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If you could have one Blake Griffin rookie card, which would you pick? by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

You can’t turn on ESPN without seeing highlights of Blake Griffin’s dunks. The Los Angeles Clippers big man is giving people a reason to finally watch the Clippers.

He puts down dunks with such ferocity that it looks as though opponents just step out of the way.

Seriously, who wants to stand in the way of an upcoming freight train?

Dunks aren’t the only thing he has going for him, which is why this rookie’s cards are blowing up and they didn’t come cheaply to start.

But if you could have one Griffin Rookie Card in your collection, which card would it be?

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Finally . . . The Exquisite Winners are Revealed by Tracy Hackler

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After much consternation, the four winners from last month’s 2008-09 Exquisite Collection Basketball Box Busters episode have been pulled. Are you one of the lucky ones? Watch the video to find out.

Thanks to the more than 13,000 folks who watched that video and to the more than 100 folks who participated in the contest. And a special thanks to Upper Deck‘s Chris Carlin and Thomas Fish from Blowout Cards for helping deliver additional prizes to loyal Beckett visitors.

Oh, and if you didn’t win this time, don’t fret. Watch the video till the end to see how you can win a box of 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Basketball.

— Tracy Hackler



***CONTEST CLOSED *** FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Contest No. 9 — A Jason Kidd 2009-10 Exquisite Collection autographed patch card by Chris Olds

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THIS ONE’S OVER… BUT THERE’s ONE MORE TO GO

We’ve got more on tap this evening on Free Stuff Friday … including an autograph of the best NFL rookie of 2009. However, right now, this card can be yours.

logoHow can you win what you see above? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that doesn’t indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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***NOW CLOSED*** Free Stuff Friday (10/16): Contest No. 1 — Ty Lawson Exquisite Collection autograph by Chris Olds

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST CONTESTS.

This card can be yours as part of Free Stuff Friday.

logoHow can you win what you see above? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that doesn’t indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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FREE STUFF FRIDAY (10/16): A preview of what’s up for grabs by Chris Olds

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CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST CONTEST

Last week, we launched Free Stuff Friday — an online, real-time promotion where we give away some sweet cards to our readers.

Well, tomorrow (Oct. 16), we’re doing it again with three pretty nice 2009-10 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection basketball cards headed into readers’ hands.

How can they be yours? Be at The Beckett Blog and be ready to answer hobby-related questions (some of the answers are found on Beckett.com). We’ll post one question in the morning, one at noon (Dallas time) and one in the afternoon.

What cards will be up for grabs? The Quentin Richardson patch card above and the two cards below…

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Box Busters Preview: 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Basketball by Tracy Hackler

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Late Friday afternoon, an over-caffeinated, extremely excited team of Keith Hower, Chris Olds and Tracy Hackler busted three boxes of 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Basketball for a forthcoming must-see episode of Box Busters.

The good news: A fourth box went unopened. The better news: You’ll have a chance to win that box, in addition to many of the sweet cards we pulled out of the other three, beginning next week.

Stay tuned to Beckett.com and the Beckett Blog early next week for additional details on how to win. The 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Basketball Box Busters will be up Monday morning. Until then, enjoy this sneak peek (after the jump) of just some of the sweet cards we were lucky enough to uncover late Friday afternoon.

— Tracy Hackler

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Four Boxes of 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Basketball Walk Through the Door . . . by Tracy Hackler

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Box Busters filming begins at 4:15 p.m. (CST). How can you win one of these boxes? Stay tuned to find out.

— Tracy Hackler