Allen & Ginter First Impressions…With Gint-A-Cuffs Practice Scoring!

The other day I had a job interview in the small town where I went to college.  While I was there, I stopped in the local card store to check out some 2009 A&G.  These are the three packs I purchased.  I’m going to use them to practice for my upcoming Gint-A-Cuffs! boxes.  Away we go

Pack 1
65 Dexter Fowler
258 Felix Hernandez

333 SP
172 mini
54 Carlos Guillen
13 Travis Hafner
333 Nick Swisher SP +4 points (+5 SP -1 Yankee)
AGHS22 Ken Griffey Jr. +3
172 mini Jarrod Saltalamacchia (This guy’s name almost spans the width of the back of the card)
NP71 Josh Hamilton +4
Pack 1 Total: 11 points

Pack 2
127 J.D. Drew -2 (I am penalizing myself for purchasing a pack with this greedy bastard in it)
3 Manny Parra
25 Evan Longoria +2
37 Andre Ethier
125 Randy Johnson
178 Adam LaRoche +2
NH22 mini William Wallace Scotland +5 (Whoo Braveheart Mojo!)
NP74 Yadier Molina
Pack 2 Total: 9 points Gint-A-Cuffs/+7 points modified patsearcher rules

Pack 3

169 Kazuo Matsui
242 Mark Teahen
51 Ryan Perry
152 Phil Coke -1
96 Geronimo
254 Code Parallel John Maine +2
293 Mini Black Border Ian Snell +3
NP3 Jason Bay
Pack 3 Total: 4 points
Twenty-four points between three packs wouldn’t have been too bad a start to Gint-A-Cuffs.  I think this year’s version of A&G is the best yet.  Eliminating a lot of the white space has really made these cards a lot more appealing.  Three packs was enough to whet my Allen & Ginter appetite and I’m really looking forward to tracking down a box now.


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