All Cards Are Interactive

The beauty of the world today is that every single piece of cardboard created has suddenly become interactive.

Take any trading card you have in your entire collection- sports, non-sports, vintage, new of even a mascot card- hop on the computer and Google stuff about the card and BOOM!

For example- take a 1987 Topps Doug Drabek (my mom’s favorite player) and Google him to find all types of information, stats, pictures and even video of the guy in action! You may even find a way to contact him to get an autograph.

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I know you could Google him without the 1987 Topps in hand, but what about all of the players over the last 120 years or so that you don’t even know existed?

The reason we love donating cards from all years is to help educate kids about the past; sure, every kid loves pulling a Mike Trout or Bryce Harper because those are the cardboard hero’s of today but we believe in not forgetting folks like Bobby Bonilla or Chris Sabo…the hero’s of yesteryear.

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Most kids recognize names like Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth but what about Dan Quisenberry? Quiz led the American League in saves five times (1980, 1982-1985)- he was the first pitcher to record 40 saves in a season and he was the ONLY pitcher to appear in every game of the 1980 World Series. His cards may not be worth much but he is a huge part of baseball.

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On top of all of that, you have sets like the Allen and Ginter set that includes educational cards about history, planets and ancient civilizations.

The hobby has become to much about money and a dollar amount and less about the simple enjoyment of collecting, trading and learning.

Tons of Stuff!

This entire week has been crazy! We got a ton of stuff in and, with our huge donations that we made this week, the cards went right back out….it was about a 3-5 day turn around, which I’m very proud of!

First up, Justin Blais from Pasadena, Maryland

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Chris Rollins from Grand Junction, Colorado

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Chad Buck – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Gregory Pratt from Saint Charles, Illionis

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And, of course, more amazing stuff from our long time #C4KFamily member Edward Chin from Brooklyn, New York!

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Aaron Curran from St. Louis, Missouri

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Alan Applegate from South Amboy, New Jersey who sent several complete sets from 2001 to 2014!DSCF2541 DSCF2543

Huge thanks to everyone and welcome to the #C4KFamily!

Huge Weekend!

This weekend was huge for us; we had 3 donations over the weekend and donated a total of 112,500 cards!!!

Our new total number donated is 4,793,560! That is pretty close to 4, 8 million; I’m shooting to hit the 5 million mark around September! We currently have very little in our inventory after all the donations this week, so if you were considering sending us some cards- feel free!!!

The address is -

Commons4Kids.org
1065 Dan Dr
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Now, on to the amazing donations that we dropped off!

On Friday, we dropped off 30,000 cards to the Anderson Co Backpack Buddies; this was our 2nd time working with them; great organization!

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On Saturday, we dropped off 70,000 cards to the Boys and Girls Haven in Louisville, KY- another great organization and our 2nd time working with them as well!

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And finally, on Sunday, we dropped off 12,500 cards to Nelson Co DARE Officer Gilliland. We have worked with Officer Gilliland several times in the past and these cards will be shared with the other officers to hand out to random kids!

It was a great weekend and we put a lot of hard work into getting everything ready. Thanks to the entire #C4KFamily for keeping us going for so long!

White Trash and Treasures

Every now and then we have something cool made for us to put in the “office”- aka our extra room and we post about it and help promote the awesome people that make it! Here is an awesome picture made for us by White Trash & Treasures – go and like the page and buy something and help support cool folks doing cool stuff!

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