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.