Thursday, October 10, 2019

9th Annual Almost the Easiest World Series Contest on the Web - Wildcard and Divisional Series Round-up


What a great series of baseball. Three game five's and if the Ray had pulled out the upset that would have decimated our contest.  But the Dodgers going out definitely took it's toll.  Here are the picks, if you're in red you're out.  I'll have an update after the League Championships.  Thanks to everyone who played.

CaptKirk42 - Nats over Twins 7 games 24 HRs

Vrooomed - Astros over Braves, in 6, 18 HRs

Sportzcommish - Astros over Dodgers in 6 with 20 homers between them.

davidhandberry - Braves over Astros in 6, 11 homers

RAZ - Astros over Dodgers, 7 games, 21 HRs.

Greg Zakwin - Dodgers over Astros, 6 Games, 13 HRs

Joseph P.S. Inzirillo III - Yankees over the Dodgers in 7. 32 HR

Ben Morris - Astros over Brave, in 7, 18 HRs

sandyrusty - Dodgers over Astros in 6, 22 HR

Unknown - Braves over Yankees in 7 24 hr


Fuji -  Astros over Dodgers, in 6, 17 HRs

Matt - Astros over Dodgers, 5 games, 12 HRs - PIMP

AdamE - Dodgers over Astros. 6 Games. 22 Home Runs.

FiresNBeers - Astros over Braves, in 6, 15 HRs

KMack - Astros over Dodgers in 5 games. 13 HR's.

gregory - Yankees over Braves in 6, 22 HRs.

Scribbled Ink - Astros over Dodgers in 6, 30 HRs

jlcre2003 - Astros over Dodgers in 7, 14 HRs

Nachos Grande - Astros over Dodgers, again. 7 Games, 28 HRs

hockey kazi - Dodgers over Yankees 6 games 21 HR

Jeff S - Twins over Dodgers 7 games , 18 HR


Ray - Astros over dodgers in 6, 15

PapaG321 - Yankees over Dodgers in 6, 14HR (PapaG321 TCDB)

Dion's IP Autos only - Dodgers over Astros in 7 with 28 HR.

bbcardz - Dodgers over the Yankees in 6 games with 25 HRs. PIMP


defgav - Astros sweep Dodgers, 10 HRs

Johnnys Trading Spot - Braves over Astros in 6, 29 dingers.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

9th Annual Almost the Easiest World Series Contest on the Web - Official Entries Post


Sorry for the delay.

Here are the official entries into this year's contest.  We had 27 entries this year. Not too bad.  Looks like the overwhelming favorite with you guys is the Astros.  I also had someone post as Unknown, I left them in, but obviously I have no idea who that is so unless someone claims that entry very quickly I'll disqualify it.   Other than that I wish every one good luck and I'll have an update after the divisional series are over.


CaptKirk42 - Nats over Twins 7 games 24 HRs

Vrooomed - Astros over Braves, in 6, 18 HRs

Sportzcommish - Astros over Dodgers in 6 with 20 homers between them.

davidhandberry - Braves over Astros in 6, 11 homers

RAZ - Astros over Dodgers, 7 games, 21 HRs.

Greg Zakwin - Dodgers over Astros, 6 Games, 13 HRs

Joseph P.S. Inzirillo III - Yankees over the Dodgers in 7. 32 HR

Ben Morris - Astros over Brave, in 7, 18 HRs

sandyrusty - Dodgers over Astros in 6, 22 HR

Unknown - Braves over Yankees in 7 24 hr

Fuji -  Astros over Dodgers, in 6, 17 HRs

Matt - Astros over Dodgers, 5 games, 12 HRs - PIMP

AdamE - Dodgers over Astros. 6 Games. 22 Home Runs.

FiresNBeers - Astros over Braves, in 6, 15 HRs

KMack - Astros over Dodgers in 5 games. 13 HR's.

gregory - Yankees over Braves in 6, 22 HRs.

Scribbled Ink - Astros over Dodgers in 6, 30 HRs

jlcre2003 - Astros over Dodgers in 7, 14 HRs

Nachos Grande - Astros over Dodgers, again. 7 Games, 28 HRs

hockey kazi - Dodgers over Yankees 6 games 21 HR

Jeff S - Twins over Dodgers 7 games , 18 HR

Ray - Astros over dodgers in 6, 15

PapaG321 - Yankees over Dodgers in 6, 14HR (PapaG321 TCDB)

Dion's IP Autos only - Dodgers over Astros in 7 with 28 HR.

bbcardz - Dodgers over the Yankees in 6 games with 25 HRs. PIMP

defgav - Astros sweep Dodgers, 10 HRs

Johnnys Trading Spot - Braves over Astros in 6, 29 dingers.

