After a couple of weeks following the release of 2012 Topps Series 1, the Golden Giveaway site finally went live. While past on-line gimmicks have not been well received by all, I am a big fan, and am eagerly looking forward to participating this year. I had three codes to enter, and received no cards. Instead, I received three virtual coins, one each of Matt Kemp, David Wright, and the 2012 New York Yankees. We'll see how it goes, but if I don't get some actual hardware soon, I might havea difficult time being as enthusiastic about this year's offering.
On another note, I finally placed my order for my Diamond Giveaway cards, and I think I did pretty well in 2011. In addition to a few cubs vintage cards, I also will be receiving a complete Diamond Giveaway-stamped set of 2011 Topps, a pack of cards from the 70s/80s, and Die Cuts of all 7 Cubs (Sandberg, Banks, Castro, Colvin, Byrd, Marmol, and Ramirez), plus Josh Hamilton, Roger Maris,a dn Jackie Robinson. From what I've heard, these are some incredible-looking cards, so I'm looking forward to seeing them up close and in person.