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> Time to give something back!, Freebies abound...but with a catch!

crpalmi
post Mar 4 2009, 12:13 AM
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So I was looking at a few threads today. One was about showing pics of your card room so I took a moment to duck into my storage area (I can't really call it a "card room" cause it's a closet) to see if I should take a pic and it dawned on me that I have alot of stuff...too much stuff. They're all great cards and all but how often do I take the time to "play with them" as my wife says. Not too often and for some cards that get assigned to the back shelves basically never. I started to think that I may need to "thin the herd" a bit but it's too time consuming to list all those little inserts or less valuable hits for sale. I need to have a giveaway!

So how to go about it? I have run across many great collectors on this site but it's impossible to know what projects and PC's you all have. I have a couple people that participate in my group breaks all the time that I just learned today have great specialized collections going on (NLR4434 and Coltsfan27) that I had no idea about. Maybe I can help some of you at least a little...maybe I can't. But I figure this will be a place to start.

However...as with anything there's a catch. What I'd like people to do is list in this thread some of the specific cards they collect (particular player, team, set, subset, year...whatever)...however by posting you are also going to be committing to sending a freebie to someone else on this thread. If the first 5 people list items that you have none of, just check back later until you see someone with a need you can fill. Your agreement is that you will contact them for their address and send them a card or cards for free. It could be a base card they need or a stack of autos of their favorite player. Don't ask for postage...don't ask for anything in return. This won't be a trade thread but a freebie thread. By being the one to start this off I'll promise to send at least 5 people freebies but hopefully I can regularly fill someones need and clear out some of the stuff that's sitting on my shelf that will be enjoyed more by someone else.

If you get a freebie sent to you please post it here so we can see it but you are under no obligation to send something back to them...as long as you do (or already did) send out a freebie to someone else that posted a need (or want) here. Obviously I would hope that you would continue to send some out as you see needs you can fill rather than stopping at one...but by posting you must agree to AT LEAST one. By posting here and sending out a freebie to someone else, there's no guarantee that you will ever get a freebie sent to you based on your interests or needs...but that's not what it's about. If you send one out but never receive one, please don't complain. Also don't grumble that you sent an auto but only got a few base cards in return...that's not what this is about. If you can't understand that or agree to that then perhaps you shouldn't post. But if we can help each other out with our collections without worrying so much about matching book values or sale values...I hope that's a good thing.

So with all that said (sorry about the long read)...who wants some freebies? Remember try to be specific if at all possible as I'm hoping if I don't have it then someone else out there will!


