Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gint-A-Cuffs, 2015! Part II

...and so it does

Pack Thirteen:


Carlos Santana
Michael Wacha
Dalton Pompey
Jorge De La Rosa
Mike Mills Mini
Starting Points Alex Rodriguez (+2 Starting Points)
Mark Teixeira (-1 Yankees)
10th Anniversary Buy Back Alexander Cartwright (+3 Full-Sized Buy Back)

Pack Total: +4

Running Total: +63

Pack Fourteen:


Scott Kazmir
Billy Butler
Pedro Alvarez
Starlin Castro Patch (+6 Full-Sized Relic)
What Once Was Believed Alchemy (+2 What Once Was Believed)
Chase Headley (-1 Yankee)
Carlos Beltran Black Bordered Mini (+3 Black Bordered Mini, -1 Yankee)

Pack Total: +10

Running Total: +73

Pack Fifteen:


Nick Markakis
Yovani Gallardo
Evan Gattis
Rocky Balboa
Aaron Hill
Justin Verlander
Ancient Armory Claymore (+2 Ancient Armory)
Jake Lamb A&G Back Mini (+2 A&G Back Mini)

Pack Total: +4

Running Total: +77

Pack Sixteen:


Aaron Paul
Jose altuve
Austin Jackson
Carlos Gonzalez
Jon Niese
Hunter Pence
Starting Points Jonny Cueto (+2 Starting Points)
Jhonny Peralta A&G Back Mini (+5 SP A&G Back Mini)

Pack Total: +7

Running Total: +84

Pack Seventeen:


Garrett Richards
Desmond Jennings
Brian Windhorst
Adam Wainwright
Dexter Fowler
Freddie Freeman
Starting Points Stephen Strausburg (+2 Starting Points)
Brian McCann Mini (-1 Yankee)

Pack Total: +1

Running Total: +85

Pack Eighteen:


Matt Harvey
Greg Holland
Lonnie Chisenhall
Jonah Keri
Wade Miley (+1 My Favorite Team)
Didi Gregorious (-1 Yankee)
Ancient Armory Shuriken (+2 Ancient Armory)
Freddie Freeman A&G Back Mini (+2 A&G Back Mini)

Pack Total: +4

Running Total: +89

Pack Nineteen:


Zack Cozart
Brody Stevens
Jeff Mauro
Jacob DeGrom
Alex Gordon
Wei-Yin Chen
Great Scott! Fingerprints (+2 Great Scott!)
Hunter Pence Black Bordered Mini (+3 Black Bordered Mini)

Pack Total: +5

Running Total: +94

Pack Twenty:


Giancarlo Stanton
Matt Holliday
Will Middlebrooks
Yordano Ventura
Drew Storen
Leonys Martin
Addison Russel Mini
Starting Points Pablo Sandoval (+2 Starting Points)

Pack Total: +2

Running Total: +96

Pack Twenty One:


Fall of the Berlin Wall
George Springer
Fernando Rodney
Brandon Phillips
Shelby Miller
Jose Fernandez
Great Scott! Continental Drift (+2 Great Scott!)
Drew Storen A&G Back Mini (+2 A&G Back Mini)

Pack Total: +4

Running Total: +100

Pack Twenty Two:


Dilson Herrera
Micah Johnson
Yunel Escobar
Lakey Peterson Mini
Adrian Beltre (+2 Any Favorite Player)
Menagerie of the Mind Pegasus (+2 Menagerie of the Mind)
David Wright Framed Mini Relic (+8 Framed Mini Relic, x1.7 Modifier for Any Favorite Player)

Pack Total: +17.6

Running Total: +117.6

Pack Twenty Three:


Kurt Suzuki
Chris Tillman
Bartolo Colon
J.D. Martinez
Erick Aybar
Christian Bethancourt
Yasiel Puig Mini
Starting Point Madison Bumgarner (+2 Starting Point, +2 Any Favorite Player)

Pack Total: +4

Running Total: +121.6

Pack Twenty Four:


Jordan Zimmermann
Trevor Rosenthal
Jason Hammel
Coco Crisp
Yasmani Grandal
Michael Cuddyer
Mini Philae Probe (+1 Commissioner’s Pick Mini)
What Once Would Be Robot Housekeepers (+2 What Once Would Be)

Pack Total: +3

Final Total: +124.6


So, like I said, I'm not sure Gint-a-Cuffs was a good plan this year. This score could very well be considered an abject failure. I didn't even manage to get a card of my sister-in-law, Megan Kalmoe, in my box! Oh well. It was still a thrill to open another box of Ginter all my own!

Happy collecting, all!

