Sunday, December 27, 2020

Turning Two (And a Giveaway)


1962 Topps #311, Tony Kubek In Action



Back in 1962, I bet kids were really excited to find this card in packs. Using their imaginations, they'd be able to scan through the four frames and watch Tony Kubek turning a double play. Then they could rewind the action and run the instant replay as many times as they wanted. 

And that imagination was important, because instant replay during televised sports broadcasts didn't occur until 1963, the year after Kubek's card was released. In other words, maybe we're a bit spoiled with all the camera angles and super-slow-mo replays and graphic overlays we receive during modern sports broadcasts. Spoiled, or bombarded, depending on how you look at it.

But Kubek "turning two" on that card is just a lead-in to the real reason for this post. Something else is turning two, in an anniversary type of way.

This blog!

And I'm happy to say that for a second consecutive year, I managed to hit the mark of posting new content once a week, every Sunday, throughout the year (with the exception of the 1980 Miracle on Ice entry, which I posted on a Saturday to match the 40-year anniversary of that event). The goal is to stick to the every-Sunday schedule again for year three.

As a way of thanking all of you for reading and commenting throughout the past two years, I'd like to offer up some prizes from my collection.
Even if you're a long-time reader, first-time commenter, don't be bashful about staking a claim. Just let me know which one you'd like in the comment section below. 

One prize per person, first to claim the prize gets it, so prepare your typing fingers. Here they are:

 

(1) A few shiny and colorful Topps Chrome cards [CLAIMED]
(Jake Peavy, Mike Napoli, Matt Garza)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2) A few minor-league stars from 2008 Justifiable [CLAIMED]
(Allen Craig, Mike Moustakas, Carlos Santana, Julio Teheran)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3) Three Beltres Belting (borrowed that idea from Billy at Cardboard History)
[CLAIMED]

 
 
(4) 2005-06 SP Game-Used Authentic Fabrics Card [CLAIMED]
(Patrik Elias)


(5) 2013-14 Panini Select Rookie Autographed Card [CLAIMED]
(Nick Petrecki)


 




(6) Two Sealed 1989 Donruss Baseball Wax Packs [CLAIMED]
(Chance at RCs of Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Gary Sheffield, Craig Biggio, and John Smoltz to name a few)





(7) Two Sealed 1990-91 Topps Hockey Wax Packs [CLAIMED]
(Chance at RCs of Mike Modano, Alexander Mogilny, Jeremy Roenick, Mike Richter, and Mark Recchi to name a few)




(8) Assortment of Baseball Wax Pack Wrappers [CLAIMED]
(Included are 1984, 1985, 1987 Topps; 1981, 1986 Fleer; 1982, 1986, 1987 Donruss. Great variety of advertisements and special offers on the sides.)





(9) 1986 Fleer Baseball's Best Boxed Set [CLAIMED]
(Complete set)





(10) Starter Set of 1997-98 Pacific Paramount Hockey [CLAIMED]
(You'll get 100 cards total, which is half the set. Included are stars like Gretzky, Jagr, and Thornton.)




(11) Trio of Notre Dame football cards
(Rocket Ismail, Ricky Watters, and an autographed card of Pete Bercich)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12) Group of "Tall Boy" Cards 
(Dave Winfield, Chris Weber, Jacques Lemaire, Chad Pennington)



(13) Group of Basketball Cards
(About two dozen total. Most from the 1990s, plus a few modern cards.)




(14) Group of 1982 Topps E.T. cards




(15) Group of 1996 Skybox Star Wars Stickers




(16) Oddball/Food Issue Baseball Lot [CLAIMED]
(1980 Topps Squirt Soda card, 1985 7-Eleven West Region Steve Garvey and Eddie Murray discs, 1986 RGI Don Mattingly, 1987 Jiffy Pop Jack Morris disc, 1987 Sportflics pin offer, 1989 Donruss All-Star pop-up Vince Coleman, 1991 Collect-a-Books Matt Williams)




(17) Group of Minis [CLAIMED]
(1965 Autobrite Vintage Cars "Early M.G.", 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Culinary Curiosities Fugu, 1990-91 Upper Deck box cutout Wayne Gretzky, 2013 Bowman Chrome Miguel Almonte, 2013 Topps Mini Dylan Bundy, 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini no number Joe Mauer)




(18) Group of Bowman Cards [CLAIMED]
(Marcell Ozuna, Jedd Gyorko, Garin Cecchini, Johan Santana, Yoenis Cespedis, Adalberto Mondesi, Max Fried, Adam Eaton, Sonny Gray)





(19) Packet of New York Islanders Media Notes from 1987 Playoffs
(Includes rosters, stats, player notes, and more that members of the Islanders' TV and radio broadcast teams would have used during a playoff game against the Washington Capitals on April 12, 1987. More than a dozen pages in all.)



 

(20) A 2014 New York Yankees Media Guide
(Almost 500 pages of news, notes, player bios, all-time leaders, and photos. Measures about 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Paperback. Jeter, A-Rod, Gardner, Sabathia, Sanchez, Ellsbury, etc.
 



