Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What Brown did for Me

Brown saved me $11.49 is what Brown did for me.

That's the difference between the shipping options on the Million Card Giveaway site. Earlier today, I requested shipping on the cards Topps "gave" me for all the codes I entered and trades I made.

The USPS shipping for 52 cards was $29.95.

The UPS shipping for 52 cards was $18.46.

That's what we call a no-brainer.

So, for about $3 less than a blaster (we have that pesky sales tax here in Texas), I got 52 cards spanning the years 1952-1975. A couple of those aren't mine because they were the contest winnings for my MCG Tradeathon. A few others were cards I had shipped for a fellow blogger.

The site says the cards should ship within 9-12 business days. I'm sure they'll spend that time picking only the very best copies of each card in my porfolio to send me. Honestly, I expect some of the cards to be loaded with character (read: lots of damage), but at this point, I'm just looking forward to holding my very first '52, '53 and '55 Topps cards ever.

Don't you just love the feel of real vintage cardboard? It's amazing.


  1. I hope you'll scan what you received soon. I'd like to see what you "pulled".

  2. Did you see the lovely sacrifices that topps so kindly donated to me? Talk about somebody being drunk on the cutting board that day!

  3. No, not much in this hobby beats the feel of vintage cardboard.

  4. Jeremy, I'll scan them if I ever get a new scanner.

    Kahuna, I did read that and I think I commented. At least I'm pretty sure I did.