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And The Winner Of The ‘Expansion Era Contest’ Is…

And The Winner Of The ‘Expansion Era Contest’ Is…

Reader, Q!!!

That’s right, ‘Q’ properly named all three of the managers voted into the Hall of Fame on the ‘Expansion Era’ ballot earning himself a 50/50 shot at the grand prize of more than 150 cards from the 2013 Topps Update set.

One other player, JT, correctly named the three electees – Cox, Torre, and LaRussa.  But, it was ‘Q’ whose name was chosen on Random.com as the winner.

Here is a look at he final rankings:

Player Points Concepcion Cox Garvey John LaRussa Martin Miller Parker Quisenberry Simmons Steinbrenner Torre
Justin 2   x x   x             x
Jason 0   x       x         x x
DJ 2   x                   x
GCRL 2   x x   x             x
Superduperman 2   x     x           x  
Q 3   x     x             x
Matt W 0 x x                    
Eric 1     x   x             x
JT 3   x     x             x
AG 0                        
JT 2   x                   x
Ron C 1   x     x   x     x   x
Hackenbush 0                        
Henry 1 x             x       x
Defgav 0   x     x x x x       x
Jeff 1   x                    
Diamond King 2   x     x              
Mgrlvr 2   x     x           x x
Daniel W 1   x     x   x       x x
Bo R 0                        
**30-YOC 1         x              

And here is one more look at the prize:

Expansion Era Contest Prize

Congrats again go out to ‘Q’.

And thanks to all that played.  This will wrap up my contest season for 2013, but I already have something very cool up my sleeve for the first contest of 2014 so please stay tuned for that!!!

 

Players & Their Picks For The ‘Expansion Era Contest’

Players & Their Picks For The ‘Expansion Era Contest’

Ok everyone, in just a few short hours the National Baseball Hall Of Fame will be announcing who, if any, will be part of the 2014 Hall of Fame Class from the 12 former players and managers on the ‘Expansion Era Ballot’.

Here is one more look at the twelve that are eligible:

  • Dave Concepcion
  • Bobby Cox
  • Steve Garvey
  • Tommy John
  • Tony LaRussa
  • Billy Martin
  • Marvin Miller
  • Dave Parker
  • Dan Quisenberry
  • Ted Simmons
  • George Steinbrenner
  • Joe Torre

And now, here are the players and picks for the contest.

Player Concepcion Cox Garvey John LaRussa Martin Miller Parker Quisenberry Simmons Steinbrenner Torre
Justin x x x x
Jason x x x x
DJ x x
GCRL x x x x
Superduperman x x x
Q x x x
Matt W x x
Eric x x x
JT x x x
AG
JT x x
Ron C x x x x x
Hackenbush
Henry x x x
Defgav x x x x x x
Jeff x
Diamond King x x
Mgrlvr x x x x
Daniel W x x x x x
Bo R
**30-YOC x

Tomorrow morning I will announce the winner of the contest.

Here is one more look at the prize:

Expansion Era Contest Prize

Good luck everyone.

CONTEST TIME: Who From The Expansion Era Ballot Gets Elected To The HOF???

CONTEST TIME: Who From The Expansion Era Ballot Gets Elected To The HOF???

The title of this post says it all.

And on Monday, December 9, we will know the answers to the question.

But, in the meantime, we can make our predictions and have a prize for the players that guess correctly, can’t we??  I think we can!!!

So, here is how this will work.  Review the 12 names on the ‘Expansion Era Ballot’ and submit your picks for who you think will be selected from this list and elected into the Baseball Hall Of Fame with the class of 2014.  You can pick as many players as you wish, or if you don’t think anyone will be chosen, you may state ‘none’.  Either way, if you get the picks correct, you can win.  Each correct selection will earn you 1 point.  UPDATED RULE SUBMIT AT 10:33PM – Be careful with your picks, because a wrong selection will deduct one point from your tally.  And if we have multiple players with the same number of points after the positives and negatives are counted, those names will be thrown into an online list randomizer and a winner be selected from that smaller group.

Sound like fun?

Sweet!  Here is the list of eligible entrants:

  • Dave Concepcion
  • Bobby Cox
  • Steve Garvey
  • Tommy John
  • Tony LaRussa
  • Billy Martin
  • Marvin Miller
  • Dave Parker
  • Dan Quisenberry
  • Ted Simmons
  • George Steinbrenner
  • Joe Torre

Ok, now get going and make your picks.  To be eligible for this contest, all picks must be submit as a comment on this post.  All picks must be posted by Sunday at 8:00PM and I will provide a list of all of the players and their selections on Monday morning.

Wanna see what you’re playing for??

How about a healthy stack of cards from the 2013 Topps Update set??

Expansion Era Contest Prize

Yep, over 150 cards from the set – there are rookie cards, All-Star cards, and everything in between included.  And they can all be yours – so make your picks now!!!

Good Luck, everyone.

Jay Bruce Wins ‘MVP For A Day’!!!

