Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ready. Set. Go!

And we're off.  Start ripping packs and posting scores.

The scoring hasn't changed much from last year, but the cards have.

I'm sure that I've missed something, somewhere.  Kindly bring it to my attention and I'll address it.

Thanks to all the participants for being patient with the Commissioner as he dealt with life. 

Update: My wife is doing much better and has been back at work for a week.  Thanks for the well wishes.  Not quite as good as a bribe, but not so terribly awful.  Thanks.

Now Go!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 A&G Wrapper / Odds

I went to my LCS on National Baseball Card Day and bought two hobby packs of Ginter, partly just so I could get a scan of a wrapper, detailing the odds of cards.  The purchase also got me the Aaron Judge bonus card from Topps.  You know, Topps.  Our prize sponsor.  That Topps.

I've transcribed it below.  I'll be using these odds to help formulate the final scoring rules.

*Base Card Glossy Parallel 1:6,161
Base Short Print 1:2

Base Card Mini Parallels
Allen & Ginter Back 1:5
Black-Bordered 1:10
No Number 1:124
*Brooklyn Back 1:248
*Wood 1:2,709
*Glossy 1:6,165
*Metal 1:2,124
*Printing Plate 1:1,328
Framed Cloth Card 1:640
Base Mini Short Print 1:13

Relic Version A 1:37
Relic Version B 1:20
Framed Mini Relic 1:56

* Framed Mini Sunken Treasure Relic 1:52,556
* Framed Mini DNA Relic 1:9,666
* Cut Signature 1:76,444
* Framed Allen & Ginter Originals 1:9,344
* Single Autograph Relic Book 1:2,832
* Dual Autograph Relic Book 1:5,644
Framed Mini Autograph 1:58

Framed Mini Autograph Parallels
*Black Frame 1:527
*Red Ink 1:1,443
*Framed Mini Employee Autograph 1:10,645

Full-Size Autographs 1:4,163
*Rip Card 1:161
*Double Rip Card 1:1,390

Full Size Inserts
World Talent 1:4
Fantasy Goldmine 1:4
World'd Greatest Beaches 1:6
*World'd Greatest Beaches Relic Parallel 1:8,086
Baseball Equipment of the Ages 1:6
Magnificent Moons 1:6

Mini Inserts
Indigenous Heroes 1:10
World's Hottest Peppers 1:50
Baseball Superstitions 1:50
Postage Required 1:50
Flags of Lost Nations 1:50
Folio of Fears 1:50
Home Run Challenge 1:24

key: * = Sequentially Numbered

Any transcription errors fall on the head of the Commissioner.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future

There's your earwig tune for the day.

I woke up in the middle of the night / morning with the realization that I did not post the rules for GACX yesterday.

Then it dawned on me that I hadn't yet finished crafting them.

And that a few of the participants hadn't yet offered up their Favorite Player / Favorite Team.

So, things will again slip.  I want GAC to be fun and correct.  To that end, I'm pushing the start date to Sunday, August 19, 2018.  I hope to post the rules on Saturday the 18th.

This will be one of the latest start dates for GAC in history, but let's do it right.

Sorry for the delays.  Life.  Sheesh.

On a positive note, my wife's doing much better.  Still tender, hurting and moving slower than she'd like to.

Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

GACX start delayed

I love my wife.  So much that I took her to the Emergency Room at about 2am this morning.

Without violating HIPAA, the surgeon will be removing an organ that rhymes with Tall Sadder.

GACX will go on. It just might take a few days to get things up and running.

Let's say we start on August 8th.  Sign ups due on August 7th.  Spread the word.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Getting Closer

Hey, GAC fans.  Things are heating up at the commissioner's headquarters.  Rules are being contemplated, headaches anticipated, banner updated, prize secured, contestants added, some deadlines decided upon.

So, if you're still undecided about joining the festivities this year, either paint or get off the ladder.  The last day to sign up will be Monday, July 30, 2018.

Please start commenting with your favorite team and favorite player.

The contest will start on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and will close on Sunday, September 30, 2018, or earlier if all contestants have submitted their scores.  This should be plenty of time for you to send in your bribes.

As has been the custom the last few years, I'd like a scan of the back of a A&G hobby pack.  You know, so I can read the correct odds.  Post it in the comments, please.

Again, some shout outs are in order.  To Topps, for providing the prize, a hobby box of 2018 A&G, and to Spankee for his continued fine art that I've been using as banners.

Friday, July 6, 2018

GACX just around the corner

The scheduled release date for the anticipated Topps 2018 Allen & Ginter product is July 18, 2018.

That means that Gint-A-Cuffs is back.  I'm beginning to the lay the groundwork. Updating rules, new leader board, etc.

The contest will probably start at the end of July and wrap up at the end of September. Get a hobby box, rip it, score your cards, be a winner.

My thanks, as always, to @vtspankee for the GAC header.  This is not the final image, just a good place holder.

If you'd like to join in the fun, celebrating 10 years of Gint-A-Cuffs, sign up in the comments section.  No need to select your favorite player or favorite team.  Yet.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

We Have A Winner

B-Man, come on down!  You're the next winner in this little thing we call Gint-A-Cuffs.

You had a killer box.  The foils didn't hurt, either.

For your prize, Topps has generously donated a hobby box of 2017 Allen & Ginter.  It is in my possession.  I've sent you an email for your address.

As Commissioner, I felt that I sort of phoned in my duties.  Based on the final tally responses, some of you did as well.  A few of you emailed me at the end and I appreciate that.

We'll see what happens with GAC next year.  For now, let's enjoy some post season baseball.