Monday, July 13, 2009

Congratulations! We have a winner!

The Commissioner of the 2009 Gint-A-Cuffs Challenge, Mark from Mark's Ephemera, was the first to break the "Packs 7-12" code (sort of)!


His prize was described in the extremely complicated code in my latest Gint-A-Cuffs post. The secret code directed my readers to my first ever post, where a Morse code asked them to post a comment using a certain word or phrase.


Mark was the first to post a comment on "A Brief Introduction..." here on the PunkRockPaint Blog.


Mark's prize for cracking the code was (as the morse code said):


-... . / - .... . / ..-. .. .-. ... - / - --- / -.-. --- -- -- . -. - / ..- ... .. -. --. / - .... . / .-- --- .-. -.. ... / .-..-. .- .-.. .-.. . -. / .- -. -.. / --. .. -. - . .-. .-..-. / .. -. / - .... .. ... / .--. --- ... - / .- -. -.. / .-- .. -. / .- .-.. .-.. . -. / .- -. -.. / --. .. -. - . .-. / ..- -. .-. .. .--. .--. . -.. / -.-. .- .-. -.. ... / -. ..- -- -... . .-. . -.. / - --- / -.... ..... --..-- / .- -. -.. / ----. ----- / --- ..-. / ----. ----.


"BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT USING THE WORDS "ALLEN AND GINTER" IN THIS POST AND WIN ALLEN AND GINTER UNRIPPED CARDS NUMBERED TO 65, AND 90 OF 99"


A worthy prize for his fantastic effort. Unfortunately, my first post was TECHNICALLY on Things Done to Cards - 1997 Circa Fast Track.


This is what waited there:

... .- -.-- / .... .. / .. -. / - .... . ... . / -.-. --- -- -- . -. - ... / -... . ..-. --- .-. . / .- -. -.-- --- -. . / .--. --- ... - ... / --- -. / .- / -... .-. .. . ..-. / .. -. - .-. --- -.. ..- -.-. - .. --- -. / --- -. / .--. ..- -. -.- .-. --- -.-. -.- .--. .- .. -. - / .- -. -.. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .... .- ...- . / .- -. -.-- / .... .. - / ..-. .-. --- -- / -- -.-- / -... --- -..- / --- ..-. / .- .-.. .-.. . -. / .- -. -.. / --. .. -. - . .-.


Which translates to:


Say hi in these comments before anyone posts on a brief introduction on punkrockpaint and you can have any hit from my box of allen and ginter.

Bummer.


Well, Mark, send me your address and I will get the booby prize sent right out:


ALLEN AND GINTER UNRIPPED CARDS NUMBERED TO 65, AND 90 OF 99


2004 Topps Retired Signature Black - Richie ALLEN #90/99

2000 Ultimate Victory Parallel 100 - Matt GINTER #65/100


Both cards are, of course, UNRIPPED. I will gladly tear them up if you would like. :)

4 comments:

Mark's Ephemera said...

Well played, sir.

- 75 points for tricking the commissioner.

+ 5 for being true to your word.

See you in Gint-A-Cuffs Hades.

night owl said...

What? Huh? There was a contest?

--David said...

Yeah, I'm with Night Owl... I obviously fell asleep at some point...

Mark's Ephemera said...

Wait? Where's my booby prize. I smell a scam.