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CONTEST WINNER: Josh Hamilton Autograph

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

The holiday weekend caught up with me and the announcement of the winner was delayed by a day and a half. Anyway, the video of the random drawing was concluded and the winner was Dustin, who wrote that he found out about this blog through Cardboard Junkie, which is one of my favorite blogs. Congratulations to Dustin. The card will be mailed as soon as I get an address. If one is not provided within 10 days, I will hold a second random drawing.

Contest reminder: Win a Josh Hamilton autograph

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on December 22, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

Two days are remaining in the contest for a Josh Hamilton autograph. Leave a comment HERE and tell me how you first found this blog. Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) Dec. 24. Winner will be announced on Christmas Day.

CONTEST: Win a Josh Hamilton autograph

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

I’ve recently reached a milestone of 75,000 page views. In honor of that, I will be giving away a Josh Hamilton autograph I received through the mail. Want the card? All you’ve got to do is leave a comment and tell me how you found this blog the first time. The contest will run through Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and a winner will be randomly selected on Christmas Day. Good luck.

— Newspaperman

25,000 Page View Contest

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

25,000!

This happened much faster than I could have imagined. Over the last two weeks I’d been basking in the glory of eclipsing the 20,000 page-view mark. And in the last few days I’ve seen readership spike, particularly yesterday when someone went on a rampage and looked at all my Yo! MTV Raps posts. (Note: That series is not dead or complete, I’ll be continuing it shortly.) But here I am on the verge of 25,000 views and I feel it is time for my first TRUE contest.

Now I’m aware that some blogs and companies may offer you nice, bright and shiny cards in return for your readership. Some of those cards are worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. That’s great. But I’m a basic collector; I don’t have that kind of stuff to give away. But I do have an extra rookie card of one of the newest Hall of Famers: Rickey Henderson. Continue reading

Blaster Break: 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

griffeysoxAs noted earlier, I decided against better judgment and purchased a Target Blaster of 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights to start my set. Here are the results pack by pack. And you know this kind of stuff is riveting, especially when you have ZERO shot at pulling anything worth a damn. So, there is a CONTEST at the end of this entry. Read on … Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2008 Upper Deck Starquest Ultra Rare Alex Rodriguez

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

So in my previous post I noted that I pulled this card from a retail blister pack along with an Presidential Predictor of Hillary Clinton v. John McCain. Initially I was thrilled about the Rodriguez. I saw a scratch-off code on the pack and some instructions, and the words “Ultra Rare” typed at the top, and figured I’d won something. Continue reading