Great day from the Northern Illinois Hobby Retailers

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May 16, 2008
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Morton Grove, IL
They sponsored a mini-golf event today in Lincolnwood Il and it was a blast...

Free goodie bag
$6 to play mini-golf
$20 to play pack wars afterwards (optional)
Raffle prizes everywhere....

I brought my 3 kids (8, 5, 2 1/2) so I let the three of them play...

They had prizes for best 3 scores, closest to the pin, all sorts of stuff...and the prizes were pretty darn good too.

AFter they started calling out raffle numbers, It seemed to go on forever, here were some of the prizes...

6 packs of 2010 elite football
TNA Impact blaster boxes
OBAK Baseball blasters
Cubs glasses
Autographed Hockey pucks from some of the Blackhawks (UD Authenticated)
Whiffle ball bat combo
Panini T-shirt and hats

ANyway, after a while I realized everyone was going to get a raffle prize, so I made my kids stick around..."ya wanna win a prize, dont'cha??"

We walked away with...

6 packs 2010 DOnruss ELite Football
2 TNA Impact Blasters
1 OBAK BAseball Blaster
1 Alfonso Soriano Bobblehead
1 TNA Keychain
1 WHiffle Ball Bat combo
Panini T-shirt

Then came the Pack wars...By this time it was running into lunch time and I didn't have a lot of time left since the kids were antsy...but for $20 you got 2 Donruss elite football packs, a stealth press pass pack and a topps baseball pack and a raffle ticket. They had us open 1 pack of elite football and then call out for whoever had the guy with the heaviest wt, or longest name, etc...These prizes were better, but I was only able to stick around for 1 or 2 rounds...

Prizes included:
Box of Iron Man cards
Packs of 09/10 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Basketball
09/10 Timeless treasure Tins
Autographed mini basketball of Derrick Rose

I didn't win anything but had to leave before it was over since the kids were one regret was I didn't hand my raffle ticket to a buddy, who knows what I might have won...

ANyway, in my haul, TNA Velvet Sky auto, TNA SHark boy auto, suh rc #/999
Montario Hardesty on card auto, jacoby ford auto #/499, david getts auto #/24 (corner ding though, will contact panini)

But awesome fuun for the kids...Northern Illinois Hobby Retailers, you guys are awesome...esp Dave at Addicted to cards (he paid for my mini-golf as well :) )
Wow good deal signed hockey pucks way to go.
Hopefully you got some of the more sort after players?