I've held this contest the past two years and it seemed to go over pretty well both times. The inaugural contest had 35 participants and last year we saw it grow to 42. Here's some quick stats:
With the Cubs finally winning a World Series in 2016, and being represented well in 2017 sets, it wasn't a shock to see them as the most popular team from last year. Does that mean good things for the Astros in this year's edition? Only time will tell.
I'm going to put the Cubs and Topps Flagship out to an early lead with my favorite card of the year. I really wanted to choose a Vogelbach card this year, but there weren't many options this card collecting year and none of them spoke to me.
So, I'll take some smiling Cubs instead:
It's my favorite card this year, because it displays what I enjoy most about baseball: it's a fun game built around relationships and camaraderie with your teammates. This photo selection reminds me of why I coach high school baseball.
Here's the details for the contest:
1. Must be one card produced in 2018.
2. It does not have to be baseball related and may even be from a non-sport set. (Ahem... Stranger Things *cough-cough* Zippy Zappy *cough-cough*)
3. It should be a card you have in your collection, but I'm a softie and will count your entry even if it isn't.
4. Make a quick blog post about your favorite card. (I appreciate other social media platforms as much as the next guy, but I'm a blog guy at heart and only blog posts will be entered. My contest, my rules. Sorry, not sorry.)
5. Reply in the comments section of this post with a link to your blog post before January 7th, 2019. (Some of you may find a new favorite during the holiday season!)
That's it! It's a pretty simple contest, but it makes for an easy blog post and some interesting reading material for the rest of us.
6. I will summarize all the entries in one blog post. (I will also pilfer pictures from your post and use them here.)
7. I will place all entrants into random.org and perform three randomizations. As per tradition, the winner (#1 slot) will receive a blaster of 2019 Topps Series 1 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, two winners!
Now, get to posting!
(Ahem... Stranger Things *cough-cough* Zippy Zappy *cough-cough*)ReplyDelete
Hmm *strokes chin*...
Awesome! This gives me a nice be blog topic! Thanks for the contest. I'll share a link when I've got it written.ReplyDelete
Here's my official entry:Delete
Cool! This should be fun.ReplyDelete
Told you I'm in - and I just posted it. I have no need worrying that a card I'd choose will come out the rest of the year.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest!
That's a great card. It's my first time seeing it.ReplyDelete
I'm up for it.ReplyDelete
And you mean 2019 blaster, right?
I do! Sorry about the typo! I'll get that fixed ASAP!Delete
This year's choice was a little more challenging...ReplyDelete
Here's my entry. Kin, you probably don't want to read it :) https://cardboardhistory.blogspot.com/2018/12/my-favorite-card-of-2018.htmlReplyDelete
Made me want to kick a kitten.Delete
It doesn't seem like all that long ago that I was choosing my entry for the 2017 contest. This year is gonna be a lot harder with choices from Topps Chrome, Stadium Club, and Topps NOW in particular.ReplyDelete
If my Red Sox World Series set ever arrives from Topps, I could see one of those making it. However, I'm impatient and should have my decision made in the next few days.
Here's my entryDelete
Thanks for running the contest once again.
One of my favorite contests because you do all the idea work for a post and I just have to pick a card. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest again. I've been thinking about what card I will nominate for a month now and am excited to announce I got my card in hand today. Post coming later this week.ReplyDelete
Finally got around to making a post.Delete
My entry for the contest, thanks.ReplyDelete
Always fun posting about my favorite baseball cards. I look forward to reading the other entries aa well.ReplyDelete
Thanks again for the awesome contest!
Done and done.ReplyDelete
Thanks for running this contest again. Here's my entry:ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest. Here's my entry - https://cardboardhistory.blogspot.com/2018/12/my-favorite-card-of-2018.htmlReplyDelete
I think you meant this link: http://www.communitygum.com/2018/12/05/my-favorite-card-of-2018/Delete
Wow, it was tough to pick just one this year! Here's my entry: https://diamond-jesters.blogspot.com/2018/12/my-favorite-card-of-2018.htmlReplyDelete
Here's my entry: https://rekindlingthecardboardflame.blogspot.com/2018/12/2018-card-of-year.htmlReplyDelete
My entry, and thanks for the contest.ReplyDelete
here's mine, and it's not a dodger card:ReplyDelete
i totally forgot that i had already posted my favorite card of the year back in augustDelete
but the kinsler can stay as my 'official' entry.
I posted mine tonight...the best of a bad lot! ;-)ReplyDelete
This is the link
I just posted mine today. Beer and Sumo Wrestling - 2018!ReplyDelete
I'm live! Thanks for the contest!ReplyDelete
Tom! My entry is Dexter Fowler's Stadium Club card: https://baseballeverynight.blogspot.com/2018/12/favorite-2018-baseball-card.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks for running this again. Here is my post:ReplyDelete
Finally figured out mine.ReplyDelete
A late entry, but an entry nonetheless!ReplyDelete
my blog posts are rarely 'quick', but I gave it a go. no special Best-of-title though.ReplyDelete
Just getting my post in before the deadlineReplyDelete
It's Stadium Club for me again.ReplyDelete
Got it in. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hope I made it in time! Thanks for the contest.ReplyDelete
Ooh, I'm glad I wasn't the only last-minute entry in this cool contest, lol. Thank you for the contest!ReplyDelete
SLIDING IN UNDER THE TAG! Here's my post, first one in... well, a long time. http://backstopcards.blogspot.com/2019/01/favorite-cards-of-2018.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks Tom, felt good to shake off the rust, even just for a second.
Entries are no longer being accepted. Look for a post later this evening!ReplyDelete