A while back I participated in a contest held by Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown. To enter, you simply had to leave a comment, which it turns out around 50 people did. Those 50 people each got a random number 1-50 assigned (I was 19). The winner would be the person with the number that matched the total amount of hits in the July 22nd A's/Rays game.
Shocker, I didn't win. There were 17 total hits in the game. Luckily Gavin announced a runner-up prize for the person whose number matched the total number of hits, runs and errors in the game. Thanks to Coco Crisp driving in the winning (and only) run in the bottom of the 13th, the runner-up prize winner was yours truly!
pair of custom Wade Boggs cards to commemorate his appearance on The Simpsons. He was kind enough to include a copy of both cards here! The first is done up on the 1991 Topps design.
autographed and returned three of these to Gavin. I threw my name in the ring to try to win an autographed copy at the time, but wasn't fortunate enough to win. This might be my single favorite custom card of all-time, so happy to have one of my own!
Gavin, I can't thank you enough for all of these cards, if this was the second place package I can't imagine what the winner got! You are truly a custom card genius, and I look forward to following along on Baseball Card Breakdown to see what you come up with next!
Franken-set Progress: 98/792 (12%)
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