Saturday, June 18, 2016

REVIEW:2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball (Giveaway)

I must admit, I missed out for the first time in many, many years on Series 1. Not even one pack cracked and that is something that will go down in my hobby history as a disappointment. However, I wasn't going to let Series 2 slip by and I plan on getting more after this break.

Let's see how this rip went first.

In every box of 2016 Topps Series 2, you find a ton of cards. You get 36 Packs Per Box with 10 Cards Per Pack with One Autograph or Relic Card Per Box. Boxes currently run around $70. 

The base cards, which I didn't get to see in Series 1, are better than I thought. I kinda questioned the design at first preview with the white fuzzy clouds in one top and one bottom corner, but they look pretty snazzy in person. I especially like the player name and team logo positioning. The photography has gotten really good the last few years on these as well as I enjoyed looking at multiple base card photos.

There are 350 base cards in a set made up of vets, rookies, team cards and other fun additions.
 
Future Stars subset returns once again.

 
And some key rookies are found in series 2 including Kenta Maeda, Brandon Drury, Kyle Waldrop, Peter O'Brien, Max Kepler, Frankie Montas, and Socrates Brito. I pulled most.

 
Topps also included team cards and some fun subsets. Even a Yankees fan like myself can dig the "fun" tupe of card like this David Price/David Ortiz one represents.

 
As with past releases, base card short prints are in play. There are SSP's which are fun/different photos and there are Sp's which are Jackie Robinson Day related with players in their 42 jerseys. For the first time in my Topps busting career, I was actually able to pull one. Sp's like this Jackie Robinson one below fall, 1:69 packs while the SSP's fall much tougher at 1:683.
These variations used to be also much tougher to distinguish til they started the code change on the back. Usually the code at the bottom of the card goes unnoticed, now Topps changes the last two digits which will help you, as it did me, find photo variations without all of tough work. Now you just gotta see in this years if the code ends in 85 which makes it a Base card, or if it's a Jackie Robinson SP Variation that ends in 33 or the tougher Photo Variation SSP Variations which end in 35.

Now it's time for the inserts. Not something I dug in previous years but the last two years of inserts have been much more impressive and I like that only one, if one, is found per pack. Felt like before they were over-flooded with inserts now they are not.
 
Up first, let's discuss base card parallels. I was impressed to pull many different ones. These are the gold parallels numbered to 2016. They have a gold foil where the white fluffy cloud would be. These fall 1:6 packs. I actually pulled 7 but needed to make my picture square lol.

 
These are rainbow foils. I really like these. It's like pulling a refractor in regular Topps form. They fall 1:10 packs.

 
Up next, I pulled my first ever vintage stock. They not only have the old Topps logo on the front, but the backs have vintage stock feel. They are numbered to 99 and fall 1:148 packs.

 
And black parallel which is similar to the gold but black on the edges. I almost missed this one if it wasn't for the small foil look to it. These are numbered to 65 and fall 1:50 packs.

Other base card parallels are:
  • Pink - Numbered to 50.
  • Platinum - Numbered 1/1
  • Clear Parallel - Numbered to 10
  • Printing Plates - Numbered 1/1
  • Framed Parallel - Numbered 1/1 
Up next, Berger's Best named after Sy Berger. They feature another 65 memorable cards from Topps history (the others were in Series 1) and are inserted 1:4 packs. I got two times the Griffey action!
 This insert also has memorabilia and autographed cards!
  • Berger's Best Autographs that are numbered to 25
  • Berger's Best Relics that are numbered to 99
  • Berger's Best Autograph Relics that are numbered to 10
  • Berger's Best Cut Signatures that are numbered 1/1
Topps' tribute to 100 years of Wrigley that continues from Series 1 covering players and moments from Wrigley.
 This insert also has memorabilia and autographed cards!
  • 100 Years at Wrigley Field Autographs that are numbered to 25.
  • 100 Years at Wrigley Field Relics that are numbered to 99.
  • 100 Years at Wrigley Field Autograph RELICS that are numbered to 10
Hallowed Highlights feature great achievements from 15 retired stars and legends and they are inserted 1:8 packs. Found Nolan Ryan among others. I do like that Mays photo angle on the bottom row.

