Saturday, September 3, 2016

FREE 2016 Topps Bunt Digital Card Pack Code #5(COME CLAIM, FIRST COME!)

Last week or so, I had a stack of 12 Topps Bunt Pack codes to giveaway.

But, it appears some didn't claim theirs so I have 5 to giveaway on the blog today.

They will be spread out throughout the afternoon so make sure you are paying attention to grab your FREE Digital Card Pack code right here.

 

Code #5 is....tpdDQf78r

JUST MAKE SURE TO COMMENT WHEN YOU CLAIM THE CODE SO OTHERS WILL KNOW. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

Hope everyone enjoyed this! Let me know if you hit anything big!

FREE 2016 Topps Bunt Digital Card Pack Code #4(COME CLAIM, FIRST COME!)

Last week or so, I had a stack of 12 Topps Bunt Pack codes to giveaway.

But, it appears some didn't claim theirs so I have 5 to giveaway on the blog today.

They will be spread out throughout the afternoon so make sure you are paying attention to grab your FREE Digital Card Pack code right here.

 

Code #4 is....grgmQ483G

JUST MAKE SURE TO COMMENT WHEN YOU CLAIM THE CODE SO OTHERS WILL KNOW. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

FREE 2016 Topps Bunt Digital Card Pack Code #3(COME CLAIM, FIRST COME!)

Last week or so, I had a stack of 12 Topps Bunt Pack codes to giveaway.

But, it appears some didn't claim theirs so I have 5 to giveaway on the blog today.

They will be spread out throughout the afternoon so make sure you are paying attention to grab your FREE Digital Card Pack code right here.

 

Code #3 is.....RfxH3QX97

JUST MAKE SURE TO COMMENT WHEN YOU CLAIM THE CODE SO OTHERS WILL KNOW. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

FREE 2016 Topps Bunt Digital Card Pack Code #2(COME CLAIM, FIRST COME!)

Last week or so, I had a stack of 12 Topps Bunt Pack codes to giveaway.

But, it appears some didn't claim theirs so I have 5 to giveaway on the blog today.

They will be spread out throughout the afternoon so make sure you are paying attention to grab your FREE Digital Card Pack code right here.

 

Code #2 is.....Z44khgjHJ

JUST MAKE SURE TO COMMENT WHEN YOU CLAIM THE CODE SO OTHERS WILL KNOW. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

FREE 2016 Topps Bunt Digital Card Pack Code #1(COME CLAIM, FIRST COME!)

Last week or so, I had a stack of 12 Topps Bunt Pack codes to giveaway.

But, it appears some didn't claim theirs so I have 5 to giveaway on the blog today.

They will be spread out throughout the afternoon so make sure you are paying attention to grab your FREE Digital Card Pack code right here.

 

Code #1 is.....zCPbP6rwB

JUST MAKE SURE TO COMMENT WHEN YOU CLAIM THE CODE SO OTHERS WILL KNOW. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Winner!

The contest streak has come to an end....for now.

So let's get down to business and announce a winner for some 2016 Topps Chrome cards.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WATCH FOR THESE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS. I WILL NOT CHASE YOU DOWN AS I DON'T HAVE TIME TO AND MANY HAVE MISSED OUT ON PRIZES THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF NOT WATCHING FOR THIS POST.

There were 21 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Jamie B
  2. Tracy LeVeaux
  3. Chefmsmith04
  4. Wilson
  5. defgav
  6. Marty Boylan
  7. James
  8. Tim B.
  9. Justin S
  10. JT Woodworth
  11. Trevor P
  12. The Peavine
  13. Cameron Towe
  14. GRADY MALACHOWSKI
  15. Daniel Wilson
  16. Matthew Chrisman
  17. The Lost Collector
  18. Jafronius
  19. Brandon L
  20. hudsonfan15
  21. Justin S
IP: 72.169.80.221
Timestamp: 2016-09-03 11:41:24 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats Jamie B on the win! Please email sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your addy. You will have 48 hours from now to claim your prize or it will be re-given away.

Thanks to everyone who entered and I am sure more contests are ahead!

Just Found One!

I am a little late to the party, but better late than never.
 
Seeing the craze that was Gary Sanchez and being a Yankees fan, I had to see if I had a rookie card somewhere. I mean I would be crazy not to take a second out to look right?

After a few box searches, I was relieved to had stumbled on this one. Glad I have at least one, though I hope more are hiding somewhere.

 
How many of you go rookie card digging when a player gets hot? What was your best find?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Winner Of The 2016 Unparalleled Auto!

Someone on here is taking home this pretty slick looking card.

 

Let's see who that is shall we...
 
