Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Contest: 1990 Upper Deck High Numbers CHALLENGE

OK, time to start assembling contestants for our 1990 UD High # Challenge. This is going to be a tournament-style competition where each of you will be assigned one card. The card that wins the poll as the best in the set shall determine the winner, and the winner receives this entire set.

Right now, we have polls up for each post of 4 cards, paring down the number of cards for the tournament from 100 to 25. We still have 8 more posts to go to run through all 100 cards. If you want to vote in past polls, please look at the Blog Archive over on the right. Any post that starts with "1990 Upper Deck" contains a poll at the end that allows you to vote on that set of 4 cards. Please take a few minutes to go through and vote if you haven't done so already.

Once all 25 semi-finalist cards have been decided, I am going to put them in a particular order, using a system that I will reveal later (it might be card number or alphabetical order, for example.)

Here's what you do to enter: add a comment to this post, picking a number between 1 and 25. Make sure that nobody has picked your number so far. Later, when I order the cards, you will be assigned one of the 25 finalist cards, and it will be your job (if you wish) to argue on behalf of your card to try to get it to win the reader polls and the tournament. Note that if you want to enter this contest but not bother arguing for your card, you can do that (but it probably decreases your chances of winning.)

As a fun little extra, when you pick your number below, can you relate it to some piece of baseball trivia, such as a stat or uniform number?

32 comments:

  1. 24. That'd be Ken Griffey Jr.'s number. Or Willie Mays. Or Manny before he went Hollywood. Or Walter Alston.

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  2. 13, as in the uniform number of Dave Concepcion and about 207 Venezuelan shortstops since.

    It was also worn by Doyle Alexander when he was with the Orioles. He was later teammates with Tony Fernandez (1986 Blue Jays), who played with Kevin Elster for the 1995 Yankees, who starred in Little Big League with Kevin Dunn, who was in Stir of Echoes with Kevin Bacon.

    Not often that you get a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon that includes two other Kevins in the chain.

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  3. I wore this in high school because of Ripken and Morgan, if that makes a difference.

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  4. I have to take number 25, becasue that's what McGwire wore.

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  5. 20. Larcenous Lou Brock's number

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  6. first and foremost, #3 is Dale Murphy's number. Not anyone else's.
    Since that is gone, I'll take another alltime great, #10. Chipper Jones.

    All Hail.

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  7. Since Pops and Maz are taken, i'll go w/21

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  8. 10, for the Scooter. Holy cow!

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  9. Greg Maddux's number will be retired by the Braves tomorrow. that's 31, too high.

    Flip it and that's 13, already taken.

    Add 1 and 3 together and you have 4.

    FOAR PLEEZ

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  10. i'll take 7 for good old mickey mantle

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  11. 19, one of the loneliest numbers in the baseball world.

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  12. 22
    its half of 44, which was Eric Davis's number. Eric wasn't half the player he could have been if he had stayed healty.

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  13. I'll take 11 in honor of Barry Larkin's number.

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  14. Well I was going to ask for 19 because that was Tony Gwynns' number, but that was taken. Then I decided on 11 because that was Tim Flannerys' number. Put I have decided on 18 for Tony Gwynn Jr. Thanks

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  15. I'll go with #1 in honor of Ozzie Smith, of course!

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  16. #2, in honor of the my father-in-law the Dodgers fan whose Dodgers broke his heart with so many second place finishes when he was a kid.

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  17. I'll take #23 since it is the largest prime number available.

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  19. I should have read the entire post.

    I chose #12 for its ability to make to make minor stars of Shawon Dunston & Ellis Burks.

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  20. My fault for not reading Captain Canuck's comment all the way through - how about #15 for Thurman Munson?

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  21. Oh, why not. I would like number 6 in honor or Mr. Tiger Al Kaline.

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  22. If it's available... I'll take Mr. Pete Rose's jersey number... 14.

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  23. I will take number 6... little know fact the Mick wore that number until number 7 was available

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  24. I would take 22 (already taken) because that was Will "The Thrill" Clarks number for so long...but I'll settle for 12, his number with the 1999 Orioles.

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  25. laf and Brian, you duplicated other entries. Just #16 is available now--whoever picks it first (you two or someone else)) gets it.

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  26. I'll take 16 if it's still available.

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