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2010 Ginter Code – Here I Come! Repeat?

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So the 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter sell sheets are posted over at bdj610’s blog, and I have to admit that my mouth is watering already.  The prize is the same as what Mike and I were rewarded with after cracking the 2009 code, a full set of the autographs, and your own card in the 2011 set.  There are absolutely no details yet on if these are special cards like 2008 or parallels like 2009.

Notice at the top it says the 2009 code buster will have a card...that should be plural!

I think my chances are as good as anyone’s to crack this thing again, and I’m contemplating teaming up with people again.  If you are interested in teaming up with someone who cracked the 2009 code let me know!!

On a side note, after I got burnt out on buying box after box of new product last year, I decided I was going to stick with buying mostly vintage baseball.  I’ve decided on 1960 Topps baseball, and I’m already about 20% of the way completed.  If you have any of these for trade/sell, let me know!  I will have my want list up soon, but leave a comment if you have anything!

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February 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Scans of Complete 2009 Ginter Code Champion Codebreaker Set!

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So I had a few minutes to go ahead and scan all 70 of the cards I received from Topps today for the 2009 Ginter Code prize.  I’ve listed them all below…notice that Dominique Wilkins is signed in red, while all others are in blue…interesting.

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February 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

2009 Ginter Code Champion Codebreaker Cards Received (w/Scan)!

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Today I received the full set of auto’s as the 2009 Ginter Code champion codebreaker.  There are 70 auto’s, and include every auto from the normal auto set, except for Alex Rios.  There was also only one Phelps auto which was a little disappointing because I believe he had 7 or 8 in the set.  They are in a special frame and all of these auto’s are technically 1/1’s.  Here is a scan of the Phelps card:

The photo isn’t great quality because I’m at work and just took the picture with my iPhone.  The frame is a lot lighter than the normal autos, and there is also the word “CODEBREAKER” along the right border, which makes them 1/1.

This of course is only the first prize, as I will be on a card in the 2010 set!

If anyone has any questions let me know!

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February 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

2009 Ginter Code Champion Update!

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Ladies and gents (well, mostly gents), I FINALLY received the phone call from Topps this week about the prize for cracking the 2009 Ginter Code!  As stated before, the prize is a special set of each of the framed autographs from the 2009  set.  The person at Topps I spoke with said they have a special codebreaker frame with 1/1 on them!

And even bigger news:  I will be on a card in the 2010 set!  That’s right, even though that was never mentioned as part of the prize, I couldn’t pass up the offer.  Mike from JD’s Wildcardz, who was my partner in crime in solving the Ginter Code, will also be on the card!

I should be receiving the special cards in the mail this week and will be sure to post some scans!

By the way, my other blog has picked up a lot of steam lately.  I’ve been linked to by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Deadspin, SPORTS by BROOKS, and many others.  It was even ESPN’s Sportsnation Site of the Day a few weeks back!

Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think:

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February 6, 2010 at 8:39 pm