Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Commissioner Speaks

There have been a few questions posted about scoring and what not.  I thought that if I stalled long enough you might have forgotten about it.  Perhaps not.  So, I'll do my best.

The first few Qs and As have already been resolved in the rules.

The Ginter Godfather asked:
Yo bossman, you know base cards 301-350 aren't short printed and are not necessarily 1:2 odds, right? Minis they are, but not full sized.  Not sure if intentional or just an oversight. Happy hunting.
The Commissioner replied:
Oversight. Thanks for catching it. It has been corrected. 

Faith asked:
While the Denard Span short print example is illustrative of multiple categories, might it also be misleading since #303 isn't a short print?
The Commissioner replied:
Faith, you really know how to endear yourself to the Commissioner. That oversight has been corrected by making the Denard card a mini. Problem solved.

The Ginter Godfather then badgered:
Hey Commish, quick question.  Ancient Armory full-sized insert cards. Are they worth +2 points like every other full sized insert cards, or are you a pacifist and are protesting the insertion of weapons in Gint-A-Cuffs (a fighting-esque card competition) by declaring them worth 0 points?   Also, Keys to the City are retail only inserts.
The Commissioner testily replied:
Noted. Yes, the AA cards are worth +2 points. Sloppy editing on my part. Corrected. Also, I've removed the Keys to the City. Good eye. No bonus points for this, though.

The Ginter Godfather really got on my nerves by giddily asking:
Also, framed mini red autos seem high. 1:881 for +22 pts vs. say 10th Anniversary issue autos at 1:1375 for only +20. Thoughts on point disparity vs. odds difference?  Also, the Philae Probe mini card number is missing it's end parentheses - ) Cheers!
The Commissioner curtly replied:
Oh, I've got thoughts.
So, I should probably give this some serious answer.  The points distribution isn't purely linear.  Maybe I could have tweaked it a bit better.  This one is staying put.  Whimsy seemed to be the driving force.

Matt asked:
Question: Starting Points inserts have FP/FT bonuses attached to them as well, correct??? I would assume they are similar to base cards (+1/+4/+2) but I wanted to check because it isn't explicitly stated.
The Commissioner replied:
Matt, I've just woken up from medically induced sleep that lasted about 8 months. I don't know who wrote those rules. I'll be making some clarifications in a post soon.
And the serious answer...  Yes.  If any card features a player that is on the FP/FT list, get the points that are allotted.  Same thing on relic cards, or other hits.  Same  thing for cards of Yankees.

Judson asked:
The oversized reprints are listed in the scoring breakdown, but what about the player cabinet cards? (I pulled a cabinet card of a player on the FP list, but it is different from the oversized reprints). Thank you kindly, good sir!!!!
The Commissioner replied:
Good question. I'll be tackling that question, and others, in a post soon enough.
I've asked Judson to send me a scan of the card.  He's complied.  I'm still looking into it.  Hey, I'm doing good to answer these other questions.  No ruling yet.

defgav asked:
Do the Starting Points inserts also get the "Favorite Player" bonus? I pulled a Trout (my fav player) Starting Points card and am assuming I get the +4 for favorite player, but it's not a base card, so maybe I technically don't get the bonus?
Then defgav impatiently asked:
Also along these lines, do the "+2 Other Favorite Player list base card" apply to Starting Points as well?
The Commissioner patiently replied:
Fair question. Hang tight and an answer will be forthcoming.
Yes.  If any card features a player that is on the FP/FT list, get the points that are allotted.  Same thing on relic cards, or other hits.  Same  thing for cards of Yankees.   Are you and Matt drinking the from same Kool-Aid pitcher?

That's all I've got.  Now off to a 48 hour sleepfest.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, you hate me! You really, really hate me!

    J/K, I think. My apologies for being so giddy, Gint-A-Cuffs is my favorite holiday.