Back in May I was the fortunate recipient of a fantastic act of kindness by fellow blog brother Casey over at House Of Oglethorpe. He knew about my HHOF Auto quest (he in fact had amassed a pretty impressive collection of autos himself) and decided to send a few signatures my way. Thanks again Casey for the great additions to my project!
Some of the cards he sent were upgrades to ones I already had in my collection (unbeknownst to him). So now I have some extras. And I knew what I wanted to do with the extras the moment I opened that bubble mailer all those months ago.
So today, I'm announcing - CONTEST!!!!!
Before I get into what needs to be done to win.....let's see what goodies are up for grabs.
These Lord Stanley's Mug signatures look really nice and I have no doubt would be a fun set to build.
These cards scan horribly....but look much nicer in person.
Love these autos from earlier HOFers. Especially hard signed.
Another great hard signed signature set for those looking to start a new project.
Who else likes there Luc places the 20 in his signature? Fun.
So that's FIVE hard signed autographs of Hall Of Famers. And all of them will go to one lucky winner.
So what do you have to do to enter?
Well, earlier today I read a great article by 4-time Canadian Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden, a 15-year member of the Canadian national kayak team. He responded (very passionately and eloquently) to an article about A-Rod and drugs in sport.
It was yet another strong example of positive, ethical......good athletes in our sports. Good people that we can look up to and take inspiration from. Good guys.
The article reminded of a blog post I made years ago about Olympic speed skater Johann Olav Koss and his quest post-racing career. Or Patrice Bergeron who has been a strong prescience in the NHL to a number of people.....I know of one for sure.
So for this contest, all you have to do to enter is post a comment on an athlete you feel is a "good guy" (or gal) and why. I don't need a long book, just a short paragraph. I want know about other positive athletes in our world.......and not THAT kind of positive.
So post your comment, make sure you don't post as "anonymous" as your comment name will be your ticket to entry. Obviously only one entry per person and I will keep this contest open until puck drop of next Saturday's Toronto/Buffalo game (so Nov. 15 @ 5pm MDT).
At that point, I will take all the names, put them into a randomizer (random.org) and randomize 5 times (for the 5 cards up for grabs). The name at the top of the list after the 5th randomize will receive all 5 cards.
I like saying 5 and randomize.
So good luck to all, I'm looking forward to reading your comments and thank you very much once again Casey for your kind generosity. You're one of the good guys.
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