Well Ginterites, I have really good and really bad news. The good news is I have the last 4 packs of Gint-A-Cuffs IV ready to be posted! The bad news is they were really, really bad. I think I've shifted focus from aiming for the best box humanly possible to getting the most atrocious box of Ginter for Gint-a-Cuffs. Seriously.
Thankfully we had a ruling so we're now at a running total of +141!
Stephen Strausburg - 171
Phil Pfister - 198
Dee Gordon - 298
Cory "This Picture Makes Me Look Like A Girl" Luebke - 207
Gaby Sanchez - 273
Jason Bay - 191
Geovany Soto A&G Back Mini - 94 (+2)
What's In A Name? - Jemile Nykiwa Weeks (+2)
Pack Total: +4
Running Total: +145
Yep. +4. Oh just you wait, it gets better.
Jose Bautista - 93 (+2)
David Ortiz - 35
Brandon League - 44
Rickey Henderson - 254
Chipper Jones - 33 (+2)
Dale Webster - 283 (-1) (Again? So two Gumbels and two Websters... WTF)
Mickey Mantle Mini - 7 (-1) (Yankombies...)
What's In A Name? - James Calvin Rollins (+2)
Pack Total: +4
Running Total: +149
Yep. ANOTHER +4 pack. This time with a second Dale Webster card. At least I LIKE minis, even if they are Yankombies.
Brett Lawrie - 122
Jair Jurrjens - 22
Pablo Sandoval - 38
Johnny Bench - 6
Clay Buchholz - 50
Chris Carpenter - 112
Jacob Ellsbury Mini - 136
What's In A Name? - Justin Irvin Upton (+2)
Pack Total: +2
Running Total: +151
Yep. Just when you though +4 couldn't get any worse... +2. Seriously.
Jason Motte - 263
George Brett - 137
Nick Markakis - 14
Melky Cabrera - 158
Greg Gumbel Relic - AGR-GG (+??)
World's Greatest Military Leaders - Duke of Marlborough (+3)
What's In A Name? - George Lee Anderson (+2)
... oh, and a Topp's Pennant advertisement card. Ehhh? Probably the best card in the pack!
Pack Total: +??+5
Running Total: +156+??
I've submitted for a ruling on the Gumbel relic. His base card is worth the same as a Yankee, so what is his Relic worth? Either +5 or +10... SO!
Our total is:
+161 or +166
Wow. What a pathetic box. Three cards of Greg Gumbel. Two cards of Dale Webster. A bunch of other duplicates. The collation here is HORRIBLE! Never seen anything this bad in a box of Ginter. I guess it happens. Too bad it couldn't happen with Joe Mauers. I'd even take Bryce Harpers.
Well folks, that should just about wrap up this year's Gint-A-Cuffs for me. If there is a Gint-A-Cuffs V for 2012, I'm absolutely down, just let me know when so I can secure a box. Hopefully one that doesn't suck as bad as this one.
Oh yeah, obligatory pictures:
Have a great day!
-GG (and NO, that does not mean 'Greg Gumbel'...)