 This insert also has memorabilia and autographed cards!
  • Hallowed Highlights Autographs that are numbered to 10
  • Hallowed Highlights Relics that are numbered to 25
  • Hallowed Highlights Autograph Relics that are numbered to 5
First Pitch, probably my favorite insert set the last few years, makes another return.These fall 1:8 packs.

I wished this one had autograph and relic cards!
 
One of the cool additions to Series 2, takes me back to the 90's when they did Homerun cards for McGwire and Bonds. This time they did 30 cards chronicling Ichiro's pursuit of 3000 hits in the MLB and they fall 1:9 packs. I would have loved to had seen all of them chronicled up to this point and made some tougher to find like they did in the 90's. But, it's also a huge difference between 70 home-run cards and 3,000 hit cards, so it's understandable why they weren't done that way.
 
These also have autograph and relic versions
  • CHASING 3000 RELICS that are numbered to 1
  • CHASING 3000 AUTOGRAPHS that are numbered 1/1
  • Ichiro Stamped Originals that have a foil stamp on them.

 
And obviously, my favorite part of Series 2. The Griffey chase. Griffey makes it to the HOF and Topps has been commemorating it along the way. This time it comes in the form of an insert set called Tribute To The Kid. This is a 30 card set, that I need to chase down, that falls 1:8 packs. I really like the design and that he is featured on all of the teams he played for.

These also have:
  • "Tribute to The Kid" Autographs that are numbered 1/1.
  • "Tribute to The Kid" Relics that are numbered to 50.
  • "Tribute to The Kid" Autograph Patches that are numbered 1/1
  • "Tribute to The Kid" Stamped Originals that are Ken Griffey Jr. buyback cards that will be randomly found in packs with special stamping
 
It's a Griffey collectors dream come true! I opened every pack looking forward to the next Griffey find.

Topps Series 2 also offers a variety of code related things and even a couple of coupons for 50 cents off Topps items. You find one of the FREE Bunt Packs per box at 1:36 odds. I will be giving that away on Twitter since I don't do Bunt or digital cards.
 
And now onto my hit. As with all of my Topps flagship breaks, I pull a relic. This time I pulled a George Springer Scouting Report one that falls 1:65 packs.
There is so much in terms of hits and pulls you can find in Topps Series 2, I am not even sure I can list them all for you. I guess you might have to check it out for yourself if you wanna really know, but I did offer a good list above of some.
Overall, Topps Series 2 probably isn't for the big hit collectors even though there are ton of great pulls to find but tough at landing. However, Topps Series 2 is for the collector and is even great for those new and younger collectors. It offers a great base set to put together, fun chase inserts with great themes, and that occasional wow factor pull. It's built as a winner to collectors as it always has been and to me is like wine, it's gotten better with age.
NOW TIME FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!
Enter to win some cards of YOUR favorite team (excludes Griffey lol)!
20 or below entries= 1 winner
30 entries =2 winners
50 entries = 3 winners
It's as easy as can be to enter to win some cards above. Just read and follow these rules:
  1. Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to host this/these nice giveaways with. Follow them on all social media sites and visit their site, HERE, as well.
  2. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  3. Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
  4. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  5. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling me ONE PRO AND ONE CON OF THE PRODUCT.
  6. EARN AN EXTRA ENTRY FOR SHARING THIS CONTEST ON YOUR BLOG AND/OR ON TWITTER. Make sure to leave your link in comments too so I can count it. If not, I won't be able to give you the credit. Commenting with it is very important or you WILL LOSE OUT an extra entry!
  7. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  8. Contest starts today, ends on June 22nd 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on June 23rd 2016. 
  9. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :)
Good luck to all that enter and thanks for reading!

2016 Archives Contest Winners!

Another Topps contest is in the books. This one was BIG TIME with 43 entries and viewed over 500 times. I wished all of my contests ran like that.

So let's get to a couple of winners since we far surpassed the 30 entry, 2-winner plateau. I would have threw in the second auto if we had hit 50 entries. Just remember that for next time :)

Here we go.....

