Gint-A-Cuffs 13+14: Is That Something Written in Red Ink?
Half way done with the box and things are NOT looking good for the Scratcher. However, things finally start to look up. So much so that I'm doing a 2 pack post to revel in all of the forthcoming glory.
#52 Aaron Hill #77 Fransisco Liriano #114 Hideki Matsui -1
#126 Trevor Crowe +1 - I'm not sure what it means but I didn't know until last year that this was a white guy. I'm not sure why. I never saw a picture of him before I guess. I remember him being our 1st round pick, and I've followed him through his stats when possible. It's just that the picture I developed in my head, for some weird reason, was that of a black guy. I know it doesn't matter at all. I just thought it was kind of strange. If anything I'm a little disappointed only due to the fact that it's one less player with the potential to go all Oscar Gamble/Bake McBride. I still think Granderson could pull that off in fine fasion.
#81 Willie Williams - Negro Leaguer +2
#313 Jeff Francis SP +5 - That was a close one. I thought it said Franceour for a second.
#35 Geovany Soto Mini - A&G Back - Favorite Player 2+5= +5
#NP64 Fransisco Liriano National Pride ## Monopoly Guy Crack The Code
Pack Total: +12 Box Total: 103pts PBB: 244
#99 Chris Duncan #2 Zack Greinke #153 CC Sabathia -1 - Damn. A Yankee hat. No way out if this one.
#130 Johnny Damon -1 - Oh C'mon.
#AGA-WS Will Simpson/Archie Bunker Red Auto 04/10 +42 - THERE IT IS. How about that? I pulled a red auto! Sure it's some horse guy, but it's a red auto! Sweet. At 1:2,000 or so odds I thought it might be worth more than 42 points but the commish has ruled and he's doing a bang up job so no complaints here. 42 is a lot better than what I've been getting.
#HHB20 Cold Fusion - Worlds Biggest Hoaxes +5
#NP71 Josh Hamilton National Pride - Favorite Player +4
Pack Total: +49 Box Total: 152pts PBB: 195
Conclusions: I have to admit something here. When I pulled that card I was a little disappointed. Mostly because I'm an idiot. OK, completely because I'm an idiot. I didn't know that the red ink auto was any different than any other auto. Sure, I saw that it was hand numbered to 10 (I love hand numbering), but I figured all of the autos were like that or something. I was disappointed that my auto was the horse guy. I didn't realize the odds to pull it.
I told Beardy about the pull and he was excited for me, but he said what I was thinking. "Too bad is the equestrian". Yeah, it is kind of too bad. I didn't want to say that because of the long odds, but a ballplayer would have been infinately more exciting to me.
Does that make me kind of a douche? I mean moreso than already?