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crpalmi   Time to give something back!   Mar 4 2009, 12:13 AM
Johnny Number 5   That is genuinely kind, I am a huge devery hender...   Mar 4 2009, 12:16 AM
crpalmi   Not sure on the Humber but I can swear I remembe...   Mar 4 2009, 12:18 AM
Johnny Number 5   Thank you ! j5 I will be sure to return th...   Mar 4 2009, 12:20 AM
crpalmi   J5...I hunted forever for that Henderson that I k...   Apr 3 2009, 04:06 PM
bulldogbaseballcardz   I collect any Roger Maris insert cards, also alway...   Mar 4 2009, 12:19 AM
chiefsfan101   I've got all kinds of cards I'm sure someo...   Mar 4 2009, 12:21 AM
sebredsox24   Paul Pierce Ray Allen Kevin Garnett Dan Orlovsky D...   Mar 4 2009, 12:27 AM
cbware88   These are my Collections: #1 - Draft albums!...   Mar 4 2009, 12:54 AM
crpalmi   I was able to find a few inserts and a Thome TTM...   Apr 3 2009, 04:08 PM
urbanmonk   I can't play as I never give away freebies ;) ...   Mar 4 2009, 01:35 AM
Kmart6nets   :P Kenyon Martin....   Mar 4 2009, 08:17 AM
NGWH Sports Cards   I collect...Craig Biggio/Ike Diogu/Johnathan Josep...   Mar 4 2009, 09:10 AM
THUNDER9   Andruw Jones Braves Mike Modano Marty Turco Dallas...   Mar 4 2009, 09:15 AM
Deltapine   This is a great idea and very generous of you crpa...   Mar 4 2009, 09:21 AM
msuwendy   Chris....SUPER idea! :D Just goes to show the...   Mar 4 2009, 09:25 AM
crpalmi   Thanks for posting guys. Remember this means you a...   Mar 4 2009, 09:58 AM
msuwendy   Chris, I don't think it will be a good idea fo...   Mar 4 2009, 10:08 AM
crpalmi   Yeah I thought that might be an issue but I want...   Mar 4 2009, 10:31 AM
bravesfan09   Chipper Jones Nick Markakis And Chiefsfan101 - c...   Mar 4 2009, 10:16 AM
Kmart6nets   If you post your address in your profile, it is on...   Mar 4 2009, 10:28 AM
dd316   This is a great idea, count me in!! :) I...   Mar 4 2009, 10:32 AM
msw_sportscards   Nice avatar change. PM addy. I have some Will C...   Mar 7 2009, 11:06 AM
Kmart6nets   Again, if you post your address in your profile, ...   Mar 4 2009, 10:50 AM
crpalmi   Thanks for the offer to help out. I hesitate to ...   Mar 4 2009, 11:23 AM
msuwendy   Not a problem Chris :) We're glad to help out...   Mar 4 2009, 11:30 AM
vito   great idea Chris Leon Hall Boomer Esiason Jerome ...   Mar 4 2009, 12:30 PM
Knudson   Great idea, I'm in. My main player focus is H...   Mar 4 2009, 01:27 PM
skins30&steelers43   I collect steelers and redskins, mainly charley ta...   Mar 4 2009, 08:37 PM
aka spider   I collect Russell Westbrook and Jerryd bayless. Lm...   Mar 4 2009, 08:49 PM
RGBII   [b]Great idea! I collect Baseball only, sets ...   Mar 4 2009, 09:00 PM
ffman   I will hop in. I'll try to look for a need fo...   Mar 4 2009, 09:08 PM
bravesfan09   Iv got chiefsfan101s address and will be sending h...   Mar 4 2009, 09:09 PM
chiefsfan101   I'm gonna be sending Kmart6nets something.   Mar 4 2009, 11:51 PM
crpalmi   Thanks again for adding to the post guys. Don...   Mar 5 2009, 10:27 AM
NGWH Sports Cards   Thanks. PM sent.   Mar 5 2009, 10:46 AM
Knudson   Have an envelope waiting to go over to THUNDER9. P...   Mar 7 2009, 10:34 AM
crpalmi   Me too...found about 45 Will Clark rookies for you...   Mar 7 2009, 07:36 PM
THUNDER9   PM ME ADDY FOR SOME STUFF RICHARD.   Mar 8 2009, 12:54 PM
ffman   Just saw your post crpalmi, thanks. PM coming. I...   Mar 8 2009, 12:58 PM
joe31   Ill do this. Gonna wait until I find a good freebi...   Mar 8 2009, 01:05 PM
sebredsox24   ive got some stuff for cbware and cheifsfan101   Mar 8 2009, 08:47 PM
broscards   Im looking for the ever elusive Meachem's :) ...   Mar 8 2009, 10:32 PM
troygoesdeep   I like current minnesota base VERY NICE OF U !   Mar 8 2009, 10:37 PM
Kmart6nets   chiefsfan101 - I received your Kenyon base of Topp...   Mar 10 2009, 04:58 PM
chiefsfan101   I didn't send that to you, I sent something ...   Mar 10 2009, 11:28 PM
Kmart6nets   Well whoever sent me that... thank you!   Mar 11 2009, 05:05 AM
sebredsox24   i got a ray allen gu form cheifsfan101 today, THAN...   Mar 11 2009, 08:20 PM
jwman92   I am always looking for Brian Leonard cards I don...   Mar 11 2009, 08:24 PM
Kmart6nets   cheifsfan101 - Thanks so much for the Kenyon/Odom ...   Mar 12 2009, 12:49 PM
