Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shopped Cards #14

Refer to yesterday's post for the rules. Yes or no questions only.

Good luck...you're going to need it.



Answer:

28 comments:

  1. I will start off the question, I have been waiting but no onelse posted, so here goes

    1) Is it a Topps card?

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  2. QUESTION 1: Is it a Topps card?

    Answer: yes

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  3. QUESTION 2: is it from the '80's?

    Answer: yes

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  4. QUESTION 3: is it a National League player?

    Answer: no

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  5. Is it a regular issue set (meaning non-traded)?

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  6. QUESTION 4: Is it a regular issue set (meaning non-traded)?

    Answer: yes

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  7. is the team he plays for in the card from the AL West?

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  8. QUESTION 5: is the team he plays for in the card from the AL West?

    This question, as well as #3, raises an interesting point, which is that due to realignment, teams were in different divisions and, in the of the Brewers, different leagues at different times. My answers will always be in the timeframe of the card itself, i.e. whatever was true at the time the card was produced.

    The answer to the question is: yes

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  9. Q6: Is the card from the first half of the 80's (1980 - 1984)? rather than the latter half of the 1980's (1985 to 1989)

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  10. QUESTION 6: Is the card from the first half of the 80's (1980 - 1984)? rather than the latter half of the 1980's (1985 to 1989)

    Answer: no, the card is NOT from the first half of the 80's (1980-1984)

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  11. Is the clip as it appeared on the card (meaning right-side up, the colors are not altered...)?

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  12. QUESTION 7: Is the clip as it appeared on the card (meaning right-side up, the colors are not altered...)?

    Answer: yes--totally unaltered from the original other than cropping to the small section.

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  13. Um, excuse my ignorance, but am I missing something? I can hardly see the crop of that card. Its tiny.

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  14. Is it a 1986 Topps Seattle Mariners card?

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  15. QUESTION 8: Um, excuse my ignorance, but am I missing something?

    Answer: way to screw your teammates, Tom, by asking an irrelevant yes or no question. The answer is no, you're not missing anything. This is a very small section of a card cropped out of the image, but otherwise it hasn't been manipulated.

    In my original rules, I said I'd ignore subsequent questions posted after the first unanswered one, but the two remaining posted questions are good ones, so I'll go ahead and count them:

    QUESTION 9: Is the card actually a sticker?

    Answer: No. I would not be intentionally deceptive like that. When I call this a "card" I mean "card" in the traditional sense as well all understand it, i.e. this is printed on card stock.

    QUESTION 10: Is it a 1986 Topps Seattle Mariners card?

    Answer: no

    There are half your questions gone. I still think you can get this one within the 20-question limit.

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  16. Q11 - Is the card from the 1985 Topps Set (reasoning for asking is that the angle of the crop may look like the team name display form an 85 topps year)

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  17. QUESTION 11: Is the card from the 1985 Topps Set?

    Answer: no, and by the way I'll add that it's not from 1985 OPC or other 1985 set either. If I were trying to trick you into thinking in was a Topps instead of an OPC, I'd at least include a bit of the logo in the crop. Since that's not the angle on this particular post, I'll go ahead and rule out any cards of the 1985 Topps design, including parallel sets.

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  18. Is the player on the card caucasian?

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  19. QUESTION 12: Is the player on the card caucasian?

    Answer: no, assuming you are referring to his race/ethnicity.

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  20. Question 13: Is it a 1986 Kansas City Royals card?

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  21. QUESTION 13: Is it a 1986 Kansas City Royals card?

    Answer: yes

    You should now have enough info to be able to guess the card, especially if you carefully review my answers.

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  22. Is the Card - 1986 Topps #541 Jorge Orta?

    Former Blue Jay!

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  23. QUESTION 14: Is the Card - 1986 Topps #541 Jorge Orta?

    Answer: no

    That's not a great guess. Look at the photo of the Orta card. My crop couldn't have come from that card.

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  24. Obvious when I saw the player's name. Is it 1986 Topps #215 Frank White?

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  25. QUESTION 15: Is it 1986 Topps #215 Frank White?

    Answer: yes!

    So asking if he was caucasian was sort of funny....he's not white in race, but he is "WHITE!"

    Look for the next Shopped Cards coming up later today.

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