Sunday, February 7, 2021

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner - Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web Finale!!!!

 

Well, well, well.  I have to say I'm at a loss for words.  That was a completely unexpected outcome.  While I have a few issues with some of the officiating and calls, that was a pretty impressive feat by the Bucs and Tom Brady.  I really don't think anyone expected Kansas City to be held to under 10 points and the team didn't score a touchdown.  We had thirteen players going into Super Bowl Sunday and the overwhelming majority favoring the Chiefs, but three intrepid contestants picked the Bucs to take it all.  None of the three that chose Tampa Bay correctly picked the opponent, so we have to move to total points and boy did everyone think this would be a fairly high scoring game.  In the end the perfect pick would have been 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Kansas City Chiefs, 40 points, 4 FG 

And the person who picked the lowest combined score is the winner is Paul from Scribbled Ink!!!! So Paul I'll contacting you for shipping info soon!


Josh D. - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 48 points - 2 FG

John Sharp - Bucs over Ravens, 56 points, 3 FGs.

GTT - KC Chiefs over Saints, 59 points, 4 FGs. 

Scribbled Ink - Bucs over Bills, 55 points, 3 FGs

jlcre2003 - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers, 61 points, 4 FGs

KMack - Chiefs over Saints, 34-24. 3 FG's.

Fuji - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 61 points - 4 FG - PIMP

kcjays - Kansas City over Green Bay - 65 points - 3 Field Goals

Dion's IP Autos only - KC Chiefs over GB Packers total of 69 points 2 Field Goals.

abraham - Kansas City over Green Bay, 69 points, 1 field goal

Ben Morris - Tampa Bay over Buffalo. 74 total points 5 FG

Matt - Chiefs over packers 62 pts

Trevor P - Chiefs over Bucs, 55 points, 1 FG - PIMP

Autographs2000 (TCDB) Kansas City over Green Bay, 60 pts, 2 FG


And let's not forget our door prize drawing.  I added all the entries from the official entries post and gave the four people who promoted the contest an extra entry, I went over to random.org and entered the list and randomized it 3 times.  And the winner is......


Josh D who writes the blog, but hasn't in a while, Royals and Randoms.


I'll be contacting both our winners for current shipping address and choice of team for their prize packs. 


Thanks again for all those who entered and played this year!!  Stay safe.

Monday, January 25, 2021

11th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web - Conference Championship Knock Out

 


Ummm well.... as a Packer's fan this weekend sucked.  But we've finally arrived at the final round, who all  got knocked out this past week?  A lot.  The overall concensus was for the Packers or the Chiefs to take it all and so we still have quite a few of you, plus we even had a few believe in Tom Brady.  In all we lost 17 this round with a fair number of people also picking the Bills to win.  Technically, all you had to do is pick the winner of the Super Bowl so there are still a bunch of you in it.  However if the Chiefs pull off a back to back only one person correctly picked that match up and that was Trevor P.  Of the 3 people who picked the Bucs none of them picked KC as the opponent so if Tom Brady can pull one more off we'll have to move up the line in tie breakers.  

Josh D. - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 48 points - 2 FG

The Angels In Order - Bills over Packers, 44 points, 3 FG.

John Sharp - Bucs over Ravens, 56 points, 3 FGs.

FiresNBeers - Packers over Bills, 52 points, 4 FGs - PIMP

GTT - KC Chiefs over Saints, 59 points, 4 FGs. 

Scribbled Ink - Bucs over Bills, 55 points, 3 FGs

bakerybum - Packers over Titans, 52 points, 4 FGs

Robert - Packers over Chiefs. 65 points. 3 FGs

night owl - Bills beat Saints. 55 points. 4 field goals.

Shaw Racing - Bills over Bucs 50 5FGs

jlcre2003 - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers, 61 points, 4 FGs

KMack - Chiefs over Saints, 34-24. 3 FG's.

cardboardhogs - Packers over Chiefs 63 total points and 3 FG’s

Fuji - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 61 points - 4 FG - PIMP

kcjays - Kansas City over Green Bay - 65 points - 3 Field Goals

Dion's IP Autos only - KC Chiefs over GB Packers total of 69 points 2 Field Goals.

