Sunday, June 8, 2014

2014 Spring Cleaning Giveaway/Contest!

Why?  Because crazy fun free giveaway contests automatically mean Matthew Lesko, that's why!
The what:
As if I haven't been teasing this for a while.  I'm giving away lots of cards, then giving away MORE in the form of a contest to make sure people take cards away from me.

The why:
1.  To clear space
2.  To get cards into the hands of people that want them
3.  Seriously, I have a lot of stuff I don't really want, and it's not like space grows on trees.  Cards sort of do, though, when you really think about it.
4.  To spur a bit more trading, since I don't really have much in the way of trade bait anymore.
5.  It's fun!

The rules:
I'm trying to keep this as simple and fair as possible, but I still have a few guidelines:

1.  Each of these lots is absolutely free.  I'm hoping it'll get some of you trading with me (if you aren't already), but there's zero obligation here.
2.  All claims for lots should be made in the comments of this post only.  That assures that everyone can see who's claiming what and solves any issues of who claimed what first.
3.  Also, I won't allow any anonymous comments; either post with an account that's linked to your email, or provide your email address, even if you just say "myemail at gmail" or something.  I don't want to have to track down "noreply-comment@blogger.com" 20 times!
4.  Claim as many lots as you want, but don't be a dick and claim them all!
5.  Because of shipping costs, I reserve the right to deny claims for larger lots (or prizes) to participants outside of the country (including Canada).  A medium-sized bubble mailer is fine, I just don't want to pay like $50 to send something larger than that (sorry!).
6.  Each lot has an assigned number of contest entries based on how much I want to get rid of it, but I'll try to make things as fair as possible.  Just look for the number inside parentheses after the lot title/description.
7.  An additional contest entry per person can be had by pimping the giveaway/contest on your blog.  Please just comment anytime with a link to prove it.  As you'll see, the more people we get involved, the better it will get for everyone!
8.  What I consider the top prize, the Tulo auto, will only become available if all of my highest-priority lots I want to get rid of get claimed.  Those will be denoted in red/bold, and, as I've said, will also earn you the most entries.  There are 10 of these.
9.  I'm going to run this contest for up to two weeks, from Sunday, 6/8 to Sunday, 6/22 at 11:59 p.m. EST, or until everything is claimed, whichever comes first.
10.  I will then take every one of the entries, randomize them, and then the top 11 different participants will get to choose among the prizes (below) draft-style.  I'll also try to throw in something extra (small insert sets or other things) for everyone else who participates while supplies and space last.
11.  In the interest of transparency, I'm posting a Google Drive spreadsheet of the entries for all to see at the very bottom of this post.
12.  Once the lots and prizes are claimed at the end of the giveaway/contest, I'll ship everything out.

I'll keep this post updated so everyone knows who's claimed what.  Again, please comment on this post only--don't pick another one or email me directly!

The prizes:
Troy Tulowitzki auto
 
2008 UD baseball Series 1&2 jumbo pack blaster (five packs/36 cards)
 
2014 UD football value pack
2013 Panini Triple Play baseball value pack 
Random 100-card baseball value pack
Verlander/Billingsley/Carmona/Chamberlain quad jersey
Warren Moon and Julio Jones jerseys
Shawn Crable auto and Prescott Burgess jersey
2008 Donruss EEE complete set 1-100
2014 UD football Star Rookies complete set (51-150) and Luck Heroes set (1-10)
Manziel 2014 UD RC

Plus as many others as I can find for all non-winning participants
The lots:
As you'll see, there's a lot of variety here.  Please feel free to ask more about the lots, though I'm not going to list specifics for every group.  The team/player lots are generally a mix of base/inserts, and there's definitely some doubles (and up) in there.  The sizes of the lots varies, and I tried to give a bit of a sense of scale in the images below.

NFL teams (1 of 3):
  1. Arizona Cardinals (3)  Claimed:  Chris (Raz Card Blog)
  2. Atlanta Falcons (2)  Claimed:  Kyle Wong
  3. Baltimore Ravens (2)  Claimed:  Josh Liss
  4. Carolina Panthers (1)  Claimed:  Alex (Chavez Ravining)
  5. Chicago Bears (1)  Claimed:  Alex (Chavez Ravining)
  6. "State of Ohio":  Cincinnati Bengals/Cleveland Browns (2)  Claimed:  Tim (Great Sports Name Hall of Fame)
  7. "State of Texas":  Dallas Cowboys/Houston Texans (1)  Claimed:  Brian (Play at the Plate)
  8. Denver Broncos (1)  Claimed:  Greg (Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle)
  9. Detroit Lions (1)  Claimed:  Chuck Bartz
NFL teams (2 of 3):
  1. "Wisconsin/Minnesota":  Green Bay Packers/Minnesota Vikings (1)  Claimed:  Chris (Raz Card Blog)
  2. Indianapolis Colts (1)  Claimed:  Alex (Chavez Ravining)
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars (3)  Claimed:  Eric Eckstein
  4. Kansas City Chiefs (3)  Claimed:  Greg (Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle)
  5. Miami Dolphins (2)  Claimed:  Roger (Cool Breeze Baseball Buzz)
  6. "What's News?":  New England Patriots/New Orleans Saints/New York Giants/New York Jets (2)  Claimed:  Max (Starting 9)
  7. "West Coast Party":  Oakland Raiders/San Francisco 49ers/Seattle Seahawks (1)  Claimed:  Chuck Bartz
  8. "State of Pennsylvania":  Philadelphia Eagles/Pittsburgh Steelers (1)  Claimed:  Josh Liss
  9. San Diego Chargers (2)  Claimed:  defgav (Baseball Card Breakdown)
NFL teams (3 of 3):
  1. St. Louis Rams (1)  Claimed:  Stewart65
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2)  Claimed:  Eric Eckstein
  3. Tennessee Titans (2)  Claimed:  Stewart65
  4. Washington Redskins (1)  Claimed:  Curtis (Condition Sensitive)
  5. "All College Unis":  what the title says (2)  Claimed:  Kyle Wong
  6. "University of Virginia football alumni":  also what the title says (1)  Claimed:  Greg (Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle)
Baseball teams/other:
  1. Atlanta Braves (1)  Claimed:  Chris (Nachos Grande)
  2. Colorado Rockies (1)  Claimed:  Curtis (Condition Sensitive)
  3. Detroit Tigers (2)  Claimed:  Pat (Hot Corner Cards)
  4. Florida Marlins (4)  Claimed:  Tim (Great Sports Name Hall of Fame)
  5. Kansas City Royals (1) Claimed:  Greg (Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle)
  6. San Diego Padres (4)  Claimed:  defgav (Baseball Card Breakdown)
  7. Assorted base lot (doesn't include teams above) (2)  Claimed:  Jack (Baseball Dad)
  8. Assorted insert lot (doesn't include teams above) (1)  Claimed:  Brian (Play at the Plate)
  9. Assorted 1980s vintage lot (doesn't include teams above) (2)  Claimed:  Alex (Chavez Ravining)
Baseball players:
  1. Garret Anderson (1)  Claimed:  Matt (Bob Walk the Plank)
  2. Carl Crawford/David Price (1)  Claimed:  Matt (Bob Walk the Plank)
  3. Prince Fielder (1)  Claimed:  Tony (Off Hiatus Baseball)
  4. Brian Giles (1)  Claimed:  defgav (Baseball Card Breakdown)
  5. Troy Glaus (1)  Claimed:  Greg (Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle)
  6. Mark McGwire (1)  Claimed:  Max (Starting 9)
  7. Oakland A's:  Eric Chavez/Johnny Damon/Jason Giambi/Mark Mulder/Barry Zito (2)  Claimed:  Mark (Baseball Nation)
  8. Alex Rodriguez (1)  Claimed:  Alex (Chavez Ravining)
  9. C.C. Sabathia (1)  Claimed:  Jack (Baseball Dad)
  10. Sammy Sosa (1)  Claimed:  Triple Play Autos
  11. Alfonso Soriano (1)  Claimed:  Jim (GCRL)
Baseball complete sets:
  1. 1990 Topps Traded (2)  Claimed:  Pat (Hot Corner Cards)
  2. 1997 Donruss Rookie Update (a.k.a. Series 2) (2)  Claimed:  Swing and a Popup
  3. 1998 Skybox Dugout Axcess (2)  Claimed:  Swing and a Popup
  4. 1999 Topps Series 2 (Includes Sosa HR card) (4)  Claimed:  Tony (Off Hiatus Baseball)
  5. 2000 Fleer Tradition Update (opened) (1)  Claimed:  Doug (Sports Cards From the Dollar Store)
  6. 2001 UD Evolution (1)  Claimed:  Al Kawamoto (Hockey Kazi)
Basketball:
  1. 1999-2000 Topps complete set (minus rookies) (2)  Claimed:  Mark (Baseball Nation)
  2. 2000-2001 Topps complete set (minus rookies) (2)  Claimed:  Alex (Chavez Ravining)
  3. Huge lot of basketball base and inserts (both piles on the bottom) (5)  Claimed:  Brian (Play at the Plate)
Starter sets (multiple sports):
  1. 2001 Upper Deck MVP football:  290/330, including many Rookies (5)  Claimed:  Greg (Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle)
  2. 2008 Score football:  153 cards, including 12 Rookies (2)  Claimed:  Chuck Bartz
  3. 2012 Upper Deck football (Star Rookies):  51 cards, all different (1)  Claimed:  Chris (Raz Card Blog)
  4. 1999-2000 Topps basketball:  missing five cards (#73 82 121 125 210) (4)  Claimed:  Chris (Raz Card Blog)
  5. 1998-1999 Topps basketball #1:  missing one card (#65) (2)  Claimed:  Roger (Cool Breeze Baseball Buzz)
  6. 1998-1999 Topps basketball #2:  missing nine cards (#7 32 65 76 97 113 156 161 165) (4)  Claimed:  Chris (Raz Card Blog)
  7. 2014 Topps Olympics:  32 different, plus one double (2)  Claimed:  Al Kawamoto (Hockey Kazi)
The contest entries:

82 comments:

  1. If you want to include that Fleer Tradition in the next goodie bag you send me, that's fine.

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    1. If you don't mind me shipping it in team bags instead of the box to make the cost reasonable, you can have it--just confirm that for me.

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  2. I'll take the Assorted 1980's vintage and Indianapolis Colts cards off your hands. I'll shoot you an email by tomorrow in hopes of a bigger deal.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Sure thing, I'll put you down for both of those, and if you wanna claim anything else while it's there, just go ahead!

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    2. I'll go ahead and take the A-Rod's off your hands as well. Thanks!

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    3. No problem, I'll add them to your bunch and give you another entry, thanks!

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    4. Pimped the contest as well. Completely forgot to do so earlier in the week. http://chavezravining.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-contest-over-at-too-many-verlanders.html

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    5. No worries, you still get the free entry for it!

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  3. Sweet. I could go for the Padres, Chargers, and Brian Giles lots. My email via gif

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    1. Cool! That's a big-ass package headed your way. I'm putting you down for the three of those right now, thanks again!

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  4. 2001 UD Evolution and 2014 Topps Olympics--- e-mail is akgonzolyn@gmail.com--in Canada, close to buckstorecards so let me know if thats too much to send--thanks

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    1. Hi Al,

      I shouldn't have any problem managing those. Thanks for claiming them!

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    1. Sure thing, buddy! Can I assume you mean the Tigers and Lions? Because if not I dunno what you mean!

