Friday, August 12, 2011

Before We Leave the National...How About a Giveaway?

Since I've been talking up The National Sports Collectors' Convention so much over the past month, here's one last post about it before I move on to other vintage-related posts. And let's make it a giveaway contest.

During the show, I managed to pick up some upgrades for my 1952 Topps set. Here is what I placed in my dupes box:

1952 Topps #124 -- Monte Kennedy, New York Giants

This card was trimmed to keep the "marquee" design, and the rest was rounded as an artistic statement.

1952 Topps #249 -- Bobby Adams, Cincinnati Reds

On the other hand, this Bobby Adams card has been trimmed to match the standard-size cards used since 1957. I suppose we should be thankful that the previous owner didn't prefer the size of 1952 Bowman cards. As you can see, the year is also recorded on the card in blue ink.

Both cards are being offered as part of a giveaway. There will be two winners drawn at random, one for each card. To win, simply leave a message at the end of this entry. If you aren't able to post a message (or simply don't want to), I will also accept email sent to the address on my profile. Look at the left side of this blog for my profile, my email address is there.

Any bloggers who advertise this contest will get an additional entry. Please tell me in your comment or send me an email to ensure I don't miss it. I'll close the contest on Sunday Monday evening and announce the winners soon after that.

Good luck to all who enter.

29 comments:

  1. I was never a fan of arts and crafts as a kid, but maybe that was because I never thought to apply it to my favorite hobby!

    If only those cards could talk :)

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  2. Funny, Ryan!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Chris.

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  3. Artistic freedom aside those are some great looking cards. Here's a link for my contest plug.

    http://norelicspulled.blogspot.com/

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  4. Old cards? OK. Thanks for the give-away.

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  5. I am in on this one. Good luck everybody!

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  6. Ooo! Ooo! Mistah Kottah! Kistah Kottah! Pick me!

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  7. I love the arts and crafts job done on that Kennedy!

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  8. Very cool! Thanks for the contest

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  9. I love trimmed vintage! Here's my plug:

    http://cootvealandthevealtones.blogspot.com/2011/08/another-contest-to-enter.html

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  10. I totally want the die-cut Monty. That's so awesome. I wouldn't do that to a '52, but I should send some cards off to my cousin to trim and make something arty from them. She likes art stuff.

    Contest has been trimmed... I mean posted here: http://thiscardiscool.blogspot.com/2011/08/trimming-contests.html

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  11. Pimped:

    http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2011/08/so-i-planked-at-dodger-stadium.html

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  12. Got ya posted...thank you for the contest

    http://robertsrandomthoughts-robert.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-over-at-vintage-sportscard-blog.html

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  13. The artistic rounding looks good to me!

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  14. Cool cards. I'll throw my hat in the ring for them. Thanks for the contest.

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  15. Sure put me in .....I don't have much older stuff and it would be a fine addition

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  16. Why not? pimped too:

    http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/2011/08/win-some-vintage.html

    Thanks

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  17. I'd love a shot at some 52 Topps! Happy to discover this blog too!

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  18. Promoted for entry #2

    http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-at-vintage-sportscards.html

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  19. I'm closing the contest now. Thanks and good luck to those who entered.

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