Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Dinged Corners Contest Winner

The ladies over at Dinged Corners ran a contest recently. A bevy of questions greeted us readers and we were beckoned to pick out one and answer. First one to correctly answer a question went into the winners circle. All who failed chose another question.

I chose a question about one of my favorite sets, when I was growing up, 1985 Topps. It helped that the answer was a former White Sox minor league manager. The truth is, I'm surprised that I was the first to answer the question. By the way, the winning answer was Terry Francona.

The winners had their choice of claiming their mystery prize by year, by player, or by team. I chose the White Sox, naturally, and I was welcomed with a great package of wondrous cards that were handpicked especially for me. Patricia and Lucy have been very kind to this blog and I thank them for it every chance I get.

Let's see what they sent over.

1986 Topps
552 – Marc Hill

1987 Topps
539 – Reid Nichols

1988 Topps
437 – Fred Manrique

1989 Bowman
55 – Bobby Thigpen

1989 Donruss
135 – Greg Walker
384 – Dave Gallagher

1989 Topps
384 – Mark Salas

1990 Upper Deck
267 – Ozzie Guillen
386 – Donn Pall

1991 Oklahoma State Collegiate Collection
33 – Joel Horlen

1991 Topps
364 – Dan Pasqua

1992 Stadium Club
356 – Roberto Hernandez

1992 Ultra
44 – Frank Thomas

1993 Leaf
63 – Ron Karkovice
85 – Ozzie Guillen
195 – Frank Thomas

1994 Pacific
132 – Norberto Martin

1994 Pinnacle
428 – Ozzie Guillen

1995 Fleer
121 – Lance Johnson

1997 Pacific Prism
20 – Alex Fernandez

1998 Donruss
66 – Robin Ventura

1998 Fleer Tradition
257 – Mike Cameron

1999 Pacific Crown Royale
32 – Mike Caruso

1999 Topps Opening Day
5 – Ray Durham

2002 Donruss Best Of Fan Club
180 – Ray Durham

2004 Topps Total
122 – Damaso Marte

2006 Bowman Heritage
30 – Jim Thome
194 – Mark Buehrle

2006 Topps
51 – Juan Uribe

2007 Fleer Mini
263 – Jim Thome

2007 Topps Heritage
11 – Rob Mackowiak

2007 Upper Deck
8 – Josh Fields
90 – Bobby Jenks

2007 Upper Deck First Edition
70 – Brian Anderson

2008 Allen & Ginter
148 – Mark Buehrle
327 – A.J. Pierzynski

2008 Topps Heritage
268 – Jim Thome

2008 Topps Heritage High Numbers
501 – John Danks

2008 UD Masterpieces
23 – Jim Thome

2008 Upper Deck Timeline
73 – Alexei Ramirez

2008 Upper Deck X
26 – Carlos Quentin
27 – Jim Thome

2008 Upper Deck X Die Cut
25 – Jermaine Dye
26 – Carlos Quentin

2008 Upper Deck X Xpotentials
X-PK – Paul Konerko

2008 Upper Deck Xpotentials 2
X2-JT – Jim Thome

2008 Yankee Stadium Legacy
229, 592, 1225, 2016, 2234, 2409

2009 Topps Attax
Jermaine Dye
Bobby Jenks
Jim Thome

2009 Topps Heritage
365 – Carlos Quentin

2009 Upper Deck
435 – White Sox TL (Quentin, Floyd, Vazquez)

Thank you, Patricia and Lucy! These cards are great! Thank you for throwing in some White Sox based Yankee Stadium Legacy cards. I swear that I will finish the White Sox set at some point. Thank you for getting me that much closer.

There were surprises in store for me in this package. The Joel Horlen collegiate card was a nice surprise. The Mike Caruso card is out of this world! I'm still amazed at the Alex Fernandez card with the see through diamond and a bust of Alex that's viewable from both sides. It's almost like he had eyes in the back of his head! There are a lot of mid-air moments, smiles and airborne baseballs galore!

2 comments:

dinged corners said...

It's awesome that you list all the cards that people send. Yet another indicator that you are a mensch.

White Sox Cards said...

A sheynem dank!

It takes extra time, but I think it's worth it to acknowledge my appreciation.

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