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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Domo Arigato: Charles @ Hoopography

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a contest over at Charles' blog... Hoopography. It involved predicting the box score for a Cardinals/Cubs game. Well I capped off a very lucky month of July by winning that contest. The prize was a sweet 2010 Court Kings Masterpieces jersey card of Lebron James.

It's only the 2nd memorabilia card I've ever had of Lebron and it's going straight into my PC.

In addition to the James jersey card, he also sent me a bunch of Lakers cards. Two of which I have been trying to add to my PC for years. They're from the 1988 Fournier NBA Estrellas set:

I'm stoked, because obviously Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest of all-time. However the Byron Scott is the hidden treasure. Kobe might be my favorite player now, but growing up #4 and his baseline jumpers was my boy over Magic, Worthy, and the rest of the Showtime Lakers.

So I just want to say thank you very much to Charles and his blog, Hoopography. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again... it's one of my favorite blogs on the net. I read and subscribe to tons of blogs, but there's only two that I read on a daily basis: The Basketball Card Blog & Hoopography.

If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to check out his blog. His focus is obviously basketball, where he covers: new products, cool inserts from the 90's, sweet autographs, funny videos, and a bunch of other stuff. He'll also post and talk about sweet cards in his PC, which includes other sports like baseball and football.

Well, I guess it's my turn to give something away to my readers. I won't tell you the exact details, but I'll give you some hints:

A. I'll add more details to random blog entries.
B. I've stolen ideas from both Hoopography & The Basketball Card Blog.
C. There will be multiple prizes & winners. I appreciate everyone who follows, reads, and comments on my blog.
D. It involves a contest, that I haven't described (yet)... but here's a hint it started yesterday.
E. I'll be giving the prizes away on my birthday.

Sorry for being a tease... but I promise you... It'll be worth the wait. Damn... I sound like a girl.

Domo arigato Charles!


  1. That's an awesome LeBron card. Grats on winning the contest. I can't wait to keep hearing about your birthday contest :)

  2. Hey, you said you sounded like a girl...As long as you don't look like one too, we should still be alright.

    Very nice lebron jersey card. I'm kinda shocked that I don't have one yet now that I think about it.

    Looking forward to the contest, especially if it involves something like Masterpieces. Not that it does. But that it could, I guess.

  3. Hope you enjoy all the cards Mark. Thanks for all the kind words and looking forward to your contest. Happy birthday!!!!