BAM! And we're right back to it for another rousing day of Gint-a-Cuffs IV. Today will round out the first half, here's to hoping for a strong showing...
Torii Hunter -246
Coco Crisp - 209
Steve Lombardozzi - 240
Chris Young - 77
Chase Utley - 291
World's Tallest Building - Burj Khalifa (+3)
Ichiro Black Bordered Mini - 229 (+5)
Bela Karolyi Short Print - 309 (+2)
Pack Total: +10
Running Total: +70
Not too shabby right out the gate!
Mark Reynolds - 271
Brandon Belt - 280
Brooks Robinson - 80
Tommy Hanson - 201
Carlos Quentin - 282
Roger Maris - 225 (-1) (UGH!)
Don Mattingly Regular Mini - 170 (-1) (DOUBLE UGH!)
What's In A Name? - Larry Wayne Jones (+2)
Pack Total: +0
Running Total: +70
Well that pack was a bust. Freaking YANKOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!! Get my shotgun...
Greg Gumbel - 292 (-1) (Eff.)
Brennan Boesch - 250
Stephen Strausburg - 171
Phil Pfister - 198
Dee Gordon - 298
Cory Lubke - 207
Derek Jeter A&G Back Mini - (+1... at least it's not negative)
What's In A Name? - JOSEPH PATRICK MAUER (Not sure how to score this... At least +3 [+2 for WIN, +1 for favorite team] but could it be +6? [+2 for WIN, +4 for favorite player])
Pack Total: +3 or +6
Running Total: +73 or +76
Excellent... my buddy Joe and his epic sideburns have made their appearance. I'll be looking out for his base card now, too... and dare I say, an AUTOGRAPH!?!?!? I think that's asking too much.
Stan "The Man" Musial - 88
Tim Hudson - 139
Madison Bumgarner - 130
Roberto Clemente - 300
Trevor Cahill - 156
Historical Turning Point - Invention of the Printing Press (+3)
Joe Benson A&G Back Mini - 144 (+3) (MONEY!)
Swin Cash Short Print - 339 (+2)
Pack Total: +8
Running Total: +81 or +84
Well... today hasn't been a total bust. We're starting to see some Twins pop up, and with the exception of those three Yankee's... we didn't see any Yankee scum. But I guess that goes without saying, doesn't it?
I don't even want to do the math on this one. We'll 1) wait for the Commish to make a call on the Joseph Patrick Mauer What's In An AWESOME NAME Card... and 2) shoot some of the Yankombies that keep popping up in here... even in a best case scenario, our average is going to drop to about +6.4ish per pack... man, that predicted total is dropping like the Yankombies are going to near my house in the upcoming Apocalypse.