Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dealer Sponsor Announced

Community Gum has dipped into the online retail pool.  Over the past few weeks I've been working with Jon and Andy to get them to be the card dealer sponsor for Gint-A-Cuffs III.  Okay, they approached me, letting me know that they'd like to be the card dealer sponsor.  We talked a bit and they had to line some things up before announcing their dealer presence.  But I did work with them.  Really.  Ask Jon.  Don't ask Andy.

They've agreed to set aside one case of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter for Gint-A-Cuffs participants.  Twelve boxes.  Each box for GAC will be priced at $81.99 with a slashed shipping price of $5.01.  That comes out to $87.00 delivered for those of you who are slightly math challenged.  But, if you're math challenged you probably shouldn't be involved in GAC.  Community Gum will have to charge and collect Illinois sales tax for Illinois residents.  (The Commissioner did not make this clear.  Forgiveness is asked for.)  Please check with Jon and Andy for all of the details.  You'll be dealing with them, not the Commissioner nor GAC.  But you figured that out, didn't you?

This is a first come, first served deal open only to the GAC participants.  One box per participant.  Community Gum wants to make sure that they can give back to the card bloggers, so let's be civil about this.

Thank you, Community Gum, for your generosity and all of us here at Gint-A-Cuffs wish you the greatest success in this venture.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sign Ups Are Now Open

It is about three weeks away until 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter hit the street.

I'm still in the process of landing a card dealer to get some decent prices on hobby boxes of A&G.  They're working out some details on their end.  As soon as I know I'll let you all know how to get them.

So, how to sign up?  Leave a comment with your name, blog address, favorite player (in the set), and favorite baseball team.

How will these favorites get you points this year?  I have no idea.

Do you believe me?  More importantly, do you trust me?  And even more important than that, can you bribe me?*

Yes to all three.

The point scoring is being configured at this time.  Final scoring system will not be released until the cards have been in the wild for one week after official release date.  This will cause less headaches for me.

So, start leaving your comments to get in on all the fun that is Gint-A-Cuffs III, Release the Kraken.

* Note to participants:  Bribery is not required to win.  But it is fun for the commissioner.**

** Note to participants:  The bribery bit is a joke.  I run a square shop.  Here's a link to my wantlists.

Friday, June 3, 2011

GAC Main Sponsor On Board

They're back and have agreed to provide the winner of Gint-A-Cuffs III with a hobby box of 2011 A&G.  A big thanks goes out to Mr. Clay Luraschi for assisting in this.

Now, go and visit Topps.  Buy stuff.

I'm working on getting a discounted price on this year's product from some online dealers.  Nothing is firm, yet, but we hope to pass the savings on to you.

Thursday, June 2, 2011