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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hackenbush's 500th Post Contest!!!

What better way to celebrate my 500th post than to give away a bunch of cards?  None, I'm sure.

Don Pardo, tell them what they can win.

The lucky winner of this contest will take home these five great rookie cards!

But that's not all!

In addition, our winner will receive over three hundred Hall of Fame and star cards from Topps 1982, 1983, and 1984.  Palmer, Bench, Ryan, Fingers, Yazstremski, Carew, Jackson, Rose, Schmidt ... the list goes on and on.

Thanks, Don Pardo.

OK, it's a contest so there have to be rules, right?

To start with, you don't have to be a follower though seeing your little icons on my list does appeal to my vanity.  Most people come to Can't Have Too Many Cards to look at pictures of Marlo Thomas or Rene Magritte so if you're reading this post you're already on my good list!

The winner will be chosen at random based on the number of entries they have.  

Any comment here gets you one entry. 

Publicizing this contest on your blog gets you an additional two entries. (Comment with the link.)

If you're too busy, don't like guessing games, hate kids, or B&W pictures put you to sleep,  you may skip to the comments area.  You are excused.  Good luck!

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Most of us started collecting cards when we were kids, like the ones in this class photo.  In fact, Hackenbush is one of the kids in in this photo.  
Guess who I am and win five entries.  Guess the year and win two entries. Guess how many of my classmates' first names I can remember and win another three entries.

This contest will run through 11:59 PM Central Time, Sunday, Oct. 10 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.


  1. I am leaving a comment right here! See it? Here it is!! Congrats on batting 500!! Wahoo!! I also publicized it here:

    Considering I have not seen a photo of you, this is a pot-shot guess: 2nd row up, 3rd from right (white shirt, mean look).

    Year? 1965

    How many first names? 6

  2. Comment! Congrats on 500 posts!

    For the picture I will say 1st row, guy on the far left. I was a front row sitter so I'm guessing you were too.

    Year: 1962

    First Names? 12

  3. Congratulations on getting to 500. I hope I can make it that far. Count me in on the contest. Here's your love on my blog:

    I'm taking a total guess that you are the 2nd from the right in the 3rd row up with the little girl smiling at you.

    I want to say it was 1961

    You can name 9 kids out of all of them

    I hope I can win that '83 Gwynn, my dream card!!

  4. Here is my "advertisement" for the contest:

    I'm going to guess that you were the second from the right in the front row.

    The photo was taken in 1967.

    You can remember the first names of 18 of the people in the picture.

    Cool contest!

  5. David -- The whole second row up is all girls! Please take a second guess.

  6. Congrats on 500.
    I'm guessing 1965 and you are the kid sort of in the middle of the third row up (wearing a bow tie).

  7. Congratulations on 500 posts!!!

    Here is the link for me publicizing your contest -

    Third row, middle, glasses


    You can remember 26 of your classmates first names.

  8. Interesting contest.
    I'm guessing you are the bangs and bowtie on the far left in the third row.
    The year is 1962 and your memory of these kids has grown hazy, but you still remember 13 names.

  9. Cool contest! I will guess that the picture is in 1967. You are fourth from the left in the third row. You still remember 20 names.

  10. Hey, great contest, I posted on my blog about it:

    My guesses would be that the picture was taken in 1964, you are the 3rd person from the left on the bottom row, and you remember 9 names

  11. Thanks for the contest! I'll say it's from 1967, you're in the 2nd row from top, 5th from the right side (between the kids in bow tie and jacket), and you remember 23 names.

  12. Nice contest I'm in cuz I love winning free cards cuz I can't have to many. Check out my blog I'll have it advertised there (Dion's Autograph Collection). Your in the 1st row 1st kid on the left! the year 1967. and you remember no ones name from that picture

  13. 1: comment!
    2: link!
    3: front row, 2nd from right
    4: 1967
    5: 20 of them

  14. Nice contest! Thanks! Here's the link on my blog.

    Let's see, you're in the 3rd row,4th from the right with a tasteful blazer.

    This photo could be from 1972.

