Hello dear readers! I'm back after a brief hiatus. I'm celebrating post #2000 today and want to thank all of you who have shared this experience with me. Whether you were here from the first day or you started following somewhere along the way, you've all contributed in making this hobby and this blog so much fun for me.
I started this blog with the idea that I could do some trade posts and maybe show off some of my Rangers. I also wanted to share my story about the dangers of overspending on cards. As the blog developed, I created massive want lists, made countless trades, won Gint-A-Cuffs (twice) and saw a lot of good bloggers come and go (and come back too).
I've been the recipient of some of the most amazing generosity and I've tried to repay that with card packages and giveaways. We've shared a lot over these 2000 posts and I truly appreciate every single one of you who stops by to read, leave a comment or search your cards for something off my want lists.
Thanks to a fellow blogger (he knows who he is) I was able to contact a Topps rep who generously donated a great prize to celebrate the 2000th Play at the Plate post. I've been waiting for it to arrive and yesterday it was waiting for me when I got to work.
I didn't know what Topps was sending so it was a little like Christmas in May.
Nice. Thanks to Topps, I'll be giving away an unopened Hobby box of 2014 Bowman!
I'm not going to make this too hard. No trivia, no guessing a number, no predictions. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. It could be any comment. You can enter once per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You don't have to publicize the contest on your blog, BUT IF YOU DO, I'll double your entries (so you could have up to 6 entries). If you decide to mention the contest on your blog, PLEASE mention that Topps donated the box for the contest. I want to make sure they get props for their generosity as well. On Monday, I'll randomize the entries three times on Random.org and announce a winner.
Thank you guys and gals for all the support, all the cards and all the great comments over the last 2000 posts. I can't express enough how much I appreciate all of it. I've always said that I write the blog for myself, but knowing someone out there is reading it makes it a lot more fun.
Here's hoping you (and I) are all still around for #3000!