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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! And Contest Results!

Today is Turkey Day!  Assuming that you enjoy Turkey on Thanksgiving.  Every year that we have been married (all seven of 'em) we have done the traditional stuff, big turkey, potatoes, etc.  I'm not much of a pumpkin pie guy, and most of the "normal" holiday food isn't really up my alley, but we still try to celebrate.  This year, we're going a little smaller and just making food that we really like, so no turkey this year (going with a cheaper and faster to make option).

Anyways, yesterday was the culmination of the Top 50 Padre Cards of the 90's countdown, and at the beginning of the countdown (well over a month ago), I announced that I'd be holding a contest.  The questions that had to be answered about the countdown were:

1) How many Tony Gwynn cards will be featured in the countdown?
2) Which three Padres (besides Gwynn) will be the most represented in the countdown?
3) Name one Padre that will only have one card in the countdown.

Here were the answers:

1) There were 13 Gwynn cards, but if you count the one with Gwynn, Sheffield, McGriff, and Plantier, there would be 14.  Despite the large number, the highest ranking card of Mr. Padre was this one, at #7.



2) The three most represented Padres in the countdown were Steve Finley (five cards, plus one multiplayer card), Benito Santiago (five cards), and Gary Sheffield (three cards, plus one multiplayer card).  Trevor Hoffman also had three cards in the countdown, but Sheff gets the edge due to the multiplayer card.


3) There were 15 of players who made it into the countdown just once.  Those included Kurt Stillwell (#49), Ruben Rivera (#48), Jose Melendez (#46), Ted Williams (#41), Brad Ausmus (#38), Wally Joyner (#32), Fernando Valenzuela (#29), Jason Thompson (#28), Bip Roberts (#27), Melvin Nieves (#25), Roberto Alomar (#24), Tony Fernandez (#21), Greg Vaughn (#18), Paul Faries (#5), and Archi Cianfrocco (#4).  Lots to choose from with this one.

I think there are a few ways for me to look at the scoring for this contest, and since it's mine, I'll do it like this:

Question 1 - Three points for closest, two points for next closest, one point for the third closest.

Scoreboard:
Skroeker - 3 pts.
Dimebox Nick - 3 pts.
Defgav - 2 pts.
Spiegel - 2 pts.
John Hazen - 1 pt.
Nathan Bell - 1 pt.

Question 2 - Three points for each player that made it into the top three (Finley, Santiago, and Sheffield), and one point if you chose Hoffman, since he was so close.

Scoreboard:
Dimebox Nick - 9 pts.
TTG - 7 pts.
Spiegel - 6 pts.
Angels in Order - 4 pts.
P-Town Tom - 4 pts.
Dhoff - 4 pts.
Superduperman - 4 pts.
John Hazen - 4 pts.
Skroeker - 4 pts.
Wilson - 4 pts.
Brian Conrad - 4 pts.
Swing and a Pop Up - 4 pts.
Defgav - 3 pts.
Red Cardboard - 3 pts.
Nathan Bell - 2 pts.
Lost Collector - 1 pt.
Commish Bob - 1 pt.

Alright, with this question, everybody got on the board.  The Thin Gwynn, another big Padre fan, made up a lot of ground in this round, picking Finley, Santiago, and Hoffman.  Nick added six points, however, and looks like he's pulling away.

Question 3 - I know that I meant to have the third question as a "tiebreaker", but I think that since the results are not going change a whole lot, I'll just count it as much as the rest of them, and give three points if you were able to get one of our "one and done" guys.

Final Scoreboard:
Dimebox Nick - 12 pts.
TTG - 7 pts.
Dhoff - 7 pts.
P-Town Tom - 7 pts.
Spiegel - 6 pts.
Red Cardboard - 6 pts.
Angels in Order - 4 pts.
Superduperman - 4 pts.
John Hazen - 4 pts.
Skroeker - 4 pts.
Wilson - 4 pts.
Brian Conrad - 4 pts.
Swing and a Pop Up - 4 pts.
Lost Collector - 4 pts.
Defgav - 3 pts.
Nathan Bell - 2 pts.
Commish Bob - 1 pt.

Well, there you have it.  I've done three contests in the less than two year history of the blog, and Dimebox Nick has won two of them.  Conspiracy theorists can rest, as the "grand prize" of a rack pack of cards is hardly worth colluding with someone who is already a trade partner and friend of the blog.

Nick!  Shoot me an email of your top three rack pack preferences.  Last time I was at Walmart, I saw Update, some Bowman-type stuff, and a lone pack of Allen & Ginter, but I'm sure I'll be around Target as well this weekend, and there is usually more stuff over there.

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!

3 comments:

  1. Can't think of anyone I'd rather lose to.

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  2. Yay! Email is on the way, and thanks for the contest.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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