Saturday, October 31, 2015

Gint A Cuffs Winner's Box Part 1 (Take a look Cubs fans!)

For those that don't know I won GAC this year! It was my third year participating (part of the reason why I wanted a blog, I knew of the legend of GAC before Brad's Blog came into existence) I was incredibly lucky to hit the Mike Trout wood mini one of one. It's a pretty card, I still own it and haven't decided whether to sell or hold onto it (leaning towards holding onto it to the surprise of no one)

In true Gint A Cuffs fashion I decided to score this box the same way! I have already opened all the packs so I know I didn't get another wood mini one of one but that's ok!

Let's start it off with the box topper

For the purposes of this game my favorite team is the Cubs and Favorite Player is Ryan Howard.

Right off the bat.. here's the boxtopper.

I knew it was a good one when I could see the signature through the package. Apparently these are one every 220 boxes! Pretty rare. A on-card auto numbered 10 out of 15 of Javier Baez!

Point Total: +30 * 1.2 = 36

Solid start!

Pack 1:

Maikel Franco
Trevor May
Chris Sale -- +2 FP
Mike Olt -- +1 FT
Tarvis D'arnoud
Billy Hamilton
What Once would Be Automated Kitchen -- +2
Michelle Beadle A&G Back Mini -- +2

Pack Total: +7
Running total: +43

Pack 2:

Dee Gordon
Melky Cabrera
Chris Davis
Alcides Escobar
Nori Aoki
Wilmer Flores
Starting Points Cole Hamels -- +2 +2 FP
Aroldis Chapman SP Mini (325) -- +3

Pack Total: +7
Running Total: +50

Pack 3:

RA Dickey
Incredibeard -- +1
Jon Lester -- +1 FT
Aaron Sanchez
Corey Kluber
Michael Taylor
Starting Points Ian Desmond -- +2
Dallas Keuchel Black Short Print Mini (320) -- +7 (one in 130 packs nice card!)

Pack Total: +11
Running Total: +61

Really awesome start, we'll see how it goes!

Pack 4:

Jose Abreu
Curtis Granderson
Adeiny Hechaverria
Shin Soo Choo
CC Sabathia -- -1
Starting Points Miguel Cabrera -- +2
Kelvim Escobar 10th Anniversary Issue -- +2
Joaquin Benoit Mini Short Print (323) -- +3

Pack Total: +6
Running Total: +67

Pack 5:

Adrian Gonzalez
Lance Lynn
Malcolm Gladwell
Denard Span
Edwin Escobar
Andrew Heaney
Menagerie of the Mind Dragon -- +2
Wei Yin Chen A&G Back -- + 2

Pack Total: +4
Running Total: +71

Pack 6:

Matt Adams
Joe Gatto
Gus Malzahn
Starling Marte
Jose Bautista Full Size Relic -- +6 * 1.7 = +10.2
Ancient Armory Gauntlet -- +2
Hoist the Black Flag Capt William Kidd -- +2

Pack Total: +14.2
Running Total: +85.2

One guaranteed hit has been found in the box! Real solid total through these packs. Just to put it in perspective through the boxtopper and first 6 packs of my other box I was at +38. Obviously the big boxtopper hit was a big driver of this strong start.

Thanks for following along!

1 comment:

  1. You saw the same number of Cubs as I did in my entire box after your box topper and first three packs. Great start!