Thursday, August 2, 2012

I Have Answers

CommishBob asked a few questions that need answering.

 Q: Josh Hamilton is a 2X Favorite Player... does that affect his points?
 A: No. I just wanted to show that Josh Hamilton is a popular guy.

 Q: Do we need to post images of 'minus' cards... Yanks, the surfer guy, etc?
 A: Yes. Even negative, they are points cards. Humor me. I haven't purchased any A&G this year and I want to see what the cards look like.

The Ginter Godfather asked a scoring question.

Q: How many bonus points for YOUR Favorite Player being pulled in a What's In A Name insert? Is it just the +1 for being on your favorite team (if in fact they are on your favorite team...) or is it the +4 from your favorite player from the base card? Maybe even the +5 from the mini of your favorite player?
A: I have absolutely no idea.  Well, it isn't a mini card, although there is a mini depicted on the card.  The Mini Minoso card does not factor into this. The scoring rules are +2 What's In A Name? 1:2 (+1 more if the player is on Your Favorite Team).  I'm going to amend this to read: +2 What's In A Name? 1:2 (+1 more if the player is on Your Favorite Team or +2 if it is a Favorite Player or +4 if it is Your Favorite Player).  Since you pulled a Joe Mauer, it would be +2 for WIN and +4 for Your Favorite Player, for a total of 6 points.

Milwaukee Southpaw asked a generic question.

Q: What does one need to do to get in on the contest??
A: Declare your intent to be an active participant, let me know your favorite player and favorite team, purchase a hobby box of 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter, get to posting.  If Milwaukee Southpaw is indeed interested in joining GAC this year, I'll allow it.  But, the intent must be acted on by Saturday, August 4.  I'm sorry that I haven't answered this before.  Strange circumstances will cause me to make strange rulings. Yes, I'm aware that several of you have scored many packs.  This might mean that you have to change your scores.  Look, they can only go up.

So there.


  1. Thanks, Mark... I've re-re-adjusted for the Hamilton factor. It'll take me a bit longer to get the box out and scan those damn Yankees.

  2. Domo arigato, Mark! I'll update my running tally to adjust for the extra 3 points.

    Also, I have another question. Sorry that I'm so full of them.

    How should we score hits of the non-baseball Yankees? Regular full points or because Greg Gumbel looks like a cabbage patch doll he's worth half points? I didn't even know he had a relic... but I would imagine Bob Knight's relic, and the surfer's relic (if it exists?) should have their points adjusted to reflect the anti-Gint-A-Cuff nature of the subject depicted.

    If not, groovy. And yes, I pulled a friggin' Gumbel relic. Along with two of his base cards. Someone at Topps hates me.