Good afternoon, folks! I have released the latest draft to the managers. It has the cards we've busted here lately from the Gint-A-Cuffs breaks. Free Agents revealed this week will go into NEXT WEEK'S draft (not this week's) unless they are already in the draft for this week.
Notables in this week's draft include several autographs and relic cards, Allen and Ginter cards, etc:
Whitey Ford Regular and Mini A/G
Barbed Wire regular and Black-Border Mini A/G
The Iron Sheik Black-Border Mini A/G
Brad Ziegler autographed cards (x2)
Alex Wood Autograph card
Kyle Waldrop Auto card
Beau taylor Auto card
Jacob Nix auto/relic card
Erin Brady Miss USA Mini A/G Back
Notes: The Hendrix/Handel card was listed as two separate "players." Cal Ripken Sr was added this week (somehow he had been left off before). Mickey Tettleton has been added (thanks to Bo for spotting that).
The Managers/Players list has been updated: http://tinyurl.com/padplayers
Now, let's rip some Allen and Ginter for Gint-A-Cuffs!!
GAC Total so far: +55. For those wondering, the stadiums cards are treated as regular cards.
GAC Pack 09
Prince Fielder - Rangers - TSHensons (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +55
Carlos Gonzalez - Rockies - Quarrys (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +55
Johnny Bench - Reds - Trhdds (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +55
Mark McGwire - Cardinals - Wilsons (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +55
Prince Fielder Pastime's Pastimes - Rangers - TSHensons (Wahoo!! x2) - GAC +2; Total +57
Robin Hood Mini - Outlaws, Bandits, Ne're Do Wells - Free Agent - GAC +3; Total +60
Helen Keller - Newsworthy - Free Agent - GAC+0; Total +60
Ricky Nolasco - Twins - Quarrys (Wahoo!! x2) - GAC +0; Total +60
(Pack total: +5; GAC Total +60: +2 pastime; +3 n.d.w)
Wow! TWO managers got two hits in one pack, plus the TSHensons got he SAME player twice on different cards! That is some kind of cool! Congrats to the others who managed to snag cards out of this one.
Still haven't found a "hit" from the box yet. Here, I will jinx it: It would be cool to hit the halfway mark without getting a single box hit. Now, let's see what happens:
GAC Pack 10
Miguel Cabrera - Tigers - Workmans (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +60
Troy Tulowitzki - Rockies - Erins (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +60
Frank Robinson - Reds - CaptainKirk42s (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +60
Jim Palmer - Orioles - CaptainKirk42s (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!) - GAC +0; Total +60
Justin Masterson Pastime's Pastimes - Indians (Wahoo!) - Tribecards (Wahoo!!) - GAC +3; Total +63
Vladimir Gurrero Mini A/G Back - Angels - GCRLs (Wahoo!!) - GAC - +2; Total +65
Dr. James Andrews - Surgeon - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +65
Mike Napoli - Red Sox - FDNYs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +65
(Pack total: +5; GAC Total +65: +1 favorite team; +2 pastime; +2 a/g back)
Wahoo!! Scored +1 for Indians player, +2 for it being Pastimes, and scored +2 for the cool mini A/G back! Slowly building my GAC score. As for PAD, well, another Wahoo!! for the Masterson that goes to my own collection! And a big WAHOO!! to CaptainKairk42 for going back-to-back! Man, what a fun pack to break open! Sorry for all the exclamation points, but come on, you have to admit this was pretty cool.
I am going to go ahead and get us to the halfway point. So, two packs down and two more to go! GAC total so far is +66 with *NO* box hits.
GAC Pack 11
Andre Rienzo - White Sox - MySportsObsessions (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +65
Tom Glavine - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +65
Bob Feller - Indians (Wahoo!) - TSHensons (Wahoo!!) - GAC +1; Total +66
Elvis Andrus SP (#335) - Rangers - PlayAtThePlates (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +68
Moscow, Russia - World's Capitals - Free Agent - GAC +2; Total +70
Iron Sheik Mini - Wrestler - Free Agent - GAC +1; Total +71
Andrew Lambo - Pirates - BCs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +71
Dan Straily - A's - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +71
(Pack total: +6; GAC Total +71: +1 favorite team; +2 short print; +2 capitals; +1 iron sheik)
Wow, this is a very nice GAC Pack! +1 for Feller being Indians. +2 for Andrus being short-printed. +2 for the World's Captials card. +1 for Iron Sheik "just because." Nice!
On the PAD side, we scored a slew of free agents for next week. Congrats to folks pulling cards out here. That Feller card is pretty slick. Nice pull, Timothy!
Okay, we are going into the halfway mark with this pack. We have +72 points and have not had a box hit yet. Come on, big bucks! No Whammys!
GAC Pack 12
Hector Santiago - Angels - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +71
Junior Lake - Cubs - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +71
Yogi Berra - Yankees - Dayfs (Wahoo!!) - GAC -1; Total +70
Pablo Sandoval - Giants - Arpsmiths (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +70
Matt Kemp SP (#301) - Dodgers - Night Owls (Wahoo!!) - GAC +4; Total +74
Cave of Crystals - Natural Wonder - Free Agent - GAC +2; Total +76
Tyler Skaggs Mini - Jennings (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +76
Steve Carlton - Phillies - MySportsObsessions (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +76
(Pack total: +5; GAC Total +76: -1 yankee; +2 favorite player; +2 short print; +2 natural wonder)
Well, we did it! We managed to break half the box without a single box hit. That means the second half should be even more fun than the first! Congratulations, managers! For me, pulling the Carlton was the best card of the pack. How cool!
Thanks for stopping by!! See you next time when we TRY to find our first box hit!
(Note: After this was posted, I went back to check scores. Adjustments have been made. Point values are current as of 8/9/14 3:30pmCST)