Sunday, July 19, 2009

Gint-A-Cuffs: Throwing My Box In The Ring



Here we are, already nearing the end of July, and Gint-A-Cuffs is in full swing. I've finally gotten my first box busted and ready to post. As far as I know Beardy is in the lead with 347 point, which seems pretty ridiculous. Let's see if I can catch him. Who knows, maybe I have a Markakis red auto or something to pull out right at the end for the upset victory.

You'll just have to stay glued to your computers to find out.

Here we go

Cabinet: #CB6 Jefferson/Hancock


Card Value: +8pts
Box Total: 8pts
Points Behind Beardy: 339



Pack 1:

#245 Todd Helton
#131 Rickie Weeks
#276 Michael Phelps
#111 Jason Giambi
#98 Josh Whitesell
#278 Herb Simpson +2 Negro League Player


#NH9 Jon Sigurosson +5 National Heroes


#NP2 Justin Upton National Pride

Pack Total: +7
Box Total: 15pts
PBB: 332



Pack 2:

#283 Mike Aviles
#5 Luke Hochevar
#117 Blake DeWitt
#219 Nate McLouth
#120 Edwin Moreno
#270 Josh Outman
#96 Geronimo Mini - No points. I just wanted to show this card because I didn't want the only card out of this pack to be A-Rod.


#NP75 Alex Rodriguez National Pride -1


Pack Total: -1
Box Total: 14pts
PBB: 333




Pack 3:

#148 Brad Lidge
#127 J.D. Drew
#244 Carlos Beltran
#295 Brett Gardner -1


#87 Aaron Cook
#326 Cameron Maybin SP +5


#133 Roy Halladay Mini
#NP9 Carlos Guillen National Pride

Pack Total: +4
Box Total: 18pts
PBB: 329



Pack 4:

#57 Frank Evans - Negro Leaguer +2


#46 Brian Roberts - Favorite Player List +2


#42 Mark Buehrle
#234 Wyatt Earp
#343 Doc Holliday SP +5


#AGHS22 Ken Griffey - Sketch Card +3


#329 Carlos Gomez Mini SP +7


#NP74 Yadier Molina National Pride

Pack Total: +19
Box Total: 37pts
PBB: 310




Conclusions:

37 points out of the Cabinet card and the first 4 packs is not going to do it. Not even close. One good pack out of the 4. There's one thing that I know for sure about the Gint-A-Cuffs: 1. It's hard to type Gint-A-Cuffs, and B. You don't win very often when you have negative packs. I've been saying that for years.

OK, that was 2 things. Only one has anything to do with anything, and that just barely. But you all get my point. Actually, probably not. I'm not sure there is a point.

2 comments:

FanOfReds said...

Good luck... I just ordered 2 more boxes...perhaps I'll make one of them my second Gint-a-Cuffs box...I need to recover from all the typing and scanning first though.

beardy said...

Only 310 points to go!

Fear not, there is NO way I'll end up winning this charade.