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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”
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Today’s contest win, highlights a mini lot that I won on Twitter from @markscards. This 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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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”
You know those contests on Twitter where you ‘retweet’ to win something that you know that you will never get. Well this is the story of how I won, one of those contests. A few months ago, I was having a really bad day. I suffer from anxiety and depression. Some days are better than others. This was one of those extreme days where I had to put everything on hold and say ‘I need a time out for a little bit.’ So I did something that no one can get away with in this day and age of technology, I turned my phone off and didn’t go on my computer. I watched Netflix while I studied until it was time to get my nephews from school. It was in the car waiting for them at around 1:30 and a little bored. Consequently I finally turned my phone on. My phone blew up with notifications. This wasn’t normal, as I don’t get a lot of messages. It was all people congratulating me on winning a contest. I won a beautiful signed Clay Bucholz jersey. As a low end collector, I own only one other autographed jersey and it is that of an NBA journeyman that I paid $12 for; so this was a nice surprise.
They didn’t say which jersey that I was getting until I won it, but I was so happy that it was Clay Bucholz. He is one of those of those player who I accidentally started collecting. The type of collection where you suddenly look one day and go ‘I sure have a lot of his stuff,’ so you actually start collecting more of that player.
With depression you need every win that you can get. This wasn’t just a win, this was like adding a championship. It was great. The package arrived within 2 days and I waited about a month to open it for when I was having another bad day. Below are the pictures. I would like to thank MLB Players Choice again and I suggest following them@MLBPAClubhouse. I regret not posting the pictures on my Twitter earlier.