Saturday, August 12, 2017

2017 Post-National Dollar Box Giveaway

Following my luck with dollar boxes during the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, I'm trying a new kind of blog giveaway. If you guess it, you get it.

Lots of interesting stuff shows up in show bargain boxes and I gravitate to the HOFers, oddballs, and oddball HOFers. Here's three more from this year:


WHAT: I have two 800-count boxes of duplicates from the 1950s to 1970s. Many are bargain box finds, including high numbers and stars, not just your run-of-the-mill guys.

HOW: Add a comment with five cards you'd like to get, if they're in my boxes. They can be from the same set or multiple sets. For example:
  • "My guess: 1957 Topps 52, 1964 Topps 105 / 299 / 350, 1972 Topps 600"

One five-card entry per person! I already gave away the bargains pictured from 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention recap, so don't count on those! Your best bet's to pick cards you need for your own sets that reasonably show up in 50c/$1 boxes. :-)

WHEN: Contest runs through end of Wednesday, August 16. After the contest closes, I'll check each of the posts and if you guessed a card that's in my dupes box, it's yours! As a helping start, I don't have any duplicate Mantles or 1952 high numbers. Beyond that, you might get lucky!

13 comments:

The Lost Collector said...

1960 Topps 227, 370, 405
1966 Topps 519
1968 Topps 195

Thanks for the contest!

Jon said...

This is a very interesting, and possibly very generous idea for a contest. Thank you for putting it together.

1960 Topps 218
1962 Topps 211
1964 Topps 61
1967 Topps 481
1969 Topps 547

Fuji said...

I'll go the oddball route...

1970 Kellogg's #39
1972 Kellogg's #9
1974 Kellogg's #44
1975 Kellogg's #23
1976 Kellogg's #9

Thanks for the giveaway! It's very creative.

Brett Alan said...

Very cool idea.

I'll try:

1962 Topps 213
1966 Topps 67, 328
1969 Topps 90, 434

A little ambitious, but I didn't go crazy and pick any Seavers! Thanks, whatever the outcome...

SingleDaddyof2 said...

Very cool idea! I'll try these...

1969 Topps 110 (Mike Shannon)
1969 Topps 375 (Harmon Killebrew)
1970 Topps 595 (Maury Wills)
1972 Topps 552 (Ollie Brown in Action)
1972 Topps 700 (Bobby Murcer in Action)

Thanks!

dayf said...

Thanks Mr. 5

1955 85
1963 190, 324
1966 170
1976 240

May you lighten your dupes boxen with great efficiency

Shane Kroeker said...

1960 Topps 200
1968 Topps 101
1970 Topps 502
1972 Topps 622
1976 201

sean langon said...

Well done sir. I'll make the following guesses:

1960 Topps 315, 332, 352

1962 Topps 572

1963 Topps 469

Thanks!

musicfan87 said...

Love this idea, look forward to seeing what you'll pull. My guesses:

1976 Hostess: #33

1971 Kellogg's: #3

1961 Post: #92,#93,#94

David said...

1960 Topps #145
1961 Nu-Card Scoops #413
1963 Fleer #57
1963 Topps #407
1967 Topps #66

Thank you!

night owl said...

Cool.

1956 Topps: 312
1970 Topps: 634, 713
1973 Topps: 430, 440

Matthew Glidden said...

Contest is now closed! I'll check the number for winners and post a follow-up this weekend! :-)

Matthew Glidden said...

Update: What can I say, intentions were good! No one matched cards in my dupes boxes, so will need to revamp my giveaway and try again soon. On the plus side, now you know what not to guess if we do this one again. ;-)