Snow Stormin’ Contest

Well I need to batten down the hatches for this snow storm that is going on right now and will last until tomorrow. Our once a year Oregon snow storm is usually a huge deal and since I live at around 1,000 feet, I’m going to get it pretty good. So I’m giving away stuff. Solid reasoning? I think so.

While I still have to do a “Review Deus” of 2011-12 Upper Deck Series I hockey and show what I got and talk more about that fun product, the snow coming down means I got stuff to do. So I’m leaving it up to you guys to provide your own fun, in contest form.

I’m giving away some cards from the Upper Deck reviews.

Here’s what we will do. Read the reviews of 2011 UD University of Oklahoma, 2011 UD University of Texas, and 2011-12 UD SP Authentic basketball and even the mini break of 2011 UD SPGU soccer if you’re feeling lucky. Tell me something positive or negative any of the reviews. For each product you tell me your opinion about, you will get one entry. So you get a total of 4 entries. The winner will receive a prize pack of SP Authentic basketball cards and a few hits from the reviews/mini breaks, including the UD Series I to come.

Oh, and I’ll be looking for big University of Texas and University of Oklahoma football fans to give away a full or mostly full set of each product. I’ll need some sort of proof but that will be an ongoing thing not decided when these are.

So tell me about those products and win prizes. Easy. Now go!

Contest ends on Sunday, January 21, 2012.

Oh, and I’ll announce the Elite Extra Edition winner at the same time.

Christmas Contest Update – With Wheel O’ Awesome Goodness!

Hey there everyone, while I’ve been busy over here I’m still working on getting this Christmas contest wrapped up so I did the Wheel O’ Awesome spin for CynicalBuddha. Here is what you won:

Everyone else, an email is coming for your shipping addresses. Please include your favorite sports team as I will be sending a few extras out there.

Thanks again for your support…because of your support I can run contests like these!

2011 Christmas Giveaway Winners Announced

Well ho, ho, ho, once again. It is time to announce our winners of the Christmas giveaway here on Sports Card Blog. With a large number of entrants and 6 possible winners (1 winning a Wheel O’ Awesome spin) there will be quite a bit of Christmas cheer to go around.

Here is an overview of the rules:

5 winners are chosen for the Yankee Swap. There are 5 prize lots out there labeled 1 through 5. Each item may only be stolen once, so tread carefully. If you steal an item, it is locked in as your prize. If you have an item stolen from you, you make the next pick. This continues until all 5 prize lots are spoken for.

Ready? Here are your participants…COME ON DOWN! Your name on the list is also the pick order and you can start making your picks immediately.

1. Nachos Grande (Lot #2)

2. Madison V. (Lot #3)

3. Card Hobbyist (Lot #4)

4. Dale McGarry (Lot #1)

5. Paulie3jobs (Lot #5 – LOCKED)

Wheel O’ Awesome Spin Prize Winner: CynicalBuddha

And here is the screen capture from the randomization after 3 randomizations:

You may start your picking immediately in the comments and I will edit the post with a picture of the prize chosen for others to make their decisions. So Nachos Grande, choose a lot #1-5. Emails will be sent out in a matter of minutes. I will create a video for your spin on the Wheel O’ Awesome, CynicalBuddha.

Lot #2: NachosGrande (Still able to be stolen!)

Lot #5: Paulie3jobs (LOCKED)

Lot #4: CardHobbyist (Still able to be stolen!)

Lot #1: Dale McGarry (Still able to be stolen!)

Lot #3: Madison V. (Concludes draft)

Santa Claus Is Here With a Christmas Giveaway!

Ho, ho, ho!

It’s the holiday season. (The holiday season.) And that means I am feeling extra generous. But you need to act quickly as my generosity will only last until Christmas Eve, before I turn back into a vile one, a Mr. Grinch.

I have a number of cards sitting here. I want to give them away to a few of my readers here. So here’s the details:

I’m going to randomly choose 5 people with the mighty randomizer. I am going to have 5 prizes. The first person will pick a number that corresponds to a certain prize. The next person will have the option of stealing that prize or picking a new prize. If you steal a prize, you are locked in to that prize and the person you stole from picks again. If you pick a new prize, that has the possibility of being stolen. Ever see that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to play “Yankee Swap” with the Secret Santa gifts? This is sort of the same thing.

So all you need to do is enter, right? Just post a comment on this post.

You want a bonus chance at getting a spot in this giveaway? Post a link to this contest in your blog and post another comment with the link to the post showing me you have done so. If you don’t have a blog, post it on Twitter while mentioning @SportsCardBlog or sign up for our email list (Sign up on right sidebar). You can link me to the Twitter post or let me know you have signed up for the email list and I’ll cross reference the email you use with the emails on my list. Maximum of 1 bonus entry.

Simple as that. The time for entries will close on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 9pm PST. There will be 5 winners with a bonus of a spin on the Wheel O’ Awesome to be randomized away. It could be you!

Oh, and all prizes will be autographs or game used cards. Just thought I would throw that in there.

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Final Standings

Well, the promotion has come to an end. It was a great 11 weeks with each and every one of you. I am thankful that I got to give away a ton of great and unique prizes to several people.

The first business to handle is the winner of the special Thanksgiving edition contest for the games on Thanksgiving. It was a hard fought contest with some close scores but here is that leaderboard:

Matt G. – 8

Shane K. – 8 (Tiebreaker Winner!)

Jay R. – 7

Edwin G. – 7

Patrick P. – 6

Weirdmaniac – 5

KJ L. – 5

Harley E. – 4

Evan – 4

Madison V. – 3

RJ R. – 0

The next order of business is the winner for the week…here is the leaderboard, some scores were absolutely astonishing. I wanted people to play to their strengths to try and catch others and boy did they.

Michael G. – 19

Evan – 17

Weirdmaniac – 14

Edwin G. – 13

Harley E. – 8

RJ R. – 7

Patrick P. – 7

KJ L. – 7

Matt G. – 4

Shane K. – 2

So we need to combine those all together and announce the monthly winner for November and also the grand prize winner….

The monthly winner of the box of 2011 Panini Threads football is…..

With a slim two point win over Evan….Edwin G.! Evan had a great charge this week but just came up short by the slimmest of margins. I don’t know what I would have done if this was tied for the month!

And finally, the grand prize winner, who almost lost it all after missing the Thanksgiving contest is obviously Michael G. He has put together a great overall promotion scores and deserves the win. With RJ R. and Edwin G. close by on several occasions, he has fended them off to victory.

I’m sure those who haven’t won anything are waiting to hear if they won one of the three bonus handmade Panini packs…well here are your Panini pack winners.


Matt G.


Thank you all. As a thank you, I may have something coming up in a couple of days, just need to check on the status of a certain package. Until then, thank you all!