Gint-A-Cuffs #2

Second half of the Allen & Ginter box now.

Pack 13

193 Khalil Greene

175 Alfonso Soriano (+1 Favorite Team)

11 Jacoby Ellsbury

181 Aaron Rowand

66 Alex Rodriguez (-1 Yankee)

132 Anna Tunnicliffe

202 Conor Jackson Mini

NP65 Carlos Delgado National Pride

Total: 0 (…)

Pack 14

267 Melvin Mora

221 Brandon Webb

265 Paul Konerko

240 Hank Blalock

104 Jeff Francoeur

208 Michael Young

14 Troy Tulowitzki Mini

NP63 Carlos Beltran National Pride

Total: 0 F*CK

Pack 15

99 Chris Duncan

2 Zack Greinke

111 Jason Giambi

212 Mariel Zagunis (+Hawt~!)

95 David Patton RC (Cubs; +1 Favorite Team)

334 Pat Burrell SP (+5, +2 Fave Players List, +7 I think)

88 Brad Penny Mini

NP62 Ryan Braun National Pride (+4 Fave Player List)

Total: 12

Pack 16

233 John Lackey

222 Akinori Iwamura

232 Everth Cabrera RC (Padres)

250 Grady Sizemore (+2 Fave Player List)

76 Brandon Phillips

297 Kolan McConiughey

NH34 General Jose de san Martin National Heroes (Agentina; +5)

NP67 Adrian Gonzalez National Pride (+4 Fave Player List)

Total: 11

Pack 17

103 Aaron Harang

59 Mark Reynolds

56 Daniel Murphy

266 Johnny Cueto

273 Jason Bay

311 Gavin Floyd SP (+5)

248 Colby Rasmus Ginter Back Mini Cards RC ( +2)

NP Jair Jurrjens

Total: 8

Pack 18

200 Carlos Quentin

70 Rick Ankiel

248 Colby Rasmus Cards RC

269 Brian McCann (+2 Fave Player List)

177 David Freese

233 John Lackey Code Parallel (+2)

26 Charles Goodyear Mini

NP47 Ryan Howard National Pride

Total: 2

Pack 19

170 Lance Berkman

115 Ryan Doumit

142 Lashawn Merritt

114 Hideki Matsui (-1 Yankee)

112 Millito Navarro (+2 Negro League Star)

325 Dioner Navarro SP (+5)

319 Gary Sheffield Mini SP (+7)

NP48 Jorge Cantu

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Total: 13

Pack 20

165 Chase Utley (+2 Fave Player List)

223 Scott Rolen

83 Ludwig Van Beethoven

195 Kevin Kouzmanoff

214 Adam Dunn

264 Carlos Pena

170 Lance Berkman Black Border Mini (+3)

NP51 Albert Pujols National Pride

Total: 5

Pack 21

138 Garrett Atkins

7 John Smoltz

126 Trevor Crowe Indians RC

107 Brian Berg

295 Brett Gardner (-1 Yankee, but considerably less evil than most XD)

87 Aaron Cook

HHB15 The Bathtub Hoax Hoaxes, Hoodwinks, and Bamboozles (+5)

NP49 Max Scherzer- Why do I keep pulling you?! 😡

Total: 4

Pack 22

288 Joe Saunders

144 Joakim Soria

86 Michael Cuddyer

98 Josh Whitesell D’backs RC

278 Herb Simpson (+2 Negro League Star)

318 Delmon Young SP (+5)

114 Hideki Matsui Mini (-1 Yankee)

NP44 Yuniesky Betancourt National Pride

Total: 6

Pack 23

52 Aaron Hill

77 Francisco Liriano

153 CC Sabathia (-1 Yankee)

130 Johnny Damon (-Yankee)- Hax!

158 Sigmund Freud

133 Roy Halladay

NH19 Vasil Levski National Heroes (Bulgaria; +5)

NP55 Kosuke Fukudome National Pride (+6 MY Favorite Player)

Total: 9

Pack 24

187 Brett Myers

227 Nelson Cruz

219 Nate McClouth

235 Roy Oswalt

277 Kerry Wood

350 Jimmy Rollins (SP +5)

144 Joakim Soria Black Bordered Mini (+3)

NP60 Stephen Drew National Pride

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Total: 8

Second Half Score: 78

Total Score: 217 (pending…)

Now it’s all over but the pictures. :d

Vintage Lonestarr~!

Gint-A-Cuffs #1

It’s finally time to throw the Gint-A-Cuffs box break up here.  And here is how I’m gonna do it:

• I’m just copy paste the 1st 12 packs now with the points beside them.

• I’ll do the next 12 tomorrow or something.

