Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WINNERS Of The Player Of The Day Kid's Photo Contest!!

First off, I wanna say thanks to everyone who participated in this part of the promotion. The photos were amazing, the voting was hard, and seeing the smiles on the future of the hobby made me smile and I am sure others as well.

The Panini panel of voters consisted were, Chris Barr, D.J. Kazmierczak, Keith Hower, Scott Prusha, Jason, Howarth, Tracy Hackler, Doug Drotman and a special guest of Ted Litvan from BCW Supplies who I used as a tiebreaker.

They each submitted to me their votes by email and Twitter and here are the results.

Finishing in FIRST PLACE is....

Packers vs Steelers (Brian J. McCarter)

Finishing in SECOND PLACE is.....
 GO PACK GO!(Andy Parkevich)

THIRD PLACE I had to take to the randomizer as all three of these guys were tied with one vote a piece. I had no more voters to go so this was the only FAIR way to decide. There was NO WAY I was gonna choose a winner myself as I felt all pictures were equal.
 Father and Son Collecting Duo! (batcavelv)

 Panini Get's A Thumbs Up! (Troy Schweda)
 Little Collector (Mark DeBarge)

And the results of the 7 times of the random

There were 3 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Little Collector (Mark DeBarge)
  2. Panini Get's A Thumbs Up! (Troy Schweda)
  3. Father and Son Collecting Duo! (batcavelv)
Timestamp: 2014-10-29 10:52:40 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to Little Collector (Mark DeBarge) who takes home THIRD PLACE.

Winners, please email your addresses to with your address with the subject line Kids Contest Winner. I will get these prizes out as soon as I can. When you get these prizes, please post on Twitter or Facebook using the # #PaniniPOD.

As an added twist to this contest and as part of my #SCCGivesBack promo, EVERYONE will take home a prize! So the remaining names who didn't finish in the Top 3, Troy Schweda, batcavelv, Laina Betts, Aleah Evans, Brad Jorgensen, and Mrblu1976 will take home a little something as well. Thank you for your pictures! Please email me your addresses to with the subject line Kids Contest Winner. I will get these prizes out to you as soon as I can! When you get the prizes, please post on Twitter or Facebook your prizes along with #SCCGivesBack and #PaniniPOD.

Thanks to everyone who participated. To me, you are all big winners for collecting with your kids. Not one picture was above the rest as they all sent a meaning to the world, collecting will live on!

There is currently one Player Of The Day contest going on now with TONS more to come

Panini Card Of The Week: 2014 Donruss Elite Turn Of The Century Autograph Chris Sale

Monday, October 27, 2014

What's In The Mail Box? Flair Set Needs, BONUS G-MEN!!

In what was supposed to be just a mail day with a few cards for my Flair set from my buddy Turk on Twitter, turned out to be even more exciting as he sent Giants cards as well that needed a home. I was more than welcoming to them :)

First off, let me show off three more cards to my Flair Football 2014 set that I needed. Three more down, more to go. If you have some Flair and see numbers on the right side of the blog that may help, please let me know! The missing set numbers are officially all updated!

Now onto the bonuses!


I know a lot complained about these parallels, but I am sorry, they are pretty stinking cool to me! Especially when they are Giants!

And though I loved all of the cards that came, I especially LOVED this one. So cool and /50! This may be the best looking parallel ever! I may or may not be saying that because of the Giants team border :)
A big thanks goes out to Turk for this mail day. I hope my mail day to you gets there soon and that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed mine!

Thoughts on my mail day are always encouraged!

What's In The Mail Box? A Little Bit Of Everything!

I have mentioned this before, but the internet has provided me the chance to meet some great fellow collectors and on the Sport Card Collectors Facebook page there are many of them. One in particular is Grady Malachowski. This guy not only interacts on Facebook and my blog all of the time, but once in awhile he sends me an awesome care package. A few days ago I received one of them and was excited and surprised to see it. I didn't even wait to get home to open it. Another one of those "gotta rip open in the car deals."

In the package was a variety of my favorite teams, players and products I like. I can tell that Grady pays close attention to my blog and what I collect.

First I found these Giants cards

A few new Randle PC adds!
Yankee adds:


My favorite team and favorite product, Crusade looks beautiful!

Then two NEW Griffey adds! Totally digging these!

In the end, this was one nice whopping surprise mail day!

I would like to say thanks to Grady for the mail day and I appreciate all of the cards. They will make great adds to my PC.


This is a fun card...let's put a caption on it!

Here is my caption:

"BEARD?! What beard?"

There's my caption, let's hear yours! Keep it clean and no language please!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Winner Of October's Pack Gambler Contest

A decent turnout for what is one of the final three contests I will be running with The Pack Gambler as he is taking an absence from the hobby for awhile. It is always sad when a good guy leaves, but sometimes circumstances pop up where you have to make the tough decisions.

So let's get to something a bit more positive, the winner. There were a few of you that chose San Fran to win but only one was close to the total score of 15. Congrats to Tony Ragsdale who chose San Fran and had the closest total score with his pick of 12.

Tony, email me at with your address and I will pass on the info. You have won the following:
Thanks to all that participated and to The Pack Gambler for providing the prizes. Congrats again to the winner and remember if you didn't win, still a couple more Pack Gambler contests to come along with the others I am running right now. You can find those contests on the right side of the blog.

Good luck to all on future contests!