It has been quite a while since playing "TonT," and since I recently bought a 16-pack re-pack box, I thought this was a good time to try my hand. And, this will be a multi-pack version since we rarely even get 10 cards in a pack anymore.
This round will be based on a pack of 2008 UD Timeline (6 cards), 2009 UD Goudey (8 cards), and 2007 Topps Series 2 (6 cards).
It's been a while, so here are my rules:
+0.5 points for each card in the pack not falling into the following:
+2.0 points for relic, auto, serial (only +1.0 if card is a trap)
+1.0 point for any Thome card in non-Tribe uni
+2.0 points for any Triber card (pictured in Tribe uni, otherwise normal scoring)
-1.0 point for each trap (Braves or Reds are traps for my game)
-0.5 points if card features more than one team or no team at all
I am doing the breaks "live" and will post pics after I'm done. I know you don't know that, but for the sake of honesty, there it is.
2008 UD Timeline:
Felix Hernandez (Mariners) = +0.5, total 0.5 points
Pedro Martinez (Mets) = +0.5, total 1.0 point
Manny Ramirez (Dodgers) = +0.5, total 1.5 points
Max Scherzer (DBacks) = +0.5, total 2.0 points
Frank Thomas (A's) = +0.5, total 2.5 points
Joey Votto (reds - TRAP!) = -1.0, total 1.5 points
Pack total: +1.5 points. Man, I got rooked right at the end!
2009 UD Goudey:
Kelly Johnson (Braves - TRAP!) = -1.0, total -1.0
Scott Elbert (Dodgers) = +0.5, total -0.5
Jim Thome (White Sox - THOME!) = +1.0, total +0.5
Joakim Soria (Royals) = +0.5, total +1.0
Lance Berkman (Astros Heads Up) = +0.5, total +1.5
Yovani Gallardo (Brewers) = +0.5, total +2.0
Travis Snider (Blue Jays) = +0.5, total +2.5
Rick Ankiel (Cardinals) = +0.5, total +3.0
Man, starting off with the trap was not good, but I avoided any others and pulled a Thome out of the deal! Nice!
Pack total: +3.0 points, break total +4.5 points
2007 Topps Series 2:
Hideki Okajima (Red Sox) = +0.5, total +0.5
Orlando Cabrera (Angels) = +0.5, total +1.0
Norris Hopper (Reds - TRAP!) = -1.0, total 0.0
Frank Catalanotto (Blue Jays/Rangers Trading Places) = -0.5, total -0.5
Dodgers/Brewers Opening Day = -0.5, total -1.0
Students Work Hard, Get Cards = -0.5, total -1.5
Taylor Tankersley (Marlins) = +0.5, total -1.0
UGH, another trap with TWO multi-team cards AND a no-team card. Not a good pack at all!
Pack total: -1.0 points, break total +3.5 points
Well, the only thing that save the whole thing was the fact I did three packs in one post. That is little consolation, considering it is a per-pack game, however.
Here are some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the TonT games: