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Trivia Tuesday: New Contest

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Here is this week’s trivia contest. Answer all 7 questions correctly and you’ll be entered into a random drawing for a sports card box from Blowout Cards.

For the second straight week, our winner is Eric Schmid of Kansas. The answers to last week’s questions are below. Remember, you have to get each part of every question correct in order to be in the running.

Here are this week’s questions. Email your answers by Sunday night, January 3. Email to [email protected]

1. Which company facilitated the sale of items from Shea Stadium after the 2008 season?

2. In June of 2009, a game-worn Bobby Orr jersey was sold. What was the selling price with buyer’s premium and who sold the jersey?

3. What was the name of the auction company that sold a card featured on the Jay Leno show early in 2009?

4. What’s the name of the book written by collector Vince Malta?

5. Which former St. Louis Cardinal sold the contents of his restaurant in the fall of 2009?

6. What’s the name of the New York Mets fan who cashed in on Barry Bonds’ 756th home run ball?

7. In 2008, Classic Auctions sold a very rare hockey autograph. Whose autograph was it?

Last week’s questons and answers:

1. Game Used Universe recently offered a game-used helmet that carried a minimum bid of $25,000. Who did the helmet belong to and which team did he play for when he was wearing it?

2. Babe Ruth’s ‘rookie card’ is generally regarded as one produced when the Babe was a minor league player. For what team did he play when the card was produced and who issued it?

3. Each November, Hunt Auctions conducts a sale in one US city known for a special relationship with baseball. Where is the auction held?

4. There’s a man who creates incredible baseball art crafted from woods such as mahogany. Who is the artist and name two baseball players he has featured.

5. What’s unique about the upcoming auction by Memory Lane Inc?

6. What does the acronym MEARS stand for and where is the company based?

7. Upper Deck recently signed two Yankee pitchers to autograph contracts. Who are they?

1) Jim Brown/Syracuse
2) Baltimore/Baltimore News
3) Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
4) Benjamin Blackburn (answers could include DiMaggio, Williams, Jeter, Pujols, Jackie Robinson and others)
5) It is their first auction devoted exclusively to football cards and memorabilia
6) Memorabilia Evaluation and Research Services, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7) Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera