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Monday, August 1, 2011

Gint-a-Cuffs #4 Packs #15-19

Okay I am back from my Ubaldo pout-fest 2011 with my next set of packs for Gint a Cuffs

Points through pack #14 - 122

Sure the joke is old now, but after tomorrow you won't have to see it again for another year.

Pack 15:                                             
256      Hunter Pence (+2 pts FP list)

162      Mat Latos (0 pts)
18        Daniel Hudson (0 pts)
167      Adam LaRoche (0 pts)
193      Jorge De La Rosa (+1 Rockies)

249      Carlos Ruiz Crack the Code (+3 pts CTC card)

64        Ricky Romero Mini A&G Back (+2 pts AG back)

hh36    Gordon Beckham Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)

Pack total: 9 pts
Running total - 131 pts

Nice JDLR card in this pack.  The Colorado season went to hell as soon as he went down with his TJ injury.  The Crack the Code makes its first appearance in my box here as well.  Good luck to all of you attempting this one, but I don’t understand the point.

Pack 16:                                             
294      Jacoby Ellsbury (0 pts)
168      Carlos Marmol (0 pts)
266      Chris Coghlan (0 pts)
280      Adam Wainwright (0 pts)
347      Josh Thole Crack the Code / SP (+3 pts CTC card, +2 SP) +5 total

aom1   Prokayotes Ascent of Man (+1 pt AOM insert)

330      CC Sabathia Mini SP (+3 pts SP mini, -1 DAMN Yankee) +2 pts total

hh97    Brandon Morrow Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)

Pack total: 9 pts
Running total - 140 pts
Another pretty good pack here with a second Crack the Code and a short print at that.  I wonder if I should have sold the image on eBay since it is a shortie.  The Yankees make an appearance in this pack to bring my running total up to Rockies 8 Yankees 4.   this might be the first box ever with more Rox than Yanks.  My second AOM card is the first and my first was the last.  I never consider myself close to completing a set until I have both the first and last cards.  Here I got those two first, so I got that going for me.
Pack 17:                                             
45        Annika Sorenstam (0 pts)
196      Jered Weaver (0 pts)
111      Pablo Sandoval (0 pts)
113      Miguel Montero (0 pts)
265      Buster Posey (0 pts)
156      Marlon Byrd (0 pts)
99        Placido Polanco Mini A&G Back (+2 pts AG back)

hh74    Jayson Werth Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)

Pack total: 3 pts
Running total - 143 pts
Run of the mill, at best, pack here.  The only pack worse than this one points-wise was the earlier one with 2 Bearded Douches, aka Brian Wilson.  This one has 2 Giants as well, Fat Panda and Ray Fosse Jr.  I think Giants are officially the worst team for Gint-a-Cuffs purposes.  I know they are the worst for my purposes.
Pack 18:                                             
220      Prince Fielder (0 pts)
297      Travis Hafner (0 pts)
268      Dallas Braden (0 pts)
AGA-CWO    Chuck Woolery Framed Autograph (+10 framed autograph)

wmf2   The Poe Toaster World’s Most Mysterious Figures (+3 WMF mini)

hh58    Jimmy Rollins Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)

Pack total: 14 pts
Running total - 157 pts
Okay as contrary as I have been about the Ginter set, even I can’t contain a smile at getting a Chuck Woolery auto.  I remember him more from the game show Scrabble (my favorite as a kid), but most remember him as the Love Connection guru.   I wonder if this card entitles the card producers to pay for a second box if I agree.
Pack 19:                                             
234      Chrissie Wellington (0 pts)
40        John McEnroe (-1 pt being a loudmouth jerk)

291      Grady Sizemore (0 pts)
53        Chipper Jones (0 pts)
300      Ryan Braun (0 pts)
303      Jaime Garcia SP (+2 pts SP)

29        Johnny Cueto Mini (0 pts)
hh53    Justin Verlander Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)

Pack total: 2 pts
Running total - 159 pts
Well that is a crappy pack to end the day on.  3 players that scored nothing could have been someone’s favorite player.  I am shocked that Braun wasn’t picked in fact.  He seems to have that rare crossover collectability for non-Brewer fans, like a Pujols or Maddux.


A2 Wolverine said...

Could you set aside the Ellsbury and Verlander for me?

flywheels said...

What are you going to do w/ the Chuck Woolery auto?

Wes Moore the former JBF said...

You won entry into my Draft Party Contest!