Friday, March 07, 2008

Major Award Winner

I found a Beckett Pokemon magazine for Ridge's stocking this year. I knew about Beckett because I remembered my brothers' consulting it about the value of their baseball cards when we were little, so I thought Ridge would like to do the same thing with his cards. He read it and found out about a contest they were hosting online. The contest involved posting about Pokemon on their message board and then the company was going to choose a winner based on the posts. The contest ran through mid-January. Ridge saw the prize, a Cool Collection of Pokemon cards, and was so excited to enter and so hopeful to win. I explained what he needed to do and explained again that sometimes we win, sometimes we don't.


At first he dictated to me what he wanted to post about but since I wasn't very good at spelling the names of the Pokemon he was talking about he asked if he could just do it himself. He isn't very proficient at typing, so a short paragraph would take him forever, but he was determined and posted something almost every night.


We checked the Beckett sight often to see who won the contest and imagine my complete shock when we opened the message boards and saw this:


I was so excited for him I told him that when the package came I would come and get him if it came while he was at school. Yesterday was the big day, the package arrived! We did a rough estimate and he won about 700 Pokemon cards. Hooray for Ridge!


13 comments:

Sally said...

Wow!! Good job Ridge man! Definitely a major prize. Too bad it's not a leg lamp. :)

Pamela said...

I was just talking about leg lamps yesterday!

Great job Ridge!

Tricia said...

Wow, that's awesome. I am so not showing my boys this post.

Sally said...

Ridge -

THAT IS AWESOME! I'm so happy for you. I don't think I've ever won ANYTHING ever - what a great feeling. You sure on dedicated and it paid off. My brother loved Pokemon when he was younger. They're cool cards. Have a great time with your stash!

-Sally

curly girl said...

That is seriously AWESOME!!! Way to go to both of ya!

Does this mean he won't be motivated to practice piano anymore, though?!?

Cammi said...

Yay for Ridge - that is great!!

Lynne said...

WOW Ridge! You are the perfect person for a prize like this! I'm happy for you! Love, Grandma

Torrie said...

that is so cool!
chastin would love that!

kelly said...

lucky boy!
sounds like he worked hard for that prize.
how exciting!

Marc said...

As a longtime reader of Beckett Price Guide for my beloved baseball cards, I am deeply moved by this prize winner! :)
Way to go Ridge!!!!!!

Shannon said...

That is the coolest thing I have heard in a long time...congratulations, Ridge! :)

Alexis said...

This is great! any chance we can see a copy of Ridge's post?

K. Laura said...

That is sooo awesome Ridge! We want to know what you posted that was so amazing that it beat out every other contestant. Luke and Kate think you are cool!