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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Am Not Immune (my one and only annual A&G post)


Yes, you heard me.  I, the fanatical Pittsburgh sports and general hockey fan, am not immune to the siren song that is Allen & Ginter's.  I am a sucker for retro looking cards, to which I have more than once acknowledged.  This years A&G is nothing new to the card collecting community, nothing different than what has already been done before, and is actually kind of stale in my opinion, but...I still love it.

I went a little overboard I think with a couple blasters, a retail box, and a handful of rack packs but hey, how else do you expect to complete a base set with all the SPs?  When the dust settled and the mountain of pack wrappers finally toppled over, I was left still needing 137 cards in the base set.  That's still almost 40%!!  I think I also decided to go after many of the insert sets, including most of the mini's.  No way I will be able to complete a base mini set...not with all the parallels that are inserted into packs. 

Here were some of my favorites...

 Nolan Ryan base card, looking all "I'm going to K you and there is nothing you can do about it".

 Roberto Clemente Highlight Sketch card.  Just awesome.

Hank Aaron base card.  If only I had a time machine...

What?  It's a card.  I didn't make it up.

 The Emancipation Proclamation from the Historical Turning Points set.  Look at Abe, just waiting to plunge that wooden stake into Dracula's cold heart.
 
 It's an old guy with a fish.  What is not to like about this card?

 There are a bunch of mini's to choose from but the old school Padres Tony Gwynn has to be my favorite.

And finally, Yu. Not You, Yu.  Looking like a high school kid, all nerdy and stuff.

Here is a list of what I need, along with a whole host of mini's that are on my Set Needs Page.

1 2 6 8 9 10 11 14 15 22 23 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 37 38 42 44 46 50 53 54 61 62 64 65 71 75 77 78 86 87 88 89 91 92 93 98 102 111 112 114 121 122 125 128 130 137 139 142 147 148 156 158 162 169 171 173 174 175 176 177 182 183 187 188 191 195 197 198 199 207 209 211 214 220 222 223 226 238 240 242 243 245 246 248 250 252 253 254 255 262 263 264 270 273 277 278 283 285 287 291 292 298 299 300 302 303 304 305 306 308 309 310 313 315 319 321 322 323 325 326 330 333 334 337 339 341 344 347 348 349 350

I have a whole slue of base doubles that I can trade...about a 100 or so, as well as these others:

SPs - - 301, 307, 316, 318, 320, 327, 332, 342, 346 (x2), 
Mini's - - 166, 249, 269
Mini SPs - - 335
Mini A&G Back - - 213
What's In A Name - - 35, 76, 83 (x2)
Historical Turning Points - - 8
World's Tallest Buildings - - 1, 2, 3, 7

If anyone wants to make a deal on any A&G, let me know.

Stay tuned for more updates on next weeks big community group break.

5 comments:

  1. I always struggle when Ginter is released. It's the one baseball set I could see myself putting together each year but the SP's have kept me away so far. I feel my collection "needs" to have some baseball in it so I decided a few years ago to just collect the Mini A&G Backs and the Mini Insert sets. That way I can get my mini fix and have some of the cool inserts and stay away from busting wax.

    But you just had to go and post this, and now there's a 97.4% chance my next Target visit will result in some Blasters.

    Thanks buddy!!

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  2. That Upton card may be my favourite card in existence. That's not creepy cuz I'm a teenage boy...so I can say that...

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  3. I have a stack for you that I'll get out in the mail today. Still at the same address?

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