Hmmm…So my blog’s odometer claims that I have surpassed the 10,000 hit threshold. Cool! Especially considering I started this blog without any real aspirations, and particularly since I have practically stopped all posting activities since tax season started. Granted, I realize this is not nearly as cool as when Emmitt broke the 10,000 yard mark on 11/28/1996, or even as sweet as when Mario broke the 1,000,000 hit barrier (right around the time I started First and Goal by the way), but I’m pretty stoked about it anyway.
So to help celebrate, and to give me something easy to write about, I am going to hold a contest because let’s be honest, everyone likes free stuff. So here’s how it is going to go down. You will have three ways to enter:
1) Leave a comment on this post telling me why you enjoy (or don’t enjoy) reading First and Goal and/or what you would like to see improved/continued.
2) Plug my contest on your own card blog and then copy the link as a comment to this post. Does this favor other bloggers? Yes. And I am totally cool with that.
3) Buy a card from me on eBay. What? Sales are down and this is free advertising. Each card counts as a separate entry. There aren’t many on right now, but I’m hoping to add more today and tomorrow.
UPDATE: Just to be a bit more clear, you can enter in any or all of the above manners (and option 3 can be used as many times as you wish). For example, if you leave a comment on this post, plug my contest on your blog (and tell me about it here), and buy 2 cards from me on eBay, that’s four entries. If you leave 8 comments and buy 1 card, that is only 2 entries as only option 3 can be used more than once. Hopefully that makes sense. All entries will be put into random.org’s list randomizer to select a winner, so each entry has an equal chance of winning.
So there you go. We’ll say all entries must be in by 11:59pm EST Saturday February 6, 2010. I’m not sure exactly what the prize will be just yet, but I can guarantee it will include some unopened packs, some jersey cards, and maybe a few base cards to boot. Good luck to all.
Oh, and to celebrate today’s Pro Bowl, here’s an 18 year old Emmitt Smith card. Enjoy.