Oh heck yes, this is happening, and happening very soon, maybe even starting today. It's really a shame we couldn't get our arses in gear a little earlier, since last week would have been the perfect time for Turkin', but I guess a week late is better than nothing. The rules are in place, the Commish has been elected against his will, and we are ready to roll. Let's not forget that I've got my honor to protect here people. Motherscratcher defeated me in the historic Turk-Off 1, and I am personally still a little bitter.
This box has been hidden in the back of my closet for over a month now. I knew if it was out in the open, it would be busted before the contest started. That is a temptation this blogger cannot resist. But now, it is time.
Here are the official scoring rules:
Base Cards Base 0 Red 2 White 5 Black 10 Gold 20 Suede 100
Relic Base 8 Red 15 White 25 Black 40 Gold 100 Suede 500
Auto Base 15 Red 25 White 40 Black 80 Gold 300 Suede 1,000
Orioles and Indians: +2 for base X2 for hits and variations
Markakis or Sizemore: +5 base X5 hits and variations
Negative Base Relics: -8 Jeff Francouer Morgan Ensberg
Expired Redemption: -100
Expired A-Rod: - 500 and a kick in the nuts (honor system)
Great Players List: +2 base X2 hit or variation
(Motherscratcher tried to pick player who were not already on the SP list. This is subject to change prior to the start of Turking.)
Chipper Jones Johan Santana Carlos Beltran Albert Pujols Pedro Martinez
Great Rookies list: +2 base X2 hit or variation
Prince Fielder Ian Kinsler Ryan Zimmerman Hanley Ramirez Justin Verlander
Retired Players: +2 base X2 hit or variation
Ad Back Variation: x3 SPs: 5 pts (there are no SPs in the variations as far as I can tell, so base only)
SP List: 316B Alex Rodriguez Rangers SP 316C Alex Rodriguez M's SP 317 Jeff Francoeur SP 325B Magglio Ordonez White Sox SP 332 Joe Mauer SP 338 Jake Peavy SP 339A Carlos Delgado Mets SP 339B Carlos Delgado Blue Jays SP 343B Richie Sexson Brewers SP 348B Preston Wilson Marlins SP 350 Ichiro Suzuki SP 351B Mike Piazza Mets SP 357 Chris Shelton SP 358 Chone Figgins SP 364 J.J. Hardy SP 375 Derrek Lee SP 390 Jim Edmonds SP 392 Morgan Ensberg SP 395 Greg Maddux SP 400 Barry Bonds SP 405 Johnny Damon SP 410 Andruw Jones SP 411 Jhonny Peralta SP 416 Josh Beckett SP 418 Noah Lowry SP 422 Felix Hernandez SP 430A David Ortiz Red Sox SP 430B David Ortiz Twins SP 444 Jose Reyes SP 449 Nick Swisher SP 450 Derek Jeter SP 451 Scott Kazmir SP 455B Ken Griffey Jr. M's SP 459B Xavier Nady Padres SP 460B Randy Johnson Astros SP 465 Ryan Howard SP 466 Tim Salmon SP 467 Mark Buehrle SP 476A Nick Johnson Nats SP 476B Nick Johnson Yanks SP 481 Ryan Madson SP 489 Chase Utley SP 493 Tadahito Iguchi SP 497 Jorge Cantu SP 501A Alfonso Soriano Nats SP 501B Alfonso Soriano Yanks SP 508B Tim Hudson A's SP 521 Ervin Santana SP 524 Adrian Gonzalez SP 528 Joe Crede SP 532 Scott Rolen SP 535 Mark Teixeira SP 541 Ronny Cedeno SP 561B Livan Hernandez Giants SP 565 Jonny Gomes SP
Printing Plates: 20 pts (all 4 kinds are the same odds)
Cabinet or B-18 Blankets: 5 pts plus appropriate multipliers (both are the same odds) Cabinet Auto Relic: X10 Cabinet Suede: X15 Cabinet Dual Auto Relic: X20 Cabinet Auto Relic Suede: X20 Cabinet Dual Auto Relic Suede: X100
Repurchased T-3 Cabinet or Blanket: +5,000
Your basic, overly complicated contrived scoring system that you've probably come to expect from me, since it's basically the same for every box break contest.
Motherscratcher, prepare to lick beard.You're lucky Baltimore hasn't yet stolen your baseball team too.
Packs 1-4 will be posted later today.
Ah, yes, almost forgot. We are doing this the same as last time, with the score being kept by the pack, and total points being used as a tie-breaker. 24 packs per box, and last time it was pretty even. I think it was actually tied last time, and Motherscratcher defeated me on total points. He won't be so lucky this time!
Devout Baltimore sports fan, and baseball card collector. Currently collecting Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Orioles Hall of Famers, and all other Orioles cards. I like to trade, so you know, hit me up if you're interested.
Wanna trade with me and not sure who/what I collect? Here's a handy-dandy list for you to reference.
1. Nick Markakis 2. Adam Jones 3. Cards of dudes with sweet beards 4. Frank Robinson 5. Brooks Robinson 6. Eddie Murray 7. Nolan Reimold 8. Cal Ripken 9. Jim Palmer 10. Buffalo Bill Cody 11. Burke Kenny 12. 2004 Leaf Slideshow inserts 13. All other Orioles card 14. Vintage Vintage Vintage (especially 1950's & earlier) 15. Various sets (see want list section) 16. Brian Roberts 17. Joe Flacco 18. Ray Rice 19. Ed Reed 20. Dwayne Bowe