Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Only Way To Go

The SoCal Baseball and Sports Collectors Expo is being held in Anaheim this weekend.  The show is going to feature many autograph signers such as Tony Gwynn, Matt Kemp and Jesse Orosco.  The show is also going to feature some card dealers as well.

When I first heard about this show, I was reluctant to attend.  Anaheim is an hour or so away from my house.  I am also just not too fond of going to Orange County in general.

The show also has an admission fee and $10 parking plus the long drive.  This was a card show that I was going to pass on.

Then luck came into play.

Roberto from Vin Scully is My Homeboy has been running a bunch of trivia contests giving away free day passes to the show.  I thought to myself, that the only way I would be willing to make the trek to the OC was if I won one of Roberto's contests.

I won the golden ticket!  All my negative thoughts of attending this show have faded and now I am fully committed to having a blast purchasing baseball cards this Friday.  A free ticket will get me to drive to Anaheim.  That is all it took was a free pass.

The SoCal Baseball and Sports Collector's Expo seems like a pretty big show.  A lot of vendors, graders, and signers will be in attendance.  I am still not fully certain what to expect though.

To give back a little to the blogging community, I will like to run a mini contest so, you too can bask in the glory of getting something for free.

I will be sifting through baseball cards all day, mostly for my own collection.  I will probably take a few minutes from purchasing for myself to buy some cardboard for some other bloggers.

Here is the rundown for my quick, little contest:

1.  First 3 people to leave a comment telling me which team that they collect will receive a mystery grab bag that I will construct myself and mail out to you.

That is all you have to do.  I will try to include something really nice to send your way.  Anyone that has traded with me in the past knows that I include a good mix of cards.



Ryan H said...

You know I collect the Orioles! I trust your judgement to pick good cards.

hiflew said...

I'll take some Rockies. Never one to turn down goodwill.

Roy-Z said...

Blue Jays! (And Nue Jays)

Josh D. said...

I saw the ad for that one. Looks heavier on the "memorabilia" and autograph aspect of collecting, and less on the cards.

Congrats on getting a free ticket. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Wish I would of seen your post earlier

Anonymous said...

hiflew, I've been looking for someone who'd be interested in trading as I have a bunch of random Rockies cards I don't need, even a few baseballs (collect hockey? I have Av's, too). Interested?

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Congrats on the free ticket!
Man, wish I was headed to a Gwynn signing...

Dodgerbobble said...

Have fun in OC.

BTW, what time you heading down there?