Gint-A-Cuffs: The Finale
July 26th, 2010 by slangon

We’re down to our last 2 packs plus the box topper. Here’s the big moment when we find out if we lost, or if we really lost.

Let’s find out.

Pack 23

#94 Luke Hochevar

#185 X-Rays (+1 because X-Rays are special)

#233 Rick Ankiel

#43 Yovani Gallardo

#234 Nick Johnson (-1 because Yankees are not special)

#315 Bobby Abreu SP (+2 because short printed cards are special)

#158 Mark Teixeira Mini A&G Back (+2 because A&G Back Minis are special -1 because Yankees are not special = +1)

#TDH51 Gordon Beckham This Day in History (+1 because it’s nice to know what happened on the day Gordon Beckham was birthed)

Pack 24

#56 Shin-Soo Choo

#38 Tiago Della Vega

#300 Nolan Reimold

#180 Gordon Beckham

#39 Josh Johnson

#AGHS2 Mark Buehrle Highlight Sketch (+3 for eschewing the technological advances that have been made in the field of photography)

#WGWS15 Confucius World’s Greatest Wordsmiths (+4 for providing my fortune cookies with some deep thoughts)

#TDH70 Andrew McCutchen This Day in History (+1 for letting me know that Andrew McCutchen was born on the same day that Triton was discovered thus making it possible for Triton to appear in the 2010 Allen & Ginter set after all)

And finally…

Box Topper

#NCCB5 Panama Canal (+8 for being a Cabinet Card)

Well, sadly, I pretty much knew from the get-go that winning the Gint-A-Cuffs competition this year was going to be all but impossible thanks to Beardy’s killer box. I was glad to see though that my measly little 3 hit, 24 pack box showed some fight towards the end and ended up scoring a not-so-embarrassing 190 points as opposed to the 140 or so that I was expecting.

I will give myself a day or two to let the thrill of the competition work its way out of my system and sit down and give my thoughts on the box.

Pack 23 Total: 4
Pack 24 Total: 8
Box Topper Total: 8
Box Total to Date: 190

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