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Friday, November 20, 2009

Random contest: three more entries

Anthony K., grcl and Mark's Ephemera NicoLax24 are in. check later tonight (probably after 7, but before Sherlock Holmes comes on my local PBS station) for a chance at the last three slots in the contest.

Ok, three more entries up for grabs. If you don't know what's going on, go here, but don't dilly dally because the first three to post that they want an entry are in. 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).

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.
  1. Hi #
  2. Tigers - Mad Guru
  3. Corrected
  4. Rangers - Play At The Plate
  5. Brewers - grcl
  6. Red Sox
  7. Fleer
  8. Tiny Baseball Glove - Madding
  9. Donruss
  10. Orioles
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: Next chance to get a slot in the contest will be sometime before I go to bed.


gcrl said...

i'm in

dayf said...

Anthony K is in even though he commented on the wrong post. My fault for not being clear.

Anthony K. said...
Hopping in for the 4-6 slots.

Hope i can get in ;)

November 20, 2009 11:18 AM

Mark's Ephemera said...

I'm in, too. Email later.

dayf said...

That's three, get in your choices guys...

gcrl said...

here are my picks:

1. brewers
2. manufacturer: donruss
year: 1990
team: indians
sport: wrestling
individual player: albert belle
weirdness: television

NicoLax24 said...

darn darn darn, I kept updating the other post thinking that you would comment that the next few were open.

NicoLax24 said...

Hey, I posted on the other post at 11:22, does that get me anywhere since it was before the third person for this round? Maybe a spot by default in the next group?
gcrl @ 11:19
Anthony @ 11:18
Me @ 11:22
Mark' ephemera @ 11:24

dayf said...

You are correct. I saw Mark's post in gmail before yours because you posted twice. Sorry Mark, NicoLax beat you by two minutes.

NicoLax24 said...
Darn, the one morning that I don't check the blogger dashboard. A spot in 4-6 would be nice though
November 20, 2009 11:22 AM

night owl said...

God, I am so confused.

dayf said...

You and me both, brother!

NicoLax24 said...

Thanks for the nod Dayf.

My picks are:

Package: Orioles
Manufacturer: Donruss
Year: 1989
Team: Orioles
Sport: Football
Individual player: Dwight Evans
Weirdness: checklists