Saturday, August 31, 2013

The red ink auto card

Thanks for playing along everyone.

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!

THE NEXT POST WILL BE UP AT 8 PM CENTRAL TIME! 

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

8th entry opportunity for some free Ginter!

First, I'm sorry if Blogger isn't getting these things posted right.  I'm submitting them almost right on top of each hour.


Here is round 8.

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.


Your hint for this round is that the subject is NOT in the A. L. West.    

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!

THE NEXT POST WILL BE UP AT 8 PM CENTRAL TIME! 

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

7th entry opportunity for some free Ginter!

Here we are for round 7!

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.

Your hint for this round is that the subject is NOT in the A. L. East.    

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!

THE NEXT POST WILL BE UP AT 8 PM CENTRAL TIME! 

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

6th entry opportunity for some free Ginter!

Welcome to round 6.

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.

Your hint for this round is that the subject is in the American League.  

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!

THE NEXT POST WILL BE UP AT 7 PM CENTRAL TIME! 

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

5th entry opportunity for some free Ginter

Alright, here is your 5th entry opportunity.

So far the hints have been:

1.  It's not a female.

2.  It IS a baseball player.

Your hint for this round is that the subject is a CURRENT major leaguer.

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!

THE NEXT POST WILL BE UP AT 5PM CENTRAL TIME! 

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


4th Entry Opportunity for some free Ginter!

Here is your next chance to enter the Ginter giveaway contest.

I'll post the rules each time so you don't have to go back to the first post to see them.

Your hint for this round is that the subject IS a baseball player.


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!

THE NEXT POST WILL BE UP AT 5PM CENTRAL TIME! 

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

Time to for contest entry #3

I don't know if Blogger is messing with me or what, but no one posted an entry for the second entry opportunity so I'll leave THAT one open for another hour.

Remember, you get one guess for each post.  And a hint this time.

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!

YOUR HINT FOR THIS HOUR--It's NOT A FEMALE.  I know that's a weak, hint, but we just got started and the hints will get better.  I promise.  



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

Autograph (Non-Baseball) Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Red Ink - Hand Numbered #/10
AGA-AB Amelia Boone - World's Toughest Mudder
AGA-ALA Artie Lange - Comedian
AGA-AR Adam Richman - TV Personality
AGA-ARO Axl Rose - Rock Star
AGA-AV Abe Vigoda - Actor
AGA-B Byamba - Sumo Wrestler
AGA-BB Bobby Bowden - College Football Coach
AGA-BBE Bonnie Bernstein - Broadcaster
AGA-BK Brian Kelly - College Football Coach
AGA-BM Barry Melrose - Hockey Commentator
AGA-BS Bud Selig - Major League Baseball Commissioner
AGA-BW Bill Walton - Basketball Legend
AGA-CI Chanel Iman - Model
AGA-CM Chris Mortensen - Pro Football Reporter
AGA-CT Chrissy Teigen - Model
AGA-EK Ekolu Kalama - Champion Paddle Boarder
AGA-EO Ed O'Neill - Actor
AGA-FR Freddie Roach - Boxing Trainer
AGA-GRD Guillaume Robert-Demolaize - Allen & Ginter Code Breaker
AGA-HR Henry Rollins - Performer
AGA-JC John Calipari - College Basketball Coach
AGA-JD Jason Dufner - Golfer
AGA-JM Julia Mancuso - Champion Alpine Skier
AGA-KH Kevin Harvick - Stock Car Driver
AGA-LV Lindsey Vonn - Champion Alpine Skier
AGA-MB Matthias Blonski - Paintball Champion
AGA-MBY Matthew Berry - Fantasy Sports Guru
AGA-MC Mark Cuban - Pro Basketball Team Owner
AGA-MH Mike Richter - Pro Hockey Goaltender
AGA-MHL Monty Hall - Legendary Game Show Host
AGA-MJO Mike Joy - Stock Car Racing Broadcaster
AGA-MM McKayla Maroney - Champion Gymnast
AGA-MMC Mike McCarthy - Pro Football Coach
AGA-NM Nana Meriwether - Miss USA
AGA-NS Nick Saban - College Football Coach
AGA-NW Nik Wallenda - King of the High Wire
AGA-OC Olivia Culpo - Miss Universe
AGA-P Pele - Soccer Legend
AGA-PH Phil Heath - Mr. Olympia
AGA-PM Penny Marshall - Actress & Director
AGA-RJR Roy Jones Jr. - Champion Boxer
AGA-SH Scott Hamilton - Figure Skater
AGA-SN Shawn Nadelen - Men's Lacrosse Coach
AGA-TL Tommy Lee - Rock Star
AGA-ZM Ziggy Marley - Musician












Contest Entry Opportunity #2...Come get some Ginter

Alright, it's time for Contest Entry Opportunity #2.

