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Old 07-10-2009, 07:06 PM
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Default Lelands.com Famously Infamous $1,000 Net54.com Dinner Hobby Trivia Contest

Lelands.com Famously Infamous $1,000 Net54.com Dinner Hobby Trivia Contest


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Grand Prize is a $1,000 credit to Lelands.com’s next auction (November, 2009). The credit is not transferable.
Winner must attendee of the Network 54 Dinner at the National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC). Date of the dinner is Thursday July 30, 2009 at 6pm at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel.
Employees and former employees of Lelands are unable to participate. Lelands reserves the right to cancel entry for any reason they see fit. Ties will be broken by choosing the winner at random at the National.
Trivia Contest answers must be emailed to Leon Luckey at leonl@flash.net or dropped off in person at his booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention. The deadline for entries is the day BEFORE the dinner (Wednesday July 29th).
Please do not post any answers on Net54baseball.com.
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What illegal occupations do these two men formerly share: Gray Flannel Auctions’ Richie Russek and Josh Evans of Lelands.com’s grandfather Meyer “Slim” Rosen?

What baseball card dealer financed the famed Mr. Mint 1952 Topps Find and lived to regret it?

Everyone knows that Alan Rosen was arrested in the 1980s for illegally buying Drake’s Cakes baseball cards “out the back door” from a grocery store employee. But tell us what famed baseball card personality bailed him out of jail?

What Las Vegas casino magnate bought the Wilt Chamberlain 100-point game ball but had the sale cancelled on him after the authenticity was questioned by Wilt’s former Philadelphia Warrior teammates? Yes it was a Lelands “no sale.”

This is an easy one. What Baseball Hall of Famer was screwed by his lonsman in the Bernie Madoff Scandal?

The body of what infamous 1980s sports memorabilia dealer on the lam was discovered in a Las Vegas hotel room partially decomposed by lime?

Who was the first noted baseball forger to go to prison? Hint: He was from the Cincinnati area?

Name the collector who bought the infamous “Pine Tar Bat” from George Brett only to have to return it after Brett’s brother (not fellow pitcher Ken) unjustly told George he got screwed?

Josh Evans almost did not make his “last minute” 1989 Nightline television appearance because he was flying back from a rock concert in L.A. What was the name of the band?

What baseball card super collector is one of the two executors of Michael Jackson’s will and estate?
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:16 PM
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"lonsman" or "lansman" means literally "countryman" and colloquially means another Jew, usually from the same town or province in the old country. It is used as a term of trust or familiarity.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:21 PM
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I just assumed it was a tiny longshoreman.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:27 PM
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I don't think I know an answer to a single one of those questions, but I sure would like the answers after the contest is over.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:53 PM
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I know just one of the answers, does that mean I get a $100
And I too would like to know some of the answers and the stories behind it
would make for a good read.
Josh - Cool idea for a contest
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:55 PM
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I know just one of the answers, does that mean I get a $100
And I too would like to know some of the answers and the stories behind it
would make for a good read.
Josh - Cool idea for a contest
Ya' never know...one answer could win the whole thing.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:18 PM
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I know three or four of them, but that won't win a bus pass.
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Numbers 5 & 10 are layups; what's with you guys? Do you ever read the papers or just this board?
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:30 PM
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I got the last one and I'm thinking around 1989 Josh was hitting all the Kaja Goo Goo concerts so that's my answer on that one. Will the answers be posted? Anything out there about Louisville Slugger contract purchases?
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:35 PM
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Barry-You're right. I know three and if I know that many others will know a lot more. Doesn't matter anyway; you won't be at the dinner.
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Hey Folks,
Please do not put answers in this thread. Thanks for your consideration.
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Just a friendly bump......I am looking forward to the Dinner.....we have some good guesses in already but not too many....
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I hope someone posts the answers after the banquest for those who cant make it!!
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Dinner on Friday or Saturday would have been a little more convenient. I can't wait to see the answers to these questions.
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Dinner on Friday or Saturday would have been a little more convenient. I can't wait to see the answers to these questions.
For some maybe but a significant amount of the folks I hang out with at the National will be at the Legendary Live Auction on Friday, myself included. So if we had the Net54 Dinner on Friday night I would have missed it. I would hate missing the dinner I am hosting for my board friends. As for Saturday.....it's a possibility but the last several years it's been on Thursday and all has seemed pretty good. I can't imagine any 1 day would be best for everyone and I am truly sorry if anyone gets left out by having it the day we are. I have had the room booked for about 6 mos, though probably could have changed the "day" had I wanted to. regards
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:48 PM
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So, what were the answers?
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Am I the only one who knows the answer to #1??
And #5 is very easy.
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[quote=RichardSimon;739168]Am I the only one who knows the answer to #1??
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Apparently there are at least 2 that know #1 as there were 2 winners last night that had all the answers correct
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So when will the answers be revealed to the common clay who didn't make the pilgrimage to Cleveland?
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The one bad thing about this new forum is you can't embed youtubes anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=angi1vwUkQc
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The one bad thing about this new forum is you can't embed youtubes anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=angi1vwUkQc
Ask Leon to turn on the ability to embed them. It's an option.

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So when will the answers be revealed to the common clay who didn't make the pilgrimage to Cleveland?
Here ya go!



What illegal occupations do these two men formerly share: Gray Flannel Auctions’ Richie Russek and Josh Evans of Lelands.com’s grandfather Meyer “Slim” Rosen? - (Book Maker)

What baseball card dealer financed the famed Mr. Mint 1952 Topps Find and lived to regret it? - (Lew Lipset)

Everyone knows that Alan Rosen was arrested in the 1980s for illegally buying Drake’s Cakes baseball cards “out the back door” from a grocery store employee. But tell us what famed baseball card personality bailed him out of jail? - (Sy Berger)

What Las Vegas casino magnate bought the Wilt Chamberlain 100-point game ball but had the sale cancelled on him after the authenticity was questioned by Wilt’s former Philadelphia Warrior teammates? Yes it was a Lelands “no sale.” - (Steve Wynn)

What Baseball Hall of Famer was screwed by his lonsman in the Bernie Madoff Scandal? - (Sandy Koufax)


The body of what infamous 1980s sports memorabilia dealer on the lam was discovered in a Las Vegas hotel room partially decomposed by lime? - (Dennis Walker)

Who was the first noted baseball forger to go to prison? Hint: He was from the Cincinnati area? - (Randall Marshall, aka Geoff Wayne)

Name the collector who bought the infamous “Pine Tar Bat” from George Brett only to have to return it after Brett’s brother (not fellow pitcher Ken) unjustly told George he got screwed? - (Barry Halper)

Josh Evans almost did not make his “last minute” 1989 Nightline television appearance because he was flying back from a rock concert in L.A. What was the name of the band? - (The Who)

What baseball card super collector is one of the two executors of Michael Jackson’s will and estate? (John Branca)

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I had 9/10. #3 tripped me up.
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A little background on question #6, the poor fellow who ended up staying in a Vegas hotel room much longer than he had anticipated:

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/25/ny...a-mystery.html
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