Gint-A-Cuffs 9: Packs 19-24 – The Finale

It all comes down to this.  6 packs left.  A lot of points need to come close to first.  Looking at the leader board, it’s not looking good for this home team.  Still, gotta run it out to first for the sportsmanship of it, right?


Jose Canseco – What A Day (+2 Insert)
Terry Puhl – Rediscover Topps (+1 Buyback)
German Snow Patrol Dude (+2 mini Dude)

I still haven’t talked about the Dudes minis.  Everyone else seems to be raving about these, but I don’t get it. I use the word a lot in my personal life, but it doesn’t seem as appropriate to put it in the context of various professions.  I think I saw that this is an homage to a past, actual tobacco mini set, and so I can appreciate it from that stand point, but I have no interest in keeping these.

Pack Total: +5
Running Total: +113


Wil Myers (+5 Full Sized Relic)
Kris Bryant (+1 Favorite Team +3 Favorite Player mini = +4)
Fishing Lure (+2 Insert)

Here’s our last hit and it’s Padres camo jersey relic.  I’m happy to see this. It’s something I’ve been wondering about for some time.  Padres use these uniforms every Sunday (or used to, not sure if it still happens), and they’re unique and different enough to be interesting.  Glad I pulled one.  The Bryant regular mini was a nice kicker to the pack as well.

Pack Total: +11
Running Total: +124


Lou Gehrig (-1 for limiting my ability to make jokes about him)
Wil Myers – What A Day (+2 Insert)
Jackie Robinson (+2 A&G back Mini)

Back-to-back Myers cards.  Overall not a great scoring pack when I need to boost it, but I can’t be mad at a Jackie Robinson mini.  I also can’t look at it anymore in person, because this is now in the hands of Night Owl.

Pack Total: +3
Running Total: +127


Willson Contreras (+1 Favorite Team)
Life Savers Parachute Jump – World’s Fair (+2 Insert)

Yay! A Cubs card.  I need more of those.  That world’s fair Parachute Jump looks crazy.  I would never do anything like that.  Although, I can barely do normal rides anymore thanks to some weird quasi-motion sickness thing I’ve developed.  Just my body telling me to stay on the ground.

Pack Total: +3
Running Total: +130


Albert Almora (+1 Favorite Team)
Josh Donaldson – What A Day (+2 Insert)
Willie Stargell (+3 SP Mini)

Another Cub!  Hot dog!  I like the way that A&G handled the SPs this year.  Many of them are people I don’t personally collect and it seems there’s a higher percentage of legends in the group.  Fine by me.

Pack Total: +6
Running Total: +136


Adrian Beltre (+2 Favorite Player)
Ernie Banks (+1 Favorite Team)
Mike Trout – What A Day (+2 Insert)
Derek Jeter (-1 for trying to sneak in as a Mini)

And the last pack gives us another Cub to end strong in that department, but then Jeter has to ruin the fun (as always).  Man, I really loaded up the front end of the scans.  Not a lot to write home about overall, but still a fun box of cards as always.  No foil will mean no win for me, but even with it, I don’t think I’d reach the top of the heap.  Oh well, there’s always next year (I hope)!

Pack Total: +4

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