Jay Bruce Wins ‘MVP For A Day’!!!

Another contest is in the books. And another winner has been crowned.

Jay Bruce has won the ’30-YOC’ contest ‘MVP For A Day’.

And that means that Mick Fordman has captured the top prize in this edition of ‘MVP For A Day’.

Here is one more look at the prize:

MVP CONTEST PRIZE

And here is the full results of the contest:

Player Pick Points
Fordman (Mick) Jay Bruce 58
commishbob Chris Davis 33
Irondequoit36 Edwin Encarnacion 33
Fuji Kurt Suzuki 25
Matt D Andrew McCutchen 23
Stealing Home Andre Ethier 18
Q Mike Trout 13
**30-YOC Giancarlo Stanton 13
Wrigley Regular Joey Votto 5
AG Buster Posey 5
Deano Jarrod Saltalamachia 5
Brian C Paul Goldschmidt 0
mgrlvr Miguel Cabrera 0
Gerad Yadier Molina 0
Charley8 Adrian Gonzalez 0
Ron C Brian Dozier 0
Matt Wilson Matt Holliday 0
Rob Nate McClouth 0
Nick Yasiel Puig -2
jaredwillden David Ortiz -5
Victor Pedro Alvarez -5
John H Austin Jackson -10

Thanks again to all that played.

I believe that I will have one more contest/giveaway before the season ends so please stay tuned for that!!!

‘MVP For A Day’ – Contest Players & Their Picks For August 28, 2013

‘MVP For A Day’  – Contest Players & Their Picks For August 28, 2013

Alright, everyone. Wednesday’s baseball action will get under way in a few hours.

Below is a list of the player that have entered the contest as well as the big leaguer that they are hoping becomes the ‘MVP For A Day’.

Player Pick
Brian C Paul Goldschmidt
mgrlvr Miguel Cabrera
commishbob Chris Davis
Wrigley Regular Joey Votto
Gerad Yadier Molina
Q Mike Trout
Nick Yasiel Puig
jaredwillden David Ortiz
Irondequoit36 Edwin Encarnacion
Matt D Andrew McCutchen
Charley8 Adrian Gonzalez
Fuji Kurt Suzuki
AG Buster Posey
Victor Pedro Alvarez
Stealing Home Andre Ethier
Ron C Brian Dozier
Fordman (Mick) Jay Bruce
Matt Wilson Matt Holliday
John H Austin Jackson
Deano Jarrod Saltalamachia
Rob Nate McClouth
**30-YOC Giancarlo Stanton

You see my entry in the last line of the players.  I’m not eligible to win, but I wanted to throw my entry into the hat so I can track Stanton versus the other guys.

And here is one more look at the prize!

MVP CONTEST PRIZE

Enjoy the games!!! We’ll know who the winner is after today’s action is through!!

Contest Time: ‘MVP For A Day’

Contest Time: ‘MVP For A Day’

OK, time for another round of ‘MVP For A Day’ with ’30-Year Old Cardboard.

This one will be just as much fun as the others!!!

‘MVP for a Day’ goes like this. You select one hitter that you feel will be the most valuable player for the day. On Wednesday, the 28th, there are 15 games taking place – you can review the schedule here. Pick the one player that you think will be the most valuable to their team.

Here are the rules:

  1. The player must be an offensive player(no pitchers allowed)
  2. Once a player is selected, he is off of the boards and cannot be picked again
  3. All picks must be submit into the comments section of this post no later than 9:00 PM EST on Tuesday

Here is how the scores will be tallied:

  1. Hits = 5 points each
  2. Home Runs = 8 points each
  3. RBI = 10 points each
  4. Walks = 3 points each
  5. Stolen Base = 8 points each
  6. Strikeouts = (-5) Points each

So take your time, but not too much time, and review the schedules. And get your picks in so we can choose Wednesday’s ‘MVP For A Day’!!!

And now for the prize…

MVP CONTEST PRIZE

A healthy assortment of MVP and Hall of Famers!!!

Now study those match-ups and make your selections!!!  I’ll publish a list of all of the players and their picks on Wednesday morning.

Good Luck.

Chris Davis Wins ‘MVP For A Day’

Chris Davis Wins ‘MVP For A Day’

Another contest is in the books. And another winner has been crowned.

Chris Davis has won the ’30-YOC’ contest ‘MVP For A Day’.

And that means that irondequoit36 has captured the top prize in this edition of ‘MVP For A Day’.