• Then I’m gonna post scans of all the point and negative point cards. debatably

Why am I doing it in this admittedly crappy, half-hearted way?  It’s quite simple really.  The way the standings look now, I’m in next-to-last place.  I have no chance of winning, I can score no better. So… I just want to zoom through this as quickly as possible and get on with things.  There are, as I mentioned questionably coherently recently, more pressing things I desperately want to get to.  Either that or I don’t feel like breaking down the scans any more than I have to.

There is one last thing I want to know before I slap this thing together, and that is this:

Why is Jared Weaver on the crap relic list?  He is 13-5 with a 3.89 ERA this year, 48-24 & 3.76 for his career.  Did he do something bad to Beardy or something?  I am endlessly confused by this…

Yeah, Breakitdown! ♫

Box Topper

Cabinet Card (+8)

Total: 8

Pack 1

100 Ichiro

271 Jair Jurrjens

151 Cole Hamels

247 Jeff Clement (-1)

AGR-NM Nate McClouth JERSEY (+8)

31 Nick Markakis Mini (+3 Fave Player List Mini)

NP45 Evan Longoria National Pride (+4 Fave Player List)

Total: 14

Pack 2

121 Ryan Church

57 Frank Evans (+2 Negro League Star)

28 Ervin Santana

209 St. Patrick’s Cathedral

336 Ryan Ludwick SP (+5)

AGHS18 Derek Jeter Baseball Highlights (+3?)

346 Dominique Wilkins Mini SP (+7)

NP58 Derek Jeter National Pride (+4 Fave Player List)

Total: 20

Pack 3

110 Kevin Youkilis

32 Jeremy Bonderman

287 James Shields

186 Adrian Beltre

324 Wladimir Balentien SP (+5)

ASGH17 Chipper Jones Baseball Highlights (+3)

188 Chris Davis Mini

NP52 Daisuke Matsuzaka National Pride

Total: 8

Pack 4

207 Jack Cust

185 Dustin Pedroia (+2 Fave Players List)

157 Jason Motte Cards RC

276 Michael Phelps (+?)

AGA-CJ Conor Jackson AUTOGRAPH (+15)

HHB16 The Cottingley Fairies Hoaxes Hoodwinks, & Bamboozles (+5)

NP61 Mark Teahen National Pride

Total: 22

Pack 5

216 Derek Lowe

68 Jamie Moyer

237 Walton Glenn Miller

14 Troy Tulowitzki

342 Sitting Bull SP (+5)

AGHS16 Alex Rodriguez Baseball Highlights (+3, -1 Yankee, +2)

13 Travis Hafner Ginter Back Mini (+2)

NP46 Carlos Ruiz

Total: 9

Pack 6

184 Chris Young

210 Johan Santana

12 Jermaine Dye

27 Chien-Ming Wang (-1 Yankee)

251 Carl Crawford

338 Jason Wong SP (+5)

47 JJ Hardy Ginter Back Mini (+2)

NP56 Edinson Volquez National Pride

Total: 6

Pack 7

124 Donald Veal RC (Pirates)

183 Pedro Feliz

53 Clayton Kershaw (+2 Fave Players List)

19 Mike Pelfrey

343 Doc Holliday SP (+5)

AGHS19 Albert Pujols Baseball Highlights (+3)

206 Miguel Tejada

NP64 Francisco Liriano National Pride

Total: 10

Pack 8

283 Mike Aviles

5 Luke Hochevar

280 Shin-Soo Choo

18 Clyde Parris (+2 Negro League Star)

224 Tim Lincecum (+2 Fave Player List)

345 Carlos Delgado SP (+5)

261 John Danks Ginter Back Mini (+2)

NP66 Joba Chamberlain National Pride (-1)

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Total: 10

Pack 9

113 Rafael Furcal

46 Brian Roberts (+2 Fave Player List)

117 Blake DeWitt

105 Kurt Suzuki

161 Justin Morneau

222 Akinori Iwamura Crack the Code Parallel (+2)

154 Corey Hart Ginter Back Mini (+2)

NP59 Miguel Cabrera National Pride

Total: 6

Pack 10

108 The Alamo

203 Scott Kazmir

26 Charles Goodyear

85 Jason Jaramillo RC (Pirates)

AGR-BD Blake DeWitt BAT (+8)

194 Brandon Morrow Mini

NP53 Vladimir Guerrero National Pride

Total: 8

Pack 11

262 Magglio Ordonez

134 Jered Weaver

280 Cat Osterman (+Hawt~!)

164 Erik Bedard

249 John Higby

313 Jeff Francis SP (+5)

331 Jeff Samardzija Ginter Back Mini SP (+7, +2 Ginter back, +1 Favorite Team, +10 I think)

MP54 Carlos Zambrano National Pride (+2 Favorite Team)

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Total: 17

Pack 12

9 Ryan Theriot (+1 Favorite Team)

94 Paul Maholm

140 Loren Opstedahl

173 Francisco Rodriguez

298 Dan Haren

243 Alexander Cartwright

72 Carlos Lee Mini

NP57 Victor Martinez

Total: 1

1st half score: 139

Let me know if I screwed up the scoring anywhere please.  This is pretty much unedited from two months ago, so I might be out of date on a few score rulings.  Also, a double check on maths is always helpful.

