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Players & Picks For the All-Star MVP Contest!!!

Players & Picks For the All-Star MVP Contest!!!

Alright Guys, you’ve all made your selections. Now the only thing left to do is sit back and watch the greatest exhibition in sports tonight!

Here is a snapshot of the players in the contest and the All-Stars representing them:

Player Pick
shawn david wright
hackenbush miguel cabrera
the lost collector robinson cano
irondequoit36 chris davis
commishbob manny machado
swirly007 andrew mccutchen
victor dascanio pedro alvarez
jeff freddie freeman
jeff s bryce harper
jared willden david ortiz
mgrlvr brandon phillips
jeff buster posey
john deane adam jones
sanjosefuji yadier molina
connorhoopman adam jones (OUT)
stealing home carlos gonzalez
ag mike trout
pat weber prince fielder
ron churchwell joe mauer
brian c domonic brown
matt wilson allen craig
superduperman99 matt carpenter
daniel wilson paul goldschmidt
tom siegler michael cuddyer
gerad carlos beltran
q mariano rivera
rich justin verlander

Enjoy the game everyone – I will have a post announcing the winner of the contest tomorrow morning!!!

And don’t forget that this is the prize you’re all fighting for:

ASG MVP Contest

See you tomorrow.

Time To Unveil The ‘HR Derby’ Winner!!!

Time To Unveil The ‘HR Derby’ Winner!!!

And the winner of my ‘HR Derby’ contest is – JEFF B!!!

With 25 Home Runs selected, JEFF B came the closest to the total number of home runs hit in the majors on Wednesday which was 26.

Congratulations, JEFF B!!! I will send you an email so I can get your address so I can mail out your cards.

Here is a look at how the scoring broke down:

Game HR Tally
MIN/ATL 5
CIN/NYM 1
LAD/MIL 2
OAK/TEX 2
ARI/COL 1
WAS/SF 1
TAM/TOR 2
DET/CLE 3
CHC/PIT 0
SEA/LAA 0
NYY/BAL 5
PHI/MIA 1
BOS/CHI 1
KC/HOU 1
SLT/SAN 1
  26

And here is a peek out how the players did compared to the final tally:

Player
# Of HRs
justin 12
pat weber 14
matt w 16
q 23
jeff b 25
jared willden 27
john h 27 (out)
madding 28
ethan p 29
ag 30
sanjosefuji 31
rob 32
irondequoit36 33
superduperman99 34
john (cards) 35
tom s 36
victor 43

 

And one last look at the prize:

2013 Heritage Lot

Big thanks to everyone that participated in this contest. The next one is just around the corner… Stay tuned.

Players & Picks For 30-Year Old Cardboard’s “HR Derby”

Players & Picks For 30-Year Old Cardboard’s “HR Derby”

Alright Guys, you’ve all made your selections. Now the only thing left to do is sit back and watch the greatest exhibition in sports tonight!

Here is a snapshot of the players in the contest and the All-Stars representing them:

Player # Of HRs
justin 12
pat weber 14
matt w 16
q 23
jeff b 25
jared willden 27
john h 27 (out)
madding 28
ethan p 29
ag 30
sanjosefuji 31
rob 32
irondequoit36 33
superduperman99 34
john (cards) 35
tom s 36
victor 43

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Enjoy the game everyone – I will have a post announcing the winner of the contest tomorrow morning!!!

And don’t forget that this is the prize you’re all fighting for:

2013 Heritage Lot

See you tomorrow.

And The Winner Of The ‘Predict The All-Star Game MVP’ Contest Is…

And The Winner Of The ‘Predict The All-Star Game MVP’ Contest Is…

ME!!!

Since nobody selected Melky Cabrera as their top choice for the MVP Award from last night’s All-Star game, the cards will stay in my collection for now.

I will certainly work on developing a few more contests over the second half of the season with these cards as the prize so come back often for a second chance.

Thanks to all that played.  And congratulations to the National League as they put an old fashioned butt-whipping on the American League.

Here is one more look at the prize that was up for grabs:

I will make them available again in the near future.

Have a nice day.  🙂

Players & Picks For the All-Star MVP Contest!!!

Players & Picks For the All-Star MVP Contest!!!

Alright Guys, you’ve all made your selections.  Now the only thing left to do is sit back and watch the greatest exhibition in sports tonight!

