Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Contest Winner

A few days back I posted my box break for a 2015 Topps Jumbo Box but left out one hit.  I held a contest and the person who guessed what the hit was or was closest in my opinion will win my other 2 hits along with my duplicate base cards.

First up, let's take a look at one of the best hits I have ever gotten:


This is an amazing Highlight of the Year Relic Auto of Strike Out King Nolan Ryan.  The swatch features 3 colors of the amazing rainbow Astros uniform and the card is numbered 06/10.  The card celebrates Ryan passing Walter Johnson for the all time career strikeout record back in 1983. I remember the event well.

A few years back I made a big trade on a message board that added a Nolan Ryan auto to my HOF collection.  I am currently trying to decide if I will keep both autos, sell the other card or put this one up for auction.  I find this card amazing to look at and love that I pulled it myself.

Now for the winner of the contest.  Nobody nailed the card exactly which I have to say I anticipated. However, only one person guessed a card from this subset and while he didn't chose Nolan as the subject of the card, he did pick another HOF right hander - Juan Marichal.  The contest winner is Josh D of the Royals and Randoms blog.  Thanks for all the entries and congratulations Josh. Shoot me your mailing address and I will send your winnings and a few extras your way.

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on a really nice card! That would definitely be a top hit for a Nolan Ryan PC.

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  2. That is nice and I love that crazy colored patch!

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  3. That would have made me all giddy too!

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  4. extreme hit! it's a beauty! Hard to beat the old Astros colors!

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  5. Beautiful card.

    Thanks! Will email you.

    -Josh D.

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  6. Why can't you have two Nolan Ryan autos?

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  7. Amazing card! I would love a chance to trade/buy it if at all possible. Sorry I missed the contest, I probably would have guessed nolan!!!!

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  8. Great guess Josh! That's a great card.

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  9. http://royalsandrandoms.blogspot.com/2015/04/last-in-first-out.html

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