Greetings, readers of the Tribecards! Today, I am busting open several packs of Allen and Ginter for the Gint-A-Cuffs contest and to help add cards to manager stacks and the free agent pool. I do not have a set number of packs, so let's bust some open and see where it leads!
GAC Total so far after 5 packs and a box loader: +42
Hanley Ramirez - Dodgers - Night Owls (Wahoo!!) - GAC: +0; Total +42
Johnny Cueto - Reds - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!) - GAC: +0; Total +42
Jim Rice - Red Sox - FDNYs (Wahoo!!) - GAC: +0; Total +42
Babe Ruth - Yankees - StealingHomes (Wahoo!!) - GAC -1; Total +41
Phil Niekro SP (#343) - Braves - Dayfs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +43
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - Air Supremacy - Free Agent - GAC +2; Total +45
Didi Gregorius Mini A/G Back - Diamondbacks - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +47
Dave Portnoy - Blogger - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +47
(Pack Total: +5; GAC Total +47: -1 Yankees; +2 short print; +2 air sup; +2 a/g back)
Not a bad GAC pack total, but not great. As for PAD, the FDNYs score another Rice card (you may recall the amazing auto card from the Crackin Wax "Crapload of Stuff" giveaway). Ruth dinged me, but who cars? It's freaking Babe Ruth. That Didi mini A/G back is a pretty cool addition for NachosGrandes!
BTW, if you are wondering why I scan the backs of certain cards, it is because I am showing evidence that card is short-print or A/G back, etc for the Gint-A-Cuffs contest.
Let's rip into our next pack! Is it me, or are these wrappers the hardest things to get off!?
Avisail Garcia - White Sox - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +47
Xander Bogaerts - Red Sox - BCs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +47
Jose B Reyes - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +47
Matt Carpenter - Cardinals - Superduperman99s (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +47
Jose Altuve Pastime's Pastimes - Astros - Erins (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +49
Craig Kimbrel Mini Black Border - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!) - GAC +3; Total +52
Hal Newhouser - Tigers - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +52
Sparky Anderson - Tigers - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +52
(Pack Total: +5; GAC Total +52: +2 pastime; +3 mini black brdr)
Wow, the CaptainCanucks score ANOTHER Kimbrel mini, only this time it is the black border variation! Congrats to the other managers who grabbed cards out of this pack, too! I am amazed Sparky Anderson hasn't been seen yet - or at least not drafted. That is certainly one of the fun things about doing these pack-a-day breaks.
We're on a roll, so let's keep going. We've had two packs worth +5 points each so far. Maybe I should bust packs until the pack total falls below +5. Haha! Who knows...
Freddie Freeman - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!) - GAC: +2(fp); Total +54
Jered Weaver - Angels - GoBlues (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +54
Taijuan Walker - Mariners - Workmans (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +54
Dennis Eckersley SP - A's - Jafronius (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +56
Cleveland Municipal Stadium - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +56
Whitey Ford Mini - Yankees - Free Agent - GAC -1; Total +55
Buffalo Bill Cody - Newsworthy - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +55
Mike Piazza - Mets - Jafronius (Wahoo!! x2) - GAC +0; Total +55
(Pack Total: +3; GAC Total +55: +2 fav player; +2 shortprint; -1 yankees)
I have posed the question to Mark, ruler of all things Gint-A-Cuffs, as to whether or not the stadium card counts as an Indians card. If it does, that adds +1 to my score. But, I jinxed things by putting the +5 limit on my pack total. Dang Yankees. In the meantime, that Eck card is beautiful with the green done the way it is! Of course, I am scanning the back since it is short-printed, so you won't see it unless you search online. haha! Congrats to Jafronius for being the first manager to pull two hits from a single pack in the GAC break! And, congrats to everyone else that pulled cards here.
I am not too bummed about my GAC score at this stage. I mean, I have not hit the halfway point yet and have managed to gather up more than 50 points. We have yet to find the elusive big hits, too. Maybe next time we can find one. Of course, I'd be happy to have all three hits come at the end, building the suspense and tension.
Thanks for stopping by! See ya next time!