CONTEST: Crack This! (A and G Prizes)
Alright ladies and gents, here it is…my latest, greatest, and most complex contest yet. It’s no secret that “Gintermania” has been running wild all over the blogosphere lately with the countless breaks, Gint-A-Cuffs posts, and even the unraveling of the 2009 Ginter Code (hats off to those guys). However, now lies a new challenge.
When Mike and Nick revealed how they solved the ’09 code step by step, I was not only in awe, but the contest maker in me was inspired. I was inspired to create my own little version of the Ginter code to be cracked by you, the blogosphere. Before I go any further, I did warn you in the last post that you’d all think I was nuts.
Also, before I give the instructions, here’s a look at what you’ll be playing for:
The lot will be comprised of 5 “hits” from various years of Allen and Ginter, as well as a 2001 UD Decade 1970’s quad bat of Bench/Garvey/Stargell/Foster. I will also throw in some extra A & G inserts not pictured here. The first person to correctly solve the code will win the entire lot. If the code remains unsolved after Monday, I will add at least one more non-Ginter auto/GU into the lot.
Now for the actual details of the code:
Just like the real codes from 2008 and 2009 A & G, my code also reveals a specific command.
The first person to successfully find the message and perform the action will win the cards.
As for the actual characters that will comprise the “cluster” that you will have to decode, they are highlighted bold and in colors in selected posts. You must find these characters in the correct order to break the code. Once you have all the characters, you will have to figure out the “special pattern” that will spell the message out for you.
Unlike Topps however, I will give you some clues that will be vital to breaking this code. Commit these to memory:
1. Follow the Rainbow.
2. ‘X’ Marks the spot.
3. Kong Sketch, Your Team Mini
Good luck to all who choose to take this task head on. May the best (*cough* bestofpagehint *cough) win…
Now, get crackin’!
P.S. There are more than three clues in this post.
P.P.S. I told you I was nuts!