Will I manage to score enough points with these last few desperation packs to become the 2010 champion? Eh, maybe. Even with some extra points for relics the Commish added yesterday, I’m still probably out of luck, unless of course everyone else’s relics are still only worth 8 points.
So you’re saying there’s a chance? Am I? Wait, what?
186 X-Rays = +1 (Röntgen getting some props)
PACK 19 TOTAL: 11 POINTS
201 Pablo Sandoval
199 Summer Sanders (Champion Swimmer)
210 Chris Johnson RC
217 James Shields
196 Scott Baker
186 Jose Reyes
LO2 Poseidon Lord Of Olympus mini = +3 (LOO mini)
286 Revolving Door
148 Anne Donovan (Champion Basketball Coach/Player)
189 Howie Kendrick
219 Adam Wainwright
2 Everth Cabrera
314 Ivan Rodriguez SP = +2 (Short Print)
PACK 21 TOTAL: 5 POINTS
135 Ken Blackburn (Paper Airplane Champion)
54 Tony Hawk (Skateboarding Champion)
17 Johan Santana
64 Josh Beckett
AGR-KB Kyle Blanks game used bat framed relic = +12 (Framed Relic)
87 Drew Brees mini
TDH74 Carlos Lee This Day In History = +1 (TDIH)
PACK 22 TOTAL: 9 POINTS
104 Mahlon Duckett = +2 (Negro League) – FORGOT TO SCAN THIS ONE TOO. I SUCK.
115 Trevor Hoffman
146 Carlos Lee
52 Gavin Floyd
77 Ricky Romero
350 Alcides Escobar SP = +2 (Short Print)
PACK 23 TOTAL: 9 POINTS
8 Miguel Tejada = +1 (My Favorite Team)
PACK 24 TOTAL: 5 POINTS
Boxloader: Jacoby Ellsbury Cabinet Card (Featuring 2 Yankees) = +8 points (Cabinet Card) The commish can deduct points if he sees fit, but if anything, the Yankees are depicted negatively here.
6 PACK TOTAL: 48 POINTS + 8 (Cabinet Card) = 52 POINTS
BOX 2 GRAND TOTAL: 257 POINTS
Looks like this won’t be enough to get the job done this year. Oh well. I’m not buying anymore of this stuff, since my wantlist is down to just a handful of mini inserts. In my opinion, it’s the weakest Ginter yet, and it’s still the best Topps release of the year (unless you’re Gus Chiggins). Ginter is awesome, even when Topps screws it up with weak hits, (I know… I know… It’s “not about the hits”) and quality control issues out the wazoo.
Did I just use quotation marks inside of parenthesis? I think I did.