OH YEAH! Throughout history there has been some great rivalries...Army vs Navy, Celtics vs Lakers, Red Sox vs Yankees, Harry Potter vs Voldemort, Gargamel vs Papa Smurf. Now, Joe vs Mike.
Joe, of Priceless Pursuit infamy is the polar opposite of myself. Joe is a Yankees fan, I am a Red Sox fan. Joe loves (LOVES) relic cards, I find them to be useless pieces of fabric compared to autographs. Joe supports blowout cards, I support Atlanta Sportscards. Joe is a little bit country, I am a little bit rock. What better way to go toe-to-toe, mano y mano than a little friendly pack ripping competition featuring the hot-off-the-press (and apparently extremely polarizing) 2010 Topps Flagship series 1. Ooooh yeah!
The "Topps-O-Cuff Rip Off " is truly that, a blatant rip-off of Beardy's famed Gint-O-Cuffs annual point tallying competition. We pay homage to you, oh bearded wonder, with a "Topps-O-Cuff" version with our own special scoring system and twist.
Here is how it is going to go down...
Joe and I have each ordered two boxes of 2010 Flagship from our respective wholesalers. Luck on our side we should box have our boxes by this Friday. We plan to rip three packs a day and post the results of our rips on Tuesday/Thursday/and Saturday for the next two weeks. Throughout the competition we both hope to give you our thoughts on the product as well as share images of base and subsets for your viewing pleasure. While the rules of scoring are still being passed through House and Congress, we should have them posted before the competition begins.
What's at stake?
While Joe and I have agreed to a bountiful Red Sox or Yankees memorabilia package, we have also added a twist...
In true rip off fashion, we will also be borrowing from "How I Met Your Mother" and SLAPsgiving. In this particular contest, the winner gets four "slaps" in which Joe or I get to play God on four occasions and command the other on what to write about on four blogs, at any random point, for the rest of the year. If I want Joe to review a pack of Pokemon, so be it, if I want him to write a love ballad about Kevin Youkilis, make it so. Anything is game.
So there you have it. Let the games of the 1st Rip Off begin!
Pedro, by Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman
9 hours ago