I’ve been meaning to do a giveaway for some time, and I just found an excuse. I started The Junior Junkie on December 14th of last year, and it seems that on August 2nd of this year this blog got its 20,000th view. That seems like a reasonable excuse.
So what am I giving away? Why none other than the greatest of all modern baseball cards:
The 1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey, Jr. rookie card.
And how do you win this cardboard gem?
Simply tell me why you like Ken Griffey, Jr. in three sentences. That’s it. E-mail your submissions to me at TJV504 at GMAIL dot COM by Saturday August 17th, 2013 at midnight central time.
I’ll go through the submissions over the next few days and choose the best three. The grand prize winner will get the goods. I’ll also be selecting a 2nd and 3rd place winner because there are some very talented wordsmiths in this blogosphere, and I already know it will be tough to pick a winner. All three winners will receive prizes tailored to their tastes in cardboard.
You can write in any format you like, be it a plain old paragraph, a poem, a sonnet, a haiku, a limerick, whatever. Anything is fine with me.
I’m imposing a three-sentence limit on what you write, and you are allowed to abuse this rule to your liking. Seriously, go nuts with sentence length all you want, but be warned! The longer the sentence the more of a grammar stickler I’ll be. No dangling participles or punctuated independent clauses separated by coordinating conjunctions without a semicolon and so forth. If you make 250 words fit into one sentence and there is a single comma out of place, I’ll find it! On the other hand if your submission is very short but incredibly poignant, I’ll let bad grammar slide. Exceptions may be made for wacky e. e. cummings-style poetry and rambling Faulknerian prose - those will be taken on a case-by-case basis.
Please don’t plagiarize and also try to limit your quoting - I want to see some original stuff here!
Make sure you include your mailing address and the address of your blog if you have one with your submission. Also let me know what you collect (teams would be ideal) if I don’t already know you.
Also be aware that I reserve the right to post your submissions with appropriate credit given in a future post of The Junior Junkie for everyone to see.
Win or lose, if your submission makes me cry I’ll send you five bucks no questions asked.
That’s it! I look forward to reading your stuff. Good luck!