Here is one more look at the prize:

87 TOPPS RACK LOT 1

And here is the full results of the contest:

Player Pick Points
irondequoit36 Chris Davis 81
commishbob Adam Jones 40
pat Yadier Molina 33
matt h Yasiel Puig 31
thorzul Nelson Cruz 30
matt d Manny Machado 26
tom s Wil Myers 25
sport card collectors Miguel Cabrera 23
ryan Carlos Gonzalez 18
unclemoe Jacoby Ellsbury 10
gerad Carlos Beltran 8
matt w Mike Trout 8
lost collector Robinson Cano 8
rog Buster Posey 8
rick Nick Markakis 7
victor Garret Jones 5
shane k Edwin Encarnacion 5
jared David Ortiz 5
ron c Giancarlo Stanton 3
charley Carlos Gomez 3
jeff b Freddie Freeman 1
dj Jean Segura 0
jacobmrley David Wright 0
jason Pedro Alvarez -2
mgrlvr Andrew McCutchen -5
brian c Dustin Pedroia -5
ag Yoenis Cespedes -5
jeff p Starlin Castro -5
travis r Paul Goldschmidt -5
john h Prince Fielder -7
q Justin Upton -10

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Thanks again to all that played. And stay tuned as my next contest is right around the corner.

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‘MVP For A Day’ – Contest Players & Their Picks For June 19, 2013

‘MVP For A Day’  – Contest Players & Their Picks For June 19, 2013

Alright, everyone. Wednesday’s baseball action will get under way in a few hours.

Below is a list of the player that have entered the contest as well as the big leaguer that they are hoping becomes the ‘MVP For A Day’.

Player Pick
mgrlvr Andrew McCutchen
victor Garret Jones
jeff b Freddie Freeman
brian c Dustin Pedroia
gerad Carlos Beltran
jason Pedro Alvarez
matt w Mike Trout
matt d Manny Machado
lost collector Robinson Cano
unclemoe Jacoby Ellsbury
rog Buster Posey
shane k Edwin Encarnacion
tom s Wil Myers
jared David Ortiz
irondequoit36 Chris Davis
dj Jean Segura
matt h Yasiel Puig
commishbob Adam Jones
sport card collectors Miguel Cabrera
ag Yoenis Cespedes
ron c Giancarlo Stanton
jeff p Starlin Castro
travis r Paul Goldschmidt
ryan Carlos Gonzalez
john h Prince Fielder
pat Yadier Molina
q Justin Upton
rick Nick Markakis
thorzul Nelson Cruz
charley Carlos Gomez
jacobmrley David Wright

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And don’t forget the prize that is up for grabs!!!

87 TOPPS RACK LOT 1

Enjoy the games!!! We’ll know who the winner is after today’s action is through!!

Contest Time – ‘Home Run Derby’

Contest Time – ‘Home Run Derby’

We’ve all see the ‘Home Run Derby’ before, but trust me this is not like ESPN’s version.

It is however the theme for this contest.

So, here is the deal – There are 15 major league baseball games being played on Wednesday, May 22nd. To win this contest, simply predict the total number of home runs hit on this day and win!!

Review the schedules now and make your selection.  Once a total home run tally is selected it is off the boards and cannot be chosen again.

Here is a peek at the games for Wednesday’s schedule; study it closely and submit your pick into the comments section of his post.

What’s up for grabs this time around???

How about a sweet lot of 2013 Topps Heritage baseball cards??

Have a look:

2013 Heritage Lot

NICE!!!

I will keep the entry window for this contest open until 9:00 PM on Tuesday so I have enough time to put all of the info together and post a final list of the players and their picks on Wednesday morning before any of the action takes place?

Sound good?

Great.  Get going and make your pick now!!!

Evan Longoria Wins ‘MVP For A Day’

 Evan Longoria Wins ‘MVP For A Day’

Another contest is in the books. And another winner has been crowned.

Evan Longoria has won the ’30-YOC’ contest ‘MVP For A Day’.

And that means that Tom Siegler has captured the top prize in this edition of ‘MVP For A Day’.

Here is one more look at the prize:

Contest Prize

And here is the full results of the contest:

Player Pick Points Earned
tom siegler Evan Longoria 63
irondequoit36 Ian Kinsler 55
jt Jay Bruce 36
gerad Carlos Beltran 35
travis rowe Dustin Pedroia 35
anthony hughes Josh Hamilton 35
rob Manny Machado 33
jon Carlos Gomez 20
victor dascanio Starling Marte 15
spiegel83 Adrian Gonzalez 15
doug Miguel Cabrera 15
sanjosefuji Buster Posey 15
q Justin Upton 13
mgrlvr Andrew McCutchen 10
matt wilson Mike Trout 10
unclemoe Rajai Davis 8
mark a Michael Cuddyer 8
ron churchwell Yoenis Cespedes 5
ag Adam Jones 5
the dimwit Jose Altuve 0
marcus Chase Headley 0
stealing home Carl Crawford 0
wayne Brian McCann 0
brian c Will Middlebrooks 0
newcollector Troy Tulowitzki 0
deano Jacoby Ellsbury -2
dhoff Prince Fielder -2
hockeykazi Brett Lawrie -5
charley8 Carlos Gonzalez -5
brad Ryan Howard -5
adam Robinson Cano -10
jaredwillden David Ortiz -10
jason Joey Votto -10
jeff pedersen Starlin Castro -10
play at the plate Nelson Cruz -15

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Thanks again to all that played. And stay tuned as my next contest is right around the corner. 

🙂