Monday, February 28, 2011

First Look: 2011 ALLEN & GINTER

2011 Allen & Ginter Baseball Product Details

Release Date: Mid-July, 2011
Box Configuration: 24-Packs Per Box/6-Cards Per Pack
Pack Price: $3-$4
Product Type: Mid-End Vintage Baseball
Geared Toward: Allen & Ginter junkies, Code crackers, Rip card fans, Collectors who like odd things, Collectors who enjoy products that feature more than just baseball players, Autograph collectors, Relic collectors, DNA Relic seekers, Set builders

What's In The Box:
3 Hits Per Box

Product Highlights/Details:
Topps promises that the latest version of Allen & Ginter will provide the “most-exciting and wide-ranging autograph list in its history.”
Base Set Structure: 300 regular cards/50 short prints (270 veterans, 30 rookies, 15 historical figures, 35 World Champions).
Rip Card madness returns (1 per case)- original Allen & Ginter tobacco cards, mini paintings from artist Jeff Zachowski, red-ink autographs, mini SPs and 1/1 mini wood cards.
New Die-Cut Cabinets Cards that form a map of the U.S.A.
New Season, New Ginter Code!
Names on the Auto Checklist: Lou Holtz, Manny Pacquiao, Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull), John McEnroe, Annika Sorenstam, Kyle Petty, Peter Gammons, Picabo Street, Stan Lee, Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Jim Nantz, Dick Vitale, Chuck Woolery (Love Connection), Rudy Ruettiger (that Rudy), Geno Auriemma, Micky Ward (The Fighter), Cheryl Burke (Dancing With the Stars), Daniel Boulud (Chef), Guy Fieri (Food Network), Marc Fargione (Iron Chef).
MLB Stars on the Auto Checklist: Albert Pujols, Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard, Jason Heyward, Aroldis Chapman, Joe Mauer.
"Uninvited Guests" insert set - tales of the paranormal and unexplained.
"Floating Fortresses" insert set - famed battleships that held their own in the seas and oceans of the world.
"Minds that Made the Future" insert set - Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton and other brilliant minds that shaped the world of the now.
"Step Right Up" insert set - all the stars, freaks and attractions of carnival sideshow.
Other insert sets - "The Ascent of Man", "Hometown Heroes", “Flora of the World”, "Animals in Peril", "Highlight Sketch Cards"
Early names on the relic auto checklist: Buster Posey, Felix Hernandez, Jason Heyward, Chase Utley and Evan Longoria.
1 mini card per pack - wood, cloth, Bazooka, -no-number, black border, Allen & Ginter back and standard.
Types of standard relics: printing plates, framed Relics, DNA Relics and book cards
DNA Relic checklist: Geronimo, Napoleon Bonaparte, George Washington, Edgar Allen Poe, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, King George III, Jefferson Davis, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Allen & Ginter returns for a sixth season of mystery, oddities, rip cards and code cracking this July. The latest incarnation of the cardboard version of the World's Fair features a revamped card design and autographs from Manny Pacquiao, Peter Gammons and Stan Lee

This sounds like a titilating set.

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