Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Epic Fail

As a lot of you are aware, I missed out on the whole Topps Million Card Giveaway thingie. I didn't buy any hobby boxes and our WalMarts do not carry baseball, so the code cards just weren't available.
But I didn't feel bad. I knew. Football was coming. Topps doesn't think anymore, and I knew that whatever they did for baseball, they would do for football. See? No thought required. Take the rest of the year off.
So finally, football came. And I ran out of money the week before. Damn medical bills. But anyway, I managed to get a code. My new friend bought my friendship by offering a free code to anyone who linked to his new blog.
Hello new friend.
And a code for the new GridIron Giveaway found it's way into my email inbox.

And the peasants rejoiced. For it was Glorious.

And I waited, nay, revelled and basked in the moment. I watched the website with breathless anticipation for two days, waiting for the opportune time to strike, and with that fatal blow, bring home a priceless vintage Cowboy.

I watched for the signs.... and finally, the moment came. The infernal machine was virtually spewing out vintage cards at an alarming rate. I proudly hit the enter key to receive, nay! Be gifted my prize!
a 1998 Mark McMillian of the Chiefs.

I hate Topps.

5 comments:

82Redbirds said...

LMAO! I'm sorry you didn't get the vintage pot of gold at the end of the Topps rainbow. Those dirty rotten scoundrels at Topps are out to crush the dreams of all law abiding, God fearing, red-blooded Americans...I'm sure of it.

82Redbirds said...

...I mean Canadians.

Play at the Plate said...

I only have 4 cards in there...with no plans to get anymore codes. I traded two cards for a 1982 Randy White. I've been trying to package the 4 I have to some sucker for any Cowboy from the '60s to mid '70s.

Sorry for your bad luck! It's the same as mine.

Motherscratcher said...

That sucks.

Not to mention that, as bad as McMillian was on the Chiefs, he was even worse during his stint as GM of the Lions.

cynicalbuddha said...

Canadian Wal-Marts suck even more than American Wal-marts, for 4 years the closest Wal-mart to me that I could drive to was in Whitehorse and all they had for cards were way overprice hockey. There was a cool comic store in town but all they carried was overpriced hockey too! What is up with Candians and their overpriced hockey cards?