Monday, April 30, 2012

That's My Ticket: Supersizing Stuff For Sports Fans (And A Special SoSG Contest)

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).

Keith Gentili, VP of Sales at That's My Ticket, read our blogpost and agreed that the 2012 Dodgers Opening Day ticket was indeed awesome. So he asked if I could send over a high-quality scan of the item, in exchange for a Mega Ticket of my own.

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.

I have to admit, I had stumbled upon That's My Ticket years ago, and always had to laugh at the poor model holding up the tickets as if she was of Lilliputian stature (she also didn't look all that happy to be holding up a ticket, for what it's worth). Now that I've actually seen a Mega Ticket, however, I'm smiling--but rather than laughing at a stock photo, I'm smiling at how cool my opening day ticket looks, super-sized.

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!

28 comments:

Greg Hao said...

I'm always down for free shit!

And considering how I've been screwed out of prizes a coupla times. just saying. ;D

Pinoy Dr said...

That's a great idea for Autographs or memorabilia in general

MeanieBreanie said...

Bring it on!

what_difference_does_it_make said...

In.

QuadSevens said...

Sign me up. That looks pretty cool!

Wicks said...

Ticket to ride?

Spank Lapierre said...

hi

Neeebs * said...

I contest that I can actually win?

Sommereena said...

That's my ticket, and that's my scrapbook!

BJ Killeen said...

I would love to have a giant ticket! Why? Because this is the season we're going to the World Series! Been to two games already, including last Saturday night...it just doesn't get any better than that! I bleed Dodger blue...inherited the fever from my mom...passed to her daughter! Love my Boys in Blue, but gotta admit I miss Jamey Carroll. He would have loved this!

Alex said...

Free Shit!

Dusty Baker said...

Cute little thing in that picture. Is she part of the raffle?

Steve K said...

Looks like a fun prize. Thanks Sax (and SoSG and That's My Ticket)!

Barry said...

Yes please

Barry said...

Yes please

@aliaseternal said...

Very Cool!!!!
Hook me up!
@IEdodgerBUM

karina said...

wanna that so i write my firt Dodger Stadium memories over it

eddie.hyatt said...

O FO SHO! Count me in! Thanks SoSG!

rbnlaw said...

My chances of winning this prize are much better than my lotto chances.

Answer sent.

Pete & Eric said...

This will make a better ticket holder than the fishbowl I've been using. At least the Wham!/Katrina and the Waves/Chaka Kahn ticket is covered by Dodger tix!

DDGRDUG said...

In!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Scrapbook giveaways draw out the lurkers like no other, apparently!

AlexMarkle said...

Lets do it!!!

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I'm in!

Patrick G. Rockenbach said...

Supersize me!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'll give it to FB if I win.

Spank Lapierre said...

Hi = I'm in,mofo!

Oscar said...

Man opening day was awesome. I am a big dodgers fan but I've never been to opening day mostly because I've never had season tickets and their pretty expensive. But that Monday am 570 had a contest on the petrol an money show and I called and actually got through. I heard how awesome the opening day tickets were but mine were different. Thanks for posting great stuff

Oscar