Nov 30, 2010

Pyramid Contest: Tier 2 is Upon Us

OK, I wasn't exactly forthcoming with the preview for Tier 2 in the previous post; it will actually be for the last tier (4) because it could be complicated to achieve. Instead, the task at hand for those who strive to enter is a simple one.

1) Leave a comment on this post.
2) In that comment, state which was your favorite set from 1993-1996 (to collect, to look at, as an inspiration, etc or however you want to phrase it), what I like to call the Junior High Years, and articulate at least one reason why. (one of these days I will finish that countdown, by the way)
3)Wait for the random generator to do its work.
4)Await your prize.

The comment gets you one entry in the randomization.

Mentioning it where other people can see (blog or something similar) will get you another entry (please leave a link or other type of evidence at this post).

For those who have already entered Tier 1 (the previous trivia contest), you have an automatic additional entry into this one as well. (you can still do the previous two items for two additional entries for a total of 3).

And what is the prize, you may ask? Well, it's something semi-large, square, and probably has never been in my kitchen.....

An unopened wax box of 1993 Fleer Flair, one of the progenitors of the '90s superpremium insanity.

So, happy commenting!

14 comments:

night owl said...

1993 Upper Deck. Not only did UD up its game with its fantastic photography that year, but it made a dedicated Topps collector collect almost nothing but UD that year.

BA Benny said...

I liked the 1993 Topps set. I actually didn't collect it til later on as I wasn't active in the hobby at that point in time. I always was and am a Topps collector so it wasn't a stretch for me to like that set. I believe that's the year they upped the glossy factor and changed the card stock to a more finished product. I do have to give a high grade to Upper Deck also for the 93 set like Night Owl, it too was very well done.

Contest plugged.
http://babennysbaseballcardbuffet.blogspot.com/2010/11/pyramids-are-cool.html

Spankee said...

1995 Collector's Choice. I could afford it (which was a big requirement, since I was 10) and it had some unique photography and some awesome cards.

cubsfan731 said...

1993 Topps. Simple design, featured players like Clemens, McGwire, Pedro, Mattingly, Ripken, Ryan, etc.

Contest will be plugged tonight at http://just-in-justinsworld.blogspot.com

dawgbones said...

I really only started collecting baseball cards this year, but the 1994 Topps Baseball Philadelphia Phillies Team Set would be a cool addition to my collection. I really
like the topps line of cards.
I have also plugged your contest over on my blog as well:

http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/

Thanks,
Dawgbones

Brad said...

1995 emotion, the best set ever, N Tense, all those emotions, good times

Play at the Plate said...

I don't know if there is a favorite..but I do like the 1994 Flair Set. It was one of the first packs I opened after coming home from the Navy and I remember pulling a Will Clark Hot Gloves insert...it was one of the first cards I pulled of him as a Ranger.

Contest plugged here:
http://playattheplatedude.blogspot.com/2010/12/other-worldly-pyramid.html

Cam said...

1995 Bowman. I love the set design and have been chasing for signatures on all the cards.

Derek said...

93 Upper Deck for a few of the Rookies. I remember them being wildly popular, and I've just run across a few of them when getting back into collecting an going through my older stuff. Piazza had a RC in there and every braves fan wanted the David Neid card (I've got a couple of extras if anyone still wants one, haha)

Fuji said...

1996 Emotion-XL : These matted base cards are beautiful... plus they have awesome insert sets like: Legion of Boom, N-Tense, and my favorite D-Fense. I'd love to one day build a master set for this product... since it probably wouldn't cost too much... but it'd be one helluva centerpiece in my PC.

Dave said...

So many great sets from this era. And for different reasons. If I HAVE to pick...1993 Kraft is my favorite (today). Very clean design, very interactive. And I like the airbrushed look.

http://goosejoak.blogspot.com/search/label/set%20-%201993%20kraft

neilbuckeye said...

1993 UD, it was early in the era of cards with great photography and they had great player/rookie selection as well.

deal said...

1993 UD - this is from my missing yrs but those are pretty sharp.

Dave said...

People love the '93 UD...it was a great set.