Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Fatty Boom-Batty: Final Results

Now that we've determined which players the contestants have predicted would show up in the Fatty Boom-Bat, it's time to figure out who from that group was able to make the closest guess about the number of a certain team's cards. Let's get moving.

Contestant: BA Benny
Team: Mets
Number of Cards Guessed: 4
Actual Number of Cards: 3
Difference: 1
That's a pathetic trio of Mets, there. This guess puts Benny firmly in the lead. Now someone has to guess perfectly to beat him.

Contestant: Kazi
Team: Blue Jays
Number of Cards Guessed: 1
Actual Number of Cards: 5
Difference: 4
The Delgado is cool, so I'm keeping it. Too many Jays for Kazi's comfort, though. Thanks for playing.

Contestant: Dustin
Team: Tigers
Number of Cards Guessed: 7
Actual Number of Cards: 3
Difference: 4
Another guess that's not close enough. That Mike Henneman is from 1987 Topps Traded. It takes a rare breed of sick fuck to break apart a Topps Traded set for the purpose of reselling them to a Target customer more than 20 years later.

Contestant: deal
Team: Phillies
Number of Cards Guessed: 5
Actual Number of Cards: 4
Difference: 1
By virtue of a pair of Jason Grimsley cards, deal pulls even with BA Benny. Crap, it looks like I'm going to have to figure out a tiebreaker.

Contestant: Alvin
Team: Royals
Number of Cards Guessed: 3
Actual Number of Cards: 3!
Difference: 0
How many times has this been uttered? "In a pinch, a pair of Steve Balbonis will do the trick." I'm keeping one of them but the other will go to Alvin, our winner. Congratulations!

The best card in this pack was a 1998 Pacific card commemorating Cal Ripken's consecutive games mark. I'm keeping this die-cut beauty. This pack also produced a small lot of 1981 Fleer, which I'm keeping, and any of the 1989 Fleer, 1994 Topps, and 1989 Upper Deck that I don't already own.

Take a moment to look down and join the September group break, which opened up this morning. Looking for about five more slots to fill.

1 comment:

Alvin said...

I knew Steve Balboni would come through...he always does!