Monday, August 27, 2012

Time's Running Out

Scores must be posted this weekend. Per the rules:
Final scores shall be submitted no later than 11:59pm, Eastern, Saturday, September 1, 2012.
That's all.

Oh, what the heck am I supposed to do with a tie?  Sure, a half windsor.

I need to scrutinize the current leaders and check my inbox for bribes that I might have overlooked.

Suggestions are welcome.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Red Backed minis

Greg Z, asked about some card backs...

Q: Are the A&G Baseball Ad Back Mini Parallels (1:222) the red back minis hand-numbered out of 25?
A: The short answer is: No. We had a bit more discussion, with me asking if he was looking for a points ruling on the red back.   That short answer is: Yes.  He also wanted to see examples of each.  I lifted these from ebay auctions.

So, now on to the scoring.  I couldn't find the odds listed for these elusive red backs.  The points assigned and the odds of pulling a card are not necessarily linear.  I'm going to assign the red back minis a +21 points.

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter
A&G Ad Back

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter
A&G Red Back (#ed/25)
So, there you go.  I've ruled.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I Have More Answers

More questions have arrived which means that it is time for more answers.  Clarifications, really.

Ginter Godfather queried:

Q: 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.
A: I'm not quite sure what you mean by "non-baseball Yankees".  By the rest of the question I assume that you mean relic or auto cards of Bob Knight, Ara Parseghian, Dale Webster, and Greg Gumbel.  You would get +10 for the relic or auto, but would be assessed a -1 penalty for being one of those four.

Colbey asked:

Q: Do you get bonus points for pulling an insert of someone else's favorite player? For instance I pulled a Joe Mauer N43 boxloader. +5 for the card itself, but do I get another +2 since the Ginter Godfather chose Mauer?
A: Absolutely.  +5 for the boxloader, +2 for another participant's Favorite Player.

Ross beseeched:

Q: If I pulled a Greg Gumbel Black Mini, does that mean -1 off of the +3 for a black mini? Or does the Gumbelness cancel out the Black Border?
A: The Gumblness cancels out many things, including, but not limited to appetite, but it does not cancel out the Black Border. +3 for black bordered mini, -1 for being Greg Gumbel.

UPDATE (This question came in just after I answered the others.  I didn't want to put it on hold for a few days.)

Charlie pondered:

Q: If you pull an N43 of someone else's favorite player, is it worth +10 only, or +15 (+5 N43 & +10 FP N43)?
A: Very good question.  Not good enough to get you any extra credit, but good.  I see where the scoring rules are confusing.  I'm going to keep pushing the scores up.  It will be additional points.  (+5 N43 & +10 FP N43).  If it is a Yankee, then divide N43 total points by 2.

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.