Win a FREE Box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball

Win a FREE Box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball

Want to win a free box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball? Of course you do.

We've got a sealed hobby box that we're giving away to one lucky reader. Entering is easy. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and leave a comment below on what baseball rookie or prospect you think will make a big impact in 2013. Your commentmust include your Twitter handle.

A sample entry might read, "Manny Machado @johndoe." It's that easy.

We'll pick a winner randomly from the qualifying entries. The contest closes on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. We'll announce a winner by the following Monday night.

If your comment doesn't show up right away, don't worry. We manually approve all comments to avoid spam and we're not always around.

Thanks again for your continued support.

How to Enter:

  1. Follow @sportscards on Twitter.
  2. In the comments below this post, tell us which rookie or prospect will make a big impact in 2013.
  3. Leave your Twitter handle/user name in the comment.
  4. Entries must include an email address (these won't be published).


  • Winner will be picked randomly from qualifying entries.
  • Limit of one entry per person.
  • Contest closes on February 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Winner receives a sealed hobby box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball.
  • Winner agrees to allow their name, city and state to be published on Cardboard Connection and on our social media channels.
  • We'll announce the winners by Monday, February 11 at 11:59 PM EST in a post on as well as on Twitter.

This contest is now closed. We'll announce a winner by Monday night.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. Dylan Bundy

  2. Nick Castellanos

  3. @WillManWay Baltimore O’s Dylan Bundy

  4. Bryce Harper @tragsdel

  5. Anthony Rendon @abfowler4

  6. Billy Hamilton! @ran_so_fast

  7. I think Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley could make an impact this season. Twitter handle Odie_O9773

  8. Newly acquired Dodger pitcher Hyun Jin-Ryu @AbelCarlos82

  9. Trevor Bauer

  10. Kolten Wong

  11. Miquel sano

  12. colin fenwick Colin – your entry does not include your Twitter handle.

  13. Hiroyuki Nakajima – 2013 AL ROY – @dwebb24

  14. Cubs Anthony Rizzo

  15. Billy Hamilton! @wphilpot20

  16. Dylan Bundy

  17. Travis d’Arnaud @JohnnyG711

  18. Jurickson Profar looks like a winner to me. He got a homer in his first MLB at bat and later got a double.

  19. Billy Hamilton

  20. Billy Hamilton

  21. Taijuan Walker! Lets go M’s!!

  22. Mike Zunino

  23. Rizzo!

  24. Jackie Bradley!

  25. Zack Wheeler @Dan_Celso

  26. Jose Fernandez @marlins1527

  27. Trevor Bauer @jtran81

  28. Wil Myers


  29. @cardfinders Manny Machado! That was my thought even before I read your example… thanks for the chance!

  30. Gotta go with Jurickson Profar

  31. Jurickson Profar – @natespringfield

  32. Trevor Bauer @DUQ_Dogg


  34. I can’t wait to see what Jurickson Profar does next year! @accentonthegame

  35. Dylan Bundy. GO O’s!!!


  36. Travis d’Arnaud

  37. Heath Hembree SF Giants prospect @cardsnwine

  38. Wil Myers

  39. Pat Corbin @ricky41974

  40. Jorge Soler @garrettlim620

  41. Wil Myers

  42. Trevor Bauer @Alpha_Sigma74

  43. @daddyoho jerikson profar

  44. Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays @philshirt365

  45. Will Myers will make a big impact in 2013. @fadeawaybarber

  46. Jurickson Profar @quiksand20711

  47. Mike Zunino

  48. Jurickson Profar @t_j_maron

  49. Jedd Gyorko @jrclark20

  50. Hyun Jin-Ryu @RickyB7

  51. Dylan Bundy@sly9297

  52. Wil Myers

  53. Jackie Bradley

  54. Jurickson Profar will be a great rookie this year.


  55. Anthony Rendon @sharktitanfan

  56. Jean Segura

  57. Billy Hamilton


  58. billy hamilton

  59. Hyun-Jin Ryu


  60. Tyler Skaggs


    Awesome contest. Thanks.

