The Free Stuff Thread

Discussion in 'Hobby Talk' started by WestCoastSkinsFan, May 9, 2013.

  1. I had alluded to this earlier, but I think this might be a better way to really illustrate just how many giveaways are out there for collectors like you and I.

    Within recent memory, I've won the following collector-type prizes online, from the following sources:

    -2012 Topps Strata Football box, AtlantaSportsCards
    -2012 Topps Supreme Football box, AtlantaSportsCards
    -2011 UD College Legends box, DACardWorld
    -4 packs of 2010 Topps Magic Football, Topps
    -2013 Black Box 1/1 patch of Dwight Howard, Panini
    -John Riggins Redskins signed mini helmet, Panini
    -Larry Bird Fleer auto, AtlantaSportsCards
    -$25 gift certificate, AtlantaSportsCards
    -Justin Tucker Totally Certified auto #/5, K2SportsCards

    And if I recall, that's all from THIS YEAR. I know I'm missing some, too! Amazing, isn't it?

    I'll update this thread from time to time with new winnings, but the moral of the story is this: follow companies on Twitter. Read their blogs (especially Panini's). Follow them on Facebook (if you have them, unlike me). The contests are out there! Someone WILL win them. Enter a few, and you might be surprised.
     
  2. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    Nice post, Sam. It's good to see these companies getting involved with the hobbyists on a more personal level. It really looks like Atlanta Sports Cards either really likes you, or they do a lot of giveaways. I'll definitely have to check them out on Twitter.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. They've run a lot of new contests promoting their new site. And I order from them a lot, so that probably doesn't hurt! The Bird was a 100% unsolicited giveaway. I was shocked!
     
  4. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    Yeah, I bet that's right! That was definitely one of the best freebies I've seen in quite some time.
     
  5. Cool_Hand_Flash

    Cool_Hand_FlashI might be crazy.. Proof: I'm the co-owner.

    Yea, all those contest.. Great for collectors, if youre allowed to enter that is :lol:

    Amazing luck youve had Sam.. share the wealth ! :P
     
  6. AtlSportsCards does amazing giveaways. I received a triple GU base card from them. It wasn't a win because it wasn't a contest - just a straight giveaway.
    I won a 2012 Topps BB factory set (series 1 & 2) and hobby box of 2012 Topps Update Series BB from MLB RBI.
    I won a PSA 10 Jeter/Garciaparra insert from Small Traditions.
    I won 5 packs of 2013 NFL draft pick cards (2 HIT, 3 Leaf) from Ballboy Cards.
    And a bunch of other giveaways/prizes from other Twitter contests - including waiting on a prize from Press Pass.
     
  7. Add two to the list!

    -Chiefs in the May 2013 TCZ Group break! (Got a nice Tyler Bray auto)
    -A Therapearl gift pack. Weird one, here. It's a company that does hot and cold packs for atheletes, and I guess they did goodie bags for the NFL Rookie Premiere. I won one of the extra goodie bags, though unless it's somehow NFL related, my wife will likely get more use from these, dance teacher that she is.