Monday, June 9, 2008


In this mini-contest, you can win 5 autographed 1988 Topps cards!

Here's how it works. Below are 5 snippets from 88 Topps cards that have already been posted to this blog. They are regular-issue 1988 cards.






Your job is to identify the 5 cards that the snippets came from, and then determine what these 5 individuals have in common. My only hint about the commonality is that it has to do with their careers, not with their cards or other minutia.

To enter, email me at 88topps at gmail dot com. Give me a numbered list (1 through 5) identifying the card from each snippet above. Then, tell me what the five individuals have in common. The first person to email me the correct 5 cards and correct commonality wins the autographed cards.

Now, I'm sure that these 5 people have a lot in common. For example, they are all still living. But I'm looking for one particular thing that I discovered about their careers that I found interesting.

A few comments/rules about the contest:

1. You can enter as many times as you like, but I am going to be pissed off if you keep emailing me over and over. You should probably try to limit it to 5 or 10 entries. Each entry must have the correct list 1 through 5 or I will ignore it.

2. The commonality is the one that I picked. I don't care if yours is true or not. If it isn't the one I picked, then it's not right.

3. The winner of this mini-contest wins all 5 cards, but it counts only as 1 win in the over-arching contest for cards 451 to 550 from the main Topps set.

4. I will likely post clues here as we go along, especially if there is trouble identifying any of the cards or the final commonality. So check back on this post. The clues will be posted as edits to the main text on this post. Comments have been disabled.

5. The winner will be announced on Friday 6/12 unless nobody has gotten it yet.


dayf said...

Commonality: five players who have never been in my kitchen.

Andy said...

Undoubtedly true but not what we were looking for, Claven.