I say, I didn't see you there! Well, thanks for stopping by! I have but a few simple questions for you.
Do you like baseball cards? Do you like Topps? Do you like contests that are so easy it should be criminal?? Do you like FREE???
If you answered 'yes' to all four questions, I have the answer for you!
That's right a contest. As some of you know, I love giving stuff away and I have thought of a really neat concept for a contest.
We who purchased many packs of Topps 2010 and 2011 know that they included an insert set each of those years showing off a card from each year of their history. Card Mom Threw Out and 60 Years of Topps, respectively. Well, I don't know about you but reprints while fun, don't capture the authenticity of actual old cardboard. So here it is:
Want a set of Topps' history for yourself? Want one card from every set from the years 1952 to 2011? If you do, then you're good to go! Entering the contest is easy. Follow my blog here if you don't already (there are 83 of you so far). Then simply leave a comment in this very post stating which year of Topps is your favorite, and a brief explanation as to why. It doesn't have to be a novel, I'm just curious as to what everyone's favorite set is. It'll be fun to see what design everyone likes best!
As far as the prize itself: one card from every year of Topps baseball. 1952 to 2011. No reprints, actual cards from that year. I would do 1951 as well but I rarely come across them. For the years 1986 to now, I did try and put at least a good player to represent that year. For all years before that, it may just be a common. A common that is over almost 30 years old though. Condition on older cards is good too. I am missing a few as of right this second but I will fill in the couple years I don't have at the show on Saturday. The cards pictured above are not what will be given away, I just needed a picture.
I will give one entry for following, one for the comment and if you feel like posting it, I'll have a third entry for that. I'll use the Random.org thingie to pick the winner. The cut-off will be Monday, when I do the Random Pack Monday post. I'll post the pack and announce the winner then. Speaking of which, I'll pick the pack this week, as I am getting low on packs to have you guys choose from.