There were 17 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Justin S
  2. shane holliday
  3. Nick Frank
  4. defgav
  5. GRADY MALACHOWSKI
  6. hudsonfan15
  7. Taylor Gapsch
  8. Nick Frank
  9. Scott N.
  10. Cameron Towe
  11. @JGfan24ever
  12. Admin
  13. Trevor P
  14. Scott N.
  15. michael wardrop
  16. Bradley Defreitas
  17. Tracy LeVeaux
IP: 72.169.80.166
Timestamp: 2016-09-02 10:48:01 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to Justin S! Justin, please email sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your addy and claim of card within 48 hours or the card will be re-given away. Also please thank Panini after the card arrives so we can continue to host these contests.

Thanks to everyone who entered. More contests ahead!

SURPRISE! You Win A Dan Marino Autographed Football!

I, just like many others, have Facebook to visit with friends near and far away. I also have Facebook to enter contests from many local companies and even some far away. But, I don't like to enter as many far away not knowing who they. Yes, I have trust issues.

However, when one of those "suggested ads" popped up for SIG Auctions and noted a big giveaway, I said, "Well, why not?"

It was obviously the best choice I ever made.

The contest was for a Dan Marino autographed football and all you had to do was LIKE and SHARE the status for their upcoming auction. I did just that and never saw a winner announcement so I assumed either it was a sham or that I didn't win.

Well, to my surprise, I checked my "other inbox" on Facebook, something I only do weekly, and saw a message that I was the winner. I was still in disbelief and couldn't believe they were giving this away for FREE. So I messaged my address not sure if I would ever see it and a week later this came PSA certified....

I still can't believe it. It's also my first signed football so it was an added bonus. 
However, I wasn't so sure about keeping it stored in a ziplock so I went to BCW's website and picked up one of these snazzy BCW Acrylic Football Displays to display it in.
The mirror backdrop is cool.
Even after a few weeks I am still stunned to see this in my man-cave when I walk by it. A big thanks goes out to SIG Auctions for the signed ball and I suggest you go LIKE them on Facebook as well as you will never know when the next big giveaway may be.

Thoughts on my newest addition are welcomed!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

My Only Custom

There is nothing more fun then digging through boxes of random stuff and discovering items you forgot about.

Today's post is just that as I found my first and only ever custom card I put together in a shoe box of paperwork. Not the most ideal place for it, but I must have just tossed it aside and it got lost in the stack.

Now, unlike the rest of you bloggers you are pros at this game, mine was simply put together by hand. I believe Upper Deck held a contest 5 years ago on their Facebook page for fans to create a "new product" by designing their own cards so this was the best I could do.....
 
I took it appears a white filler card, colored it black, cut out an NHL logo from a magazine and a picture of Alex Ovechkin off from an Upper Deck pack and put it together. I think I called it UD Black Ice. I thought the player looking shiny was the "Ice" part of it. 
 
I think it looks cool, but definitely no pro look to it. Probably why I lost out on the contest too haha. 

What was your first custom card? Have a pic to share in comments? Let's see or hear about it.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Boog Yeah!

Not sure where my mother-in-law got these, but she handed them to me awhile back and said "not sure if there is anything here but here you go"

I never argue with getting cards of any type so I told her, "thank you they are great." Knowing at first glance that there wasn't much here, but cards are cards to me.

Up first, some Fleer basketball cards. Not the best players or the worst. They were in decent shape at least.
 
And the final card was my favorite card from the group was this 1991 Sportflics Kellogs Boog Powell.
 
First off, 90's card. Second, not something I have or have seen. Third, I like me some Sportflics!
 
I did some research on these and found out it's a 15 card set with a pretty solid checklist with players like Yogi Berra and Hank Aaron. The cards are not worth much individually, but as a group come together as a solid $20 or so set.

It's exciting to know even though my card funds are way down this year, that I have been able to enjoy the hobby with new pickups still thanks to her. I never know where or when she will find me some new stuff, but I know she always has her eyes out for me.
 
Thoughts on today's cards are always welcomed!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Winner Of 2016 Wheaton Donruss /10 Card!

Wow. My contest streak is winding down again with only three current contests open as this one comes to a close. But, I am sure and actually I know, there are more to come.

But, just like the rest, I gotta announce a winner.

So the winner of this card is.....

 

There were 23 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. RAZ
  2. defgav
  3. hudsonfan15
  4. Corky
  5. Jafronius
  6. @EEFFL
  7. ketchupman36
  8. Tim B.
  9. nathan gunderson
  10. Tracy LeVeaux
  11. ketchupman36
  12. Bulldog
  13. Scott N.
  14. Justin S
  15. Bryan McCarter
  16. michael wardrop
  17. ketchupman36
  18. Corky
  19. Nick Frank
  20. Nick Frank
  21. SpartyHawk Cache
  22. Angus
  23. Scott N.
  24. Taylor Gapsch
  25. shane holliday
IP: 72.169.80.246
Timestamp: 2016-08-30 10:39:53 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to Raz! Please email sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address within the next 48 hours to claim your prize.If not, the card gets re-given away to a new home in a future contest.

