Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Contest!

I hope you all had a safe and happy New Year's Eve and that 2010 is better in every way than 2009. I celebrated safely tucked away at work and let the crazies have the roads all to themselves. By the time this is posted, I will have driven safely home while the "happy" people are still sleeping off the indulgences of last night. In honor of our new year, I'm going to have a little contest.
Back on December 15th, I wrote a post about my mother-in-law and some discounted blasters she purchased for me. I said I was going to save one of those blasters for a contest on January 1st so here it is. Here is the blaster:

This is one of those "World's Greatest Card Chase" blasters. It cost $9.97 at Wally World. As you can see, it contains 16 packs. I took out the two Hidden Treasures packs and the Eight Men Out pack because they won't fit neatly into the parameters of our contest. That leaves 13 packs.

The first 13 people to respond will be randomly assigned one pack from the box. If you want to play, leave a comment including your favorite team (realizing these packs are mostly late 80's to early 90's). I will break and post the packs and score each one. The person that scores the highest will win a couple of unopened packs of something recent...most likely 2009 Heritage High Numbers since that is about the only baseball product around these parts. If I can find more than one thing, I may give the winner a choice of packs. I'll also include some cards of your favorite team. You will not be getting the cards from your pack in the mail unless you win. In the event of a tie, I will randomly pick a winner or I may decide to reward both people. That is the beauty of running your own contest.

Scoring is as follows:

Any Rangers: +1

Any card from your favorite team, including combo cards with other teams: +3

Any current member of the Hall of Fame: +5

I will reveal the packs when we have 13 contestants and you'll know what kind of pack you have before I start busting them open.

NOTE: The packs contain between 5 and 17 cards so it will be luck of the draw.


  1. I'm in too - Reds for my team of course.

  2. Count Me in I'll take the Yankees

  3. Thorzul. I'm sure I know the answer but list a team please. For the record you can pick any team even if it's been picked before. That is only relevant regarding your pack for scoring purposes.

  4. Fun! Hope I'm not too late. I'll take the As.

  5. Ok I think that is 13 so entry is now closed. Thanks and I'll post the list with your pack later tonight.

  6. Sorry, Brewers is my choice.

    Verification word: outenta
    Def: A command given while camping and someone farts in the sleeping quarters.

  7. Roy....sorry we already reached the max number of entries of 13. I hope you can get in the next time.

  8. I would have taken the Phillies for sure...