Friday, October 15, 2010

JD's Wild Code begins...

Remember the 2010 Ginter Code?

Yeah, me neither because it came and went so quickly, and if I remember quickly was just a bunch of letters and symbols needing to be shifted into the right position. Kinda dull eh? '

I have always wanted to take a crack at creating my own code, but have only recently mustered up the motivation and creativity to do so.

My goal was to create a puzzle that is also a scavenger hunt of sorts, something that has some codes to it, but is more accessible to casual readers looking for a fun way to burn a little time and learn a bit about this great sport that we love so much.

As a side note, yes, I am aware that this type of contest does not appeal to everybody. But I will say that I have gone through efforts to make this more fun than challenging. Yes, parts may be tough, but it should not be tough enough to make you want to throw your computer off the balcony (our windows don't even open, so this would be exceptionally frustrating). And as Bill Cosby said on Fat Albert "if you're not careful, you might just learn something too".

Prize! You betcha! For starters the winner will receive all contents from a recent Topps Chrome box bust. Yeah, it's been opened, and there was no Heyward auto (sorry), but there are two autos, and a bunch of serial-numbered pretty refractors and chrome, including a couple T206, Topps Heritage versions special to this product.

I am also working on some other surprises as well.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. I will answer all questions in free forum.

That being said, I present to you "JD's Wild Code.

The first part of the puzzle is below. It is 165 characters long. HOLY TOLEDO! Too many, right? Take a breath though. I will include several hints that will prove to you that the first step is a bit of a softball...just a large softball! :)

JD's Wild Code Begins.....NOW!

Take a look at your first giant hint...

All RIGHT, it's time to get down to business!

(editors note- due to formating confusion,look way down at the bottom...good luck!)



  1. Joe...JOE...Don't EVER give up!

    Thanks for giving me a chance to redeem myself for losing Sharpe Since 92's code to you!

  2. But it did wast a good hour at work, nice.

  3. Grrrrr!!!! Still banging my head against the wall. I think I understand the A1 reference, but haven't got beyond that. My boss is starting to wonder what happened to my production today. LOL

  4. you should bring it in to your bosses office to see if they will help you.

  5. Yeeaaahhh...I'm gonna have to ask you to come in on Saturday.