I enjoy Gint-A-Cuffs for two reasons. One, I was fortunate enough to win it a couple years ago. Secondly, it takes a product I really enjoy opening and gives it a little contest flair and everyone know I love a good contest.
Thanks to the Roller Coaster box topper, I start opening packs with a 12 point start.
Pack 1--This pack was amazing. 6 of the 8 cars were scoring cards.
Unfortunately, the first card in the first pack was a Yankee. That's an ominous start.
Brett Gardner, Yankee -1 point.
David Price, favorite player, +2 points.
Yu Darvish, my favorite team, +1. Nice to get one of these early in the box.
David Freese, Sketch Card, +3 points.
Torii Hunter, A&G back mini +2. It didn't occur to me until later in the box to scan the back of these.
Jonathan Papelbon, SP +2.
Geovany Soto ( I should get half a point since he's a Ranger now)
Joey Votto - Participation must be down for him not to be a favorite player
Pack 1 total - 9 points. Not too shabby for a non-hit pack.
Running total - 21 points
Heath Bell, favorite player +2 points.
Lynn Nolan Ryan, What's In a Name, +1 favorite team, +2 WIN insert, +3 total.
Melky Cabrera, framed jersey relic, +10 points.
The first hit was underwhelming to say the least, but it scores the same.
Colby Rasmus regular back mini
Pack 2 total - 15 points
Running total - 36 points
There's no way I'm keeping up this pace.
Mark Teixeira, Yankee, -1 point.
And so it begins.
Cyrus the Great, WGML mini, +3 points.
Ichiro, Sketch card, +3 points. Thank goodness he's in a Mariners uni.
Bob Gibson, bad-ass, SP +2 points.
John Axford, Pirate man
Darwin Barney, student of evolution
Matt Latos, I should have scanned this one, but if you pull one, take a close look at it. He looks like he's part alligator.
Pack 3 total - 7 points
Running total - 43 points
Don Denkinger, +1 point 'cause Mark said so.
Justin Verlander, regular back mini & favorite player of someone else, +3 points
Troy Trevor Tulowitzki, aka T Cubed, WIN Insert, +2 points.
Pack 4 total - 6 points
Running total - 49 points
Not too shabby for the first 4 packs + the box topper. We'll see if I can keep up that pace. I'm guessing not.
If you notice a scoring error, please let me know.