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Contest Time – ‘6th Annual Pick The Award Winners Contest’

Contest Time – ‘6th Annual Pick The Award Winners Contest’

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

I have hosted this contest for the last 5 seasons, so why not go for six in a row…

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 ballot will look something like this:

AL ROY –

NL ROY –

AL Cy –

NL Cy –

AL MVP Winner –

AL MVP 2nd

NL MVP Winner –

NL MVP 2nd

Entries are due by 10:00PM EST on Sunday 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?

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6 packs of 1988 Score baseball cards for the winner!!

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!!!

Time To Announce The Winners Of The 5th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners’ Contest!!!

Time To Announce The Winners Of The 5th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners’ Contest!!!

Wow, major league baseball sure does wait a long time to announce the winners of their regular season awards, don’t they.

I’d love to see them do it right before the World Series starts – certainly not 2-3 weeks after.

As for the contest, we have a winner that swept the field – UNCLEMOE!!!

He nailed it all – getting all of them right!!

Here is a look at the results:

Player AL ROY NL ROY AL CY NL CY AL MVP1 AL MVP2 NL MVP1 NL MVP2
Unclemoe Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Goldschmidt
Jordan Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Goldschmidt
Charley Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Kershaw
Matt D Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Carpenter
Supdupman Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Davis Cabrera Carpenter McCutchen
Fuji Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Kershaw
Jason Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Trout Cabrera McCutchen Freeman
JT Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Trout Davis Goldschmidt Carpenter
AG Myers Puig Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout Kershaw McCutchen
Matt W Myers Puig Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Goldschmidt
Q Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Molina
FiskFanatic Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Carpenter
Mgrlvr Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Molina
Ron C Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Alvarez
**30-YOC Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout Kershaw McCutchen

Congratulations to UncleMoe on his victory.  He will receive this healthy stack of cards that includes former MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year award winners.

I’d like to thank everyone for participating in this contest.  And please stay tuned to ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ all winter long.  I will have a nice handful of contests and giveaways as we march towards the start of the 2014 baseball season.

Congrats again Unlcemoe!!!

Here is one more peek at the prize:

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Here Are The Players & Their Picks For My 5th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners Contest’

Here Are The Players & Their Picks For My 5th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners Contest’

Thanks to all that got in on this one.  And good luck!!

Here are the players and their predictions for who will be walking away with the individual MLB awards that will be handed out in the coming weeks:

Player AL ROY NL ROY AL CY NL CY AL MVP1 AL MVP2 NL MVP1 NL MVP2
Unclemoe Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Goldschmidt
Jordan Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Goldschmidt
Charley Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Kershaw
Matt D Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Carpenter
Supdupman Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Davis Cabrera Carpenter McCutchen
Fuji Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Kershaw
Jason Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Trout Cabrera McCutchen Freeman
JT Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Trout Davis Goldschmidt Carpenter
AG Myers Puig Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout Kershaw McCutchen
Matt W Myers Puig Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Goldschmidt
Q Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Davis McCutchen Molina
FiskFanatic Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Carpenter
Mgrlvr Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Molina
Ron C Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout McCutchen Alvarez
**30-YOC Myers Fernandez Scherzer Kershaw Cabrera Trout Kershaw McCutchen

**You will see my picks at the bottom of the list.  They don’t count in the contest as I am not eligible for the prize, but I wanted to see how I stacked up against the competition with my selections.

Here is one more look at the prize:

Wild Card Contest

 

I’ll recap how all of this played out after the awards have been announced.

Thanks again for playing!!

 

 

Contest Time – ‘5th Annual Pick The Award Winners’

Contest Time – ‘5th Annual Pick The Award Winners’

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 four 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 the same contest again.

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, the Cy Young Awards, and the Most Valuable Player awards 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 finisher 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 ROY –

NL ROY –

AL Cy –

NL Cy –

AL MVP Winner –

AL MVP 2nd –

NL MVP Winner –

NL MVP 2nd –

Entries are due by 10:00PM EST on Wednesday so get your homework done and submit your picks so you’re eligible to win.

And what is the prize, you ask?

How about this?  A large lot of cards that includes, but is not limited to, players that have won Rookie Of The Year Awards, Cy Young Awards, and MVP Awards too!!!

Wild Card Contest

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

I will post a list of all of the participants on Thursday morning with their selections.

And as soon as all of the regular season awards are handed out, I will announce the winner.

Good Luck and as always, ‘Thanks for reading’!!

Time To Announce The Winners Of The 4th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners’ Contest!!!

Time To Announce The Winners Of The 4th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners’ Contest!!!

Wow, major league baseball sure does wait a long time to announce the winners of their regular season awards, don’t they.