  61. Nick Castellanos

  62. Hembree @DUCKanay

  63. Mike Zunino @millerzeit

  64. Jurickson Profar @bcw716

  65. J Profar TEX

  66. Jarred Cosart…Astros. @mattlanza

  67. Tyler Skaggs! Bet on it! @kczkrib

  68. Austine Romine Go Yankees!!!

  69. Trevor Brauer. @jlough18

  70. Trevor Bauer @overworkedman

  71. Billy Hamilton @AcardsOnline

  72. Will Myers, Tampa Bay

  73. Mike Olt

  74. Jurickson Profar @JamesMichael32

  75. @Feldy_Fresh
    Billy Hamilton

  76. Mike Zunino @25whitney

  77. Dylan Bundy! @teamjanelle

  78. Billy Hamilton @dapanther

  79. Bryce Harper will make the biggest impact this year. – @ce14ic

  80. Starling Marte taking the pirates back to the post season @jgraham2400

  81. Travis d’arnaud @uk_mets_fan

  82. Anthony Rizzo @danieldubay

  83. Billy Hamiliton all the way mate

  84. Dylun Bundy @ SweetTiger16

  85. Jurickson Profar is a beast. I’m expecting great things from him this year @MarchEric

  86. Hyun-Jin Ryu@gunpill

  87. Kyle Parker (Rockies), @PantherFan189

  88. @JB_Burns_Red
    Darin Ruf

  89. Dylan Bundy @hotrod33coupe

  90. Wil Myers, @bighelmet2

  91. Billy Hamilton

  92. Zack Wheeler @scottreed901

  93. Jurickson Profar

  94. Wil Myers @DatDudeKR

  95. Darin Ruf @joehick58

  96. Zack Wheeler @tomthirtysix

  97. Nick Castellanos

  98. @jtillerjr

    Manny Machado

  99. Mike Trout @niftyjones

  100. Dylan Bundy @eckelbird71

  101. Yoennis Cespedes @shed_money

  102. Zack Wheeler will be a stud….@KevB805

  103. Billy Hamilton

  104. The speedy Billy Hamilton!

  105. Profar will have a major impact with Kinsler being moved to 1B. Hopefully Gary Brown will help the Giants sometime this season.


  106. Chris Stratton


  107. @mattx77 I’m a huge Cardinals fan and I believe Shelby Miller will get his shot to show he’s a top flight SP prospect

  108. Trevor Bauer @dmkrill

  109. Anthony Rendon

  110. Dylan Bundy


  111. Wil Myers @furk_11

  112. Jurickson Profar

  113. Trevor Bauer should be HUGE for the Indians @Mike__McKenna

  114. Jurickson Profar @CoachMac65

  115. Jorge Soler – surprise call up in May will rock the north side! @cjones41

  116. Javier Baez – Guy is a superstar in the making @therealskrip

  117. Kolten Wong! @staysobe

  118. Joey Gallo @jcd1312

  119. @aerohip Avisail Garcia

  120. Mike Zunino!

  121. Hey Ryan,

    My pick is Trevor Bauer. He’s a lock for a rotation spot with the Tribe this year and should make Arizona rue the day they made that trade.


  122. Billy Hamilton



  123. Jose Fernandez will have a big impact for the miami marlins at the end of the year. He is the miami marlins future ace.


  124. Dan Straily

  125. Xander Bogaerts – @shawnbcollins

  126. Anthony Rizzo NL – Jurickson Profar AL

  127. Dylan Bundy @Fantazzle

  128. Shelby Miller @notoriousrmb

  129. Anthony Rizzo @PColeman12

  130. Trevor Rosenthal @nmdsiue07

  131. Andrelton Simmons will be the most important rookie this year but will be under appreciated because he’s more a defensive player than offensive. @eichelberger988