While I have a second again, I must also note there may be some slight delays on shipping the prizes due to a few health things I am getting taken care of. I promise to get these out when I can and tomorrows contest that ends I believe will be extended because of this.

Thanks again for everyone who entered and stay tuned for more and enter what's still open!

TTM: Tim Allen Did Me Right!

If you read the blog last week, you would have known I sent out an TTM request to Tim Allen.

Well, he responded with a photo and a printed signature. I was happy just for the response, but still wanted more from one of my favorites. So I sent a few physical items that were more personal to a better address hoping for better results.

Well, looks like he did me right this time...
 
I just wished I could had lightened the color on the photocopies I had sent but this time he "on-card signed" them. That's right, Tim Allen, the legend, physically touched these and signed them. Well, saying it that way makes me sound creepy lol.
 
A big thanks goes out to Tim for taking a second out to sign these for me. They will be framed and added to the man cave wall as pieces of remembrance from my childhood. 

Have you guys ever sent a request to Tim? Have you ever re-sent in a request to actually get something signed after your first attempt was a fail? How did that go?

Monday, August 29, 2016

The 90's Collection:1995 Fleer Ultra On-Base Leader Paul O'Neill

Think my eyes are seeing things! Are there many Paul O'Neills running at me????

No. It's just Paul getting on base time and time again.

Back to when the Yankees actually could hit and were a good team, Paul O'Neill was one of their consistent guys both at the plate and in the outfield. After he arrived to the Yankees in 1993, all the guy did was hit increasing yearly with hits and hitting a consistent 20 homers a year.

These inserts were for those guys that seemed to be on-base a lot and the designed showed it. They fell at a rate of 1:8 Jumbo packs with a much tougher Gold Medallion parallel of it falling at 1:80 packs.
So what do you guys think of today's card design? Cool? Lame?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

2016 Bunt Code Winners! (BONUS WINNERS)

This was my first ever Bunt code promo and it went about as good as I thought it would. A few entries here and there on Twitter and on the blog. However, not one person on my Facebook page entered leaving me with 4 extras. So, I decided to split this up differently.

So everyone who entered on the blog, WINS!! There were 9 entries on here and I know one or more of those entries RTd on Twitter so I won't count their Twitter entries and just give them the win here.

So please the following entrants email me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and I will email you back a code.

BLOG WINNERS:
God's humble servant

The Lost Collector

Adam Kaningher

Nick Frank

Tim B.

defgav

Admin


Scott N.

Wilson

3 more winners will be announced on Twitter soon!

Plenty more contests to come and more to enter on here to enter now. Just click on the current contest tab located on the right side of the blog.

Forgotten Hobby

I have discussed this many times, but where I live the hobby doesn't exist.

There are no card shows. There are no LCS'. There are simply no collectors.

You can go to yard sales and either find cards priced for too much because former collectors hadn't collected in years and didn't realize how much value their cards dropped or cards you could get for basically free. Like this one..
 
My sister-in-law had gone to a yard sale this summer and picked up this card along with some other items and went to pay. When she handed in this 1983 Drakes Cake card of Reggie Jackson the lady just brushed  it off to the side and added it to my sister-in-law's pile for nothing. Yes, nothing. 

Now, I know you can come across these cards on eBay for like $1, but still, in today's world, $1 is a $1.

This just continues to show me how much the hobby world in my area is continuing it's disappearance. Cards have become so irrelevant that even when I hand out freebies at my yard sales to kids (I try my best to get kids interested) you get looks from the parents like "you collect sports cards?" Had I handed the kids a free video game, they probably wouldn't have even took a second glance. I have also had other parents tell me no as they don't want the "clutter".
 
This is something 20 years ago wouldn't have been looked at this way. We had monthly card shows, 2 LCS' within reach and the hobby was booming with kids buying and trading. Pretty much every grocery store, gas station, pharmacy and even craft shops had some form of hobby relation. It was amazing.

Now I can only purchase cards at a Walmart an hour away or online. That's it. Completely a hobby ghost town/state.

It's a tough hobby world I live in physically. But, luckily, I have this online portion to feed off from. I have you guys the readers, I have Twitter and Facebook and I have other sites/promotions I visit and participate with. It keeps me excited and involved in the hobby. If I hadn't discovered the online world of collecting, who knows what would have happened.

How many of you experience this? I am sure I am not alone. How do you find ways to keep yourself involved in the hobby and excited to continue on collecting?