RunForeKelloggs - Bills over Packers; 68 points; 3 field goals

abraham - Kansas City over Green Bay, 69 points, 1 field goal

Joseph Blaschke - Bills over the Saints; 53 total points. 4 FG's.

Ben Morris - Tampa Bay over Buffalo. 74 total points 5 FG

Johnny Crim - Green Bay Packers over Kansas City Chiefs, 66 points, 3 FGs

Ymmat - Bills over Packers. 55 points. 3 FG's.

The Diamond King - Packers over Chiefs, 64 points, 4 FG

Matt - Chiefs over packers 62 pts

Alan Deakins - Packers over Chiefs, 69 points, 2 FGS.....

gcrl - packers over bills, 58 points, 3 fg

shanepatrickwrites - Bills over Packers, 51 points, 3 fg's

Trevor P - Chiefs over Bucs, 55 points, 1 FG - PIMP

Jafronius - Packers over Chiefs, 57 points, 4 FGs. Thanks for the contest!

ToddSteb - Packers over Chiefs 59 points 1 fg

Autographs2000 (TCDB) Kansas City over Green Bay, 60 pts, 2 FG

Sunday, January 17, 2021

11th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web - Divisional Round - Up

 


Well what a great weekend of football.  No big surprises really, however Mahomes exiting with a concussion was a big loss to KC especially if he can't play next week.  Man what an upset it would have been in Cleveland could have pulled that one out.  But with KC and Green Bay the obvious favorites we only lost 3 people this week.  The Championship rounds should be fun.  Mahomes (hopefully), Rodgers, Brady, and Allen.

 Josh D. - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 48 points - 2 FG

The Angels In Order - Bills over Packers, 44 points, 3 FG.

John Sharp - Bucs over Ravens, 56 points, 3 FGs.

FiresNBeers - Packers over Bills, 52 points, 4 FGs - PIMP

GTT - KC Chiefs over Saints, 59 points, 4 FGs. 

Scribbled Ink - Bucs over Bills, 55 points, 3 FGs

bakerybum - Packers over Titans, 52 points, 4 FGs

Robert - Packers over Chiefs. 65 points. 3 FGs

bbcardz - LA Rams over KC Chiefs, 59 points, 5 FGs

night owl - Bills beat Saints. 55 points. 4 field goals.

Shaw Racing - Bills over Bucs 50 5FGs

jlcre2003 - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers, 61 points, 4 FGs

KMack - Chiefs over Saints, 34-24. 3 FG's.

Adam - Cleveland Browns over Green Bay, 72 points, 5 FGs - PIMP

cardboardhogs - Packers over Chiefs 63 total points and 3 FG’s

Fuji - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 61 points - 4 FG - PIMP

kcjays - Kansas City over Green Bay - 65 points - 3 Field Goals

Dion's IP Autos only - KC Chiefs over GB Packers total of 69 points 2 Field Goals.

RunForeKelloggs - Bills over Packers; 68 points; 3 field goals

abraham - Kansas City over Green Bay, 69 points, 1 field goal

Joseph Blaschke - Bills over the Saints; 53 total points. 4 FG's.

Ben Morris - Tampa Bay over Buffalo. 74 total points 5 FG

Johnny Crim - Green Bay Packers over Kansas City Chiefs, 66 points, 3 FGs

Ymmat - Bills over Packers. 55 points. 3 FG's.

The Diamond King - Packers over Chiefs, 64 points, 4 FG

Matt - Chiefs over packers 62 pts

Alan Deakins - Packers over Chiefs, 69 points, 2 FGS.....

gcrl - packers over bills, 58 points, 3 fg

shanepatrickwrites - Bills over Packers, 51 points, 3 fg's

Trevor P - Chiefs over Bucs, 55 points, 1 FG - PIMP

Wilson - Baltimore Ravens over New Orleans Saints, 57 points, 4 Field Goals.

Jafronius - Packers over Chiefs, 57 points, 4 FGs. Thanks for the contest!

