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30-YOC’s Opening Day Contest Winner Is…

30-YOC’s Opening Day Contest Winner Is…

YOUNG BLEED

On a night in which pitching ruled, and with a guess of 217 strikeouts, YOUNG BLEED was just 1 strikeout off the actual number of 218.   That’s some pretty solid guess work right there!!!

Congratulations to YOUNG BLEED!!!

Here is one more look at the prize:

2014 topps opening day

Thanks to everyone that played in my ‘5th Annual Opening Day Contest’.

The next contest is right around the corner!!!

“Opening Day Contest” – The Players & Their Picks!!!

“Opening Day Contest” – The Players & Their Picks!!!

Thanks to everyone that played – Now, let’s get down to business and ‘PLAY BALL’!!!!!

Here are the players and their picks for my ‘predict the total number of strikeouts’ from Opening Day contest.

Player # OF K’s
Irondequoit36 84
TJ 99
Daniel W 104
defgav 111
Ron 137
Q 141
Adam 144
Al K 150
Charley8 151
Mgrlvr 156
Tony L 158
Cub Den 165
Eric 170
Stealing Home 177
PATP 182
Matt 187
Greydreamland 188
Fuji 192
Petethan 200
Jeff 208
connorhoopman (OUT) 208
Young Bleed 217
Vic D 221
AGL 230
Lost Collector 240
Hackenbush 250
Tom S 260

 

And once again, a peek at the prize:

2014 topps opening day

The player that correctly predicts the number of strikeouts thrown on ‘Opening Day’, without going over, wins this lot of three 214 Topps ‘Opening Day’ packs.

Enjoy the games everyone.  The winner will be announced tomorrow!!!

 

Time To Play ’30-Year Old Cardboards’ 5th Annual ‘Opening Day Contest’!!!

Time To Play ’30-Year Old Cardboards’ 5th Annual ‘Opening Day Contest’!!!

As we all eagerly wait for the 2014 baseball season to begin, I want to start it off right.

And one way to accomplish that is to host a contest!!!  This is the fourth straight season in which I am hosting an ‘Opening Day Contest’.

Here is how it will work:

There are 13 games scheduled on Opening Day, Macrh 31.  You can review the schedule, and see the starting pitchers by clicking here.  To win this contest, you need to guess how many total strikeouts will be thrown in these 13 games.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your pick.  Once a number is taken, it cannot be used again.  The person who gets the closest, without going over, to the actual number of strikeouts tossed wins!!!

Opening Days brings out the sport’s top pitchers.  From King Felix to Chris Sale to Jose Fernandez – there will be a ton of K’s.  So, do your homework and make your selections now!!!

The winner of my ‘Opening Day Contest’ will win this:

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That’s right – 3 packs of 2014 Topps Opening Day baseball cards!!

Sound good??  Wanna play??

Then do your homework and make your picks.  All selections must be made by 8:00 PM EST on Sunday night.  I will post a list of the players and their picks on Monday morning.

Good luck everyone!!!

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.

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…

Q, aka Quentin!!!

Congratulations to Mariano Rivera and the American League on their 3-0 win in the All-Star Game.

And congratulations to reader ‘Q’ on his win for picking Rivera as the MVP of the game.

Here is one more look at the prize:

ASG MVP Contest

Thanks to all that played and the next contest at ’30-YOC’ is right around the corner.  Stay tuned!!!

Contest Time: Predict The 2013 All-Star Game MVP And WIN, WIN, WIN!!!!

Contest Time: Predict The 2013 All-Star Game MVP And WIN, WIN, WIN!!!!

The name of this contest says it all!!!
 
For this contest, I will be asking the readers to choose a player slated to play in Tuesday’s All-Star game that they feel will win the game’s Most Valuable Player award. It’s really just that simple.

The rules are easy. Each reader gets to select one player on either the American League roster to National League roster. Once a player has been selected they cannot be chosen again. I will close the selections at 10:00PM on Monday night so I can publish a final list of the readers participating in this contest and the player they’re pulling for prior to the start of the game Tuesday evening.

Sound like fun? Then get going and pick your guy. All you have to do is review the rosters and submit the name of the player you are picking into the comments section of this post.

That’s it – I told you it would be easy!!!

And the winner of this contest will get this:

ASG MVP Contest

Oh yeah, Baby!!! A 60-card lot of 2013 Topps Series 1 & 2 featuring both current and former All-Stars from both leagues!!!

Sound like a good prize to you??? I hope so!!!

So get going. Make your pick and leave it in the comments section of this post.

From there, all you have to do is and sit back and enjoy the 2013 All-Star game!!!

Thanks for playing.

30-YOC’s Opening Day Contest Winner Is…

30-YOC’s Opening Day Contest Winner Is…

DEANO!!!

With a guess of 224 strikeouts, DEANO hit the number right on the head – 224!!!! That’s some pretty solid guess work right there!!!

Congratulations to DEANO!!!

Here is one more look at the prize:

OPENING DAY CONTEST PRIZE

Thanks to everyone that played in my ‘4th Annual Opening Day Contest’.

The next contest is right around the corner!!!

“Opening Day Contest” – The Players & Their Picks!!!

“Opening Day Contest” – The Players & Their Picks!!!

Thanks to everyone that played – Now, let’s get down to business and ‘PLAY BALL’!!!!!

Here are the players and their picks for my ‘predict the total number of strikeouts’ from Opening Day contest.

Player # Of K’s
Brad 1
mgrlvr 95
Matt D 107
charley8 119
Ron Churchwell 121
cardfreak 124
thoughtsandsox 131
Jeff B 132
Ryan H 135
commishbob 140
Rob 143
Adam 144
Matt Gilman 144(OUT)
hockeykazi 146
Stealing Home 149
sanjosefuji 153
The Lost Collector 155
Mark A 157
Wayne Bradshaw 161
Brian C 167
Q 168
kenneth riddle 175
jccsst1022 176
unclemoe 182
Matt 183
HomeBrew 185
nighttimeowl 190
Victor Dascanio 201
AG 217
deano 224

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And once again, a peek at the prize:

OPENING DAY CONTEST PRIZE

The player that correctly predicts the number of strikeouts pitched on ‘Opening Day’, without going over, wins this lot of two 2013 Topps ‘Opening Day’ rack packs.

Enjoy the games everyone.  The winner will be announced tomorrow!!!