Done for now.  Second half soon.  Minimally edited down scans in the hole.  I got some emails to send.  Oh, and I finally sent the rest of the cards for Dinged Corners!  Finally!!… Though there is something else brewing, but that is for another time. 😉

Until our next…

The Oddball Lot #1

Though I swore off all of Topps offerings in blaster form, I still have a few loose packs worth of A&G to add to the want/for trade list after I get some sleep soon, including a suh-weet Mantle Ginter Back Mini, a couple of which came after the blaster debacle.  I guess I can’t fully resist the Allen & Ginter goodness, though no more blasters EVAR~!  I’m pretty much done with it till whenever as of now though.  My focus has very nearly completely drifted away from baseball cards to non-sport offerings.  I am awaiting some as I speak, and the rest of the near future’s boxy offerings are of the entertainment variety.

Anyway, I STILL owe some A&G trade-related emails to the following people (Yes, I do fail, thanks for asking):

Nachos Grande– Send me an email with what you want if you still require anything you inquired about and your address, and I will just send them and some Reds along with no specific strings attached other than my vague wantlists (aka The Lonestarr Special~!), because I’m not completely sure what my nice haul from the A&G group break does to my A&G wantlist.

More on the later group break later, btw…

Box Opener I’m not sure there was anything specific mentioned, so I don’t know where to even begin.

Night Owl– I have a Blake DeWitt ’09 A&G bat card if you need it still.  Also plenty of assorted Dodgers of note, including a couple other “hits”, if lil’ Blakey isn’t enough.  Well, I guess it doesn’t matter, I always send team stuff anyway, so I’m sure I can make giving  up the Fukudome jersey worthwhile.  I can get more specific via email if you wish.

Beardy– I’m not sure if my comparably paltry number of A&G cards can help you out any, but I’ve got a decentish-sized stack of Orioles with probably something to get ahold of that No Number Aramis Ramirez Mini.

Cat Osterman remains a dream that only achievable via a pipe of some kind though. *sigh*

Sharpe Since ’92– I can hook you up with some minis for the cards you offered.  I’ll need to thoroughly go over the A&G group break stuff to know specifics again though.  I know it knocked a few off, but my attention span hasn’t let me get there yet to see what’s what.

And regular trade emails to:

Sac Bunt‘s Chris– One of these years I will get to it.

Wicked Ortega– I haz Marlins cards & stuff.  Will trade.

Marie of Cardboard Problem and Upper Deck Blog– Just need to find out about the Canos & such.  The Pujols sketch card will be done once I get some sleep. New markers FTW.

And now for a couple of different, yet equally faily of me things:

Sooz of A Cardboard Problem– Did I reply to the Ichiro list email?  I thought I did, but it isn’t in the sent or trade folders, so I’m not sure what the deal is.

David, the king of the Generosity Tribe… I totally flaked and forgot about the money order until I actually saw the box break happened.  I have the money order, but I don’t have your address.  On the Packs of Random Kindness bubble mailer, it is partially ripped away, and the Seattle Mariners pack of kindness bubble mailer one is long gone it appears, so if you get this message, please email me please.  Once I have it, I will send along a small (because I’m fairly severely lacking in your team) selection of Cleveland Indians cards as a thank you for your packs of kindness and hopeful tolerance of my forgetfulness.

If there is anyone I missed, and I’m sure there was, please get in touch.  If my email addy isn’t available through my WordPress blog somewhere (I honestly don’t know), then check my Google profile please.  It’s also Lonestarr, but with a Walt Bellamy card as the avatar.  Can’t miss it probably.

Finally, a quick newsbite for Shot Not Taken.  I’m looking at picking up the TNA iMPACT! box in early-mid September (only have about 2 1/2 packs worth of base cards right now).  Trading will hopefully commence shortly thereafter. 😀

That’s all for this one sports fans.  Tune in next time for the Northside half of White Sox Cards‘ exceedingly great packet from not long ago.

After that look for a three-parter to get my poor Gint-A-Cuffs showing officially posted and out of the way.  Let’s just say I’m near the bottom of the pack in that one. Bleh.

I’m failing bad at the being social and card trading things.  Sorry. 😦