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Celebrating The Blog Today. Happy 6th Birthday To ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Celebrating The Blog Today.  Happy 6th Birthday To ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Yep, the blog has reached another milestone – 6 years!

What started as a journey in 2008 that I did not know where it would go or how it would get anywhere, ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ has become a part of my life, a very enjoyable part.

Since August 8, 2008, this blog has been chugging right along.  No Baby steps with this thing – right to walking, jogging, running, and now a marathon.

In existence for 2,191 days, I have missed just one day since 8/8/2008 in which I did not submit a post for your enjoyment.  And that missed day came during the first two weeks – so, you could say that I have a 5 year, 11 month streak going.  Look out Cal, I am coming for you!!!

In all seriousness, this blog the world to me.  It has allowed me the opportunity to enjoy the baseball stars I enjoyed during my youth while also getting the opportunity to learn even more about the great history of the game and engrossing myself in the action of today.

I have met some great people over the years as a result of ’30-YOC’ – some I have not talked to in years, others I speak with on occasion, and some I talk to almost daily.  And I love all of it.

From me to you and from you to me, Happy Birthday ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.  I may run the blog, but this blog is for all of us.

Thanks for the great times and memories.  I look forward to seeing what the future holds for all of us!!

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And The Giveaway Winner Is…

And The Giveaway Winner Is…

BASEBALL DAD

Congratulations, Baseball Dad!!!

And here is a look at how everything played out when run through the randomizer:

Giveaway Winner

Congrats again, Baseball Dad.

And one more look at the prize:

GIVEAWAY

And a big ‘Thank You’ to all that participated.

Oh, and stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ because in the coming weeks I will launching my ‘Annual Pick The Award Winners Contest’.

Have a great day everyone!!

GIVEAWAY TIME – A Solid Stack Of HOF, MVP, Cy Young, ROY, & All-Star Baseball Cards!!!!

GIVEAWAY TIME – A Solid Stack Of HOF, MVP, Cy Young, ROY, & All-Star Baseball Cards!!!!

Yessir, it is time for another great giveaway courtesy of ’30-YOC’.

I needed to clear some room in some of my boxes and while doing so, I sifted through my collection looking for doubles of cards that I could offer up in a sweet giveaway.  And that is good news for you because I am offering up a very nice stack of 38 cards right now.

I am going to be giving away the below lot of cards that features players that are Hall of Famers, ROYs, MVPs, Cy Young Winners, and All-Stars – there will be a nice combination of both vintage and modern cards.  And I think  that they would be nice additions to many collections out there.

To make yourself eligible for these baseball cards, simply leave a comment on this post and let me know you’re interested.  I will throw all names into a web-randomizer tool to select the winner!!

So, get going – Let me hear it!!  All entries must be submit by Tuesday at 9:00PM so I can pick the winner and promptly make the winning announcement on Wednesday morning.

Here is a peek at the prize:

GIVEAWAY

Thanks for reading ’30-YOC’.  And Good Luck to you all!!!

And The Celebrating 5 Years Of ’30-YOC’ Giveaway Winner Is…

And The Celebrating 5 Years Of ’30-YOC’  Giveaway Winner Is…

HACKENBUSH!!!!

Congratulations, HACKENBUSH!!!

And here is a look at how everything played out when run through the randomizer:

5th BDay winner

And here is one more look at the prize that was up for grabs:

2012 hanger box

Congrats again, HACKENBUSH.

And a big ‘Thank You’ to all that participated and for the very kind words.  ’30-YOC’ is extremely grateful!!!

Have a great day!

GIVEAWAY TIME – Celebrating Five Years Posts On ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!

GIVEAWAY TIME – Celebrating Five Years Posts On ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!

That’s right – today is a birthday of sorts.  ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ was created back on August 8, 2008 and it has been going strong ever since.

This blog has been a blast to create and I have loved going back and revisiting the baseball players and baseball cards that formed the foundation for my love of the sport.

A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all of the great readers of this blog, thank you for your continuous support over the years.  Many of us have interacted beyond this blog, and I have made some great friendships as a result.

And now, for the giveaway!!!!

I picked up this 2012 Topps Series 2 hanger box the other day:

2012 hanger box

So, do you want it?  Who knows what is lurking inside…  You may be able to nab a Harper, or a Trout, or a Darvish, or any of the other great cards that make up this set.

If you want it, simply leave a comment on this post telling me that you want in.  I’ll keep the entry window for this giveaway open until 8:00PM on Sunday night.  All names will be thrown into a randomizer and then I will announce the winner on Monday morning.

Best of luck to everyone that enters.

And thank you all for making ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ as much fun as it has been.  Cheers to five years of ’30-YOC’!!!

Have a great night.

And The Winner Of The Vintage Lot Of Baseball Cards Is….

And The Winner Of The Vintage Lot Of Baseball Cards Is….

Spiegel83!!!

Congratulations, Spiegel83!!!

