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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (4-16) Contest No. 5 — A 2009 Bowman Sterling Gordon Beckham autograph by Chris Olds

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 — 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. 5 — A Knowshon Moreno 2009 Playoff National Treasures Colossal Autograph Jersey card (only 50 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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And the Matt Stafford autograph winners are … by Chris Olds

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We’ve selected the final five winners of Matt Stafford autographed cards (courtesy of Panini America) are based on their selections of the greatest player in Detroit Lions history.

Many of the entrants said Barry Sanders, which is apt, but more than a few opted for guys like Bobby Layne, Joe Schmidt, Billy Sims, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Tobin Rote, Jason Hanson and even a case for Matt Millen (that one just couldn’t win … sorry.)

Some even said Stafford. We’ll see about that.

The winners, who found the contest in a recent issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, are:

Ryan Rayment, Waterford, Mich
Adam Gutierrez Jr., Lawton, Okla.
Larry Lutz, Bethpage, N.Y.
Anthony Palmieri, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ian Malloch, Lansing, Mich.

If you have an itch to try and win more free stuff, check out every issue of Beckett Baseball for contests — as well as the current issue of Beckett Football where even more NFL Rookie autographs are being given away very soon.

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.



Gordon Beckham is Topps’ second 2009 Red Hot Rookie by Chris Olds

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Topps announced its second 2009 Red Hot Rookie Redemption on Monday and it’s Chicago White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham.

09RHRK_GB_02The card has a twist — one in 10 redeemers will received a card signed by the former University of Georgia star and 2008 first-round pick.

Beckham made his major league debut earlier this month and is hitting just .114 (4-for-35) with four RBIs through his first 10 games.

Collectors who already redeemed their card can check their Topps account to see whether they received a signed version.

The remainder of the 10-card Red Hot Rookies set will be announced throughout the season. Each Series 2 hobby box includes one of the redemption cards.

The first Red Hot Rookie of the year was New York Mets rookie Fernando Martinez.

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.