Well, the Super Bowl has ended, and pitchers and catchers have yet to report to spring training, much less position players. We seem to have a sports lull to deal with...hmmm, what do we do? Would you like to play a game? You would?? Well then you have come to the right blog! I present to you....
The 2010 Winter Olympic Baseball card giveaway! What better way to burn a couple of weeks that to pin your hopes on some olympic athletes that will increase your chances of winning a blog contest! Makes watching curling and cross-country skiing while pulling for the Cayman Islands a little more interesting now doesn't it?
Here are the rules of the contest.
I have gone to random.org and entered the names of all 87 competing countries and assigned a random number. If you would like to play, you will need to comment below with your pick of a number and I will assign you the country associated with that number.
Each day I will check the medals tally and update the site. For each Bronze medal your country has won, you will receive one entry for the random drawing. For a Silver you get two entries, and bring home the gold and you receive three entries! At the end of the competition, All entries will be entered in random.org and the top three names will receive prizes! One prize per person.
Now obviously, Norway is going to have way more medals than Jamaica, that's why the pick is random. And so is the final drawing, so even if you only have a few entries, you can still win the grand prize! Just ask the Portland Trailblazers about defying the odds...of course they drafted a lemon, but they still WON.
Now, here is the next deal. There are 87 teams, and my blog and followers is pretty small-scale compared to some other blogs out there, and we need to fill these teams up in a hurry. So if you advertise this contest on your blog, let me know in your comment and you will receive an additional five entries in the contest. Not only that, but anybody who signs up gets 3 entries just for entering, AND if you happen to know the answer to the question at the top of the blog, that's another three entries. So you have the possibility of starting out with 11 entries even if you do draft Congo.
Wanna know what you are playing for?
In true Olympic fashion, there will be three winners, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. While I am still formulating prize ideas, here is what I have in mind so far...
Gold Prize - My entire tin of 2007 Sweet Spot and its unrevealed contents (minus the Russell auto redemption cuz it may take 3 months to show up or may never come at all). I will throw in some extra special hits to fill it out though, plus the Ken Griffey Jr tin as well.
Silver - Relic pack with several relics. Also, name your favorite team or players and I will throw some of those in as well.
Bronze - Name your favorite team and players and I will hook you up!
These prizes are still in motion and will continue to expand...so at MINIMUM this is what you will win.
Worth playing for? (Insert Jeff Probst joke here).
Alright then! Lets get these countries filled up. Keep track of the numbers already taken in the comments field. I will occasionally update what is available as we progress along.
Let's have some fun!
p.s. I will be adding the country names in the side bar. This in NOT the number order, so don't think you are beating the system :)
How about #13 for meReplyDelete
Alright, I'll take #11ReplyDelete
#24 for me. I'll advertising on my blog as well.ReplyDelete
5. Finally, a rooting interest! For (possibly) other than USA of course. I mentioned your contest, so fill up the entry box with 8 with my name on it!ReplyDelete
I will choose number #17, this should be a fun contest!ReplyDelete
I'll go #84 - No one is picking the high numbers, so I decided to be different. I'll mention your contest as well, so put me in for 8 entries. I was trying to google for the 3 additional entries, but the closest I got was that it was related to the 1988 Summer games. Man...I thought everything was on the internet!ReplyDelete
I'm going with #37. I just know that is Austria. I just posted, so I'll get to mentioning the contest on the next post.ReplyDelete
#87 for meReplyDelete
I'll pick #55.ReplyDelete
Mrs. Letterman? (Dave's mom for the bonus)
67 for me please.ReplyDelete
Mark's ephemera nails the extra question! I also would have accepted David Letterman, but his mom said it as well! Made famous during the Barcelona olympics.ReplyDelete
31 for me, plus an advertisement.ReplyDelete
Just threw a link onto the blog, too. Nice looking contest.ReplyDelete
22 for me! I'll be posting on this later and I'll get you the link.ReplyDelete
#13 (Chris C. from firstname.lastname@example.org)ReplyDelete
79 for me, thanks!ReplyDelete
Number 4 please, thanks, great contest! Here is the link to my post:ReplyDelete
I'll take #28 and will get you a link as soon as I post about it!ReplyDelete
#18 is taken.ReplyDelete
I would like Number 4 por favor!ReplyDelete
Hit me with #20 please. Peace.ReplyDelete
Yo JD, I just put up a cool link on my blog - check it out :)ReplyDelete
I just posted a link to your contest
I'll take Number 10 please.
Dave Letterman's Mom on the question.
Thanks for the fun contest.
Number 12 is good for me thenReplyDelete
What a great contest - if you follow my blog you know my passion for international sports !ReplyDelete
I'll take # 77 and you will be linked in today's blog.
CHUCK'S USED CARDS
I missed the previous 10. Can I have 33?ReplyDelete
Hey, I'm in! I posted over at my new blog promoting contest too. http://babennysbaseballcardbuffet.blogspot.com/2010/02/contest-over-at-jdd-cardz.htmlReplyDelete
Number 7 please
Here's a promotional link at the top for you!ReplyDelete
This should be fun. I'll take 25 please.ReplyDelete
Here's a link of promotion: http://dansotherworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/olympic-contest-at-jd-s-wildcardz.html
I will go with #14ReplyDelete
41 for the win please!!ReplyDelete
I will go with #9ReplyDelete
#6 por favor.ReplyDelete
38 comments/entries?!?! Very impressive indeed sir.
Dedicated some blogspace to the contest....ReplyDelete
..and I would like good ole #1 please.
