Expos ’19 Topps Archives Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to y2jbrak on being the lucky winner of the Coco Laboy 2019 Topps Archives 50th Anniversary of the Montréal Expos Auto.  Once y2jbrak sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Expos ’19 Topps Archives Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Coco Laboy 2019 Topps Archives 50th Anniversary of the Montréal Expos Auto.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

My First Bat

It was the summer of 1996, and I had just really gotten into collecting.  My dad and I decided to go see a Harrisburg Senators baseball game one weekend.  I had never been to a minor league game before so I didn’t know what to expect.  When we got there I saw a lot of people, food stands, and stuff to buy.  We went over to one of the souvenir stands and I picked up a hat, program, and team set.  The team set featured a player named Vladimir Guerrero, which actual became my first small exploration into prospecting.  After we purchased our souvenirs we found our seats and began to explore the program and look at all the advertisments.  That day, the Harrisburg Senators (Montreal Expos) were playing the New Haven Ravens (Colorado Rockies).  Our seats were closer to the Ravens dugout and we could watch them practice swinging their bats.  I remember before the game there was a fan with an album full of minor league team sets that he would take to games to have the players sign.  After awhile we got hungry and ate some hot dogs.  What happened after we were finished eating really surprised me.  One of the Ravens players had broken a bat, and when they picked up the broken bat they brought it over, and swung it around the fence to me.  I couldn’t believe it.  They gave me a full size game used bat.  It wasn’t even that broken, just a small piece of split wood off of the handle.  I never found out who used the bat.  On the bat’s barrel it says, “GENUINE MODEL C243 PRO STOCK”, and on the bottom of the bat knob there is a number 15.  I would say that this was a great way to start my collecting career.  Here are a few photos.  Maybe you can help me find out who used the bat.