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FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11-5) — Win San Francisco Giants stuff & more! by Chris Olds

We’re back with another batch of Free Stuff Friday contests where we get cool stuff into collectors’ hands just for answering card-related trivia, which can be found on Beckett.com. (You don’t need a subscription to look up the answers.)

It’s as easy as answering via a comment at the links below. Here’s a rundown of this week’s contests…

No. 1 — A 2010 Topps National Chicle Madison Bumgarner autograph

No. 2 — A lot of four San Francisco Giants game-used memorabilia baseball cards

No. 3 — A lot of three TRISTAR Ken Anderson TNA Wrestling cards (autograph match-used and rare /5 insert)

No. 4 — A John Wall Sports Illustrated Uncirculated (first cover appearance) issue

No. 5 — A 2007 Press Pass Legends Dan Majerle autograph card

No. 6 — A 2010 Topps Finest Madison Bumgarner autographed patch (only 25 exist)

No. 7 — A Chris Bosh autographed Topps Echelon game-used jersey card



***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (9-24) — Six chances to win big now by Chris Olds
September 23, 2010, 5:58 pm
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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday where collectors can get their hands on cool stuff just for answering card-related trivia on Beckett.com.

Here’s the rundown of this week’s questions. Click on the links below to enter each contest.

No. 1– A lot of NHL cards including Martin Brodeur, Mats Sundin & Dale Hawerchuk

No. 2 — A 36-pack box of 2008-09 Panini Spanish League basketball cards (may include

No. 3 — A Landon Donovan & USA Soccer SI Uncirculated issue

No. 4 — A TRISTAR TNA: The New Era Kurt Angle autograph (only 25 exist)

No. 5 — A 2010 Panini Hall of Fame Willis Reed autograph

No. 6 — A 2010 Panini Hall of Fame Karl Malone USA Basketball Dream Team memorabilia card



What’s up for grabs at The National Sports Collectors Convention? by Chris Olds

Topps has unveiled its limited edition cards for the National Sports Collectors Convention, which will take place about a month from now in Baltimore, Md.

For the last few years, the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards — and the lone MLB licensee — did not have a presence at the show, but this year the company will be there.

And, the first portion of that presence is being in the $119 VIP goody bag.

Topps will produce a five -card set for the show in the style of 1960 Topps — two Mickey Mantle cards (only one version per bag), a Nolan Ryan, a Yogi Berra and a Cal Ripken Jr.

While there will undoubtedly be more promotions, wrapper redemptions and other specially made cards for the event, here’s a rundown (and a gallery of images) of the other VIP freebies and other show-exclusive cards after the jump.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (4-16) — The short & sweet edition by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday where we give readers the chance to win some cool stuff just by taking the time to answer a quick card-related question on Beckett.com.

It’s as easy as looking up a number and giving is the answer in a comment.

Here’s the rundown of this week’s contests…

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Were you a winner on Free Stuff Friday? by Chris Olds

We’ve completed the Free Stuff Friday contest drawings.

Were you a winner?

Find out after the jump… if not, be back here on Friday for more chances to win sports cards and memorabilia.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-29) Contest No. 7 — A 2009 Topps Tribute David Wright autographed dual game-used card (only 99 exist) by Chris Olds

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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and it starts now.

We’re launching five contests tonight — but look for a few more possibly on Friday afternoon — because we know that plenty of you are fans of  Free Stuff Friday, our weekly contests that let you have a chance at landing cool stuff. What make them cooler? We’re running them all weekend.

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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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-29) Contest No. 1 — 2010 Wheels Element Jimmie Johnson Flagship Performers race-used flag card (Only 20 exist) by Chris Olds

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We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and it starts now.

We’re launching five contests tonight — but look for a few more possibly on Friday afternoon — because we know that plenty of you are fans of  Free Stuff Friday, our weekly contests that let you have a chance at landing cool stuff. What make them cooler? We’re running them all weekend.

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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The Free Stuff Friday winners are … by Chris Olds

This week’s Free Stuff Friday winners have been drawn. Were you one of the lucky ones this week? If not, stop by again each and every Friday for more chances to win cool stuff just by answering questions about collecting.

Contest 1 — Amy Stewart

Contest 2 — Billy Groover

Contest 3 — Aaron Vaught

Contest 4 — Jacob Darby

Contest 5 — Travis Parys

The winners have been contacted via e-mail with instructions on how to claim their prizes.



***NOW CLOSED***FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-15) Contest No. 10 — A Brandon Rush Exquisite Collection autographed patch Rookie Card by Chris Olds

***NOW CLOSED***We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and it starts now.

We’re launching 10 contests tonight because we want Free Stuff Friday to be more than just a one-day event for our readers (but we ain’t changing the name). We know you guys can’t get enough of our weekly contests, so we’re running them all weekend.

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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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-8) — You have 10 chances to win right now! by Chris Olds

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We’ve launched all 10 of this week’s Free Stuff Friday contests already with each of them running until Monday morning so everyone will have a chance to get in on the action.

How can you win? It’s easy. Click on each of the links below and answer the questions for each contest in that contest’s comments field.

