Sunday, December 18, 2016

Tis the Season: LET'S DO THIS!

Ok, finally the day has arrived. It's the day for you to get free stuff and for me to gain space in my dupes box for the 2017 card year. Fourth year of doing this, and in the past I have done some odd, weird and playful things to offer up the cards. Been a busy year for me, and especially the past week or so. In that, we are just going to do a single post blow out. First claimed gets the stack. No randomizer or contests. Just leave a comment with the stack you want and it's yours.

The rules? You can claim just one stack. There are a total of 26 available, so not many, but enough for quite a few people. Just leave a comment with the number of the stack you want. I'll do my best to keep updating this post for others. Then, check in with me at 2x3heroes (it's a Gmail account, so you can figure out the rest of the address, right?), reminding me of the stack number you claimed and your mailing address. Live out of the US? That's nice - claim a stack. I'll mail anywhere I get an address, whether domestic or foreign. I'll do my best to get the mailing out in January. I still have a few things I need to mail, but I'll get to those and these as well.

I bet I know your next question.....

Thought you'd never ask.

1 - 2013 Panini Golden Age with inserts. About 125 cards
2 - 2015 Topps series 1, 2 and Update. About 120 cards
3 - 2012 Panini Golden Age with insets. About 110 cards
4 - 2015 Topps series 1, 2 and Update. About 120 cards

5 - Bunch of associated football cards (soccer for you US folks). Mishmash of years and sets. About 100 cards
6 - 2016 Topps Chrome, 2016 Bowman Platinum and 2010 Topps Turkey Red inserts. About 50 cards
7 - 2015 UD Firefly: The 'Verse base cards. About 60 cards
8 - 2016 Topps Opening Day and 2016 Bunt. About 80 cards

9 - 2016 UD Goodwin Champs with some other random years of Goodwin (2012 and 2013 I think). About 100 cards
10 - 2016 Topps series 1, 2 and Update. About 120 cards
11 - 2016 Topps series 1, 2 and Update. About 120 cards
12 - 2014 Golden Age, 2016 Panini Diamond Kings and 2016 Topps Archives. About 90 cards

13 - 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen. About 125 cards
14 - Bunch of random years of Gypsy Queen minis. I think only 2011 is not represented. About 200 cards
15 - 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen. About 125 cards
16 - A blaster worth of 2012 Topps US Olympic cards. Maybe 70 cards

17 - 2015 Topps Stadium Club. About 90 cards
18 - Random group of 2016 Topps Star Wars cards. About 75 cards
19 - 2016 Topps Stadium Club. About 90 cards
20 - Bunch of entertainment cards and such. Fair amount of 2015 Panini Americana. There are a few Stan Musial Leaf cards in there as well. About 70 cards

21 - 2016-17 UD series 1 hockey, and maybe 10 or so of 2016 UD Champs. About 80 cards
22 - 2015 Topps Opening Day. About 100 cards
23 - Bunch of 2016 basketball cards. Random manufacturers. About 120 cards
24 - Bunch of 2016 football cards, with some older football thrown in. About 150 cards

25 - Random years of Topps Allen & Ginter. Mostly 2016 but earlier years too.
26 - Random years of Topps Allen & Ginter. Mostly 2016 but earlier years too.

And there you have it. I did my best to not have dupes within the stacks, but it's inevitable. I would say that the worst stack has less than 10% dupe rate. All the others that have dupes are probably under 5%. Use the dupes for TTMs.

And let's end with a couple recent pickups. Hit my LCS the other day and splurged a bit. Scored big time with a mini box of Museum, and someone (hopefully) reading will benefit from it. I also like to be the guy that buys the last few packs in an open box. Ya never know what you can find. So when there were five packs left in a box of 2016 Stadium Club, I picked them all. The hobby box comes 16 packs per, with two on card autos. Needless to say, unless there was a bonus, the previous 11 packs were a bust.

I snagged both hits in the box. I'm becoming a bit of a Shaffer super collector, as this is my 2nd SC auto of his I pulled, the first one being a gold numbered to 50. But two rookie autos are not shabby by any means.

The comments section is open. CLAIM AWAY!


  1. I could go for #18 (the Star Wars cards). Thanks!

  2. I would be interested in lot 17 please. Thank you.

  3. So many intriguing lots here, but I'm going to request lot #23 since I have very little basketball from this century. Thanks very much!

    Nice stadium club autos, btw. 2016 TSC is a beautiful set of cards!

  4. Dang, 21 was already claimed. I'll claim stack 15 then.

  5. I would be interested in stack #14. Thanks for doing this.

  6. Love the annual event Jeff, very generous of you as always. I'll take #1 please. Thanks!

  7. 19 - didn't get much stadium club this year!

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  9. I would like stack #7 the Firefly cards please.

  10. I would be interested in number 20 please!

  11. I'll take a flyer on 23 since 17 is long gone.

  12. 25 for me please. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I'll take #12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  14. Serves me right for checking in too late. I do need that Cubs Wada card though, so #4 would be great. thanks for the giveaway!

  15. FYI - I'm going to close the giveaway. A couple of you will get double mailings of cads. ENJOY!!!

    And thanks to all. I hope you like the cards.