Well.....that I'm holding.
To turn the preverbal frown upside down and because I was the recent recipient of some very generous gifts....and "just because", I am holding my first ever contest.
And it's a pretty simple contest to enter. Just post a comment in this thread and TA-DAAAAA.....you've entered.
I'll also invite you to mention somebody who has made the hobby more fun for you. Be it a great trader, good talker or kind person at a show. Let's hear the good stories.
The contest will run until the final horn (or final shootout goal) of the late game on Hockey Night in Canada (Minnesota vs. Calgary) on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Now on to the prize....
There will be one winner (to be chosen via Random.org.......3rd time) and he/she will receive the following (it's tough to figure out what people like, so I'm going with a good mixed bag IMO).
One rookie card of a current star
One vintage rookie card of a Hall of Famer (and it's a nice looking one too)
One hard-signed autograph card of a current star
One hard-signed autograph of a Hall of Famer
One jersey card of a current star
One patch card numbered to 25
One parallel card numbered to 25
One stick card
One glove card
One Trevor Linden card (just cuz he's my guy)
So that's 10 cards altogether.
I'm posting this contest on my blog as well as Hobby Insider (the hobby board I belong to and most post on) and I would appreciate it if everybody only enters once.
I will do my best to record the Random.org thing (as I've never done it before) but if I can't, then I will make sure the random occurs in front of a reputable witness.
Good luck to all and thanks very much for making the hobby a better place for me.
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