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I have collected baseball cards and autographs over the years. I still have boxes full of cards (as well as newer cards) that are just sitting there. So, I have decided to see how many of them I can get autographed. I use through the mail as my preferred route for this adventure. I also have an account on Zistle and The Trading Card Database for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

Friday, August 16, 2013

2013 Allen & Ginter

I bought an 2013 Allen & Ginter blaster box last week.  I really wasn't excited about this set when it was previewed on the internet.  When I opened all my packs, I noticed a lot of retired players in the set; I think this year's set has too many.  I would love to see this set pick 15 players to add to the set every year, and make it different players than in previous years.  Spread the love around, Topps.  I also don't care for the sub-sets this year, either.  I wasn't really impressed with the 2012 sub-sets, either.  In fact, I've never really been interested in the Allen & Ginter sub-sets, at all.  I will not be collecting this whole set.  I will probably buy one more blaster box, but that will be about it.  Here is what I got:

Current Players:  My only Cub and Royal, as well as a future HOF.

Raul Ibanez
Denard Span
Jason Heyward
Howie Kendrick
Ian Kennedy
Clayton Kershaw
Yovani Gallardo
David Ortiz
Derek Holland
Edwin Encarnacion
Jordan Zimmerman
Kris Medlen
Wade Miley SP
Alex Rios SP

Old dudes:  Here are my favorite retired players.  I was super excited when I got the Gary Carter.  One of my favorite players of all time!

Duke Snider
Jim Rice
Brooks Robinson
Phil Niekro

I don't know if anyone noticed this, but I have to give a shout out to Topps, they gave Gary Carter the #8 card.  RIP The Kid

Famous people (?): 

Byamba (sumo wrestler)
Amelia Boone (world's toughest mudder)
Grand Central Terminal (NYC landmark)
Henry Rollins SP (musician)

Across The Years:
Jesus Montero
Gio Gonzalez
Jason Heyward
Sandy Koufax

Insert cards:
Civilizatons of Ages Past:  Babylonians
One Little Corner:  Jupiter
Martial Mastery:  Vikings


Doug Fister
Carlos Gonzalez
Bobby Doerr
Ian Kinsler (A&G back)
Tommy Lee (A&G back)

Mini inserts:
The First Americans:  Zuni & Navajo

1 comment:

  1. If you aren't interested in keeping the inserts, I would be more than happy to take them off your hands. You can email me at judsonmeeks at g mail dot com. Thanks!