Daily Archives: May 19, 2009

Contest Time – Dreaming Of 1986!!!

Contest Time – Dreaming Of 1986!!!

It’s time for another contest at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.  This one will focus on this weekend’s upcoming Inter-league games. 

While there are some great match-ups around the league taking place, none brings me back to my youth like the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Mets.  The World Series in 1986 is my first World Series memory and holds a special place in my heart.  Obviously the play that stands out in everyone’s mind is the grounder that Bill Buckner had roll through his legs.  But for me there was so much more….  2 young studs coming into their own in Roger Clemens and Dwight Gooden.  My favorite player at the time Wade Boggs and his incredible hitting abilities were on display for the world to see.  The Mets’ roster was packed with stars and personality – guys like Darrryl, Gary Carter, HoJo, Lenny Dykstra, Roger McDowell, Sid Fernandez, and Mookie Wilson.  Man baseball was fun back then…

Both teams are packed with stars now as well, and with both teams playing so well I think this will be a great series and should be a lot of fun to watch. 

So, here is how the contest will work.  All you have to do is submit a number into the comments field on this post.  A number?  Yes, a number.  Give me the total number of runs that you think will be scored in this 3-game series.  The reader that comes closest, without going over, is the winner!!!  Each number can only be selected 1 time, so choose quickly and wisely as available numbers will drop fast!!!  It’s just that easy. 

And now for the prizes.  The winner will get their choice of any 2 of these great autographed cards from my personal collection.  So get your picks in quickly as all numbers must be selected my midnight, Thursday the 21st.

Here are the cards you can win:


Good Luck to you all!!!