As for those of you who heroically helped spread the gospel of pull tabs.. bless you! You are strong, courageous, and among the last hopes for this doomed mess called humanity.
Let us list these brave men and women-- wait what, no women? bummer, ok just men-- who helped spread the word, and then posted a comment cementing it on the main post.
Sport Card Collectors
Wow, only four guys?
You 4 rock!
And shout-outs to these below guys who raised their voice, yet didn't follow the letter of the law enough to get entered into the contest:
The Lost Collector
Beckett Grading (!!!)
Beckett Media (!!!)
Ryan Cracknell (!)
omsports42 (aka Stealing Home)
Rich J. Chartrand
I love you guys, I do! You were not entered into the contest, but you're entered into my heart! :)
A common reply I get during this week (This was the 4th annual Pull Tab Awareness Week, BTW!) is along the lines of "Scotch tape is always bad! Only use blue tape."
Hey, no shit, smartypants, but I can't be the end-all/be-all moral compass for the cardsphere! I'm just trying to help "baby steps" ignorant people to starting to think about others when they mail cards. Step one, make pull tabs. Step two, switch to blue painter's tape.
Here's a live shot of my carding desk. I don't think I've ever actually bought a roll of blue tape in my life, but I damn well recycle the shit out of it, as you can see. When I get a piece of sweet blue tape in a trade or purchase, I stick it up there and reuse it later. (Bonus entry to my next contest [coming up very soon!] to the first person who correctly identifies any visible cards here in the comments below). [UPDATE: Congrats to Tim B. for picking up this future bonus entry!]
Back to this Pull Tab contest, since there were only 4 true entrants, screw it, I'll go ahead and send a prize PWE to all of them. As for the Tab Perry /99 auto. Hell, I guess I'll give it to Jeff S. for being the first to adequately enter. Congrats, Jeff S!
You 4 guys, email me your mailing address and tell me which teams are your favorite, and I'll do my best to comply with a nice selection for you. If I don't hear from you within the next week, prize is void, so hurry up.
Thanks for reading, thanks for caring about the people you send cards to, and thanks for being you!
SEE YOU NEXT TIME!!!!