UPDATE: All the slots are taken. I'm waiting on a pack choice from White Sox Cards and a pack and categories from Anthony K. If I don't get them by 6:00pm tomorrow, I'll open those spots up again.
Bo, White Sox Cards and Mark's Ephemera are in. If you want to get in on the action , go bribe Tribe Cards to give you his slot. Incredibly complex calculations shall now take place and I'll start posting once all packs have been chosen.
Last three entries are open starting now. If you don't know what's going on, go here.
If you want in, COME BACK HERE and post in THESE comments that you want a slot in the contest. No more confusion for me, no siree bob.
Remember to post first, pick later and to make sure that you read the rules when you make your choices (for example on the category "Sport other than baseball" don't choose baseball).
Still waiting for a pack choice from Anthony K. The 10th slot in the contest belongs to David from Tribe Cards. Go post that comment quickly now...
1) Pick a random pack.
There are ten random packs, they are differentiated by the stickers David put on them. Pick one and one only. Ones in Bold have already been picked.
- Hi # - Mark's Ephemera
- Tigers - Mad Guru
- Corrected - Bo
- Rangers - Play At The Plate
- Brewers - grcl
- Red Sox - Anthony K.
- Fleer - Tribe Cards
- Tiny Baseball Glove - Madding
- Donruss - White Sox Cards
- Orioles - NicoLax24
2) Choose your categories:
Make one guess as to what you think is in the pack for each of these categories:
Card Manufacturer: Any card manufacturer ever. Topps, Upper Deck, Donruss, Fleer, Score, Pro Set, Skybox, Inkworks, Leaf, Play Ball, U.S. Caramel, American Tobacco Company, you pick whichever one you want.
Year card was made: This is pretty self explanatory. While it's technically possible that there could be an Allen & Ginter card from 1888 in there, it's not all that likely.
Team: Any team from any sport. Literally any sport. If you want to choose the New Zealand All Blacks or the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, you go for it.
Sport other than baseball : I'll make this easy on you and give you a choice of sports here.Football, Basketball, Hockey, Racing, Wrestling, Boxing, Soccer, Tennis, Poker.That should account for most of the licensed card products out there. Choose one. If you pick anything else, you get zero points.
Individual player: Again, any player, any sport. I'll be up front with you, most of these cards are from baseball junk wax so choose wisely.
Weirdness: Choose from one of these categories:Television, Movies, Music, Comics, History, Checklists, Junk Ads. Some of these will be subjective, In border line cases I am the judge and what I say is final. For example, if there is card of a movie star from the American Heritage set, that card goes in History, not Movies. A card from the Coca-Cola Collection is a Junk Ad as is a Topps ad for a puffy letter sweatshirt. If it's a movie based on a comic book it goes in Movies. Get it? Got it? Good.
One thing to remember here is that there is a prize for the lowest number of points so if you want to try to shoot the moon, go for it. One caveat: if more than one contestant makes some outlandish guesses and ends up with a score of 0, the player with the lowest score greater than zero gets the prize.
3) Send me your choices:
You can post them in the comments or e-mail me, I don't care which. The important thing it so get a slot first, then send me your picks. If you spend a half hour making your picks and three people get the slot before you, better luck next time. If you don't have a slot and make picks anyway I'll delete 'em.
Ok that's everything.
First three to comment on this post are in: Once I get everyone's choices I'll start tallying up scores and posting results.