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A Card Giveaway in Honor of the 2012 Playoffs

It's playoff time, so we thought we would add a little baseball card flavor to October. The card in question is a 2012 Topps Heritage Luis Aparicio Real One Autograph. Luis played 18 seasons for the White Sox (two stints), Red Sox and Orioles. He was a great defensive shortstop and his speed was apparent by leading the AL in steals for nine consecutive seasons. Aparicio was voted to ten All-Star teams and won nine gold glove awards as well. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1984.

How to win this card: Leave a comment below with your best guestimate to the following question. How many total hits will there be in all 2012 playoff and world series games? This includes the single game wild card playoffs. Closest number wins, doesn't matter if it's above or below the actual final number. Tiebreaker: How many total pitches will be thrown during all 2012 playoff and world series games? If there is still a tie after the tiebreaker, a random winner from the tiebreaker winners will be chosen. An email address has to be entered but it does not get published. You must have your answer turned in by 11:59PM central time Sunday Oct. 7th.

2012 Topps Heritage Luis Aparicio Auto
2012 Topps Heritage Luis Aparicio Auto

Luis Aparicio Topps Checklist

1956 Topps #292 Luis Aparicio (Rookie Card)
1957 Topps #7 Luis Aparicio
1958 Topps #85A Luis Aparicio
1958 Topps #85B Luis Aparicio (Yellow Team Letters)
1958 Topps #483 Luis Aparicio (All-Star)
1959 Topps #310 Luis Aparicio
1959 Topps #408 Keystone Combo Nellie Fox/Luis Aparicio
1959 Topps #560 Luis Aparicio (All-Star)
1960 Topps #240 Luis Aparicio
1960 Topps #389 World Series Game 5/Aparicio Steals Base/w/Maury Wills
1960 Topps #389A World Series Game 5/Aparicio Steals Base/w/Maury Wills
1960 Topps #559 Luis Aparicio (All-Star)
1961 Topps #440 Luis Aparicio
1961 Topps #574 Luis Aparicio (All-Star)
1961 Topps Stamps #120 Luis Aparicio
1962 Topps #325 Luis Aparicio
1962 Topps #469 Luis Aparicio (All-Star)
1962 Topps Stamps #22 Luis Aparicio
1962 Topps Venezuelan #200 Luis Aparicio
1963 Topps #205 Luis Aparicio
1963 Topps Peel-Offs #2 Luis Aparicio
1964 Topps #540 Luis Aparicio
1964 Topps Coins #31 Luis Aparicio
1964 Topps Coins #127 Luis Aparicio (All-Star)
1964 Topps Giants #39 Luis Aparicio
1964 Topps Rookie All-Star Banquet #3 Aparicio/Bowens/Tresh/Gonzalez/Bruce/Bonds
1965 Topps #410 Luis Aparicio
1965 Topps Transfers Inserts #3 Luis Aparicio
1966 Topps #90 Luis Aparicio DP
1966 Topps Advertising Panels #2 Jim Lonborg/Howie Koplitz/Luis Aparicio
1966 Topps Venezuelan #90 Luis Aparicio
1967 Topps #60 Luis Aparicio
1967 Topps Punch-Outs #7 Luis Aparicio
1967 Topps Venezuelan #47 Luis Aparicio
1967 Topps Venezuelan #49 Luis Aparicio
1967 Topps Venezuelan #189 Luis Aparicio
1968 Topps #310 Luis Aparicio
1968 Topps Venezuelan #310 Luis Aparicio
1969 Topps #75 Luis Aparicio
1969 Topps Decals #5 Luis Aparicio
1969 Topps Deckle Edge #6 Luis Aparicio
1969 Topps Stamps #152 Luis Aparicio
1969 Topps Super #10 Luis Aparicio
1969 Topps Team Posters #11 Chicago White Sox
1970 Topps #315 Luis Aparicio
1970 Topps Candy Lid #3 Luis Aparicio
1970 Topps Scratchoffs #3 Luis Aparicio
1970 Topps Super #3 Luis Aparicio SP
1971 Topps #740 Luis Aparicio (Uncorrected Error)
1971 Topps Coins #16 Luis Aparicio
1971 Topps Greatest Moments #51 Luis Aparicio
1971 Topps Scratchoffs #3 Luis Aparicio
1971 Topps Super #23 Luis Aparicio
1971 Topps Tattoos #44 Luis Aparicio
1972 Topps #313 Luis Aparicio
1972 Topps #314 Luis Aparicio (In Action)
1972 Topps Cloth Test #2 Luis Aparicio (In Action)
1973 Topps #165 Luis Aparicio
1974 Topps #61 Luis Aparicio
1974 Topps Stamps #131 Luis Aparicio

