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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Box of 2012 Allen & Ginter For Gint-A-Cuffs IV (My Best Pull Ever!)

A big thanks once again to my parents for giving me the box for my birthday. It's my second time participating in Gint-A-Cuffs, but it certainly won't be my last. If I can find a way, it also won't be my last box of 2012 A&G. I prefer to recap the box in its entirety in one post rather than breaking it up into multiple little recap posts. And here we go.


I'll be putting together the Base Set, SPs included, as well as these inserts: Historical Turning Points, World's Greatest Military Leaders, and What's In A Name?. I don't anticipate working on any other sets beyond grabbing cards of the guys I collect, barring anything unforeseen. What I need from 2012 Ginter can be found here. My Base and SP needs will soon be added.

I had to check with the Commissioner on a scoring question, but everything should be to his liking based on the rules he has set forth. Gint-A-Cuffs IV is officially underway.

Boxtopper: Famous Roller Coasters: The Wild One (+ 12)


Pack 1:

Ian Kennedy
Tom Seaver
Cole Hamels
Brad Peacock
Jered Weaver
Alex Rodriguez (- 1 Yankee)
Shaun Marcum Mini Regular Back
Clayton Edwards Kershaw, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN, + 1 FT = + 3)


Pack Total: 2
Running Total: 14

Pack 2:

Ewa Mataya
Chris Perez
Joe Nathan
Bob Hurley Sr.
Johnny Cueto
Jeremy Hellickson
Nolan Ryan SP Mini Regular Back (+ 3 SP Mini)
Ryan Joseph Braun, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 5
Running Total: 19

Pack 3:

Michael Bourn
Cameron Maybin
Lou Gehrig (- 1 Yankee)
Miguel Montero
Shane Victorino
Matt Moore
Josh Beckett Mini Ginter Back (+ 2 A&G Mini)
Jered David Weaver, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 3
Running Total: 22

Pack 4:

Alex Avila
Jordan Zimmermann
Meadowlark Lemon (+ 1 ML)
Clayton Kershaw (+ 1 My FT)
Bryce Harper
Historical Turning Points: The Great Depression (+ 3 HTP)
Dexter Fowler Mini Regular Back
Jhonny Peralta SP (+ 2 SP)


Pack Total: 7
Running Total: 29

Pack 5:


Carlos Marmol
Yadier Molina
Don Mattingly (- 1 Yankee)
Shin-Soo Choo
Ian Kinsler
Historical Turning Points: Signing of The Magna Carta (+ 3 HTP)
World's Greatest Military Leaders: Horatio Nelson (+ 3 WGML Mini)
Jon Lester SP (+ 2 SP)
Crack The Code Promotional Card


Pack Total: 7
Running Total: 36

Pack 6:

Justin Morneau
Heath Bell (+ 2 OFP)
Brett Anderson
Josh Beckett
Lance Berkman
Historical Turning Points: Signing of The Declaration of Independence (+ 3 HTP)
Dustin Pedroia Black-Bordered Mini (+3 BBM)
Chase Headley SP (+ 2 SP)

 
Pack Total: 10
Running Total: 46

Pack 7:

Brett Gardner (- 1 Yankee)
Geovany Soto
Joey Votto
David Price (+ 2 OFP)
Yu Darvish
Mike Stanton
Heath Bell Mini Ginter Back (+3 OFP, + 2 A&G Mini = + 5)
Felix Abraham Hernandez, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 8
Running Total: 54

Pack 8:

Derek Holland
Bob Knight (- 1 BK)
Doug Fister
Michael Morse
Michael Phelps
Jeff Francoeur
Liam Hendriks Mini Regular Back
David Taylor Price, What's In A Name (+ 2 WIAN, + 2 OFP = + 4)


Pack Total: 3
Running Total: 57

Pack 9:

Jemile Weeks
Alex Liddi
C.J. Wilson
Mariano Rivera (- 1 Yankee)
Drew Pomeranz
Jason Kipnis
Giants of the Deep: Minke Whale (+ 3 GotD Mini)
James Augustus Hunter, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 4
Running Total: 61

Pack 10:

Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Stephen Drew
Neil Walker (+ 2 OFP)
Nick Hagadone
Freddie Freeman
Murder In Willow Cove: Greg Keeley (+ 3 CTC)
Nick Markakis Black-Bordered Mini (+3 BBM)
Ryan Dempster SP (+ 2 SP)
Crack The Code Promotional Card


Pack Total: 10
Running Total: 71

Pack 11:

Yoenis Cespedes
Matt Kemp (+ 4 FP, + 1 My FT = + 5)
Yonder Alonso
Yovani Gallardo
Tsuyoshi Nishioka
Murder In Willow Cove: Dan Proot (+ 3 CTC)
J.J. Putz Mini Regular Back
Mike Moustakas SP (+ 2 SP)


Pack Total: 10
Running Total: 81

Pack 12:

Mark Trumbo
Derek Jeter (- 1 Yankee)
Joe Benson
Zach Britton
Felix Hernandez
Murder In Willow Cove: Frank Kraft (+ 3 CTC)
Kelly Johnson SP Mini Regular Back (+ 3 SP Mini)
Kelly Johnson SP (+ 2 SP)


Pack Total: 7
Running Total: 88

Pack 13:

Ben Revere
Alex Rios
Nyjer Morgan
Jorge De La Rosa
Justin Upton
Cliff Lee
Giants of the Deep: Orca (+ 3 GotD Mini)
Alex Jonathan Gordon, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 5
Running Total: 93

Pack 14:

