Sunday, August 10, 2008

Trade Me, Something-A-Ruther.

And so it's come to this.

I, Chris Harris, publisher of Stale Gum, has lowered himself to ripping off ideas from other cardblogs. Specifically, the "Trade Me Your Brewers" contest I'm totally pwning and am going to win in a laugher Thorzul came up with. But I'm putting my own twist on it.

Here's the deal, you send me any 20 cards from my wantlists and in return, I'll send you 20 cards from whatever team/player/set you collect. The highest score wins... something-a-ruther. (See, that's where I got the name.)
Scoring Table










Point Value
Base Cards1
Short-Printed Base Cards2
Serial-Numbered Base Cards4
Inserts5
Serial-Numbered Inserts > 1000 Copies 7
Serial-Numbered Inserts <= 1000 Copies 10
Game Used Base Card/Inserts10
Autographed Base Card/Inserts20

Here's the twist...

ANY CARD FROM A SECRET SET IS WORTH DOUBLE!

What are these "secret sets?" If I told you, they wouldn't be a secret, now would they? Chances are, if you read this blog regularly, you already know what these secret sets are.

AND ANY CARD FROM A SHIT SET IS WORTH NEGATIVE VALUE!

What is a "shit set?" Again, you'll figure it out. Send me a 5-point card from a shit set, and you will be deducted 5 points.

NO PARALLELS, OR NON-BASE SET AUTOGAMERS!

I don't collect parallels, and if you send me one it will be treated as a shit card. If you have an autogamer, it had better be from a set I'm actually collecting. If not, it's a shit card.

So shoot me an e-mail telling me that you want in, what you want in return, and I'll send you my mailing address. You have until August 31st to mail me your cards. After I receive all your packages, I'll reveal them all on Stale Gum and the winner will get... something-a-ruther.

2 comments:

Charlie said...

I'm sure this is going to be a stupid question, but here goes. Do you only want exactly the cards on your wantlist? Or can it be any cards from 2008 Topps series 1 for example. Such as gold parallels, auto's, etc.

Tom the Ripper said...

I would need to be assured that Charlie Manuel is part of the prize package before entering.