chiefsfan101   No problem, I actually checked to see if you had...   Mar 13 2009, 12:59 AM
Kmart6nets   I have something that I'll be putting together...   Mar 13 2009, 07:26 AM
Gottabe   Sign me up! I don't know what's more...   Mar 13 2009, 10:50 AM
snowblink   I'd love to pick up this: 1997-98 Pacific Ome...   Mar 13 2009, 11:02 AM
chrome421   This is an awesome idea, and I see a few people I ...   Mar 13 2009, 02:30 PM
TheBish   I am not a stranger to sending out freebies, so I ...   Mar 13 2009, 02:58 PM
vslyke   I've sent TheBish and Thunder9 packages so far...   Apr 5 2009, 08:26 PM
sebredsox24   got a wade boggs GU today from deltapine! than...   Mar 13 2009, 07:38 PM
Deltapine   No prob dude. I'm happy to be a part of thi...   Mar 14 2009, 07:28 PM
crpalmi   Finally got some packed up for 4 of you and I...   Mar 13 2009, 10:13 PM
sportsfan614   Pretty cool Thread... I collect... 2008 Donruss...   Mar 13 2009, 10:24 PM
Deltapine   I also owe thanks to someone who sent me a Kurt Bu...   Mar 14 2009, 07:43 PM
saints94   I'm looking for anything Alex Gordon, Jordy Ne...   Mar 14 2009, 07:55 PM
Gottabe   Found my Huckleberry :lol: Just waiting on his a...   Mar 15 2009, 11:20 AM
ffman   Just got a nice package from vito filled with Chri...   Mar 16 2009, 02:20 PM
vito   sounds about right ... glad you like them =)   Mar 17 2009, 04:09 PM
NGWH Sports Cards   I just got a great package from crpalmi...Details ...   Mar 17 2009, 09:44 AM
dd316   Me too..... mine was loaded with Will Clark Fleer...   Mar 17 2009, 10:13 AM
ffman   I received a crpalmi package too! I won...   Mar 17 2009, 02:54 PM
crpalmi   Glad to see some of the packages made it. Should b...   Mar 21 2009, 10:51 AM
Kmart6nets   Chris - I received your package of some Kenyons as...   Mar 21 2009, 11:09 AM
vslyke   Hmm... I guess I'll toss my hat in the ring. L...   Mar 21 2009, 02:41 PM
user3007   I really ned some sort of CERT Prince Fielder Auto...   Mar 21 2009, 04:40 PM
ffman   I want to send out more than I have (only one pack...   Mar 21 2009, 10:13 PM
mvpujols#5   lots of genorosity going around! Looking for ...   Mar 21 2009, 10:16 PM
vito   I just received a 07 Artifacts Jason Avant Autogra...   Mar 22 2009, 07:10 AM
Knudson   Big, big thank you goes to crpalmi today. I had a ...   Mar 23 2009, 09:15 AM
meatballcobb   well im not sure what this is i think it is a plac...   Mar 23 2009, 12:40 PM
TheBish   Hey guys. Thanks for your generosity. My son has r...   Mar 23 2009, 01:36 PM
osufan2383   I am trying to recreate my Bulls collection and st...   Mar 23 2009, 01:54 PM
GA_Pack_Fan   Package going out today. Hope you enjoy   Apr 13 2009, 01:16 PM
crpalmi   Glad you guys received some of the stuff sent out....   Mar 24 2009, 01:46 PM
vito   This week I got a HUGE freebie lot from gottabe. T...   Mar 26 2009, 03:48 PM
Johnny Number 5   Just received a PM from Vito - He is sending me a ...   Mar 26 2009, 04:24 PM
bravesfan09   My wants have changed :lol: Any 2009 Orioles/Brav...   Mar 26 2009, 07:45 PM
osufan2383   this subject should be pinned at the top so more p...   Mar 28 2009, 09:28 PM
saints94   Today I received a great package of Jordy Nelson...   Mar 31 2009, 04:25 PM
crpalmi   Nice job Vito. Your freebies are finally going out...   Mar 31 2009, 04:35 PM
osufan2383   i am looking for all new york giants football card...   Apr 5 2009, 01:38 PM
aka spider   Looking for any Steve Slaton.. since no one has ru...   Apr 5 2009, 08:38 PM
osufan2383   i have a regular topps russell westbrook if you ne...   Apr 6 2009, 07:31 AM
chaidinar   This is a great idea, I already found several peop...   Apr 7 2009, 12:34 AM
GA_Pack_Fan   I collect Packer cards and any Ohio State Football...   Apr 7 2009, 12:35 PM
vito   Today I received a generous freebie package from c...   Apr 8 2009, 02:18 PM
crpalmi   Glad you got them safely Kai.   Apr 12 2009, 11:59 AM
osufan2383   got my package from GA Pack Fan. Awesome stuff he ...   Apr 22 2009, 06:16 PM
osufan2383   Also I am still looking for Giants and Notre Dame ...   Apr 22 2009, 06:19 PM
GA_Pack_Fan   Today I received a nice package of Ohio State and ...   Apr 25 2009, 07:53 PM
vito   No problem, glad you got them safely =)   Apr 27 2009, 03:19 AM
crpalmi   Let's get some new players in here...what do p...   Apr 27 2009, 10:02 AM
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