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:
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!