30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Saturday, April 26, 2014

1000 Posts 4 Me = Free Cards 4 U

Yesterday, I published the thousandth post on this blog and figured the best way to celebrate would be to hold a contest and give away some cards.  It's my way of saying "thank you" to all of you who have supported this blog over the years.

There will be four prize packages totaling 1,000 cards... given away to four contest winners.  Each package will contain a sports card lot catered to the winner's favorite team(s).  I will try to include autographs, memorabilia cards, oddballs, inserts, rookie cards, and of course base cards in each prize package.

First Place:  400 Card Lot
Second Place:  300 Card Lot
Third Place:  200 Card Lot
Fourth Place:  100 Card Lot

Okay... now that we've established the prizes, it's time to address the contest details:

How long will I run the contest?  The contest will last 1,000 hours, which is equivalent to 41 days and 16 hours.  In other words, the contest will officially close on Saturday, June 7th at 7am.

How do you enter and participate in the contest?  If you're familiar with my past contests, then you know it's all about earning contest entries by responding to my blog posts.  Confused?  I'll break it down for you...

There are three ways for you to enter.

#1 - Leave a comment below for one entry.
#2 - Plug this contest on your blog for THREE bonus entries.
#3 - Leave comments on my posts between now and June 7th.

On June 7th, I'll enter everyone's names from this post into the list randomizer at www.random.org.

If you plug this contest on your blog, I will add your name three additional times.

And as a final bonus, I will randomly select four posts during the contest time frame (excludes today's posts) using www.random.org.  Anyone who leaves a comment on any of those posts will have their name added to the randomizer two additional times.

That means if the stars are aligned for you, you technically could receive a total of twelve contest entries.

Let's kick things off with today's question of the day:

What sports teams/players do you collect?

I pretty much collect anything related to sports, but my primary focuses are on these teams/players:  Oakland A's (especially Kurt Suzuki), San Diego Padres (Tony Gwynn), Steve Carlton, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Ichiro Suzuki, Jackie Robinson, Green Bay Packers (Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre), Seattle Seahawks (Steve Largent), Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, San Jose Sharks (Devin Setoguchi), Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, San Jose State Spartans, Stanford Cardinals, and Cal Bears.

I look forward to reading your responses over the next 1,000 hours.  Happy Saturday and sayonara!


  1. Awesome contest. Big fan of your flea market finds. I collect my big 4 teams Cowboys, Suns, L.A. Kings and Yankees. I will also grab non-sport celebrity stuff if interesting enough along with 90's wrestling. Thanks again for the contest

  2. Congrats on 1000! I collect Ron Santo, Ryan Dempster, Ted Lilly, Lou Boudreau, various Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks, though not just anything (I'm not a team collector), old tobacco cards, certified autos of retired players, history sets, various non-sports cards for variety.

  3. Congrats again and thanks for the contest! My main collecting focuses right now are 1973 Topps (bout halfway completed my set), any card serial #'d 12/25, players named Gavin, and glow-in-the-dark cards. I'm a Padres fan and collect San Diego HOFers and various guys I like from the team's history. A specific card I collect copies of is 1990 Upper Deck Marquis Grissom.

  4. congratulations again--collect any Toronto Blue Jays ,Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors--guess I'm a Torontocentric kind of fan

  5. I try to complete sets from before 1990, I collect Angels, Cowboys, Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn, Ted Williams, and now Mike Trout.

  6. Congrats again Fuji and I love the contest! I am almost entirely a hockey guy, I collect Alex Delvecchio, Brett Connolly, Ryan Ellis and Adam Henrique. I am also a huge Parkhurst fun and I am trying to build a set a year from 1910 until present day. I do cheer for the Tigers and 49ners too. I also have pimped this out :)

  7. I still have a ways to go to get to 1000. I still love the Mariners, Padres, Sharks, Super Bowl Champion Seahawks( that still feel good to say!), and Sounders FC. Congrats on getting to this milestone!!

  8. Cool!! it's sort of a mini-summer Fuji blast!! You know I'm a Phillies superfan, collecting pretty much anybody from that team, past or present. I collect players that wear the number 7 and those shown wearing the number 17. I also like Michael Waltrip racing and Women's Championship Midget Curling.

  9. Boston Red Sox and Hartford Whalers. Great contest Fuji and congrats on topping 1,000 posts!!!

  10. Congrats again Fiji.... Anything Red Sox related.... Anything Eckersly or Fisk

  11. Cool contest! I collect Yankees, notably Tino Martinez, Michael PINEda, Ty Hensley, and Phil Rizzuto.

  12. My collecting is simple as 1,2,3...
    1. Gimme Dodgers
    2. Gimme Hall of Famers
    3. Gimme vintage.

  13. Congrats on 1,000 posts!

    I'm not sure I have a good answer to your question. There are my mini-collections. And my hundreds of player collections. And any other cool cards I can find...

  14. Congratulations on 1000 (1001 now)

    I collect any player who every played for the Cardinals, Nomar Garciaparra, and more recently I've started seeking out Bo Jackson cards.