ToddSteb - Packers over Chiefs 59 points 1 fg

Autographs2000 (TCDB) Kansas City over Green Bay, 60 pts, 2 FG

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Rules

 I started this post, well not this post, but the first draft of the topic of this post almost 4 years ago.  I wrote a fairly long post and then didn't hit the publish button.  I thought I'd let it cool and then go back and edit the post, maybe see if I'd missed anything I wanted to hit.  And then kind of forgot about it.  It got buried under other posts and other drafts and lost.  I actually found the old draft and reread it.  It wasn't bad, but there was a lot that had changed, timely content that's meaning had been lost, so I thought I'd just start over, because the topic is The Rules.  More exactly the rules about collecting.  And the only rule about collecting is there are no rules. Well other than those that we impose upon ourselves.  

In essence the post is about how we each define our own collections and collecting habits.  What we decided to include and exclude.  Let me say I'm no psychologist so take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt.  

First let's make sure I make this very clear:

 THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO COLLECT!  

With that I could probably just end the post.  But let me try to define a collector in the broadest sense of  the term.  A collector is a person that accumulates things, usually with an underlying theme, bring them together for their enjoyment.  Now is the guy who waits in the card aisle at Target so he can buy the enter stock of Mozaic and jack up the price on the secondary market a collector?  No.  Is the guy who buys a few blasters of Mozaic, opens the packs, selects the cards he wants, and then sells the rest a collector?  Of course.  Selling trading cards does not not make you a collector.  And I will say this, as both a guy who's sold his fair share, almost all the money I've made selling cards I didn't want has gone right back into the hobby.  Ahem.

Collector's tend to fall into a few categories, just by the way we decide how and what to collect.  You may find yourself in just one category or many, maybe even all of them.  This example will pertain specifically to sports cards, but it could be modified for just about any collecting topic.  I'm going to start from the broadest type of collector and work my way down.  And remember these are just my musing and definitions on the subject.

The Hoarder or the everything collector.  While rare there are those collector's that collect everything.  Every sport, non-sport, food issue, and oddball.  They all have a place in this collector's collection and this collector seldom sells or parts with anything from their collection.

The Sports Collector:  A collector that specializes in collecting one or more sports.  Of course this can also include non-sports topics as well as like Garbage Pail Kids, movie sets, and comic book sets.

The Team Collector:  The team and sports collectors usually go hand in hand. Most of us don't collect everything from particular sport.  We usually focus on a favorite team or two.

The Player Collector:  Again there can always be overlap between types of collections.  But also a player collection can be completely outside a collector's normal collecting theme.  Let's say you collect Tigers cards, but also focus on Brett Favre football cards.  Also while being a team collector you may focus on a specific player from your favorite team. 

The Set Collector:  A collector that likes to put together base or insert sets.  Usually focusing on specific sports and/or brands.  

The Hit Collector: A collector that collects "hits".  Hits being defined as the added value content from sport card products.  Namely autographs, relics, serial numbered cards, parallels, etc.  Which leads us into the...

The Refined Collector:  There is probably a much better title for this, but in my mind it's the type of collector that is very, very selective in their collection.  Almost sometimes to the point of having a very well curated collection.  This would be someone who targets high end autographs, relics, vintage, perhaps with graded examples.  They maybe focusing on a long (or short term) investment.  (We can argue about if prospectors are collector's, but I'm not going too).  But these collections are usually small, but cards in the collection are very meticulously chosen for inclusion.

The Vintage Collector: A collector that focuses on vintage cards (define vintage however you like).

The Theme Collector:  This is a collector that usually within the constrains of another part of their collection they've decided to start a collection with a theme.  Like collecting baseball catchers, collecting cards that feature plays at the plate, card that have referees in the background.  This would also cover collectors who make Frankensets.  

And lastly I have a hard time coming up a type of collector for this.  And maybe it's not so much a collecting type as an allowable exception we make for our collections.  Let's call it the

Oddball Collector:  Not a collector of oddball cards (I mean I guess it could be), but rather this refers to cards we have in our collection that fall outside the rules we impose upon ourselves.  I call these cards my Keepers.  Card that really don't fit in my general collection or collecting style, but are cool, maybe they have some sentimental hold.  

As you can see the categories I came up with are pretty broad and under each of those collector's tend to refine their collections even more.  Also, and I'm just speaking from my personal experience, our rules and habits tend to change over time, sometime shifting completely or become more refined and restrictive.  

In the end though these are still just rules and usually very loose rules on how, why, and what we choose to collect.  But I bet if you sit down and think about your collection you'll probably find yourself in here somewhere to some degree.  

