July 22, 2015

800K Readers Contest - Win Some Autographs And Relics!


It's been quite some time since I had a proper contest on the blog and with the blog passing 800,000 visitors on Tuesday I figured let's find a new home for some of my relics and autographs that I don't want anymore. And it's not all crap, there are many cards of All-Stars and one relic is for a Hall of Famer. Plus the rest could make some nice trade bait or a mixed lot for eBay if you are so inclined.

In total the winner will receive 40 cards...the only non-autograph/jersey/bat relic in the group is the red bordered Peterson /199 which is a $5 card all day long [as they say on Pawn Stars]...that is if you can find a sucker to buy it.

To win this stack, leave a comment below with the total number of career home runs listed on the backs of all the cards. The person coming the closest to the correct number will win the stack. 

Here are a few points to help you in making your estimates:


  • In adding up the totals I will use the career total number of home runs on each of the cards that include hitting stats. 
  • Along with the Peterson card there is one basketball autograph and one non-sport relic so only 37 cards could possibly have home run stats listed. Furthermore, of those 37 cards, 13 are relics/autographs for pitchers. 
  • Typically relic cards don't have stats on the back but a few do. Maybe take a random sampling of your relic cards to see how often this sort of thing happens. 

The contest will run through the rest of the week, ending on Sunday, July 26th at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced Monday, July 27th. 

45 comments:

Sfgiantsdad35 said...

3200

madding said...

1737

Stealing Home said...

Just when I was out...they PULL ME BACK IN!!!!
2323

Jupiterhill said...

I will go low and say 924. Nice idea for a contest.

Red Cardboard said...

1,111

John Hazen said...

1350 again 2nd the comment of a nice idea for a contest.

John

Brian said...

This feels like Price is Right bidding... $1 !!!

real guess: 1,238

mike said...
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mike said...

I am taking the over at 2,704

Superduperman99 said...

856 total home runs. Congrats on the milestone!

cynicalbuddha said...

1024

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

I'm going low and saying 707...

Captain Canuck said...

1569

thanks!

defgav said...

2222

Warren Zvon said...

1470

Daniel Wilson said...

978

Wilson said...

3500

Bethany said...

2248

Fuji said...

I'll go with the year Tony Gwynn's rookie card was released...

1983

Shane Kroeker said...

2404 is my guess!

Larry Fojtik said...

400, kind sir. And thank you. I'm new here!!

Stubby said...

I'll go high...4468

Greg Zakwin said...

888

Josh D. said...

1100 HR

Commishbob said...

2130 (Don't RIP me, I'm on a hot STREAK and this is an IRON clad win, no way I can LOUse).

Jason Christopherson said...

2665. Thanks Matt!

Matthew Scott said...

1799

arpsmith said...

900

Lonestarr said...

1304

The Baseball Card Snob said...

My old badge #, 3659

Al Kawamoto said...

1313

Brian P said...

399. thanks

JediJeff said...

I'll go the George Lucas path: 1138

Marcus said...

1,776. America!

RAZ said...

3000 for me.

Anonymous said...

Brandon L.

2268 total home runs

Corky said...

I will go with 2001

Corky said...

I apparently was late with my post, it is 9:35 pm in my location but I understand if my guess is voided. Congratulations on your 800k reader.

Jafronius said...

Going with 2525. Congrats on the 800K views! Oh, and I'm with Corky...it's 11:43PM in Chicago so I could be too late, but it's here anyway!

dominicfdny said...

Hmmmmm career homeruns listed on a relic/auto???? Im going 362

dominicfdny said...

Hmmmmm career homeruns listed on a relic/auto???? Im going 362

Play at the Plate said...

Cool milestone. Congrats.

960 is my guess.

gcrl said...

2599

Nachos Grande said...

2400

The Junior Junkie said...

One dollar, Bob.

Seriously, tho. 1. :-)