Oh yes, my fake-named internet friends. It is on.
If you haven’t been following the contest over at JD’s Wild Cardz, you were probably either A) out of town like we were or B) one of the 2 bloggers who didn’t get a team.
We lucked out and snagged a little country named Germany. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Thanks to the power of strudel, we are racking up the silver medals. USA! USA! Wait….I mean, Deutschland! Deutschland! Hmmm. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. 9 extra entries sounds pretty nice, though.
The other game that’s on (as of today) is the Topps Million Card Giveaway! Between me and Andy, we have 14 code cards so far. We’re going to only enter 1 code per day so as to stretch out the Christmas presents as much as possible.
Today’s code came from this:
and resulted in this:
Hey! Look at that. The first code didn’t result in a total nobody! We got a (college/Red Sox) Hall of Famer, an AL MVP, ROY, and Gold Glover. Here’s a free plug for his website – http://www.fredlynn.net/
My first impressions of the promotion over all are very good. I know a lot of people were having trouble entering codes, but after work, I had no problem getting this one in. I like the simple interface of the website. I love the hobby shop support, and hopefully everyone picks a shop even if they do most of their purchasing at Target/Wal-Mart.
The fact that you can potentially pull autographs from these codes is a very nice surprise. It doesn’t look like they’re doing much with inserts, however, which was one of my secret hopes (even though I’m sure some people weren’t). I also don’t think they’re doing the more odd-ball sets (for instance the mini and big variations from the 80s). It would be cool if they hit everything.
Entering the code was really like opening another pack and restraining myself to one code a day will probably be tougher than I think. I’ll pass the time by seeing what everyone else is unlocking. This should be fun.