Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Big D Customs No Purchase Necessary Giveaway!

Here we go! Time for a contest of sorts. If you've ever looked closely at the back of a wrapper you've probably noticed that you can get cards without even purchasing anything. All you have to do is put your name and address on a 3x5 index card and mail it in! Maybe you'll win, maybe you won't. So far, I've haven't ever gotten anything back, but I'll keep trying. My contest is sorta like that. You don't really have to do much of anything to win. What will I win, you may ask? Good question. For those of you who don't know, I like to create custom cards. Some of you may already own one while others are surely DREAMING of owning one. If you want to see some examples, click the Big D Custom Cards button to the right. If you are too lazy to do that, just scroll down a little.

You could win something like this...

or this...

or maybe even this. Bah, you say! I don't like any of those guys. I mean, really, Andre Ethier, who-hoo would want a card of him? Well, that's where you as a contestant come in. I've already picked the prize, now you need to pick a subject. It can be a sport or non-sport card, I don't really care as long as I can find a suitable image to work with.

Here's how it's gonna work. I will award 5 custom cards to 5 different winners. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me who you want on your card, should you end up a lucky dog. Once all the entries are in, I will randomize a list and select 5 names. That's it. Now, I'd like to get more than 1 or 2 entries and I have no idea how many people check out my blog but never comment, so I'm going to add a bonus to get as many participants as possible. In addition to your 1 entry by adding a comment, you can earn 3 bonus entries by putting a link to my contest on your blog if you've got one. If you don't, I'm sorry, you'd better create one fast. (Make sure you tell me that you made a link in your comment, in case I don't notice it on my own.) That will give some of you a total of 4 entries and yes, you can win more than once if your name happens to come back around in the random drawing.

The contest will end at midnight (Texas time) on Sunday, May 23rd. Don't forget to leave a comment with you choice of subject and I'll do my best to make your wildest dreams come true. If you win, that is! Later.


  1. Nolan Ryan

    I'm putting up a link.

    Cool contest.

  2. Sandy Koufax! I linked it on my sidebar at the top.

  3. will link when I get home...

    Nolan Ryan vs. Robin Ventura. No doubt.

  4. Tyronn Lue (to complete the McGriff/Seneca/Tyronn trifecta).

    And I'm going to post a link to this page...right now!

  5. count me in...

    any member of the Doomsday Defense.
    George Andrie
    Bob Lilly
    Jethro Pugh
    Larry Cole

    LINK -

  6. Hey, I'm in and here's the link:

    I'm going to go with Edgardo Alfonzo or John Olerud.

  7. Link'd

    and that Heyward is 10/10, seriously.

  8. No brainer, Emmitt Smith!

    You can also consider yourself pimped:

    Great idea for a contest. I've never had the nerve to ask for a custom Emmitt, so hopefully I can win one!

  9. Awsome idea Big D, I would love to get my hands on another one of your custom cards! I linked this on my blog,

    And I would like a Jake Arrieta if I come out on top.

    Thanks man

  10. I linked you on my News box that no one ever reads so that's probably negative entries for me.

    Jason Heyward. Oh wait, there's a J-Hey right up there I can steal (steals). Let's go with Mark Lemke instead.

  11. You're right, I HAVE been dreaming of owning a Big D Custom!

    If I win, I'd like a Robinson Cano. Thanks!

  12. Hmm. Who do I wnat. Let's be a little different. I've been on a Mike Tyson kick lately. I think a Tyson card would be awesome.

    Here's my link.

  13. Charles Woodson!!!!! GO BLUE!

  14. I would like to go out on a limb here and put in the first hockey request. I would very much be interested in a custom card of Bill Guerin while on the Penguins. There aren't many of his cards out there with him in a Pens uni so this would be really cool to see what you could come up with.

    Oh, and here is my link:

  15. D, I linked to your page, became a follower and added you to my blog roll. Your stuff looks awesome.

  16. How about Bill Virdon for my Bill Virdon collection.

    Here is my link...

  17. hey - i like that ethier.

    i put a link on my sidebar up at the top -

    i'd like a custom of the whole gcrl infield. i have a couple of images somewhere if you need a source.

  18. Anquan Boldin in a Ravens uniform
    if not then Joe Flacco

  19. Warrick Dunn

    and link is here

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  21. I'm in! You hooked me up with an awesome Johan Santana a little while back and I love it. If I am lucky enough to land in the top 5 I would love an Ike Davis in his Mets uniform. I haven't seen one anywhere yet.

    Here's a link to your way cool contest.


  22. Oooh. Oooh. I want a card of Chewbacca. Or maybe a dual card with Chewbacca and Han Solo. See? That there is the coolest request so far.

