Gint-A-Cuffs VIII: Packs 13-18

Let’s get back to the fun.  Since our last post, the commissioner has made a change to the scoring system.  The Numbers Game inserts went from non-scoring up to +2 for each.  Because of this, I’ve gone back to fix the posts and totals from my first two parts.

The second half still promises us two hits, so odds are we’ll see one in this 6 pack bundle!

Pack 13

Dallas Keuchel (+2 Favorite Players List)

The first pack of the second half would have been fantastic if I were an Astros fan.  At least there weren’t any Yankees to be found.  That seems to be a rarity.

Pack Total: +2
Running Total: +60

Pack 14

Ryne Sandbert (+1 Favorite Team)
Willie Stargell (+2 Baseball Legends)
Carlos Beltran (-1 for not being traded to the Rangers before the Ginter printing deadline)
Aerial Tram (+2 Subways & Streetcars mini)

Here’s our first look at the Subways & Streetcars mini set.  Sadly, it looks like just another card, rather than an insert set.  Sure, the border is a little different, but not significantly.

Pack Total: +4
Running Total: +64

Pack 15

Giancarlo Stanton (+5 Full Size Bat Relic)
Yoenis Cespedes (+2 Numbers Game)

Looky, looky!  We found our second hit and our first relic.  I’m sure this man has splintered plenty of bats in his time in the majors and he’s not too far removed from a home run derby championship.  I’m a fan of this Stanton kid.  Too bad about his season.

Pack Total: +7
Running Total: +71

Pack 16

Jorge Soler (+1 Favorite Team)
Kyle Schwarber (+3 = +1 Favorite Team and +2 Favorite Player List)
Steve Schirripa (+1 for acting good in a good show that the Commish thought was good)

I think this is my second pack that had two Cubs.  And Schwarber was another favorite player pick to boot.  That’s not too terrible, and is a nice boost for my total.

Pack Total: +5
Running Total: +76

Pack 17

Reggie Jackson (+2 Baseball Legends)
Don Mattingly (-1 for those damn sideburns)
Joe Morgan (+2 Numbers Game)

I probably should have picked Frank Thomas to be my favorite player, but I played the odds on Rizzo.  That’s not looking like a solid pick right now.

Pack Total: +3
Running Total: +79

Pack 18

Devils Tower (+2 Natural Wonders)
David Wright (+8 = +5 NNO Mini and +3 Favorite Players List Mini)

Our first Natural Wonders insert of the batch (and the last, of course) is overshadowed by a big mini.  It may not be worth tons, but it basically counts like another relic.  Then with the addition of the bonus for the favorite player’s list….  That’s a great way to end things for now.  We still have 6 more packs and 1 more hit.  Stay tuned.  You don’t want to miss the thrilling conclusion.

Pack Total: +10
Running Total: +89

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>