Thursday, December 27, 2018

Cepeda Christmas



This great looking Orlando Cepeda 2005 Topps Retired refractor auto had been sitting on eBay for years, overpriced and with no Best Offer option (It wasn't outrageously overpriced, but definitely more than Cepeda autos typically sell for, even low-numbered ones). This holiday season, with the help of a 15% off eBay deal, I bit the bullet and brought it home. I love Topps Retired refractors and I love cards numbered 12/25, so it was hard to resist.


I already own his 2004 Topps Retired Christmas Card (I posted a pic of it the other day.. the one where he's been photoshopped into holding a carton of eggnog), so now I just need to keep an eye out for the 2003 Retired version to complete the trifecta!

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The 3rd through 12th Day of Christmas condensed into today

The camera on my phone has been acting up lately (sorry for the tilted Cepeda photos.. that wasn't a stylistic choice, lol). This threatens my plan of posting for 12 days in a row, since the camera issue makes it more of a pain to get images and keep the daily posts coming.

So I guess let's just blow it all out now. All eligible folks can go ahead and choose a prize from the pool, first come, first served, up to 10 winners, joining Chris and Brett from earlier. Comment on this post with your pick. [UPDATE: Looks like that's a wrap. Thanks, everybody. I'll try to come back with another contest soon since this one didn't quite go as planned.]

Again, here's the list of eligible folks, as explained a few posts back:

Sport Card Collectors
Collecting Cutch
Bulldog
Julie Owens
Brett Alan
Fuji
John Miller
TSHenson
shoeboxlegends
The Lost Collector
Jafronius
Tony Burbs
Chris (The Collector)
JediJeff
madding
Nick (Dimebox)
Billy Kingsley
night owl
Jon (Penny Sleeves)
Dennis (Too Many)
Trevor P
Zippy Zappy
Bo
Nick Vossbrink
Corky
P-town Tom
gregory
GCA
ketchupman36
Jason (HeavyJ)
Greg Zakwin
CrazieJoe
Marc
Brian (Highly Subjective)
Coast To Posts
Rob
Laurens
SumoMenkoMan
Jeffery Turri
Mark Hoyle
Twitch
Rod (Padrographs)
RAZ
Nick Sheren
Larry Presnall

Thanks for playing along!

16 comments:

  1. Lot Z if you please. Thanks Gavin!

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  2. I'll have to put together a thank you package early in the New Year. Great looking Cepeda Auto. I already have one in my collection, but you know I'm always looking for nice HOFers from those sets. Thanks again!

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  3. as great as technology can be, really throws things off when it doesn't work.

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  4. Prize S would be great! Thank you - Nick Sheren

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  5. Lot W again. I sure do wish Topps would find a Dodgers photo of Don Sutton from the mid-to-late '70s. That perm was too glorious to forget.

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  6. I would like Prize D is possible...thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Lot I please. Thanks for running the contest.

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  8. If any slots are still available, I'll take Lot E!

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  9. Good luck finding the 2003 Christmas card!

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  10. My phone never let me comment ever so I had no shot lol

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  11. Sweet Cepeda! Thank goodness for eBay 15% off coupons.

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  12. Too slow - but thanks for all the great posts this year!

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