Friday, August 08, 2008

2008 Allen & Ginter Blaster and Contest

Just getting set up for the festivities... If you haven't made your guess, you have about 15 more minutes to do so. The prizes are 30 Allen & ginter cards (10 each from '06, '07 and '08) and your choice of one of these original Allen & Ginter cards:

or
They're beat up, but they're OLD.

At 10:00pm I'll start Ripping. I'll post each pack one at a time so hit F5 every few minutes to see the latest pack. I'll also ask three trivia questions. The first person who answers correctly in the comments wins a prize of their choosing. The prizes for the trivia questions are:

A relic card
An autographed card
5 cards of your favorite player (If I have them)
25 cards from your favorite team
All the cards from this box that I already have.

Ok, we're almost to the break, in the meantime check out some amazing photos from the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Bejing.

OKAY - We're ready to go!

Pack 1:
129Joey Votto RC
1 A-Rod
5 Crack the Cod e Jon Lester
114 Trevor Hoffman mini
294 Torii Hunter
16 Hiroki Kuroda RC

Pack 2:

UT OH

RELIC

201 Tim Lincecum
215 Aaron Harang
256 Garret Anderson
309 Ryan Church SP
WL8 Mirek Topolanek Czech republic
ABR-JS John Smoltz Jersey
Checklist 3
37 Pedro Martines

Trivia Question 1: lets be topical...
What was the name of the "sports psychologist" that fixed Smoltzie's head back in the '90s?


Pack 3:
65 Victor MArtinez
12 Ian Snell
265 Brian Roberts
329 JAck Cust SP
278 Kevin Van Dan mini
STATE - MICHIGAN
284 Dice-K

Early lead for Obama,,,

Pack 4:
100 David Wright
135 Robinson Cano
179 Hidecki Matsui
253 Nick Blackburn mni
8 Brian Bass
144Grand Canyon

Sorry McCain fans Grand canyon doesn't count as Arizona

Trivia Question 2:
Topps issued eTopps cards of Barack Obama and John McCain earlier this year. What two teams' logos were also featured on the cards?

Pack 5:
200 David Ortiz
214 Greg Maddux
78 Ivan Rodriguez
341 Ty Wigginton SP
55 Josh Beckett mini A&G
STATE - PENNSYLVANIA
219 Charles Dickens

Another blue state... McCain's in trouble...

Pack 6:
237 Zack Greinke
26 Corey Hart
28 Adam Larocha
226 Rich Hill
197 Bigfoot mini
285 Brandon Phillips


Trivia Question 3:
Name 5 players featured in the 1985 Topps Olympic subset.

Pack 7:
162 Austin KEarns
87 Aaron Rowand
118 Geovany Soto
22 Chin Lung HU RC mini
133Wild Bill Hiccock
212 Pyort ili The dude who wrote swan lake



Pack 8:
104 Orlando Husdon
33 Nick Swisher
312 Brandon wood SP
NO MINI GYP


OH SNAP

LANDSLIDE



BARACK IS TEH WIN


StATE - CALIFORNIA
299 Rafael Furcal
262 MArk Spitz

ptui

Ok, the box is ripped. Whew! give me a few minutes to get settled and I'll check the trivia answers, add up the Electoral votes of Obama's landslide and announce the winners.

THE WINNERS:

Electoral Vote Contest -

Let's check the map.

Michigan - Obama 17 Votes
Pennsylvania - Obama 21 votes
California - Obama 55 Votes

TOTAL - Obama 93 McCain 0

The winner -
cbware said... Obama with 88 electoral votes
Congrats cbware, e-mail me with your choice of vintage A&G card and address and I'll get them out to you ASAP.

Trivia Questions:

Trivia Question 1: lets be topical...
What was the name of the "sports psychologist" that fixed Smoltzie's head back in the '90s?
TheJaw said... Jack Llewelyn

TheJaw, a Cubs fan (but we won't hold that against him) has chosen an autograph card.

Trivia Question 2:

Topps issued eTopps cards of Barack Obama and John McCain earlier this year. What two teams' logos were also featured on the cards?

Captain Canuck said... d backs and white sox

I have a pretty good handle on what Captain Canuck wants.

Trivia Question 3:

Name 5 players featured in the 1985 Topps Olympic subset.

zman40 said... snyder, mcgire, august, hoover, mcdowell

Zman40 has indicated a preference for Royals cards. What is it with all the Royals collectors out there?

Ok guys, pick your prize and shoot me an e-mail. Thanks for playing!

16 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

AAaahhhhhH!!!!!!
Smoltzie!!!!!!!

Captain Canuck said...

Dr John Murray

Greg said...

Jon F Murray

Greg said...

John F Murray rather

TheJaw said...

Wow! That was quick.

TheJaw said...

Jack Llewelyn

zman40 said...

cubs d-backs?

Captain Canuck said...

d backs and white sox

Zpop said...

white sox, diamondbacks

zman40 said...

snyder, mcgire, august, hoover, mcdowell

zman40 said...

er mcgwire

Jeff said...

mcgwire marzanno snyder dunne mcdowell

Captain Canuck said...

ROACH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah baby!

Jeff said...

mcgwire marzanno snyder dunne mcdowell

Greg said...

McGwire, Cory Snyder, Shane Mack, Oboude Mcdowell, John Marzano

The sewingmachineguy said...

I bought 2 blasters from Target yesterday. Both of my boxes had almost the same cards in each. Surprisingly, I pulled almost the exact same cards as you. Weird.