Not Even Close

This past winter Madding at Cards on Cards had an eighth reincarnation of his college football bowl contest. In two of the first seven contests (and ALMOST a third), I took the “prize” for last place. Well, it happened again.

To repeat what I’ve said before, I’m not intentionally trying to lose; my “strategy” has changed little over the years — PICK: B1G conference teams, Mizzou, UCLA; PICK AGAINST: USC, Notre Dame, Nebraska, SEC conference, Texas teams — any other match-ups are picked on a whim. For the most part, B1G teams helped continue my long run.

What were my winnings? What looks like a standard team dump* of Twins cards actually had several neat non-baseball cards too (the best half of the Apple duo – Steven Wozniak, UofM hockey planer Sarah Potomak, etc.) and a couple packs of awesome wax. Clearly the valuable treasure of this package though was the two reusable team bags, bubble wrap, penny sleeves, blue painter tape (reusable, of course), packing blanks, and mailing bag — reusable.

I kid!

*yes, Madding did manage to hit my wantlists, too


the whole kit and kaboodle

Thanks for putting up (again) with my shenanigans, Madding!


And bonus — some past pickups:


clockwise, from top left: 2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Super Sweet Swatch #SW-SA Johan Santana [019/299] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Generations Present Materials #PR-JS Johan Santana [67/99] (jersey/auto); 2008 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials SPX #WM-MO Justin Morneau [101/150] (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Uni # #WM-MO Justin Morneau [052/135] (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Baseballs #WM-JN Joe Nathan [68/99] (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials UD Logo #WM-JN Joe Nathan [98/99] (jersey); 2007 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Bronze #WM-MO Justin Morneau [149/199] (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials MLB #WM-JM Joe Mauer [123/125] (jersey)

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