Monday, February 1, 2010

Groundhog Day Contest

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. Personally, I couldn't care less what Punxsutawney Phil has to say about winter. We don't suffer too bad down here in North Texas and I like cold weather so whatever the little rodent does isn't a big deal to me. HOWEVER, I have made some friends here on the blogalaxy. (I'm trying to use THAT "sphere" word less). Some of those friends live in northern parts of the U.S and Canada and for their sake, I hope no shadow is spotted and global warming can start heating things up again.


I'm doing my part to "stimulate" the economy by giving you a chance to win some unopened 2010 Topps packs. I posted recently about the 30 packs of 2010 Topps I opened. I got 220/330 base cards which is 66.7% of Series 1. Over the weekend, I opened another 25 packs from that same retail gravity feeder.

When I put the 25 new packs with the first 30 packs, what percentage of the base set do you think I'll have? Remember, I'm starting with 66.7% and adding 25 more packs. Post a comment with your guess and favorite team and if you win, I'll throw some extras in with the prize. I'll leave the contest open until at least Wednesday. If you publicize the contest on your blog and leave a comment with the link so I can see, I'll enter you in a random contest for bonus 2010 packs + faves.


NOTE: I forget my ^*$%$*(*@ flash drive again so no fancy pics today. Welcome to February.

54 comments:

  1. Dude, you need to staple that flash drive to your forehead on Sunday nights! Knowing how bad Topps collation is I am gonna guess 76%. Great contest!

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  2. I will go with 78.1%. And I linked this on my blog too. I will take the Orioles.
    http://greatoriolesautographproject.blogspot.com/2010/02/play-at-plate-contest.html

    Thanks!

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  3. I will guess a little higher, but still think you have not completed the set. 88%. I like the Tigers.

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  4. Man, Night Owl..I was going to go with 82%.

    I'll go with 85%, and Blue Jays. Link coming soon.

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  5. http://apaperchase.blogspot.com/2010/02/play-at-plate-contest.html

    I should get bonus points for the image.

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  6. I was going to go 82, but then Night Owl was 81.9. Then I was going to say that, but Roy said that, and went 85. So...I'll go 78%.

    As for teams, tough to pick since I mainly PC, but I will go with Red Sox.

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  7. 79% my friend. Bravos rule.

    I'll see if I can throw a link up later.

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  8. I'm going with 84.2%

    I enjoy the Mets.

    And here is my link:
    http://www.slangon.com/poor/?p=2054

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  9. here's your link, which you need to read as well dude.

    http://waxaholic.blogspot.com/2010/02/contest-participants-please-read-and.html

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  10. I'll go with 90%, because I never scored that high on any of my tests.

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  11. My team is the Orioles and I say 86%, thanks.

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  12. You picked a bad day for a contest like this. I spent my whole morning doing probablitly analysis and am completly Wald and Shapiro Wilked out. So I am going to just guess.

    95.4545

    By the way so far Spiff and Bud are the only ones to guess a real amount. For anyone else to be corect you have to pull a partial card...

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  13. I'll be optimistic - 92% (and Reds of course).

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  14. 98% The Sox. Red Sox, that is.
    http://allyourbasecards.blogspot.com/2010/02/heres-good-way-to-get-people-to-read.html

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  15. Any numbers left?
    I'll go with 87% and the Orioles!

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  16. I posted a link for you:
    http://greatsportsnamehalloffame.blogspot.com/2010/02/play-at-plate-is-having-contest.html

    Also after reading Adam's comment, I have decided to (slightly) amend my guess. 78.18%, since you could actually theoretically get that.

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  17. I'll go with 82.2%. I'm a Cubs guy. Thanks for the contest.

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  18. I'll say 81.4% - Red Sox

    Thanks for the contest

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  19. I'll say 96.4%.

    My favorite team is the Astros.

    Link, here: http://balkfour.blogspot.com/

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  20. My guess is 93.2%

    NY Mets fan here

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  21. I'll take a flyer and choose 100% since no one else has the guts to choose. Favorite team is the Tigers.

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  22. http://rookiecardcollector.blogspot.com/2010/02/contest-contest-contest.html <------------ LINKIE

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  23. Nothing personal, but in the true spirit of Groundhog Day (the movie), I'm hoping you get the exact same cards you already had.

    In reality, I'm hoping you get 88.5% for the Cubbie win.

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  24. My guess: 80.3%

    My team: Yankees

    My site: http://intheballpark2.blogspot.com/2010/02/do-you-like-free-cards.html

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  25. 86.5!!

    Giants!

    THanks Playattheplate!

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  26. I bid $1 or make that 1%. Do I win if eveyone else goes over? Rangers Rule!

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  27. 88.1818182%

    It's blogoSPHERE beeyotch!

    http://cardjunk.blogspot.com/2010/02/you-cant-tell-me-what-to-do.html

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  28. 88.888888888% (sorry, I rounded that number off)

    Go Twins!

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  29. I haven't had my morning caffeine yet, but I don't think anybody has picked 83% yet so that's my pick and I like the Mets!

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  30. Here's my link: http://noonesgoingtoreadthisblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/play-at-plate-contest.html

    Thanks again for having the contest.

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  31. I'm going with 77%. I don't think anyone picked that yet. I will also take the Buccos. Here's my link:

    http://dogfacedgremlin.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-groundhog-day.html

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  32. I'll go with 84.8%. Let's go Yankees!

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  33. Since I'm an Andre Dawson fan and he was elected at 77.9%, I'm going to go with 77.9%. Andre got elected in 2010, Cubs will win the World Series in 2010!

    Charley
    http://www.hawk4thehall.blogspot.com

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  34. All of them. Let's go 100 %. Diamondbacks.

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  35. I am going to say 98.6%. Diamondbacks.

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  36. The Contest is now closed....results to be posted on Thursday morning.

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