Thursday, July 7, 2016

Gintery Contest: 2016 Edition #2

Day 1 of this contest has started swimmingly.  If you haven't seen yet, you can still get in on part 1.  Find it here!  A quick reminder of possible winnings:

  • complete base set of 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter
  • complete base set minus SP's of 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter
  • A selected 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter relic/auto (by you) from those I pull (there will be a VERY minor number of disqualifications, but you'll get to see the full list before choosing this option)
  • All the 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter base baseball box toppers I pull
  • Your choice of 20 A&G back minis
  • A copy of every duplicate I pull from the 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter The Numbers Game set (on average this should be about 3/4 of the set)
  • Your choice of 30 duplicate inserts (mini or regular sized, minis count as 2)
...and now on with the contest!!!

Every year, especially when a player gets hot,
Topps choses that player for a special #1 spot.
So Bubba has a task for you contest participants
an endeavor you must take on with all diligence.
Tell me the player Topps has chosen to revere,
the player that takes the #1 spot for this year.
Provide the answer to one receiving clout
but take care and do it before the checklist comes out!

I've tried to help you all out a little with this one.  Here's all the number #1's from previous years.  Comment with your answers below.  The person who comments first and gets it right will win, so I would suggest not duplicating answers.  For this contest, you can provide an answer once every 24 hours (simply comment again).

2016: ???
2015: Madison Bumgarner
2014: Roger Maris
2013: Miguel Cabrera
2012: Albert Pujols
2011: Carlos Gonzalez
2010: Adam Lind
2009: Jay Bruce
2008: Alex Rodriguez
2007: Ryan Howard
2006: Albert Pujols


  1. I'll take a stab: Clayton Kershaw.

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    1. FWIW... this would've been my guess. We shall see I suppose!

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    1. Darn you, defgav. You took my second guess! :p

  4. Going with Carlos Correa (since Bryant was taken)!

  5. Eric Hosmer

    Should be Trout since he's the best player in baseball but, I'll go with Hos.

  6. I would have gone Bryant but since he was taken how about Arrieta.

  7. All the superstars have been taken so... Albert Pujols

  8. Totally forgot yesterday, and I don't think the list is live yet, so...
    Robinson Cano

  9. When does the list go live?
    I'm just going to keep guessing 'til it comes out...

  10. I guess the checklist came out yesterday? Maybe it was a couple of days ago.
    I'm a Cubs fan and even I have no idea why Jorge Soler graces the #1 spot.