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2009 Cardboard World Series: Yankees v. Phillies

Posted in Cardboard World Series with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

CardboardWorldSeries2009bWelcome to the 2009 Cardboard World Series. I am your host, Newspaperman. We’ve got an on-the-field competition pitting two of the most powerful lineups in all of baseball in the American League Champion New York Yankees and the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

But what happens on the field matters not in the Cardboard World Series. In this fictional championship battle, wel take a look at Newspaperman’s collection and pit the rookie card* (or best available card of the player if no rookie is available) of each player at each position against one another.

Last year we saw the Tampa Bay Rays defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in a stunning 5-3-3 victory. This year the same rules apply with a few tweaks: I’ve lumped the outfielders all together, scraped the DH and added late-inning bullpen guys.

With Hobby studs Ryan Howard, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez in play, it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top. Without further adieu, let’s play ball. Continue reading

Coming Soon: 2009 Cardboard World Series

Posted in Cardboard World Series with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

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2008 Cardboard World Series

Posted in Cardboard World Series with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

When I was younger, I would create my own baseball diamond on poster board and then affix cards of my favorite players. From time to time, I would switch up the cards to create two fantasy all-star lineups and pit them against each other, cardboard style.

In honor of the World Series starting today, I’ve decided to put a twist on that old diagram. Instead of actually drawing one — or stealing someone’s digital version and making it my own — I decided to pit the two MLB World Series teams against each other here using cards from my collection just like the old days. Continue reading