Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wishing you a Pleasant Non-Pigmented Winter Solstice Event!

Happy Every Holiday from the Ginter Godfather!

I know it's been a little while, things have been hectic at work and the birth of the newest member of the Ginter Family has had the Godfather a little busy. It's alright, we haven't had any spitup, vomit, slobber, or other bodily fluids get on any cards, yet, so we're doing something right!

Just wanted to drop a quick update on the Ginter Project:

MyCoke Rewards Points: 153
Mt. Dew Haul: 1-month XBox Live Gold Membership x2 (estimated value is around $5 each? Not terrible for free...)
Listia Credits: 3215
Unredeemed Bottles: 21
SwagBucks: 450 (Enough for a $5 Amazon Giftcard)
Cash on Hand: $4.10

Cardboard on Hand for Trade:

2004 Topps Cracker Jack 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' #TB-TG Troy Glaus Jersey Card

2004 Topps Cracker Jack 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' #TB-IR Ivan Rodriguez Bat Card

2007 Topps Turkey Red #TRR-CR Chris Ray Jersey Card
So, that's what we've got to deal with. As part of a lot of jersey cards I won off of Listia for 6000 credits, I also nabbed 4 Allen and Ginter relic cards that I've added to the "Ginter Project Success Wall" if you will. They are:

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGR-PL Paul LoDuca Jersey Card

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGR-DW Dontrelle Willis Jersey Card

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGR-CP Corey Patterson Bat Card

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter #AGR-MPR Martin Prado Jersey Card

Hey, you know, everyone starts somewhere!

In other news, I won my Fantasy Football League that was hosted by my LCS owner. I opted to split the prize money to reduce stress with the guy I was playing with. We pooled the money for 1st and 2nd and bought 4 boxes of cards from the LCS and did a snake draft, with the winner choosing first. We opened 3 boxes of Leaf Sports Heroes and 1 box of Allen and Ginter. The Ginter yielded a Jason Heyward RIP Card #/50, a Tommy Lee Autograph, a Neil Walker relic, and a Krissy Teigan bats back mini #/25. Using my superior draft powers, I took the RIP card first, and the Tommy Lee auto fell to my opponent as his 2nd pick, 3rd overall. I finished up wit hthe Teigan mini and the Walker relic, so it was a good haul. I also was gifted the base cards and minis and the boxloader as part of my champion's edge (the other guy isn't a set collector, so he's happy with the Tommy Lee auto anyways). A good haul, and by far the best box I have opened of Ginter EVER.

Have a great New Years, I've got some good things planned for this blog, including a few contests to try and bolster readership, as well as a few goals/resolutions for collecting. Gotta have those!

As always, keep it in the family!