Friday, February 26, 2010

I just figured something out with the Million Card Giveway.....

I'm a numbers guy.  Well, actually, I hate numbers, but I happen to be good at it. I dreaded math of any shape or form, but due to strict parents whom were unrelenting, I had no choice but to master the art of arithmetic.  And because of this, I was looking around at some blogs and I recalled yesterday that someone had posted some information that they found on Topps' Facebook account in regards to the Million Card Giveway - they were able to locate the quantity of cards unlocked for the promotion.

***Warning: Nerd Alert!!!***

So, I trolled around and I found the site, which is here:  Numerical Valuation of Actual Cards Unlocked and % of The Topps Million Card Give-Away Promotion.

Like my link line?  Nifty huh? lol

Anyway, I'm looking at the numbers and they're staring back at me just like as if I was in the Matrix, staring at the hot blonde girl in the red dress (come on you nerds, you know who I'm talking about).

Then I pulled out the calculator.

As the english would say, "Good show!"

I crunched a few numbers - you see, what YOU ALL see on the website are the actual unlocked number of cards.  But what I see is something completely different -I see the ACTUAL number of cards involved in the give-away.

Uh huh.

Bet you didn't think about that, did you?

I can gather, assuming the information is correct on the site, about how many 1952 cards are in the promotion.

Currently, there are 674 cards unlocked, with a percentage of 0.4% - in other words, less than 1% of the 1952 cards have been unlocked.  What does this mean?  It means that 674 have been given away - but another (approximate) 16,850 cards have NOT been unlocked.

Topps set up about 17,524 cards to give away.   This is also interesting because the 1952 Topps checklist accounts for 407 cards to complete the set (here's the checklist: 1952 Topps Checklist).

Well, let's do some more math:  17,524 divided by 407 = 43.056, or in other words, with this promotion, they are giving away the equivalent of 43 complete 1952 Topps sets.  Actually, it's more like 3 I believe as only 3 Mantles will be given away.

Again, I WARNED YOU of the Nerd Alert (hey, I'm bored at the office and I'm about to go home, so I needed something to use up the time, so bite me).

Anyway, what's the point of this post?  2 things.

#1 - You can now gauge about how many total number of cards they're giving away based on the year; they've given away a little more than 12% of the cards (21,839) total from year 2000 till now, so that translates into about 185,000 cards from the year 2000 till now that they HAVEN'T given away yet.  So out of the million cards they're giving away, nearly a quarter of them will be from the year 2000 to now.  For those of you who don't want to do the math, in other words, 500,000 out of the 1 million cards will be from 1980 to now (half the total number of cards for the promotion).

AND the 2nd point:

#2 - No point at all - again, just bored and felt like being a geek for a few minutes.

Ok, more later!


SpastikMooss said...

Nice read! That's a ton of 1980's on, but it also feels like a lot of 1952's. And that's why we redeem I guess hahaha.

James B. Anama said...

Your site has now been added to the Sports Card Blogroll.


JayBee Anama

Wickedliquids said...

Cool James, Rock on - I'll add the blogroll as well :)