Cool contest! I'll take #80 please.ReplyDelete
Your contest is in my blog @ - CHUCK'S USED CARDSReplyDelete
I would like to have # 55 please
86 please! :)ReplyDelete
I would like number 23 please.ReplyDelete
I think 48 is still available. Or was until I just took it...ReplyDelete
This is an awesome idea for a contest. Very creative.ReplyDelete
I'd love to see community gum thrown into Number 74! It's going to be Senegal, I can feel it!
Link to the contest is going up on tomorrow morning's post.
19 please if it's still available gotta go with my man Yount here. I'll put you up on all 3 of my blogs. www.collectorscrack.blogspot.com. If 19 isn't available I'll take 34 or 69. This should make the olmypcis much more enjoyable.ReplyDelete
This is the link to the post. It'll be going live at 10am.ReplyDelete
WOOOOOO! JAMAICA MON!!!!ReplyDelete
And where's my Advertisment bonus?? I'm gonna need it!
JD, you'll have a post all your own on my blog at 6 am.ReplyDelete
I'll take number 52ReplyDelete
Here's the link for me extra entries. Yeah, you have to read all the way to the bottom for it.ReplyDelete
44 - Eric Davis!ReplyDelete
I put an ad for it over at my blog Drop The Gloves! I also added you to my blogroll.ReplyDelete
I can't believe 69 is still available! C'mon guys! I'm going to channel my inner dude and claim that number.
Aw heck, missed 69 by minutes!ReplyDelete
#61 Go Twins!
ok.. i've got a plug sceduled for tomorrow for those 5 extra entries! go Japan!ReplyDelete
I will take 87 if it is still available. I will put a link on PadrographsReplyDelete
I, we, the royal we, would like 38ReplyDelete
And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thou foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."ReplyDelete
In case you were wondering, I pick 3.
Here is my link:
I'd like number 49 if I could please?ReplyDelete
Tajikistan?!!? Man, I hear they have a killer figure skating progra..oh wait, nevermind.ReplyDelete
number 53 please, if thats not available 55ReplyDelete
Count me in...how about #71ReplyDelete
cayman islands in the winter olympics. hahahaReplyDelete
According to the NBC site. I am surprised that HALF of these nations are in it :)ReplyDelete
87 was taken, how about 78 in honor of my dad. here is the link to the promo for extra entriesReplyDelete
Umm, how about lucky number 39! I will post something here: omegawax.wordpress.com soon!ReplyDelete
I will take #70. There will be a link to this post up on me blog sometime in the next two hours.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest, how about 73? :)ReplyDelete
I will, of course, promote this on my blog. Right.... Now.ReplyDelete
I'd like #77, please!ReplyDelete
I'd like #27 please! And thanksm great contest!ReplyDelete
I'll take #2 please!ReplyDelete
For some reason it's not letting me paste the link to my promo post, but it's there... I promise.ReplyDelete
Alright, tis posted. http://lonestarr.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/contest-and-interview-notices/ReplyDelete
I'll take 76 please...i'm new to the card blogs so let me know how to get you my info when i win!!!!ReplyDelete
Haha I just roster searched some of the more ridiculous countries on the website. Cayman Islands has ONE DUDE. Dow Travers, Alpine Skier. Niiice.ReplyDelete
That's better than my Phillipenes anyways. There is a "Filipino American" competing for America, but unless some crazy snowboarding girl gets in then I have no one representing my country. Good thing I have 8 entries hahaha.
Dang!! The Ukraine has 47 athletes. That's gotta get me at least one medal.ReplyDelete
I'll pick # 64 please!ReplyDelete
Now that I'm in the right spot... just wanted to say this contest is awesome and I'd love to get in on it. Is #72 still available?ReplyDelete
Sounds fun!! I'll take number 16ReplyDelete
Edit.... Answer to question.... Mr LettermanReplyDelete
OK, how about #54?ReplyDelete
I will take #8. Great Idea for a contest.ReplyDelete
I'll take 21 and the Blazer comment hurt. Really.ReplyDelete
Oh yeah.Sometimes I forget that I have a blog that 3 people read! http://allyourbasecards.blogspot.com/2010/02/olympics-start-this-week.htmlReplyDelete
Can I please have #28, and I will get back to you tomorrow night after I have updated my blog (http://dgreen1899.blogspot.com/) to advertise your contest.ReplyDelete
Oops sorry, I meant #29. My bad.ReplyDelete
#57... is that taken?ReplyDelete
If #75 is available thanks interesting contest!ReplyDelete
can I trade Senegal for Belarus?ReplyDelete
advertis'd at signhereandhere.blogspotReplyDelete
Can I get #26 if it's still available?ReplyDelete
Can I get 46 or 31 if they are available? Also will be advertising on my blog.ReplyDelete
Is 32 still out there?ReplyDelete
I am in for 81.ReplyDelete
hi! i picked 76 earlier but see its still on the hasnt been picked list, and i'm not on the contest roll...thanks!ReplyDelete
Cool contest! Anyone take 82 yet?ReplyDelete
I'll take 44 if it's available (I'm too lazy to read all the comments). If it's not available I'll take 66. If that's not available I'll take 81.ReplyDelete
Cool contest. I will take 83, but in case I made a mistake and it is unavailable I will take 35.ReplyDelete
Letterman for the question.
And I am not sure this counts for the link, but I thought I'd give it a try.
Sorry folks! The entries were all filled up prior to the opening ceremonies on Friday and all the teams are spoken for at this time. Thanks for having an interest though and I will try to have more contests like these in the future.ReplyDelete