Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 Court Kings LeBron James Masterpieces Jersey Contest/Giveaway

Panini sent me a box of 2010 Court Kings for review and I thought it'd be fun to have a contest to giveaway a really nice LeBron James Masterpieces Jersey card that I pulled from said box. You can read my review by clicking here or checking out the Hoopography homepage.

It was difficult to think of a fun basketball contest to giveaway a basketball card. After all, the NBA regular season doesn't start for a couple of months and the NBA Summer League just concluded over the weekend. So I thought I'd take a look at what the boys of summer had to offer. In particular, a nationally televised game. It turns out the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will be facing off on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET this Sunday the 25th. So the contest for the James card will be to guess the box score of the game for both teams.

The Rules and Tie Breakers:
  • Guess the Runs, Hits, Errors, &, Home Runs for both Cardinals and Cubs
  • Have your entry posted to the comments section of this post no later then 11:59 pm ET. of this Saturday, July 24th (entries received on Sunday will not be counted)
  • One entry per participant.
  • If you do not have a verified account (meaning: Google Account, Wordpress Account, Blogger Account, Open Id, etc., you will need to email me at so I can make sure unverified participants do not submit multiple entries).
  • You must submit a guess for each category (runs, hits, errors & home runs) for both teams for a total of eight answers (note example image at end of post).
  • The winner will have to email me their address at when the contest is over so I can send them their prize.
  • Although not required, placing a link to this contest on your blog or forum will help make the contest more fun and help to spur-on networking amongst collectors (which is the ultimate goal of Hoopography).
  • The tiebreakers work as follows: Who ever guesses the final score of the game for both teams wins (not combined score, but the actually final score between the two teams). If there are multiple submissions with the correct final score of the game, we will go to correct amount of hits for each team. If there is still a tie, we will go to errors. Finally, if there is still a tie after guessing the correct final score of the game, hits for each team and errors for each team, we'll look at home runs for each team. I will use ESPN's website to obtain the box score to compare submissions.
  • Please Note: I do realize the contest is inherently flawed. For example, there is a chance we could have a tie after the hits category and no one guessed the amount of errors right. That would mean we would have multiple participants who guessed the runs and hits right, but no one who guessed the errors right. In that scenario, we would go on to the next category of home runs. If there is still a tie, I would put the remaining participants in a randomizer. I'm hoping that someone will guess the box score correctly so I do not have to use the randomizer. So good luck and happy guessing!
Tie Breakers:
  1. Final score/runs of the game for each team
  2. Final amount of hits for each team
  3. Final amount of errors for each team
  4. Final amount of home runs for each team
Example Image (This is an example of what the formatting in the comments section should look like):


  1. Cubs:1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 home runs
    Cardinals: 5 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 home run

    Interesting idea for a basketball card giveaway.

  2. Thanks for the contest.

    Cubs - 1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 Home Runs
    Cardinals - 4 Runs, 8 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 Home Run

  3. Cubs - 2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 Home Runs
    Cardinals - 8 Runs, 12 Hits, 1 Error, 2 Home Runs

    Charles... Cool contest...I'll try to post the contest on my blog by tonight.

  4. Cubs - 4 runs, 7 hits, o errors, 1 home run.
    Cards - 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 home run.

    It seems everyone else said the cards will win so I'll go the other way!
    Thanks for the contest!

  5. Well....I haven't watched much NL this year, but I'll wing it.

    Cubs - 1 run, 2 hits , 0 errors, 0 home runs
    Cards - 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors , 1 home run

  6. Cubs: 2 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 0 homeruns
    Cardinals: 7 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors, 2 homeruns


  7. I give this a shot

    Cubs: 4 runs, 9 hits, 1 Error, 1 HR
    Cardinals: 5 runs, 10 hits, 0 Errors, 1 HR

    No rhyme or reason.

  8. Cubs 3 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 Homerun
    Cardinals 5 Runs, 10 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 Home Runs