Thursday, August 07, 2008

2008 Allen & Ginter Blaster Contest


It's heeeeeeerrrreee....

To celebrate this blessed event, I'm holding a contest. The contest will be held during a live rip tomorrow night, Friday at 10:00pm Eastern. Like all my contests, it's needlessly obscure and convoluted.

2008 Allen & Ginter Electoral Vote Contest

In retail Allen & Ginter, every other pack has an insert card with a state flag.

In 2008, the United States of America elects a new president.

Each state has a number of Electoral votes that go to the candidate for President that wins the popular vote of that state.

See where I'm going with this?

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Click on the link to go to www.Electoral-Vote.com.

See the big map? Red states are being won by McCain, Blue states by Obama.

The cards of four states will be pulled out of the blaster. I will look at the map, and total up the number of electoral votes for each state to see which candidate "wins" the blaster.

What You Have To Do:

Guess which candidate will win the blaster and by how much. The closest guess wins the contest.

Here's an example - Say I pull the following four cards:

Florida
Texas
New Jersey
Illinois

McCain is winning Texas and Florida according to today's map, so that's 61 Electoral votes for him. Obama is winning Illinois and New Jersey, so that's 36 votes. Therefore, Mcain would win 61 to 36, which is a 25 vote victory. So the person who picks "McCain - 25" wins. If no one gets it on the nose, closest guess wins.

WHY DO YOU MAKE THESE CONTESTS SO DIFFICULT?? I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND ANY OF THAT!

Ok, simplified version:

STEP 1 - Pick Obama or McCain.

STEP 2 - Pick a number between 1 and 100.

STEP 2 1/2 - Post your guess in the comments of this post.

STEP 3 - The magical pack goblin will tell you if you won after the box break.

OK THEN! WHAT CAN I WIN?

The Grand Prize is:

  • 10 cards from 2006 Allen & Ginter
  • 10 cards from 2007 Allen & Ginter
  • 10 cards from 2008 Allen & Ginter
  • 1 card from 1887 Allen & Ginter

That's right, an original Allen & Ginter card can be yours!

CONTEST IS AT 10PM EASTERN, 7PM PACIFIC FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

There will also be trivia for additional prizes, for those who show up to the box break!

See you there!

49 comments:

AlbuqwirkE said...

McCain by 11

(or... Arizona, Maryland, South Dakota and Kentucky)

Jeff said...

Obama by 6...

Jordan said...

McCain by 19

White Sox Cards said...

Obama by 23

ManOfSteal said...

Obama by 15

mmosley said...

Obama by 9

Billy Suter said...

Obama 42

Jeanette said...

Obama 17

JSquared said...

Why do I have a feeling this is going to turn into the price is right where people are gonna start sniping everyone else's guesses.

McCain by 14

RoofGod said...

McCain by 22

Thorzul said...

I'll take Obama by 11.

Joel said...

Obama by 2

Chris D'Orso said...

McCain 4

Thanks for the interesting contest!

Captain Canuck said...

Obama by 30

(c'mon California!)

it's easier in Canada... 10 provinces, two territories, and all you gotta do is win one to get elected. (Ontario)

madding said...

McCain by 15.

Dave said...

Obama by 20.

NickL said...

McCain by 50

Samuel Tan said...

obama by 31

lukescott1 said...

John McCain by 26

lukescott said...

Barack Obama by 29

jv said...

Obama by 33

William said...

Obama by 21.

Jim Mora for VP.

snailmailman said...

McCain by 30

zman40 said...

Obama by 22

jarad said...

McCain by 25, why not?

huel said...

McCain by 10

Bubba said...

McCain by 31

Alex said...

Obama by 14

cbware said...

Obama with 88 electoral votes

sruchris said...

McCain by 8

deal said...

Obama by 13

darkship said...

McCain 14

Motherscratcher said...

Obama by 40

TheJaw said...

McCain by 40

Richard said...

McCain by 7

shanediaz82 said...

Obama by 11 (total shot in the dark, no time to look up whether this is even a mathematical possibility).

Danny said...

Tie.

Greg said...

Obama by 16

Travis said...

McCain by 19

Mark said...

Obama by 33.

jv said...

Mark, I already took Obama by 33...Sorry....

jackplumstead said...

McCain by 9

Zpop said...

Obama 32

Voltaire said...

Obama by 10

Jrod said...

McCain by 23

Jrod said...

Oops. White Sox Cards took that one. Make that McCain by 5.

Don said...

Obama by 8

Mike S said...

Obama - 12

dayf said...

Box is ripped, looks like the Highest Obama guess wins.