Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gotta Catch 'Em All

I think many of you are aware of the Pokémon cards I placed up for auction on eBay, which in turn, led to the rise in popularity of my blog. Because of that, I thought it apropos that I give away some Pokémon cards here. I was given 3 sets of Pokémon trading cards to give away. Two of these sets are Diamond and Pearl Stormfront/Raging Sea theme decks. One of them is Diamond and Pearl Stormfront/Dark Rampage theme deck.

I had to ask my kids who was on the front of these packages because I had no clue. I would have guessed it was Water Dragon Guy with Fangs and Spikey Green Dinosaur Dude. Apparently I'm wrong. It's Gyarados and Tyranitar. I was close. I used to know the names of all the Pokémon. I used to know what they evolved into and all kinds of information about them. Then I got a life. You know, back before Austin could read and I'd help him play his Pokémon game on his Gameboy. Wow, that was a long time ago. Pokémon have been around for long time! Anyway, Pokémon cards have made wonderful stocking stuffers in my house for the past few years. The booster packs are inexpensive and fit nicely in a stocking for the Pokémon lover on your list.


Leave me a comment here for a chance to win one of these Diamond and Pearl Stormfront packs. Each pack contains 60 cards including one holographic foil card, 1 metallic coin, 1 rulebook/card list, 1-player playmat, and damage counters. I'll choose 3 random winners on Sunday, December 14th.

85 comments:

lawnajo said...

I'm not a fan, but my 5 year old LOVES Pokemon and would go nuts if he got that pack for Christmas.

Kerri said...

I will bite my 17 year old son would love them.

A Cowboy's Wife said...

Well Dawn, I don't enter very many contests but my older son keeps every single card in these plastic divider thingy-ma-jigs because he says they will be worth money one day. SOOOOO, I'm entering on his behalf;)

Michelle said...

Oh how funny -- I'm the same way with Thomas. Show me a train, and I can tell you all about him (or her). Good to know that someday I'll forget them ;)

zander's mommy said...

My son absolutely loves pokemon. I would love to win these. Thanks Dawn.

Natalie said...

I swear, I'm into Pokemon as much as if not more than my kids. It started with the first booster packs that I bought for them retail. Talk about sticker shock. I said "Let me see what I can get these for on eBay" and my addiction to buying mixed large lots started. If the kids did all their checklist items each day they would earn 3 cards per night BUT they lose a card for each bedtime thing they didn't do in a timely manner (teeth, privates, pajamas). I own the whole Topps collection of Pokemon cards that I don't share with the kids (who do I think I'm going to trade these with?!). Now we also collect the action figures (thanks again eBay), because you really do Gotta Catch 'Em All!

Kitti said...

My 8 yr. old collects these and keeps them in plastic dividers in a binder so hope your number thingy picks my number =)

Jake said...

I used to play with these when I was little. Now my little brother plays with them. It would be a perfect Christmas gift! PICK ME...please.

Brandi said...

OOOHHHHHH! My 9 year old LOVES Pokemon cards. Would love to win these.

Adrienne S. said...

I have twon in my house who would love them.
aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

Mitchell Family said...

My son is bonkers for these!

Jaimie said...

My three kids would love to have them!

Christy said...

My son would love these! Love your blog Dawn!

sharalyns said...

This would be such a fun stocking stuffer--why didn't I think of that? My 7 year old is really into Pokemon lately.

kirine said...

My oldest son is absolutely nuts about Pokemon.

~Jennifer F

Caroline from Memphis said...

Oh, wow!!! MY KIDS LOVE POKEMON! I'm not a fan myself, but the kids have gone nuts over them. Please pick me!!!

Missy Johnson said...

My nephew would love those!

Mandie said...

My nephew just loves Pokemon and begs to buy new ones everytime we go to a store that carries them. It makes me think back about how I found you, Dawn, with your crazy Ebay blog. I am just waiting for the day he decides to sneak a pack of Pokemon into my cart when he is with shopping, just like your kids did ;)

M said...

My 8 year old LOVES pokemon! He can name pretty much all of them. I would love to win these for him!

Margo :-) said...

Pokemon rules!! LOL

AMK said...

my little one loves the ones she got from BK. Now it's exploded into a collection. Why not add to it?

Kelly said...

My almost-6-year-old is a Pokemon fanatic and would love these. I hope I win!

