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

Luis Aparicio 1956 Rookie Topps Card 292 and 1969 Card 75 both PSA EX 5
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1956 TOPPS # 292 LUIS APARICIO ROOKIE CARD -SHORT STOP for CHICAGO WHITE SOX
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1956 TOPPS LUIS APARICIO RC #292 (150.00)  NRMT   UT197
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8 Responses to A Card Giveaway in Honor of the 2012 Playoffs

  1. Craig Parker says:

    382 hits

    7,567 strikeouts

  2. Craig Parker says:

    I meant pitches!!!!!

  3. Larry Haseley says:

    I am giving you my “guesses” now, but hoping they won’t be listed until after the deadline, as others could use posted numbers to their advantage.
    415 hits, and 8055 pitches

    • admin says:

      Good luck Larry, looks like it’s between you and Craig! Guess I did not do a very good job of marketing the contest.

  4. Larry Haseley says:

    Thanks, I am surprised there weren’t more. I think I am way too high with my guesses.

  5. admin says:

    OK, I have added up the total hits so far through World Series Game 1 and it looks like we already have a winner. Craig guessed 382 total hits and Larry guessed 415 hits. Larry, you thought you were way too high with your guesses, but actually looks like you are going to be way too low! However, since Craig was even lower, you are the winner. With every series in the playoffs going the full distance except for the Detroit/Oakland series, and not many pitching gems, the hits kept piling up. So far there have been a whopping 540 hits with at least three more games to go. Here is the breakdown:

    NL Wild Card Game 18 hits
    AL Wild Card Game 17 hits
    NLDS Wash/Stl Game 1 11 hits
    NLDS Wash/Stl Game 2 23 hits
    NLDS Wash/Stl Game 3 21 hits
    NLDS Wash/Stl Game 4 6 hits
    NLDS Wash/Stl Game 5 22 hits
    NLDS Cin/SF Game 1 16 hits
    NLDS Cin/SF Game 2 15 hits
    NLDS Cin/SF Game 3 7 hits
    NLDS Cin/SF Game 4 20 hits
    NLDS Cin/SF Game 5 21 hits
    ALDS Bal/NYY Game 1 18 hits
    ALDS Bal/NYY Game 2 16 hits
    ALDS Bal/NYY Game 3 14 hits
    ALDS Bal/NYY Game 4 15 hits
    ALDS Bal/NYY Game 5 9 hits
    ALDS Det/Oak Game 1 11 hits
    ALDS Det/Oak Game 2 20 hits
    ALDS Det/Oak Game 3 9 hits
    ALDS Det/Oak Game 4 18 hits
    ALDS Det/Oak Game 5 13 hits
    NLCS Game 1 15 hits
    NLCS Game 2 17 hits
    NLCS Game 3 15 hits
    NLCS Game 4 18 hits
    NLCS Game 5 13 hits
    NLCS Game 6 14 hits
    NLCS Game 7 21 hits
    ALCS Game 1 26 hits
    ALCS Game 2 12 hits
    ALCS Game 3 12 hits
    ALCS Game 4 18 hits
    World Series Game 1 19 hits

  6. Larry says:

    Thanks a lot — I really am surprised!! I didn’t do any research, just counted the possible number of games and guessed hits.