Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010 Ginter Code

Once again, boo.

Topps, you are so lame, I can't begin to regret the dollars I spent on your product (which was ALL that many).

Sorry, just needed to vent. Someday I'll return to real blogging.

Friday, July 16, 2010

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter - The Ginter Code

Well, suffice it to say Topps won't get one more of my trading card dollars.

Once the "big reveal" comes out for the Ginter code you can see what I'm saying.

It's definitely been cracked, and in under a week again. Although I'm sure Topps will drag their feet in announcing it to steal more of your money.

Keep buying those packs in hopes of breaking the code! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HBL Week 14 & The Ginter Code Update

I can sum up how I already feel about this week of fantasy baseball in 2 words. John Ely.

Sweet jebus man, all I wanted was your super safe ERA and WHIP, mediocre Ks, and possibility to notch a win in 2 starts and you go and DESTROY me last night. Thanks buddy. If Jake Peavy hadn't become a man in recent weeks I'd probably be more upset.

So I'm rolling 6 starters out there this week. Ely and Medlen are pitching out of the relief spots in my rotation (thank you dual eligibility), to go with Peavy, Verlander, Niemann, and Kennedy. Billy Wagner is the only closer getting a shot this week. Marmol has been brutal on the WHIP lately and Heath Bell has been brutal on it all year, albeit in limited innings. I can roll three closers later, time to catch up in Wins and Ks (fingers crossed).

I'm doing some ridiculous stuff on offense this week. I was forced to pick up Ronny Paulino to after playing without a catcher last week (VMart), and now I'm starting Russell Branyan at first base. Yup, I am. Weeks, Jeter, Rollins, Longoria, Crawford, Byrd and Aubrey Huff (I think he's back to hitting) round out the rest. Looking forward to climbing back into 2nd or 3rd place if I can have a good week.

On the baseball card front, I busted my box of 2010 Allen & Ginter last Friday. I didn't do scans, but I took pictures of every pack as I ripped it for the Gint-a-Cuffs contest. I'll have to spend some time tallying up and posting the break soon.

I continue to work on the Ginter Code. It's brutal. As far as I can tell, no one solved it in the first week. Not even the two champs teaming up have broken it, or if they have, they haven't said anything yet. I quickly scanned some of the other blogs and forums this morning but haven't seen anyone claiming to have solved it yet.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oh A&G, why do you taunt me so?

Ginter code cracking is in progress. Good thing a lot of other people out there open a lot of product before I get a shot at my cards. The Ginter Code laughs in my face, but I laugh back. Ha! Who shall have the last laugh? Who knows!

Tomorrow my boxes of A&G should be sitting on my doorstep when I get home and I can begin the long journey toward finishing off the code (ha, HA!) and producing a winning Gint-a-Cuffs II score.

I'm very excited, and very tired. Long hours of thinking and looking at cards . . . many hours. Exhausted.

I need some sort of Rocky like montage here. Please choose your favorite and hum softly to yourself. If you need some help, go with the Hearts On Fire montage. It's my personal favorite from Rocky IV.