Thursday, November 3, 2016
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! 6th Annual Almost the Easiest World Series Contest on the Web concludes!
Wow! All I can say is Wow. That was an incredible series! And that game seven, I mean that's what this game is about. I really had no horse in the race, but seeing as my wife and her family are all Cubs fans I was pulling for the Cubs. You may remember my pick, as the template, I also correctly picked the Cubs to win and their opponent.
My contests are simple all I want you to do was tell me who was going to win and 14 of you did that. And that's exactly why we have the tie breakers, because 3 of you correctly guess that the Cubs would beat the Indians. And that is why I have more than one tie breaker!
So with that going into last night's game we actually had the contest down to two picks:
TSHenson - Indians over Cubs, 7 games, 11 home runs
defgav - Cubs over Indians, 7 games, 18 HRs
Both of whom correctly predicted the match up and the total games!
The total correct pick would have been
Cubs over Indians, 7 games, 15 HRs.
Gavin came incredibly close to perfection. This isn't the first time I've had clairvoyant picks. Greg Z did it with my Super Bowl contest last year and Wilson 3 years before that, but this is the closest anyone's ever gotten to perfection with my World Series contest. Bravo!
And I want to thank everyone who participated in the contest. I know I haven't been blogging much, but it's nice to know that you are all still out there. And it's also why I always have a door prize just for playing.
So what did Gavin win?? Well first off let me apologize for not having my prizes ready and posted when this contest started, but that's me.
Anyways the Grand Prize this year is the sweet 2016 Topps Archives Signature Carlos Baerga on card auto numbered to 56!
I picked this up from Don's Sportcards here in Anchorage a while back for a good deal and had thought about keeping it, but with the Indians in the World Series thought this would make a great prize. Of course it would have made a better prize if they had won. Gavin also will get a nice stack of cardboard depending on what I can find from his want list or maybe just some random autos and relics. Congrats Gavin great job on the pick!
For the door prize I have an equally cool card. I doubt it'll be one the person who wins this collects, but another cool pick up I couldn't pass up for the price.
It's a 2016 Topps Tribute Chris Archer Stamp of Approval Jumbo relic numbered to 199. It's even got the MLB authentication sticker on it! Everyone who entered the contest is entered to win this and a stack of your favorite team. The list of entries was entered in a list randomizer at Random.org. You got an extra entry if you pimped the contest and only Jeff S let me know that he did. The list was randomized 3 times and........
Oddly enough both winners are avid custom card makers as well. At least I know I'll have some Royals to send Phils way.
So if defgav and Jupiterhill could both email me their current mailing addresses , my email address is in my profile, I'll try to get prizes out this week or early next. I might have to take a trip to the card shop to fill out some of those packages, not that I need a reason to go to the card shop!
Thanks again for all those who entered. I have to say this was one of the more memorable World Series and playoffs in recent memory. And who knows maybe I might blog a little more before the year's out.