This is the first contest I've held. Let's make it memorable, no? And a special thanks, first and foremost, to Too Many Grandersons, who, as my 50th follower a while back, made it the right time for me to hold this contest.
Granted, that was like, a month plus ago. But still. I appreciate it nonetheless.
I only ask simple things for those of you who wish to join the contest and take a shot at winning free stuff. Because really, who doesn't like free stuff?
First, I ask that you use the follow function Blogger provides and follow the blog, and publicly at that so I know you are following and can work towards awarding you an entry into the contest (it'll make so much more sense soon, I promise). And yes, I expect you to hang on my every word in the future. I know some of you have already completed this step. Congrats.
(As an aside, if you are publicly following, I can click on your blogger profile, view it, and see my blog's name on the list of blogs you follow.)
Here's the soon: just following won't get you an entry. You need to be publicly following and leave a comment on this post. The comment can be anything. I will just assume that if you do in fact comment, you want in. Simple? Simple.
You can earn a second entry. Post something on your blog letting your readers know about this contest. Then, leave a comment letting me know you've done this with a link to your post.
So, you have the chance to gain up to two entries into the contest. Just to recap: comment and follow for an entry, and if you want to play pimp and promote the contest, leave a link and earn entry part deux.
I've been fiddling with Random.org, so once the entry period ends I'll enter everyone and any extra entries from posting about this here contest. The ordering will be as such: I'll list everyone in the order they commented. If you promote, your name goes down twice in the order of your original comment.
I'll random the names off three times.
First and second place will both be winners.
And now, the moment some of you have been calmly waiting for: the prizes.
1911 John Player & Sons Ceremonial & Court Dress
Part of a 13-card lot I picked up via the Bay. There are only 25 cards in this set, and as tempting as it is to finish it off, I'd rather spread the random non-sports vintage joy.
1954 Red Man Monte Irvin, sans tab
1949 Leaf Frank Overmire,
clearly loved by a previous owner
The prize distribution between the two winners will work as follows: whomever the randomizer selects as the winner will get their pick between the Irvin and the Overmire. The card not selected goes to number two. Then, whoever was in second will get their pick of the two tobacco-era cards, with the other going to the triumphal winner. Then, the winner gets to pick the scrub auto of their choice.
Simple? I hope so, but if you have any questions or need some clarification, don't be afraid to ask.
The numbering on the Salcido will be different, as I have two, and the one I'm shooing away is not the one pictured.
So there you have it. An easy contest with one or two steps, depending on your preference. Of course, I prefer you complete both steps, for obvious reasons. When the contest ends, I'll count up the entries, double-check them, and run them through Random.org to find out who the lucky winners are. I'll either screenshot the results or make a video.
Oh, and no anonymous profiles please. I'll need to e-mail the winners and know who they are, so if you want in, use an account that at the least has an e-mail address or link to your blog, if you happen to have a blog.
Good luck to all.
Oh, and there will perhaps definitely maybe be a bonus question - or two, or three - over the next week that could earn extra entries. So yeah. Keep your eyes open. The bonus question(s) will be clearly marked as such. Something like "Bonus Question # Whatever". I'd recommend, at the least, checking the blog before you call it a night. Or you can check it every second of every day.
I like that second option.
(The contest will end, say, after the final bonus question is up for a day. I'll figure it out.)
(If anyone wants any of my Trade Bait, let me know and we can work out a deal. I bring this up simply because much of the bait has been sitting there unclaimed forever. Hence why two scrub autos are part of the prize packages.)