Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Call

I have no earthly clue where this came from.  Some website about mythical sea creatures.  But it is better than giant crayfish.

It has been rather quiet on the Gint-A-Cuffs front.  Only one recent query.

Rod, from Padrographs asked: I have a Chuck Woolery Card, with a woman and a bunch of players, do they count as male figures? Also do I get points for a damaged card?

The Commissioner privately answered: A card with Chuck Woolery, a card with a female, and any card with any other male. So yes, players would count. The damaged card counts. Topps's inability for quality quality control should not hurt you in the points.

The time draws nigh when the participants' final scores need to be posted. That would at 11:59pm this evening, the end of August. Eastern Time. Read the rules.

After the scores have been submitted the results will be verified and a winner announced shortly. Which means when I feel like it. Probably around Labor Day. If you're lucky.

Thanks for playing and thanks to our sponsors, Topps and Community Gum.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Q&A - Gigantic Lobster edition

Not really a Kraken.  More like a giant crayfish.  Nasty nonetheless.

I've really fallen off my duty chair as Commissioner of Gint-A-Cuffs.  Sorry.  I can only blame the lack of bribes for that.

Kemp Kershaw asked last month: An N43 of Mark Teixeira: 5 points, or 2.5 points since he's a Yankee? Sorry if I'm missing something, but the rules only state: "+5 N43 Boxloader"

The Commissioner answers:  Yes, 2.5 points.  Sometimes it isn't good to be a Yankee.

Again, a shout-out to Topps for their sponsorship of Gint-A-Cuffs III.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spend the money quickly, Mr. Bond.

Sure, it is a stretch for the Kraken images.  Give me a break.

New leader on the leader board.  I've recently returned from a whirlwind vacation to Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  Because I was on vacation, I didn't log in to a computer.  Tonight I'll look at whatever scoring questions might have come up and spit out some answers.

Remember, you've got just under a month left to score your boxes.