Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Topps Million Card Giveaway starts to wind down.

I don't know how many of you have been taking a spin on the old Topps Million Card Giveaway slot machine, but things are winding down.  I have a few codes left and so far I've done OK, nothing great.  Most of my star players are from 1987 to the present.  The oldest card I've pulled is this 1961 Chicago Cubs team card.
I have not completed a single trade while on the site but I get at least 16 trade offers a day.  Mostly for my 1987 Mike Schmidt.
The reason I haven't traded anything is because the offers have ranged from poor to ridiculous, most hovering towards the later.  Here is a prime example of what I mean.
A 2009 Andy Sonnanstine for my 1987 Schmidt.  Would you complete this trade?   Let me put them side by side and let you decide.  
Now I understand that you Beckett heads will tell me "they book about the same" but I'm here to tell you Schmidt beats Sonnastine, 1987 beats 2009.

But here is one trade that has me intrigued.
A 1977 Jesse Jefferson for my 1978 Jose Cardenal.  Let me put these side by side.  See if you can guess why I'm thinking about it.
Well... if you've been reading this blog for a while, and in particular my post "Randy Moss and Tom Brady in a Girl Fight," you know why.  

It is nearly an equal hair for hair trade.

Now... if he had offered a 1976 Oscar Gamble Traded, it would have been a no brainer and a done deal.


  1. Man, I wonder what kept those caps from popping off.

  2. I've been trading my butt off on the MCG. I recently found out that it's going to cost me over $20 to have my cards shipped. Not happy about that. But I guess I knew it was inevitable.