We want you to get some cool stuff. Here’s your chance…

Contest No. 1 — Four McFarlane hockey figures

Contest No. 2 — A 2009 Topps WWE wrestling set

Contest No. 3 — A SPx Football autograph and patch card lot

Contest No. 4 — A Komplete KISS card factory set from Press Pass

Contest No. 5 — A Humphrey Bogart Donruss Americana memorabilia card

Contest No. 6 — A Hunter Pence Upper Deck Sweet Spot autograph card

Contest No. 7 — A Magic Johnson-John Stockton-Deron Williams jersey card

Contest No. 8 — A Ron Artest-Kobe Bryant-Dwight Howard jersey card

Contest No. 9 — A Patrick Ewing-Dwight Howard-Shaquille O’Neal jersey card

Contest No. 10 — A Joey Votto 2007 Bowman Sterling autographed GU card

Will you win on Free Stuff Friday?



FREE STUFF FRIDAY will return next week by Chris Olds

Free Stuff Friday will return next week with a whole new crop of prizes for our lucky readers.

Why nothing this week? Olds (me) forgot to scan the big prize before leaving for the holiday weekend — leave your hate mail via the comments below.

Since beginning in October, we’ve given away more than 130 prizes absolutely free to collectors who successfully answered card-related trivia here on The Beckett Blog and using Beckett.com.

Here’s a small sampling of the cool stuff that has ended up in readers’ hands since then  …

Ken Griffey Jr. UDA autographed baseball

2009 Limited Football box

Dwyane Wade autographed basketball

Mark Sanchez autographed 8×10

Ashley Force Press Pass Printing Plate

2009-10 Upper Deck basketball box

Dwyane Wade autographed 8×10 photo plaque

2009 Certified football cards

Joe Mauer autographed 2007 Upper Deck By the Letter patch (#’d/15)

Chris Paul Exquisite Collection logoman card

Vince Carter Exquisite Collection autograph card (only 25 exist)

Burt Reynolds autograph

2009 Topps Football set

Blake Griffin autographed photo courtesy of Panini America

Eric Gordon Exquisite Collection autographed patch rookie card

An exclusive Aaron Curry autograph card from Panini

Quentin Richardson Exquisite Collection Limited Logos patch autograph

Brett Favre 2009 Donruss Threads SP football card

Travis Snider 2007 Bowman Sterling Refractor autograph (a $120 card)

Hunter Pence autographed Sweet Spot card

Jason Kidd 2009-10 Exquisite Collection autographed patch card

Clay Matthews Jr. UD Black autographed RC

Rich Franklin autographed Ring Kings promo

Patrick Ewing 2009-10 Exquisite Collection jumbo game-used jersey card

Kendra Wilkinson (Playboy model) Upper Deck autograph card

Free Stuff Friday will return next week!



***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (12/18) EARLY BIRD CONTEST 1 — A Melky Cabrera Bowman’s Best autograph card by Chris Olds

Now closed. Click here for the latest contests.

We’re  starting off Free Stuff Friday early this week 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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FREE STUFF FRIDAY (12/18) — A preview by Chris Olds

What’s on tap for Free Stuff Friday this week?

Well, we’ll have a Brooklyn Dodger, a Hawk autograph, some Black ink, some eTopps, some Star Trek, a hot rookie, several McFarlane figures, a young Yankee and a 500 home-run club member.

How can you win? Be right here at The Beckett Blog (click that link) at 10 a.m. Central time ready to answer questions. It’s that simple.

We’ll have the first contest (early bird) up tonight… so come back to win.



***NOW CLOSED*** Free Stuff Friday (12/11) contest No. 2 — A Hall of Fame game-used jersey card lot by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED. Click here to see the latest contests once you’re done here.

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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***NOW CLOSED*** Free Stuff Friday (12/11) Early bird contest — A Ben Roethlisberger 2009 UD Black flag patch card by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED. Click here to see the latest contests once you’re done.

We’re  starting off Free Stuff Friday early this week 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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FREE STUFF FRIDAY (12/11) — A Preview by Chris Olds

For our 10th Free Stuff Friday, we’re packing plenty.

In fact we’re packing 10 contests into this Friday — one each hour — and we’ll start things off at 10 a.m. Central time.  (Well, after our always-popular Early Bird contest that will launch tonight … )

How do you win? Show up right here at The Beckett Blog (at that link) and be ready to answer questions.

What’s in store?

As in Young Guns for the hockey fans.

As in Hall of Famers and star catchers (and more) for the baseball fans.

As in Panini Threads patches and Exquisite autographs for the basketball fans.

And for the football fans? We’ve got a little Black…

See a small batch of preview images after the jump.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (12/4) contest No. 9 — A Topps UFC Anderson Silva-Chris Leben MMA fight-used mat card by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED. Click here to see the newest contests once you’re done here.

We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday 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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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (12/4) contest No. 7 — A James Harden autographed promo card courtesy of Panini America by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED. Look for a new contest in the next 15 minutes or so… Click here to see the newest contests once you’re done here.

We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday 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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