  132. Jorge Soler Go Cubs!!

  133. Dylan Bundy @McDermottAdam

  134. my boy Daniel Norris / @ivanlovegren

  135. Wil Myers


  136. Trevor Bauer

  137. Mike Zunino @juanlennon510

  138. Nick castellanos from Detroit…@alladinsane69
    Thx guys

  139. Jedd Gyorko–Padres. @rustgates

  140. Trevor Bauer

  141. Billy Hamilton


  142. Hope I win! @LCohenNYC

  143. Can’t believe nobody said Oscar Taveras yet! @PartyLikeMayans

  144. Archie Bradley- @richeyd80

  145. Mike Zunino

  146. Wil Myers @chris_e_murray

  147. Dylan Bundy


  148. Dylan Bundy


  149. Gerrit Cole @Juicy_J_412

  150. Billy Hamilton


  151. Brandon Belt
    DreadLion @DreadTony

  152. Nick Castellanos

  153. Jurickson Profar @xBirdman4x

  154. Billy Hamilton @MLBOutsider

  155. Matt Smoral


  156. Tyler Skaggs @reverendghost

  157. Billy Hamilton

  158. Mike Trout


  159. Billy Hamilton @M_Lapin

  160. Gerritt Cole

  161. Oscar Taveras @quandt19

  162. @rootlinuxusr Miguel Sano!

  163. Danny hultzen @mjb_cards104

  164. Oscar Taveras @LeeChampionSDA2

  165. 2013 Orioles and Reds @ dmjhenry99

  166. Jurickson Profar

  167. Jorge Soler @UpForAnything17

  168. Dylan Bundy! gkway69

  169. Dylan Bundy


  170. Wily Peralta @kevinkimmes

  171. Jurickson Profar @curtis216

  172. Starling Marte

  173. Dylan Bundy @tpiwins216

  174. Adam Eaton…Dudes gonna be ROY! @Sammy123G

  175. Billy Hamilton @rdc_cards

  176. Billy Hamilton


  177. Billy Hamilton

  178. Vince Belnome of the Rays @rustyyoung196

  179. @mstook91 Jurickson Profar

  180. Billy hamilton go reds!

  181. Jurickson Profar!!!

  182. @rlbyrne29 Zach wheeler

  183. Wil Meyers

  184. @jbmm161 Joey Gallo

  185. Wil Myers

  186. Wil Myers


  187. Mike Olt @johnmalkoski

  188. Mike Zunio!
    Twitter @band234

  189. Look for a mid-season call up of Jared Mitchell to push the White Sox into the post season @twilliamgooch

  190. i actually think Manny Machado is the best choice. It not like this years rookie class will be like last years. @bdazzo724

  191. Oscar Taveras

  192. Jurickson Profar with the Texas Rangers. Hamilton is gone, somebody’s going to have to step up to the plate. Lots of room for Profar to take the reigns. I’m hoping he doesn’t…Go Angels. @halfbaiked

  193. mike zunino @kcir73

  194. I’m goona go with Mike Zunio..Thanks for the contest..@markloftus9677

  195. Dylan Bundy…Thanks for the awesome shot at a box..Pretty awesome of ya

  196. Oscar Taveras is my pick to click. @Otymac

  197. @rft3rd

    Dylan Bundy. Rookie of the year.

  198. Jurickson Profar @zackattack7891

  199. Billy Hamilton @AZcomm

  200. Billy Hamilton @bert0009

  201. Wil Myers will have a big impact for the Rays this year


  202. I’m hoping JURICKSON PROFAR will make an impact with my Rangers. He already has shown some good potential and with them opening up spots on the field after this off season with all the trades, I’m hoping he will be the one

  203. Dylan Bundy

  204. Jurickson Profar by far

    Kevin Mamon

  205. Courtney Hawkins — @ChiSoxFan2008

  206. Javier Baez @ACY7373

  207. Jurickson profar..texas

    ThePighammer on twitter…, i found that the topps series 1 card that i have for him is painted looking but when i look it up, shows the real photo. I wonder if its a blunder

  208. Dylan Bundy @TimKiper

  209. Trevor Bauer @EricHillesheim

  210. Wheeler – New York Mets

  211. Dylan Bundy

  212. Andrelton Simmons!!! Check out that glove! @zrtinkle

  213. Wil Myers – Tampa Rays

  214. Starling Marte


  215. Wil Myers @Pittsy25

  216. I’d like to be unique, but Wil Myers hit .314-37-109 between AA and AAA last year. He’s the dude.


  217. Wil Myers@davekar1

  218. Wil Myers!! @lucasgriffith

  219. Nick Castellanos @gompala

  220. If he gets the opportunity this season it has to be Oscar Taveras @TheWaxFantastic

  221. Anthony Rendon @toemachine

  222. Jurickson Profar – @chipper910

  223. Billy Hamilton, if he gets called up because he has the speed potential to catch up to the Billy Hamilton of the 1880s stolen base amount.