There were 46 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. @JGfan24ever
  2. Nick Frank
  3. Bryan McCarter
  4. mrbasepauly
  5. Cameron Maness
  6. Jamie B
  7. NoDak Twins Fan
  8. Ozsportsfan
  9. Tim B.
  10. Scott Everett
  11. Tim Owen
  12. John Hazen
  13. The Lost Collector
  14. Daniel Dubay
  15. Scott N.
  16. Wilson
  17. Bulldog
  18. P-town Tom
  19. krsp370
  20. Trevor P
  21. Adam Sanders
  22. CaptKirk42
  23. shane holliday
  24. GRADY MALACHOWSKI
  25. Bradley Defreitas
  26. JT Woodworth
  27. Chefmsmith04
  28. John Hazen
  29. Jimmy Gragg
  30. Angus
  31. Daniel Wilson
  32. Tim Owen
  33. Justin S
  34. Scott Everett
  35. gcrl
  36. Fuji
  37. Matthew Chrisman
  38. hudsonfan15
  39. Matthew Scott
  40. RAZ
  41. Wilson
  42. Tracy LeVeaux
  43. Scott N.
  44. mrbasepauly
  45. ketchupman36
  46. defgav
IP: 72.169.80.98
Timestamp: 2016-06-18 10:38:02 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.
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Congrats to @JGfan24ever who takes home the autographed card and to Nick Frank who takes home the insert lot. Guys, send me your addresses to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com within the next 48 hours to claim. If not, they will be re-given away in the future.

It would also be appreciated if you could post pictures of your prizes on Twitter if possible.

Thanks again to everyone who entered. Hope to see you guys join in on the Sports Challenge Contest and other contests coming up.

Reminiscing 90's SPECIAL EDITION:1988 Pull Speed Ahead Ghost

Alright, I have some explaining to do. Yes, this segment is called, Reminiscing 90's. Yes, this is a toy from 1988. Yes, I do know the difference between 90's and 80's. However, I am making a case for this toy and keeping the segment still 90's because I watched the show mostly in the 90s and it ran from 1986-1991. So in order to make sure I do this right, I am keeping the toys as their real years, but I am coming up with random year of either 1990 or 1991 for the posts. That way it's as close to realistic as I can get and keeping tradition going with the posts.

I think my timing on this upcoming Ghostbusters mania is good due to the new movie releasing this year. I still don't know how I feel about that movie yet as I am one for originals of any movie, but we will see.

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Key notes for June 18th 1990:
June 11th 1991 was a Monday
George H.W.Bush was President
Most Popular Movie released in June of 1990 was Robo Cop 2
Most Popular Book around this time was Rosamunde Pilcher
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single on June 18th 1990 was It Must Have Been Love by Roxette.
Most Popular TV Shows: Seinfeld

FEATURED TOY:
Believe it or not, I got this toy for FREE at a Yard Sale. It was sitting in a free box and I quickly scooped it up recognizing it from my childhood. It's missing the pull component, but the rest of the toy is in pretty good shape.

The toy is simple, activates "full" speed ahead when you pull out the pulling mechanism.

FEATURED CARDS:
I thought today's ghost is a bit scary, so I wanted to find some cardboard that matched how scary it was. So look out, these players faces might scare ya!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!




He stares into your soul!


The quite one down the street with a hidden secret...


That creepy neighbor...
 

Which card pic from the 90's scares you the most??

Friday, June 17, 2016

Like Father, Like Son

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, THEY CAN HIT AND THEY CAN RUN! YEAH!!!

The Goof Troop theme song, with a minor change by me, comes to mind when looking at today's card because of the cards theme. Even though both players were not really that similar other than playing for multiple teams and multiple years.

My newest addition, Griffey #812, arrived today via PWE from @nerdygirl2208 who saw my 2016 Archives review and my note on wanting this card. At first she offered to just send it to me for my PC, but I just didn't want to take it and offered to do a "minor" trade instead.

So here is the card that arrived today,

I really like the design and the theme/layout is great too. The vintage stock feel is a bonus.

 
The back of the card has the vintage look and feel. Design is cool too.
 
A big thanks goes out to @nerdygirl2208 for the mail day. I really appreciate you thinking of me first for the card.
 
So what do you guys think of my newest Griffey addition?

HOBBY TOPIC

This series is all about you, the readers. My opinion is mum on every subject, however, you guys have the open mic per say on here. So without further ado, here is today' topic:

What holds better long-term value...Vintage or Cards Of Today?

Make your case below!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CONTESTS ENDING SOON!

34 have gotten in the 2016 Topps Archives contest up to this point. There will be two winners with one of those winners getting an autograph. You can earn extra entries in that contest by sharing it on your blog or Twitter.

Entries end tomorrow!

If you haven't entered yet, go to this link:
http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2016/06/review2016-topps-archives-baseball-auto.html


The Sports Challenge Contest Week 1 entries end tomorrow as well. Some pretty nice prizes involved.

 
Go to this link to find the prize list and see how you can earn bonus points before others do! This isn't your full entry as this will only get you up to 3 points. (to get the 3 points that means you would have to share the link below on your blog plus share the Archives one on your blog too)

This is where you enter your Week 1 game picks. There are 10 MLB games you need to pick winners of and if you are right on them all, you get 10 points plus whatever bonus points above you get.

You must claim your bonus points by Week 2 contest end which is by next Friday.

Good luck to those that enter and there is plenty more card giving ahead.

REVIEW:2015-2016 Excalibur Basketball

Panini is reeling a 90's revival streak. Excalibur is one of those brands I used to collect back then. Of course with any revival like that, there comes many changes to the original.

Last year, this product was simply just a target exclusive, this year Panini changed things up a bit and made it an hobby exclusive and the gravity feed and blasters remaining just Target exclusives. Wondering if this change will help drive up sales on the product instead of limiting it to just Target.

Let's take a look at my thoughts on the product


In every box of 2015-2016 Excalibur basketball, there are 6 Packs Per Box with 10 Cards Per Pack. You will find Six Rookies and Three Crusade Cards along with Three Autographs or Memorabilia Cards. Each box will run you roughly $95 per box.

The base cards are much different than the football ones I used to collect. No more of the plastic feeling base and more of thinner cardboard approach.The design is a bit funky in the back, but it has the feeling of Excalibur times. There is bronze foil for the players name and brand at the bottom of the card. The team name is a bit out of place in the top left corner and is barely noticeable.


The rookies have the same design as the base except the added blue color at the bottom. The funky design in the back is also different.


Now onto the inserts.

There are simple to define parallels. This is a silver vs a base card. Only difference, name and word Excalibur written in silver and the card is numbered to 70.


Same goes for this Jamfest insert. Regular in bronze, parallel in silver. It appears to me that all of the inserts have numbered parallels. You should find two parallels overall per box.


The theme and simple designs stay true throughout most of the inserts....


except from one of my favorite inserts ever, Crusades which obviously fit the theme but also stand out above the other inserts. These SUPER chromed cards glisten gold in your eyes. You should find three per box with possible parallels. I pulled a red one in my box. There are other parallel chases to Crusade as well.


Now onto the hits.

My first one was a Memorable Memorabilia of Carmelo Anthony. I like the design and layout of the card.


My next pull was a Treasured Ink of Goran Dragic. This is numbered to 249 and still continues the feel of the rest of the product. This card will be in a future giveaway as well.


And my final hit of the box was a Rookie Rampage jersey/auto of Celtics Terry Rozier. These come with a good size swatch. However, autograph placement for me doesn't work here. It needs to be set at the bottom of the card. Looks weird going up. I also couldn't find any numbering on the card either.

There are prime offerings also to be found of these.


Overall, a tough break. Excalibur does have a lot of positives to it, it's just too bad this box couldn't showcase them all. Like I always say, any product is a gamble. Some pay off, some don't. Simply put.

However, one thing that will definitely pay off in a break of this is pulling a Kaboom insert. Those bad boys are rare with only one falling per case and the value of those hold steady over time. Not to mention they are very eye catchy too.

You can see those Kaboom inserts for yourself on this link on the Panini's Knights Lance blog, HERE..