Friday, October 4, 2019

9th Annual Almost the Easiest World Series Contest on the Web - Final Reminder.


Just one last plug and push to remind anyone out there that hasn't signed up yet you have until noon Alaska time, 4pm EST,  Saturday October 5th to get your entry in.

Go HERE to sign up and don't forget to spread the word for an extra door prize entry.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Almost the Easiest World Series Contest on the Web - Friendly Reminder Numero Uno


Just a reminder that my 9th Annual World Series contest is still open if you want to join in the fun.
Go HERE to enter.  You have until Saturday Oct 5th Noon Alaska Time, 4pm EST to make your pick.

Monday, September 30, 2019

9th Annual Almost the Easiest World Series Contest on the Web - Official Sign-up Post!!


Well I may have been MIA blogging for most of the year, but I wouldn't miss either of my annual contests.  Like years past I just want you to tell me who's going to win the World Series.  Of course there's a very good chance more than one player will pick the correct team so we'll have to have a few tie-breakers as well.

So for those who haven't played before or those that need a refresher here's how it's going to work.

Just tell me who's going to win the World Series, and for tie breakers tell me the opposing team, the number of games in the series, and total home runs (which should be astronomical this year) that will be scored during the series (the sum of both teams totals for all games played).  Your entry should look something like this.

Brewers over Twins, in 5, 23 HRs

Your choices this year are:
National League:
Milwaukee Brewers
Atlanta Braves
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Nationals
LA Dodgers

American League:
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Minnesota Twins
Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics

This year I'm a little better prepared and have already picked out the grand prize for the lucky winner.
A complete 1990 Classic Trivia card set.


One disclaimer about the prize.  The original packaging is in rough shape and all the playing pieces are missing.  Not only that but the size is unruly to ship, so the winner will recieve the three cello wrapped packs, but I will remove the packaging for shipment.  Additionally the winner will reciveve a nice stack of cards from their favorite team(s).  This may also include some autos or relics, depends on what I have lying around.

But wait there's more!! Like contests past everyone is entered into a drawing for my door prize.  This year.  That door prize is the 1990 Classic Travel edition set!! Sense a theme here?

Again the packaging is in pretty bad condition and to make it easier on me for shipping the two cello packs will be removed to send out.  The door prize winner will also receive a nice stack of their favorite team(s).  Plus if you promote this contest on your blog, twitter, facebooks groups, or any other social media, you will recieve a second door prize entry.  Just one per person though and make sure to leave a link in the comments so it can be verified.  The door prize winner will be chosen by adding all the entries to a list randomizer at random.com and randomizing the list 3 times.  Person at the top of the list wins.

The playoffs start in just a couple days, but I'm going to leave the contest open to noon on Saturday October 5th at noon Alaska time 4pm EST.

Alright good luck everybody!






Saturday, July 6, 2019

TTM Success Rick Waits 0r Finally Finishing the 80s

I had a very pleastant surprise in the mail box yesterday.  I got another TTM back and this one finally fills the last 80's spot in my Brewers TTM project.  Like Tom Tellmann who I featured earlier I sent Rick Waits his 84 and 85 Topps cards.  As you can see Rick has a bold and beautiful signature.  I decided that Rick's 84 card would take the year spot.  Now onto the finishing the 90's and 00's.


Date Sent: 6/10/19
Date Recieved: 7/5/19

Address Used:
PO Boz 1001
Palagonia, AZ 85624

Friday, July 5, 2019

TTM Success - Tom Tellmann


Wow we have a heat wave going on up here in Alaska.  Anchorage hit 90 degrees yesterday. That's a new record not just for the date, but for an all time high temperature for the city, since they started keeping track of that sort of thing.  Whew.  I've also got other big news, but I'll save that for a later post.  Instead I'm going to ply you with a few more successful TTM's.  First up is a couple nicely signed Tom Tellmann cards.  I strategically sent out a quartet of TTM requests early last month.  I only need two more year's from the 80's and that decade is closed for my project.  I sent Tom his 1984 and 1985 Topps cards, that's last two years I need in the decade.  As a rule I'm trying to get a different player for each year, so Tom will only get to count for one of those year's, but I'll spoil this right now and tell you I just got back another TTM today that finished off the decade and I'll feature that success later.  



Date Sent: 6/10/19
Date Received: 6/27/19

Address Used:
1021 Yankee Bush Rd
Warren, PA 16365-8536