Friday, February 23, 2018

500th Post Contest - win free cards!

This is my 500th post. Quite a milestone! I didn't know if anyone would read this when I started, or if I'd just be shouting into the wind. As it turned out, you all have been reading what I have to say...a lot. I've had a post cross the 1000 view mark and I average about 120 views in the first week of posting a post, although probably about 20 of them are me refreshing to see if there are new comments or a new update to the blogroll, LOL. You seem to actually like reading my work, and I thank you.

So, it's time to give back. Comment on this post if you want to win some cards. If you want Basketball, NASCAR or NHL, I will stuff as much as I can fit into one of the small "If it fits, it ships" boxes and send it off to you. I don't have enough baseball or football or non-sports to do that with, but I can still come up with something to send you, although it's going to be early 90s heavy, because it's what I've got. If you select those two sports, you'll probably get a bubble mailer. Non-sports could go either way, depending on what I can come up with. You can also select Olympics as I have some duplicates available there, too.

You can also select a mixer of various subjects. I have a lot of duplicates that could bear to go into a new home. I probably won't be able to tailor it to your collections, because if you supercollect a team there's a good chance I've already sent you what I have available, in the NBA especially.

To win the cards: Comment on the post, telling me which kind of card you would like to claim.
Since giving extra chances to win is a pretty popular thing to do on the blogosphere, I will give you two bonus chances as well. If you follow my blog, you get a bonus chance. It's just that simple. See the screencap below. Your second bonus chance: Leave me your username on the Trading Card Database. This is a not-so-subtle push to those of you who are not using the very best card website in the history of the internet to start using it, and those of you who already are, I probably know your username already but put it in the comment anyway just to make it easier for me to see who needs to get more than one name on the list. Remember, Cardboard History would not exist without the Database.

That means you can get 3 chances to win. I'll do the standard random.org randomizer to determine the winner, unless only one person enters.
Click the blue follow box for a bonus chance to win!


You can win if you do not live in the USA- I will ship internationally! I reserve the right to give out bonus prizes, but due to unexpected medical expenses I can only expect to afford to ship ONE package so there will be only one winner...this time. I have some ideas for future contests that might be fun, but I will save them for the future. I also reserve the right to disqualify anyone, not that I expect to but I should put it up just in case.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for leaving me comments throughout the years. I don't plan to stop posting anytime soon, so onto the next 500!  You have until the end of February to enter. Any comments datestamped this month count. any made in March don't. That gives you five days.  Good luck, and may the randomizer be with you!

31 comments:

  1. I'm in....I like hockey ;-)


    I thought I was already following but maybe that's on Google+ or whatever it's called. So now I'm following both ways.

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  2. Glad to hear you're not quitting anytime soon! I like everything.

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  3. I am in too - and would absolutely pick hockey!

    As for TCDB - you already know I am CrazieJoe there. :)

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  4. Congrats on the milestone! Hockey cards are always good, especially if they are Sabres ;) TCDB name: Kep75

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  5. Congratulations on getting to 500, that really is quite an accomplishment!

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  6. Congrats, I would take NBA, Rosenort on TCDB.

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  7. I would be interested in some NBA especially if it is set helps for Ex2000, Ex2001 or my 90's spx chase. If not I would be down for football or non sport

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    1. Congrats on the big milestone and keep up the great work! I read every post

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  8. I don't wish to enter the contest, as I feel you've been generous enough with me and I'd feel bad if I won, but just wanted to say congrats on 500!

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  9. Congrats on the milestone. I have only recently started reading your blog and it is a great read. I would be interested in baseball. The early 90s are some years that are missing from my collection.

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  10. Congrats on post #500 ...just around the Daytona 500...pretty cool!
    I like the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons, Tigers, and Kyle Busch.

    FreehanFan11 on Trading Card Database.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  11. Congrats on the 500 Billy. Yours is one of the best most thought out informative blogs out there. I would pick a mix of NASCAR and non sports. I don't have much of either

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  12. Congrats on 500 posts! I enjoy reading all of your posts, and I feel bad when I cant comment because I know you put a lot of effort into them.

    I actually just signed up at TCDB about a week ago. Username=hockeydude.

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  13. I am interested in hockey, Flyers in particular. TCDB username jlcre2004. Great achievement, congrats on your 509th, here's to 500 more.

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  14. Sorry that's jlcre2003 on TCDB. Fat fingers on a small phone.

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  15. Congrats on 500 posts! You always put a lot of work into your posts so they are enjoyable to read. TCDB username same as this one :) I'm always up for more basketball!

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  16. Happy 500th! I just followed although it's weird I hadn't done that already.

    I'll take hockey. If you want to throw in any nonsports, I wouldn't be mad.

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  17. Congratulations on hitting 500 posts.

    I would be interested in NBA, my TCDB name is also Corky

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  18. Congrats on 500! I will get there some day. I am up for some hockey cards. graze!

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  19. Congratulations, that's a big milestone! Stars/North Stars in hockey, or anything NBA. My TCDB ID is EP.

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  20. Congratulations Billy! Keep up the great work. No need to enter me into the contest. Reading your posts is a prize in itself.

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  21. Congratulations on hitting the big 500! Your friends on here have left you some really nice comments and I wish them all luck with the great randomizer. Have fun with this contest and I look forward to seeing what you will come up with next to keep things interesting. (and nope, I am not entering your contest, by the way LOL)

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  22. Hey Billy! Congrats and keep on blogging.

    #1 Chance - NASCAR
    #2 Chance - Done
    #3 Chance - SumoMenkoMan

    However, if I win pass on my good fortune to the runner up and I’ll shoot you a package from Germany as a 500th post congrats!!!

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  23. Billy,

    Congratulations on 500!

    And I totally think that your mom has entered the contest no matter what she says above.

    I'll take Celtics and Sean Elliott cards if possible. (And I loved your Elliott card of the day the other day. I had forgotten that he went to the Pistons.)

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    1. Oh, and as you know, it is armac on the Trading Card Database.

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  24. Angus, your comment made me smile. :)

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  25. Not trying to win anything, but my TCDB name is IndyBean17 if anyone wants to add me.

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  26. Congrats on post 500! I'll enter with a plea for hockey/Penguins.

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  27. Wow - have been so backlogged with work and other activities coming up that I'm finally catching up on my blog reading tonight, and what a doozy of a post to find right before the deadline! First of all, congrats on 500 Billy! I for one truly enjoy your writing, and I like hearing your different takes on subjects.

    My TCDB username is jasongerman9. I believe I am following your blog, as I do see an option to "unfollow" - an option I won't be selecting!

    If I do happen to win the randomizer, I request that you send the package of winnings on to someone else; my lucky number is nine, so maybe someone in the 9th spot? Thanks for running the contest Billy; just another example of how great of a hobby member you are!

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  28. Thank you everyone, for reading, for entering and especially the comments. It was quite difficult to not reply directly as I read them but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss any entries because of my own comments. Some of you said some really nice things about me and I appreciate it!
    The entries are now closed. I'll get a post up revealing the winner later, too tired to trust myself to do it correctly right now.
    Thanks again!

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