Thursday, August 07, 2014

Gint-a-Cuffs: Polar Vortex Makes for a Great Card (but Bad Weather)

Another morning, another pair of Gint-a-Cuffs packs.  At the moment, my box total is 72 points - and that's with two more hits still (hopefully) lurking within the packs in the box.  Let's see if we find one of those hits today!

Pack 9:
37.  Wil Myers
145.  Derek Jeter
172.  Andrelton Simmons
179.  Chris Archer
207.  Justin Upton
302.  Polar Vortex
Natural Wonder:  Giant's Causeway
Reg. mini:  143.  Eddie Mathews
My scanner cut off the top but who cares when it's just Jeter and some rocks?

Let's see - the Jeter is a Yankee...which means I lose a point right off the bat.  The Polar Vortex is a short print (and an awesome card) which is worth two points along with the Natural Causeway card.  Net result?  Three lousy points.

Pack total:  3 points
Running total:  75 points

That pack really hurt my points per pack average!  Let's hope Pack 10 has something better.

Pack 10:
12.  Jedd Gyorko
148.  Bryce Harper
199.  Joe Mauer
267.  Kevin Clancy
268.  Jarrod Parker
337.  Josh Donaldson
Festivals & Fairs:  5.  Pingxi Lantern Festival
A&G back mini:  233.  Dan Straily

Well, this pack didn't have any negative point cards so that's good at least.  The Festivals card is +2, the Donaldson short print is another +2.  The A&G back mini is +2 as well.  Put it all together and you get a full six whopping points.

Pack total:  6 points
Running total:  81 points

In a word:  ouch!  Those two packs were brutal for my Gint-a-Cuffs box.  What started out so promising is quickly falling apart.  However, there's still hope seeing as how I've only uncovered one of my three promised hits in the packs.

2 comments:

JediJeff said...

Plenty of time.

Tony L. said...

You're still not even halfway through the box and you're at 81. You're doing fine.

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