the contest. You have until 2pm Pacific Time today.

The last highlight of my epic contest run is something I won from another great blog: sportscardinfo.wordpress.com

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This is what’s great about the hobby #6

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Just a reminder, you can comment with your Twitter handle or email address on ‘This is what’s great about the hobby 2-7′ to be entered into the contest.

This highlight is from a Twitter contest win from @AwesomeHotPacks a.k.a. BTB Hot Packs. I won one of their 100 chase packs that they put together. They were selling these for $8.99.

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This is what’s great about the hobby #5

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Just a reminder, you can comment with your Twitter handle or email address on ‘This is what’s great about the hobby 2-7′ to be entered into the contest.

Today’s highlight is a quad card from Derek Carr that I got from Curtis at We The People.

20150729_115025I am ecstatic to add this to my collection. As a small time collector, I don’t own many quad pieces. This is probably my first of a starting quarterback.

Judging by all of these contest wins that I am posting, it may look like I enter a lot of Twitter contests. Truth is, while I do enter some, I don’t enter a lot. I see people entering every contest that comes across their timeline. That is not me. Continue reading “This is what’s great about the hobby #5”

This is what’s great about the hobby #4

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Just a reminder, you can comment with your Twitter handle or email address on ‘This is what’s great about the hobby 2-7’ to be entered into the contest.

Today’s winning highlights winnings from someone who I have been following on Twitter for about a year. Dave Palagi is someone the hobby holds in high regard. There are 2 times that show just how amazing he is: 1. When his Twitter got deleted, #FindPalagi was trending until he turned up (&) 2. I will never forget how awesome it was of him when on his birthday he did a Twitter giveaway because he said that is what he loves doing. After a a year of following him, I finally won one of his giveaways. It was a nice mix of autographs, game used, inserts, and a pack of Upper Deck 1990 baseball cards. I loved it because it the exact type of lot that I buy all the time on Ebay; and realistically, I would’ve bid $15 to $18 on something like this. Dave is definitely worth a follow: @DPcards. Thanks Dave, I am saving your address so if I ever come across a Dre card, I can pay it forward to you. Continue reading “This is what’s great about the hobby #4”

This is what’s great about the hobby #3

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Today’s contest win, highlights a mini lot that I won on Twitter from @markscards20150727_124632This marks the second straight contest that I received an Adrian Beltre numbered card. The reason why I entered this contest, besides the fact that I didn’t own any numbered mini numbered cards, was because of the mini Jose Bautista jersey. It is a beautiful card. If companies are going to give smaller swatches, mini cards are the way to go for them because the size doesn’t take away from the card. The 3 Larry Walker cards are simply a toss in because he is an awesome guy. Thanks Mark.

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This is what’s great about the hobby #2

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As I said, I have been on fire when it comes to winning cards lately. I wish that the luck translated into winning the lotto but in the meantime I will take it for what it is: great people in the hobby being generous. The next handful of posts will highlight that. I do want to note that for every 3 contests I win, there is 1 person who does not send anything. I don’t get what people gain out of picking a winner for these contests and not sending the winner anything.  Continue reading “This is what’s great about the hobby #2”

Pay it forward #1

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Happy Sunday Funday. I know some collectors are running amazing Twitter contests right and I hope that you have good luck with those.
I have been on a contest tear lately. As a result, I want to pay it forward. I posted a picture of what will be given away. The giveaway will end July 31st, one hour after the MLB trade deadline. Why that time? Well because I know that is a heart-wrenching day to be a sports fan and I want to make it better for one of you-unless your team pulled of the next Jeff Bagewell/John Smoltz/Lou Brock/etc. deal,  then I want to make your day better. Each day in between, I will post about a giveaway that I won, and highlight a piece of this giveaway.
To enter: you must be from the domestic 48 states, unless you are willing to pay shipping, then by all means enter. You can only enter once. Simply comment on this post with your email address or Twitter handle. I will take all of the entries and place them in a randomizer. This post will be pinned to the twitter account. If you don’t see think that you will enjoy winning these cards, please pass and let someone who wants them have a chance. I would rather have people who want these cards to have a better chance at winning than have a lot of entries who don’t care. These are cards, and stickers, from my personal collection.
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This is what’s great about the hobby #1

Today I made the trek over the hill to stop buy my ‘local’ hobby shops. I wasn’t expecting much other than to show my face and tackle their bid boards and let the owners know I am still a customer. What I got was so much more.

My first stop was the card shop by my school. Doing this site has made me appreciate the bid board they have because it works with my budget. I only went in to tackle that, and consequently pay for the items when I am at school next week. The bid board had some amazing stuff: vintage, autographs, game used, and even regular old everyday inserts. Maybe was because the bid prices were so low, like 25 to 50 cents low, but I was in heaven. I had to restrain myself. I know that there is a chance that I won’t get anything, and I actually hope the bids go higher so the people selling the cards make some money, but it was fun none the less. As I was about to leave, and the point of this, I found myself in a conversation with the store owner. The beauty of it: none of it was about cards. He knew that I have experience coaching and picked my brain on that. We talked for a good 20 minutes. We could’ve talked for longer but I told Alex at the other card shop that I was on my way to stop in, and I didn’t want to hold him up if he was waiting for me.

The beauty with my relationship with Alex, the owner of the other card shop that I went to, is that I can talk with him non stop. We have a great rapport. I wanted to stop in, just as one of those stops so he knows that I didn’t disappear and let him know he is still in my mind. You know one of those stops where you check the bid board and what packs they have. I don’t know how long we talked but it was long enough that I felt like I was holding him up from doing other things. It was one of those of those great conversations about life that you can only have with a handful of people. The cool part to me: I wanted to ask him something about cards, and it felt totally forced. If that wasn’t on my brain and one of my reasons for my visit, I would’ve let it go.

In a perfect world, I would’ve spent lots of money at these places. I wish that I could, not only for my collection but so I could contribute to two great businesses, but that is not the point. The point is, it wasn’t about money. If you told me that I would walked out of these two great businesses without spending a dime today, I would tell you that I would feel like a total jerk. You know what? I don’t. These two owners are everything that is right with the hobby.