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Old 11-28-2017, 04:48 AM   #1
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Default 10 Days of Giving - 2017 - discussion thread

Here are some links:

2012 - 5 days - https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=415614 - 210 cards were donated

2013 - 10 days - https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=627743 - 392 cards were donated

I did skip the next 2 years. 2014 I spent in Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital & 2015 I wasn't sure how I would get through the holidays at all.

2016 - 40 days - https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1057623 - 847 cards were donated

The idea was simple - get as many people to give their cards away as possible. To keep people interested, there was a daily winner and then an overall winner.

It really is a lot of fun, but 40 days were about 30 too many. So I would like to go back to 10 days again.

As you can see in the links above, we have daily themes. I would like Saturday 12/16 to purple & pink parallel day for my little girl. I was hoping you could all help me devise the other 9 themes.

Friday - December 8th
Saturday - December 9th
Sunday - December 10th
Monday - December 11th
Tuesday - December 12th
Wednesday - December 13th
Thursday - December 14th
Friday - December 15th
Saturday - December 16th - Purple & pink parallels
Sunday - December 17th

I would also like to open up some discussion on the details and rules. Is there anything we should change?

Here is what we used last year:

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1. To get a spot, you have to give a single card (and only 1 card) from any sport with a sale value (eBay value) of over $5.00. If you are using a card that sold on eBay with free shipping, it would need to have sold for $8.

In the past some people might have been dumping a handful of $1 cards or cards that may have been on eBay unsold at $5.00 obo. That's really against the spirit of the contest and we cannot allow those submissions this year - sorry. I had people get angry saying not everyone can afford a $5 card and they should still be allowed to participate. However, if you cannot give a real honest $5.00+ card, you cannot participate. I'm sorry.

2. You have to post the card you are giving away. You can post a scan or a photo, but it HAS to be your card in hand. Ok? (The reason is that some people might say they have a card, but really they do not have that card.) EDIT: a card in your port from COMC is ok.

3. You can have ONE (1) spot each day by donating a new card each day. Please use a new post each day. It is a nightmare trying to organize if you just post a bunch of cards at once - so please help me out and post a new card in a new post each day.

4. You ONLY ship the card(s) you donate to the winner(s). I will never have your cards in my possession. (You may have to ship to different people if your cards are picked different days and that shipping can add up - be sure you are ok with this. You do not have to join every day. You could join once or weekly or whatever.)

5. You MUST promise to ship your cards by Tuesday, 12/20 at noon.

6. Each day there will be a winner chosen at approximately 11pm ET from those who donated THAT day. Monday's winner from Monday's givers; Wednesday's winner from Wednesday's givers. You can win more than once.

7. The winner from each day may choose up to 5 cards to add to their PC from all donations still available - you do not have to choose just from that day. I do ask that you do NOT choose cards to sell, but that is on you.

8. The grand prize winner will be chosen from EVERY giver and will receive EVERY remaining card. The grand prize drawing will be Sunday 12/18.

Rules:

1. You have to promise to ship the card(s) you donate on (or before) Tuesday, 12/20 by noon.

2. You have to use DC.

3. Those who try to scam free cards by never intending to send their card WILL be banned.

4. If you are a daily winner, you have to PM your address to those whose cards you chose so that they can ship to you.

5. Do not PM me your address unless you are getting a card that I donated ok? I will not be PMing your address for you.

6. I will show the grand prize winner the best way to PM everybody their address to get their hoard of cards! Basically a list of all usernames in groups of 10 separated by a semicolon.

7. I will not be eligible to win.

8. I will run the randoms live on ustream nightly at approximately 11pm ET. I will run the grand prize random Sunday 12/18 so that everyone can ship the next day.

9. Winners must PM their shipping addresses by Monday night 12/19 so that everyone can ship on Tuesday.

tl;dr

Donate a card each day to be entered to win each night. The 40th day's winner gets everything left - probably ~1000 cards worth over $5 each. Everyone ships straight to the winners.
So, please use this thread as a discussion thread.

Please do not post donations in this thread.

Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:24 AM   #2
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This is always fun to do!!!

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Old 11-28-2017, 06:46 AM   #3
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possible themes:

Rookies
Veterans
Graded cards
Vintage
Patches
More than one player on a card
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:57 AM   #4
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I’m excited to participate for the first time this year, thanks for coordinating this.

As far as suggestions go:

Hall of Fame relics
On card autos
1st bowman cards/autos
Cards numbered less than 100
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:58 AM   #5
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:13 AM   #6
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Possible Themes:

-MVP/Hot Sheet (Was or currently on any Top 5 list or Baseball America TOP 10 team prospect list)

-HOF/ G.O.A.T

-West Coast/ East Coast

- Numbered Only Club (500 Club, card numbered 500 or less)

-Red,White and Blue (Must have 2 of the 3 colors in their jersey, on card sent)...Yankee Blue counts...lol

-Ante Up for Santa (Last day, only TOP xx from total posted are sent. Out do yourself and post
a better if think you card won't make the cut (Max. 2 posts per user). Houdini decides post deadline and final list of cards selected
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:15 AM   #7
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I like on card autos- theme: "NOT on my card"
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:27 AM   #8
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Some Themes-
H.O.F. players.
MVP Players
Prospects/Rookies
Vintage (Pre 1980)
Serial Numbered Cards

I would also suggest a Pay It Forward Theme.
You post an eligible card and another member's name that you want to win. If you come out on top of the Random that day the member you picked gets the prize.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:43 AM   #9
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I like the pay it forward option especially for the grand prize
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:03 AM   #10
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Some themes-

-"Names that have a "D" in them"

-Sliding into your DM's" (player must be pictured stealing a base or sliding)

-Dirty Balls (player is depicted holding or throwing a baseball)

"Names that rhyme with Iffy" (Naturally, Ken Griffey Jr day)

-Short Print Sunday (Also called Jose Altuve Day) Card must be a short print or Variation

-"Orange you Glad I didn't say Banana?" ( Orange/Gold parallel day)

-"You F#%?&$ Up" (Cards that contain an error)

-"I swear I'm holding it for a friend" ( players that were caught using Steroids)


These are just a few. I'll try to think of more...
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:49 AM   #11
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Forgive my ignorance, but what does this mean:

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2. You have to use DC.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:14 AM   #13
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Possible themes

Buy backs
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Out of uniform/not normal
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:24 AM   #15
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Always one of my favorite threads of the year.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:07 PM   #16
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Looking forward to participating again this year!
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:23 PM   #18
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Is there still the option to make a $$$ contribution to John Hopkins as a form of contributing & entry?
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:00 PM   #19
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This sounds like fun, I'll have to donate something this year. Not quite sure how I missed this thread last season. Awesome gesture for you to do this Houdini!
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This was fun last year can't wait to do it again!

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Is there still the option to make a $$$ contribution to John Hopkins as a form of contributing & entry?
I will go ahead and say YES, this is always an option

Can't wait for this year , had a ton of fun last year.
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Sounds fun, I'm in.
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I hope everyone is on board for generosity this year. I plan to politely call out the greedy ones tossing up poop. Be forewarned.
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I hope everyone is on board for generosity this year. I plan to politely call out the greedy ones tossing up poop. Be forewarned.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:50 PM   #25
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Can't wait! Since it's only 10 days this year maybe increase the value to 10 dollars? Just a thought..
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