I’d love to see them do it right before the World Series starts – certainly not 2-3 weeks after.

As for the contest, we have a tie!!!

2 players came very close to turning in perfect ballots.

Here is a look at the results:

Player Points AL ROY NL ROY AL Cy NL Cy AL MVP 1 AL MVP 2 NL MVP 1 NL MVP 2
Brian 13 Trout Harper Price Dickey Cabrera Hamilton Posey Braun
Matt W 13 Trout Harper Price Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Justin 12 Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey Braun
Drew 12 Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey Braun
Jacob(Max) 11 Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Charley 11 Trout Miley Price Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Travis 11 Trout Frazier Price Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Matt D 11 Trout Harper Price Gonzalez Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Chunter 11 Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Irondequit36 10 Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Verlander Posey McCutchen
Jacob 9 Trout Miley Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
GCRL 9 Trout Harper Verlander Gonzalez Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Diamond   King 9 Trout Miley Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
*30-YOC 9 Trout Harper Weaver Dickey Cabrera Trout Braun Posey
Jordan 7 Trout MIley Verlander Kimbrel Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Gregory 7 Trout Harper Verlander Kershaw Trout Cabrera Posey Braun

Congratulations to Brian & Matt W on their victories.  Both of them will receive 2 packs of 2012 Topps Update for their prize.

I’d like to thank everyone for participating in this contest.  And please stay tuned to ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ all winter long.  I will have a ton of contests and giveaways as we march towards the start of the 2013 baseball season.

Congrats again to Brian & Matt W.

Here is one more look at the prize:

Here Are The Players & Their Picks For My 4th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners Contest’

Here Are The Players & Their Picks For My 4th Annual ‘Predict The Award Winners Contest’

Thanks to all that got in on this one.  And good luck!!

Here are the players and their predictions for who will be walking away with the individual MLB awards that will be handed out in the coming weeks:

Player AL ROY NL ROY AL Cy NL Cy AL MVP 1 AL MVP 2 NL MVP 1 NL MVP 2
Jacob Trout Miley Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Jordan Trout MIley Verlander Kimbrel Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Gregory Trout Harper Verlander Kershaw Trout Cabrera Posey Braun
Irondequit36 Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Verlander Posey McCutchen
Jacob(Max) Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
GCRL Trout Harper Verlander Gonzalez Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Charley Trout Miley Price Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Travis Trout Frazier Price Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Matt D Trout Harper Price Gonzalez Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Justin Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey Braun
Brian Trout Harper Price Dickey Cabrera Hamilton Posey Braun
Drew Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey Braun
Diamond King Trout Miley Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Matt W Trout Harper Price Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
Chunter Trout Harper Verlander Dickey Cabrera Trout Posey McCutchen
*30-YOC Trout Harper Weaver Dickey Cabrera Trout Braun Posey

*You will see my picks at the bottom of the list.  They don’t count in the contest as I am not eligible for the prize, but I wanted to see how I stacked up against the competition with my selections.

Here is one more look at the prize:

I’ll recap how all of this played out after the awards have been announced.

Have a nice day!

Contest Time – ‘4th Annual Pick The Award Winners’

Contest Time – ‘4th Annual Pick The Award Winners’

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 the same contest again.

Onto 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 ROY –

NL ROY –

AL Cy –

NL Cy –

AL MVP Winner –

AL MVP 2nd

NL MVP Winner –

NL MVP 2nd

Entries are due by 8:00PM EST on Sunday 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?  4 packs of 2012 Topps Update baseball cards!!

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

I will post a list of all of the participants on Monday with their selections.

Good Luck!!

30-YOC’s ‘Award Winners’ Contest Winner Is….

30-YOC’s ‘Award Winners’ Contest Winner Is….

Alright gang, the hardware has all been given out so now it is my turn to pass out a prize.

Congratulations to CHUNTER!!!

Here are the official standings:

Player Pts NL ROY AL ROY NY CY AL CY NL MVP NL MVP 2ND AL MVP AL MVP 2ND
Chunter 13 Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Bautista
Matt D 11 Freeman Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Cabrera
Q 11 Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Verlander
Josh 11 Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Ellsbury
**30-YOC 11 Kimbrel Hosmer Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Granderson
Zach 10 Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Granderson Verlander
Jacob 9 Kimbrel Hellickson Halladay Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Bautista
Jordan 9 Kimbrel Pineda Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Granderson
John B 9 Kimbrel Hosmer Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Ellsbury
Tommy D 9 Kimbrel Trumbo Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Verlander
Lost Coll. 8 Kimbrel Walden Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Bautista
Night Owl 7 Kimbrel Pineda Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Granderson Ellsbury
Charley 7 Kimbrel Walden Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Granderson Ellsbury
Jason 7 Kimbrel Nova Kershaw Verlander Fielder Kemp Granderson Verlander
Caelleai 6 Kimbrel Trumbo Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Cabrera Bautista

Congratulations to Chunter!!!  And one more look at the prize:

Thanks to all that played.  And stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ during the offseason as I have a bunch of contests and giveaways planned to entertain you until pitchers and catcher report for Spring duty!!!

