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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (9-3): Win a Ken Griffey Jr. autograph by Chris Olds

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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? 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 — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (8-20) Contest No. 6– A 2010 TRISTAR Obak Dale Murphy autograph card (only 75 exist) by Chris Olds
August 19, 2010, 3:26 pm
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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? 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 — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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***NOW CLOSED*** Black Friday Contest No. 5 — A Dwyane Wade autographed 8×10 photo plaque courtesy of Blowoutcards.com by Chris Olds

Now closed. Click here to see the latst contest.

We’re  celebrating Free Stuff Black Friday this week with this item that can be yours right now

Our weekly tradition, which gets some sweet sports cards and memorabilia into the hands of collectors, has gone a bit dark today.

And Thomas Fish of Blowoutcards.com has some outrageous deals in the works which started at 6 a.m. (click here for the direct link), but he’s also helping us stir things up with collectors right here as he’s provided everything that we are giving away  right here on the biggest shopping day of the year.

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

Tips: Read everything slowly and carefully. 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 does not 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 (11/20) Contest No. 7 — A Tom Glavine 2007 Bowman’s Best Gold autograph by Chris Olds
November 20, 2009, 11:53 am
Filed under: Free Stuff Friday, MLB, Topps | Tags: , , , ,

NOW CLOSED. Click here to see if the latest contests have been posted.

We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday with this item that can be yours right now

logoHow can you win? 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 does not 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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*** CONTEST CLOSED *** Free Stuff Friday: Contest No. 11 — a Blake Griffin autographed photo courtesy of Panini America by Chris Olds

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE LAST REMAINING OPEN CONTEST THIS WEEK.

We’ve had a long but fun day here for the first (but certainly not last) run 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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*** CONTEST CLOSED *** Free Stuff Friday: Big Apple Comic-Con contest No. 1 — Dwight Gooden autographed 8×10 by Chris Olds

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Click here to enter the final open contest of the week.

The Big Apple Comic-Con is set for Oct. 16-18 in — where else — New York City and its promoters want to get free autographed photos into Beckett readers’ hands.

bigapplelogoStarting now, we’re giving away six autographed 8×10 photos of guests from the show (examine the guest list here) — and maybe a few more cool things, too — at the top of every hour.

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

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Boston Red Sox OF Josh Reddick is Upper Deck’s sixth SPx Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds

Upper Deck announced on Friday that its sixth 2009 SPx Mystery Rookie is Boston Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick.

Reddick, who is hitting .188 with one home run and two RBI in nine games this season, will appear on card No. 126.

Only one SPx rookie remains a mystery. These autograph redemptions can be found two per 14-box case.

Here’s a recap of the previously announced cards

No. RR1 — Orioles P Koji Uehara (25 signed in Japanese)
No. RR2 — Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus (25 signed “Go Redbirds”)
No. RR3 — Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen
No. RR4 — Orioles C Matt Wieters
No. RR5 — Orioles P Chris Tillman

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.