30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Sunday, September 1, 2013

One Contest Ends & Another Begins!

Another month.  Another contest.  But before we get to this month's prize, let's see who's taking home those The Bad News Bears team sets.

First step:  Post of the Month selection.

There were ten people who left a comment on my Flea Market Finds #44: 60's Treasure Trove post, so each of those people received an extra four entries into this month's randomization.  Plus Richard Nebe Jr. and Corky each received two extra entries for plugging my contest on their blogs.  

Second Step:  Contest randomization.

This month's winners are...

Congratulations to Captain Canuck, Jafronius, and Nick.  I'll need each of you to email me your mailing addresses.

Now let's get to this month's contest.  This month I'll be giving away a wax pack collection of 80's oddballs.  So far I've gathered these 7 packs... but I'm pretty sure I have a few others laying around that I'll throw into the mix.

I know they're not going to fund your child's college tuition... but if you're like me, you can appreciate 80's oddballs.

How can you enter?  Well there's three different ways.

1.  Leave a comment below for one entry.
2.  Plug this contest on your blog for two extra entries.
3.  Leave comments on my posts throughout the month of September.

On October 1st, I'll enter everyone's names from this post into the list randomizer over at www.random.org.

If you plug this contest on your blog, I'll add your name two additional times.

And as a final bonus, I will randomly select one of my posts from the month of September using the same website.  Anyone who leaves a comment on that particular post will have their name added four additional times.

Today's question of the day:

Who are you favorite athletes of the 80's?

I've gotta go with Tony Gwynn, Rickey Henderson, Steve CarltonByron Scott, and Steve Largent.  All five of these guys played a role in my sports card addiction and my love for baseball, basketball, and football in general.

I look forward to reading your responses.  Happy Sunday and sayonara!


  1. Crap. I was going to comment on that board game post and then completely blanked out.

    Orel Hershiser. Of course.

  2. Eric Dickerson, Ronnie Lott, Eddie Murray (the baseball Eddie Murray), Fernando Valenzuela, John Vanbiesbrouck and the whole Phi Slama Jama crew from my University of Houston.

  3. Well, I was born in '89, so I'll just say Gibson and Hershiser for what they did in 1988.

  4. Hate to beat the same drum, but It's a natural that I would select Bulldog Hershiser and Fernando from the 80's.

    I'm also going to select Mike "Like A Rock" Scioscia.

  5. Will Clark for sure, but I'll also go with Larry Bird. My dad and I used to watch lots of Celtic playoff games together.

  6. Paul Molitor! Followed by Will Clark. But Put Molitor on the top a zillion of times!

  7. It's hard to pick one, but Rod Carew has always been up there. I also like Bill "Spaceman" Lee and Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, but they barely played in the '80s, so I'm not sure if they'd count.

  8. easy, Davy Allison... as NASCAR was the only sport I followed back then...

  9. I'm going off the chart: Johan Neeskans.

  10. The first guy whose cards I was crazy about collecting was Reggie (though, yeah, his prime was definitely the 70s). As a kid in San Diego, I also loved Gwynn a lot.

  11. My favorite players during the 80s
    Reggie Jackson
    Larry Bird and Charles Barkley
    Dave Krieg and Steve Largent
    Mike Bossy
    At the end of the decade Ken Griffey Jr and Brian Bosworth

    I plug your contest too

  12. My favorite players were:

    Baseball: Don Mattingly, Mike Schmidt
    Football: Joe Klecko
    Basketball: Patrick Ewing
    Hockey: Mike Bossy

  13. While I was sitting around in my red, blue and yellow bedroom in my white sweats listening to Duran Duran, I enjoyed watching:

    Hockey: not
    Basketball: Kurt Rambis (the Mickey Hatcher of hoops)
    Football: Marcus Allen
    Baseball: Orel Hershiser

  14. Whoa, haven't posted yet...good thing you don't have time limits!

    Baseball - Ryno and the Hawk
    Football - Sweetness
    Basketball - Magic and Bird

    Sorry, didn't follow enough hockey.