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As mentioned, I went through tons of basketball cards tonight. I don’t recognize most of the names. Most are from the “junk wax” era, starting with 1989 NBA Hoops (a great card, really…wish they had lasted longer). There may be a few older than that, maybe not. Can’t really remember. Some are in pretty bad shape. Others have four sharp corners. You can have them. Well, as many as I can fit in an 800-count box. Here’s what you gotta do…
That’s right. Just answer those questions and ship your answers to jasontcarter at gmail dot com. The first to get all 18 answers correct…which means they have to fit in the puzzle grid…will get the 800 or so basketball cards. There may be some Scottie Pippens in there, or some Robert Parrishes, maybe some Danny Ainges, I can’t really remember. No Jordans, Birds, Magics, or Isaiahs. Sorry.
The only hint you get is that the answer to every single question can be found somewhere on the blog starting with the last post on October 19 (“A very important message from Alice Cooper”). Except for one. One question (#8 across) is just a random question I pulled out of nowhere that you will just have to figure out using your knowledge of sports history and two letters shared with other answers. Everything else is referenced somewhere on this blog between “As promised…” and “A very important message from Alice Cooper.” It may be my words or opinions, or it may be facts printed on a card, or a quote from a card, but it’s all there somewhere. Sometimes the answer is a person’s last name only, sometimes full name. You have to figure it out by what fits in the puzzle.
OK, that’s enough rambling…get to solving!