Monday, February 15, 2010

Topps Million Card Giveaway

I bought a jumbo pack of 2010 Topps and two packs of 2010 Upper Deck today, I didn't get anything special. Just a bunch of commons and a Topps Gold parallel of some Rockie that I have no interest in. Inside the pack was a redemption for one of the Topps "Million Card Giveaway" cards.
I tried redeeming it right after dinner but I couldn't get the site to load. About 20 minutes ago everything was up and humming and I got registered and redeemed the card. I think I did pretty well:



This is my first 1953 card and I have no idea who Bob Del Greco is but according to Wikipedia he was a defensive sub for Mickey Mantle and helped the Yankees win the Pennant in 1957. One thing that's kind of cool is that he's a Pittsburgh born Pirate. You don't see that much these days, guys don't usually end up with the hometown team. He's not a Blue Jay but he did play for Toronto which is very cool and I think this may be Bob's RC too.

8 comments:

  1. Not to shabby. I got 2 60's and 1 70's out of the 14 I reedeemed today. I have the list over on my blog if you are interested.

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  2. Excellent! I was hoping for something before 1970 but I got a 1988 Daryl Akerfelds.

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  3. Wow. One try and you get that. My eight tries wouldn't even add up to one-hundredth of what you got.

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  4. I figured I'd get a 2009 Ryan Perry or something, I'm obviously exceptionally happy with the result. I don't think I'll be buying much more Topps so this might be my one and only.

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  5. I just stumbled across your blog and although you haven't posted in a while I thought I'd see if you were interested in a card I pulled a bit ago.
    Its a pretty cool looking Cobb
    http://www.amazon.com/Topps-Turkey-Baseball-Detroit-Tigers/dp/B003PNMET4

    I'm looking for Atlanta Braves stuff.

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