Jackie Joyner Kersee
Victor Martinez
J.P. Arencibia
Jerry Bailey (+ 1 JB)
Bud Norris
Johnny Damon
Alexi Ogando Mini Ginter Back (+ 2 A&G Mini)
Osborne Earl Smith, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 5
Running Total: 98

Pack 15:

Carl Yastrzemski
J.J. Hardy
Ryan Vogelsong
Jackie Robinson (+ 1 My FT)
Brandon Beachy
Matt Cain
B.J. Upton Mini Regular Back
Don Richard Ashburn (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 3
Running Total: 101

Pack 16:

Carlos Ruiz
Joakim Soria
Wade Davis
Todd Helton
Adam Lind
World's Tallest Buildings: 1 World Trade Center (+ 3 WTB)
Ike Davis Mini Regular Back
Lefty Kreh SP (+ 2 SP)


Pack Total: 5
Running Total: 106

Pack 17:

Edwin Jackson
Wandy Rodriguez
Ian Desmond
Don Denkinger (+ 1 DD)
Brandon Phillips
World's Tallest Buildings: Willis Tower (+ 3 WTB)
Melky Cabrera Black-Bordered Mini (+3 BBM)
Bela Karolyi SP (+ 2 SP)



Pack Total: 9
Running Total: 115

Pack 18:

Dustin Ackley
Ty Cobb
Brian McCann
Huston Street
Sandy Koufax (+ 1 My FT)
World's Tallest Buildings: Empire State Building (+ 3 WTB)
Brett Anderson Mini Ginter Back (+ 2 A&G Mini)
Cal Ripken Jr. SP (+ 2 SP)
Crack The Code Promotional Card


Pack Total: 8
Running Total: 123

Pack 19:

Tim Lincecum (+ 2 OFP)
Mickey Mantle (- 1 Yankee)
Jacoby Ellsbury
Ichiro
Zack Greinke Jersey Relic (+ 10 Hit)
Phil Hughes Mini Regular Back (- 1 Yankee)
Carl Demonte Crawford, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN)


Pack Total: 12
Running Total: 135

Pack 20:
 

David Wright (+ 2 OFP)
Dayan Viciedo
Torii Hunter
Coco Crisp
Jordan Zimmermann Jersey Relic (+ 10 Hit)
Man's Best Friend: Yorkshire Terrier (+ 3 MBF Mini)
Nicholas Thompson Swisher, What's In A Name (+ 2 WIAN, - 1 Yankee = + 1)
Topps Pennant, Ever Wonder Brewers Promotional Card


Pack Total: 16
Running Total: 151

Pack 21:
 


Babe Ruth (- 1 Yankee)
Troy Tulowitzki
Alexi Ogando
Colin Montgomerie
Ike Davis Bat Relic (+ 10 Hit)
Drew Stubbs Mini Regular Back
Jack Roosevelt Robinson, What's In A Name? (+ 2 WIAN, + 1 My FT = + 3)


Pack Total: 12
Running Total: 163

Pack 22:

Rulon Gardner
James Loney (+ 1 My FT)
Jose Tabata
Ryan Braun
Ike Davis
Baseball Highlight Sketches, Mickey Mantle (+ 3 BHS, - 1 Yankee = + 2)
David Ortiz Mini Red Ginter Back /25, #'d 16/25 (+ 21 A&G Mini Red Back /25)
Kyle Farnsworth SP (+ 2 SP)
Crack The Code Promotional Card


Pack Total: 26
Running Total: 189

Pack 23:

Chris Parmelee
Paul Goldschmidt
Vance Worley
Miguel Montero
Lonnie Chisenhall
Baseball Highlight Sketches, Frank Thomas (+ 3 BHS)
Justin Morneau Mini Ginter Back (+ 2 A&G Mini)
Guy Bluford SP (+ 2 SP)


Pack Total: 7
Running Total: 196

Pack 24:

Reggie Jackson (- 1 Yankee)
Mike Trout
Roy Halladay
Jordan Pacheco
Dan Haren
Baseball Highlight Sketches, Nolan Ryan (+ 3 BHS)
Musucal Masters: Sergei Prokofiev (+ 3 MM Mini)
Adrian Gonzalez SP (+ 2 SP)


Pack Total: 7
Running Total: 203

All of the above yields: 203.
This blows my 2011 box of 186 points out of the water, and it's really cool to surpass 200 points.

Final Score: 203 points


I suppose the biggest disappointment of the box was not pulling anything Kate Upton, which saddens me.


Ok.

I'm not sad anymore.

8 comments:

  1. You doing the set? 'Cause I could really use that Karolyi...

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  2. Hey Greg,
    If you don't want that box topper I'm trying to put together the set. I only need 2 more and I have one set aside over at Play at the Plate and I do believe I need that Wild One and I'd be interested in the Grienke relic too. I'm out in the field till the end of the month, but I should be back in town by or before September 1st if you want to work up a trade?

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  4. Justin- I am indeed putting the set, SPs included, together. Sorry. But if I come across another Karolyi, it's yours.

    Mark- I shall set aside the coaster and Mr. Greinke for you. Hit me up when you return from the wilds of Alaska.

    PATP- Haha, thanks bud. And nice box yourself, congrats on the five hits!

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  5. By the way guys and gals, not one double in the entire box. Kudos Topps!

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  6. Well, 4 hits and a no number mini.

    I think someone is holding out on us. Someone who hasn't posted their box yet must have had a huge scoring box.

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  7. That no-# mini certainly scored like a hit haha. The scores have been much lower this year, that's for sure.

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