For the 2015 TCC Battle Royal I managed to stick it out til the final 3. The first challenge was a difficult one to decide on. Here is the challenge instructions:
Round 1- Field A Team
Cards/Team can be from any team sport and of any type. There must be a card for each position and the player depicted on that card must actually play or have played that position. If you choose baseball and use cards from an AL team, you must have both a DH and a P as well as the other positions. All players must have the same team on their uniforms.
Entries must be posted by 11:59 PM on Tuesday August 4th.
Yeah OK. My first thought was to do a Redskins team, but Football requires too many offense and defense players. I'm pretty sure I could cover all the positions, but trying to decide on some of them would be difficult and for QB would I go with Sunny J. or Sammy B.? I also thought about the Capitals My problems with them would have been to decide on some of the representatives for some of the positions. I also thought about using the Nationals but I had to make sure I had them in Nats uniforms, some of my Nats guys at the time I didn't have them in a Nats uniform. Long story short I decided to field a vintage Senators team. In the end it is sort of my Fantasy Pre-Expos All-Time Senators/Nationals Team.
I only showed the card fronts on the forum. I'll add the backs here as a bonus. I had scanned any backs and fronts I was missing at the time of the contest, but due to the image limit on the forums I had to leave the backs off. Note some of these cards I have already shown previously on this blog somewhere.
Here is my (two post) entry pretty much how it was posted (with the exception of the backs added here and slightly different format):
Dang what a way to start this thing. Sheesh. OK so I'm gonna kick it old school with my Homie Senators.
Da Pitchman: Tomorrow
Walter "The Big Train" Johnson
1994 Ted Williams Baseball 89 Walter Johnson
Da Catcher: Today
1969 Topps Baseball 486 Paul Casanova
1st Base: Who
1970 Kellogg's 3-D Baseball 24 Mike Epstein
2nd Base: What
1970 Topps Baseball 577 Bernie Allen
3rd Base: I Don't Know
1950 Bowman Baseball 162 Eddie Yost
Short Stop: I Don't Give A Darn
1968 Topps Baseball 49 Ed Brinkman
Uh Oh almost forgot the image limit. It's what only 10? 6? 5? Been ages since I've posted tons of pics here. [For the record the image limit at the TCC forums is 10 images per post. That was post 1 now post 2]
Left Field: Why
1956 Topps Baseball 75 Roy Sievers
Center Field: Because
1958 Topps Baseball 438 Whitey Herzog
Right Field: Nobody
1968 Topps Baseball 320 Frank Howard
Even though the Senators (2.0) moved before the DH came about I wanted to have Killer in the lineup somewhere and since I had already used 3rd Base. Killebrew did have some at bats as the DH for the Twins in the last couple of years of his career.
1960 Topps Baseball 210 Harmon Killebrew
1969 Topps Baseball 650 Ted Williams
1960 Topps Baseball 470 Coaches
Senators and Nationals mentioned: