Daily Archives: October 30, 2011

Contest Time – ‘3rd Annual Pick The Award Winners Contest’

Contest Time – ‘3rd Annual Pick The Award Winners Contest’

Yep.  Another fun contest being held by your good friend at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

I did this contest at the end of the last three seasons and it was very fun to see who everyone was predicting to win the post-season awards.  So this year I’ll be holding a similar contest with just a slight change in how it will be played.

On to the rules.  To qualify for the contest all you have to do is select who you think will win the Rookie Of The Year awards, Cy Young Awards, and Most Valuable Player award in both leagues.  Each correct answer will earn you 2 points.  To make things interesting, I will also award an additional point if you correctly name the second place player for the 2 MVP awards.  In total you have to submit 8 players and designate who will finish in first and second place in the MVP race.

A correct entry will look something like this:



AL Cy –

NL Cy –

AL MVP Winner –

AL MVP 2nd

NL MVP Winner –

NL MVP 2nd

Entries are due by midnight on Wednesday so get your homework done and submit your picks quickly so you’re eligible to win.

And what is the prize, you ask?

How about this?  A 1983 Donruss Tony Gwynn Rookie Card!!!!

Great prize, huh??   Yeah, I thought you would like it!!!

Sound like fun?  Then submit your picks into the comments section of this post.  Good Luck!!!

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection

Of all of the cards that I have captured and shown off to you during this month of October, this one ranks near the top of my favorites.

Beautifully done, this card features Reggie during his first stint with the Oakland A’s.  And I have to say that this was one of my favorite periods during Reggie’s career.  His talent was obvious, and even while not getting along with the team’s owner and management, he was able to become an All-Star, MVP, and multi-time World Series champion!!!

Here is the card:

Nice, huh?

I am especially digging the Gold accents peppered throughout!!!

Mike Schmidt 2011 Topps Lineage

Mike Schmidt 2011 Topps Lineage

Here is another beauty that I picked up from the 2011 Topps Lineage set.

This one happens to feature Hall of Famer, Mike Schmidt.  And it captures his mighty backswing…

Have a look:

I like how the colors of the frame Topps used works with the Maroon of Schmidt’s Phillies uniform.

Oh my, I cannot believe that I just said ‘like’ and ‘Phillies’ in the same uniform.  I need to get some rest!!!

Wade Boggs 1986 & 1987 Donruss Jumbo All-Star Cards

Wade Boggs 1986 & 1987 Donruss Jumbo All-Star Cards

Hey, time for a nice ‘oddball’ for the Wade Boggs collection.

Make that two, actually…

The cards are from the ‘Jumbo’ sets from the 1986 and 1987 Donruss brands.

Take a look at the check swing by Boggs on his 1986 Donruss Jumbo – great work by the photographer to capture that moment at the plate!!!