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Collectin' Griffey:1994 Donruss 90's Dominators Batting Average

Just think, they were already calling "The Kid" a 90's Dominator in the early 90's, imagine what they would have called him had they waited til the end of the 90's to produce this set or another like it.

I think it would have been 90's Destoryer.

When we think of The Grif, we always remember that sweet swing and how hard the ball was hit with it for Homeruns (I like how the swing is featured on this card). But, what we don't remember is that he also had a great batting average early on in his career hitting for .300+ for the years of 91-94.

Of course later on in his career, the switch to Cincy and the injuries hurt his batting average that is just below .300 for his career at .284.
How many of you own this card or own cards like it? Thoughts on this set?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Yard Sale Find Part 4: Grand Finale!

A baby wipes container. Who would have thought of using that as a place to store baseball cards?? I will say that it's pretty durable and it can hold many cards, but corners however, don't survive that well. And I found that out the hard way.



Kicking this off, tons of 2007 Topps baseball. Most had some to significant corner damage. That's what storing them in this will do along with those black borders. I remember how excited I was when I pack pulled that Kei Igawa rookie, then it quickly went away. This time that excitement came back for a bit but left fast. Still a Yank's PC find however.


Tons of 1992 Stadium Club Draft Picks and Team USA cards. Nobody I knew besides Yanks awesome pick Brien Taylor (feel that sarcasm)


Sp rookie of Quilvio Veras. Always loved these rookie cards and surprisingly this one survived the corner massacre.


Nice gold parallel finds especially in Ichiro. Just wished it didn't have a couple of very small corner issues.


Even more baseball inserts from a variety of years. Some in good shape, others not. But players include, Bonds, A-Rod, David Ortiz (what a year he is having) and Ryne Sandberg.


Mickey Mantle Homerun inserts. These were luckily in great shape.


KGJR! I believe this is a new one as well. And it's shiny, bonus!


Derek Jeter SI For Kids card. Not bad at all.


And finally, to my biggest surprise, a jersey card. I think the jersey card itself was surprising to. It's player worn. Not something you hear of that's not a rookie card.
 
Overall, I would say $20 well spent. Pretty solid list of players, some sets, inserts and even a jersey card.
Now that you guys have seen it all, $20 well spent? Would you have rather spent it elsewhere? Best find of my cards?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sports Challenge Contest Week 1 Game Picks

Here is the first round of weekends games towards my Sports Challenge Contest.

In comments, just pick the winners. Please take a second out to put Sat for Saturday games and Sun for Sunday games as I listed them here.

You will earn 1 point for each game right. You will earn 0 points for games wrong. Points hopefully will be updated on the Monday after the weekend. If not, they should be before the next round of games. There will also be ways to earn bonus points and lose points along the way so watch for those days.

Most of all, have fun and good luck!

YOU HAVE TIL FRIDAY 8PM E.T. TO GET YOUR GAME PICKS IN OR THEY WON'T COUNT.

(Sat)urday Games:
Blue Jays@Orioles
Reds@Astros
Rockies@Marlins
Giants@Rays
Rangers@Cardinals

(Sun)day Games:
Rangers@Cardinals
Angels@Athletics
Brewers@Dodgers
Nationals@Padres
Pirates@Cubs

Time for the small print before you comment below.
  1. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  2. Top three point scorers will win a prize
  3. Entrants must pick winners for the list of games given. They will mostly be baseball at this point but other sports may be included. There will be special days to earn bonus points or lose them. The last day of the contest, contestants will be asked to gamble their points away to try and out-win others in an ALL OUT BATTLE! In case of a tie for the top three spots, one extra day to earn points will be added just for those in the running. I have seen people win in the past with minimal points before, so make sure you use your points reasonably on the final day.
  4. CardS may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  5. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  6. Make sure to thank, BCW Supplies, Topps, Panini, Cryptozoic and Sport Card Collectors for their generosity.

Sports Contest Challenge Standings

Here are the current standings (July 4th 6:00 am e.t.) for the Sports Challenge Contest.

Remember, only 3 can win a prize. But even 1 point can win it for you.