Gint-A-Cuffs, 2015! Part I

So, I undertook Gint-A-Cuffs again this year. I'm not sure it was such a good plan. As the mother of a 21 month old little boy, I barely had enough time to open my box, let alone score it before September 30th! But score it I did, with just 24 hours to spare. So let's make this quick and dirty, shall we?

Box Topper:



Rusney Casillo Box Loader (+4 Box Loader, +1 Favorite Team)

Box Topper Total: +5

Running Total: +5

Pack One:


Malala Yousafzai
Adam Jones
Robinson Cano
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Jared Weaver
Torii Hunter
Starting Points Eric Hosmer (+2 Starting Points)
Birds of Prey California Condor Mini (+2 Bird of Prey)

Pack Total: +4

Running Total: +9

Pack Two:


Mike Olt
Josh Reddick
Jose Abreu
Maikel Franco
Jake Lamb
Gregory Polanco Mini
Starting Points Robinson Cano (+2 Starting Points, -1 Yankee)
Michael Pineda (-1 Yankee)

Pack Total: +0

Running Total: +9

Pack Three:


Michael Morse
Adam LaRoche
Lucas Duda
Henderson Alvarez
Ardolis Chapman
Steven Souza Jr.
Michael Cuddyer Mini
Menagerie of the Mind Zombie (+2 Menagerie of the Mind)

Pack Total: +2

Running Total: +11

Pack Four:


Jake Marisnick
Yu Darvish
Christian Yelich
Matt Cain
Joc Pederson
James Murray
Ian Desmond Mini (+3 Short Print Mini)
Starting Points Sonny Gray (+2 Starting Points)

Pack Total: +5

Running Total: +16

Pack Five:


Alex Cobb
Brandon Crawford
Dustin Ackley
Chase Utley
Jimmy Rollins
Addison Russel
Magnates, Barons, and Tycoons Mini Flagler (+2 Magnates, Barons, and Tycoons Mini)
Menagerie of the Mind Centaur (+2 Menagerie of the Mind)

Pack Total: +4

Running Total: +20

Pack Six:


Trevor May
Sal Vulcano
Joaquin Benoit
Yan Gomes
Francisco Liriano
Magna Carta (+1 Commissioner’s Pick)
Ancient Armory Catapult (+2 Ancient Armory)
A World Beneath Our Feet Green-Striped Dragonfly Mini (+2 A World Beneath Our Feet)

Pack Total: +5

Running Total: +25

Pack Seven:


David Cross
Shin-Shoo Choo
Paul Scheer (-1 Commissioner’s Bane)
Anthony Rizzo (+2 Any Favorite Player Base)
Pablo Sandoval (+1 My Favorite Team)
Bryce Brentz (+1 My Favorite Team)
Great Scott! Large Hadron Collider (+2 Great Scott!)
Michael Pineda Black Bordered Mini (+3 Black Bordered Mini, -1 Yankee)

Pack Total: +7

Running Total: +32

Pack Eight:


Mike Foltynewicz
Carlos Rodon
Koji Uehara (+1 My Favorite Team)
Shane Victorino (+1 My Favorite Team)
Starting Points Adrian Gonzalez (+2 Starting Points)
10th Anniversary Framed Mini Buyback Scott Hatteberg (+4 Framed Mini Buyback)
First Lady Barbara Bush Mini (+2 First Lady Mini)

Pack Total: +10

Running Total: +42

Pack Nine:


Glen Perkins
Mike Moustakas
David Price
Kyle Seager
What Once Would Be Mail By Parachute (+2 What Once Would Be)
Zach Lowe Patch (+6 Full-Sized Relic)
First Ladies Harriet Lane Mini (+2 First Lady Mini)

Pack Total: +10

Running Total: +52

Pack Ten:


Darren Rovell
Julie Foudy
J.J. Hardy
Kole Calhoun
Thunderlips
Cliff Lee
Albert Pujols Mini
Starting Points Adam Wainwright (+2 Starting Points)

Pack Total: +2

Running Total: +54

Pack Eleven:


Jeff Samardzija
Alexei Ramirez
Todd Frazier
Rick Porcello (+1 My Favorite Team)
Joe Buck (-1 Commissioner’s Bane)
Dellin Bentances (-1 Yankee)
Starting Point Yoenis Cespedes (+2 Starting Point)
James Shields A&G Back Mini (+2 A&G Back Mini)

Pack Total: +3

Running Total: +57

Pack Twelve:


Joe Mauer
Buck 65
Nelson Cruz
Gerrit Cole
Tyson Ross
Starting Points Edwin Encarnacion (+2 Starting Points)
10th Anniversary Buy Back Reggie Jackson (+3 Full-Sized Buy Back, -1 Yankee)
Stephen Drew Mini (+3 SP Mini, -1 Yankee)

Pack Total: +6

Running Total: +63

To be continued...