Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Eleven years

Against all odds, "Dime Boxes" turns eleven today.

I say it every year, but it's really incredible to know that something I started when I was 19 is still going strong today. The flux of my twenties did nothing to kill my love for blogging, and my appreciation for being part of such a great community who listens to me ramble about weird uniforms and shiny cards. While I might not blog as much as I once did, I've never had a thought about letting this blog wither - and that's a testament to the people here more than anything. So for that, as always, I thank each and every one of you.

I thought of various ways to celebrate this very Spinal Tap-ish anniversary, but in the end I couldn't come up with anything better than what I did last year - and that's to GIVE AWAY BASEBALL CARDS!

I've managed to accumulate a good amount of extras throughout the course of this year - probably because I've sent out a sad amount of care packages (which I should really rectify).

Anything you see in this post is up for grabs - and if you'd like to send something in return, that's always welcome, but by no means necessary. Also, if we haven't traded recently, please email your mailing address to me at nickpecucci AT gmail DOT com.

We'll start with a few oversized items, but for the forthcoming nine-pocket pages, simply comment with something along the lines of "Page 1, #4 (Eddie Murray)" or something along those lines. Picks will be first come, first served, and feel free to claim as much as your conscience allows - I'll do my best to update this post with what's gone/still remaining. (Also, due to obnoxious shipping costs, I'm gonna have to limit this to US claimers only. Sorry, Canadian friends!)

For starters, I've got this partial Miller Lite Brewers set I picked up at a show over the summer but don't think I blogged about - I removed a few of the cards I needed for my own collection, but the rest are looking for a good home.

(All oversized cards claimed!)

A handful of oversized cards here - you can simply comment with "Oversized - Tucker" or something like that if one of these strikes your fancy (warning: those helmet inserts are incredibly thick!). 

And now, without further ado, the pages!

Page 1

(Note: good amount of creasing to Garvey & Mays.)

(Claimed: #s 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Page 2

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 3

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 4

(Claimed: #s 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Page 5

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 6

(Note: Marte is numbered /99.)

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 7

(Claimed: #s 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Page 8

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 9

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 10

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 11

(Note: Kluber is numbered /250, and Duffy is a throwback logo variation numbered /99.)

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 12

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 13

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 14

(Note: Thames is an action photo variation.)

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 15

(Note: Fernandez is a Heritage foil parallel.)

(Entire page has been claimed!)

Page 16

(Claimed: #s 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Page 17

(Claimed: #s 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9)

Page 18

(Claimed: #s 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Page 19

(Claimed: #s 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)

Page 20

(Note: Griffey has a bit of chipping along the top edge.)

(Claimed: #s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)

There you have it - get claiming, and thanks for eleven great years!


Anonymous said...

If available



The Angels In Order said...

Please and thank you! I'll send a return.

Jon said...


Thank you!

Jon said...

Oh, sorry, happy anniversary too. 11 years is a helluva run!

Bo said...

Thanks for the giveaway and all the great blogging!

1-1 Garvey
5-9 Judge
6-2 Harper
6-8 Mattingly
8-6 Cortes
8-8 Munson
12-2 John
13-3 Judge
14-2 Nettles

Dennis said...

Happy 11, Nick! I'm glad you've been able to keep at it this long and spread the good word of dime-boxing :)

Mike said...

Congrats on year 11!..nice big bunch of cool stuff you're giving away!

Johnnys Trading Spot said...

Congrats! A lot of great cards in this giveaway.

gregory said...

Nigel Tufnel says congratulations on 11 years!

I'd be happy to claim the following:
Page 3 card 1 (Poe)
Page 3 card 8 (Koosman)
Page 7 card 8 (Murphy)
Page 9 card 6 (McCovey)
Page 19 card 1 (Sutter)
Page 19 card 5 (Brett)

The Angels In Order said...

Oh and congrats on the accomplishment. Always a good read.

Crh614 said...

If Still available-



The Diamond King said...

Big congrats!!!
If nobody has claimed them....

I know that's a lot, I'll work on getting something back to ya!

GTT said...

Congrats on 11 years of blogging! It's a real achievement.

I would love:

7.6 Don Mattingly
10.8 Ichiro
11.5 Bobby Witt Jr.
11.9 Quiz
13.7 Greinke
13.9 Fred Lynn
15.1 Jose Hernandez
15.9 Sega Card Gen
16.1 Yu Darvish

Thank you so much!

Brett Alan said...

I'd be very happy with:

Oversized - Hoyt
Page 3 - #2 (Oliver)
Page 4 - #6 (Pujols)
Page 5 - #1 (Lindor)
Page 5 - #5 (deGrom, miss him already)
Page 8 - #3 (Tiant)
Page 9 - #4 (Hernández)
Page 12 - #9 (Quiz)
Page 12 - #2 (Brett)
Page 15 - #6 (Hernandez)
Page 17 - #5 (Foster)
Page 20 - #5 (Tiant again)

I think they're all unclaimed, but if someone has beaten me to it on something, I understand. I think this is a better haul than I got from the card show today!

Congrats and here's looking forward to the next 11 years!

Jeff B - Wax Pack Wonders said...

Congrats on 11 years! Wow! Thanks for the giveaway too! I think these all are available

4-4 Minoso
7-3 Grover Alexander
12-6 Hrbek
12-7 Perez
16-6 Garvey
16-9 Face

Jeremya1um said...

