Saturday, August 10, 2019

Contest Results

There were a few additional contest entries after my last post.

Made makes the argument that everyone can own the Greatest Card Ever Made!

The Sports Cards Olympics needs to happen at the 2020 National!

The Lost Collector

I'll host the 2020 Sports Cards Olympics during Spring Training if we can get at least 5 bloggers to attend!

Night Owl

I'll let you in Greg! Enjoyed your story and the connection you built with your nephew.

So by my count there are 13 entries and Matt accounted for 3 of them, so with only 10 participants and three prizes, the odds of winning are pretty good.

There were a lot of fantastic posts (and one fantastic email submission) and I want to thank everyone that participated and all of you for making these past 10 years on my blog something to remember!

Alright, let's get to the winners.

3rd Place - GCRL for using his 1978 Topps card backs to replay an inning of the 1978 World Series. This wasn't what I had in mind when I mentioned this topic, but I thought it was a terrific idea! I loved the fact that after all the years have gone by, GCRL knew what it said on the back of the cards already. I actually had the opportunity to meet up with GCRL earlier this week at a D-Backs game and it was hard not to mention that he was going in the running to win my contest, but I still needed to review the last few entries.

2nd Place - Matt gets props for 3 entries, but his winning entry was the one about the 1993 Upper Deck Mike Perez card involving time travel. I absolutely love me some time travel and I love me some baseball cards. Upper Deck did some cool stuff with there cards, but I like your explanation even better!

1st Place - Bo knocked this one out of the park! If you haven't read Bo's entry, stop reading this post and read his, because it's amazing! His time travel story was entertaining and riveting and I seriously can't wait for the movie. Okay, maybe a movie is a little much, but at least a tv mini-series. How about getting it published in Beckett? That would be cool! He not only told a great story, but he worked multiple bloggers into the story, including yours truly, and even the prizes for this contest. It was a fantastic read Bo!

Bo, congratulations! Well done sir! I loved your post and am happy to let you have first pick at the prizes. Once Bo makes his selection, Matt will get to pick out of the remaining two prizes and then GCRL will get the final prize. Be sure to send me an email with your current mailing address. daniel24303 at Thanks again to everyone that participated! I had a blast reading everyone's posts. let's do this again in another 10 years!

Again, here are the prizes to choose from.


  1. Congratulations to Bo! And congratulations to you on a fun contest. BTW, if you hadn't picked Bo's entry for first place, I would've unfollowed you... it truly was that good :)

  2. Wow thank you! When I saw this contest I didn't even think I would participate. A lot of the idea come from various time travel fantasies of mine. Without even thinking about the contest I started thinking about getting baseball cards while time traveling. Only then did I remember about the contest, and I started fleshing out my ideas and writing them down. Thanks again for the fantastic contest! It's a real difficult choice but I'll go with the '56 Aaron. Thank you!

  3. Thanks again for the contest! Congrats Bo!

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  5. Any collector would love any of those 3 prizes! I would like to give GCRL the 2nd pick and I'll gladly take the last card standing. Thanks so much for running the contest, and kudos to all the entrants. I can't imagine how tough it was to pick 3!

  6. thanks matt! i'll go with johnny bench and ron tompkins. thanks again for the contest daniel!