    You remember all of them.

  15. That's a GIRL!? Wow. Okay, I say then you are 1st row all the way on right.

  16. (That's 1st row at bottom, just to clarify)

  17. Here's my comment!! I don't have a blog. ):
    I think you are 5th from the right in the third row up, and you remember 13 of their names. The year is 1963. COOMMMEEE ONNNNN CAL ROOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the contest.

  18. Definitely the chubby kid on the right.


  19. Well, this better be worth all the time I spent writing this comment!

  20. I have pimped you here,

    You can remember exactly 14 classmates names. You are the third boy from the right in the third row up. Pretty little Kelly Perkins in the second row is looking at you wondering if you will ever trade your 1971 Thurmon Munson card. Probably not though, since that is the year this picture was taken...1971!

    I hope that I win the Cal!

  21. Thanks for the opportunity!

    forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

  22. Congratulations on the 500th post milestone!!

    Also.... the year is 1967, you are the 3rd one from the left in the 3rd row from the bottom up and you remember 18 of your classmates first names. If none of those are correct, at least I have 3 chances to win some sweet cards.


  23. Congrats!

    second row from the top, third from the left
    eleven first names?

  24. Congrats again my friend... I am going to guess 1965 since that is the year of my favorite Topps set and no one has guessed it... I will say that you are like me and can still name EVERY single person in the picture (if you spend the time to REALLY concentrate)... Great contest. You will be pimped out in due time...

  25. Also, I am very impressed to see you have Don Pardo working on your blog... He always takes all the good announcing gigs...

  26. Congratulations on 500 posts! I'm going to guess you are in the second row from the top, the kid on the far right end of the row. My guess for the year is 1958 and you remember the names of 2 other people.

  27. Congrats on your 500th post.

    Blog pimping done right here:

    I'll say you're the 3rd boy from the left in the 2nd row from the top.

    The year is 1957.

    You remember 4 kids' names.

    Keep up the great work!

  28. I think you are the only kid wearing the bow tie, year....1951 and you remember 21 names.

  29. 3rd row far left. 1963. You can remember 17 names.

  30. 3rd row up, second from right. 1960. Five names.

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  32. Floor far right ( dark suit gap tooth). 0 names ( lord knows I cant remember any) 1966

  33. 3rd row, 4th in from the left. 1965. 3 names.

  34. Congrats. Keep posting the HOF teamates cards I find them interesting to look at. Now on to your little guessing contest. I say you are in the third row, third in from the right, (the one that girl is looking at), picture taken circa 1959 and you can remember 13 names of fellow students that year.

  35. Congrats on 500 posts!!

    I don't want to attempt at guessing which one of those fine kids you are, so I will just pick the year and # of names you can remember:

    11 names

    Thanks for the contest!!!

  36. My pimping and pick for lil' Hackenbush (top row of boys, 6th from the left):
    I used seecrit computer aging techniques to match the kiddo to the picture of you in your profile.
    Year is 1968.
    You remember 13 of those other kids, you wish you could forget three of them.

  37. I'm in! In like a fox!

    Second row from the top, third from the right. Drawing the attention of the young girl in the row below. And my guess is it's 1961 and you remember 6 names.

  38. Let's do this!!

    I'll guess the white kid. Ha! First row, second from the left. This was obviously taken in 1957 because I was the third kid from the left.

  39. 3rd row, 5th from the left. Year: 1963. You can remember twelve of your classmates' names.

  40. Oh, and I publicized it here:

  41. You are 3rd row, second from the left. This is year 1971, you remember 8 names. Thanks for the contest!!

  42. Way to go on 500 posts!
    I'll say front roy , far left.
    13 names remembered

  43. Sorry I missed out on the contest. It seem to be a real humdinger of a contest. Yea I got into collecting at the age of six and collecting hardcore until I went off to college in 1995. In college, beer money is a must so collecting was put on hold. Oh to young, stupid, and drunk. I digress. I got back into the in about 2006 and it's been like I didn't miss a beat. Still love it and started a card blog. (read, enjoy, and comment)


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