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  • How Close Were You?

    Your guesses have been documented and it's time for my student's cardboard inspirations to be revealed. Let's see how accurate they were...



    #1: 1987 Topps

    Ten people submitted guesses and eight were correct. As a collector who busted a ton of this product in the 80's, the card back was a dead giveaway. The front? Not so much.



    #2: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen

    This was probably the easiest one out of the bunch. Nine out of ten got this one correct. I'm not exactly sure what contest Comatoad was entering, but this doesn't even remotely resemble 1956 Topps.



    #3: 1984 Topps

    80% guessed this one correctly. This one was tricky, because the 84 design doesn't have the team name continuing along the top. However... the box and the start of the name along the left side definitely resembles that design.



    #4: 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes

    I was truly surprised that only two people answered this one correctly. This was one of my favorite submissions among all of my classes and it stood out to me better than the 84 or 87 Toppsdesigns. Maybe it was the team's logo that threw everyone off.



    #5: 1983 Donruss

    Half of you guessed this correctly and two others guessed its sister set: 1982 Donruss. I personally had no idea what design they used. The captain of the team submitted the cards without the original and I was clueless. I made them dig through their folders, so I could figure out the set.



    #6: 1990 Score

    I had a lot of trouble with this design too. However as soon as I saw the back, the answer sort of popped into my head... but that's only because I had prior knowledge. I highly doubt I would have guess this correctly like 50% of you did.



    #7: 1982 Topps

    The double hockey sticks were a dead giveaway and eighty percent of you seem to agree.



    #8: 2015 Topps

    According to everyone's guesses... this was the most challenging design. Only one person guessed it correctly. The huge square in the bottom righthand corner on the front and the timeline on the back totally would have thrown me off.

    Well... it's now time to see who won the contest... but before I reveal the winner, here are the actual cards each of the eight teams used for this project:



    And the winner is...



    otherwise known as...


    Jedi Jeff

    CongratulationsJeff! You answered seven out of eight designs correctly and edged out Josh, Adam, cynicalbuddha, and Patrick who each submitted six correct responses. I'll start building your prize package and get that shipped out to you (hopefully) sooner than later.

    Thanks again to everyone who participated. I had a lot of fun reading your responses.

    Happy Sunday and sayonara!


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