Good afternoon, folks! I am sitting here with +76 points in my Gint-A-Cuffs coffers and zero box hits so far to show for it. Yesterday, I busted several packs. Today, I will open up 3 or 4 (we'll see how it goes) and see if we can uncover any hidden gems.
GAC Pack 16
Jarrod Parker - A's - BoRosnys (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +76
Jordan M Zimmerman - Nationals - CaptainKirk42s (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +76
Clayton Kershaw Pastime's Pastimes - Dodgers - Night Owls (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +78
Steve Carlton Mini A/G back - Phillies - MySportsObsessions (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +80
Felicia Day Framed Mini Autograph - Actress - Free Agent - GAC +25.5; Total +105.5
Judah Friedlander - Comedian - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +105.5
Diana Nyad - Swimmer - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +105.5
(Pack total: +14; Total +105.5: +2 pastime; +2 mini a/g; +12 framed mini auto; +3 mini fav plyr +15*1.7 for Day's bonus multiplier)
WAHOO!! Our first box hit, and it is a Mini Framed Auto of a Favorite Player!! That is great! She is also a free agent in this week's draft! Wow, some managers may rethink their pick orders. haha! Speaking of, congrats to the managers who grabbed cards from this pack.
Well, let's see what our next pack holds!
GAC Pack 17
Jon Lester - Red Sox - ThoughtsAndSox (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +105.5
Kris Medlen - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +105.5
Randy D Johnson - Mariners - GoBlues (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +105.5
R A Dickey - Blue Jays - Chonks (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +105.5
Carlos Gonzalez Pastime's Pastimes - Rockies - Quarrys (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +107.5
Jered Weaver Mini - Angels - GoBlues (Wahoo!! x2) - GAC +0; Total +107.5
Manny Ramirez - Red Sox - ThoughtsAndSox (Wahoo!! x2) - GAC +0; Total +107.5
Don Sutton - Dodgers - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!) - GAC+0; Total +107.5
(Pack total: +2; GAC Total +107.5: +2 pastimes)
WAHOO!! We just racked up our first Perfect Pack of the box!! Wow, our first box hit and our first Perfect Pack on the same day! This is way cool. Congrats to the GoBlues and the ThoughtsAndSox for each nabbing a pair of hits out of the pack! Congrats to all the other managers, too.
In terms of GAC, we are actually sitting in pretty rough shape for the contest right now. I realize we have two more box hits to go, but there are just seven packs left. In previous years, my boxes have hit as high as 214 points, and that wasn't even close to the winner. I hate to say it, but I'm not feeling too good about my box and its Gint-A-Cuffs contender potential. As far as Pack-A-Daily goes, however, this box rocks!
GAC Pack 18
Chase Utley - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +109.5
Joey Votto - Reds - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +111.5
Dwight "Doc" Gooden - Mets - ScottCrawfordOnCards (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +111.5
Lou Gehrig - Yankees - GoBlues (Wahoo!!) - GAC -1; Total +110.5
Mike Olt Short Print (#326) - Cubs - RJBreezes (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +112.5
Punalu'u Beach - Natural Wonder - Free Agent - GAC +2; Total +114.5
Jeremy Hellickson Mini - Rays - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +114.5
Allyson Felix - Sprinter - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +114.5
(Pack total: +7; GAC Total +114.5: +2 fav plyr; +2 fav plyr; -1 yankees; +2 shprnt; +2 nat wonder)
Hey, as far as GAC goes, that's not a bad haul without a hit! We had two favorite players in there and they both led off. Nice. Hellickson is in this week's draft, so he'll go to a manager at the end of the week! The others will be rolled into next week's draft. Really, this was a nice pack of cards - some great players in it for sure!
We have six packs to go. They fit nicely in the box as a 2-high by 3-wide arrangement, so I will stop here for now. Next time, I will break open the top row of three and then we will have the final three for another post. We are nearing the end. We have two box hits yet to unearth. We have a LONG way to go in terms of overall box score.
See you next time!