Tuesday, January 15, 2008

88 Topps Cards Giveaway #1

OK, as I mentioned before, I am giving away ALL cards posted on this blog, for free!

Giveaway contest #1 is the first 25 cards of the 1988 Topps set, from #1 Vince Coleman RB to #25 Andres Galarraga. To see all the other cards you'll be getting, just click through the previous posts here.

Here's how the contest works:

I have selected a number from the Baseball-Reference.com page for Andres Galarraga. All numbers on that page are fair game.

To take your shot at winning the cards, post your numerical guess in a comment on this post. The closest person wins. I'll mail you the 25 cards at no cost.

Rules:

1. One entry per person. If you make more than one guess, I will count only your first one.

2. This is basically a random drawing. You have no way of knowing what number I've selected, and so this contest can't really be tested for fairness. It's my blog, so just deal with it.

3. My decisions on this contest are final.

4. The contest closes Friday 1/18 at 5 PM eastern time. Comments must be timestamped by the blog before then.

If you are enjoying this blog, there are two things you can do for me:
  • Tell others about the blog, perhaps using this contest to get them interested. Anybody can post a guess. I don't mind if they are new readers.
  • To support this site and the giveaways, please take a look at the ads on the right and bottom of the page. If anything looks interesting to you, please click through and check out those vendors. That helps cover the costs of the giveaways.
So far, this blog has been a lot of fun. Please keep checking back. In addition to 767 more cards from the regular 1988 Topps set, we have a bunch of special sets coming up, including some nice collector's items. And they are ALL being given away!

23 comments:

Cannonball said...

Galarraga's career high in triples was 8, and he accomplished this is '88, the year in baseball cards that you are documenting. My guess is 8.

Matt said...

my guess is .282, andres's not so good OBP for the 1991 cardinals (1991 is not my guess).

White Sox Cards said...

I'll guess 370, which is his batting average in Colorado's first season.

Andy said...

By the way, I'm counting averages as what they are--percentages, meaning that .370 is greater than 0 and less than 1.

Don't read anything into my comment here about whether .370 is a good guess or a bad guess--I just want to avoid any confusion over it.

Luke said...

My guess is 2003. His career strikeout total and last year in the National League

TwinsCards said...
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TwinsCards said...

I'll guess 235 as in he weighed 235 lbs...that's one "Big Cat"!

ManOfSteal said...

I guess 13, the number of stolen bases the Big Cat had in 1988.

Harley said...

I guess 6082, his career total for outs made.

Matthew said...

I'm guessing his Rockies' single season RBI record, 150.

emhsea said...

157

Ali said...

399 (career homers)

billyfnmadison said...

444 career doubles

Alex said...

839, his sim score with Will Clark.

dayf said...

π. Everybody loves π.

Andy said...

I give you style points for that guess, dayf! :)

Russ said...

The amount of money he made in his career: 55,779,167

73bussy said...

My guess is 8096, career at bats.

thewritersjourney said...

1979 - when the Expos signed him as a free agent.

Bravesfn1 said...

My guess is 29. The number of home runs he hit in 1988.

TheJaw said...

I'll go with his HOF Monitor value of 114. I'm still thinking about his teammate Raines getting hosed in the HOF voting.

Andy said...

This contest is closed. Please see the Giveaway #1 Results post for the winner.

Brandon said...

162