Friday, March 13, 2020

10th Anniversary (Late) Giveaway

Last year was an off year for me as far as collecting cards and blogging about it. Kinda lost interest, got tired, focused on other hobbies, took a hiatus; then in December we had a family tragedy. I’m still not sure how this year will go, it’s kinda emotional doing baseball stuff right now, and already the first two and half months have flown by without notice. I’ve been able to do some blogging and send out some PWEs so maybe that’s a sign of a better year to come.

With all that going on, I seemed to have missed my 10th Anniversary of this blog.

It all started on October 1, 2009 with the desire to display my collection and tie it to Angels history. The name The Angels, In Order (note the comma) was derived from the idea that I would post about every player to ever appear in an Angels uniform, IN THE ORDER of their appearance, along with scans of their stuff from my collection: cards, autographs, signed index cards, correspondence, etc. I eventually got a little off that track in that I’m not sticking to the IN ORDER anymore, but the blog is still obviously centered around my Angels collection.

Anyhow, what I had planned for last October was to offer a free drawing for a baseball card, to celebrate ten years doing this, and to show my appreciation to those that have followed, traded with, and encouraged me.

So here it is. All you need do is leave a comment, and your name will be put in a hat for an old-school hand-drawn giveaway. I’ll run this over the weekend, and have a drawing mid-week next week.

Here's the prize:
 A rather worn 1956 Topps #15 Ernie Banks grey back.
(You thought it would be Angels related!)

Again, thank you!


49 comments:

  1. Here's hoping for better days ahead Tom. Congrats on 10 years!

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  2. Congrats, good luck, and thanks for the contest!

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  3. Hope things start looking up. Thanks for the contest!

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  4. Happy BlogVersarry!
    Good to see ya back at it. ⭐

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  5. Congrats on ten years. Thanks for your contest. Take care.

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  6. Take care! Thanks for the contest. Sweet prize, very generous.

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  7. From Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address:
    "I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

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  8. Here's to 10 more years!! We all understand life's events that happen that take us away from our favorite past time. Things will get better. Keep On Collecting !!

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  9. That card is a classic, no matter what condition. Thanks for the contest, and here's to the next ten years!

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  10. That is one awesome Banks. The colors are perfect!

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  11. Congrats on TEN! Here is to a great 2020! Let's play two.

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  12. Ten years? That's impressive. Congrats! Here's wishing you nothing but the best for 2020!

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  13. Well, shoot. Once I saw the card I was thinking, "Maybe I'll be like one of two or three who see this post. Maybe I'll have a good chance!" LOL
    Kudos for to you for reaching the decade blogging milestone!

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  14. Congrats on reaching 10 years. It takes a lot to keep these going.

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  15. Awesome card. Thanks for the contest. Keep up the good work!

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  16. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!

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  17. Happy belated anniversary! Even with your down year, being able to maintain a blog for over ten years is really impressive.

    By the by, I already have this Ernie, so you can leave me out of the contest.

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  18. Congrats on 10 years. I've only been blogging for about a year and a half, so 10 years seems like forever.

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  19. Congratulations on 10 years! Lol. I just looked when I started... and it appears that I completely missed my 10 year anniversary too. I was suppose to celebrate it two Mondays ago.

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  20. Congratulations! Here's to the next decade.

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  21. Man, 10 years already! Congrats!!

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