Thursday, July 16, 2015

Updates a plenty

It has been about two weeks since the last post.  Things are starting to come together.  Topps, our prize benefactor, has released a checklist for the 2015 Allen & Ginter set.  Ryan, of Cardboard Connection site, has a put up the checklist.  At this time, that's the checklist I'm using for assembling the 2015 GAC Rules.

While doing some updating here I found that I overlooked P-town Tom in his request to be part of GAC.  Sorry, P-town Tom.  I've since added you.

Now some of you were very eager to select your Favorite Player and Favorite Team.  I've accepted those that have listed them.  I just thought it might be wise for you to make sure that your FP was actually part of the set.

P-town Tom also asked in his comment: Why is it called Gint-A-Cuffs anyways?

The short answer is: I don't know.  When Beardy created this monster some time back, that's what he called it.  The thought is that the contestants would be sparring against each other.  Sort of like fisticuffs.

Here's a newspaper article from 1920 that uses the word, although it has been in use since 1605.

The Times (Bridgeport, Conn.) - August 4, 1920

If you look at the old banners for this blog, you'll see a similarity.  There you go and Bob's your uncle.

You're all itching to start, I know.  The scheduled release date is Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  Participants are required to provide their own hobby box of the product.

The festivities will start on Saturday, August 1.  That gives a bit of time for us to actually know what is in the product.  You know how Topps loves to surprise us.

The contest will run until mid to late September.  I'll figure and post an actual date in the official rules.

There's probably more that I should say, but I need to spend time cleaning out a room for the bribes that will be pouring into my house.


  1. Never mind. Apparently I already said I was in. That may cost me two sandwiches to the Commish.

    1. Come now. Sandwiches were so 2012.

    2. I'm not talkin' "ordinary" sandwiches. I'm talking gourmet sandwiches. With Bacon! BACON I SAID!

  2. put me down as Ryan Howard and the Cubs

  3. Hey Mark, I have never joined in but was thinking about it this year. I have been in hibernation for a few weeks, is it too late to join in? Adam:
    If so I will take the Giants and MadBum. If I am too late, no worries. LMK.