So I finally opened my 6 boxes of Topps 2012 yesterday and had a lot of fun. The best pulls will appear on here this weekend. As you might all be aware, Topps came up with, a supposedly fun, addition which is the Topps Prime 9 redemptions card program.
The details: “Beginning Feb. 13, collectors can take the redemptions that they find in packs of the 2012 Topps flagship set, arriving Wednesday, and exchange them for that week’s card. The redemptions note which week the card is good for. But that’s not all that can be gained out of this one. Collectors can also fill out a form on the backs of the cards for a chance to win a trip to this year’s MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby.”
The nine stars that one can redeem the cards (#1-9) for include Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron ! Supposedly, the card that is been handed out in week 1 (beginning Feb. 13) is Frank Robinson.
While looking a lot a fun at first, reading the fine print made it clear that it was not for me. As you all may know by now, I live in Europe and non-US residents are excluded from the fun !! Therefore, my options were limited.
1) Find someone in the US who would be so nice enough to hand them in for me every week and send them back to Europe
2) Put them in an album and never look at them again
3) Use them to light a fire
4) Hold a fun Contest !!
While option 1 is doable I thought it was all too much hassle and I am actually only after the Yankees cards anyways. Option 2 is just plain boring while Option 3 is silly. That leaves me Option 4, hold a contest with the grand prize being these Redemption cards !
As I only recently launched this blog (my first post only appeared last Sunday), I can use all the promotion I can get. Therefore, you can win one of the redemption cards by simply
1) adding my new blog to your blog roll on your own blog/site
2) Leave a comment below indicating on which site you added my blog
3) send me an e-mail at thedutchcardguy at gmail dot com with your blog and your mail address
Excluding the redemption for week 1 (which will not get to you in time) I have 10 redemption cards so the first 10 bloggers that add my blog to their blog roll will receive one free redemption card (the cards should be arriving in time to actually redeem the card at your LCS !).
Thanks for your support and let the contest begin !