Sunday, February 10, 2019

Pooped a Winner!

A few weeks back Paul over at Scribbled Ink ran a contest, and I the most unique way possible! Make sure you watch the video to see exactly what I'm talking about...I've never been pooped a winner before, nor have I ever won any poop, in this case, I did. Dinosaur poop! Literally!
(borrowing Paul's picture here)
That is, by far, the most unique thing I've ever won. I mean that. Ever, in my life!

It wasn't all coprolite, there were cards as well. Lots and lots of cards! The first thing I saw when I opened the box was some really, really large hockey cards-

Two each from the Oilers and Flames team sets, and three of the postcard sized Canadiens set. The Flames cards are now the tallest cards in my collection, I think- they come in at 8  & 1/2 inches tall by 3 & 3/4th inches wide! The Oilers cards are also quite large but "only" 6 & 3/4ths by 3 & 3/4ths. I don't know the year they are from, unfortunately.

Standard sized cards were plenty as well, and covered a little bit of everything. All 5 major sports, plus soccer, are represented, although not a lot of the NBA was stuff I needed- there were some. Non-Sports probably saw the biggest boost for me, with 168 of 341 total new cards being of the Non-Sport variety, some of the sets I have not added to in many years- Several cards from the Topps Batman Returns set were in the box, and I had not gotten a new one of them since the set was new- 1992! That's 27 years between additions to a set, which I believe is a new record for me, not counting sets I've completed of course, because for them there's nothing more to add. The Spider-Man 30th Anniversary and Wolverine From then 'til Now II Set also had not seen any additions in many years- both sets were issued in 1992 but I'm not sure if I got them then. I did not begin to keep records of when I got any cards until 1998, and those were long present by then, so I would guess they were new when I got them.

The Comic Images Ghost Rider set was totally new to my collection, I now have 59 of 80 cards, or 73.8%!
I added a bunch of new sets to my collection, in addition to the three promos above:
  1. 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Decade of Supermodels (Non-Sport)
  2. 2010 Topps National Chicle (Baseball)
  3. 2018 Panini The National (Multi-Sport)
  4. 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition (baseball)
  5. 2005 Reflections (Football)
  6. 2002-03 Upper Deck Vintage (NHL)
  7. 1992 Ghost Rider II (Non-Sports) 
  8. 1993 The Valiant Era (Non-Sports)
  9. 1992 Savage Dragon (Non-Sports)
  10. 1993 WildC.A.T.S. (Non-Sports)
  11. 1993 Comics Future Stars (Non-Sports)
  12. 1994 Upper Deck World Cup '94 (Soccer)
  13. 1994 Coca Cola Monsters of the Gridiron (Football)
  14. 1993 The Lion King (Non-Sports) [how did I not have any from this set? It came out in the time period where non-sports was my main focus, and I saw the movie several times when new, but not in years now]
  15. 1995 Upper Deck Gridiron Fantasy Football (a trading card game)
  16. 2002 Topps American Pie (non-Sport, some people list as baseball)
  17. 2018 Certified (Football)
Did I mention there were some hits, too?

Here's just some random cool cards I happened to get scanned before I felt guilty for not posting this fast enough and just published as is...I told Paul I would get this published in January, and you see what day it is now, so...
 These O-Pee-Chee 25th Anniversary Series reprints from 1992-93 are cool. I am not sure what they are celebrating, as O-Pee-Chee was well over 25 years old at that point, but I'm not going to complain.
 I've been collecting these 1995 AMT cards since 1999 and he managed to find one I didn't have!
 This came with a diecast that looked a whole lot like the image.
A hockey insert that needed a scan on the Database. It's holofoil.


  1. It was a really fun contest, congrats again on the win!

  2. Awesome win! I had no idea scientists have identified actual dino doo.

    1. Yeah, kinda gross. Wikipedia shows it's way more than dinosaur doo that can be identified, not sure if that's cool or not, LOL!

  3. Lots of great stuff... but the poop takes the cake. Congratulations on the win!

  4. Cool! Kind of confused though. Dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, so how could a piece of dinosaur poop be 50 million years old?

    1. I guess approximately covers a very wide range in this case?

  5. Blog title made me laugh out loud...
    Congrats on the win...I think...LOL

  6. "It wasn't all coprolite," Lol. Great post Billy!

  7. cool! not just poop but a crotch swatch too!! (my fave little tag for game worn pants) (:^p)