Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GINT-A-CUFFS Finalized Rules & Roster


The deadline to enter has now expired, and the field is locked. I must say that 24 people is way more than I ever expected to sign up. This is truly going to be a battle for the ages! All that's left is finalizing the rules. I've been continually updating them pretty much since day 1, and now they are extremely long, complicated, and PERFECT! I decided to take it a bit easy on Yankees fans. If your favorite player is a Yankee, you will still get FULL points for that player ONLY. It just wouldn't be fair if someone's favorite player is Derek Jeter, and they didn't get the maximum points possible for pulling a card of his. It's thrilling to pull a card of your favorite player no matter what, and I'm not gonna be the one to try and kill that.

Also, the Commish and I have decided that the window to post any official Gint-A-Cuffs breaks will be Labor Day, which is September 7, 2009. Each contestant can post a MAXIMUM of 2 boxes towards the official scoring, and only the box with the higher score will count.

There has been some talk of a potential prize for the winner, aside from getting their face on the Gint-A-Cuffs Champion custom Allen & Ginter card. The reason for the Labor Day cutoff date is to allow time for potential scoring to be secured.

Much like with the Turk-Off, when you have this many rules, you need someone impartial to uphold them, and settle any disputes. Mark of the fabulous Mark's Ephemera will be serving as Commissioner for the first ever Gint-A-Cuffs battle, and is here to settle any and all disputes over scoring. I am also going to ask him to look over everyone's entries, and double check their math.

How to post your results:
If you followed the Turk-Off, we are going to be using the exact same format. Please go pack by pack and list every card. Only those cards worth positive points need to be scanned and posted, and I encourage everyone to be honest. No combining hits from multiple boxes, or forgetting to list out those Yankees or Eric Byrnes cards that cost you some points. We're all professionals here, and even though this is war, there are rules here. After all, this isn't Nam!

Below are the finalized scoring rules, and the "Favorite Players" list. Please remember that you get points for ANY player on the list, even if they aren't YOUR favorite. The official roster on the sidebar, will be modified into a scoreboard, and will contain a link back to this post for quick access to the scoring criteria, as well as links to your entries, once they're posted. Everything will also be posted HERE, which is the official Gint-A-Cuffs site. If you need one easy location for all things Gint-A-Cuffs, this is the place.

We should all be receiving our Allen & Ginter boxes in the mail this week (I sure hope anyway) and it's about to be on bitches! Best of luck to everyone, and it'll definitely be interesting to see who is left standing as the grand champion once the dust has settled.

OFFICIAL SCORING (still being tweaked)

BASE CARDS

0 base card
+1 Favorite Team base card
-1 Yankee base card
+2 Favorite player list base card (LIST CAN BE SEEN BELOW)
-1 points if we pull base card of ....Eric Byrnes, Bobby Crosby, Scott Olsen, Jeff Clement, Kenji Johjima, Tom Gorzelanny
+2 Beard & Mustache Champion base card
+3 YOUR favorite player base card
-1 points for pulling the base for Suez Canal, Milky Way, Old Faithful, Electron (because what the heck are you going to do with that)
+5 Short printed base card (301-350?)
+ 2 Negro League Player
+1 FOR ANY BASE CARD OF YANKEE ON "FAVORITE PLAYERS" LIST

MINI CARDS
0 for base
-1 Yankees
+3 Beard & Mustache Champion mini (#61, Burke Kenny)
+1 Mini of player on your favorite team
+3 Mini of player from "favorite players" list (see above)
+5 Mini of YOUR favorite player
+2 Mini A&G back
+3 Mini black border
+10 Mini no number
+20 Bazooka Back mini
+7 Mini short print (301-350?)
(Combine points if it qualifies for multiple categories (mini "favorite player list" with A&G back = 7pts)
-1 points for pulling mini (any variation) of Suez Canal, Milky Way, Old Faithful, Electron (because what the heck are you going to do with that)
DIVIDE BY 2 FOR ANY MINI CARD OF YANKEE ON FAVORITE PLAYER LIST

