Saturday, January 22, 2011

New chances to get up to three bonus entries to win our Grand Prize, 8 boxes of cards, in our contest.

This is the Grand Prize in our current contest.  One person will walk away with all these cards.  If you haven't entered yet, use this link to find out how to get in on this contest, then come back here when you're done because we are about to reveal even more ways to earn bonus entries.

You now have the chance to earn up to 3 bonus entries by answering the questions below that are based on the 2010 Panini Century Collection.  We just did a box break and review of these cards, if you missed it, use this link to see what we pulled.

To answer these questions you will probably need a checklist.  If you don't have one I suggest you head on over to Sports Card Radio.  We've talked about this site in the past, telling you how great their fan forum is, but they also have some of the most well done checklists on the net.  It's a resource we use time and time again.   Use this link to see all of their checklists.   The Century Collection checklist should be number 20 on the list.

Leave a comment here with your answers.  For every answer you get correct, you'll receive another bonus entry to win our Grand Prize.  You have until Sunday Night, January 23, 2011 (1/23) at 11:00PM PST to leave your answer in the comments here on this blog only.  Your comment will be hidden until after the deadline to prevent anyone from copying your answers.

Here are the questions.

1- Later this year, Stan Musial will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, making him the 17th person with that honor to be represented on a card in the 2010 Panini Century Collection.  Musial isn’t the only sports figure to have a card in the Century Collection and be honored with the Medal of Freedom, 4 other athletes and a coach, Paul “Bear“ Bryant can claim the same.  For a BONUS ENTRY, name 3 of the 4 professional athletes who have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom who also have a card in the 2010 Panini Century Collection.   

2 - Excluding Honorary Oscars, there are 17 people who have won Academy Awards that have a card in the 2010 Panini Century Collection.  Of the group, there were 4 slightly unusual winners.  One person known primarily for their long, successful TV career won an Oscar before ever being nominated for an Emmy. Two people known primarily as recording artists won Oscars for acting.  One person known primarily for acting won their Oscar for music.  For a BONUS ENTRY, name these four Academy Award Winners

3 - Only 24 astronauts have ever flown to the moon.  Of those astronauts, only 12 have walked on the moon’s surface.  There are four of these Astronauts with cards and autos in the 2010 Panini Century Collection, Edgar Mitchell, Alan Bean, Charles Duke and Alan Shepard.  They have they’re glory, but we are more concerned with the astronauts who made it to the moon, but not onto the moon, the ones who flew over 238,700 miles and missed landing on the moon by a little over 100 miles.  So for a BONUS ENTRY, tell us the names of the astronauts that have a card in the 2010 Panini Century Collection who flew to the moon, but didn’t make it to the surface.


  1. 1. Ted Williams,Frank Robinson, and Joe DiMaggio

  2. 1-I actually saw 4: Frank Robinson (Base), Jackie Robinson (Cut),Joe DiMaggio (Cut Stamp), Ted Williams (Cut)

    2-I got the Sinatra/Crosby, but not the other two

    3-Gordon and Worden

  3. 1) Joe Dimagio, Frank Robinson, Jackie Robinson,

    2)? Tough one

    3)Dick Gordon, Al Worden.

  4. Okay here goes,
    Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, & Ted Williams.

    James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland & Bing Crosby.

    Al Worden, Rusty Schweickart & Dick Gordon.

    Hope these are right.

  5. Here are my guesses:

    #1: Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, & Frank Robinson

    #2: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, & Lucille Ball?

    #3: Al Worden & Dick Gordon

  6. 1) Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams are cut autos, Frank Robinson has a base card

    2)Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crsoby, Charlie Chaplin

    3) Dick Gordon, Al Worden, Rusty Schweickart, Walt Cunningham

  7. took me the better part of a day, but I'm sick so I wasn't doing much of anything else today anyway. Here are the answers:

    1. Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio

    2. Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin

    3. Al Worden and Dick Gordon

    By the way...thanks for putting together this contest. I learned a lot about the American space program, Hollywood icons, and great American citizens who have won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  8. Because I might be busy on Sunday, here's some of the answers...

    Joe DiMaggio
    Frank Robinson
    Ted Williams

    Still working on this.

    Dick Gordon
    Al Worden

    Thanks for a great contest.

  9. 1. Joe DiMaggio, Frank Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams

    2. George Burns, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Charlie Chaplin

    3. Dick Gordon, Al Worden

  10. 1. Frank Robinson
    Joe DiMaggio
    Jackie Robinson
    Ted Williams

    2. Bette Davis
    Bing Crosby
    Frank Sinatra
    Charlie Chaplin

    3. Al Worden
    Dick Gorden

  11. Gonna take a stab at this one...

    1. Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners:
    Frank Robinson, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson

    2. Oscar Winners
    Won for acting (known for music)- Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby
    Won for movie (known for TV)- George Burns
    Won For Music (known as actor)- Charlie Chaplin for Limelight

    3. Astronauts (only found 2 that actually orbited, but didn't land)
    Al Worden, Dick Gordon,

  12. 4 sports figures that were awarded the medal of freedom
    1. Joe DiMaggio(1977)
    2. Jackie Robinson #/1(1984, posthumously)
    3. Ted Williams #/1 (1991)
    4. Frank Robinson #/20 (2005)

    4 odd Academy award winners
    Vivian Vance
    Frank Sinatra
    Bing Crosby
    Charlie Chaplin

    12 Astronauts that flew to the moon, without stepping foot on it.
    1. Frank Borman
    2. Jim Lovell
    3. William Anders
    4. Tom Stafford
    5. Michael Collins
    6. Dick Gordon
    7. Jack Swigert
    8. Fred Hais
    9. Stuart Roosa
    10. Al Worden
    11. Ken Mattingl
    12. Ronald Evans

  13. 1. Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Frank Robinson

    3. Al Worden, Dick Gordon, Walt Cunningham

  14. And now the Oscars answers...

    * Charlie Chaplin - Actor/Director winning with music award
    * Frank Sinatra - Musician winning an Oscar as an Actor
    * George Burns - Oscar for Supporting Actor before he was nominated for an Emmy
    * Bing Crosby - known as an singer, won an Oscar as an Actor

    Those were a bit tougher. A great question, though.

    Mark A.

  15. Looks like fun....

    1. Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners:
    Frank Robinson, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson

    2. Oscar Winners
    Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby
    George Burns
    Charlie Chaplin for Limelight

    3. Astronauts
    Al Worden, Dick Gordon,

    thanks for the contest!!