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 player 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!
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.
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.
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!
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. Continue reading →