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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Topps Golden Giveaway - Day 1

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.


  1. The die cut cards have a great shine to them. Enjoy them.

  2. I need to order mine. I have some nice diamond die cuts coming.

  3. I entered 5 codes that I got from eBay today...5 coins. 4 current players and 1 HOF player. My free code after hitting 3 codes was for another HOF coin. Boring.

    I read the fine print too about hitting 30. You have to have 30 of the same type, not all together to get that auto card. This may be tougher to achieve than I once thought.