Saturday, December 21, 2013

1,000


This is quickly becoming a month of milestones on this blog.

Exactly two weeks after I celebrated my two-year blogosphere anniversary, I'm proud to say that I've reached yet another hallowed mark around here.

This is my 1,000th post here on "Dime Boxes".

Now, in all honesty, my next thousand will probably take much, much longer than these first thousand. I blogged at a torrid pace in my early days, consistent posting three (if not four) times a day. I'm still not sure how I did it, but that's the reason I was able to hit the 1,000 mark so quickly.

Either way, though, I'm ecstatic to have hit the hallowed blogging milestone. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to write ten posts for this blog in the beginning, much less a freaking thousand.

So, a tip of the cap from both myself and Eddie Gaedel (who retired with a 1.000 OBP) goes out to you, fellow readers. I couldn't have hit this mark without your support.

I just wish there was some way I could express my thanks to all of you.

Wait a minute.




There is.

If you're reading this, you're in on a little secret.

THIS IS A CONTEST POST!

I haven't held a contest in far too long around here, so this was long overdue.

All you have to do to gain entry into this concert is simply leave a comment below. I don't care what it is. It could be a single letter, a list of some random topic, literally anything and you're in.

You don't have to be a follower of this blog. You don't have to "pimp" the contest on your blog. A comment will more than suffice.

But, Nick, what about the prize?

Glad you asked. It'll be similar to my past contest giveaways. In keeping with the theme of this blog, I'll send along a few fun, random goodies reminiscent of what you might find in a dime box. I'll also do my best to include an assortment of your favorite player(s) and/or team(s).

However, should you win this contest, you'll also receive a budding stack of vintage. What you see above is only part of the vintage prize pack.

Entry into this contest will close on December 31st, at 11:59 PM. I'll put everyone's name into a randomizer at that point and see who the lucky winner is.

I'll probably announce it on January 1st. That way, we can ring in the new year with a happy contest winner.

So, once again, thanks for reading these first thousand posts.

I'm hoping my next thousand will be even better.

44 comments:

Daniel Wilson said...

Congrats on 1000 and thanks for the contest!

lifetimetopps said...

Congrats on the 1000th post - hilarious we both did it on the same day, and it's funny - they are back-to-back posts on the sports card blog roll.

Almost like we planned it!

The Dutch Card Guy said...

Congrats with another mlestone, keep up the good work !!

cynicalbuddha said...

Congrats on 1000. I've been blogging over 4 years now and I'm just reaching 800.

Matt Pederson said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! Now, GO OUTSIDE! GET SOME FRESH AIR! THERE'S A WHOLE BIG, EXCITING WORLD OUT THERE!!!

Nathan Bell said...

Congrats!

Fun fact:

State law of North Dakota prohibits serving beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar or restaurant.

Jordan said...

Congrats on 1,000. Count me in.

Jess said...

Congrats on the milestone and thanks for the contest! :o)

night owl said...

Happy 1,000! Glad I got this in before the power goes ou ...

Adam Kaningher said...

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

Congrats buddy. Keep them coming!

Spiegel83 said...

Yo! I'm in!

The Junior Junkie said...

Congratulations, Nick!

Fuji said...

Congratulations on the milestone!

Red Cardboard said...

COMMENT

TTG said...

I have read all 1000.

majpasqua said...

Here is to 1000 more! Congrats man!

CaptKirk42 said...

Congrats on the 1,000th post. Cool Eddie Gaedel card (I wonder how many he has now? *)
Thanks for the contest the prize sounds real cool.

*looks like only a handful the earliest a 1961 Nu-card Scoops not bad for a one plate appearance that was mostly a promotional stunt.

Superduperman99 said...

Congrats on 1,000! Keep up the great writing.

jose velazquez said...

grats!!1

Hackenbush said...

Congrats on 1000! Always amazed at the great cards you find. You have a terrific eye.

unclemoe said...

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a blazing fall
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

unclemoe said...

Hey you said post anything but seriously congrats on 1000. Very impressive.

Bo said...

Single letter: V
Random Topic: Maritime law
Literally anything: congratulations!

John Miller said...

It has been a pleasure reding your posts! Many have inspired. Here's to the next milestone!!!!!!

gcrl said...

Congrats. I've enjoyed all 1000.

Cards from the Quarry said...

Congrats on 1000. I will be close to halfway there in a couple of weeks.

The Lost Collector said...

Congrats! Keep it up.

vonscards said...

congrats on 1000 posts!!

Chuck Bartz said...

Congratulations on 1000, and I am looking forward to another 1000.

Michael Chase said...

Congrats on 1000! I'm honored to have been following along with your journey. After all, I wouldn't have started my blog, if it weren't for you!

It's not only 1000 posts. It's 1000 QUALITY posts and you know it. I don't think you have 1 bad post among your entire blog!

Here's to another 1000 : )

DaddyMike said...

Happy Festivus!

petethan said...

RANDOM.

1000

Nachos Gracias

Say hi to Dad for me.

Josh D. said...

Only a thousand posts? It seems like so many more. :-) Congrats!

Mark said...

Here's to another 1,000. Congrats, Nick.

Steve D. said...

Congrats on another milestone! As just a blog reader, you've been a great card resource to me without even knowing it.

The Diamond King said...

Holy cow!! Congrats.

Cardman99 said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post.

Go Jets! (Winnipeg, not New York)

defgav said...

Keep up the great work, and thanks for the contest!

Marcus said...

Here are the first ten songs that came on when I hit "shuffle" on my iTunes Library:
1. Sultans - (This Ain't No) Solid State
2. Spoon - Written In Reverse
3. Sharks - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is Hell
4. The Black Keys - The Lengths
5. Sam Cooke - Cupid
6. The Hold Steady - Girls Like Status
7. The Night Marchers - (Wasting Away In) Javalinaville
8. Sam Cooke - Feel It (Don't Fight It)
9. The Gaslight Anthem - The Backseat
10. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Cool 'n Out

I guess you could do worse than doubling up on Sam Cooke. Congrats on 1,000 posts!

Greg Zakwin said...

Congrats on 1000!

Christian said...

Congrats!

Ana Lu said...

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year ;-)

Adam said...

Congrats! Thanks for the contest.

Swing And A Pop-up said...

Here I am, late as always. Congrats on 1000!