1956 Topps #292  Luis Aparicio  White Sox EX A6970
1956 Topps #292 Luis Aparicio White Sox EX A6970
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1956 Topps #292  Luis Aparicio  White Sox VG/EX Y4891
1956 Topps #292 Luis Aparicio White Sox VG/EX Y4891
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1956 Topps #292  Luis Aparicio  White Sox VG/EX Y9844
1956 Topps #292 Luis Aparicio White Sox VG/EX Y9844
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Mike Trout Rookie Card Checklist

Mike Trout rookie cards are hot, and who can blame collectors. The Angels found great success with Tim Salmon who won the Angles only Rookie of the Year award in 1993 and went on to a very nice career. Now, a new fish has appeared in Anaheim and is the runaway favorite to win the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year award. Mike Trout was already ranked the #1 prospect in baseball in the minor leagues, and he has not slowed down since being called up to the majors.

Trout has only played in 78 games in 2012, a little less than half a season. He already has 16 home runs, 49 RBI and and astounding 75 runs scored. He is batting a blistering .354 and has swiped 31 bases which leads the American League...the next closest is Rajai Davis with 25. If the Angels can talk Tim Salmon out of retirement and can somehow acquire Mike Carp from divisional rival Seattle, they will have a sport fisherman's dream outfield. Even without fellow Angelfish outfielders though, Trout looks like he will soon become the Angels second Rookie of the Year.

Tim Salmon Mike Trout Autograph 16x20 Rookie of the Year MLB COA 2/15
Tim Salmon Mike Trout Autograph 16x20 Rookie of the Year MLB COA 2/15
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MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD #'d/49 RARE SP Prime Cuts GAME-USED JERSEY $$ Baseball RC
MIKE TROUT ROOKIE CARD #'d/49 RARE SP Prime Cuts GAME-USED JERSEY $$ Baseball RC
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2011 Topps Pro Debut GOLD #34/50 MIKE TROUT Rookie PSA 8.5 -Only 4 graded higher
2011 Topps Pro Debut GOLD #34/50 MIKE TROUT Rookie PSA 8.5 -Only 4 graded higher
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MIKE TROUT RC Bowman RED HOT ROOKIE CARD Baseball Mint LA ANGELS!
MIKE TROUT RC Bowman RED HOT ROOKIE CARD Baseball Mint LA ANGELS!
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Mike Trout 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter X 10th Anniversary BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Pop=3
Mike Trout 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter X 10th Anniversary BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Pop=3
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2009 Arizona League Rookie Test Issue MIKE TROUT Los Angeles Angels
2009 Arizona League Rookie Test Issue MIKE TROUT Los Angeles Angels
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MIKE TROUT #27 Angels ROOKIE Platinum RC CARD Baseball MLB Anaheim MINT
MIKE TROUT #27 Angels ROOKIE Platinum RC CARD Baseball MLB Anaheim MINT
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft #101 Mike Trout Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5 (NS)
2011 Bowman Chrome Draft #101 Mike Trout Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5 (NS)
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mike trout rookie us 175
mike trout rookie us 175
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MIKE TROUT 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects #5 Angels SP MINT Rookie mvp PSA 9
MIKE TROUT 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects #5 Angels SP MINT Rookie mvp PSA 9
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2011 Topps Debut #263 Mike Trout Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5 (NS)
2011 Topps Debut #263 Mike Trout Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5 (NS)
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2010 Topps Pro Debut #181 Mike Trout Rookie Card Graded BCCG 10 *891
2010 Topps Pro Debut #181 Mike Trout Rookie Card Graded BCCG 10 *891
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Mike Trout 2013 ROOKIE Anaheim Angels STADIUM PROMO Bobblehead
Mike Trout 2013 ROOKIE Anaheim Angels STADIUM PROMO Bobblehead "Wall Catch"
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Mike Trout Rookie Card Lot of 3 w/ 2012 Topps Heritage, 2009 Tristar, Nice!
Mike Trout Rookie Card Lot of 3 w/ 2012 Topps Heritage, 2009 Tristar, Nice!
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MIKE TROUT 2012 Topps Update #US144 Gold Sparkle ROOKIE YEAR ALL STAR
MIKE TROUT 2012 Topps Update #US144 Gold Sparkle ROOKIE YEAR ALL STAR
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Mike Trout Rookie Card Checklist

