Friday, February 4, 2011

Second Contest Winner announced and Fan Favorite winners of our 2010 Sports Card Awards revealed.

Look for the second winner in our contest at the bottom of this page.

We asked you to vote on your favorite cards in three categories, The Sickest Card of the Year, Fan Favorite Set of the Year and the Box Most Likely to Contain Mojo.  You've spoken and here are the winners.

The 2010 Bowman Baseball Stephen Strasburg Red Auto 1/1 became an eBay sensation and created a huge frenzy of collectors trying to get their hands on all things Strasburg.  It was finally sold at auction for $19,975.   Not too shabby.  This card took off in the fan voting right off the bat but looked as if it would be knocked down to second place mid way through.  With a resurgence of votes in the final days of polling, this card pulled away as the clear winner.

This award was for the set that collectors love and want to complete.  With a wide variety of inserts, every thing from Regis Philbin to Zeus to Tony Hawk to Rip Cards to... oh yeah... some baseball cards too, this continues to be a set to get excited about.  Voting for this award had the lead changing several times, but with another large, late push, Allen & Ginter pulled it out in the end.

Clearly you think triangles are where its at because 2010 Triple Threads Baseball takes the award for Mojo.

So it was a clean sweep for Topps/Bowman and for Baseball cards.  Here's a look at the cards that got runner up.

Runner-up for Sickest Card was...
The 2010 Press Pass Five Star Racing Dale Sr./Dale Jr. Patch Auto Booklet.  An impressive showing for a non "big four" sports card.  But its easy to see why this card did so well.

Runner-up for Fan Favorite Set was...
2010 Topps Chrome Football.  Clearly you people like the shiny.

And Runner-up for Most Likely to Contain Mojo was...
2009/10 Panini National Treasures Basketball.  Something tells me if the news about Blake Griffin Cards skyrocketing in value had broken just a little bit sooner, this might have been you first place winner.

We will reveal the winners of our other 2010 Sports Card Awards soon.  Congratulations to the winners in our fan categories.  Did the cards you voted for win?  Let us know.  And speaking of fan voting and winning, now is as good a time as any to reveal the winner of our second prize, the Fan Voting Prize.   Here is the video.


1 comment:

  1. Congrats to the winner. I voted a bit ago and I think that I helped elect about half of them.

    Thanks for the contest. Great fun.