Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Let Me Show My Appreciation (A Giveaway)

Last week, my father-in-law shared this screenshot to our family group text thread.

With it, he expressed his wish that more thoughtful acts of kindness like this one occurred in our world. He was impressed that somebody took the time to write a note to thank the eBay seller a letter of thanks. I, too, appreciate seeing the gesture and I echo the sentiment that the world would be a better place with more kindness, generosity, and graciousness. My thoughts immediately turned to the card collecting community that I know, and I see those random acts of kindness all the time. Bloggers frequently do giveaways; TCDB has a "Pay It Forward" thread on its forum that is constantly being updated; the blogs are full of posts that thank the senders of various cardboard goodies. My hobby world is filled with the acts of kindness my father-in-law wishes he could see more of.

Like this, for example:

I recently claimed these two cards from Jay at Card Hemorrhage during his latest Free Card Friday. Thanks, Jay!

To show my appreciation for all of the good in the Internet cardsphere, I'm going to be doing several giveaway posts. I feel a little self-conscious doing this type of thing because I feel like I never have any good trade bait that people would want. But if you see something you do like, claim it!

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

All of these are parallels of some type.

Group 4

Anybody ready to play with some Toys R Us?

Group 5

Or some old stickers?

Group 6

Some horizontals

Group 7

Any takers on everyone's favorite yellow set?

Group 8

Some non-sport and a Dave Winfield pin

Group 9

A bunch of 2013 Bowman football

Group 10

Or 2013 Bowman Black
There you have it. If there is anything you want, tell me in the comments. If I don't have your address, email me at tntcardsstg at gmail. I'll send your claims via PWE. My goal is to do several of these before summer is over, just to say, "Thank you," to all you great people out there who put so much goodness into the hobby.


  1. The 1991 Freer, if possible. Thanks.

    1. Sure. Can you send me your address, John? Email tntcardsstg at gmail.

  2. Thank you for doing this. I would like if possible the following. Group 1: A & G Perkins. Group 3: Prizm Jones. Group 9: Bowman Allen. Group 10: Bowman Flacco, Trufant, Ball. Thanks! RJ

  3. I love what you are doing and I do not need anything because I am moving but this is amazing. Keep it up!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! Can I claim: Group 1: Yamaguchi; Group 3: Fossum and Group 5: Boggs? Thanks!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I am interested in group 1 Eddie Collins, group 3 Francisco Lindor, group 9 Ben Roethlisberger

  6. Thanks for your generous offer! I don't need anything but some nice cards there

  7. I don't think I saw anyone claim The Simpsons cards. I would definitely be interested!

  8. That was a pretty cool letter. I bet it made the seller's day.

  9. Trevor, thanks for the ones I picked and for the extras! RJ

  10. If they are still available, I’ll take Alan Trammel and Kirk Gibson from Group 5; Ozzie Smith from group 7 (so I can have at least one card from the ugliest set ever produced 😎); and Matt Stafford and Big Ben from group 9. Thanks for doing this, be on the lookout for a few cards from your favorite teams.

    1. Big Ben and Ozzie were already claimed, but I you can have the rest. Will you send me your address, please? tntcardsstg at gmail