Here is a snapshot of the players in the contest and the All-Stars representing them:

Player Pick
Nick Joey Votto
Adam Buster Posey
Jeff Jose Bautista
Charley Carlos Beltran
Brad Chipper Jones
Ron Andrew McCutcheon
mmosley David Wright
Matt D Adam Jones
Nathan Robinson Cano
Q Starlin Castro
Gregory Mike Trout
Steve D Ryan Brayn
Travis Ian Kinsler
Spiegel83 Derek Jeter
Stealing Home Yu Darvish
Ryan Josh Hamilton
Anthony H Mike Napoli
Charlie Prince Fielder
Diamond King Paul Konerko
Matt W David Freese
Justin Bryan LaHair
Jeff G Rafael Furcal
Spankee Carlos Ruiz
Justin Curits Granderson
McGee-Fan51 Yadier Molina
Chris Matt Holiday
commishbob Matt Weiters
night owl RA Dickey
Play At The Plate Adrian Beltre
max Billy Butler
John Bryce Harper
Marcus Adam Dunn
swirly Prince Fielder
Justin Derek Jeter

Enjoy the game everyone – I will have a post announcing the winner of the contest tomorrow morning!!!

And don’t forget that this is the prize you’re all fighting for:

See you tomorrow.

 

Bo Jackson 1990 Score ‘Young Superstars’

Bo Jackson 1990 Score ‘Young Superstars’

Bo Jackson definitely belonged in the group tagged as ‘Young Superstars’ during the early years of his career in the majors.

And while he may not have had the true baseball gifts of a Barry Bonds or Barry Larkin, he was without a doubt the best athlete of the bunch.

But being a super athlete does not always guarantee baseball success – but Bo certainly had the foundation of speed, power, hand/eye coordination, and desire to give it a shot!!!

And I have to say, he built a pretty solid legacy as a result!!!

Bo Jackson 1991 Score – TRIFECTA!!!

Bo Jackson 1991 Score – TRIFECTA!!!

Call it a ‘Hat Trick’ or  a ‘Field Goal’ or a ‘Three-Bagger’ – whatever you want to call it, here are three fantastic baseball cards from the 1991 Score baseball card set that feature All-Star, Bo Jackson.

From left to right, you have Bo’s base card, his ‘Bo Breaker’ card featuring a photo of him breaking a bat over his knee after an assumed strikeout, and his ‘Master Blaster’ card that featured the greatest sluggers of the era.

Of them, my favorite happens to be the base card.  For me, Bo got too much attention when busting bats over his knee and helmet.  Even as a young guy, I wondered why he got so much attention for simply being frustrated from another strikeout…

Bo Jackson 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Bo Jackson 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best

While in his prime, Bo Jackson had one of the most powerful swings in the sport of baseball.

From a high and might front-leg kick to his lightning quick wrists – Bo could turn on a pitch as fast as any slugger in the game.  During that same time period, we saw some pretty string swings from guys like Jose Canseco, Eric Davis, George Bell, and Andre Dawson.  Bo could stand toe-to-toe with these guys when he was grooving.

Unfortunately, that kind of power tends to be geared towards fastball hitting only.  And as soon as pitchers figured out that Bo was not able to handle the off-speed stuff as well as the fastballs, they took control.

Bo Jackson struck out 872 times during his 8 years in the major leagues.  His highest tall came in 1989 when he K’ed a league leading 172 times…

Baseball’s Best?  Maybe, maybe not…

Bo Jackson 1991 Topps Stadium Club

Bo Jackson 1991 Topps Stadium Club

Bo Jackson was not the most gifted defensive outfielder in the sport.  But what Bo did have was insane speed.  And that speed allowed him to quickly correct mistakes in the field giving him chance to make plays that most others could not.

While known more for what he did at the plate and on the base paths, Bo did make some remarkable plays in the outfield – and most of them were due to his amazing athletic ability.

The 1991 Topps Stadium Club captures that pretty well…

Have a peek:

Bo Jackson 1989 Donruss

Bo Jackson 1989 Donruss

It’s a shame that this photo was so closely cropped when finalized.  I’d love to see more of the action as Bo Jackson appears to be squaring around for a bunt.

Show me the full player.  Show me the catcher.  And show me the ball if you can too…