Kelly

Jess In Mi said...

my 7 and 5 year old boys LOVE THESE...all i hear is Buneary and Starly all day long LOL these would be great!

photomommy said...

My 10 year old son looooves Pokemon! He would really like this!

Valerie said...

I know for a fact that my nephews would think I was the coolest aunt on the face of the earth with that in their gifts! I spent a 6 hour ride to the beach with them telling me who all they had (they made their own binders to keep their cards in).

Niki Z said...

I can't beleive how long Pokemon has been around. My nephew was crazy about them in Kindegarten and he still collects them today in the 8th grade. Who knew?

Jenn said...

Sure why not!
All the give aways and revews are so neat. thank you
Jenn

Mariann (marinewife) said...

Oh my 7yr old would love these..Thanks for the giveaways dawn!

Juneau Poole Party said...

Pick me!

Karen said...

My 8 year old nephew is a pokemon FA-NATIC! He would love this.

Queen of pink in a house of blue said...

my 10 year old would be crazy over these! he has been a fan (because his older brother was when he was little) since a toddler..

Kelly B said...

My son would love this!

~*~Victoria~*~ said...

My son would love these. He's just starting to get into these things.

Karen R. said...

ok, i missed out on spongebob, but i really think my nephew would love this! he is a fan of pokemon!

j said...

Ok, I'm not familiar with Pokemon and Yugioh, but I know they both have cards that my son is freakin' obsessed with. I have been doing my xmas shopping via craigslist (lost my job) and I can only find people selling Pokemon cards in like 300cnt batches...wayyyy too expense. Plus I'm not sure if kids are actually giving my son some Pokemon cards, or if he's politely stealing them, but the kid needs his own set! Please help Dawn!

Pamela, Texas Mom of 6 said...

My boys would love this!

Goodwin Family said...

I still don't understand the whole Pokemon craze! But, my son loves them!!

Christina said...

All I knowabout pokemon I learned from my nephew!!!

Nicole said...

I've never quite understood the whole fascination with Pokemon but my 8yr old has been a fan for the last few years. He would love this!

Gayle said...

My niece has been begging for a set of Pokemon cards. Would love to have these for her.

Carol P said...

My 5 year old son loves pokemon. That's all he's asking for. I still can't figure out how to play the game, but we still try

Katrina Lynn said...

My 6 yr old would love these!

Melanie said...

These would be great for my nephew.

Jess said...

My oldest would go crazy for some new ones!

Ruth said...

Ah pokemon cards, how the madness started for you at the grocery store! My boys love them, unfortunately!

Anonymous said...

My two boys would love to have a full deck of pokemon cards. They get booster packs from me and put them in a binder. They have no idea how to make a deck out of the ones they have. We would love to get the premade decks so they can play agains each other. They would play nicely together for hours!

-Donna W.

Janet said...

We just started watching Pokemon and my kids LOVE them! It would be so cool for my 6 year old to get the cards for Christmas.

mommytoalot said...

My gosh..Pokeman goes all the way back...in our house..first my 17 yr and 14 yr old loved them..now my younger two boys do
what a great give away

KathyGTwins said...

My daughter loves the Pokemon characters and would love to win!

sandyn said...

i know a boy who would love them..dont we all??

Jen said...

My 5 yr old is obsessed with Pokemon!! Something happens to them when they start Kindergarten....he had never even seem them before and now he's all about those cards! :) He would LOVE to get these cards!

potpourri poets said...

ooohhhh,pokeman cards. I hate them-the kids love them.
Bev

DeT said...

my nephews would love these. they'll be over to my house for Christmas and I'd love to have them waiting for them.

Alyssa said...

Oh wow! This would be a wonderful help! I haven't received a paycheck in 10 weeks (yet Im still working.) and my son has been begging for Pokemon cards for Christmas. I sure hope I win one of these for him!

Thanks Dawn!!

sylvia said...

wow the pokemon fade just keeps going Ive surprised how many of my sons friend still love pokemon. He would love new cards. Thanks.

Photo Quilts said...

My son loves Pokemon and would love to get these. Thanks.

Daphne H.

Jody said...

Yay another chance to win!
Both my boys would love this!

2boystwingirls said...

I've never understood this phenomenon and still don't - but my 2 boys have just discovered these and they can't get enough. I would love to win a pack for the stockings!
Thanks again for the wonderful drawings!
Michele

julie said...

My 9 year old son loves Pokemon! He's my third son to go through this stage...I can't believe how long Pokemon have been around. I hope we win!

Bubba and Noodle's Mama said...

Bubba loves Pokemon!

Kymber

mandy said...

THese would make great stocking stuffers

Julia said...

I can't believe I actually know quite a few Pokemon. The good thing about it is that my 10 year old son didn't like to read until he found the manuals that list each Pokemon. Now he reads it all the time and I am learning WAY more than I ever wanted to know about the little creatures.

las4nancy said...

What a great giveaway! My 11 yo son loves Pokemon, but we just don't have the money to get him any cards.

Love your blog!

the Spoonies said...

Bailey would love the Pokeman cards. I remember your ebay post about the pokeman cards. I was at the hospital with Bay and somebody had sent it to me thinking that I would like it. I did and I laughed a lot while I was reading it. It reminded me of my life and how crazy it could be. Granted I only have 3 kids so really it should only be half as crazy as yours.

Denise said...

My 7 year old would be so excited to get these in his stocking. Thank you!

Maggie Marques said...

My 5 yo son would love these! Pick me!

Dianne S said...

One of my boys would LOVE these this year. Money is super tight (as it is for everyone) and the stockings are going to be mighty thin this year.

suzanne said...

oh dawn you've helped more than you know, now i have a great idea for my 7 year old stocking...he loves these, and my 9 year old likes the star wars cards! hopefully i'll remember next time i'm out! 4 boys have fried my brain though
suzanne

Christine in NJ said...

Hi Dawn - I found you due to your original Pokemon auction!... My 12 year old son LOVED Pokemon when he was little and now my 5 year old is getting into them with some encouragement from his older brother!!!!... I would LOVE to win for my little guy!

Thanks for all the great giveaways!

Christine

Tara said...

I, like you, know way too much about Pokemon and what they evolve into, etc. My almost 6 year old son LOVES Pokemon and I haven't gotten him any cards for his stocking yet. What perfect timing!

Angela said...

my boys would love this. Please pick me.

The Cochran Zoo said...

Both of my boys would love these. Thanks for all you write, it keeps me laughing!

jlk said...

my 5 yr old is suddenly obsessed with pokemon, carries his everywhere he goes, too cute. he'd love some in his stocking!!

windycindy said...

Hi, I have two nephews who enjoy Pokemon and everything that goes with
along with it! Please enter my name in your delightful drawing. Much appreciated.....Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cristie :) said...

Well of course you have to give these suckers away!?! My son stands in the isle at Target drooling over these small shiny packages of things all the time! :)

amber h said...

My son is just getting into collecting these...Im sure he'd love a pack...thanks Dawn

Kim Fissette said...

My son asked for these for Christmas, what a wonderful suprise that would be. Thanks!!
Kim Fissette

rebecca26 said...

I actually don't let my boys watch Pokemon. I know, I'm THAT mom. They do enjoy trading the cards with their friends, though. It is their only link to the outside world that is Pokemon. They're so deprived. Not really. They would love these cards!!!

papersunshine said...

So I went through this with my first child who is now 16 and now my 6 year old wants to collect them, I would love to win this for him!!!

lorimo said...

My son still loves pokemon and these would make a great surprise for him!

Fourmonsters said...

Gotta try to win 'em!

Our Unique Family said...

My 11 yr old loves these and and they are on his Christmas list.

ChantelleR said...

My son LOVES Pokemon!! These would be great stocking stuffers.

Jodee said...

I was hoping the Pokemon craze would subside before my kids were old enough to care, but I guess it's here to stay for a while. That's why my life savings sits in a binder full of cards in my 6-year-old son's room.

TnT's Mom said...

Oh my...my oldest has become obsessed with Pokemon cards and we have never even bought him any...yet he has acquired a bunch because some of his friends gave him some and then he started trading them on the bus. I keep waiting for the calls from the other Moms saying their children have realized they made some crazy trades (10 cards for 1, etc.). We jokingly say our son is part of the Pokemon Mafia...apparently he is very persuasive! And when he waves them in my face telling me who they are, my eyes tend to glaze over. I call them the PokaMommy's Eyes Out cards! He would love to receive new cards in the package since I won't buy him any!