Thursday, June 4, 2009

2008 Allen & Ginter Code cards in order



I finally had time to put all the 2008 Allen & Ginter Code cards in the order they go. I even marked the letters and numbers in red to show the answer. Click on the picture to have a larger view of it.

The front cards from left to right reads "SEND 6 TEAM ORANGE MINIS"
The bottom from right to left reads "ALL 6 MEN WITH MUSTACHES"

I also marked the back of the cards to show that almost all the first and last word from each card matches the next card EXCEPT when you go to card 5. Card 5's last word does not match the next card, card 10 BUT card 10's last word matches the next card, card 1 BUT like card 5, card 1's last word does not match card 16 BUT on card 16, the last word is "END". I thought about "End" being the last card as another clue was on the front of card 16 there is a line with no arrow going ----> on the top like all the other cards instead is goes ----I.

Did I confuse anyone yet?

Here it is in detail.

Here are 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.