Monday, April 22, 2019

Birthday Cards for my 50th Birthday

I celebrated my 50th birthday this past weekend. In the space between my ears, I am much younger than 50 years old. I suppose that is part of the reason I still love collecting Indians cards.

For my birthday, in addition to many other presents, I received several packs and blasters of baseball cards. Here are some of the "highlights," including a slew of Tribers:


The two non-Indians cards here are cloth stickers. Very cool throwback!


Speaking of throwback, how about a Scratch-Off Game card? Oh, and how about a game-used material card? And then we throw in a couple refractor things for good measure:


Sunday, February 3, 2019

PAD Circus Revisited, Update of sorts

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The Pack-A-Daily Circus (PAD Circus, for short - PAD even shorter) was a fun event I ran for several years here on the blog. In a nutshell, I opened one pack of cards for every day during the regular baseball MLB season. Readers could choose teams or players, depending on the rules of the given season, and then those would be assigned to the participants.

The original premise was that each participant would get all the cards they "won" during the season. It was a LOT of fun to do! But, the sticking point came in that last bit: they were SUPPOSED to get the cards they pulled during the season. As it turns out, only the very first season or two actually netted anyone getting any cards. There is no one and nothing to blame but myself for that, and that is where we pick things up.

While cleaning out the home office today (Feb 2, 2019), I came across a BUNCH of cards from the  old PAD Circus programs. They are unsorted and are completely mixed together. A responsible handler of such things would dutifully go back through all the posts and figure out which cards belong to which participant. Alas, I am not such a person.

Instead of going back to figure all that out, I am taking the "beg forgiveness, take another route" approach. You see, my revised method of giving these cards away is this: Use the GOOGLE FORM HERE to request a team! Please only one team per person so that everyone gets a chance.

That's right - pick a team, get a BUNCH of cards! Not only will there be cards from the PAD Circus years, but I am including whatever cards I happen to have sitting around. This includes my charity A&G Hobby Case Break, any packs I've opened during the last few years, etc.

ALL FOR FREE!! Yours for the asking! Use the google form link above!


NOTE: I will attempt to go back and refund any money given to me from PAD Circus. I know some of you donated money to help with shipping etc. I apologize for dropping the ball on these.