Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Thanks to Topps for sponsoring this fine event.

Thanks to Beardy for coming up with such a crazed idea.

Did I mention Topps?

Patsearcher, of In Search of Pat the Bat asked about a David Wright Relic (Glove) and the scoring on it. After much research I have decided that it, indeed, is a Short Print and should be awarded the points that Patsearcher gave it (12 points x 5 for favorite player list). This still does not put him over the top. I think that all the questions have been answered.

The official scoreboard will be updated after my staff combs the 'Net for any hidden scores.

But, I shall, at this time, declare Beardy, with a whopping score of 347, the winner of Gint-A-Cuffs. In the name of gamesmanship, he has declined any prize.

As Commissioner, I am then forced to make a decision. To whom should the prize go? I must say, it would be easy to select the next highest score. But I have been calling for bribes and graft for two months now. As I look at the list of gifts that people have sent and weigh it in my mind, I'm appalled to see that no one, save for Beardy, went that extra mile and even bothered to send me anything. Sure, some virtual egg sandwiches, but hey, that doesn't get you much. Nothing, actually.

So, I must return to the scoring list.

FanofReds, or Chris as he's known to some, stumbled in with 333 points. Enough to claim the prize, graciously provided by Topps.

Stay tuned for next year's installment:

Gint-A-Cuffs II, Boogaloo in Baltimore

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gint-A-Cuffs - Past Tense

As Beardy pointed out, the Gint-A-Cuffs contest has drawn to a close.

I, too, would like to thank all of the competitors for entering.

I will be spot checking scores, answering a few final questions and declaring a winner by 11:59pm, Wednesday, September 9th.

I need that extra time to rest up from that wonderful vacation to the Bahamas that was provided to me by the (soon to be) winner. I can't, by law, reveal his (or her) name at the moment, but it will soon surface.

If any of you would still like to get in on the graft/bribe side game, feel free.

I, too, would like to thanks Topps for donating the prize, a hobby box of 2009 A&G. I've already sifted through the box, weighed the packs, taken the heavy ones and replaced them with 1989 Topps packs. What? They're still Topps cards. Get over it.

Your loving Commissioner,

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Gint-A-Cuffs ends tomorrow, and our champion will be crowned. If you've yet to post your entry, get on it!

The hype seems to have died down some, and perhaps next time the window to scan and post scores will be shorter than 2 months.

I would like to thank Topps for sponsoring this contest, and providing a prize for the winner. Along with Topps, I would also like to thank everyone who participated in Gint-A-Cuffs I. It was a rousing success, and that would not have been possible without your support.

Oh yeah, and a special thanks to the Commish as well. Once this contest started, I only wanted to be a regular ol' competitor, and thanks to Mark, I was able to do that. He dealt with all the scoring controversies and was responsible for the Topps sponsorship. So thank you Mark, and I hope you enjoyed the Erskines I sent as a bribe... I mean payment.

As of now, it looks like my face will be gracing this card:
But you've still got 24 hours to change that!