Tuesday, February 23, 2016

shaking out a contest winner

Thanks to everybody who entered my 700th Post contest. Here's the lineup of entrants, first in alphabetical order:

Adam Kaningher
Admin
Al Kawamoto
Andy Stetson*
Big Tone
Billy Kingsley*
Bo*
Captain Canuck
Corky*
cynicalbuddha*
Daniel Dubay
Dennis
E polk
Fuji
Greg Zakwin*
irondequoit36
itsJeff
Jafronius
JediJeff
John Miller*
Jon*
Jupiterhill*
Kevin P.*
KO Rob
Mark Aubrey*
Mark Hoyle
Matt (not Scott)
Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott (Joey Pants bonus entry)
Mike Matson*
Nachos Grande
Nick
night owl
night owl (Randy Jones bonus entry)
Nolan Tucker
P-town Tom
Paul Hadsall
Play at the Plate
RAZ
Red Cardboard
Rod (Padrographs)
Shane Kroeker
shoeboxlegends
SIXTYfeetSIXinches
SpastikMooss
Sport Card Collectors*
Stack22
Stealing Home*
Stephen Radford*
the bowl cut kid
The Dimwit
The Lost Collector
Tim B. (Cubs post bonus entry)
Tim B.*
Tony Burbs
Tony L.
Tracy LeVeaux
Twitch
Warren Zvon
Wilson*
xavier higgins
zman40


That's 59 guys, plus 3 bonus entries. And here there are in a randomized order..




































Usually to randomly find a winner, I'll use the results of an upcoming baseball game, but games haven't started yet and I don't have the time to screw around, having just started this new job that doesn't afford me the "screwing around" time I used to have, so I'm going to announce #1 Fuji as the winner, as selected by random.org. Congrats, Fuji!

I'll do the "second chance" drawing next post, which will be between all the guys with an asterisk after their name.

Thanks again to everyone who entered. As someone who often takes it hard when I lose a contest, I feel your pain. If it really breaks your heart to miss out, I could probably sell you an unsigned Boggs custom for a few bucks, and then you can send it to Boggs with a little donation and hopefully get it signed by him yourself. Just email me if interested.

Now howbout a card to feature in this post? I recently knocked another 2004 Topps Retired Refractor of my wantlist.


Gotta give it up to Dale Murphy. Back to back MVP 82-83 and by all accounts a good guy.

Great looking card and takes me one step closer toward my #1 collecting goal of getting all 76 of the 2004 Retired refractors. Once I finish that, all my other collecting pursuits will just be gravy!

12 comments:

  1. Congrats to Fuji and to you for that Murphy. He was one of my childhood favorites.

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  2. Congrats to Fuji -- and to me, for being dead last on that list! :-)

    That Murphy is great. I had a high school collecting friend who was a Murphy collector, while I was a Gary Carter collector. If you had told me then that one of them would be in the HOF and one would not 30 years later, I would have sworn that the Murph would be the one in the Hall. Great card!

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  3. YES!!!! 26TH! Suck it Captain Canuck!

    Congrats, Fuji.

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    1. Not many comments make me LOL, but that one did. :)
      Thanks for the contest, Gavin!

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  4. Kudos Fuji!

    That's a really nice Dale Murphy card too.

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  5. Murphy was a class act. Great pick up! (After all he was Brave)!

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  6. Gratz Fuji!
    I'm #33. Matt Harvey! Niiiiiice!

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  7. Way to go Fuji .. Thanks for the contest

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  8. Congrats Fuji and congrats on your newest addition!

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  9. I'm so stoked! You have no idea how excited I am to get my hands on a Simpsons Wade Boggs card... as well as a custom one of a kind Grace Park "hottie" card. Thank you so much for hosting this awesome contest!

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