Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holding off, but an early opportunity...

I love doing my traditional end of the year / holiday giveaway contests.  They are a lot of fun and I have a decent stash of stuff to give away this year.  But I'm going to hold off a month.  I'll make it a New Year's contest or something.  I have several reasons, one of which is that I don't want to go to the Post Office this holiday season.  It's horrible there.

For last years contest, you had to have commented on my blog at least once to be eligible.  Mostly to make sure that only regular readers won.  I'm not going to do that this year, but if you are dedicated enough to be reading this, you can get an extra entry into this year's (next year's??) contest by making a comment on this post before 11:00 PM PST on Sunday December 1st.

Right now I am thinking around seven-ish different prizes, and you would be able to enter on 3 of the seven.  This extra entry would allow you to enter on a fourth or double enter on one.

Wait, you know what?  Because I got very little feedback on my pitiful plea for card show help, I will offer yet another extra entry if you go to that post and comment (with a useful opinion please!) there before 11:00 PM PST on Sunday December 1st.  That's right, you can get 2 extra entries total, one for commenting on the post you are currently reading, and one for commenting on this post.

And now, because walls of text are boring, a pic of the one and only Casey Stengel, way back from his playing days edition!  He looks pretty chill. 
And Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

12 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

I meant to comment on that post last night. I'll go back and do it when I get to work.

madding said...

I am so thankful (get it?!) that they opened a post office nearish to my work that has one of those automated machines. People almost never use those things for some reason, so there's almost never a wait.

comatoad said...

I just dropped off $45.00 worth of traders in the mail. Basically, I've been two months behind on my traders, so I feel your pain.

Sarah said...
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Josh D. said...

Stengel was a hipster before it was cool.

Nick said...

Upper Deck used that photo of Stengel for a card back in 2001.

http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/1512/1512-12Fr.jpg

It's one of my favorites.

Brian Conrad said...

Sorry no experience in selling at card shows but good luck and happy turkey day

The Lost Collector said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fuji said...

I don't blame you for holding off on your contest. Stood in line for almost 20 minutes at the post office on Monday. I went again yesterday and it was a little better (maybe a 12 to 15 minute wait), but I also went earlier in the day.

irondequoit36 said...

I had 2 packages to send , went to park , saw the line from my car and kept going.Being close to the holidays , it's only going to get worse.

Greg Zakwin said...

Appreciate the early entry.

Brad's Blog said...

I still owe you some cards for the SCAM Project, do you have an update on where you are with that?