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.
*yes, Madding did manage to hit my wantlists, too
the whole kit and kaboodle
Thanks for putting up (again) with my shenanigans, Madding!
Just this week, a package arrived from Madding at Cards on Cards with the booby prize for worst place in his most recent college bowl game pick ’em contest. This is the second time I’ve come in last; should have had a third time last year but I was
foiled saved on the last game of the bowl season. But this time the prize package had no junk cards thrown in! Pity, maybe?
I’d feel bad if I was intentionally attempting to lose, but really, I’m not. My strategy has pretty much been PICK: B1G conference teams, Mizzou, UCLA; PICK AGAINST: USC, Notre Dame, SEC conference — any other match-ups are picked on my whim. For the most part, B1G teams have made this acceptance speech possible.
couple AU, couple chrome, and some s/# cards
Very nice pile — thanks again, Madding!
Even more teams added to my trade bait page, now including Padres and A’s; looking to trade for Twins cards from my wantlists. You can easily get to the list just under “BASEBALL CARDS” in the dropdown at the top of each page.
I contacted madding at Cards on Cards after his “30 Teams in 30 Posts” featured the Twins – but not quick enough to beat PatP contacting him 😦 – and we worked out a small Cards-for-Twins trade.
clockwise, from top left: 1994 Topps Stadium Club 1st Day Issue #561 Matt Walbeck; 2011 Bowman Chrome Futures Die Cut #18 Miguel Sano; 2010 Topps Chrome Xfractor #50 Joe Mauer; 2009 Bowman Gold #78 Glen Perkins
Thanks again, madding, and hopefully the Cards get back to being a little more consistent with their winning!
Okay, what started out as a small trade for a 2003 Topps Gold card with Madding of Cards on Cards (and an excuse for him send me the booby prize for last place in his college bowl game pick ’em contest) turned into a massive team dump, and now I’m scrambling to find some suitable stuff in return.
clockwise, from top left: 2003 Topps Gold #616 A.J. Pierzynski [1659/2003]; 2007 Upper Deck Holiday Inn #14 Justin Morneau; 2009 Topps Heritage Chrome Refractor #CHR118 Joe Crede [258/560]; 2004 MLB Showdown Strategy #S49 Michael Cuddyer, I love this card!
This is the first time I’d seen any cards from the 60-card Holiday Inn set; turns out I need a Mauer card, too.