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Wanna play a game (and get some free cards)?

Baseball Cards

This is where I store my tradable cards, sorted by team. I started using this system more than a decade ago, when the Nationals were still known as the Expos and the Marlins claimed the entire state of Florida their home, rather than just Miami. Every drawer has something in it, even the six blank drawers. And I want to get rid of it all, a little bit at a time.

So let’s play a game. If you want the contents of one of the drawers, follow my Twitter page (@REALjtCarter) and retweet the pinned tweet (which links to this post). Then reply to the tweet with the team you want, or if you want one of the unlabeled drawers (1 through 6). I will randomly select one retweeter and reveal the contents of the drawer live on Periscope, then send it to you.

Every drawer contains something. It may be one card, or it may be twenty. Or it might be something else altogether. And one of those drawers contains a jersey card of a current major leaguer. Also scattered throughout the drawers are some autographs obtained through the mail of several former major league players. In addition, there are a handful of parallels here and there. Whichever drawer you pick, you get everything in that drawer!

A couple of things to keep in mind: the Expos and Nationals are in the same drawer. Other defunct teams are generally included with their current location (i.e., the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants share their space). If a card is misfiled, it doesn’t matter; whatever is in the drawer you pick goes to you. The unlabeled drawers may include baseball cards or non-baseball trading cards, or may include something else entirely. This game is open only to US residents. Oh, and you can only pick one drawer, so choose wisely.

If you want to play (and I think it will be fun), click here, make sure you follow me, then retweet this tweet, and respond with the drawer you want. You have until Sunday night to make your selection. I will go live on Periscope with the drawing and reveal at 11 p.m. eastern on Sunday, March 19.


And The Betrayal goes to…

The Betrayal

Congratulations to J. Daniel, the winner of The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball by Charles Fountain! If you didn’t win, order a copy on Amazon today!

Want some free baseball cards?

30-Year Old Cardboard is giving away a nice stack of baseball cards chock full of superstars and Hall of Famers, including Rickey Henderson, Kirby Puckett, Steve Carlton, and Tom Seaver. All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. But hurry…entries have to be submitted by Tuesday night!

Click here for the details and to visit 30-Year Old Cardboard!

Congratulations, Shane K. and Andrew R.!


The winners of our giveaway for two $25 store credits to RoomMates Wall Decals are Shane K. and Andrew R.! Thanks for reading The Writer’s Journey, and pick out something awesome for yourself from the RoomMates website!

CONTEST! Win a $25 store credit for RoomMates Wall Decals!

roommates wall decals

The good folks at RoomMates Wall Decals are giving away $25 credit to two lucky readers of The Writer’s Journey! RoomMates has several licensed decals to choose from, including Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes, Star Wars, Superman and more, as well as several other designs to decorate any room of the house. We showed you our Hong Kong Phooey several months ago.

So, what do you have to do to win? Just send an e-mail to with your name and e-mail address, and you’re entered to win $25 credit towards your purchase from RoomMates Wall Decals! Pretty easy, right? Right! Send that e-mail right now!

Contest deadline: e-mails must be received by Sunday, October 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Please note: This contest is limited to residents of the USA and Canada only, and some of the licensed products are only available to USA residents.

News from the world of Cereal Killers!

Man, I absolutely love Wax Eye’s Cereal Killers, but just in case you’re not sold yet, check out some of the awesome stuff they’ve got going on this month…

Greetings to you, you fine, young pumpkinhead! It’s Holiday Season here at Castle Wax Eye.

CONTESTS! We wanted to start the celebrations by announcing our first weekly Facebook contest! Contest starts on Monday and ends Friday at Midnight EST. Entrants must (1) Like us on our Facebook page (2) Share our Halloween Coupon image and (3) Comment/answer our Cereal Killers-related question. A new winner will be announced every Saturday! PRIZES INCLUDE: 3-Pack Sets, Hobby Boxes, Uncut Cards and sketch cards!!