2011 Bowman Chrome #175 Mike Trout (Rookie)
2011 Bowman Draft #101 Mike Trout (Rookie)
2011 Finest #94 Mike Trout (Rookie)
2011 Playoff Contenders #17 Mike Trout (Rookie)
2011 Topps Update #US175 Mike Trout (Rookie)

Ichiro Hits (the Big Apple)

Well, the Yankees have done it again. Love 'em or hate 'em, it seems like every year they go out and trade for a big name player right before the MLB trade deadline. This year they pulled in one of the biggest names yet. They landed Ichiro from the Seattle Mariners...a player so great that he is known simply by his first name. One of the all-time great hitters. Ichiro has only played 12 seasons in the U.S. and is already approaching the 3,000 hit milestone! He has won Rookie of the Year, American League MVP, three

2012 Topps Updates & Highlights Ichiro Yankees Card
2012 Topps Updates & Highlights Ichiro Yankees Card

AL Batting Titles, ten Gold Gloves and been to the All Star Game ten times. He holds the record for most hits in a season and most consecutive seasons with 200+ hits. Ichiro will surely help the Yankees down the stretch, but I think the more important question is how will this affect Ichiro baseball cards?

Ichiro cards have always been extremely popular with collectors in both the U.S. and Japan. He is probably the most popular player to come over from Japan (Nomo is the only player who I can think of that would come close) and now that he is with the Yankees, it will surely increase demand for his cards. In the middle of one of the most powerful lineups in baseball, in the city that probably has the most baseball card collectors in the world it will be fun to watch.

According to Beckett, there will also be Ichiro in Yankees uniform cards in the upcoming Bowman Chrome, Bowman Sterling and Topps Five Star sets, in addition to the 2012 Topps Updates and Highlights set.

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2001 Sp Authentic Ichiro Suzuki Limited GOLD /50 PSA 10 Rookie!  NEVER SEE! WOW!
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2001 Sp Authentic Ichiro Suzuki Limited GOLD /50 PSA 10 Rookie! NEVER SEE! Pop.3
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2001 Donruss Signature Ichiro Suzuki Proofs /25 PSA 10 Rookie! Extremely Rare!
2001 Donruss Signature Ichiro Suzuki Proofs /25 PSA 10 Rookie! Extremely Rare!
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2001 SP Authentic Ichiro Suzuki GOLD Base-Ball Combo Relic Rookie /25 PSA 9 RARE
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Lot of 3,900 Ichiro Suzuki “paper card ONLY” 2001 Rookie season
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UDA 2001 ICHIRO ROOKIE 16X20 FRAMED AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE NEW NIB  RARE ITEM!!!!
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Lot of 2500 Authentic Images 2002 Ichiro Suzuki Gold Signature Rookie Paper Card
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2001 Ultimate Colection ICHIRO Game Used Batting Glove RC Rookie 03/75
2001 Ultimate Colection ICHIRO Game Used Batting Glove RC Rookie 03/75
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2001 POP 4 ICHIRO SUZUKI ROOKIE RC #105 BGS 10 PRISTINE!
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Rare 2001 Donruss Signature #146 Ichiro Suzuki RC Rookie Card PSA 9 112/330
Rare 2001 Donruss Signature #146 Ichiro Suzuki RC Rookie Card PSA 9 112/330
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2001 Ultimate Collection Ichiro Rare Game Used Rookie Game Ball Gold #147/150 Sp
2001 Ultimate Collection Ichiro Rare Game Used Rookie Game Ball Gold #147/150 Sp
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2001 Ultimate Colection ICHIRO Game Used Batting Glove RC Rookie 14/75
2001 Ultimate Colection ICHIRO Game Used Batting Glove RC Rookie 14/75
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2001 Donruss Ichiro Suzuki Stat Line /153 Rookie  BGS 9.5 Pop.1  1/1  (B
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2001 Donruss Elite Status Die-Cut 195 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners Rookie Card
2001 Donruss Elite Status Die-Cut 195 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners Rookie Card
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Ichiro Rookie Card Checklist