NATIONAL PRIDE INSERTS
+2 Player from your favorite team
+4 Favorite player list
+6 YOUR favorite player
-1 Yankee
SUBTRACT 1 FOR ANY YANKEE ON FAVORITE PLAYER LIST ex: Jeter: +4 (Favorite List) minus 1 (Yankee) = 3pts

OTHER INSERTS
+5 World's Biggest Hoaxes
+7 Creatures of Legend
+5 National Heroes
+3 Brian Kong Baseball Highlight Sketch cards
+10 Inventions of the Future
+11 Extinct Creatures

HITS
+8 Relic
+12 Short Printed Relic (usually non-baseball)
+15 Autograph
+18 Silk
+20 Printing Plate
+25 Group A Autograph
+25 Rip Card
+100 Cut Signature
+200 DNA Relic
+5 N43 Box Topper
+8 Cabinet Card Box Topper
+10 N43 of player from "favorite players" list
+20 N43 of your favorite player
+20 N43 Relics
+30 N43 Autographs
+50 N43 Autograph Relic
+75 Michael Phelps Autograph Boxloader

MULTIPLIERS FOR "HITS"
x2 If any of those pulls are of a player from your favorite team
x5 If any hits are of players on the "favorite players" list (see above)
x10 If it's YOUR favorite player
-5 points if we pull a hit of ........Corey Patterson (Relic), Eric Gagne (Relic), Jered Weaver (Relic)
DIVIDE BY 2 FOR ALL YANKEES HITS, INCLUDING "FAVORITE PLAYERS LIST"

IF YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER IS A YANKEE, YOU GET FULL POINTS FOR THAT PLAYER ONLY. ALL OTHER YANKEES ARE WORTH NEGATIVE POINTS, OR HALF AS MANY POINTS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

IF THE YANKEES ARE YOUR FAVORITE TEAM, THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM, AND YOU MUST ACCEPT ANY AND ALL PENALTIES FOR ALL CARDS THAT ARE NOT OF YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER.

Favorite Players List (alphabetical):
  • Ryan Braun
  • Jay Bruce
  • Pat Burrell
  • Kosuke Fukudome
  • Adrian Gonzalez
  • Josh Hamilton
  • Derek Jeter
  • Chipper Jones
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Adam LaRoche
  • Tim Lincecum
  • Evan Longoria
  • Brian McCann
  • Nick Markakis
  • Joe Mauer
  • Dustin Pedroia
  • Hanley Ramirez
  • Mariano Rivera
  • Brian Roberts
  • Grady Sizemore
  • Geovany Soto
  • Chase Utley
  • Joey Votto
  • David Wright
Who's face will grace this card? IT'S TIME TO FIND OUT!

8 comments:

  1. I hope you're paying the Commish handsomely. I plan on making about 15 math errors during my box break. All unintentional, of course.

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  2. Is it possible to still get in? I didn't enter because I didn't think I could get a box in time, but I should be able to get one by Sept 7.

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  3. sure, you can still get in. i assume your team is the phillies?

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  4. night owl- would you believe he volunteered for this? i just think he wants partial credit when this competition goes international, and i become rich & famous.

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  5. My box has been opened (a day before the release)... I feel like Beckett. (No, I didn't pull 27 one of ones and a Napoleon DNA card. No, I didn't get it for free- I coulda bought two boxes for as much as I paid for it. But it WAS before the release date...)

    Just a little tease: 3 relics, no auto. (One SP relic that I ADORE!!! Worthless, but cool. Two non SP relics (BOTH on the favorite players list... sweet!)

    I will try to post my break this weekend (if I can stop making stupid LOST cards for a little while.)

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  6. Oh, question...

    How do we go about getting a judges ruling?

    ex.- what constitutes an SP relic? Is it any relic that isn't a group D (1:17 packs)? Would a group C (1:36) be considered SP?

    Mark? You listening? Sucker.

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  7. The Commish will have to rule. I think only non-baseball relics should be considered short prints.

    We also need to add in points for red ink autos, since they don't appear to be strictly in rip cards this time.

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