Thursday, May 27, 2010

Find Us On Facebook

The group on Facebook is only a portal for those who use the social networking site. Contestants do not need to join Facebook for the contest. There will be no bonus points given for joining the Facebook group. It is just another avenue to the official Gint-A-Cuffs blog. And you're already here.

It also provides another method for us to thank our sponsors.

Thanks, sponsors.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yet Another Sponsor

I asked another company to come on as a sponsor. Chris, of Blowout Cards, has come through in a big way.

Blowout Cards will make hobby boxes of the 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter available to contestants in Gint-A-Cuffs II for the low price of $77 per box. Free Shipping on all orders over $99.

This special pricing is available only to those who are going to participate in this contest. The offer is good only for the first 36 customers. Please email me to receive instructions on how to get this fantastically discounted price.

email: GintACuffs (at) gmail (dot) com

For those of you who have already placed an order with Blowout Cards or another vendor, I applaud your enthusiasm and I'm sorry that this sponsorship didn't come to fruition any sooner.

Thank you, Chris and Blowout Cards.

Another Sponsor

Strat-O-Matic has agreed to hop on the train wreck contest that is Gint-A-Cuffs. Here's a bit of info about the game company:
Since 1961, Strat-O-Matic has created the most realistic simulation of statistically accurate baseball. Every player is rated by Strat-O-Matic’s unique rating system with statistical precision in each phase of the game – batting, pitching, defense and running.

Strat-O-Matic Baseball is played with the exact same rules as professional baseball. Each major leaguer has his own Strat-O-Matic Player Card based on his overall stats from the 2009 season. The gamer controls every aspect of each play from determining the starting line-up, stealing, hitting and running to replacing the starting pitcher. Instead of a bat and ball, the gamer uses dice, player cards and charts to play the game.
They've ponied up a few copies of their Baseball game and those will be added to the prize pool.

Don't forget to let me know if you're interested in participating. Boogie on.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We're Sponsored

Topps has agreed to be a sponsor for Gint-A-Cuffs II, Old Planter Boogaloo.

Thank you, Topps.

Friday, May 21, 2010

What to do to enter?

A few of you can't hold your horses and want to get this thing underway.

Patience. Patience.

  • Let me know that you want to participate
  • Secure a hobby box of 2010 Allen & Ginter cards
  • Rip them open
  • Follow the official rules of the contest
  • Post on your blog, the cards that score points for you, positive or negative
For added fun,
  • Add witty commentary
  • Keep up with the contest
  • Bribe the Commissioner
We're feverishly working on the scoring system. A bit tough since we don't have the checklist or exact odds of hits.

But, first things first.

Let me know that you want in. I'll create a list of contestants soon.

Thanks for playing.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gint-A-Cuffs 2, Old Planter Boogaloo

Coming soon to a blog near you.

In about five weeks the Topps Allen & Ginter 1887-2010 World Champions Color Picture Cards will be loosed upon the public.

And that means that it will be time for Gint-A-Cuffs 2, Old Planter Boogaloo.

I'll be your commissioner. Again.

What does that mean for you? Another chance to get in on the best box break competition since, well, the original Gint-A-Cuffs.

You want parallels? We got 'em. Wood. Cloth. Bazookas. NoNos. Black Border. A&G Backs.

You want Top Loaders? We got 'em. With Autos.

Lords of Olympus? Got 'em.

World's Greatest Wordsmiths? Got 'em.

This Day In History? Got 'em.

National Animals? Got 'em.

Monsters Of The Mesozoic? Got 'em.

Sailors Of The Seven Seas? Got 'em.

All that, and more.

Please note that by mentioning the various card possibilities available in the 2010 A&G set, it does not mean that you will get them in your box. Probably not. Fair warning.

Now, leave me alone. I have to go and figure out some sort of scoring method. Perhaps a tweak of last year's rules. More than likely I'll have to scrap that and start a fresh.

Any scoring ideas will be received and given the weight that I feel is necessary. Beardy, having created this monster last year, will be relinquishing some of his duties so that he can more fully concentrate on winning. Again. I'll still be relying on him for some pointers, but I've found out that his bribes are full of hot air and I ignore them.

Speaking of bribes I was rather disappointed in the bribe department last year. You all are big boys and girls. Step it up this year. Please.

We're working on several goodies for prizes. And perhaps some other goodies, too.

Please leave your scoring comments below.