HALLOWEEN SALE! 50% off on S1 and S2 3-Packs and Hobby Boxes – use promo code “TRIXORTREAT” at‘s checkout!

NEW YORK COMIC CON! October 11- 14th. Wax Eye and our CCO, Joe Simko, will be at Toy Tokyo (Booth #3303) at noon on Saturday, October 13th. CKS2 Promo Cards and Sketch cards are FREE with every purchase! There will be LIVE sketch card drawings and a Cereal Killers contest for entrants from the Comic Con. ALSO, at Schiffer Publishing (Booth #844) at 2pm on both Saturday and on Sunday, Cereal Killers 3-Pack sets will be given away with a purchase of any of Joe Simko’s book series, The Sweet Rot.

That’s the news for this grand October. Enjoy, and remember to keep one eye covered!


“The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!” Over 500 Prizes! #HCF2012

Halloween ComicFestDo you love Halloween? Do you love contests? Then check out this new contest from Halloween ComicFest

Enter the Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!

Do you have what it takes to be voted #1 in a costume contest?

If so, you’ll want to enter your best costume in the new photo contest dubbed The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever! sponsored by Halloween ComicFest, a celebration of the month-long October Halloween events at your local comic book specialty shop.

It’s easy to enter with a whopping 500 Random Prize Winners, plus 26 Grand Prize Winners. Enter Now!


Win tickets to see Reel Big Fish at Bogarts July 7 2012!

Legendary ska band Reel Big Fish will be playing at Bogart’s in Cincinnati on Saturday, July 7, and we have the hook-up to get a few of you of you into the show for free!

Ten lucky readers will win a pair of tickets to see the show…just send an e-mail to with your name as it appears on your photo ID to enter! It’s that easy!

Reel Big Fish will be appearing with Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, and the Maxies…that’s right, you can see four bands for the price of FREE!

Entries must be received by Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 a.m., and you must have a photo ID to pick up your tickets at Bogart’s will call window. So kiddos, if you don’t have a photo ID, beg mom or dad to enter the contest and take you to the concert if they win! Winners will be notified by e-mail shortly after the deadline on Thursday morning.

E-mail with your name as it appears on your photo ID to enter the giveaway…RIGHT NOW!


And the winner is…

The winner of a brand new
paperback copy of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


If you didn’t win, don’t worry…you can still buy the book!

Watch the trailer for the book:

The book has been adapted for the big screen, scheduled for a June 2012 release. Watch the trailer for the upcoming film:

Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for providing the prize, and thanks to all who entered!

WIN! Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

(This post will remain at the top of The Writer’s Journey for the duration of the giveaway period. Please scroll down for the most recent new posts!)

The sixteenth president of the USA was also a vampire slayer!How would you like your very own copy of Seth Grahame-Smith’s excellent novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Here’s your chance! Simply send an e-mail to to enter the random drawing for a paperback edition of the book, courtesy of Grand Central Publishing!

You can increase your chance of winning in the following ways:

  • Post a link to this contest on your own website or blog, and send me the link for an additional entry.
  • Post a link to this contest on your Twitter or Facebook, and send me the link for an additional entry.
  • Tell me what vampire you think old Abe would have had the most trouble killing* for an additional entry (may be published on The Writer’s Journey).
  • Draw/sketch/paint a picture of Abe killing any vampire of your choice for an additional entry (may be publishing on The Writer’s Journey).

Add that all up, you could enter this giveaway five times!

Entries must be received by April 15, 2012, at 11:59 pm (eastern time). Winner will be determined via Grand Central Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Those submitting creative materials retain all rights to their original works, but grant permission to The Writer’s Journey to publish such during the contest period up to and including the announcement of the winning entrant, with said posts remaining on the website for all eternity if deemed necessary by the editorial staff of The Writer’s Journey.

* Any reader submitting the name of Edward Cullen will be disqualified from the contest, and the IP address shall be blocked from accessing The Writer’s Journey further**.

** April Fool’s***!

*** The Cullen thing was the April Fool’s joke, not the giveaway. We are really giving away a copy of the book. So enter now!

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