Friday, March 8, 2013

I've Been Harang-ed!


A few days ago I received a package from The Angels, In Order that contained eight copies of Aaron Harang's 2002 A's Plumbers Union card.


The card was part of a stadium giveaway that encouraged fans to interact to complete their 28 card set.


Each fan was given 20 different cards and 8 additional cards of the one player.  The fan was suppose to find seven other fans who could use one of your cards, while giving you a card that you needed.

This particular pack had cards #1 through #20, plus 8 copies of card #26.


They're very similar to the ones Mother's Cookies used to produce for the A's each season.  Speaking of Mother's Cookies, he also included this 1991 copy of Jose Canseco:


And this sealed copy of a 1991 Mother's Cookies Will Clark:


Thanks buddy!  I'll try to ship out some Angels card to you this weekend.

Happy Friday and sayonara!

14 comments:

  1. I applaud the effort to encourage trading.

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    1. Me too. Very unique... and probably a lot of fun (if you were at the game).

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  2. Ugh.

    Harang.

    Please take more of him as in the real-life Aaron Harang.

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    1. I don't think the A's can use him... they're starting rotation is pretty locked & loaded. On the other hand, my Padres would love to take him back... if he cut his salary in half.

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  3. Hi. I left a comment a couple days ago on your contest post and I don't think you saw it. Here is the plug on my blog for your contest: http://pencenixpierre2012.blogspot.com/2013/03/remember-to-check-out-fujis-contest.html

    Thanks,
    Josh

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    1. Yeah... I missed it. Thanks for the plug.

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    1. That plumbers union sure were ahead of their time.

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  5. Are you planning to track down the last 7 cards you need and finish the set?
    I wonder if any other teams/ballparks have done any similar promotions.

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    1. Probably not... since I have so many other projects I'm currently working on. A lot of teams give out trading cards, but I'm not sure if any of them used this concept to encourage fan interaction.

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  6. That Will Clark is awesome!
    I remember getting a (pretty good) repack as a kid and there were some Mother's Cookies cards in there. Hate that the box they were in disappeared when I wasn't much into the hobby.

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    1. Mother's Cookies cards will always have a special place in my collection. I remember my brother taking me to Giants and A's games, so we could get these SGA's.

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  7. I agree, an interesting attempt to encourage trading and fan interaction. Don't know of any team currently doing this, otherwise one of the bloggers out there would have said something.

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    1. Maybe one of the marketing execs for a MLB team will read our comments and do something about it ;-)

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