I've been collecting since I was about 14.  So yikes that's been over 30 years now.  I fall into multiple categories and some of those categories merge into each other.  

I'm a sports collector focusing mainly on baseball and football, but I also love non-sports sets.  Under that I collect Brewers and Packers cards mainly.  I also have focused player collections under my team collections, my two main player collections for the two sports being Robin Yount and Brett Favre, but I also PC a couple guys outside my team parameters, like Reggie Jackson and Frank Thomas.  All card types from my team and player collections have a place.  I also consider myself a set collector although now I've refined  my focus to mainly Topps flagship baseball (including update) and when Topps had football a flagship football set.  I stopped set collecting football when Panini got the exclusive license (for the most part).  And I have a bunch of oddball cards, my Keepers, that have a place in my collection as well.  Like this sweet Rod Carew Patch card:

I'd love to know what rules you use for you collection.  Do you have any crazy ones? Also if you think I missed anything leave a comment and tell me what it was.  

In the end your collection is yours and meant to bring you enjoyment.  So here's too all my fellow collector's and all your crazy rules.




Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A Tour of the Sanctum Sanctorm at World Headquarters

 Come take the grand tour and listen to me ramble.



Sunday, January 10, 2021

11th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web - Wild Card Weekend Round Up


I have to say this was a pretty good weekend of football.  We didn't lose too many people simply because the overwhelming majority of picks were for the #1 seeds in each conference and they, of course, got a bye this week.  And how unexpected was the rout by the Browns! I missed the first 5 minutes of the game and the Browns were up 14 nothing.  

Anyway, we lost four this round, but next weekend should be very entertaining.  Thanks again to everyone who entered, I'll have another update post after the Divisional Games next week.



 Josh D. - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 48 points - 2 FG

The Angels In Order - Bills over Packers, 44 points, 3 FG.

John Sharp - Bucs over Ravens, 56 points, 3 FGs.

FiresNBeers - Packers over Bills, 52 points, 4 FGs - PIMP

GTT - KC Chiefs over Saints, 59 points, 4 FGs. 

Scribbled Ink - Bucs over Bills, 55 points, 3 FGs

bakerybum - Packers over Titans, 52 points, 4 FGs

Robert - Packers over Chiefs. 65 points. 3 FGs

bbcardz - LA Rams over KC Chiefs, 59 points, 5 FGs

night owl - Bills beat Saints. 55 points. 4 field goals.

Shaw Racing - Bills over Bucs 50 5FGs

OhioTim - Pittsburgh Steelers over Green Bay Packers, 51 points, 3 field goals

jlcre2003 - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers, 61 points, 4 FGs

KMack - Chiefs over Saints, 34-24. 3 FG's.

Adam - Cleveland Browns over Green Bay, 72 points, 5 FGs - PIMP

Corky - Seahawks over the Bills 63 total points and 4 FGs

cardboardhogs - Packers over Chiefs 63 total points and 3 FG’s

Fuji - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 61 points - 4 FG - PIMP

kcjays - Kansas City over Green Bay - 65 points - 3 Field Goals

Dion's IP Autos only - KC Chiefs over GB Packers total of 69 points 2 Field Goals.

RunForeKelloggs - Bills over Packers; 68 points; 3 field goals

Nachos Grande - Steelers over Packers in a Super Bowl revenge. 48 total points, 2 field goals

abraham - Kansas City over Green Bay, 69 points, 1 field goal

Joseph Blaschke - Bills over the Saints; 53 total points. 4 FG's.

Ben Morris - Tampa Bay over Buffalo. 74 total points 5 FG

Johnny Crim - Green Bay Packers over Kansas City Chiefs, 66 points, 3 FGs

Ymmat - Bills over Packers. 55 points. 3 FG's.

The Diamond King - Packers over Chiefs, 64 points, 4 FG

Matt - Chiefs over packers 62 pts

Alan Deakins - Packers over Chiefs, 69 points, 2 FGS.....

gcrl - packers over bills, 58 points, 3 fg

shanepatrickwrites - Bills over Packers, 51 points, 3 fg's

Trevor P - Chiefs over Bucs, 55 points, 1 FG - PIMP

ketchupman36 - Seahawks over Titans. 40 points. 4 FG

Wilson - Baltimore Ravens over New Orleans Saints, 57 points, 4 Field Goals.

