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Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Need Your Help To Win A Koufax Autograph! (A Bribe Contest + drewscards Pimpin')

I find myself in position to acquire what might be the holiest card I'd ever own: an actual autograph of the great Sandy Koufax. I'm one of three finalists in a contest over at Beckett for a redemption for a Sandy Signature from 2012 Topps Tier One. The contest runs until the end of August the 7th, and you can vote from different browsers and vote each and every day of said month. Any of your votes would be much, much appreciated, and if you could pass along the link and convince your friends, family, co-workers, and random people to vote for me, I would be eternally grateful. There's already an up-start Twitter Campaign: #VoteForZakwin. No, I didn't come up with it; that honor goes to SportsCardBlog.net. I think it's a fun way to promote the contest and get out the vote (for me).


To spread the word, I've decided to hold a contest of my own to entice you wonderful people to pimp for me and vote for me. The prize is TBD but I've pulled a few cool cards and set them aside, and I'll surely send the winner something that fits into his or her collection somehow.

Here's how it shall work: 1 entry if you vote for me, 2 entries if you vote for me and pimp the contest, and a third entry if you pimp it on any non-Blogger entity (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Please provide me links of said pimping when it has been pimped, and simply leave a comment letting me know that you voted as well. As you might imagine, I'm going all out on this one. Whether the vote proves successful for me or not, someone will walk away with a nice prize as a token of my appreciation for people supporting me in this month-long journey. Who knows, it could be multiple winners depending upon the results and the amount of pimpage.

A few people have already been kind enough to pimp my quest, and unknowingly earned entries into this spur-of-the-moment contest. Eric (also on Twitter), Benny, Joe, Matt P., Justin (also on Facebook), Ernest, and Richard (also on Facebook): many thanks gents!

Please vote and spread the word, and if you can, continue to click that button for me throughout the next month until the 7th, which is fittingly the 40th Anniversary of Sandy's Hall of Fame induction. I'll be posting reminders both here and on Twitter, so any help would be much appreciated!

And finally, Drew from drewscards is holding a contest to commemorate his 1000th post. Check it out here and get in on the fun!


Mike approves!

34 comments:

jacobmrley said...

I voted last night for you and felt wonderful that I broke an 82-82 tie. I will be adding some pimpage to my blog for you, and heck, I doubt it will help much, but I will post it on my Facebook as well. I want that Koufax to be in your collection. I NEED that Koufax to be in your collection.

Matt Pederson said...

Voted for you and sent out a tweet. (@Matt_Pederson)

The Lost Collector said...

I voted. Good luck!

ctrobe28 said...

Voted last night and posted on FB. Got you two more votes this morning. Good Luck Greg!

Dan said...

I voted...and left a tweet. https://twitter.com/drauer/status/222037625526169600

Arno said...

Hope you win, dooder.

Skroeker said...

1)Voted today.
2)Tweeted you today @Skroeker24.
3)Posted link on my blog. http://cardsforfree.weebly.com/1/post/2012/07/baseball-mystery-prize.html

Spankee said...

Hey man, good luck! I've voted and my pimp post goes up at 5:01 pm today.

BA Benny said...

I got you up on my Twitter and Facebook pages.
I am not big on Facebook but I asked my LCS guy (John the Doorman on my friends list) to help me out and he has almost 1300 friends so hopefully they come through for him which is for me which is for you.

https://twitter.com/BABenny

http://www.facebook.com/ba.benny.9?ref=tn_tnmn

Steve D. said...

Voted and I'll keep voting.

Robert said...

2nd vote in for you today ...

Hope you win!!

Matt Pederson said...

I also left a comment on the Beckett.com page knocking the Bieber kid down a peg, while implying that I sing Celine Dion songs to my webcam. Anyway, I hope that helps. Seriously, we CAN'T let someone who does nothing more than sing Bieber into a webcam win this. It does look like you're getting some support on the comments section of that page, though.

Stealing Home said...

hey bro - put in my first vote for you. best of luck !

AdamE said...

Three votes from me, my cell and off of each laptop.

Dhoff said...

I voted and will continue to vote, buddy. We need to get you some more votes. The Koufax auto must become Argyle.

Greg Zakwin said...

Thank you immensely everybody! I truly appreciate each and every vote and every pimp. I'll get to tallying up everything at some point.

Unfortunately, I'm down about 300ish votes. A long way to go, and I intend to grind it out, to use a cliche I absolutely hate.

And the guy leading is buying votes, just to let everyone know.

Sadly.

Play at the Plate said...

I can vote from 6 computers every day and I did yesterday. I'll keep voting!

Greg Zakwin said...

Thank you PATP!

So I don't forget, some bookkeeping:

http://mojobeardy.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/vote-for-gregory-zakwin/

http://www.eyeonlasports.com/2012/07/help-out-greg.html (and on Twitter)

And I have a HUGE post with a contest update for tomorrow, please check it out everybody!

Greg Zakwin said...

More bookkeeping:

http://arpsmith44.blogspot.com/2012/07/contest-pimpage.html

Corky said...

I voted for your 3 times so far and pimped you out on my blog:

http://packwar.blogspot.com/2012/07/lets-help-greg-out.html

Play at the Plate said...

I pimped it, but it won't show up until later this afternoon so I don't have a link for it yet!

--David said...

Voted and pimped you on Twitter (@davidinark)! Good luck!

The Lost Collector said...

Voted and posted! I really hope you win.

http://thelostcollector.blogspot.com/2012/07/seriously-vote-for-greg.html

Wilson said...

I've voted a few times. Good to see you're now leading.

Dhoff said...

Okay, I got to pimping: http://cootvealandthevealtones.blogspot.com/2012/07/contest-loot-and-voting-for-greg.html

And I see that you're now leading. I'm off to campus to go vote for you a few more times.

Reds Card Collector said...

Voted for you and pimped here! Good luck and I hope you get him!

Pimped here: http://redscardcollector.blogspot.com/2012/07/vote-for-greg.html

Greg Zakwin said...

More bookkeeping:

A Tweet of support from Angry Albert.

Greg Zakwin said...

Another pimp to make note of:

http://playattheplatedude.blogspot.com/2012/07/big-boppers.html

Colbey Hopper said...

Vote placed in your favor my friend!

Ryan G said...

Pimped. http://thiscardiscool.blogspot.com/2012/07/vote-or-die-for-sweaters-in-summer.html

Facebooked. (I just added you as a friend. Take a gander. I never use Twitter.)

And while I'm just now posting, I've voted for you at least a few times! Good luck! The closet Bieber fan must LOSE.

Greg Zakwin said...

Thank you Colbey and Ryan! I'll add you when I get on FB Ryan.

More bookkeeping:

http://nightowlcards.blogspot.com/2012/07/making-argyled-plaschke-jealous.html

http://toomanycg.blogspot.com/2012/07/beckett-as-in-wreck-it.html

Greg Zakwin said...

Another pimp to note:

http://www.dodgerbobble.com/2012/07/vote-for-greg-plaschke-thy-sweater-is.html

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Pimped and voted. Good luck!

http://crawfordcards.blogspot.com/2012/07/vote-plaschke.html

unclemoe said...

89% of the votes? Nice.

moe.