A look at various traded, update, and rookie sets from the late 1980s and early 1990s
freakin' hell man... can I see G4? No?ah well... is it a Topps card?
Is it a manager card?
Is it a league leader card?
Is the team on the card a chicago baseball team
QUESTION 1: is it a Topps card?Answer: noQUESTION 2: Is it a manager card?Answer: noQUESTION 3: Is it a league leader card?Answer: noQUESTION 4: Is the team on the card a chicago baseball teamAnswer: yes
Is the card from the last 10 years?
QUESTION 5: Is the card from the last 10 years?Answer: No, meaning produced in 1999 or earlier.
Was the card produced in 1990 or after?
QUESTION 6: Was the card produced in 1990 or after?Answer: noI have reason to believe that this puzzle is going to be the hardest one yet.
Is is a Chicago White Sox card?
QUESTION 7: Is is a Chicago White Sox card?Answer: No, is "is" not.
Is it a hologram card?
QUESTION 8: Is it a hologram card?Answer: no, and what a strange question.If we don't start making some progress, I'll give a hint soon.
Is it a Fleer card?
QUESTION 9: Is it a Fleer card?Answer: yesSo far we have that it's a Fleer card, from before 1990, that it features a Chicago baseball team that is not the White Sox. and it's not a manager or a hologram card.
Is it part of a base (regular) set?
This may be in the rules which I dont feel like looking up, but...Is it the back of a card thats showing?
QUESTION 10: Is it part of a base (regular) set?Answer: yes. This card is part of a regular-issue Fleer major-release set (i.e. not some rinky-dink set stamped with the Fleer logo...it's from the regular major release for Fleer for its given year.)
QUESTION 11: Is it the back of a card thats showing?Answer: no. There's nothing in the rules about card front or back, but this is the front of this particular card.Here's your hint. Question #4 asked if it is a Chicago team showing, presumably because it appears that the letters "A" and "G" are visible in the card (and they are in the middle of "ChicAGo." Those ARE the letters A & G, but they are directly in the middle of another word that has those letters, not Chicago. It was coincidence that this happens to be a Chicago card.
Is the card 1989 Fleer Goose Gossage #425?
QUESTION 12: Is the card 1989 Fleer Goose Gossage #425?Answer: Nope (nor is it any variation of that particular card.)Not sure why you guessed that one. Here is an image of that card.
Is there more than one player depicted on the card? (By that I mean as the central subject of the card, rather than just some guy wandering around in the background?)
QUESTION 13: Is there more than one player depicted on the card?Answer: yes! Now we're getting somewhere!7 more guesses.
Is it a league leaders card?
"Is it a league leaders card?"That was already asked (see #3 above)
Are there any Hall of Famers pictured on the card? a new question just to mix things up!
QUESTION 14: Are there any Hall of Famers pictured on the card?Answer: nobody on the card is currently in the HOFSince we seem to be having trouble with this, I'll mention that nobody pictured on the card is eligible for the HOF (except by Veterans Committee) however one guy on the card DID get multiple HOF votes at one point.
Is it a 1988 Fleer #641 Mark Grace/Darren Jackson?
QUESTION 15: Is it a 1988 Fleer #641 Mark Grace/Darren Jackson?Answer: YES!
It is???? Aaarrgh!!! That's one of the cards I considered and rejected. Man, I need to sharpen my skills. (And it's "skills" not "skillz." I'm not good enough at this yet to earn my "z.")
I knew it was '88 Fleer. But that's all I knew. Glad I could boost things a long at least a tiny bit.