Monday, February 7, 2011
Awesomest night card, the semifinals 2
Are you bummed that the NFL season is over for the year, or conceivably longer? Depressed that you have to wait until March for another tournament-style sporting event?
Well, I am here to accommodate your sports-addicted self.
We are near the very end of the longest tournament I can think of ... in the 20 seconds in which I attempted to think of such things. The tournament has pitted the very best night cards I have ever seen against each other. They are battling to win the very first spot in my night card binder.
This is far more exciting than seeing receivers drop footballs.
We have even determined one of the cards that will be in the Awesomest Night Card finale!
It's the 1989 Upper Deck Kirk Gibson World Series card. Gibson took on the entire 1981 All-Star Game in the last matchup and won easily. Gibby can do it all.
Here are the results of the vote:
1. 1989 Upper Deck WS Kirk Gibson: 32 votes
2. 1982 Fleer '81 All-Star Game: 15 votes
Gibson heads off to the final with his fist triumphantly thrust into the air.
Here are the two cards that will battle it out in the other semifinal for the chance to face Gibson:
1. 2007 UD Masterpieces Carlton Fisk: Fisk hit a pretty famous home run in the World Series, too, you know.
2. 1992 Triple Play Wrigley Field: Wrigley Field didn't hit any home runs. It just gives up home runs. Lots and lots and lots of home runs. I hear it's pretty windy there. And the Cubs' pitching usually sucks.
So which card will get a chance to face Gibson? Will it be an all-tuckus matchup? Or will Gibson take on another stadium like he did in the semifinals?
Decide for yourself by voting in the poll on the sidebar.
Hey, maybe it's not as interesting as the Super Bowl. But at least nobody's wearing gold pants. I've had enough of that for awhile.