Year after year Allen & Ginter is my favorite release by far. As most of you already know, it is not just another baseball card set. It is so much more. You never know who you can pull and the inserts are often random and yet educational in a way. It is like Reddit in a collectible form. It is a sure bet that I will pick up at least a box of Allen & Ginter every year. Unfortunately I haven’t really pulled anything good in years past but I hope that changes this year. Either way I know it is going to be a fun box break.
First off my box topper
You are going to see a ton of A&G cards all over the blogosphere so I decided to just highlight some of the quirky base cards:
Some inserts and minis:
There are almost too many cool cards to scan. Artie Lange? That guy from Man vs Food? Freddie Roach? I love it.
Allen & Ginter has three hits this year and they are:
OMG! OMG! OMG! I finally pulled a rip card!!!! I am not sure what to do with it but I am probably going to rip it. I just want to think this through because knowing my luck I probably will never pull another one. Expect another blog post in the very near future to find out what’s inside. The Trevor Bauer rip card BTW is 7/50 and the other hits are a game used jersey of John Axford and of Elvis Andrus.
I also wanted to add, I know some people are upset about the hidden 1/1’s in the Allen and Ginter boxes but love it. Sure some probably would have missed out but I guarantee you from now on the hunt of Allen & Ginter will transcend the cards themselves (and it kind of does already with the A&G code etc in previous years). Collectors would scour all over the box and who knows what else in the future to see what mysteries it may or may not hold. A&G is all about the hunt and Topps have done a good job of keeping the hunt fresh.
Update: Check out what I pulled from my rip card here.