Saturday, August 31, 2013

9th entry opportunity for some free Ginter

This will probably wrap this thing up.

Here we got with round 9.

So far the hints have been:

1.  It's not a female.

2.  It IS a baseball player.

3.  It is a current major leaguer.

4.  It is an A.L. player.

5.  The subject is NOT in the A.L. East.

6.  The subject is NOT in the A.L. West.

Your hint for this round is that the subject has only been guessed twice today, once in each of the last two rounds.  Only the number hasn't been correct.  
Good luck!

Your rules reminder and checklist...

Here's how it will work.

All you have to do is guess the red ink auto hand numbered out of 10 that I pulled from a box of 2013 Allen & Ginter.  

1.  You get one guess on this post.

2.  You have to guess the subject AND the numbering out of 10 correctly.  For example, Wolf Blizter 1/10.  (It's not Wolf Blitzer, I'm just watching CNN and he's on so that was the first name that came to mind.)  You must get BOTH the subject and the number to win.  Don't give up yet.  Read # 3. 

3.  At the top of each hour I will make another post with some sort of hint and you get another guess.  The hints will help narrow down your choices.  

4.  When the new post goes up, I'll close guesses on the previous posts so check back often.  

5.  I'll do the top of the hour posts until I get off work at 11 PM Central time tonight.  Hopefully I'll give enough hints that someone will get it before then.  If not, I'll randomize all entrants once for each time they entered and get a winner that way.

6.  The prize will be a 2013 Ginter rack pack (as if a 14 card pack qualifies as a rack pack) and whatever else I choose to throw in.  

Here is a checklist of the players and non-players you have to choose from so good luck!


Autograph Set Checklist
PARALLEL CARDS: Red Ink - Hand Numbered #/10
AGA-AC Alex Cobb
AGA-AE Adam Eaton
AGA-AG Avisail Garcia
AGA-AGO Anthony Gose
AGA-AGZ Adrian Gonzalez
AGA-AJ Adam Jones
AGA-ARZ Anthony Rizzo
AGA-BBU Bill Buckner
AGA-BJ Brett Jackson
AGA-BL Brett Lawrie
AGA-BP Brandon Phillips
AGA-BSU Bruce Sutter
AGA-CA Chris Archer
AGA-CF Cecil Fielder
AGA-CG Carlos Gonzalez
AGA-CH Chase Headley
AGA-CK Casey Kelly
AGA-CKM Craig Kimbrel
AGA-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
AGA-DB Dylan Bundy
AGA-DM Dale Murphy
AGA-DMT Don Mattingly
AGA-DP Dustin Pedroia
AGA-DS Don Sutton
AGA-FD Felix Doubront
AGA-HA Hank Aaron
AGA-JCU Johnny Cueto
AGA-JH Josh Hamilton
AGA-JK Jason Kipnis
AGA-JML Juan Marichal
AGA-JP Jurickson Profar
AGA-JPA Jarrod Parker
AGA-JR Josh Reddick
AGA-JRC Jim Rice
AGA-JS Jean Segura
AGA-JSD James Shields
AGA-JZ Jordan Zimmermann
AGA-LA Luis Aparicio
AGA-LL Lance Lynn
AGA-MBU Madison Bumgarner
AGA-MCN Matt Cain
AGA-MMD Manny Machado
AGA-MO Mike Olt
AGA-MS Mike Schmidt
AGA-MT Mark Trumbo
AGA-MTT Mike Trout
AGA-MW Maury Wills
AGA-PF Prince Fielder
AGA-PG Paul Goldschmidt
AGA-PO Paul O'Neill
AGA-RD R.A. Dickey
AGA-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
AGA-SD Scott Diamond
AGA-SK Sandy Koufax
AGA-SM Starling Marte
AGA-SMI Shelby Miller
AGA-SP Salvador Perez
AGA-TB Trevor Bauer
AGA-TCG Tony Cingrani
AGA-TM Tommy Milone
AGA-TS Tyler Skaggs
AGA-VB Vida Blue
AGA-WC Will Clark
AGA-WJ Wally Joyner
AGA-WM Wil Myers
AGA-WMB Will Middlebrooks
AGA-WP Wily Peralta
AGA-WR Wilin Rosario
AGA-YC Yoenis Cespedes
AGA-YD Yu Darvish
AGA-YG Yasmani Grandal
AGA-YP Yasiel Puig
AGA-ZC Zack Cozart


  1. If I missed a guess for Shields, Diamond or Bauer somewhere, this will be REALLY funny.

    1. I wrote a list of the guesses from each post, and I'm pretty sure only Garcia fit the last hint.

    2. But I admit I was in a hurry to beat the flurry of comments I knew was coming, so my list may have been faulty.

    3. I did the same as you and came to the same conclusion. I think we're okay.

  2. Yep, just doublechecked. Still worth a chuckle.

  3. There are two numbers left...

  4. Should make for an interesting 10pm post if no one else jumps in on this one

  5. I really need to go food shopping, youse guys!

  6. Best part about it: someone can still guess incorrectly

    1. And Murphy's Law says that they probably will. LOL


  8. So if no one gets it, now that we all know the answer, is it gonna be a dogpile at 10 Central, or are you gonna random it?

  9. Need more cardboard should have it cause 3/10 was guessed at #8, unless we're all wrong...

    1. There's still one number that hasn't been guessed.

    2. Yep, it's on my other side!! Missed that one.

    3. I seem to always lose when I flip a coin.

  10. I do think we'll get a winner before then (it's taken everything in my power not to yell at my Twitter followers, but I'll keep it fair).

    The one thing that'd make a dogpile less entertaining is that the timestamp on comments doesn't include the time in seconds.

  11. If no one gets in the right answer by 10, I'll do another post and the first correct comment to show up will win and EVERYONE else that enters within the first two minutes after the post goes up will be entered into a randomizer to win a second rack pack. Fair enough?

  12. Way more than fair. Thanks for holding the contest, by the way, and congrats on the Avisail auto! Nice guy to have ink of, especially numbered that low.

  13. Congrats, Chris!


    I'm goin' to buy some food now.

  14. I would have felt like I cheated in a way since it was the only number left...but I did pick Avisail last round on my own so I had 2/10 shot at it :)

  15. Just for giggles, I'm going to randomize all you guys that commented on this post since you hung in there with me.

  16. The pic is up if you want to see it.

  17. I know the mathematical odds, but what are the odds of that happening?

    1. Every single wrong number being picked before the right one was picked. There has to be some kind of karmic justice in there somewhere.

    2. If I'm counting that checklist correctly, each person guessing had a 1 in 730 chance of getting the answer right. I'm not going to do the math on how many people were guessing and how that affects the odds that we'd narrow it down to one pick, as I need to go food shopping RIGHT NOW. Feel free to, though!

  18. You might have to click on newer post at the bottom of this post to see it. It's not showing up yet.

  19. And I was spending my time watching stuff on the nazis. Curse you H2!!!

  20. Ah too late....still this one counts for the latest contest right :-) happy blog birthday !