Monday, February 22, 2010

My Last Topps Million Card Giveaway Post*

I have to admit I drank the Kool-Aid on this whole Million Card Giveaway Topps is doing. When I realized early during the weekend that the only cards I saw being redeemed were '60s and '70s, with the occasional '50s card mixed in, I was a little amazed. I was even more amazed that fact wasn't being broadcast across the blogosphere. I posted comments on a couple of blogs and then made a couple of different posts from my phone. I'm not set up for mobile blogging so it would let me post, but only a title and a text in the "post" box. I'm glad to see that a couple of people were able to take advantage of that information. David from Long Fly Ball to Because and Greg from Night Owl fame, were able to get some cards "unlocked". Hopefully a few others who were holding their codes were able to get in on the action as well.

I got a few cards unlocked on "vintage" weekend too.

This 1954 Frank Baumholtz is the first '50s card I've unlocked. I love the old Cubbies logo.

This 1969 Tony Gonzalez is my second '69 to go along with Tony Oliva.

One last code card revealed this nice 1961 Bill Henry.

That makes 7/22 cards from 1972 or earlier so I can't complain.

I've seen some comments and commentary about how it would be cheaper and easier to just go on-line and buy the vintage cards you want. I can't argue that point. I do know that redeeming those code cards is FUN. Isn't that what this hobby is supposed to be about? I think so...and I think the number of people redeeming codes supports that idea.

Over the weekend, while checking in to see if the site was still putting out only vintage cards, I saw a number of star players cards getting redeemed. Just from 1971, I saw Willie McCovey, Brooks Robinson and Bob Gibson. I also saw a 1969 Brooks Robinson on the list and my favorite was a 1974 Carlton Fisk.

I want more codes to redeem, but I want them to be from Series 2. I just don't know if I'm willing to wait that long.

*Or not.


  1. I'm not willing to wait that long if it continues to spit out cards older than the '80s. Fortunately, I'm still collecting Series 1, so when I find some extra cash in my pocket, you know what I'll be doing.