October 26, 2008

The 1st Heartbreaking Contest: Help Me Identify My Dumpster Cards

I've been trying to come up with some kind of original contest to do and on Friday everything came into place like a lightening bolt from the sky. In the morning I got the garbage together and walked over to the two garbage bins that service the entire town home complex that I live at. I tossed the bags in the trash and was turning around when something caught my eye...This is what I saw:


THE HORROR! Someone had decided to get rid of their baseball card collection the worst way possible [besides trying to charge $2,500 for them on eBay]...It was just starting to rain as well so I ran into the house, got myself a shovel, and was able to save three boxes of cards that had been covered by another box and missed the rain entirely:


So had I stumbled upon a box of 1952 Mickey Mantles that some careless mother had just thrown out? Was there a T206 Honus just waiting for the auction block? Sadly no...two of the boxes had mixed singles in them and one had a complete set.

Here's where the contest comes in: To win a cornucopia of prizes, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post and tell me which card series and year [printed between 1990-1999] was in that box. To avoid a tie, also include the number of hits you think I had in my 1st year of Little League.

So for example, leave a comment with "Donruss 1990, 7 hits." The contest will end at 11:59pm on All Saint's Day.

The person who guesses correctly will receive all of the following:

--a copy of the new Nightmare Revisited soundtrack...
--a junk autograph hit from 2007 Topps Chrome
--a 1/1 printing plate of a New York Yankee [don't get your hopes up]
--a jersey relic from Allen & Ginter 2007
--a jersey relic of a member of the Tampa Rays World Series team
--an autograph card no one asked for but you'll get anyway
--a Sweet Spot Signature of someone numbered to 99
--7 Topps A-rod inserts

Good luck!

33 comments:

mmosley said...

1991 Fleer - 1 Hit

I threw cards away about a year and a half ago. I figured it made everyone else's cards more valuable!

starkill1138 said...

1992 Donruss - 10 hits
Lucky for you this person hadn't seen Voice of the Collector's video tips otherwise they would have burned these boxes and you'd have been out of luck!
Scott

gcrl said...

1990 topps
7 hits

thenennthinning said...

1992 Donruss - 16 hits

dayf said...

1992 Score - 8 hits

night owl said...

My John Tudor night card was thrown AWAY???!!!! Animals! ...

1992 Topps. 2 hits.

Greg said...

1993 Topps - 5 hits

zman40 said...

'91 Topps
14 hits

gritz76 said...

1990 Donruss, 0 hits(sorry man, it's just a guess) No matter what it was still a cool find.

The Gooch said...

1993 Fleer - 2 hits

FanOfReds said...

1991 Score and 1 hit (because I doubt someone would remember a number like 17 hits or something).

Captain Canuck said...

1991 Topps

2 hits

Big Nate said...

1997 Topps- 13 hits

Billy Suter said...

'90 Score

9 hits

Chris D'Orso said...

1990 Topps
8 hits

Fun find!

Alec said...

1997 Topps
2 hits

Chris Harris said...

1992 fleer -- trick question because you didn't play Little League

csd said...

1990 Topps 0 hits

TheJaw said...

1989 Topps

0 Hits

The same amount of hits that anyone who bought '89 Topps got. HA!

Matt F. said...

TheJaw -- the set is between 1990-1999 so go ahead and give it a 2nd guess...

Joe Swaykos said...

1992 Topps, 8 hits

Jason Christopherson said...

1991 Topps--8 hits.

Slette said...

1991 Topps
11 hits

madding said...

1991 Donruss, 0 hits

I had 0 hits in 2 years of little league, but I was always told I had the best OBP on the team because I was really short and liked to take pitches. I remember walking a ton and getting plunked a few times. They were probably just trying to make me feel better, though.

White Sox Cards said...

1990 Fleer - 1 hit

Alex said...

1994 topps
3 hits

thewritersjourney said...

1994 Donruss, 7 hits

Danny said...

1992 Donruss, 3 hits

Aaron said...

1992 Triple Play, 13 hits

Cardboard Addiction said...

1992 Fleer Ultra. 6 hits.

AdamE said...

1990 Score - 2 Hits

SamDaMan said...

1996 topps- 0 hits!

lol im screwed if it comes to a tie but its worth it!

thanks man

Mad Guru said...

1994 Fleer, 3.14159265 hits.