Saturday, December 15, 2012

Giveaway Day 9 - Last Day!

Previous days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8

Please don't comment unless you have read the rules (on the Day 1 post) for the requirements.

Thanks for all the entries!  This is the last item available in the giveaway.  Entries will be accepted until 11PM PST this Sunday (12-16-2012) so if you haven't entered on 3 yet, get commenting!

The last item up for grabs is all about Topps.  From the 52 Topps set, on through the many years when they were the only game in town.  Through the competition with upstarts Fleer and Donruss and the collecting boom where 634 different companies had baseball licenses.  And back to now, where the company again has a bit of a monopoly.

Each year had a base set.  At first, the base set was all there was, but in the last 20 years or so, Topps has put out many additional sets like Bowman, Stadium Club and the ever popular Topps Tek!!!

No, you are not getting any of my precious Topps Tek in this giveaway!!

No, today's item is one card from the Topps base set for every year from 1952 to 2012.

A few caveats:
1. I don't have any 1951 Topps Red Backs or Blue Backs, so I'm starting at 1952.
2.The older the card, the poorer the condition.  Don't expect a mint 52 or 61.  Most aren't too bad though.
3. Very strangely (at least to me), I couldn't find any Topps Base from 2004 in my collection, so the winner will have to fill in that hole.  Shouldn't be too hard.
4. As I looked through the stack, I noticed that the 2000 card is from the Traded set, and the 2009 card from is Updates & Highlights.  I'll try to rectify that before I send them out, but no promises.

This one was a fun one to put together.  I got to look through a ton of cards and relive a bunch of memories.

Comment away!


  1. I'm in! Looks like some awesome cards.

  2. That's an awesome looking timeline. I'm in thanks!

  3. Hi there! I'm back, soon, but just maybe in the nick of time. Sign me up for this one, please.

  4. This is my 3rd (I think). Count me in.

  5. I think this is 3 for me as well.

  6. Might as well throw my third vote in for this one!