Due to blogger issues I'm  going to leave the first entry open until the top of the NEXT hour so go back to that one to see the rules, the prize and what this is all about.

You can see that entry HERE.

There will be a hint at the top of the next hour so check back!

EDIT--Blogger is starting to piss me off.

Blogger problems

Is anyone else having Blogger issues?

I have posts that are scheduled to run that sometimes don't post until hours later.

About 45 minutes ago, I posted a contest and it hasn't shown up yet either.

Just wondering if posting this will cause the other to show up.


Contest Time! Come get some Ginter

I'm working 12 hours of overtime today so let's get a contest going.  

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!

THE NEXT POST WILL BE UP AT 2PM CENTRAL TIME! 

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

Autograph (Non-Baseball) Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Red Ink - Hand Numbered #/10
AGA-AB Amelia Boone - World's Toughest Mudder
AGA-ALA Artie Lange - Comedian
AGA-AR Adam Richman - TV Personality
AGA-ARO Axl Rose - Rock Star
AGA-AV Abe Vigoda - Actor
AGA-B Byamba - Sumo Wrestler
AGA-BB Bobby Bowden - College Football Coach
AGA-BBE Bonnie Bernstein - Broadcaster
AGA-BK Brian Kelly - College Football Coach
AGA-BM Barry Melrose - Hockey Commentator
AGA-BS Bud Selig - Major League Baseball Commissioner
AGA-BW Bill Walton - Basketball Legend
AGA-CI Chanel Iman - Model
AGA-CM Chris Mortensen - Pro Football Reporter
AGA-CT Chrissy Teigen - Model
AGA-EK Ekolu Kalama - Champion Paddle Boarder
AGA-EO Ed O'Neill - Actor
AGA-FR Freddie Roach - Boxing Trainer
AGA-GRD Guillaume Robert-Demolaize - Allen & Ginter Code Breaker
AGA-HR Henry Rollins - Performer
AGA-JC John Calipari - College Basketball Coach
AGA-JD Jason Dufner - Golfer
AGA-JM Julia Mancuso - Champion Alpine Skier
AGA-KH Kevin Harvick - Stock Car Driver
AGA-LV Lindsey Vonn - Champion Alpine Skier
AGA-MB Matthias Blonski - Paintball Champion
AGA-MBY Matthew Berry - Fantasy Sports Guru
AGA-MC Mark Cuban - Pro Basketball Team Owner
AGA-MH Mike Richter - Pro Hockey Goaltender
AGA-MHL Monty Hall - Legendary Game Show Host
AGA-MJO Mike Joy - Stock Car Racing Broadcaster
AGA-MM McKayla Maroney - Champion Gymnast
AGA-MMC Mike McCarthy - Pro Football Coach
AGA-NM Nana Meriwether - Miss USA
AGA-NS Nick Saban - College Football Coach
AGA-NW Nik Wallenda - King of the High Wire
AGA-OC Olivia Culpo - Miss Universe
AGA-P Pele - Soccer Legend
AGA-PH Phil Heath - Mr. Olympia
AGA-PM Penny Marshall - Actress & Director
AGA-RJR Roy Jones Jr. - Champion Boxer
AGA-RVP Robin van Persie - Soccer Player
AGA-SH Scott Hamilton - Figure Skater
AGA-SN Shawn Nadelen - Men's Lacrosse Coach
AGA-TL Tommy Lee - Rock Star
AGA-ZM Ziggy Marley - Musician












Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The blogging Community

I'm sure we all have our favorite parts of the blogging community.

Maybe it's the great reading material.  Perhaps it's the trades or just checking out what kind of stuff people are pulling.  For most of us, I know we enjoy the camaraderie with fellow collectors.  It's a little strange, but I think we can develop real friendships with people we've never met and may never get the chance to meet.

I feel that way about a number of bloggers and the guys at Community Gum are at the top of that list.   The CG Boys and I go way back and we've sent cards back and forth for as long as we've been blogging. When you send cards back and forth without the parameters of a trade, that's just fun.

