One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blog Anniversary and CONTEST~!

Today marks the 1-Year Anniversary of my first blog post!  Definitely one of my better decisions, as it has been a lot of fun being part of the blogosphere.

I decided to mark the occasion by doing my first ever contest.  I'm taking a cue from Play at the Plate and keeping things nice and simple:  I recently pulled one of the Black Glove Leather parallels (#ed to 99) from a jumbo pack of Topps Update.  All you have to do is guess the player I pulled and you win the card, plus some cards from your favorite team/player, whatever I can pull together.

Pictured:  NOT the correct guess.
The contest will remain open to guesses until Noon on Saturday, with the winner announced Saturday afternoon.  If no one guesses correctly I'll pick a winner at random.  No, I haven't talked about this card in a previous post, so don't bother looking.  Cheaters. :)

If you post the contest on your blog you can have a second guess, just include the link to your post in your comment.

Here is the checklist for the Update series:
MGL-JD Joe DiMaggio
MGL-RJ Reggie Jackson
MGL-MC Miguel Cabrera
MGL-JW Jayson Werth
MGL-RH Rogers Hornsby
MGL-MS Max Scherzer
MGL-KY Kevin Youkilis
MGL-JM Johnny Mize
MGL-BW Brian Wilson
MGL-RHE Rickey Henderson
MGL-MP Michael Pineda
MGL-BB Brandon Belt
MGL-TN Tsuyoshi Nishioka
MGL-DD Danny Duffy
MGL-JMO Joe Morgan
MGL-NR Nolan Ryan
MGL-CF Carlton Fisk
MGL-AD Andre Dawson
MGL-TS Tom Seaver
MGL-BR Babe Ruth
MGL-TH Travis Hafner
MGL-EH Eric Hosmer
MGL-JS James Shields
MGL-ZB Zach Britton
MGL-PWR Pee Wee Reese
MGL-OS Ozzie Smith
MGL-NRY Nolan Ryan
MGL-ADU Adam Dunn
MGL-HA Hank Aaron
MGL-JWE Jered Weaver
MGL-JF Jimmie Foxx
MGL-FT Frank Thomas
MGL-RJA Reggie Jackson
MGL-JB Jose Bautista
MGL-NOR Nolan Ryan
MGL-WM Willie McCovey
MGL-BZ Ben Zobrist
MGL-LA Luis Aparicio
MGL-CH Cole Hamels
MGL-FJ Fergie Jenkins
MGL-FR Frank Robinson
MGL-AR Alex Rodriguez
MGL-PM Paul Molitor
MGL-JSA Jerry Sands
MGL-MK Matt Kemp
MGL-ARO Alex Rodriguez
MGL-JT Julio Teheran
MGL-DS Duke Snider
MGL-LB Lance Berkman
MGL-RA Roberto Alomar

Good luck, and thanks for reading!!


  1. Great minds thInk alike! I'll pub the contest later. My guess is Fergie Jenkins.

  2. Nolan Ryan


    Eric Hosmer

    link to follow


  4. heres guess number 1 : duke snider
    guess 2 with link: reggie (world series cheater) jackson

  5. MGL-AD Andre Dawson

    And congrats on one year!!!

  6. Nishioka, sure thing.

    Looking forward to anniversary #2 (and #3, #4...)

  7. Pee Wee Reese seems worthy of an anniversary post. Congrats on the milestone!

  8. I'll go Nolan Ryan for my second guess.

    Here is my pimping post

    Congrats on the anniversary!!

  9. I'm going with an Angel
    MGL-JWE Jered Weaver

  10. Second guess is
    MGL-BB Brandon Belt

  11. and for my second guess, I'll go old school with Babe Ruth.



    Lance Berkman
    Ozzie Smith

    Thanks for the contest!

  13. Rogers Hornsby..congrats on one year!!

  14. I have some Brewers cards that I am trying to give away. I was told you might be interested. If so email me your address at padrographs at live dot com