Thursday, February 05, 2015

Delivery Time! The Raz Card Blog Says "Ni!" (Plus a Quick Giveaway)!

A few days (weeks?) ago, I received an awesome surprise mailing from Chris over at The Raz Card Blog.  Chris and I have exchanged a number of packages back and forth - to the point where we don't really do a lot of "prearranged trades" anymore.  Instead, we simply mail back and forth when we have something that the other person might like.

This time around, it's my turn to get some cool stuff - and it was indeed a great package of cards.

First up, Chris knocked off eight more cards from my 2013 Topps Chrome want list.

This gets my want list down to a manageable 13 cards:
2013 Topps Chrome Want:Base:  1, 10, 16, 32, 55, 66, 70, 119, 133, 136, 164, 210, 220
Now, I certainly appreciated the Chrome cards - especially since it gets me tantalizingly close to being able to complete a set a totally remove it from my want list.  That said, the Chrome cards paled in comparison to the final card of the package.

Behold!

That's an original Allen & Ginter fish card - and according to Chris' included note, the Herring reminds him of the knights who say "Ni!" in the Monty Python film.  If you don't get the reference, you can watch the video below (from YouTube).  You'll have to wait 'til the end of the video for the Herring to make an appearance.

A big thank you to Chris for the great cards!!

In fact, I was blown away by the surprise inclusion of the Allen & Ginter fish card.  Even better, it was a fish card that I still needed - I now have 34 of the 50 fish cards from the 1889 set!!

Because of Chris' great generosity, I decided it would be a good time to pay it forward.  The last package that I had sent off to Chris had a bunch of my buddy Ryan's custom Munnatawket mini cards in it.  I know that Chris enjoys that custom set a lot - and I know that many other people that I've traded with have liked the set too.  So, here's the giveaway:

I have scanned 10 different custom minis from the set.

  • The first person to comment on this post with a card choice gets the card of their choice.  
  • The second person to comment also gets the card of their choice (provided the first person didn't take it).
  • Finally, the LAST person to comment on the post gets ALL eight of the remaining cards.  


Some rules:

  • The giveaway begins when this blog post goes live (duh).
  • The giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 9, 2015.  
  • You may "enter" as many times as you'd like - i.e., you can try to be the last commenter and if someone arrives after you, you may then leave a new comment after that person in order to be last again.
  • If this particular blog post ends up with 100 or more comments by the close of the giveaway, I'll send another package full of custom minis out to one random commenter (who otherwise wouldn't have won a prize).
  • A different person must finish first and second.  However, the first or second commenter is also eligble to be the final commenter and thus win two prizes!
  • Since it's a contest run by me, I'll probably also include a few other "real" cards if I have any that I think will interest you!
  • Good luck, have fun!

55 comments:

Caitlin said...

Hey Chris, I'm in.

JediJeff said...

I'm #2, and hoping Caitlin isn't a Gretzky fan. Otherwise, I gotta reselect.

Caitlin said...

I am a Gretzky fan.

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

Hey Chris, great idea!! I'd love to have the Cliff Lee card.

Caitlin said...

Will Cliff Lee even be a Phillie by the time the season starts.

Mark Hoyle said...

Definitely won't be the last

JediJeff said...

Well, at least I get choice on the remaining 9.

Nachos Grande said...

JediJeff: The rules were the first person to comment with a card choice gets that card. You were the first to comment with a card choice so the Gretzky is yours.

Richard Nebe Jr. was the second person to comment with a card choice so he gets the Cliff Lee.

The final 8 are going to whoever comments last (and let's not make that person be me)!! Both Richard Nebe Jr. and JediJeff are eligible to be the final comment as well!

Wilson said...

Here's my first try at being last

Adam Kaningher said...

This is just like one of those penny auctions!

cynicalbuddha said...

If you ain't first your last I hope

Julie Owens said...

Hello all! It's nice to be out of first place for a change! Wait...that's not a change for me anyway.

roddster said...

I could be last, you never know ;)

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

Thought I might have gotten lucky and snuck in an actual card choice!! COOL!!

JediJeff said...

Everybody do the Friday dance.

Play at the Plate said...

Last. :)

Play at the Plate said...

Last. :)

Wilson said...

Nope, I'm last

JediJeff said...

Let's see who forgot about this post.....

Play at the Plate said...

Not me. :)

night owl said...

First! ... I mean Last!

Play at the Plate said...

Triple last.

Keith G said...

How did I miss this

Greg Zakwin said...

....

JediJeff said...

Not happening Zakwin.

Wilson said...

I'm currently in the lead to be last!

night owl said...

Fishy!

Greg Zakwin said...

yo yo

Wilson said...

5 more hours, give or take

Caitlin said...

I wanna be last

Wilson said...

One more shot in case I forget

defgav said...

Down to the wire!

Wilson said...

I hope my clock's synched to blogspot's server time

Play at the Plate said...

Last-ish?

defgav said...

It'd be funny if in the rules it said you'd be disqualified if you posted on 2/10.

Play at the Plate said...

Again.

defgav said...

Is it time yet?

Play at the Plate said...

Once more. Lol.

Keith G said...

Winner winner chicken dinner. Maybe

Keith G said...

Hopefully

Play at the Plate said...

No me.

Keith G said...

Possibly

defgav said...

Yo!

Roger said...

The A&G fish set is awesome. Hope you can finish & showcase it. I'm in & hopefully the last in line!!

Keith G said...

Or is if night shift

defgav said...

Hey ya!

Play at the Plate said...

Me. Meme.

defgav said...

Damn it! Congrats, Roger!

Keith G said...

Dang

Play at the Plate said...

Hahahaha.

Play at the Plate said...

Crazy.

Play at the Plate said...

Maybe he forgot. :). Or maybe not blol

Wilson said...

I hope my clock's synched to blogspot's server time

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

I am predicting Play at the Plate to be the winner... (if the contest ended at 11:59, his was the last comment before the end...) Either way, I was sleeping blissfully at the time! congrats to whom ever won!!

Nachos Grande said...

We have a winner! (Three actually but the first two were decided a long time ago.) Roger is the winner as my intention with the rules were that you had right up to (but not including) midnight to write a reply. I do agree with Richard that the rules were slightly unclear so I'm going to send a consolation prize to Play at the Plate as well since he was the last comment before 11:59.

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