Life is short. Time is fleeting. Time is even shorter until the Diamond Giveaway joins the Million Card Giveaway in the great cyber pasture in the sky.
This year marks the first time since 2000 that I last bought more than one pack of baseball cards. The reason being my fascination with the Topps Diamond Giveaway concept, and my desire to hand collate a 2011 Topps set.
Set wise, I’m two short of Series One, and oh, exactly 330 cards short on Series Two. I haven’t bought a single Series Two pack. Why might you ask? Because $2 a pop for 12 cards is still mighty high for this Ebenezer, and with the exponentially decaying Giveaway site, I’ve been tempted not once to try and get another code card.
I figured with the site on the fritz, I’d just wait until Series Two hit the bargain bin and then finish the set. I’ve never really been one to be on the forefront. Case in point, my kids played Atari last night. Seriously, Pitfall and all.
Yet, while I spin my icon, I mean wheels, fix the damn Giveaway site already, or extend the Giveaway to make up for the month plus snafu. And while you’re at it, bring back this little feature…
If I have to keep individually turning down every 1987 Rich Yett trade for my DDC Tony Gwynn card, I’ll quit. But I don’t want to quit! I’m trying to redeem the 1969 Padres Team Set. Please fix the site, or at least give us this option.