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    2. I failed to read the directions as to what the parenthesis meant, But count me in for the 1990 Topps Traded too!

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    3. Good deal, they're all yours, thanks!

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  6. I'd like he Cowboys/Texans lot, and the baseball insert lot (#7) I think. If no one else jumps in I would take those basketball inserts too. I know that's a big lot so I can help with shipping.

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    1. I put you down for all three of those, and don't worry about shipping. Thanks! And by the way, good luck with your seven entries!

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  7. I'd take the Braves lot - I always seem to run low on Braves trade bait.

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    1. Thanks, Chris, they're all yours!

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  8. I'd be interested in the Baseball teams / other # 7 and player C.C. Sabathia

    I'm not sure we have ever traded, I'll check your want lists.

    Thanks !

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    1. Hi Jack,

      We've never traded, but I know you've commented over here before. Sorry I don't have more Cleveland stuff for you right now, but I've got you down for those two lots. Thanks!

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  9. I'll take the Ohio NFL teams and the Marlins. I want that Tulo! lol

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    1. Sweet, good deal! Thanks for taking one of the big lots, and good luck!

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  10. I'll take the Prince Fielder, and I hope we can trade soon. I'm at off dot hiatus dot baseball at gmail dot com.

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    1. Oh, and I'd love the 1999 topps series 2 set. I have nothing from that timeframe!

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    2. Sure thing to both, thanks! I've tended to send a lot of my Brewers to Thorzul and others, but I may be able to find more for you before long. Also, I'm following you now.

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    3. I just publicized your contest on my blog as well. http://offhiatusbaseball.blogspot.com/2014/06/free-cards-and-contest-for-more-free.html

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    4. Thanks, Tony! I've put down another entry for you.

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  11. I would like the Detroit Lions from NFL Teams 1 of 3, and the west coast party from NFL Teams 2 of 3. Darn just a little late for the Tigers. My email is cebartz@gmail.com. Thanks

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    1. Hi Chuck,

      Sure thing, they're all yours!

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    2. I would also like to claim the 2008 Score Football from the starter sets if thats ok.

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    3. Sure, I'll add that to your pile and to your entries!

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  12. Broncos, Glaus (UCLA!), and since pretty much everybody but me hates him, A-Rod.

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    1. Actually, Alex had claimed A-Rod before you, so he gets them instead, sorry!

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  13. Hot Corner Love

    http://hotcornercards.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-to-gain-free-cardboard.html

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Gave you another entry for that.

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  14. Hey, I would love the "What's News?" lot and the McGwire lots. I was planning a similar, much smaller, giveaway on my own blog this week - I will pimp properly during that post. Sometimes it seems the spring cleaning is a zero sum game. Email me for addresses, etc.

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    1. Sure thing, you can have both of them! Your giveaway sounds fun, so I'll keep an eye out for it. If you pimp my contest, please just let me know with a comment.

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  15. I would take the Rockies and Redskins if the package is reasonable enough to ship to Canada.

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    1. Sure, those are totally shippable to Canada, thanks!

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    2. Thanks, pimped as well

      http://condition-sensitive.blogspot.ca/2014/06/spring-cleaning-over-at-too-many.html

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    3. Thanks! Added another entry for you, so you have three now.

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  16. I'm interested in the 1997 Donruss Rookie Update and the 1998 Skybox Dugout Axcess if they are still available.

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    1. Both of them are yours, thanks!

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    2. Pimped it on my blog as well.
      http://swingandapopupboston.blogspot.com/2014/06/contest-too-many-verlanders.html

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    3. Thanks! Gave you another entry for that.

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  17. I'll take the Oakland A's players. #7 I believe. Also I would like the 99-2000 Topps basketball set minus two rookies. My email is Markhoyle913@yahoo.com. Love to trade. I've been reading don't know if I've commented

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    1. Cool, they're all yours, thanks!

