Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gint-A-Cuffs 8: packs 17-20 - racing towards the end.

As Phil Georgeff used to say as the end of a horse race was approaching "here they come, spinning out of the turn", we are coming into the final stretch of my GAC box. We start on the right side of the box with 4 of the last 8 packs. How much will I add to my 75.8 current score?

We start off with not a Yankee to be found. Good start for the top of the row. Not a lot of scoring though. Only the bottom of the scan earns me points - 2 from the Say Hey Kid and another 2 from the mayor of Houston.

pack total = 4
running total = 79.8

Pack 18 outdoes the previous pack. Nice to see Carter in the set. Not nice that it's the exact same image used when he appeared in the 2013 release. Have him show up as an Expo, would ya Topps? Anyway - Rodon scores me a favorite team point. Cedpedes scores me 2 Numbers Game points and the black bordered mini of political analyst Rick Klein gives me 3 points.

pack total = 6
running total = 85.8

Thee packs without a Yankee. Which is nice, except everything you see is worth nothing. Non scoring pack. That's the 5th one.

pack total = 0
running total = 85.8

Spoke too soon about the Yankees as I got them back to back in this pack. Lot of scoring cards here, though. Kershaw is a favorite player and a Numbers Game. A&G backed mini. Natural Wonders insert. Add and subtract and we get a total of 6 points.

pack total = 6
running total = 91.8

Respectable total. Will the last 4 packs give it a big bump? I still have one hit left to pull. I'll be fighting to the last card.

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