At lunch today, I decided to run to the local Wally World and buy some wax. My intent was to purchase Bowman Chrome, but they didn't have any. So, I picked up a Honus Wagner cereal box (2010 Topps Series 1), a blaster of 2010 Topps Series 2, and a blaster of 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars.
My original intent was to apply the Gint-a-Cuffs scoring to them, but the official rules weren't up yet for that, so I decided to play a little TonT!
Since it has been almost a year since the last time I played, here are the rules:
Trap cards = Reds (the *other* Ohio team) and the Braves (the *other* Native American-themed team)
+1/2 point is awarded for each card in the pack, unless card fits into the following:
+2 points are awarded for each relic or autographed card (only 1 point awarded for a relic or autographed trap card).
+1 point is awarded for any Thome card in a non-Indians uniform.
+2 points are given for each Indians card.
-1 point from the score for each trap card.
-1/2 point is deducted for each card featuring more than one team or no team at all.
I will play for each box of cards (spread out over three posts so they aren't so LONG!). I am providing sample scanned cards from each box to break up the monotony of my rambling. Go with it, it works.
First up, 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars (6 packs, 5 cards each.)
Josh Anderson (Royals) Signature Star Impressions Auto card (+2, total = 2)
Andruw Jones (Rangers) (+.5, total = 2.5)
Pedro Martinez (Phillies) Signed, Sealed & Delivered (+.5, total = 3.0)
Brian Roberts (Orioles) (+.5, total = 4.0)
Pablo Sandoval (Giants) (+.5, total = 4.5)
Aramis Ramirez (Cubs) (+.5, total = 5.0)
Chris Duncan (Red Sox) (+.5, total = 5.5)
Sean O'Sullivan (Angels) TopPROSpects (+.5, total = 6.0)
Vladimir Guerrero (Angels) (+.5, total = 6.5)
Delmon Young (Twins) (+.5, total = 7.0)
Elvis Andrus (Rangers) (TopPROspects) (+.5, total = 7.5)
Ivan Rodriguez (Rangers) (+.5, total = 8.0)
Chris Carpenter (Cardinals) (+.5, total = 8.5)
Adam Lind (Blue Jays) (+.5, total = 8.0)
Dan Uggla (Marlins) (+.5, total = 8.5)
Mark Teixeira (Yankees) (+.5, total = 9.0)
Justin Verlander (Tigers) (+.5, total = 9.5)
Felix Hernandez (Mariners) (+.5, total = 10.0)
Scott Rolen (Reds) (-1, total = 9.0)
Joel Zumaya (Tigers) (+.5, total = 9.5)
Jonathan Papelbon (Red Sox) (+.5, total = 10.0)
Nick Swisher (Yankees) (+.5, total = 11.0)
Carl Crawford (Rays) (+.5, total = 11.5)
Kevin Slowey (Twins) (+.5, total = 12.0)
Matt Holliday (Cardinals) (+.5, total = 12.5)
Jay Bruce (Reds) (-1, total = 11.5)
Jason Bay (Red Sox) (+.5, total = 12.0)
So, the 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars box (30 cards) nets 12.0 points.