Saturday, August 8, 2009

John Hughes Memorial Trading Card Trivia Contest

In honor of the work of John Hughes, Team Phungo presents the

John Hughes Memorial Trading Card Trivia Contest!

I have 10 cards listed below and your job is to connect them to the correct movie. I have basically stuck to the movies Hughes directed and wrote during his mid to late 80s period.

I would like to run this as a contest, similar to Spot the Sig I have given each card a base hit value, if one accumulates enough hits they will score runs. Whoever scores the most runs wins.

There are some caveats:
-You must answer the movies in order and answer all of the movies
-If you miss a movie thats an out
-If you accumulate 3 outs you are done scoring
-Some movies are mentioned more than once and some not at all.

A perfect game would be 10 runs. Some of the Homers are distant connections that may only make sense in my own twisted mind, but it's my game so I make up the rules. Answer in the comments. Winner gets crowned King or Queen of the 80s and pile of junk cards from their favorite team.

A - 2003 Doruss Studio #113 Sammy Sosa

B - 1988 Pacific Eight Men Out #34 "Buck Weaver"

C - 2008 Allen Ginter #119 Billy Mitchell

D - 2008 Allen Ginter #144 Grand Canyon

E - 2005 UD ESPN #90 Vernon Wells

F - 2008 Goudey #276 Bruce Jenner - Sports Royalty
Home Run!!!

G - 2008 Goudey #HPC-10 Mr Hockey - Hit Parade of Champions

H - 1997 Donurss #203 Frank Banham
Home Run!!!

I - 2008 Topps #297 Tony Romo Pro Bowl QB and
2006 Fleer #33 Kevin Jones

Home Run!!!

J - 2007 Topps #DS28 George Bush - Distinguished Service

Home Run!!!

There you go have fun and good luck.

Since this is a weekend I will give till 6pm (eastern) on Monday 8/10 for folks to get their guesses in.

If there is a tie, the first entry will win.

The comments are open, so one can wait and vulture answers or try and get an entry in quick in an effort to be the first to get all 10 movies.


dayf said...

A Ferris Beuller's Day Off - Epic game at Wrigley heeeeeyyyy battabattabatta

B Pretty In Pink - John Cusack played Bryce

C Vacation - Rusty eating Clark's travel route on the computer with a Pac-Man

D Vacation - 2 seconds enjoying the view/robbing the till at the Grand Canyon

E Weird Science - actor Vernon Wells (no relation) played one of the bikers that menaced the party

F The Breakfast club - Jenner was on a Wheaties box which is the Breakfast of Champions

G Ferris Beuller's Day Off - Cameron is wearing a Howe sweater throughout the movie

H Sixteen Candles- Long Duk Dong - "No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food."

I Planes Trains and Automobiles - Lions & Cowpokes are always home for Thanksgiving

J Pretty in Pink - Jodie Foster declined the role of Andie because she was about to graduate from Yale, which is George Bush's alma mater.

Captain Canuck said...

sweet jesus dayf... you have all these movies on VHS, don't you?

deal said...

Nice Job by Dayf, but he did not get all of them.

Keep the entries coming.

White Sox Cards said...

I believe dayf was close, but he made 2 mistakes.

A Ferris Beuller's Day Off

B Sixteen Candles - John Cusack played Bryce in this movie.

C Home Alone - 3 reasons: The idea for Home Alone came form a scene from Uncle Buck (from 1989), the actor Bill Mitchell had an alias of McAllister, and Home Alone was the first video game based on a John Hughes film.

D Vacation

E Weird Science

F The Breakfast club

G Ferris Beuller's Day Off

H Sixteen Candles

I Planes Trains and Automobiles

J Pretty in Pink

MMayes said...

A Ferris Bueller's Day Off
B 16 Candles
C Weird Science
D Vacation
E Weird Science
F Drillbit Taylor
G Home Alone 2
H Dennis the Menace
I Planes, Trains and Automobiles
J Uncle Buck

Don said...

I will try this:

A: Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Game @ Wrigley
B: Uncle Buck "Weaver"
C: Home Alone
D: National Lampoons Vacation.
E. Pretty in Pink (Pink on the card).
F: The Breakfast Club. I ate the Breakfast of Champions as a kid.
G: Ferris Buellers Day Off. Cameron wore a Gordie Howe Sweater in the movie.
H: Go with 16 candles (stole this from dayf, but I had a different idea. Long Duk Dong just makes me laugh).
I. Flubber (Romo fumbles in the playoff game and JOnes plays for the LIons)
J. Planes Trains and Automobiles.

deal said...

We have a winner in the Hughes Memorial, but I will have to keep the results under wrap for a day or so. Not thinking I can get an official post up 2nite.

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Cheers, Keep it up.
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