Sunday, March 5, 2017

It's Been Too Long

Too long since I had a good nap for starters.  I can barely keep my eyes open as I sit here putting this little post together.  It's too late in the day for a nap.  If I stop now for a quick wink,  I'm a goner for the night.


Too much time has passed without sharing some great trade packages.  That's what's about to happen right here, right now.

Eamus Catuli!  Tom Olson once waiting another year, has since celebrated his Cubs World Series win.  This occurred well after after sending two different packages.  One contained 60 or so cards, the other was a box of 200 more delightful paper collectibles.  

The first featured two 90 Score Sandbergs - one is an error.  Gracie 94 UD ED and 95 Leaf Ltd Bat Patrol make an entrance into my collection.  SWELL Baseball Greats, 2013 Opening Day Stars, a dosing of Presidents and Cardtoons rounded out the first package.



Six weeks or so later, this surprise hit my mailbox:


Contents included a good helping of Sandberg and Grace, 93 Flair Tigers and the original framed cards of 96 Emotion EXL.





Holy Moly Tom Olson!  You rained some serious cardboard on me!  I am truly appreciative of your time and thoughtfulness!  You are my Sandberg and Grace connection.  I looked forward to more trade opportunities!

It's been too long - one year ago in fact - since there was a giveaway on this blog!  I am currently working to sort out my collection.  I shared a picture of my sorting process which includes a discard pile.  Adam Sanders of Cardboard Clubhouse commented on the post to suggest a contest for a box full of stuff from the pile.  I have to agree!   



So here's the first box - labeled 400 count!  Consider this a $40 dime box. There are lots from 2014 Panini Classic, 2014 Golden Age with minis,  2016 Diamond Kings,  2015 and 2016 Topps Archives and a handful of 2015 GQ minis. It also contains dupes from my collection, players I no longer collect, set dupes, commons etc.   My outcasts might be junk to one collector but another may find gold.  Here's a sneak peek:




If you want a chance at the box you must live in the United States and have a street address for UPS Ground Shipping.  You are required to comment to tell me why you are most deserving above all other readers.  I shall present your cases before the Great Randomizer.  She alone will determine your worthiness. The Randomizer will cycle three times before her decision is final.  Your opportunity to participate ends Saturday March 11 at 8.00pm EST.  [Any cycle jokes are cause for immediate execution disqualification as the Randomizer is subject to mood swings.]   

Thanks for reading and good luck!

37 comments:

  1. I didn't realize the The Great Randomizer is a she. :) Glad you liked the cards. When I get Sandberg and Gracie dupes they go in the Cracked Bat pile. I'm glad you don't mind.
    I'll take a chance and enter the contest. Why am I more deserving than other readers? I'm probably not... my team won the WS for the first time in over a century and I am STILL on cloud nine. So yeah, I'll be the least qualified, but maybe the Randomizer will take pity on me!

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    1. The Randomizer shows no pity but accepts your plea to enter. ;)

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  2. I am the worthiest since I am in the top 1% nationwide in Royals fandom, top 20% in height, top 75% in charm, and top 95% in smell.

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    1. The Randomizer finds you to be cheeky. Your entrance is confirmed.

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  3. Nice haul! I love the Sandbergs'. I specifically remember having multiple copies of that card as a kid.

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    1. sweet lot of cards! Love those Cubs! My fave NL team.

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  4. When it comes to worthiness, I am right in the middle. However, I really want it, so does that count?

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    1. The Randomizer appreciates your honesty. Your name is added.

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  5. Sounds like the Randomizer needs to pop a couple Midol and get a nap.

    (yeah - I disqualified myself, but it was worth it)

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    1. The Randomizer would pop you, given the opportunity.

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  6. ah so Count me in on the Randomizer of Doom...
    I've never traded with you (so does that count?)
    :D

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    1. Calling the Randomizer 'ah so'? You are brave, and included.

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  7. I'll join the fray for the Super Fun Times Over-the-Top-Rope Elimination Style No-Hold-Barred Masked-Dudes-Welcome Randomizer of Doom (and Honor!)

    Also, I feel I'm the most worthy because the Reds will be horrible again this year and the randomizer should have pity.

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    1. The Randomizer is pleased to see your comment and agrees the Reds are bottom feeders. Entrance granted.

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  8. First off, let me say how awesome it is that I found this blog and how great it is that you're having this contest...I'd like to win because I'd consider it a belated 57th Birthday present... Go Tigers!

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    1. May your birthday wish be granted! Only the Randomizer knows for certain.

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  9. I don't feel I am worthy of winning this box of cardboard goodness, but I will give it a try anyway. I don't have much with contests of any kind, and I have only won one contest for cards, and that was a March Madness one. I would go through the cards and keep what would fit my various collections and then share the wealth with others. Thanks for doing this contest, and I look forward to seeing the results.

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    1. The Randomizer delights in your run of bad luck. Perhaps it will end with this contest.

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  10. Adam - you stole my entry claim! The Reds took long enough to win their first spring training game - I fear the regular season could be worse. Maybe I could claim that I'm most deserving because my beloved Fighting Irish only won four football games this past fall? :)

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    1. The great and terrible Randomizer shows no mercy. Perhaps you will fare better than your Irishmen. Perhaps.

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  11. I feel ya on the sorting/organizing. In the couple of months since diving into the blogs, i've discovered that there are so many bloggers I want to get stuff to. I just need to get everything sorted and into my inventory manager so it will be easier to find all that I want to send them. UGH!

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    1. I've found literally hundreds of cards picked up over the past year specifically for trading. I can't wait until the ban is lifted! ;)

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  12. I am worthy because...I see a Dizzy Dean mini in there and holy cow do I want that card!!!

    Thanks for the contest, Julie!

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    1. You are forthright, a characteristic admired by the Randomizer. Entry granted.

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  13. I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy - In the style of Wayne and Garth...

    Thanks for the contest! Love the blog and some day I may be worth of such treasure. Oh and that Great Randomizer is a great and amazing lady. (Does kissing her butt help my chances?)

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    1. Butt kissing never hurts. Boot licking is more effective, Dimwit. You are admitted.

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  14. Oh most Great, Wise, Powerful and most Beautiful Randomizer ...... PLEASE ;0) .. let me be a worthy entrant.

    Thanks for such a great contest.

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    1. If you had only written 'pretty please'...Ha! The Randomizer finds herself amusing!

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    1. Dear Adam, you are known to the Randomizer.

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  16. Girl want to play cards. Girl like cards. Girl worthy of card god. Ug. Grr.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Who is this unknown Doe MG? The Randomizer bids you welcome. Girls do like cards.

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  17. We are all equal in the eyes of the great cardboard gods. Some are just luckier than others from time to time.
    Thank you and the Great Randomizer for a chance.

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    1. The Cardboard Gods favor no one, this is well spoken. I am pleased.

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  18. I'm not worthy... but Hot Corner Ryno and Jimmy Carter definitely are.

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    1. Ryno and Jimmy must speak for themselves. Fuji, you are observant and entered.

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  19. Contest is now closed. The Randomizer has spoken.

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