Here is a look at how the ‘randomizer’ spit the names out:

Here is one more look at the prize:

giveaway

Thank you to all that participated in my giveaway.  And trust me when I tell you that this is just the start of a full season of giveaways at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ as we head into the 2013 baseball season.

Speaking of that, my ‘4th Annual Opening Day Contest’ will launch next week so please stay tuned.

Congrats again to Spiegel83!!!

GIVEAWAY TIME – A Big Stack Of Good Stuff!!!

GIVEAWAY TIME – A Big Stack Of Good Stuff!!!

Yessir, it is time for another great giveaway courtesy of ’30-YOC’.

With all of the new subsets and player collections I am working on, I needed to clear some room in my collection.  And that is good for you because I am offering up a very nice stack of cards up to you.

I am going to be giving away a sweet lot of cards that features the guys that I collect – there will be a nice combination of both vintage and modern cards.  And I think  that they would be nice additions to many collections.

To make yourself eligible for these baseball cards, simply leave a comment on this post and let me know you’re interested.  I will throw all names into a web-randomizer tool to select the winner!!

So, get going – Let me hear it!!  All entries must be submit by Tuesday at 10:00PM so I can promptly announce the winner on Wednesday morning.

Here is a peek at the prize:

giveaway

Thanks for reading.  And playing!!!

Time To Unveil The Winners Of The 1987 Topps Cello & 1987 Topps Rack Packs!!!

Time To Unveil The Winners Of The 1987 Topps Cello & 1987 Topps Rack Packs!!!

First, let me say that I am overcome with emotion from all of the great comments that were left for this contest.  This blog means a lot to me; it is an extension of the sport and hobby that I love.  I could not imagine collecting cards without ’30-YOC’.

We had a great turnout for this contest, totaling 32 entrants.  I wish that I could give all of you prizes.  I just don’t have enough to go around right now…  But, if you stick with me, I promise that there will be more up for grabs!!

And now with the mushy stuff out of the way, it is time to announce the winners!!

The winner of the three 1987 Topps rack packs is:

rack pack winner

Congratulations, Mark!!!

Here is one more look at that great prize:

8000 PRIZE B

Ok, and now on to the winner of the four cello packs of 1987 Topps.  The winner is:

cello pack winner

Congratulations, Rich!!!

And here is a final look at that prize:

8000 PRIZE A

Congrats again to the two of you.  Emails have been sent asking for your mailing addresses so I can get the prizes out to you quickly.

Thanks again to everyone for participating.  And stay tuned to ’30-YOC’.  I have will have some more fun stuff to give away soon!!!

Cheers to another 8,000 posts!!

GIVEAWAY TIME – Celebrating 8,000 Posts On ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

GIVEAWAY TIME – Celebrating 8,000 Posts On ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

In case you missed it, earlier in the day today 30-Year Old Cardboard passed the 8,000 posts milestone.  CNN and MSN covered it live, but sadly Fox News did not show up for the event.

The party was insane.  People were doing the conga.  The mariachi band was hot.  And I think I saw someone take a dare and swallow a goldfish for ten bucks.  It was truly a sight for sore eyes and I am still cleaning up debris from all of the Chinese poppers.

The dust has started to settle, but I still feel like partying!  In fact, I feel like giving out some goodies too.

So, I have rounded up a few treats and I want to share them with the great readers of this blog.  After all, you are the reason that this is so much fun!!

Here is my plan – starting right now, any and all readers of this post that leave a comment are eligible to win one of two prizes.  I will keep this post ‘sticky’ through the weekend and close the entries as of 10:00PM on Monday.  Once the entry window is closed, I will throw all of the names into a web-based randomizer and pick a winner.  That winner will get prize ‘A’.  I will then remove the winner’s name from the pool and run the randomizer again.  That winner will get prize ‘B’.

Two winners, and a lot of fun!!!

Are you ready to see what is up for grabs??

Cool, here we go.

Prize A consists of (3) 1987 Topps rack packs:

8000 PRIZE B

Prize B consists of (4) 1987 Topps cello packs:

8000 PRIZE A

Cool prizes, huh??

This is a baseball card with a love for vintage baseball cards, so I figured that the prizes should reflect that and I feel like the 1987 Topps set does the trick.

So, if you want to participate in the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post stating that you want in.  I will cap all entries on Monday at 10:0PM and announce the two winners on Tuesday morning.

Lastly, just another shout-out to the great readers of this blog.  You guys and gals make this a hell of a lot of fun for me and I look forward to what each and every day may bring to me, my collection, and ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

As always, thanks for reading.  Now throw your name in the hat and try to win baby win!!

Have a great night!!!

Happy Thanksgiving From ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Happy Thanksgiving From ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Enjoy whatever you may have planned for the day.  Thanksgiving means different things to different people.  For me, it’s a nice afternoon with my family and some extra time to hang out with my wife and play with my 2 sons during a time that I would normally be at work and them at school.

And maybe I’ll get to sneak in a little football too…

Have a great day!!!!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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