Okay, the rules are out, so let the wild Gint-A-Cuffs rumpus begin! I'm going to try to knock this out in four posts this week, six packs per post. Onward and upward!
229 Juan Pierre
250 Ichiro - I'm surprised none of the participants picked Ichiro as their favorite player. East Coast Bias?
153 Scott Cousins - BONECRUSHER!
Pack 1 Total = 14 points. Box Total = 21 points. That was a damn good pack, I think. I certainly wouldn't have expected it after leading off with Juan Pierre.
90 Roy Halladay - I have Roy on my fantasy team. Adam Jones said he was glad that Doc isn't in the A.L. East any more, and I would agree with him.
185 Justin Upton
23 Aubrey Huff
31 Jimmy Rollins - Sheesh, I should have picked the Phillies as my favorite team.
10 Miguel Cabrera
#HH65 Adrian Gonzalez Hometown Heroes (Chula Vista, CA) +1 Hometown Heroes, +2 Favorite Player = +3 total. I've been to Chula Vista. Had my first-ever In n' Out Burger there. Delicious.
Pack 2 Total = 8 points. Box Total = 29 points. A bit of a downturn there.
130 Robinson Cano -1 Yankees player. Aww, ratfarts.
220 Prince Fielder
102 Wandy Rodriguez
83 Mat Hoffman - A BMX stunt rider. He lost the second "t" in a nasty accident.
272 Wee Man - If he was French, would he be Oui Man?
126 Jair Jurrjens Mini A&G Back +2 - I think it's impossible to say his name without sounding drunk. Try it!
Pack 3 Total = 5 points. Box Total = 34 points. Stupid rassumfrassum Yankees.
252 Omar Infante
137 Carlos Beltran
264 Adam Jones +1 Favorite Team, +4 My Favorite Player = +5 total. Thanks a bunch, Dr. Jones!
286 Cory Luebke
151 Brandon Beachy - Hacky headline writers must love this guy.
WMF1 Rasputin World's Most Mysterious Figures Mini +3 As a bearded man myself, this is an early entry for my favorite card in the set. Glorious.
Pack 4 Total = 11 points. Box Total = 45 points. Knowing my luck with pulling Orioles, it's amazing that Adam Jones was in this box. I would've looked really dumb if I failed to get my designated favorite.
98 Jason Bay
18 Daniel Hudson - My high school physics teacher was named Dan Hudson. He was a squirrelly little guy with shoulder-length hair. He looked so young (he was 26 at the time) that the lunch ladies didn't believe he was a teacher.
260 Alex Rodriguez -1 Yankees - Turds!
28 John Lindsey - I think it's awesome that this guy, who made his big league debut last year at age 33, gets an A&G card.
149 Lars Anderson RC
#BHS-3 Starlin Castro Baseball Highlight Sketches +2 Other favorite player, +3 Baseball Highlight Sketches = +5 total
AP2 Mountain Gorilla Animals in Peril Mini +3 I got Rasputin and a gorilla in consecutive packs. The rest of this box is gravy.
HH74 Jayson Werth Hometown Heroes (Springfield, IL) +1 Did you hear that a DC-area bar is selling draft beers for prices equal to Werth's batting average? $2.18 is almost a good price for a Bud.
Pack 5 Total = 8 points. Box Total = 53 points. As if I needed another reason to despise the Yankees.
297 Travis Hafner
17 Jonathan Papelbon - I hate this guy so much, I'm tempted to deduct points from myself.
25 Nelson Cruz
60 Brandon Belt RC -The Giants playing Huff over Belt is about as dumb as the Orioles playing Felix Pie over Nolan Reimold.
188 Daniel Descalso RC
149 Lars Anderson RC Mini Base - Rookie card hot pack!