  224. Wil Myers @BigSmith43

  225. Billy Hamilton

  226. Jurickson Profar…the one to watch! @385Howard

  227. Billy Hamilton

  228. Dylan Bundy


  229. Taijuan Walker-Mariners @ IdahoPinstripe

  230. Jurickson Profar

  231. Christian Yelich. @_ibonge_

  232. Starling Marte


  233. Tyler Skaggs @datmanhollon

  234. Didi Gregorius @datmanhollon

  235. Bruce Rondon @BossOfRenfield

  236. Aaron Hicks @yorka1982

  237. Jurickson Profar


  238. Gerritt Cole @LunchboxJoe

  239. Mike Zunino @ben_thoen

  240. Jurickson Profar @simpsondg13

  241. My money’s on Bryce Harper for 2013!

    Bryce Harper @JennHerrBall

  242. Dylan Bundy

  243. Billy Hamilton!

  244. Mike Zunino @vierello

  245. Tyler Skaggs 2013 NL ROY You heard it here..

  246. Mike Zunino

  247. Billy Hamilton ^^ Yankee crazy lady @toppscrazy

  248. Jurickson Profar! @Jazzbuzzed

  249. Dylan Bundy

  250. Julio Teheran

  251. Nick Castellanos!!!


  252. Andrelton Simmons @TristanMc78

  253. Wil Myers


  254. Shelby Miller


  255. Shelby Miller

  256. Mike Olt @BBolvin01

  257. I think Billy Hamilton will

  258. Adam Eaton @marcdavd

  259. Dylan Bundy


  260. Billy Hamilton

  261. Jean Segura

  262. Wil myers @kylekcnaeou1978

  263. @whoiscoachbacks

    Jurickson Profar

  264. @bigaborange

    Julio Teheran

  265. Profar! @glassnickels

  266. Billy Hamilton

  267. Billy Hamilton


  268. Mike Olt @MadisonKiwigirl

  269. Wil Myers @Brian_theClaw

  270. Wil Myers

  271. Courtney Hawkins @GodsSon1985

  272. Mike Zunino @bcummins11

  273. Bruce Rondon @swburak

  274. Daniel Straily @ddelong75

  275. Dylan Bunday @JonOsborneBooks

  276. Dylan Bundy @somecrazedlady

  277. Oscar Tavares @BaseballNews25

  278. Miguel Sano


  279. Wil Myers is set to break out

  280. Bryce Harper @parkerozgood

  281. Dylan Bundy. @robgbaum

  282. Wil Myers @e3bert

  283. Oscar Tavares @chefmsmith04

  284. Wil Myers. @KCgriffon

  285. Manny machado will probably be the top rc to get in 2013. @nikthelion1978

  286. Scooter Gennett. Go Brewers!

  287. Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox – @mikehberry

  288. @ yonder alonso

  289. Go Twins! @collect_rfmeier

  290. Rizzo @gater1981

  291. Daniel Robertson @Jjamesjr0217

  292. Manny Machado @fieldlevelview

  293. Jackie Bradley Jr. could really do big things this season. @TheJayar

  294. Trevor Bauer. The tribe needs this to happen in the worst way if they want to contend

  295. Trevor Bauer will find his niche in Cleveland 20 Game winner! @PNAcollectables

  296. Travis d’Arnaud

  297. Dylan Bundy @CarterJae

  298. Trevor bauer…. @elon2001_tom

  299. Shelby Miller @marissafriedcj

  300. Billy Hamilton


  301. Dylan Bundy

  302. Dylan Bundy @cardboardrx

  303. Jurickson Profar @imhenman

  304. WIL MYERS!!

  305. Jurickson Profar @jeemohgee

  306. Tyler Skaggs @Weber_chandler

  307. Darin Ruf @Gar70Field

  308. Gary Brown!!! ?(???)? @TheCardsMaster

  309. It’s gotta be Profar! @skedoosh

  310. BILLY Hamilton

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