When I returned to the hobby back in 2008, it seemed like all of the cool kids collected Allen & Ginter... and it didn't take me long to get sucked into the hype. I immediately fell in love with the old school feel the design had and the fact that the checklist had more than baseball players. The insert sets were interesting and the minis were little treasures I hoarded whenever I found one in a quarter bin or dime box.
Twelve years later... the product has lost its luster... or maybe I've just lost that loving feeling. Personally... if I were Topps, I'd shelve it for a few years. Time has a way of rekindling interest. But that's not going to happen anytime soon since Ginter still has a strong following in the hobby.
One of my friends opened up a bunch of this year's product and generously passed along his dupes. Combined with the blaster box I opened last month, I was able to put together 60% of the base set... including the short prints.
I'm not sure how many of you were able to get your hands on any of this year's Ginter, but if you did and are attempting to build this set... maybe we can help each other out.
Here's a look at my set needs:
I have probably 150 extras available and some inserts. Speaking of inserts, I'm also building these non-baseball insert sets:
I have a mix of 30 to 40 inserts, minis, and SP's available for trade. Oh man... I can't believe I even used the "t" word on my blog, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
I realize that I'm a little late to the party. I'm sure if people did open this stuff... a lot of singles have been included in blogger care packages... which is where my extras will eventually end up too.
Today's question of the day...
What are your thoughts on A&G? Love it? Leave it?
Well that's it for today. I hope all of you have a wonderful week. Only five more days until Thanksgiving Break. Happy Monday and sayonara!