It is time once again start the one contest that I hold on this humble, little blog every year. It is a contest of a very high magnitude (for me anyway).
Last night, my annual post on "Meeting the Possible Candidates for the 2014 Topps All-Star Rookie Team" will appear on the blog. With that post, the contest begins.
What do you have to do to enter???
To enter the contest, e-mail me your eleven picks for the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with "All-Star Rookie Team Contest" in the subject line (do not leave your picks in the comments section). Your job is to select the players who you think Topps will bestow their Rookie Cup for their eponymous 2015 Topps set. There are eleven spots open for this team, one for each of these positions: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C, three outfielders (regardless of where they play), one left-handed starting pitcher, one right-handed starting pitcher, and one relief pitcher.
If you get more players correct than I do when Topps officially announces the 2014 All-Star Rookie Team (normally announced late in November), you will automatically win a hobby pack of 2014 Topps Updates and Highlights (the regular packs, not the jumbos). So let's say I get seven of the eleven spots right, and you get eight of the eleven correct, you win a free pack of cards!!! (This means if I totally bomb and get all eleven players wrong, then EVERYBODY wins!!!)
Anybody who correctly predicts all the players on the team will 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 the official announcement is made and all winners will be notified via e-mail. Their names will be announced on the blog soon afterwards.
Only one entry per person. Entries must be received by Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM CST.
Good luck to all.