Saturday, August 6, 2011

First "Trade Night" and "Pack War".... plus a contest!

Alright, well I went to "Big Hits Sports Cards" in Spanish Fort, Alabama tonight for my first experience at a "trade night" and "pack war". Well, needless to say it was more "pack war" than anything else but I still made out with some pretty nice cards if I say so myself. I did make one huge trade, and I'm very happy with the results. Some of you may remember the Goodwin Champions "Western Gorilla" patch card I pulled from my first box of Goodwin... well, I traded it straight up for these three beauts:
That first one is numbered #1 of 9!!!! Freakin' sweet patch card of Hunter, regardless of what other two guys are on there (no offense to Braun or Holliday). The other two are the true prize jewels in my opinion though. The triple threads Nolan Ryan is just magnificent with it's three swatches. What can I say about that Mets jersey in the Timeless Treasures card, and a bat relic too! Awesome cards and definitely worth the trade for that manu-patch, even with its rarity.

Alright, the pack wars won me a box of 2010 Update, so here's my hit from that:
An A-Fraud numbered out of /50, not shabby. Next!

Here we have my hits from Topps Lineage:
 Yes, you're not seeing double, that's two autos of the same guy, Fausto Carmona... joy... I'll save you all another "collation" rant...
Can't complain one bit about that Campanella relic though! Woo hoo! The Bruce is definitely for trade!

And finally, I got a box of Goodwin Champions... these are also for trade, as I don't collect basketball or football:
Good hits, if I collected either sport. The Sanders is really nice, and so is the Rodman. Not too sure if there are any collectors left of Hardaway...

Oh yea, did I mention a contest in the title of the post? Yes, I do believe I did. Here's the deal, I want to give away some cards. Nothing complicated. Just post a comment on this post, pimp my contest on your blog and leave a working link in the comment field. One entry for each. You have until Friday August 12th at 4:00pm to get your entries in. At which point I will randomize the list and give away the following 5 cards:




Each person will get their choice (except the 5th person, they'll just get the last card of course). Thanks for reading everyone. I may or may not provide ways to earn additional entries throughout the week!

49 comments:

  1. Am I the first?

    http://thiscardiscool.blogspot.com/2011/08/keep-your-wits-about-you.html

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  2. Oh, and by the way (I get distracted easily), those are some sweet cards - especially the Nolan Ryans! I have one of those Hardaway autographs that I don't want either. I wonder if Hardaway is the basketball version of DeJesus?

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  3. Nice cards! Man, hope I can score the Carmona! I need to pimp this 'test!

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  4. Here's my pimpin': http://www.tribecards.net/2011/08/its-contest-dimwit.html

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  5. Welcome back Sam, great to hear from you again.

    Great pull on that Campanella, those '75 relics are sweet.

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  6. Looks like a very successful night! I might need to talk my card shop into doing something like that!

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  7. i want all those goodwins hahah im in love with the stuff this year

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  8. What a great night! Count me in for a chance....

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  9. Count me in for the contest.

    And here's the Godfather with a link: http://cardboardconundrum.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-pimpin-aint-easy-daily-dimwit.html

    Also, let me know when you get settled in. I've picked up a few Astros cards to trade you. And I call first dibs on any Crosbys you get out of Goodwin.

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  10. Two Fausto Carmona's in one box? Yay Topps!

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  11. Count me in! I am going to post your link to my blog tonight. Thanks!

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  12. Pimping:
    http://nomossushiplatter.blogspot.com/2011/08/pimping-dimwit.html

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  13. Great trade Sam, those three cards are indeed beauties.

    I shall pimp the contest soon.

    And I'd love to trade for the Bruce, and I think I actually have something you might like for the Campy, if it is available. I'll e-mail you now-ish.

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  14. "a comment"

    pimped

    http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-yep-thats-right.html

    Thanks...

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  15. Comment to enter. Felix will look great in my Mariners collection.

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  16. Pimped and commented. Would you be interested in trading the Charlie Morton auto?

    http://piratestreasureroom.blogspot.com/2011/08/daily-dimwit-has-contest-for-you.html

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  17. I will enter and pimp soon, but in the meantime, what would you like for the Rodman???????

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  18. Thanks for the contest! What would A-Fraud's new nickname be if the poker allegations are true?

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  19. Even if it's Zambrano, the dirtiness of that relic is sweet! Pimpage coming soon.

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  20. Very nice pulls, and put me in the contest

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  21. Those Nolan Ryan's are sweet!

    http://mysportsandsportscards.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest.html

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  22. Pimped, and I'm in!!

    http://thediamondking.blogspot.com/2011/08/plug-n-play-contests-on-interwebs.html

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  23. Count me in, but unfortunately I can't advertise for you since I'm on vacation and using my phone. Nice Ryans!

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  24. I'd love to be in! 1 Entry for me, please.

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  25. Nice prize selection. I'm in, and I've promoted:

    http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-from-daily-dimwit.html

    Thanks!

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  26. I'm likin' the ARod! Count me in.

    And here is a shout out:
    http://thelostcollector.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-shout-out-daily-dimwit.html

    Thanks for the contest!

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  27. Count me in for the contest. Here's my pimpage:

    http://anotheroriolesblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/the-daily-dimwits-contest.html

    (the link won't be active til later in the week however)

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  28. Sweet pulls with Carmona!

    http://redscardcollector.blogspot.com/2011/08/shout-out-for-card-contest-at-daily.html

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  29. Nice contest, dude! http://toomanycg.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-david-harris-ment-awareness-day.html

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  30. I wish my LCS held trade nights/pack wars.

    Thanks for the contest... here's a link to The Daily Dimwit contest plug:

    http://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-alert-daily-dimwit.html

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  31. Great contest. I'm commenting to enter. Thanks!

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  32. Hrow my hat in the ring please!!! I enjoy reading you blog as well.t

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  33. Pimped good sir:

    http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2011/08/trade-with-nomos-sushi-platter-3-new.html

    Word Verification: nowuptur

    Okay then.

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  34. Great job on trading the gorilla patch card. Seems to me you came out the clear winner in that deal.

    Your contest will be pimped on my blog later this evening!

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  35. Tried my hand at pimping as well.

    http://silversluggercollecting.blogspot.com/2011/08/pimp-in-training.html

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  36. Count me in. I'm a little late to the party, but here's my promoting:

    http://cootvealandthevealtones.blogspot.com/2011/08/contests-galore.html

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  37. I'm in
    Pimping at http://hockeykazi.blogspot.com/

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  38. I somehow missed this earlier but here's my plug. Thanks for the contest.

    http://potchwheelercards.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-at-d-dimwits-place.html

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  39. Im in. No pimping though, Blogger keeps screwing with me.

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  40. Done and done. Pimped as well.

    http://docholoday.com/2011/08/baseball-card-contest/

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