Thanks.

 

 

’30-YOC Top Ten’ – Top 10 Stars From The 2011 World Series

’30-YOC Top Ten’ – Top 10 Stars From The 2011 World Series

I couldn’t do this list last Sunday because I wanted to get my ‘Pick The Award Winners’ contest up and going.  Lucky for me, the results of the 2011 World Series are entrenched in my brain.

As we all know, David Freese won the World Series MVP award.  I like the pick, but I do think that there were a few players that were more deserving of that honor.

So, here is my ‘Top Ten Stars From The 2011 World Series’ list.  You may or may not agree with my selections, or the order of them, and that is fine.  But years from now when I think back to this amazing 7-game series, these are the guys that I think that I will remember most.

Honorable Mention – Josh Hamilton, Chris Carpenter, Adrian Beltre, Rafael Furcal, Lance Lynn, Alexi Ogando, Jason Motte, and Michael Young.

10 – Ron Washington – I love his animated personality from the dugout.  He would be a fun guy to play for.

9 – Ian Kinsler – I like lead-off hitters and I think he was the best one of the playoffs.  He offers a great blend of contact and power hitting.

8 – Derek Holland – His performance in Game 4 was stellar.  And his impersonation of Harry Caray was pretty good too.

7 – Alan Craig – Great story for such a young player.  He played like a veteran throughout the series and was the best bench player that St. Louis had.

6 – Lance Berkman – It was great to see the old guy get it done so consistently at the plate.  I am older than Berkman, but that beard did not help his cause…

5 – David Freese – He offered us some great heroics – from game-winning home runs to lead saving plays in the field.  It was nice to see a local guy from STL get the home crowd support like he did.

4 – Yadier Molina – I knew that he was good, but few catchers stand out anymore.  He is among the best at his position and I have a new respect for him as a player.  Arguably the best catcher in the game today!!

3 – Albert Pujols – It is a shame that Pujols’ 3-HR game has been overshadowed.  But this is a team sport, and on the night of Game 3, Pujols propelled his team to victory single-handidly.

2 – Mike Napoli – Talk about consistent, he was the team’s best hitter and defender through the entire series.  And that throw to third to nab Holliday was uber-impressive – from his knees!!!

1 – Nelson Cruz – Cruz instantly became a star during the post-season.  And his home run tear puts him in an elite class.  It goes to show that anyone has the chance to shine on this stage, and his home run barrage will live on as one of the greatest offensive World Series performances of  all-time!!!

And there you have it, my recollection of the best World Series match-up that I have seen in a very long time.  Filled with solid pitching, great offense, and drama, 2011’s World Series was an instant classic!!!

30-Year Old Cardboard’s ‘Pick The Award Winners Contest’ – The Players And Their Picks

30-Year Old Cardboard’s ‘Pick The Award Winners Contest’ – The Players And Their Picks

I cannot wait for this one to get going.  The 2011 major league baseball award winners will start getting announced right around November 14th and based on who you all have selected as your winners, this contest is wide open for everyone to win!!

Good luck to you all.  Here is a list of the player and their picks:

Player NL ROY AL ROY NY CY AL CY NL MVP NL MVP 2ND AL MVP AL MVP 2ND
Jacob Kimbrel Hellickson Halladay Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Bautista
Lost Coll. Kimbrel Walden Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Bautista
Jordan Kimbrel Pineda Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Granderson
Zach Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Granderson Verlander
Matt D Freeman Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Cabrera
Night Owl Kimbrel Pineda Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Granderson Ellsbury
Q Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Verlander
Charley Kimbrel Walden Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Granderson Ellsbury
John B Kimbrel Hosmer Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Ellsbury
Josh Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Verlander Ellsbury
Jason Kimbrel Nova Kershaw Verlander Fielder Kemp Granderson Verlander
Tommy D Kimbrel Trumbo Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Elsbury Verlander
Chunter Kimbrel Hellickson Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Bautista
Caelleai Kimbrel Trumbo Kershaw Verlander Kemp Braun Cabrera Bautista
**30-YOC Kimbrel Hosmer Kershaw Verlander Braun Kemp Verlander Granderson

And just as a reminder, you could win this 1983 Donruss Tony Gwynn rookie card if you have the most correct selections.