Stake your claims in the comment section. You can send me your mailing address in either of these ways:

(1) Contact me on the Trading Card Database through my profile page.  

(2) Email me here: gmixo [at] yahoo [dot] com.


Thanks very much again for spending some time here over the past two years. I've really enjoyed the interaction. If we've traded some cards or had conversation outside of the blogosphere during that time, a big thank you for that, too.

Here's to year number three!

 

Update: I've added a red "[CLAIMED]" note next to each prize that's already been claimed. Still plenty of prizes available: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, and 20. 

Grab one!

38 comments:

  1. I'd say bombarded. Happy 2nd, Greg! Hopefully you've got at least a few more in you.

    No claims for me, but I do love the variety that you've offered up here, and am expecting you to have many takers.

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    1. Thanks for the congratulatory wishes, Jon! Looking forward to more writing here and more reading over there at Pennysleeves. (And yes, bombarded, I agree.)

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  2. Happy 2nd blogoversary! You've done a great job so far and we're looking forward to many more years of great content.

    I will request prize (8) Assortment of Baseball Wax Pack Wrappers. I like to include pack wrappers in my binders. Thanks for your generosity, much appreciated.

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    1. Thanks very much, bbcardz! Good prize choice, too. I hadn't thought to add an example of the wax pack wrapper to a binder featuring the completed set. It's a cool little extra display piece.

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  3. That was a quick 2 years.

    I'll put in a claim for the '89 Donruss packs. Not because I'm collecting it or anything. Nope, nothing like that at all.

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    1. Heheh. No questions asked here, Greg. Your prize is on the way. Thanks very much for reading and commenting here at Nine Pockets over these past two years!

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  4. Two years already, thats fantastic! Well done.

    How about #1, that orange Napoli is calling my name. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Tom! Orange Napoli sounds like some sort of mixed drink. (I claim trademark.) In any case, your cards are on the way.

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  5. Congrats on two years of Nine Pockets! I always look forward to your posts as you have such unique topics (and hockey content, which is rare around here.)

    If you could set aside that Patrik Elias relic for me I would appreciate it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. The compliment is much appreciated, Chris! Glad you've enjoyed the hockey content here on the blog so far. Nice job snagging that Elias card, too. Consider it yours.

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  6. Congrats on your 2nd Blogiversary!

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    1. Thanks, Captain! There are still some prizes left if you'd like to claim one.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! I'd be interested in the group of Bowmans. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks Fuji! And you're welcome. Will send your Bowmans out tomorrow.

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  8. Congratulations on 2 years! I enjoy your posts.

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    1. Thanks very much, Dan! And another thank you for the cards you've added to my collection over that time.

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  9. Congrats on two years! I bet it flew by....the next two will as well. Thanks for the content and give away....I’d like to claim the #7 unopened hockey packs! Thanks for running the give away!

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    1. It has gone fast, now that I look back at all the posts in the tiered archive list. Unopened hockey packs coming your way. Hope you find some stars inside.

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  10. Nice work on a post every week. The best I've been able to keep up over the years is at least one a month.

    I'll put a claim in on the trio of Beltres.

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    1. Thanks very much, Adam! Going to try to keep that up for year #3. Beltres out in the mail tomorrow.

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  11. Congrats! If it's still available, I'd be down for (9) 1986 Fleer Baseball's Best Boxed Set

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  12. Very nice! Impressive consistency too. I'd love to take the minis, #17. Thanks!

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  13. Dang, I wanted the mini car card, which is actually standard size for that brand. Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thanks very much, Billy! There's still a bunch of prizes available if you'd like to claim something.

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  14. I have only recently started reading your blog, and this is the first time Ibam leaving a comment. I would be interested in the stack of hockey cards if they are available. Going to send an email here shortly.

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    1. Good to have you here, OhioTim! Stay tuned for some fun posts in 2021. The stack of hockey cards will be going out to your address this week.

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  15. Congrats on the anniversary and thanks for the giveaway! Can I claim the oddball/food lot, #16? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks very much, Bo! Oddballs coming your way. Maybe we'll be able to do a Long Island meetup and card exchange at some point this coming year.

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  16. Love the "turning two" card reference! Welcome to your toddler years!

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    1. Heh. Thanks very much for appreciating my attempt to be clever, Julie. Please feel free to claim one of the remaining prizes!

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  17. Congrats on two years, good sir! It's been a pleasure to have you around the blogs, and I very much appreciate all the comments you've left on my blog in these two years. Here's to the next two!

    (And I'll claim Prize #2 if it's still available!)

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    1. Very nice compliment, thanks Nick! And thank you very much for reading. Prize #2 is yours.

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  18. Congrats on your second blog-o-versary!

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    1. Thank you, Daniel! Feel free to claim a prize.

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  19. I'm not interested in any prizes given that I'm working on downsizing and condensing, but I did want to just comment that your blog is one of the most thoroughly enjoyable sports card blogs running. Really looking forward to another year, congrats on reaching the two-year milestone!

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    1. Thank you for such a nice compliment, shoebox! I can certainly reciprocate. Here's to an entertaining, enjoyable 2021 on the blogs.

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