Monday, February 22, 2010

Topps Million Card Giveaway Card of the Day

I was lucky enough to pull a code and redeem it over the weekend when Topps was handing out vintage cards like (enter clever anecdote here). I wish I had some more because it still looks like nothing but 1970's...which raises some real questions about how the redemption process works (does the code correspond to a specific card?) I've been happy with the cards I've received, but I think I'm going to hold off on buying more Topps until Series II. Here's the last card I got:

1969 Topps Moe Drabowsky

According to the web's most reliable source, Wikipedia, Drabowsky was known as a prankster who once had a teammate wheel him to first base after being hit on the foot by a pitch. Sounds like my kind of guy. He had a pretty successful career that included two World Series titles and a record of 88-105 with 55 saves and a 3.71 ERA. Ideally this will be the last code I redeem until Series II, but if the unthinkable happens and I buy some more Topps, I'll keep you up to date on what I get. Good luck to everyone who is redeeming codes!!

1 comment:

  1. Great card!

    I have to admit I am a bit bitter towards Topps for giving away vintage cards lately. To me it seems unfair. I feel deceived. I bought cards early and redeemed them fast. They never hinted there would be times when "hits" would be widespread.

    Their intent may have been to spike interest but it fizzled mine out because now I can't just assume it's all random so I have to try to figure out timing. It ruins the romance for me.

    Also, I feel sorry for kids because a lot of them will have no idea about this vintage spike deal. They will just redeem and never consider timing.