Hey Nick, Congrats on 11 years! Feels like it’s been longer than that but I’m glad you’re still around.
I would like #s 10-4 (Arozarena) and 14-4 (Thames). Thank you and here’s to (at least) another 11 years!

gcrl said...

hi nick - congrats!

i'll claim

1-6 fernando
11-1 kershaw
11-3 orel

Bo said...

One additional one if I can - the Ray Peters Brewers card. Thanks!

RJ Sahl said...

Hi Nick, Congratulations on 11 years. It available I would like to pick the following. Thank you for doing this.
2-5 2-8
9-1 9-7
I think that would be 1 card for each of your 11 years. I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

Crocodile said...

Congrats on 11 years! I hope to make that far. If they're available, I'll take the 2 helmet cards.

night owl said...

Happy 11 years! Boy, 11 years sure seems like a long time when you go from age 19-30.

I'm not going to bother claiming anything. There's probably nothing left and I'm trying to send you something now anyway.

Mark Zentkovich said...

Congrats, would like 18-4 and any other random card.

Xavier Higgins said...
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Xavier Higgins said...

Preach on Preacher Nick!
Page 2 #2 Shooter
Page 11 #2 Klubot
Page 13 #1 Jordan Lawlar
Page 16 #5 Kelenic, #8 Lefty

The Turrdog said...

Hey, congratualtions!

I'll take the Griffey on Page 20 #8


OhioTim said...

Congratulations on 11 years of blogging! I may not comment much but I do read every new entry you write. I really enjoy your blog and your takes on our hobby. I would like to claim the following cards please:

Page 2 card 7
Page 3 card 4
Page 5 card 6
Page 6 card 7
Page 12 card 5
Page 17 card 8
Page 19 card 4
Page 20 card 9

I will send you an email with my mailing address.

night owl said...

OK, I had a little more time to go back and check. I'll claim:

3-5 - Bando
3-7 - Hunter
7-5 - Bowa
8-5 - Bohm
9-3 - Oliver
9-5 - Ryan
11-8 - Samuel
14-8 - Williams
14-9 - Raines
17-3 - White
19-3 - Stieb

Thanks and happy bloggingversary again, Nick!

TwinKiller said...

If not claimed I'll take 14-4

Jordan said...

Glad you're still at it after 11 years, and still posting really nice content.

I'd like the following:

3-9, Scherzer
4-8, Doby
6-3, Rivera
6-6 Schwarber
8-4 Gibson
15-2 Lofton

GCA said...

I can use 16-3 Tenace. Wanted 17-5 Foster too, but he got claimed. Might as well try 19-7 Manny S too. May not have that one...

Matt said...

Congrats on 11 years! Here's to the next 11!

I'll take
page 1, #5
page 2, #9
page 4, #8
page 10 #5
page 16, #7
page 17, #2
page 18, #4


Laurens said...

I was wondering if I can claim these in addition to the three I picked out already.

Sparky oversize

Thank you

Bo said...

Looks like 6-5 Ollie Brown is still around, OK if I claim him too?

Was going to email you anyway about a trade, will send it to you soon.


Mccammon44 said...

If they are still available:
Oversized Ruiz
Page 4 #8
Page 8 #7
Page 9 #5
Page 10 #6
Page 14 #7
Page 20 #1
Thank you!

Nick Vossbrink said...

Congrats on 11 years! Everything probably picked over but whar the hey.

1: 2 Nomo, 8 Griffey Sr
9: 2 Ott, 3 Oliver
11: 9 Stewart
12: 4 Blyleven
17: 1 Henderson
20: 2 Davis

Daniel Wilson said...

Time flies! Congrats on your 11th blog-o-versary!

Derek said...

Congrats on 11 years! You'll have to change your blog name in 11 years due to inflation

Bo said...

Hi, I sent you an email - I will be sending you three of your Dime Box Dozen needs, but also would like to do a big trade where I can hopefully send a lot of cards your way.

Since nobody's claimed anything in over 24 hours, I figured I'd go back and claim a little more from the "scraps" - still so many great cards left over!

Brewers - Reuss, Hartzell
2-4 Walewander
3-3 Jaha
4-9 Wicks
7-7 Reynolds
8-2 Perry
10-1 Yount
11-4 Bryant
13-6 Conlon Yankee
14-1 Blackmon
14-3 Burroughs
15-4 Andujar
17-7 Puckett
18-7 Garvey
19-9 Soto
20-4 Morandini

I know it's a lot but I hope to be sending a lot of cards your way soon!

Fuji said...

Congratulations on 11 years! I wish blogging was around back when I was in my 20's. It would be fun to go back and read some of those posts.

Jafronius said...

Congrats on 11 years! If still available, may I claim:

5-7, 8

Keep up the excellent work!

DaddyMike said...

Thanks for a great 11 years.
I would like to claim
Thanks Mike

Adam Kaningher said...

Congratulations on 11 years!

Salgado said...

Late to the party, but I'll claim page 19, #2 Wisdom.

Shlabotnik Report said...

Aw, man! I can't believe I missed this!

Well, OK, yes I can believe it... but I'm sorry I did.

Congratulations on your Blogiversary!