Jafronius - Packers over Chiefs, 57 points, 4 FGs. Thanks for the contest!

ToddSteb - Packers over Chiefs 59 points 1 fg

Autographs2000 (TCDB) Kansas City over Green Bay, 60 pts, 2 FG

Saturday, January 9, 2021

11th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest Official Entries

 

First off let me thank everyone who signed up what a great turn out.  I did have a couple people email me to tell me they couldn't sign up for some reason, so I've manually added them myself on the official sign up post.  Second I want to thank the few of you that promoted the contest, either on your blogs or social media accounts, I appreciate getting the word out and I've added the PIMP next to your names to remind me to give you an extra entry into the door prize drawing.  If you promoted the contest and forgot to post a link let me know and I'll make sure to mark your entry.

Here are the official signs up, if you see I made a mistake about your entry please let me know, otherwise enjoy the playoff.  As I'm finally getting around to writing this post the Bills have just beat the Colt and boy that was a great game. And it doesn't affect this contest one bit because no one picked the Colts to win.  Overall I see a lot of people predict the two #1 seeds going at it in the big game and that would be a hell of a Super Bowl, but any given Sunday or Saturday.

Josh D. - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 48 points - 2 FG

The Angels In Order - Bills over Packers, 44 points, 3 FG.

John Sharp - Bucs over Ravens, 56 points, 3 FGs.

FiresNBeers - Packers over Bills, 52 points, 4 FGs - PIMP

GTT - KC Chiefs over Saints, 59 points, 4 FGs. 

Scribbled Ink - Bucs over Bills, 55 points, 3 FGs

bakerybum - Packers over Titans, 52 points, 4 FGs

Robert - Packers over Chiefs. 65 points. 3 FGs

bbcardz - LA Rams over KC Chiefs, 59 points, 5 FGs

night owl - Bills beat Saints. 55 points. 4 field goals.

Shaw Racing - Bills over Bucs 50 5FGs

OhioTim - Pittsburgh Steelers over Green Bay Packers, 51 points, 3 field goals

jlcre2003 - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers, 61 points, 4 FGs

KMack - Chiefs over Saints, 34-24. 3 FG's.

Adam - Cleveland Browns over Green Bay, 72 points, 5 FGs - PIMP

Corky - Seahawks over the Bills 63 total points and 4 FGs

cardboardhogs - Packers over Chiefs 63 total points and 3 FG’s

Fuji - Kansas City Chiefs over Green Bay Packers - 61 points - 4 FG - PIMP

kcjays - Kansas City over Green Bay - 65 points - 3 Field Goals

Dion's IP Autos only - KC Chiefs over GB Packers total of 69 points 2 Field Goals.

RunForeKelloggs - Bills over Packers; 68 points; 3 field goals

Nachos GrandeJanuary 5, 2021 at 3:02 PM

Steelers over Packers in a Super Bowl revenge. 48 total points, 2 field goals

abraham - Kansas City over Green Bay, 69 points, 1 field goal

Joseph Blaschke - Bills over the Saints; 53 total points. 4 FG's.

Ben Morris - Tampa Bay over Buffalo. 74 total points 5 FG

Johnny Crim - Green Bay Packers over Kansas City Chiefs, 66 points, 3 FGs

Ymmat - Bills over Packers. 55 points. 3 FG's.

The Diamond King - Packers over Chiefs, 64 points, 4 FG

Matt - Chiefs over packers 62 pts

Alan Deakins - Packers over Chiefs, 69 points, 2 FGS.....

gcrl - packers over bills, 58 points, 3 fg

shanepatrickwrites - Bills over Packers, 51 points, 3 fg's

Trevor P - Chiefs over Bucs, 55 points, 1 FG - PIMP

ketchupman36 - Seahawks over Titans. 40 points. 4 FG

Wilson - Baltimore Ravens over New Orleans Saints, 57 points, 4 Field Goals.

Jafronius - Packers over Chiefs, 57 points, 4 FGs. Thanks for the contest!

ToddSteb - Packers over Chiefs 59 points 1 fg

Autographs2000 (TCDB) Kansas City over Green Bay, 60 pts, 2 FG