|2012 Topps - Prime 9 Redemption #1|
|2012 Topps - Prime 9 Redemption #2|
9 days later, Sam at The Daily Dimwit slipped a stealth contest into his post, to see who was reading and who was just looking at the photos. I jumped in and won 5 (already redeemed) Prime 9 cards.
|2012 Topps - Prime 9 #HRL-1 Hank Aaron|
|2012 Topps - Prime 9 #HRL-2 Babe Ruth|
|2012 Topps - Prime 9 #HRL-3 Willie Mays|
|2012 Topps - Prime 9 #HRL-4 Reggie Jackson|
|2012 Topps - Prime 9 #HRL-6 Mickey Mantle|
My first thought was that I had wasted the card, but then I realized, surely the shop owners had a pile of these cards, and would probably redeem it a week late, even if maybe they couldn't send in the card for entry in the contest described on the back. The following Saturday, during Week 2 of the redemption, I went to One Million Baseball Cards, picked out a few of the slightly-overpriced singles from the 2011 Gypsy Queen box (i.e. sucking up with a purchase), and showed the cards to the gentleman working. He told me they didn't even have their cards in yet! He told me I could redeem them whenever they come in, regardless of the date, and then he offered to take my name down and call when they come in, but I told him not to sweat it and I'd just give him a ring in a week or two. He then asked if I had any of the 2011 Prime 9 cards, and I told him "a few, but not all", and he flipped this guy to me.
|2011 Topps - Prime 9 #PNR5 Mike Schmidt|
Thanks again to The Daily Dimwit and The Dutch Card Guy for the giveaways, it's always fun to get prizes in the mail.