Well, this isn't a trade post.  It's a box break post.  Jon busted boxes of 1996 Finest 1 and 2, 1996 Fleer and 2004 Topps Clubhouse Collection.  I signed up for the Rangers and since things were moving a little slowly, I looked over the remaining teams and decided to help Jon out by picking up one more.  The Clubhouse Collection box had 20 hits in it and I looked over the possibilities.  The Yankees hadn't been picked yet and had the most hits available and some great old HOF'ers so I took them as well.  I sure was glad I did.

I ended up with the Angels and Twins as my random teams as well.

I got plenty of cards that I could have scanned, but I wanted to focus on a few Finest cards and the hits.




I like Finest, but it's one of those things I never buy.  They look better in person.  The scanner didn't like them much.  Does anyone peel these?




I think this photo was taken in Baltimore judging by the people in the dugout.  It must have been cold.




Here's the other Will Clark I got.  I have several dupes of these and lots of the other teams I'll be sending out in packages.

Now, on to the main hits from 2004 Clubhouse Collection.  In case you haven't seen this product before, it's 10 packs with 2 hits per pack.  That's it...all or nothing.  Just remember there were a total of 20 hits available.




I hit one Ranger.  Chan Ho Park, the WORST signing in team history.  Some people would say it's ARod, but at least he put up big PED enhanced numbers while he was a Ranger.  Chan Ho Park got $65 million for 22 wins over 4 years.

My first random team was the Angels.




Here we have a nice Tim Salmon jersey, complete with blue pinstripe.




How about some Hall of Fame mojo?  Reggie, Reggie, Reggie...anyone have a Reggie bar?  I'm hungry.

Now for the other team I picked, the Yankees.  You might be saying, "But you hate the Yankees."  You're right, but I was hoping for some of that aforementioned Hall of Fame mojo.




This is the copper parallel Jorge Posada card, #21/99.




Here is some future Hall of Fame mojo.  Mariano Rivera is a man you have to respect, even if you don't like the damn Yankees.




Here is the Hall of Fame mojo I was hoping for...Lou Gehrig Career Legends bat #153/184.  Most of this will be up for trade, but I'll be holding on to the Gehrig.  It's not every day you get a hit like this one.

Now I have to admit, I did feel a little guilty getting 6 out of the 20 hits, but I've had plenty of box breaks where I got zilch.

Jon, best of luck with all the real life stuff going on and thanks for the great break!

A tale of two plays at the plate





Sometimes catching is fun...




...sometimes, not so much.  

Every once in a while, banning collisions at the plate comes up.  I read it again on a blog a couple of days ago.  

It won't work.  What do you tell the catcher?  You have to move out of the way.  You can't attempt to tag out the runner.  I know, let's say if the runner gets 2/3 of the way home, he gets a free pass.  

That's crap and I can't imagine baseball without the play at the plate.  I suppose they could force players to slide feet first into home instead of lowering a shoulder into the catcher, but I suspect even that wouldn't work.  I guess it's easy for me to love a good play at the plate since I'm not on the receiving end as the runner or the catcher.   

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

1, 2, 3, 4...I declare a pack war

Last month my youngest son and I were reading over some blogs when we came across a couple of bloggers having a pack war.  It was William from Foul Bunt and Drew from Drews Cards.  My son asked what a pack war was and once I explained it, he said he wanted to do it sometime.

Over the weekend, we went to Walmart and I offered to buy a blaster so we could have our own pack war.  He asked if we could both buy a blaster and play for keeps.  Hey, who am I to deny my kid the opportunity to buy cards I can steal from him.  *Maniacal laugh...*

For our pack war, he bought a blaster of Allen & Ginter and I bought a blaster of Bowman Platinum.  Each has 8 packs so we matched up pack for pack.  We decided the best card in each pack (based mostly on my subjective opinion) would win the pack.

Here is a look at how the war went down...

Round 1




Billy Hamilton refractor vs. Brandon Phillips SP mini

I was going to give him the pack because of the SP, but he said shiny was better so Pack 1 goes to me.


Round 2




Yasiel Puig base card vs. Vikings Martial Mastery

We had a brief argument over this one because he kept saying that in a real war, a viking would beat a Puig. Poor naive boy.  Anyone knows a Puig can beat a horde of Vikings.  Dad 2, son 0.


Round 3




Jurickson Profar base card vs. Anthony Rizzo.  He didn't even argue about this one.  Score one for the Rangers.  Score one for Dad.  Dad 3, son 0.

At this point I'm starting to feel a little guilty because he's insisting that I take the packs for the rounds I've "won".


