2 x 3 Heroes recommended I join a fun little competition called Gint-A-Cuffs. This is the VIII installment and I believe the winner and the last place loser each will take home a shiny box of 2016 Allen & Ginter. Sign-up ended a few days ago and now I need to post the break of my 2016 A & G box, tabulate my score, and see how I fare in the battle. FIGHT!
This is the first current year of Allen & Ginter for me. I think about 2-3 months ago the sets peaked my interest and I’ve decided to collect starting at 2011. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
A player I collect! Awesome! This box loader puts me at 4 pts. I’ll have to check with the commissioner to see if I get a bonus since he’s on the Favorite Player List.
My first card pulled. Simply design, thick card stock, and a newness for me give this set high marks in my book. Other’s have been collecting A & G for ten years and are not too impressed with this year’s design. I like it, though.
Here are the base cards from my 1st pack. According to the rules pulling Rick Klein give me a negative point so I’m now at 3.
Ist insert. This is a cool little set that lists players from the same team and other greats who wore the same number. No points for Gint-A-Cuffs, though.
Each pack contains a mini parallel but this also provides no point adjustment.
2nd pack base. No points.
Here’s a SP. Also, worth 0 points.
A mini US Mayors card gives me +2, though! I’m up to 5.
Pack #3. Nothing to see here.
Another SP. Moving on.
+2 for the Natural Wonders insert. 7 points for me.
The Reddick mini does me no good or evil.
Pack the fourth. Hamels (which auto corrected to “camels”) is a favorite player. +2 points rocking’ me to 9 pts.
+2 for a Baseball Legends insert. I love these types of sets. This Ginter box goes to 11.
And a Black-Bordered mini. +3 = 14 points.
Pack Five. Schwarber is a Favorite Player. +2 = 16 points. I’m wishing I would have picked Cubs as my favorite team. I think I’ve pulled 5 or 6 already and each would have been worth an additional point!
Another Number’s Game.
And a Pope mini.
6th pack. A Twin! Since I picked MN as my favorite team I get +1 for Perkins. 17 points.
A & G back on this mini gives me a nice +2. And I’m going to stop there on this post. After 25% of the box I’m standing at a respectable 19 points.
This is fun!