This is not an advertisement. Rather, this is the result of an email conversation I've had with a sports memorabilia company called That's My Ticket. And there's a contest at the end of this post, so keep reading!
Remember about a month and a half ago, when I posted on how beautiful the Dodgers' Opening Day ticket was this year? And how the fact that they did the ticket up on glossy plastic rather than just perforated cardstock, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium, for Opening Day 2012?
Well, our little SoSG post was picked up on the wire by a company called That's My Ticket, which makes "Mega Tickets": high-quality large reproductions of ticket stubs, enlarged to 500%, and printed directly onto high-end canvas. All the production work from the printing to the stretch-mounting is done in Massachusetts. They've been around for a little over five years now, and have amassed a pretty deep library of historic tickets (World Series, All-Star Games, etc.), and can also make personalized one-of-a-kind products (which basically run about $80 each).
The end result of the That's My Ticket process is truly beautiful. They matched the color, they even changed some of the key identifying details; it really ended up looking great. The canvas is affixed to a sturdy wood frame. And I was impressed with how the item came shipped: plastic corner protectors on the canvas, carefully sent in a large box. It's a work of art.
That's My Ticket also offers Mini-Mega Tickets, which are blown up 200% and only cost $20 each; they're dessigned more for autographs. And if you go poking around their site, That's My Ticket offers a bunch of other items, including ticket frames and other photo-album type memorabilia. It's worth a look!
So here we go with the contest part. Keith was kind enough to enclose some goodies in the shipment, and we'd like to raffle one off to the fine readers of SoSG. We'd like to give away a Dodgers 8x8 Ticket and Photo Scrapbook. It features a design with historic Dodgers game tickets; includes 20 standard 8x8 scrapbook pages (additional pages can be added); and can be personalized with your own photo on the front cover. It's officially licensed by MLB (comes with a hologram sticker on the back).
And it can be yours...if you make a comment on this post by 6p on Monday, April 30. We'll raffle off the item to the eligible names based on an outcome of one of this week's Dodger games.
Good luck! And to Keith Gentili, thank you and That's My Ticket for your generosity so we can run this contest!