Sunday, September 26, 2010

How The Prize Set Came To Be.

Putting together the set for this contest was fun for me.   I love the idea of a common thread to a series of cards.  So let me explain how it was formed.

Originally, I was only going to take the comments that were based on incidents where “mental errors” or “lapses in judgment” came into play, but I realized that a common error can be just as devastating. 

Being “inspired,” I decided to use all of the comments to form this set, include a few more of my own.  So this set is truly a measure of your participation.  Here are the incidents that lead to the formation of the set.  Each of them links to an article about the play.

Moises Alou goes up to catch what should be the second out of the inning but is prevented by Steve Bartman.  I couldn’t find a card for Steve Bartman, so I substituted a first issue of the Bartman comics.

So there you go.  I hope you all like the set.  I threw in the 1960 Johnny Evers cause I thought it was a neat card.  

Good luck to all.  I hope to do more of these in the future.  Once again, you still have until Monday to enter if you haven't already, just follow this link.

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