Friday, January 6, 2012

I don't just give stuff away

Earlier today, I announced the winner of the January contest, but I don't just give stuff away. I've had some incredible luck with contests along the way too.

Take this amazing Troy Aikman card I won from Sam over at The Daily Dimwit.

It's one of those Super Bowl Legend Giveaway cards and it is nice. I didn't enter one single code on the football site, so it's nice to still get one of these cards.

There is also the amazing MLB World Series Tourney held by Nathaniel over at Uncle Doc's Closet. I was fortunate enough to pull out a third place finish this year. I think I got a first place prize though. I didn't count the cards, but there are way over 100 cards from my wantlists. When I get around to sorting them against my lists, I'm pretty sure he will have knocked off entire sets of Rangers. Here is a small sample of the cards he sent over.

This is great. It was folded up and laying on top of the cards. A box topper if you will. It's from the Fall 1990 Topps Magazine. I didn't know Nolan pitched 6 innings of a NLCS game with a broken heel.

This is one of those funky 1994 Topps Cyber Stat parallels. It projects what the player's final numbers would have been had the 1994 season finished normally.

This is a 1984 Fleer Dave Stewart. Stewart didn't have much success with the Rangers. This was a few years before his stretch of 4 consecutive 20+ win seasons with the A's.

Look at that awesome Rangers logo on this 1983 Fleer Bucky Dent. It looks like the kid over Dent's left shoulder is thinking "Bucky F'ing Dent".

Diamond Kings are cool and this 1982 Donruss DK Jim Sundberg is no exception. This one would look great with a blue sharpie auto from Sunny.

I wish I still had my old Rangers cap. It looked just like Fergie's cap on this 1982 Donruss card. I'm still amazed that Jenkins won 25 games for the 1974 Rangers. That's 25 wins out of 84 for the team.

Now we're getting into serious vintage territory. This is a 1977 Mike Bacsik. It may not seem like an important card to many, but I needed it.

It's 1976 all over again. Of course, I wasn't collecting then, but I wish I had been so I could have opened packs of this stuff. Clyde Wright won the A.L. Comeback Player of the Year in 1970 after improving from 1-6 to 22-12.

Now we start a nice string of funky 1975 Topps. We'll go from one of the All-Time Rangers in Tom Grieve... a great Ranger rookie in Mike Hargrove.

I couldn't help posting these last three '75 cards. I just feel like 1975 Topps is too awesome NOT to post.

We'll finish up with this beauty from 1972.

That's no ordinary Topps card. That is a 1972 OPC Jeff Burroughs and it's a thing of beauty.

I want to thank Sam and Nathaniel for the great cards. I'll keep holding contests and I'll keep entering yours.


  1. I lucked out on the Football Giveaway cards. I picked up the same Brady, Aikman and Montana that were given away in the contest that you won. Topps did such a great job on those cards. I'm definitely keeping the Brady, but will probably end up selling the other two to fund one of my many projects that I've got going at the moment.

  2. This doesn't have much to do with anything, but I was driving down the street earlier this week and I saw a Rangers cap! In the road!

    It was the first time I had ever seen a Rangers cap around here. I've never seen anyone wearing one.

    I guess that means the Rangers have finally arrived -- you can find their caps way up in Northern New York -- in the road.

    (By the way, I've always thought the old Rangers caps were cool).

  3. Didn't even realize Bucky played for the Rangers. Congratulations on your contest winnings!