    1. Promoted here:

    2. Thanks for plugging the contest!

  15. Congrats. I"m all about the Nationals and Orioles.

  16. Congrats on keeping this going to 1000 and beyond. I collect pirates, Red Sox and ryan vogelsong. Pitt panthers alum. Eagles and 49ers. Mavericks and 76ers. Thanks

  17. Congrats on 1000 posts. I collect sets, so I collect all teams and players.

  18. Congrats. I collect Pirates and WVU Mountaineers.

  19. Oh yeah, and I collect Tigers and Cal and Pudges and catchers.

  20. Congrats! I collect the Cardinals/Lance Lynn/Joe Kelly. Thanks for the contest.

  21. 1000 posts???? Nicely done, Fuji!!!

    I collect KC Royals, Iowa State alumni (football + basketball), Kurt Warner, and Kyle Korver.

  22. Congrats on 1000! I don't think I've ever commented her before, but I have been reading for quite some time. Great job.

    As far as collecting goes, gimme Matt Kemp or pretty much any Dodger, I love them all.......well, maybe not Andruw Jones.

  23. Braves, Adam LaRoche, Chipper, Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Freeman, Heyward, Kimbrel, Medlen, McCann, Beachy, Minor, Teheran, Gattis, Simmons
    Canadiens, Subban, Price, Gallagher, Galcheyuk, anyone pre '80

    sets, sets, and more sets....

    congrats on the milestone. Hope to enter your 2000th post contest as well.

  24. I collect Dodgers and Hall of Famers. Thanks for running a contest, Fuji.

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  26. Fuji, congrats on the 1000 post milestone!!

    Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Joe Sakic, Jim Thome...all 4 are right up my alley

  27. Congrats again on 1000! Thanks for the contest!

    I collect the D-Backs! Favorite players are Paul Goldschmidt, Brandon Webb, Ryan Roberts, Ken Griffey Jr., and Mike Piazza.

  28. Can I win for something for the longest reply?

    I collect Orioles, New York Rangers and Baltimore Colts cards in general. and the following guys specifically:

    Brooks Robinson
    Frank Robinson
    Johnny Callison
    Jim Palmer
    Elrod Hendricks
    Dennis Martinez
    Eddie Murray
    Sandy Koufax
    Luis Aparicio
    David Clyde
    Jim Gentile
    Roger Maris
    Billy Pierce
    Boog Powell
    Mike Cuellar
    Bob Gibson
    Art Ditmar
    Lance Berkman

    Johnny U.
    Lenny Moore
    John Mackey
    Gino Marchetti
    Jim Brown
    Arian Foster
    Tommy McDonald
    Gale Sayers
    Ray Berry
    Andre Johnson
    Ndamukong Suh
    Andre Ware
    Case Keenam

    Eddie Giacomin
    Rod Gilbert
    Gordie Howe
    Mike Richter
    Henrik Lundqvist
    Patrick Roy

    Elvin Hayes
    Connie Hawkins
    Bill Russell

    Arnold Palmer
    Fred Couples

    1. That might be the longest reply in the history of my blog!

  29. My collection is almost exclusively Padres, including PC's for: Tony Gwynn, Steve Finley, Archi Cianfrocco, Fred McGriff, Andy Benes, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Chris Denorfia, and Andrew Cashner. I also collect Darin Erstad and players named Foster. Congrats on 1000 posts!

  30. Congrats on the 1000th post. Love your work, and hope I get to read the next 1000 being I missed most of the first 1000. My players, and teams are
    Mike Trout - Wilin Rosario - Mark Teixeira - Mike Zunino - Juan Nicasio - Kyle Seager - Justin Smoak - Nolan Ryan

    Not much of a team collector, but a set builder for the sets I like the look of. My teams are the Colorado Rockies, and Seattle Mariners. Also love to collect me some pocket schedules, sports teams business cards, and any other cool sports stuff along the way much like yourself.

    Consider your contest pimped as well http://theprowlcat.blogspot.com/2014/04/tell-em-cat-sent-ya.html

    1. Thanks Cat! I appreciate you taking the time to plug Tony's contest... and of course my contest. Best of luck!

  31. Congratulations on Post #1000, Fuji. Your blog is one to which many of us aspire in terms of its clear writing, interesting subjects, and pure fun to read.

    I just added a promotion of this contest to my little 100th post: http://offhiatusbaseball.blogspot.com/2014/04/post-100-this-is-it-so-lets-get-it-out.html

    Of course, I'm a Brewers fan and collect all Brewers stuff, but with a focus first and foremost on Robin Yount. I'm also a big Gary Carter and Paul Molitor fan too, with Jonathan Lucroy and Jean Segura being my favorites on the current team.

    Congratulations again, and thanks for stopping by my blog from time to time too.