    And of course I'll link it on my site. Well done sir. Well done.

  23. How about Mark Buehrle?

  24. got the cards today from the trade...they are awesome, gonna get my scanner up this weekend so keep an eye out for a post!

    I'd like an Asdrubal Cabrera (with or without the broken wing)!


  25. I would love a custom of Patrick Willis.

  26. I'd like a card of either
    - Steve Finley's walk off grand slam w/ the Dodgers
    -Kaz Matsui
    -Milton Bradley
    -or an offbeat card of Kick Ass

  27. If it's sports, I'd pick Mike Squires.

    If it's open to anything...actress Andrea Evans (don't think she has ever had a card)

  28. I'd like a Zach Randolph one if I strike gold on this contest :) Thanks Big D!

  29. Well, since you already made me a Cano and Swisher, how about a Don Mattingly? Thanks!

  30. Jon Matlack

    Thanks! Great contest.

  31. Would love to see a Shaun Marcum card. I know it's simple, but his cards are aweful and he's wayyy too good to be dissed by UD and Topps. Big D him!

  32. I would love an old school early 80's Tony Gwynn, but would be happy with Tony from anytime in his career. Thanks for the chance to win a one of a kind card. Love the work!

    Link to post:

  33. I'd love to see a Spike Owen card, my baseball nickname inspiration and favorite Mariner as a youngster.

  34. I'd request either Hisanori Takahashi or Ryota Igarashi.

    I linked your contest in this post:

  35. Ronnie James Dio. (also linked under "sports cards" in the blogroll)

  36. I already own two awesome Big D customs but naturally I want more! MY first choice would be a roller derby card of my lovely wife Esther Gin N Juice... If I had to chose a more main stream sport I would chose Danny Tartabull as a member of the Chicago White Sox or Buck O'Neil as a Cubs coach. GREAT contest. Your customs rule!

  37. Can't believe I've not seen your blog before Big D. Great custom cards, and blog. If I'm one of the lucky 5 I'd like Billy Butler (I'm a homer). Link to you from me at:

    Good luck to all, and thanks Big D.

  38. And I totally pimped you ride:

  39. I would like a Frank Thomas "Big Hurt" card.

  40. Evan Longoria please

    Will also post the contest

  41. The link is posted. Good luck to everyone, but especially me!

  42. Hunter Pence!!!

    Link in the card blog at

  43. I commented before, but I changed my mind for who I'd like if I win. Tyronn Lue is still my fallback, but my #1 choice is Kywin Supernaw. Only issue? I can only find one action photo of Kywin online...and it's Cris Carter catching a touchdown over him.

    That said, if I win and you can manage a sweet card with that, go for it! If not Lue works just fine too.

  44. Your custom cards look sweet and it would be GREAT to win one. My choice would be Aurelio Rodriguez - Detroit Tigers.

    Adding a link later today....thanks!!

  45. Big D - I just had to respond to this contest. As a custom card maker myself, I always want to see what the "others" can do.

    I like what I have seen so far ... but my challenge would be to make a really cool soccer card - especially since its WORLD CUP time.

    Up to the challenge ? I would love to be 1 of th 5 winners.


    Chuck's Used Cards

  46. Thanks for the contest.


    I'd like to see a custom Orel Hershiser card, should I win. Even if I don't win, I'd like to see a custom Orel Hershiser card.

    Should I beat the odds and get four of the top five spots, I'd like to have an Orel card for each team he played for (Dodgers, Indians, Giants, and Mets).

    A boy can dream, can't he?

  47. I'd love to see a custom Big D Bob Dernier card. And I've just added a link:

  48. I'm late to the game, but the link is posted!

    I'd love to see you work your magic on a Greg Maddux as a Cub card.

    Word verification: Wooki. Very appropriate for today.

  49. Sweet Contest Big D!!! The link is posted:’s_Mine_Custom_Card_Contest!!!.html

    I'd love to see what you would do with the movie "Hoop Dreams" and the main subjects of that documentary: (Arthur Agee and William Gates)

  50. I'd love to have a Big D custom!

    For my player I'd like to see a card of Adrian Peterson in an OU uniform. That would be cool.

    I'll add up a link here in a minute.

    Cool contest idea by the way.

  51. I would pick Jason Michaels as the player. Thank you so much for the awesome contest!

  52. Steve Garvey, should I happen to win.

    I love that Ethier and the colors are perfect, but the action photo really brings the whole package home. A portrait would not have worked as well.


  53. How about something different.

    Non Sports

    Can you do a Stevie Ray Vaughn card for me?? ( If I win that is)

  54. How about an NWO card with Hall Nash and Hogan...Yup now that's 4 life!!