Sunday, August 14, 2011

2011 Topps Allen and Ginter Blaster...because I am weak

I bought a blaster because I have no willpower. 

Pack 1:
93 Evan Lysacek
288 Rickie Weeks 
125 Clayton Kershaw 
210 Chase Utley 
AP30 Kakapo Animals in Peril
HH97 Brandon Morrow Hometown Heroes

Pack 2:
30 Hanley Ramirez 
205 Kendry Morales 
BHS-3 Starlin Castro Highlight Sketches
318 Brett Wallace  Short Print
8 Alexei Ramirez  Mini Ad Back
FF11 Lave Floating Fortresses

Pack 3:
184 Pedro Alvarez 
67 Delmon Young 
200 Josh Hamilton 
217 Shaun Marcum  Ginter Code
124 Chad Billingsley  Mini
HH79 Derek Jeter Hometown Heroes

Pack 4:
119 Nancy Lopez 
206 Tsuyoshi Nishioka
86 Greg Halman 
320 Jon Lester  Short Print
316 Manny Ramirez  Mini Ad Back SP
HH75 Carl Crawford Hometown Heroes

Pack 5:
62 Alfonso Soriano 
50 Carl Crawford 
292 Wade Davis 
AOM6 Platyhelminthes (Flatworms) Ascent of Man
SRU3 Fire Eating Step Right Up
HH66 Derek Lowe Hometown Heroes

Pack 6:
68 Max Scherzer 
55 Dustin Pedroia 
132 Colby Rasmus 
322 Trevor Cahill  Short Print
UG7 Alcatraz Uninvited Guests
MMF25 Galileo Galilei Minds the Made the Future

Pack 7:
277 Hank Conger 
273 Brent Morel 
176 Brian Bogusevic 
12 Hope Solo 
264 Adam Jones  Mini
HH49 Danny Valencia Hometown Heroes

Pack 8:
75 Jose Reyes 
249 Carlos Ruiz 
BHS-10 Ryan Howard Highlight Sketches
323 Orlando Hudson  Short Print
24 Kristi Yamaguchi  Mini Ad Back
HH92 Mike Napoli Hometown Heroes

Well, that's my third Alcatraz.  Still a cool card, though.  The only cards I got that I needed were the Howard sketch, the Galileo, and the Lave.  The Manny Ad Back is an SP, so I beat the odds with that. Yay.

On a positive note, I have been working to improve the A&G Boxbreaker tool.  I am a huge dork, so keep that in mind as you continue reading.  I have written a code in MATLAB that creates that spreadsheet based on user inputs.  You simply input the packs per box, cards per pack, boxloaders per box and a checklist and the code takes care of the rest. I tested it out with the blaster and it worked fantastic.  The next step is to try to integrate Gint-A-Cuffs scoring into it.  The big picture plan is to convert the MATLAB code to something where I can create an executable file that anyone can run to create a spreadsheet for any product they open.


Spiegel83 said...

Are the Yamaguchi and Billingsley minis for trade? Please let me know. Thanks!

night owl said...

I sent you an email earlier about what I have for you. I'd love it if the Kershaw base and Billingsley minis were available in the exchange.