Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gint-A-Cuffs II, Packs 09-16

Here are the results from opening packs 09 through 16 in my hobby box for the Gint-A-Cuffs contest:

Geovany Soto (Cubs) 0 points

Ken Griffey Jr (Mariners) 2 points (other fp)
--Pulled a Junior!

Joe Mauer (Twins) 2 points (other fp)
--Other people's Picks are netting me some needed points!

Mark DeRosa (Giants) 0 points
Nelson Cruz (Rangers) 0 points
Placido Polanco (Phillies) 2 points (short print)

Chase Headley (Padres) Mini Black 3 points
--This one turned a weird blue color when I took a picture. Hmmm....

Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) TDiH 1 point

Brandon Allen (Diamondbacks) 0 points
Anthony Gatto (Juggling Champ) 0 points
Billy Butler (Royals) 0 points
Daniel McCutchen (Pirates) 0 points
David DeJesus (Royals) 0 points
Jim Thome (Twins) 0 points
Carcharodontosaurus (Monsters of Mesozoic) Mini 3 points
--I have to say, these dino cards are fantastic!

Jimmy Rollins (Phillies) TDiH 1 point

Robert Scott (Negro Leagues) 2 points
--The Negro League cards a very nicely done.

Matt LaPorta (Indians) 1 point (my ft)
--Alright! Score a Triber for me!

Ichiro (Mariners) 0 points
Albert Pujols (Cardinals) 0 points
Carlos Zambrano (Cubs) RIP CARD 75/99 -1 (penalty) +20 RIP card
--The RIP cards a very cool!  Nice stock, serial number, and a little tab of temptation!

RIPPED Adam Dunn Mini (Nationals) 2 points (short print) 2 points (other fp)
--Oh, heck yeah I ripped it. What did I get? Rip short print card. Bummer. I wanted an original AG.

Prince Fielder (Brewers) Mini 0 points
Andre Ethier (Dodgers) TDiH 1 point

Brandon Webb (Diamondbacks) 0 points
Tom Knapp (Target Champ) 0 points
Bobby Jenks (White Sox) 0 points
Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) 0 points
Matt Cain (Giants) 0 points
Victor Martinez (Red Sox) 0 points

Ponce De Leon (Sailors of the Seven Seas) 4 points
--These SoSS cards look great! Nice colors, fun artwork. Nice!

Hanley Ramirez (Marlins) TDiH 2 points (other fp) 1 point (TDiH)

Travis Snider (Blue Jays) 0 points
Gary Stewart (Pogo Stick Champ) 0 points
Chris Tillman (Orioles) 0 points
Carlos Beltran (Mets) 0 points
Jose Reyes (Mets) 0 points
Edwin Jackson (Diamondbacks) 0 points
Persephone (Lords of Olympus) 3 points
--I have to say, the mini inserts have a varied and unique look to them.  Cool!

Aaron Hill (Blue Jays) TDiH 1 point

Tyler Bradt (Waterfall Kayaking Champ) 0 points
Cameron Maybin (Marlins) 0 points

Evan Longoria (Rays) 2 points (other fp)
Tyson Ross (A's) 0 points
Ricky Romero (Blue Jays) 0 points

Daniel Murphy (Mets) AG Sketch Card 3 points
--Oh, man! Gotta love the sketch cards!  Neat stuff here, Topps!

Dionysus (Lords of Olympus) 3 points
--Another LoO card! Party time!

Robinson Cano (Yankees) TDiH -1 Yankees +1 TDiH

Kosuke Fukudome (Cubs) 0 points
Machiavelli (Philosopher/Writer) 0 points
Paul Konerko (White Sox) 0 points
Daniel Murphy (Mets) 0 points
Todd Helton (Rockies) 0 points
Hunter Pence (Astros) 0 points
Ankylosaurus (Monsters of Mesozoic) 3 points
-- Have I mentioned how neat these dino cards are!?

Justin Upton (Diamondbacks) TDiH 1 point (TDiH)

Ervin Santana (Angels) 0 points
Wawra (Fire Eating Champ) 0 points

Carl Crawford (Rays) 2 points (other fp)
--I know someone that might like to have this one.
Daniel Runzler (Giants) 0 points
Tommy Hanson (Braves) 0 points
Ryan Theriot (Cubs) 2 points (short print)
Yovani Gallardo (Brewers) Mini 0 points

BJ Upton (Rays) TDiH 1 point

 A lot of neat pulls in the group. Of course, the Zambrano was *the* pull here.  Do I wish I had left it unRIPped?  Nah.  But I do want to know the odds of pulling certain special rip-only players.  Are the actual rip minis have lower odds than the rip cards that house them? You would think they'd have to have lower odds of popping up.

I will post a single post with all scored finds with a final tally.  That post will appear after my next one: Packs 17-24...


  1. A rip card! Wow! I never get anything that cool in my boxes.

  2. Yes, very jealous of the rip card... I would have ripped Zambrano too. Those still sell for big bucks even ripped. The extended minis are pretty great too. Duane from Democratic Roadkill collectes them... Nice rips!

  3. Thanks for your share! very impressive!

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