Friday, April 29, 2011

Gypsy Queen Blaster Break… Or Something Better?

Blasters of Gypsy Queen started showing up at a nearby Target this week, and I have been on the fence as to picking one up or not.  I could spend that money on Heritage,  Base, one of those nifty $15 value packs, or get 2 discounted blasters for about the same money.  And man, I could do some serious damage on sportlots.com with $20.  Wait!!! I mean, I could spend that money on my lovely wife and kids instead.  But I kind of wanted to open a box of Gypsy Queen and review it on the blog.  I bought a rack pack as an appetizer and did pretty well.  I’ll post the contents later this evening.  So, I like it, but I’m not sure I want to dive into the set. 

Then a flash of inspiration hit me, and I realized a way I could get much more mileage out of a box break, and do something a little different with the review…. 

You guessed it- It’s time for a new edition of Napkin Doon’s
Basically, I’ll do this the same way I did the last Big Fun Game (I really need a better name for it). 
This time, I will add a rule that you must be a follower of the blog to be a participant.  Also, the last time I announced this game I opened it to the first 10 followers.  This limited the participants (who were all great by the way) to whoever happened to be online at the time.  I will still leave the participant list at 10, but leave sign ups open until Sunday afternoon.  Then I will take all entries, put them in the randomizer and let the first 10 listed participants play.
A couple of other tweaks:
I will not keep any of the cards from the box break, unless there is a Rangers Hit (I just won’t be able to bring myself to give it away).  So if I get really lucky with a hit from another team, too bad for me.  I’m hoping the investment in the blog will be worth it.  Of course I could video the box break and post it at the end of the contest so that you know I was honest about not keeping any cards.  I might do that.  Otherwise, you will just have to trust old Napkin.  If there is a Ranger Hit and I keep it, I’ll put in a nice replacement.
Once I bust the box, I will determine a way of splitting the cards into 10 somewhat equal prizes.  I don’t want to waste postage sending someone a couple of commons.
IF my follower list grows to over 50 by the time contest starts, I will add 5 additional participants via the randomizer and add 5 more random prizes, in the same spirit as my prizes last time.
IF somehow my follower list grows to over 100, I will keep the participant list to 15, but add a second blaster of Gypsy Queen if I can find one, essentially doubling the Gypsy Queen prizes.  If I can’t find a Gypsy Queen, I’ll add a blaster of Heritage.  Don’t worry; I’ll bulk up the Non Gypsy Queen prizes too.
Here is the final tweak:  If you promote this contest on your blog or website and leave a link in the comment section, I will give you two entries to the contest.  In case the randomizer lists you twice in the top 10 or 15, you will still only get one slot in the contest however.
I will close out the entries for the contest sometime Sunday Afternoon, whenever I get a chance, and announce the participant list and who the first player is.  Then it’s on..

This will be a great way to liven up a product review.  Topps, I hope you are aware of this free positive marketing you are getting from me! 
If I do not show up Sunday, you will know that my lovely wife saw that I am basically throwing $20 into cyberspace and locked me in a closet.
Oh and one other thing:  I HAVE NOT OPENED THIS BOX YET.   IF THE CONTENTS STINK DO NOT BE UPSET WITH ME. 
Let’s have some fun!
************************UPDATE-  GAME REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!!!!& *************
 

29 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

Put me down! Thanks.

moremonkeys138 said...

Sign me up!

Napkin Doon said...

Don't forget, you must be a follower of the blog!!!

The Lost Collector said...

Nappy, I'm down again if I am allowed.

Also just gave you a shout out:

http://thelostcollector.blogspot.com/2011/04/contest-shout-out-second-chance-at.html

Ryan G said...

I'm IN!

SpastikMooss said...

I'm not in, as I don't want to win every contest (lol), but this is too cool! I love your ideas!

dawgbones said...

oh hell yeah, the last time was awesome.

and I pimped it as well:
http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/2011/04/adventures-of-another-big-fun-game.html

Don WickedOrtega said...

I'm in!!

Greg Zakwin said...

I'm in as well.

Ryan G said...

Oh, and pimped! http://thiscardiscool.blogspot.com/2011/04/im-back-few-quick-things.html

Nathan said...

Sweet, I'm in!

BA Benny said...

I'm in again, and will plug shortly.

White Sox Cards said...

Sounds like fun. I'm in like Flynn.

cubsfan731 said...

Love that you labeled this post with "lovely wife". I follow. I enjoy. I'm in.

BA Benny said...

Considered it plugged.

http://babennysbaseballcardbuffet.blogspot.com/2011/04/couple-of-plugs-trades-and-bait-draft.html

Thanks for another game, I hope to get in and do as well as I did last time.

Matt Pederson said...

Sign me up!!!

Spiegel83 said...

I shall join the fun! Thanks Napkin!

Derek said...

I'm in!!

dawgbones said...

New name suggestion,

"Let's make a STEAL!"

night owl said...

In and following.

Mariner1 said...

Been following for a bit. Count me in even though it's not a set I'm looking at collecting. I'm always open to something new.

Steve D said...

Thanks for another great contest!

The Dimwit said...

Count me in!!!!

Kirk Jacobson said...

In, following and plugged http://eutawstreetcardboard.blogspot.com/2011/04/shameless-plug.html . Great contest.

FanOfReds said...

I would like to play fun games.

Matt H said...

Count me in

Greg Zakwin said...

Contest pimped.

http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2011/04/worst-condition-1954-topps-card-youve.html

Captain Canuck said...

I'm in and thanks..

Matt said...

Count me in if there's still time!!