Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What happened to the poll???

I just noticed a very odd (and irritating) thing. The last time I checked the Card of the Year poll (last night) Oscar Gamble was leading Johnny Bench. I think it was 19-15 with about 20 hours to go. When I got up this morning the poll showed Gamble leading 2-1 with 10 hours left on the poll. What happened to it?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year - Semi-Finals II

  • Pete Rose beat the Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing card 14-10. Pete will be in the finals against the winner of:


Oscar Gamble Traded #74T


and

Johnny Bench #300

  • Please vote for your favorite of these two cards. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year - Semi-Finals

  • Johnny Bench and the Oscar Gamble Traded card advance to the semi-finals



  • The first semi-final round pits Pete Rose against the Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing Champion card. Please pick your favorite. The top vote-getter will advance to the finals.


Pete Rose #240

Kurt Bevacqua Bubble-Blowing Champion #564

Thursday, March 24, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year (Round 4, Group 2) - down to six!

Pete Rose and the Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing card advance to the semi-finals.

This bracket is going to be a tough one. Please vote for your favorite out of these four cards. The top two cards will advance to the semi-finals.

Carl Yastrzemski #230

Steve Garvey #150

Johnny Bench #300

Oscar Gamble Traded (#74T)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year (Round 4) - the final eight!

  • We're down to the final eight cards. Steve Garvey, Johnny Bench, Oscar Gamble Traded, and Carl Yastrzemski advanced from round 3 group 2.



  • Please vote for your favorite card from round 4, group 1. The top two vote-getters will advance to the semi-finals. Some really cool cards are going to be voted off in this round (especially in the other bracket)


Dave Parker #185

Pete Rose #240

Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing Champion #564


World Series Champions #462


Sunday, March 20, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year - round 3, group 2

  • Pete Rose, Dave Parker, World Series Champs, and the Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing Card will move on to the final eight. I had to make a decision between the Worlds Series Champs and the Luis Tiant cards since both had the same number of votes.
  • Here are the cards from the "other side of the bracket." Please vote for your favorite card(s) from this group. The top four cards will move on to the final eight.
Steve Garvey #150

Carl Yastrzemski #230 

Jerry Reuss #60

Oscar Gamble traded #74T

Johnny Bench #300

Ray Fosse #554

Fred Lynn #50

Lou Brock #10

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year - on to round 3!

  • Dave Parker, Pete Rose, Tito Fuentes, and World Series Champs advanced to round 3.
  • We're down to 16 cards. We'll do two groups of eight. The top four cards from each group will advance to round 4.
  • Here are the competitors in the first group:
Dave Parker #185

Pete Rose #240

Tito Fuentes #8

World Series Champs #462

Mike Schmidt #480

Rick Manning #275

Luis Tiant #130

Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing #564


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year (Round 2, Group 4)

  • Mike Schmidt, Rick Manning, Luis Tiant, and the Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing card all advanced to the next round.
  • Here is the last group for round 2. Please vote for your favorite(s). The top four from this group will advance to round 3.
Dave Concepcion #48

Pete Rose #240

Hank Aaron #550

Willie Horton #320

Manny Sanguillen #220

Tito Fuentes #8

World Series Champs #462

Dave Parker #185

Sunday, March 13, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year (Round 2, Group 3)

  • Oscar Gamble Traded, Steve Garvey, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jerry Reuss all made it to the next round. Jerry Reuss and Sal Bando were tied for the fourth spot so I made an "executive decision"
  • Please vote for your favorite(s) from Group 3. The top four cards will advance to the next round.
  • The following cards comprise Group 3 of round 2:
Greg Luzinski #610

Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Blowing Championship #564

Dave Lopes RB #4

Luis Tiant #130

Gene Tenace #165

Rick Manning #275

Al Oliver #260

Mike Schmidt #480

Friday, March 11, 2011

1976 Topps Card of the Year (Round 2, Group 2)

  • The cards that will move on from group 1 are Johnny Bench, Ray Fosse, Fred Lynn, and Lou Brock
  • Here are the cards for round 2, group 2. Please vote for your favorite(s). The top four from this group will make it to the next round
Steve Ontiveros #284

Oscar Gamble Traded (#74T)

Sal Bando #90

Brian Downing #23

Carl Yastrzemski #230

Steve Garvey #150

Bill Plummer #627

Jerry Reuss #60