Gint-A-Cuffs VIII: Packs 19-24 – Last Hit(s)

I’ve waited long enough to close this out. 6 more packs. 1 more promised hit. Unknown chance for actually winning.

Let’s tally this up and see where the cards fall. (Please don’t let the cards fall. We don’t want dinged corners.)

Pack 19

Jacoby Ellsbury (-1 for signing a big deal with a big […]

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 […]

Gint-A-Cuffs VIII: Packs 7-12

Who’s ready for round 2? The first quarter of the box seemed decent enough. It’s certainly hard to be upset with an autograph as those become increasingly rare.

Pack 7

Hank Aaron Baseball Legends (+2 Legends insert) Brett Gardner (-1 for succeeding in the wrong uniform) Ryan Braun (+2 Numbers Game) Patrick Corbin (+3 […]

Gint-A-Cuffs VIII: Boxtopper and Packs 1-6

Here we go. The last time I participated in Gint-A-Cuffs was 6 years ago during the contest’s second year. Back then we got 205 points, which was not enough to win (scoring was different then).

I actually bought two boxes of A&G this year but my other box was about as basic as you can […]

A Little Charity Work, Sort Of

Hopefully most of you are familiar with the concept of Box Buster Bingo (aka BoBuBingo).

It’s a game run by Crackin Wax (who you may remember from my product review back in October). He opens a box of cards and you follow along with a bingo card he created previously. If you get a Bingo, […]

The NCAA Basketball Season Has Started!

Why am I so excited about college basketball? A few reasons.

1) My Chicago Bulls aren’t likely to be too fun to watch until Derrick Rose returns from injury.

2) I think the college game is simultaneously infinitely more fun and infinitely more frustrating to watch due to the raw passion and hustle and lack […]

Gint-A-Cuffs Less Than A Week Away! Buy Your Official Boxes Here!

Wow! Time flies quickly, doesn’t it?

Can you believe that in less than a week, 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter will be live on the streets? That means that Gint-A-Cuffs IV is right around the corner.

You don’t want to be caught unprepared do you? Of course not! If you haven’t signed your blog up […]

Get Yer Official Gint-A-Cuffs IV Boxes Here!

As the Commissioner announced earlier today on the Official Gint-A-Cuffs IV blog, Community Gum is honored to be the official sponsor and supplier for the second straight year!

The Kraken has been slain by the Mayans, and it’s up to YOU to beat the calendar at its own game (as well as the other GAC […]

The Stupid Heat Win the Stupid Finals. Time For Non-Stupid Contest Results

Well, there’s one thing you can say for sure: This contest isn’t fixed!

If it was, the Thunder would have won and things would have gotten a little more interesting. As it stands, the Bizarro Avengers won the NBA Championship and the contest is over a couple days sooner than I hoped.

Let’s get down […]

Contest Ends Today and We’re Ripping Topps Series 2!

Hey everybody,

Today is going to be a very busy day for us, as we’re busting 5 cases of Topps Series 2 wide open! We likely won’t have time to post all the goodies here as we go, but if you follow us on twitter, you can see all the biggest and brightest and bestest […]