30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Worth It In The End

Seven days left of the regular school year.  It's been a crazy few weeks.  There are a lot of changes going down in our district.  Teachers and administrators are being transferred left and right.  Some people are happy about it.  Others aren't.  Either way... it's been one of the most dramatic endings in my twenty years of teaching in my district.

I'm not a huge fan of change, so hopefully I'll be sticking around at my site a little longer.  But you never know.  We're employees of the district... and not our site.

One of the things I'd miss the most about being at my current school is the annual honor's field trip a few of my friends and I are in charge of.  Every year, we take the kids with 3.50 GPA's or higher to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk:

We give up about twenty hours of our free time to count money, build lists, contact chaperones, build more lists, verify chaperones, organize packets for chaperones, purchase and divide tickets, and create one final list to ensure things go smoothly on the day of the field trip.

It involves a lot of groaning and moaning, but with support of administrators it becomes one of the highlights of our school year.

Today all of our hard work paid off.  The photo above was taken this afternoon from the Santa Cruz Wharf.  Weather was perfect.  Food was amazing.  And outside of one student getting sick and half of our buses arriving late... the field trip was a success.

Anyways... I apologize for not publishing the contest results sooner.  The past two days were a little hectic.  But I was able to copy down all of the names into a MS Word document on Sunday night.  This morning I woke up extra early to conduct the randomization on random.org and here are the contest results:

Grand Prize Winner:  CaptKirk42

Congratulations CaptKirk42!  You'll be receiving a Nationals/Expos/Orioles care package with a minimum of two hits, five 2018 Topps Series One packs, and this certified pack pulled autograph for your Orioles PC:

Email me your mailing address and I'll try to get your prize shipped out to you sooner than later.

Runner Up Winners:  Matt Prigge, Sport Card Collectors, sg488, hackenbush, and jeremy1um.

Please email me your mailing address along with a list of the teams (any sport) you collect and I'll put together care packages for you as well.

A special thanks goes out to Sport Card Collectors who plugged the contest on his blog.  As promised, you'll receive three bonus packs of 2018 Topps Series One in your care package.

Thank you to all of you who participated and left comments on my blog posts.  Just like that field trip to Santa Cruz... this contest was a lot of work... but it was totally worth it in the end.

Happy Tuesday and sayonara!


  1. Congrats to CaptKirk. Thanks for running the contest and good luck transitioning to summer break. Hopefully you don't have to change schools.

  2. That picture looks so nice! Hopefully you'll be able to get some rest pretty soon :)

  3. Awesome. Thanks again for the contest!

  4. Your school and the students are so lucky to have dedicated teachers like you...kudos to you! Great experiences for the students and teachers too! And congrats to the contest winners! Thanks for a very cool contest.