Monday, August 8, 2011

Winning is fun. Winning twice is funner.

I've been pretty lucky when it comes to winning contests around the blogosphere. I think that's part of the reason I like to hold monthly contests. I recently won two different contests. Well, I won one and got second in one, but I got good stuff in both cases.

The first contest was over at Rants, Reviews and Fandom. Trey was trying to drum up a few more followers and gave away some good stuff. I won second place in the drawing and got these two cards.

This 2008 UD Masterpieces Lance Berkman jersey card is fat. A fat Fat Elvis.

This is a first for me. I didn't pull any of these 2011 Topps Leather Nameplates, but I might be able to use this David Price to get a Ranger I need.

Many thanks to Trey for holding a great contest.

The second contest I won was from the UK blog Arbitrary Crap. You should go check out Martyn's site and follow him while you're there. I won a contest because I picked the winner of a game and one of the player's who homered. It didn't hurt that I was the only person who entered, but I still got the answer right. This is the card that Martyn was giving away.

I guess Martyn couldn't redeem the card because he lives in the UK, but I was glad to win it. We decided to up the ante a bit and turn this into a trade. He sent over a couple of other cards in exchange for some cards he needed.

I got this nice 2010 Topps 206 Neftali Feliz Chrome Refractor #162/199 for my collection.

I would never try to collect this impossible set, but this #1/10 Alfonso Soriano from 2008 Moments and Milestones is one of my lowest numbered Rangers.

Thanks for the great cards Martyn. I appreciate them and hope your blog is a big success.


  1. Glad they arrived safely!
    That Feliz is a nice card!

  2. I redeemed that very same Brandon Hicks redemption card...and Topps screwed me over. Good luck to who ever tries to redeem that card.

  3. Glad you liked the cards. Thanks for playing/plugging.