FIRST PLACE
SECOND PLACE
THIRD PLACE
ELIMINATED

Adam Sanders 27 points

p - Town Tom 4 points

Justin S 32 points

Tony L. 2 points

@VOTC's 10 points

Scott N. 19 points

Tracy LeVeaux 14 points

Raz 8 points

Scott Everett 4 point

Bryan McCarter 7 point

Thomas Young 6 point

ketchupman36 85 point

Matthew Scott 28 points

The Lost Collector 12 points

GRADY MALACHOWSKI 6 points

Daniel Dubay 7 points

Allen Polfer 5 points

Daniel Wilson 7 points

@JGfan24ever 6 points

irondequoit36 13 points

@pgn3540 5 points

@EEFFL 4 points

Brad B 28 points

Tim Owen 8 points

michael smith 6 points

Angus 5 points

tony Ragsdale 7 points

Nick Frank 4 points

Wilson 5 points


Nachos Grande 8 points

Dennis (Seahawksfan605) 30 points

JT Woodworth 4 point

Diverse1 4 point

Good luck to everyone! Most of all, have fun!

SPORTS CHALLENGE CONTEST!

Not sure how many of you remember a time I did monthly sport card contests where I would challenge your sports knowledge skills daily and you would earn points to try and win prizes. Well, whether you do or not, I am bringing that back for at least one more try with some new kinks.

With my time being short the next couple of months as I posted earlier today, I am not going to have time to post daily challenges and be able to keep up with the points. So instead, I am giving you weekend challenges. This will give you the whole week to enter with the challenges that are on Saturday and Sunday. There will be multiple games to pick each day and points will be updated by Monday (hopefully). This contest will run for 4 weeks and there will be three winners.

Here are the prize choices for this month:

1st Prize:

One BCW Shoe House with 6 Shoe Boxes (holds 9,600 standard cards)

One box of BCW Monster Pads (20 pads)

Two packs of BCW Tall Card Dividers
2nd and 3rd place winners can choose one thing from the following... 

Random doubles from my break of this:

 This unclaimed autograph:

 This auto card:

 This cool numbered /25 insert and a few others included with it.

 Random inserts from...

Inserts, Sp's or maybe an auto from these two products
 

JUST ADDED, NOBODY CLAIMED THIS SO WINNERS IN THIS CONTEST HAVE A SHOT TO!

 NEWLY ADDED AS WELL!


I will announce the first round of games later today. Just get your entries in before Friday at 8:00 pm e.t. and you are in. Here are the other rules you will need to know which I will put in that entry part to.

ALSO, READ 5 AND 6 TO EARN YOUR FIRST POINTS!!! GET AHEAD OF THE OTHERS!
  1. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  2. Top three point scorers will win a prize
  3. Entrants must pick winners for the list of games given. They will mostly be baseball at this point but other sports may be included. There will be special days to earn bonus points or lose them. The last day of the contest, contestants will be asked to gamble their points away to try and out-win others in an ALL OUT BATTLE! In case of a tie for the top three spots, one extra day to earn points will be added just for those in the running. I have seen people win in the past with minimal points before, so make sure you use your points reasonably on the final day.
  4. CardS may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  5. EARN A POINT FOR SHARING THIS CONTEST ON TWITTER OR TWO POINTS FOR SHARING ON YOUR BLOG. Make sure to leave your link in comments too so I can count it. If not, I won't be able to give you the credit. Commenting with it is very important or you WILL LOSE OUT an extra entry! YOU CAN ONLY EARN THESE POINTS ONCE BY SHARING THIS POST SO COMMENT HERE WITH THEM AND NOT IN THE WEEKLY CONTEST PICKS POST. YOU MUST ALSO SHARE THIS BY WEEK 2 FOR IT TO COUNT.
  6. BONUS POINT for sharing the Topps Archives contest on Twitter or on your blog! Make sure to comment with your link you shared. Here is the contest link to share: http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2016/06/review2016-topps-archives-baseball-auto.html
  7. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  8. Make sure to thank, BCW Supplies, Topps, Panini, Cryptozoic and Sport Card Collectors for their generosity. 
The fun thing about this contest, you hold your own destiny if you want to win. Make the right decisions and you just never know...