Saturday, March 27, 2010

11 X 4 + 6 - 8 = ?

So I've been buying blaster boxes of heritage and I noticed the information on the side where it lists the odds of finding different cards. Below that it says you can write for a chance to "obtain" (their word, not mine) a card from the above list.

It mentions that is open only to US and Canadian residents (except Quebec) and tells you where to send your 3 by 5 inch card.

That's when it gets odd, odd to me anyhow.

Can anyone tell me why Canadians have to answer a math problem to get the card if they win?

It states, and I quote.... "Potential Canadians winners will be required to first correctly answer the mathematical skill testing question. Include on a 3 X 5 card the answer to the following skill-test question: 11 X 4 + 6 -8=?"

I find it amusing they don't ask the Americans the same.

and I am the only one trying to complete the base set? I need someone to trade my doubles with. Stupid blaster boxes containing the same cards >__<

EDIT: Jeez, I am SLOW. I found some older Topps blaster boxes and it mentions it on all of them. (The Canadian winners having to answer a math skill test question. Back in 06 it was 10 X 2 + 8 - 2 =?


  1. I believe it's to comply with some aspect of Canadian law about games of chance. Adding the math problem would let them claim it as skill contest.

  2. yeah, Canucks cannot get anything for free as gambling is illegal (unless you're an indian or run the government lottery)

    oh, and baseball cards are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 not 4x7.

  3. Ahh, ok. Thanks guys.

    I can't even measure properly. It is a good thing they don't ask us. :P

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