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  18. Great contest Dennis. I embedded a link in my post this afternoon promoting it. Looks like it is already a great success.

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    1. Thanks, Matt! Would you also like to grab one or more lots so I can put you in the contest too? I appreciate the extra exposure either way.

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    2. I'll take the Crawford and David Price lot. Maybe if I take enough Prices he will magically come to the Pirates and lead us to a World Series. I can also take the Garrett Anderson if one of the Angel blogs doesn't come around. I would probably just send it to Angels in Order anyway......

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    3. I'll just put you down for both since nobody's claimed either. That'll be three entries for you, thanks!

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  19. i'll take the alfonso soriano cards - maybe there's a black armband or double play card in there!

    gcrlATcomcastDOTnet

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    1. All yours, my friend! I don't think I saw any of either in there, but I did dig up a couple memorial patch cards you may need so I'll include those.

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  20. I'll take the Sammy Sosa's if they're still available! Thanks!

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    1. Yes they are, so they're all yours, thanks!

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  21. I will take the Jacksonville Jaguars Lot
    Email me at ericteckstein@gmail.com

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    1. Sure thing, that lot and three entries for you, thanks!

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  22. Put me down for both KC teams. Why the Royals and Chiefs? I really have no idea.

    And I mean, if nobody's going after them, I wouldn't be opposed to taking the '01 UD MVP Football lot.

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    1. Nice! I put you down for all of those lots. That's another nine entries for you, putting you in good shape for a nice prize.

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  23. I would be interested in the 2012 Upper Deck football and the mostly complete basketball sets (98-99 and 99-00) marked in red if they are available.

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    1. You got it! That's a fat nine entries for you, so good luck in the drawing!

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    1. Thanks! That's another entry for you.

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  25. If still available I would be all over the Titans and Rams lots, Thank you!

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  26. Ok, I'll bite on one more since it's still sitting around (that, and there's a toploader staring at me and piquing my interest).

    Virginia football alum por favor.

    Also, when we do trade next, there will be something extra for you as a thank you and to compensate for the fact that the package you send will be quite large.

    /that's what she said

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    1. Sure thing! I think that's a contest-leading 12 entries now. And you're correct, the lot does have a somewhat interesting card at the bottom. I actually made that in case Derek from Tomahawk Chopping was still around, but I guess not, so it's all yours!

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  27. I'll take the 98-99 Topps Basketball set missing one card #65 and the Miami Dolphins lot.

    Thanks

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    1. You've got 'em. That gives you four entries, including the 100th of the contest! Good luck.

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  28. I'll take the Baltimore Ravens & State of Pennsylvania lots, please.
    joshlissphilliesfan2@gmail.com

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    1. Those are all yours, and that's three entries for you, so good luck!

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  29. I am intrigued by that Arizona Cardinals lot, and also the Packers/Vikings group. Sign me up for them if it's not being too greedy on my part.

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    1. That's not greed at all! Not only does that mean potentially one less package, but you also bought the last of the 10 required lots that unlock the Tulo auto!

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  30. I'll take the Panthers, Bears, and Topps Set of NBA if nobody else claims them as well.

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    1. Sure, you might as well! They're still sitting there and you'll be getting a large package anyway.

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  31. Hi! I'll take anything you have left that you wouldn't mind shipping to Canada! If you can, I'll take the Falcons and College Unis (Or even just 1 if that's all you can fit in a medium sized bubbler)! Please email me @ copyrightkyle@gmail.com. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kyle,

      That sounds fair, I'll get you the Falcons and fit as much of the college stuff as I can in there as well, thanks!

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  32. That contest pimp, complete with one half of the next Presidential Ticket.

    http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2014/06/dennis-2014-giant-huge-enormous-spring.html

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    1. I'D VOTE THAT FOR A DOLLAR! Annie-Annie's Boobs '16!

      Thanks, Mr. Z, you've got the final entry.

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