Friday, September 29, 2017

Great Trader Giveaway Contest - Winner #1

Six weeks ago I proposed the idea of a 50/50 card swap, not knowing if anyone would take me up on the offer to send 50 cards of a team or set they collect in exchange for any 50 cards they don't want or need. I was a bit worried that the idea would be a flop, or that I'd get nothing but 1991 Fleer baseball in return. 

Instead I got hundreds of great cards, mostly of the three teams I collect. Nearly every trader sent well over 50 cards, and more inserts/parallels/relics than I was expecting (and more than I was sending!) Some of you even included a note that you thought 50/50 was "a great idea" and, to me, that meant just as much as the cards.

So for those of you who participated I thought the best way to say Thank You! would be to host this Great Trader Giveaway.

As I stated two weeks ago, anyone who has completed a 50/50 trade with me is eligible for the First Prize. The ten bloggers who sent return packages are:

Brian O (Highly Subjective & Completely Arbitrary)
Paul (Card Boarded)
Brian R (Captain Canuck)
Adam (Infield Fly Rule)
Jim (Cards As I See Them)
Douglas (Dollar Store Cards)
Julie (A Cracked Bat)
Eric (Old Red Sox Cards)
Brett Alan (no blog)
Tim (no blog)

These names were entered into the randomizer, and after four spins the winner is...

List Randomizer

There were 10 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Paul
  2. Julie
  3. Adam
  4. Douglas
  5. Brian O
  6. Brian R
  7. Jim
  8. Tim
  9. Eric
  10. Brett
Timestamp: 2017-09-29 18:41:17 UTC
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You have randomized this list 4 times.

Congratulations, Paul! You may choose any of the prizes below:

A $10-15 COMC shopping spree - you pick the cards and I'll purchase them*

*Please note - Your cards will be mailed to you in December

A sealed box of 2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary Edition

or the Mystery Box

which contains up to 200 cards from unclaimed 50/50 lots.

Once Paul has chosen his prize I will run the randomizer again for the Second Prize. This is open to anyone who sent me anything this summer, including:

Brian O (Highly Subjective & Completely Arbitrary)
Brian R (Captain Canuck)
Adam (Infield Fly Rule)
Jim (Cards As I See Them)
Douglas (Dollar Store Cards)
Julie (A Cracked Bat)
Eric (Old Red Sox Cards)
Brett Alan (no blog)
Tim Henson (no blog)

Wes (Willinghammer Rising)
Gavin (Baseball Card Breakdown)
Greg (The Collective Mind)
Dennis (Too Many Verlanders/Manninghams)
Corky (Pack War)

Thanks again to everyone who participated. See you back here for round two. Enjoy your weekend!



  1. Hi, this is Bo from the blog Baseball Cards Come to Life. I just came across your blog today. Are you still doing 50/50 trades? If so would be happy to do so.

    1. Hi Bo, welcome aboard! My 50/50 swap meet has ended, and due to a family financial crisis I am unable to send out any more trade packages (or giveaway #2) for the near future. However I would be happy to trade with you as soon as I am able. Thanks!