Tuesday, October 20, 2015

100th Post Giveaway Contest! Free NBA cards! (and an anniversary message)

This is my 100th post on Cardboard History. I'm not even at the 1 year mark yet so that is a victory to me. I have some issues with follow through so to have been able to keep it going this long, I kind of surprised myself. And I have so many more things I want to post, so I should be able to keep this going for a decade or more. (Hopefully!)

Since it is my 100th post, let's do a small giveaway. Comment on this post for a chance to win a small padded mailer full of NBA cards, taken from my duplicate stash that's not yet posted onto my tradelist on the Database. Will be a mixture of things ranging in age from early 1990s to 2014-15.

Simply comment to enter. I will use random.org to pick the winner's number and I will let that winner know so they can get me their address. You have until Thursday night to enter. I can only mail on Saturdays since our Jeep is essentially dead, have to borrow a car to get to the post office. Open to all- I will ship internationally - and following the blog is not necessary but would be appreciated. 


And now, the anniversary. I realized today that this past Sunday, my birthday, was the 10 year anniversary of when my brother gave me my first scanner! That was the best one I ever had, but my new computer does not recognize it. I can still use it, but it involves getting my old computer out, which barely works at all. I basically save it for when I  have to scan slides and negatives, which  neither of my other two scanners can do.
The very first thing I scanned with my first scanner was in fact a card...however, I had it too close to the edge and cut part of it off.
This was the very first scan I ever made-
You can see how I cut the point off the card. I had to rescan it, shown below. The second version of the scan had it's colors overadjusted. I hadn't quite gotten it perfect yet when I did the majority of my NASCAR collection.
The reason this became Scan #1? It was simply on top of the pile of cards that I had just gotten recently...possibly earlier that day, I no longer remember, and don't feel like getting my collection book out to check (lol). I have no idea how many scans I've made since then...I know by time my first computer (mostly) died it was over 20,000 and I have not slowed down over the past two computers...I average about 15-25 a day!


  1. Wow....that is a good anniversary; I didn't realize it was that long. I hope you get enough people reading this to be able to do your giveaway.

  2. I like basketball cards! I like your blog posts,too. You've got a lot of collecting interests that mirror my own.

  3. Count me in! I really do like the fact that you blog isn't a team collector blog, so every other post isn't dedicated to new cards that are for your(insert favorite team) "PC".

  4. Congrats Billy. Always look forward to your posts

  5. Big basketball card fan, and I like the blog! Congrats on the 100th post! Count me in on the giveaway please!

  6. OK...not as much turnout as I would have liked, but, it does work out in the end. You're all winners! RAZ, Jon and Rob, Send me your address to elcaminobilly at yahoo.com and I'll get some cards off to you. Please put Cardboard History in the message title so I can find it easily. Mark, I still have yours.