Sunday, December 11, 2016

Contest - Favorite Card of 2016

Yeah, it cost more than I wanted to pay. But pay, I did.

Grandpa Rossy was my favorite Cub the last couple of years  and he played pretty well in his final season when given the opportunity. It will be difficult for the 2017 Cubs to replace this fun-loving leader.
 This is David Ross' first certified autograph in the last decade, with the only other I'm aware of being back in 2004 as a member of Team USA.

The fact that Ross commemorates the 2016 World Series Game 7 victory with a nice inscription on the front makes it even better. Thus, making it easily my favorite card made in 2016.

Here's the details on the contest:
1. Must be one card produced in 2016.
2. It does not have to be baseball related and may even be from a non-sport set.
3. It should be a card you have in your collection, but I'm a softie and will count your admission even if it isn't.
4. Make a quick blog post about your favorite card.
5. Reply in the comments section of this post with a link to your post before January 9th, 2017. (Some of you may find a new favorite during the holiday season!)
That's it!  Pretty simple contest, but I think it will be fun to see everyone's favorite of 2016.  So...

Heads up!
6. I will summarize all entries in one blog post.  (I will pilfer pictures from your post and use them here.)

The Prize!
7. I will place all entrants into random.org and perform three randomizations. The winner (#1 slot) will receive a blaster of 2017 Topps S1 when it is released AND the person who winds up in the last place slot will also receive a prize, which is yet to be determined. Yes, even the last place person is a winner.

Now, get to posting!

53 comments:

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    1. Thanks, I was hoping it would be a hit!

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  2. Love this card and this contest. Challenge accepted!

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    1. My entry: http://wrigleyrosterjenga.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-final-countdown-best-of-2016.html

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  3. Awesome idea. I'm in. I have no idea what to choose though.

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    1. Here is my entry: https://thelostcollector.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html?m=0

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  4. Congrats on that awesome auto! Thanks for the contest, I'm looking forward to reading about everyone's choices.

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    1. Here is my entry: http://lovecardboard.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-favorite-piece-of-2016-cardboard.html
      Thanks again!

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  5. I don't have a favorite card of 2016 so I'm afraid I can't participate.

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  6. Here's my favorite card...

    http://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/2016/12/decisions-decisions.html

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  7. Do we have to own the card? And must it be baseball?

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    1. I updated the contest rules to answer your questions. Thanks for the interest!

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  8. That is an awesome Rossy! The inscription makes it so much more special. Whatever you paid, it was worth it.

    I think I have a card in mind for this contest, but it is not in my possession...yet. I can probably get a blog post done by Jan 9. either way. Great idea for a contest!

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    1. My post/contest entry is up on my blog. The card in question is no longer in my possession -- but I have a good excuse!

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  9. Fantastic contest! I've got to stop and review my faves now...

    That Ross card is pretty fantastic too

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  10. Cool contest. Unfortunately I just jumped back into the hobby so I don't have the exposure to 2016 cards yet to choose a favorite.

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  11. Great idea! I posted on my blog:http://dawgdaycards.blogspot.ca/2016/12/favorite-2016-card.html

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  12. Here you go! http://nightowlcards.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  13. i'm all in!!
    https://cardboardhogs.com/2016/12/14/favorite-card-of-2016/

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  14. Yeah, this will require a little thought, great idea for a contest, and I could use the material for the blog!

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    1. I did a little fake out a couple days ago, here's the real deal:
      http://subjectiveandarbitrary.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-completely-arbitrary-best-card-of.html

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  15. Thanks for the contest. Great idea! Here comes my entry: https://alltradebait.blogspot.com/2016/12/ive-got-favorite-card-from-2016-too.html

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  16. http://www.2x3heroes.com/2016/12/my-take-on-card-of-year_15.html

    Boom.

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  17. I echo N.O.'s sentiment, this is a fantastic idea for a contest.

    http://30aweekhabit.blogspot.com/2016/12/card-of-year-its-not-baseball-and-its.html

    Something a little different from me for the blogosphere...

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  18. Here's my favorite!
    http://section-36.blogspot.com/2016/12/favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  19. My card of the year:

    http://cardsandgraphs.blogspot.com/2016/12/favorite-card-of-2016-andrew-benintendi.html

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  20. Sounds like fun. I am surprised you are not on my blog reading list yet. I will have to add you as well. Of course enter the contest to :)

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  21. My favorite:

    http://cardboardconundrum.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  22. I can't call it a favorite, but my best pull of 2016 is mentioned in http://thecollectivemind.blogspot.com/2016/12/2016-collective-awards.html so you don't have to enter me in the contest.

    See if you all agree with my awards, though

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  23. I haven't bought much brand new stuff this year, but I guess I've done my share of wheeling & dealing, because a quick perusal of my desk has uncovered seven viable options. Whether I manage to get a blog post up depends on if I get around to scanning everything though. The lengthy deadline is helpful, so we'll see.

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  24. Here's mine. Thanks for the contest.

    http://redsoxfaninnebraska.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html?m=1#comment-form

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  25. Thanks Tom. Here's my entry:

    http://infieldflyrulecards.blogspot.com/2016/12/2016-card-of-year.html

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  26. My entry:

    http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  27. My 2016 Card(s) of the Year:

    http://baseballdimebox.blogspot.com/2016/12/cards-of-year-2016.html

    Thanks for the contest!

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  28. My COTY:

    http://buckstorecards.blogspot.ca/2016/12/my-best-card-of-2016.html

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  29. http://collectingcutch.blogspot.com/2017/01/contest-entry-my-favorite-2016-card.html

    Thanks for the contest. I just posted my favorite card of 2016, a triple patch booklet of the Pirates leading stars.

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  30. Here's mine

    http://cardsasiseethem.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  31. Thanks for running the contest. Here is mine.

    http://sumocards.blogspot.com/2017/01/favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  32. Fantastic-of course mine is a Yadi

    http://yadiermolinabaseballcards.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm in
    http://bobwalktheplank.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-favorite-card-of-2016-bell-vs-teke.html

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  34. My entry is here: http://cardboardclubhouse.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-four-favorite-cards-of-2016.html?m=1

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  35. My entry is here: http://fanofreds.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-favorite-card-of-2016-this-one-was.html

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  36. MONKEY http://cardjunk.blogspot.com/2017/01/favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  37. Here is mine
    https://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html?m=0

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  38. Thanks so much for this awesome contest... my blog post...
    http://johnsbigleaguebaseballblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-favorite-card-of-2016.html

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  39. I hope I'm not too late. I think it depends on which time zone your blog is set to. I guess I'll find out in a second:

    http://razcardblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/contested-shots-19-last-minute-entry.html

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  40. I know I'm probably a little too late, but here is my post. It was fun to do anyway.

    http://bumpandruncards.blogspot.com/2017/01/favorite-cards-of-2016.html

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