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post Aug 19 2008, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE(sportsfan4177 @ Aug 19 2008, 01:12 PM)
Hello everyone. First let me say, the Ginter Code has been cracked, if you email Topps your answer you will now get a reply that says:

"The Ginter Code has been cracked! Thank you for participating.

Look for the Champion Codebreaker in 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. And be sure to keep an eye out for the return of The Ginter Code!"

I cracked the code and Topps received my certified letter on 8/7/08. I am not sure if I am the winner but I am 100% sure my answer was the correct one just because of the "Code" answer.

I wanted to know if everyone would like for me to post how cracked the code and what the answer is? I choose this forum because there seems to be alot more interest then other forums I have been on.
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post Aug 19 2008, 04:27 PM
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Here is the order the cards go:
11, 3, 12, 15, 4, 18, 7, 6, 19, 2, 20, 14, 8, 17, 9, 13, 5, 10, 1, 16

I figured this out because if you look at the back, the first word and the last word almost all match the next card.
On card #11 it has a line on the bottom above the code letters/numbers instead of an arrow like on top under the code letters/numbers, card #16 is vice versa, all the rest have arrows on the top and bottom so I figured one of these is the first card and the last card.

Example - on the first card #11, the last word in the paragraph is Today, the next card is #3, the first word in that paragraph is Today, the last word in the paragraph on #3 is World, the next card #12, the first word in the paragraph is World, the last word in the paragraph on #12 is Year, the next card #15, the first word in the paragraph is Year.

This happens all the way down to card #5, on card #5, the last word does not match the next, card #10 but the last word Enough in the paragraph on card #10 matches the first word in the paragraph on card #1.

Line all the cards up in 1 row and write down all the letters/numbers from the top starting with card #11, write them from left to right, it should look like this:

A I N 3 P F G Q N T S B R E I E T Q N F H A P 5 L N C V Z N F X I E J R 8 D G S D A L K 6 M J D U R H T B E N A O P E F S C T O R E H D T E 2 G I L D A C M X K D H Y R U A T C D P O E J F M D O D H G 3 4 E R N J 2 I S O P E G 8 B Z R A P A P K F 1 T H I T D E A N C M M B F Y N Q O S A G E 7 S F H J T R Y C S G G L D F N E W R E S K S L E O B Z Q T Y E M O F T R I B N U 5 W P K L D N I N H 9 S Y W T E Q Z G D S U O S 5 E P G W T 8 H Y S

Do this for the bottom EXCEPT write them backwards starting with cards #16 and write all the letters/numbers from right to left, it should look like this:

D J U T H T H G D B S P O L W A L Y H G T R N B A M L K R R W 6 T 1 2 W L N S M 3 R F H M U Y H T W 6 B E E D A S P V W L Y 1 N R T C A V 7 N W U T H F 5 E W N T C B D U J R K W A L 4 I F H N W B V C K M A Y T Q R 3 G F S D T C H Y W I E T H B D O B W H A L P H S Q M P L D H 2 U T C N W A B S V 7 U Q T W H K A B N S 6 G F H H T P O S A M Q H D 6 T E J P O Q O E N C A Y R 9 2 Y E H X K S H Z V E B N E 7 Y W Q P E 6 S C J E H T 8 E K J A

Deciphering the code. Starting with the top letters/numbers, start at letter A, now with the cards in order, 11, 3, 12, 15, 4, etc. Start with card #11, go over 11 letters/numbers and you have the letter S,. Next card is #3, go over 3 letters/numbers from S and you have the letter E. Next card is #12, go over 12 letters/numbers and you have the letter N. Do this all the way to the last card, #16.
Your answer for the top should be “SEND 6 TEAM ORANGE MINIS”

Now with the bottom, you have to go backwards, do everything in reverse. Go backwards starting with 16, 1, 10, 5, 13, etc. Start at letter D, now with the cards going backwards go over 16 letters/numbers and you have the letter A. Next card is #1, go over 1 letter/number from A and you have L. Next card is #10, go over 10 letters/numbers and you have the letter L. Do this all the way up to the first card, #11.

Your answer for the bottom should be “ALL 6 MEN WITH MUSTACHES”


The answer is “SEND 6 TEAM ORANGE MINIS, ALL 6 MEN WITH MUSTACHES”

This relates to the 10 Team Orange Mini that are inserts and only 6 of the men have mustaches. You had to send in all 6 Team Orange minis men with mustaches.

I had all 6 cards and sent them into Topps and they received my certified letter with my answer and cards on 8/7/08.

If you still need help or do not understand, let me know.

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post Aug 19 2008, 04:29 PM
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yea i heard something about that


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Great work, I hope you were the winner!

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Wow!!! Nice work!

It all seems so simple now!

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Wow.. and the guys here locally are still trying to finger out the phone number..LOL


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Now that I see it all spelled out I can't help figure why I couldn't do it. tongue.gif Nice work, hope you win!



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I've been following this a bit, and I must say, pretty impressive that you broke the code. It's more complex than I would have imagined. Must have been pretty exciting as the code came together, eh?


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Wow thats a pretty complicated code. I wonder if they will make another next year?


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WOW well shut my mouth! OH MY GOD! CONGRATS! very cool!

I cant wait to see the card in 2009.... MAN that is AMAZING everyone tht colelcts the set and cracks packs will haev YOU on a card...SOO FREAKING COOL!


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QUOTE(sportsfan4177 @ Aug 19 2008, 02:27 PM)
I had all 6 cards and sent them into Topps and they received my certified letter with my answer and cards on 8/7/08.

If you still need help or do not understand, let me know.
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What site (if any) did you work most with in "cracking" the code?!? Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS!!!!


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QUOTE(jaderock @ Aug 22 2008, 05:45 PM)
What site (if any) did you work most with in "cracking" the code?!? Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS!!!!
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It had to have been us, as from what I saw, we were the only ones to figure out the correct order


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QUOTE(jaderock @ Aug 22 2008, 04:45 PM)
What site (if any) did you work most with in "cracking" the code?!? Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS!!!!
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I did most of my work from becketts forum. They took it down when the new website came up. Their message board now sucks and it has nothing. I didn't know about this forum until 3 days ago. I'm hoping to hear from Topps soon to see if I won or not. Thanks.

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do you think the guy he cracked it wll have a autograph card or a GU card?


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No 1/1's
There are 202 1/1 which is 44% of all his cards.


Huge reward to any one that leads me to the owner of a clay buchholz 1/1 2007 bowman chrome.

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i must admit, that is pretty darn cool. i love things that have hidden codes like that. very nice. congrats on cracking the code.


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gawd I was wayyyy off


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do you think the guy he cracked it wll have a autograph card or a GU card?

laugh.gif LOL - JUST THINKING ABOUT WHAT I MIGHT GIVE THEM TO USE FOR "GAME WORN MEMORABILIA" IF I HAD WON? ( MAYBE MY STARBUCKS APRON)



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Very Cool! Thats one heck of a riddle to figure out. I wouldve never been able to do it. Congratulations! Ill be sure to get a box of Ginter next year just to get your card smile.gif


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Awesome work.... I don't think I could have figured it out either. I hope you're the winner!



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