Sunday, May 6, 2012
Look out, it's contest time!
I'm closing in on a few milestones here, both on the blog and in my everyday life as well.
For one, I'm nearly done with my spring semester at college. I've got two finals tomorrow and one on Tuesday. Then summer vacation, here I come!
Also, I'm nearing the 20,000 views mark on the blog. I find it amazing that I've even gotten anywhere close to that.
But lastly, and most importantly, tomorrow will be the five-month anniversary of "Dime Boxes".
I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Starting a blog was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've met tons of great collectors who have numerous different ways of attacking their respective collections. The generosity of the blogosphere has been amazing, as I've already made 24 trades with other bloggers and readers, many of whom went above and beyond any trade I'd ever experienced before.
I can't thank the great people in the blogosphere enough.
In honor of all these recent milestones, I'm going to hold a contest. It's my little way of giving back to a community which has already given me so much.
The prize is something I hope people will enjoy. The winner will receive a couple snap cases full of cards you might find from a "virtual dime box". I'll include cards of your favorite player(s) and/or team(s), but I'll also send you some cool, interesting, or simply funny cards that most collectors should like, such as the above Tony Kubek. There will also be a few "bargain" cards inside, representing the steals that can be found inside almost any dime box.
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying, "I love dime boxes!", or something to that extent.
The deadline to enter will be this Tuesday at 5:00 central time. (At which time I will be all done with school.) I'll put everyone's names into a randomizer and randomize it niiiiiiiinnnnne times, in honor of one of my favorite scenes from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
I'll post the winner that night.
While I've learned a bit more in the two months since I made this post, my general message to the blogosphere hasn't changed.