I made it back home for a few days last week/weekend. I didn't really get to spend a lot of time with Hunter (daughter) as I would have liked. But at least I got to have IHOP with her for Father's Day. Between her working, house shopping, and whatever else the twenty something's do I was sitting on the back burner most of the time. I did make the 2 hour trip south of Ocala down to the Tampa Flea market. Again, I felt a wee bit disappointed with the set up. They changed it since I last visited and now it isn't in as big of an area. Resulting in less space for more money so less dealers, which included 2 vendors I was hoping to see but they were not there. I did find a few things so it wasn't a total wash out. In fact one of the things I found was from a vendor from Jacksonville (he is trying real hard to sell me a million card lot). We'll see.....he is usually priced higher than I would like, I am a cheapskate you know (he knows it too). I want a deal on everything every time. Sometime you win and sometimes you lose. I try to keep it 50/50 with this particular vendor though.
Anyways, by now you folks want to see what I found (from that vendor).
1969 Milton Bradley game!
I purposely kept the cards upside down other than the one. You see there were 4 (four) cards missing and the person to guess which 4 correctly will WIN a 1974 Dave Winfield RC card. It isn't perfect, but it isn't bad. Scuffed on the front. So yeah, hidden contest here. HEADS UP, only 2 of the missing are super stars and then a semi star and a common. This is going to take a long time unless someone is just that freaking lucky which I am okay with. BTW, these cards are SWEET, condition wise that is. You might think otherwise with the rubber bands, but no, they are great.
All of the other pieces seem to be present.
The inside of the box has the rules. So there you have the highest priced thing I bought in Tampa. I did make another purchase there but that is another post.
Have a great weekend!
Mays, Banks, McLain, BriggsReplyDelete
zero correcto. guess again (no limit on guesses)ReplyDelete
Clemente, Rose, R.Jackson, BenchReplyDelete
By the way, this is really tough! I wasn't sure whether to guess stars or just random average players.
nada, keep guessing.Delete
Gibson, Marichal, Tiant, JenkinsDelete
I'll guess Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Boog Powell, and Cookie Rojas..ReplyDelete
1 correct, keep guessing.Delete
Frank Robinson, Willie Stargell, Felipe Alou, Luis TiantDelete
You originally had 1 player correct, this go around was zippo.Delete
Lou Brock, Joe Morgan, Sparky Lyle, Tito FranconaDelete
Matt, look at your 1st guesses....1 of those players is correct.Delete
I know! I'm trying to narrow down the field! Even with one correct guess, there's too many possibilities! I'm hunting for that elusive 2nd guy!Delete
Frank Howard, Bert Campaneris, Rico Petrocelli, Ken Boyer?
zippo there too.Delete
Harmon Killebrew, Gaylord Perry, Jim Kaat, Curt Flood?Delete
Al Kaline, Willie McCovey, Joe Torre, Bobby Bonds?Delete
GOT ONE RIGHT.Delete
Excellent! Let's see if I can pare this down: Boog Powell, Cookie Rojas, Joe Torre, Bobby Bonds?Delete
OK, the semi-star and common are going to be tough!Delete
Al Kaline, Luis Aparicio, Jim Lonborg, Mel Stottlemyre?
Willie McCovey, Tommy Davis, Tim McCarver, Manny Mota?Delete
Reggie Smith, Doug Rader, Tommy John, Norm Cash?Delete
Question: I know you stated this was a secret contest, but would it be alright if I promoted it on my blog? As much as I appreciate having the inside track, this would be more fun with others involved!Delete
Those 4 are nada. The contest isn't a secret. I just HID it in the context of the post. Feel free to share it/pimp it.Delete
Richie Allen, Tommy Harper, Sam McDowell, Rusty Staub?Delete
Bill Freehan, Ken Harrelson, Mickey Lolich, Lee May?Delete
nope, blanked again.Delete
Matt use a new comment below next guess and each guess (this one is too long)and we now have a few people guessing, so it will be easier to see who gets it first. ThanksDelete
Awesome find! Bench, Carew, Mazeroski, and Adair.ReplyDelete
none of these. Keep guessing.Delete
Jesus Alou, Jim Davenport, Vada Pinson, Jeff Torborg.Delete
Jim Fregosi, Tony Perez, Dave Johnson, Orlando Cepeda?ReplyDelete
0 for 4Delete
Eddie Mathews, Brooks Robinson, Cleon Jones, Ron Hunt.ReplyDelete
Okay, saw your recent hint. Here it goes:ReplyDelete
Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Matty Alou, Bill Robinson.
3 correct. 1 to goDelete
Aaron, Kaline, Bobby Cox, Bobby BondsReplyDelete
Matty Alou, Denny Lemaster, Willie Horton, Claude OsteenReplyDelete
Bill Robinson, Jim Bunning, Lee Strange, Zolio Versalles?ReplyDelete
So if Bill Robinson is out, then it's got to be these three: Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Matty Alou. But sheesh, it might take a while to guess the common player remaining.ReplyDelete
It keeps it fun.Delete
Those 3 are correct. However I considered Matty the common.......Hmmmm.ReplyDelete
Well that's an interesting plot twist, isn't it? ;-)Delete
Aaron, Kaline, Matty Alou....Jim Hunter?ReplyDelete
Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Matty Alou, Tony Oliva.ReplyDelete
Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Matty Alou....Ken Harrelson?ReplyDelete
Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Matty Alou, Don Sutton.ReplyDelete
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Missed your hint!Delete
Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Matty Alou....Joe Pepitone?
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!Delete
MATT EMAIL YOUR ADDRESS, THANKS.Delete
Whoo-hoo! I can't find your email address though!Delete
I missed your hint, too.ReplyDelete
Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Matty Alou, Félix Millan.