2001 Absolute Memorabilia #195 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (Game Used Memorbilia) (#/700)
2001 Bowman's Best #162 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2999)
2001 Bowman Chrome #351A Ichiro Suzuki English (Rookie Card)
2001 Bowman Chrome #351B Ichiro Suzuki Japan (Rookie Card)
2001 Bowman Draft #BDP84 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Bowman Heritage #352 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card)
2001 Donruss #195 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2001)
2001 Donruss Classics #146 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card) (#/585)
2001 Donruss Class of 2001 #251 Ichiro Suzuki PH (Rookie Card) (#/625)
2001 Donruss Elite #195 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card) (#/900)
2001 Donruss Signature #146 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/330)
2001 E-X #105 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1999)
2001 Fleer Authority #101 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2001)
2001 Fleer Focus #247 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/999)
2001 Fleer Futures #230 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2499)
2001 Fleer Game Time #91 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2000)
2001 Fleer Genuine #101 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1500)
2001 Fleer Legacy #101 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/799)
2001 Fleer Platinum #252 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Fleer Premium #231 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1999)
2001 Fleer Showcase #116 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/500)
2001 Fleer Tradition #452 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Fleer Triple Crown #306 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2999)
2001 Leaf Certified Materials #146 Ichiro Suzuki FF Base (Rookie Card) (Game Used Memorbilia) (#/200)
2001 Leaf Limited #374 Ichiro Suzuki Base (Rookie Card) (Game Used Memorbilia) (#/100)
2001 Leaf Rookies and Stars #251 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 MLB Showdown Pennant Run #169 Ichiro Suzuki Foil (Rookie Card)
2001 SP Authentic #91 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1250)
2001 SP Game Bat Milestone #91 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 SP Game Used Edition #63 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/500)
2001 SPx #150 Ichiro Suzuki Auto Relic (Autograph) (Rookie Card) (Game Used Jersey)
2001 Studio #186 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/700)
2001 Sweet Spot #62 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1000)
2001 Topps #726 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Chrome Traded #T266 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Gallery #151A Ichiro Suzuki English (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Gallery #151B Ichiro Suzuki Japan (Rookie Card)
2001 Topps Reve #151 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/1170)
2001 UD Reve #181 Ichiro Suzuki SP (Rookie Card) (#/2500)
2001 Ultimate Collection #120 Ichiro Suzuki (Autograph) (Rookie Card) (#/250)
2001 Ultra #278 Ichiro Suzuki/T.Shinjo (Rookie Card) (#/1499)
2001 Upper Deck #271 Ichiro Suzuki SR (Rookie Card)
2001 Upper Deck Evolution #91 Ichiro Suzuki PROS (Rookie Card) (#/2500)
2001 Upper Deck Gold Glove #135 Ichiro Suzuki GD (Rookie Card) (#/500)
2001 Upper Deck MVP #60 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Upper Deck Ovation #76 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (#/2000)
2001 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects #136 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card) (Game Used Jersey) (#/500)
2001 Upper Deck Victory #564 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)
2001 Upper Deck Vintage #346 Ichiro Suzuki (Rookie Card)