Round 4




Taylor Guerrieri refractor vs. Kris Medlen black bordered mini.  Hey, mini-me finally scores a pack.  Dad 3, son 1.


Round 5

Somehow, I messed up the scan, so you'll have to take my word for what we pulled.  I had a gold parallel of David Price from Platinum and he pulled a Venus insert.  I let him win the argument that a planet beats a Ray. Dad 3, son 2.


Round 6





Kyle Zimmer Cutting Edge Stars vs. Josh Hamilton mini.  I knew as soon as I saw the Hamilton mini that he won the pack.  My son is 11 and doesn't have any of the cynicism of an adult so Hamilton was his favorite Ranger and still remains one his favorite players. As he looked at the Hamilton, he said, "Dad, someone wrote on the back of this one."  He handed it over.




I looked at it closer.  Then I flipped it over...




Boom!  Holy cow.  I told him what he had...an A&G Bats back mini, hand #'d to 25.  These are inserted 1:272 packs in retail and he pulled one of his favorite player!

I pushed all the packs at him and said when you get a card that good, you automatically win the war, every single pack included.  He was so happy and I got a big kick out of the smile on his face.

Just for the sake of doing it, we opened our last two packs to see what would have happened.

Round 7




Tim Lincecum Ruby parallel vs. Andre Eithier Across the Years.  I hate to pick a Giant over anyone, but it's a 1:20 insert so we gave the win to me.


Round 8




"Michael" Stanton Best Bowman Players of All Time insert vs. Will Clark base card.  C'mon, this is a no brainer.  Giants uni or not, Will is my favorite player and my son knows it so this round went to him.

Overall, we ended up tied 4 packs apiece, but I gave him all the Platinum cards to go with his Ginter cards based on the excellent Hamilton mini.

I have to say, incredible pull or not, this was a lot of fun and I'm sure we'll be doing it again soon.  Maybe when Chrome comes out because everyone knows I love some shiny goodness.


The Gint-A-Cuff video

I'm posting the box break video for my Gint-A-Cuffs box.  It's a crappy video and I hate the way I sound on it.  I'm just posting it to show my box.

A couple of things from the video.

I noticed the I scored the black bordered sp mini I pulled early on incorrectly  After watching the video I went and checked and I gave myself 2 points instead of 6.  I'll fix that.

Also, I commented on the video that I was almost 2/3 of the way through the box when I was only 1/3 through the box.  Chalk that up to being distracted by the camera.

I used the word "stoked" when I pulled the rip card.  I used it several times.  I'm mortified because I don't ever say that and it sounds really stupid.

I'm not leaving this video posted forever because it sucks.  So watch it (please don't) while you can.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Gint-A-Cuffs: The final four packs

Alright, this is the fourth Gint-A-Cuffs post of the day and will wrap things up for me this year.  After the first 20 packs, I have 202 points.  Let's do it.

Total so far--206 points

Pack 21

Duke Snider
Jim Rice
Brooks Robinson
Kris Medlen
Ian Kennedy




Amazons Martial Mastery, +3




Early Wynn ad back mini, +2




Matt Kemp SP (+2 SP, +2 Favorite Player) +4

Pack 21 total--9 points

Total so far--215

Pack 22

Darryl Strawberry
Ken Griffey Jr.
Carlos Beltran
Cliff Lee




Joe Mauer, someone else's favorite player, +2




Babylonians Civilizations of Ages Past, +3




Jim Abbott black bordered mini, +3

That's a fine mini, if I do say so myself.




Chase Headley SP, +2

Pack 22 total--10 points

Total so far--225 points

Pack 23

Cecil Fielder
Bery Blyleven
Ted Williams
Manny Machado
Mike Minor
Justin Upton




Bill Walton SP mini, +3




Mark Trumbo Across the Years, +2

Pack 23 total--5 points

Total so far--230 points

THE FINAL PACK...24

Clayton Kershaw
Alex Gordon
Vida Blue
Ben Revere




Robinson Cano, Yankee, -1





Apache Martial Mastery, +3




Sioux The First Americans, +3




Buster Posey SP, +2

Pack 24 total--7 points

BOX TOTAL--237 points

I'm very happy with the final total and the overall box.  Getting a rip card is pretty nice, even if the rip was anticlimactic. 

Until next year...(you know, just for Gint-A-Cuffs). 


Scoring EDIT--back in pack 2 I scored an ad back SP mini as 2 points when it should have been 6 points so I'm adding 4 points to my total.

New Box Total--237 points.