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For The Love Of Baseball’s FIRST OFFICIAL Contest

I’ve assisted in many contests over at Wax Heaven, hell I even sponsored one, but this will be my very first official contest sponsored and conducted by me. So, let’s get started!

The rules for this contest are simple, watch the All Star game. You will need to choose one player who you think will drive in at least one run. Once that player has been chosen, he is off limits to anyone else. If your chosen player reaches their goal, you will automatically reach round two where the winner will be chosen.

The winner of the contest will receive a 2007 SPX Derek Jeter game used relic numbered 036/199 from my personal collection, along with a hand written letter of congratulations signed by both Mario Alejandro and myself. All players must be chosen through a comment and submissions will be closed at 12:00pm Eastern Standard time on Tuesday July 15th.

You can find the 2008 All Star Roster for both American and National league teams here.

Good luck to everyone! 🙂


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Greetings From Cuba!

This evening after getting home from work, I walked to the mailbox expecting to grab a handful of bills that I can’t afford, but instead, I was surprised. Inside my mailbox was a bubble mailer. Did my postal man make a mistake? I brought the thick envelope with my name on it inside. I was hesitant to open it. What could it possibly be? I don’t exactly collect anymore…. (I have to be honest with everyone, my baseball card collecting days pretty much died after the Derek Jeter incident. I tried replacing Jeter with an awesome Marlin, but even that didn’t do it for me. I still enjoy busting boxes, but there isn’t anyone that I look forward to getting.) I opened the package and found a wonderful gift inside. Two packs worth of 1994 Cuban cards! I hadn’t heard of any of these guys before, although I am sure I am related to at least one of them. The cards are great. There were no autos, no game used relics, but instead they had creative photography and for me it was an extra treat to have a connection with something from the ‘motherland’. Thanks to Trader Crack’s for the generous gift. 🙂

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