One such retailer I have been using recently is Sports Card Kids. A couple months ago I randomly won a Hobby box of 2010 Bowman Heritage in their monthly drawing. Today I received this email from the owner, Jeremy.
"With the close of our most recent contests this morning, SportsCardKids is proud to announce that we've now given away over 100 free cards/packs/boxes since going live in February!
To mark this milestone, SportsCardKids will be giving away 2 free hobby packs of 2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball to any member who places an order of $10 or more from now through June 30. As always, these orders will also qualify the member for the giveaways at the end of the month, as well.
To take advantage of this offer, simply place your order of $10 or more on www.sportscardkids.com before July 1. The packs will automatically be shipped with your order."
How is that for cool? Unlike sooo many places that make you spend $50 bucks or more to get any sort of perk, all you have to do is drop a dime and you'll get 2 packs and be entered into a drawing for one of 4 monthly giveaways, one of which is always a Hobby box.
I know this might seem like a cheap plug (even though I am not getting anything for passing along this tip) but I really like the way Jeremy does business, albeit he doesn't have the largest singles inventory, yet, but if you are a team and/or player collector, I'm sure you'll find $10 worth of stuff you can use. I encourage you to give 'em a try and tell 'em The VOTC sent you ;).