Back in December, Kerry (aka madding) from Cards on Cards held a college football fantasy bowl prediction contest. I joined as a lark because of the six major American sports (MLB, NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, NCAA Hoops, NHL), my college football knowledge is at best in the bottom half and probably 5th ahead of hockey. I am from the south, hockey ain't my bag. Anyway, I chose some bowl winners on Yahoo's fantasy pick 'em site and joined Kerry's contest with the goal of not being last. I did quite a bit better than last and placed 3rd overall and if LSU didn't lay an egg I would've gotten 2nd. But my 3rd place prize was still pretty darn good. My prize for 3rd place was first choice of 5 cards from Kerry's unpublished (at the time) trade bait.
my master set which is currently stalled a bit. I still need a little less than half of the blues and 1 Toppstown to have a complete master set (including the autos). The other keeper is a 1979 Topps Eddie Murray 2nd year card. I still need Murray's 78 for my rookie cup collection, this one is pretty sweet as well and will be helpful once I decide to build the 1979 set at some point (possibly next year).
Night Owl has named 1996 Pinnacle, but if he hasn't it has to be the "Golden Pyramid" set.
The Todd Helton is a 2002 Donruss Super Estrellas. I like the set design for Donruss's reach out to the Hispanic community. I really like the Ellis Burks Collector's Choice all star card as well. It doesn't show up well as a scan, but the card is really cool in person. Finishing out the winnings is a 2010 Topps Chrome refractor Ubaldo Jimenez.
Thank you Kerry for such a great contest that actually required some skill. Well it didn't require it since I got incredibly lucky, but it still worked.
If you want some winnings like this, join up with the Cards on Cards March Radness IV NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge. I would've won that one last year if only Kentucky had beaten UConn in the Final Four, but I figured that I shouldn't hog all the prizes.