    1. Thanks for plugging the contest and keep up the great blog!

  32. Congrats on a huge milestone. That's pretty cool.
    I'm 99.9% baseball and Rangers. I like catchers and play at the plate cards too. I also collect Will Clark, Joe Mauer, Johnny Bench and Carlton Fisk.

  33. Congrats on the millennium! I collect Hockey - Winnipeg Jets - Mark Scheifele!

  34. Fuji I'm in here is my comment and below is a link to my plug. Thanks for the contest. Dion


    1. Thanks Dion! Appreciate you spreading the word.

  35. Congrats Fuji, you are awesome and you should be very proud of your blog!

    I collect the big name Braves (Aaron, Smoltz, Chipper, Glavine, Maddux, etc.), Miami Dolphins Pro-Bowlers, and Miami Hurricanes alum (Pro-Bowlers)

    I plugged you as well:

    Thanks for the blog and the contest!

    1. Thanks for plugging the contest!

  36. 1000 down. What an amazing experience for all of us. Cheers! Posting your contest on my blog now.

  37. I collect Phillies, Ryan Howard and Frank Thomas. Love vintage as well.

    I think the prize should be 1000 custom made fuji cards!

    1. That would cost me an arm and a leg... plus not sure anyone wants 1000 copies of my card. I will make sure that each of the winners gets one thrown into their package.

  38. Congrats! I'm a Dodgers guy (also Jeter-era Yanks, Mets, sometimes Expos). Dig the Dodgers pitchers from Adonis Terry to Clayton Kershaw and the gang in between (uh-oh, here I go: Nap Rucker, Dazzy Vance, Van Mungo, Whit Wyatt, Carl Erskine, Don Newcombe, Preacher Roe, Johnny Podres, Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Don Sutton, Tommy John, Jerry Reuss, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser, Ramon Martinez, Hideo Nomo, Hiroki Kuroda, Hyun-jin Ryu, Zack Greinke, and the rest... who'd I miss?) Thanks for the contest!

  39. Congrats on 1000!!! I collect Mets and WVU Mountaineers and here is my plug for your contest. http://thehomerunapple.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-fuji-contest.html

    1. Thanks for helping me out and supporting the contest!

  40. Happy 1,000 again.

    I don't know if I need 1,000 more cards, but let's do this anyway. Dodgers. Ron Cey, Clayton Kershaw, Hideo Nomo, Orel Hershiser, Sandy Koufax and any Dodger from the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s.

  41. Congrats on the thousand! If you add up everything I've written for every blog I've been part of, I'm not sure it gets to 1000.

    I do vintage hockey, baseball and soccer - OPC if it exists, whatever else if it doesn't.

  42. A thousands posts... congrats! I'm still trying to get to 100. I'm a big Pirates fan, so most of my money goes to collecting current players. I also dabble with random football and basketball cards.

    Your contest has peen pimped! http://big44cards.blogspot.com/2014/04/fuji-contest-1000-posts.html

    1. Thanks Nathan! Appreciate you plugging the contest!

  43. Awesome! I collect Braves, particularly my childhood heroes Chipper, Smoltz, Maddux and Glavine. Also anything Griffey Jr and Ripken.

    Thanks for the contest!

  44. Congrats on 1000, am a Red sox fan collecting Roman Quinn, Bill Mazeroski, Chris Getz. Glad to see all is well.

  45. thanks for the past 1000 posts - i'm looking forward to the next 1000!

    i collect dodgers, plus any and all cards featuring steve garvey, ron cey, bill russell, or davey lopes as well as other members of the 1978 topps team like tommy john, lee lacy, rick rhoden and charlie hough.

  46. Dodgers: Kemp, Kershaw, Russ Martin, Campanella, Corey Seager, Chad Billingsley, Jerry Sands

    Ducks: Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, Emerson Etem

    Chargers: LaDainian Tomlinson, Rivers, Gates

    Suns: Nash, Shawn Marion

    UCLA: Utley, Kevin Love, Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer

    Misc: Al Rosen, David Wright, Hamels, Longoria, Tulowitzki, Carlos Santana, Jason Heyward, Peyton Manning, LeBron

    Non-Sports: Archer, Parks and Recreation

  47. Fuji, Congrats on 1 k in blogging posts. Your passions about cardboard is inspiring. Good luck.

  48. Congratulations on your 1,000 post.
    I have pugged your contest:

    I collect:
    Baseball- Seattle Mariners
    Basketball- Phoenix Suns
    Football- Seattle Seahawks
    University of Arizona alumni

    Players: Ken Griffey Jr. Steve Largent and Steve Kerr

  49. I don't know how I missed this one, but I'm glad I made it in. I mainly collect any and all Rockies, but I also collect Topps rookie cups and pre-John Calipari former Kentucky Wildcats (from Sam Bowie to Patrick Patterson) in the NBA.

  50. Congrats on 1000 posts! I collect Cubs and Bulls cards, with some Bears here and there, but I'm a quasi-set collector who likes to buy packs and roll the dice to see what I get. As for players, I guess it would be Michael Jordan, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, and Ryne Sandberg. Thanks for the contest!