Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's Contest Time!!! Predict the 2011 Topps All-Star Rookie Team

If you missed the post yesterday regarding the Top Rookies of 2011...why didn't you read it??!

Anyway, it's time once again for the Annual "Predict the All-Star Rookie Team" Contest held here at this humble little blog. What do you have to do to enter?

Starting today, through Tuesday, November 1, 2011, e-mail me at with "2011 All-Star Rookie Team Contest" in the subject line (do not leave your picks in the comments section) your picks for the tenor eleven players you think that the 30 MLB managers will vote onto the 2011 Topps All-Star Rookie Team. Your guesses should include:

  • One First Baseman
  • One Second Baseman
  • One Third Baseman
  • One Shortstop
  • Three Outfielders (it doesn't matter what position they play)
  • One Catcher
  • One Right Handed Pitcher
  • One Left Handed Pitcher
  • One Relief Pitcher
Now last year, Topps added the Relief Pitcher position onto the team (conspiracy theory time) to get their Golden Boy Stephen Strasburg added to the team, relegating Neftali Feliz to the relief pitcher's spot.In the event that Topps reverts to a ten-man team, if any two of your three picks for pitchers are selected, then your guesses will be considered correct, regardless of what position you had placed them originally.

The object of the contest is to outguess me regarding the players on the team. For example, if I correctly guessed on seven players who made the team, and you placed eight or more players, you will automatically win a pack of 2011 Topps Update Series. If I get eight right, then anyone with nine or more will win. If I get six get the idea. This also means if I totally whiff on all eleven picks, anybody who gets at least one right will get a pack of cards.

Anybody who correctly predicts all eleven players will not only get a jumbo pack of cards from 2011 Topps Update Series, but will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the grand prize:

A complete 150-card set of 2005 Topps Rookie Cup (suggested Beckett Value $20.00 - $40.00). The drawing (if needed) will be held after Topps makes the official announcement (normally done late in November) and all winners will be notified via e-mail. Their names will be announced on the boards soon afterwards.

Only one entry per person. Entries must be received by Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST.

On November 2, 2011, I will post my picks for the All-Star Rookie Team. In the past, I made the announcement first, then let the contest start. This time, I am withholding my picks until the very end. Hopefully, this will encourage more to participate.

Good luck to all.


JayBee Anama

Disclaimer: This contest is not officially sponsored by The Topps Company Incorporated. bdj610 does not work for, and is not affiliated in any way with, the Topps Company Incorporated, Madison Dearborn Partners, nor the Tornante Group,or any of their corporate partners, associates, or vendors. bdj610 has no idea who is on the ballot or who will be picked and will be waiting just like everyone else to see who will be named onto the 2011 Topps All-Star Rookie Team. Good luck to all. jba


The Lost Collector said...

Thanks for the contest! I'll go with:

1B: Freeman
2B: Ackley
3B: Morel
SS: Gordon
OF: Wells, Jennings, Thames
C: Arencibia
RHP: Nova
LHP: Luebke
RP: Kimbrel

hiflew said...

C J.P. Arencibia - Blue Jays
1B Freddie Freeman - Braves
2B Darwin Barney - Cubs
SS Danny Espinosa - Nationals
3B Brent Morel - White Sox
OF Desmond Jennings - Rays
OF Ben Revere - Twins
OF Mark Trumbo - Angels
RHP Ivan Nova - Yankees
LHP Zack Britton - Orioles
RP Craig Kimbrel - Braves

I wouldn't surprise me to see Hosmer on the team instead of Morel also.