Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Gint-A-Cuffs II - The Pre-Game Warm-up Show
It is coming and I am on the field, stretching my pack-opening ligaments. The scanner is warming up on the mound and the scorekeeper is getting the score cards ready. Though the contest is in its second season, Tribecards came in as part of the expansion this year. For those that are playing catch-up, the contest pits box-breaker against box-breaker. Certain cards net positive point values, while other cards serve as penalites. Yankees cards are the biggest penalty provider. Each participant chooses a favorite team and a favorite player. Naturally, I chose the Indians as my team. But, I opted to play the odds and I picked Derek Jeter as my player of choice. Though the Yankee side of his cards will net me negative points, I am hoping the Allen & Ginter love affair with Mr. Jeter will net me huge rewards in the form of inserts.
I cannot lie here, even through one of omission: the temptation to pull ouot and just sell the box outright is HUGE! Several participants got a killer deal on the boxes before the ceiling was lifted on how much these unopened boxes are going for on eBay. But, the collector in me won over. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my pre-paid box of Gint-a-Cuffs Glory.
I considered changing my chosen player to a member of the Tribe, but ultimately decided that the choice I made in the beginning will be the one I stick with. Besides, win or lose the contest, I think it will be a lot of fun to see just which cards I pull.
So, as we get ready for the launch of Gint-a-Cuffs II, the crowds have started gathering. The other participants eagerly check their mailboxes for a little box of goodness. There's a slight breeze from the south and the sun is shining as small fluffy clouds pass by overhead. Grab your favorite beverage and a snack. Check your ticket stubs and keep your eyes here for the Tribecards inaugural participation in the wonder that is GINT-A-CUFFS II!