I won't deny it I'm a lover of Allen and Ginter. As a man who likes his mini's, oddballs, and quirky stuff A & G is awesome. I have to say back when Upper Deck had a baseball license, Goodwin was a close second, but you just never know what's going to pop up in your box of A & G.
This year there are lots of different mini inserts and a couple cool full sized inserts as well.
|My box label for those who would like one.|
But lets start at the top and work our way back shall we.
On to the full sized inserts.
The main 100 card insert set is What's in a Name.
I have to be honest I started flipping through these and before you know it I'd read just about all of them that I pulled. I like the idea and I like the set, but I'm not going to go after this monster.
I got 3 Baseball Highlight Sketches cards. Clemente, Fisk and Ichiro.
I've always liked this set, but never really been compelled to try and collect it.
I'm going to save my code cards for another post for those that are trying to solve it.
All the oddball inserts and code ares are 1:8 the What's in a Name cards fall 1:2.
Now onto the mini inserts. I didn't get any SSP's and I also didn't get any People of the Bible or Musical Masters. Both of which have the same odds of insertion as the rest of the oddball mini's 1:5.
I did manage to snag two mini's of the other set I know for sure I'm going after. Giant's of the Deep.
Now onto the hits.
Spoiler I didn't hit an auto. Last year I heard that whole cases didn't have any autographs and I was pretty lucky with what I pulled. But the cards I got were pretty nice.
Elvis! I know a Rangers fan who might want to trade for that.
Well three relics kinda suck. I'm glad I got three pretty decent relics. They won't pay for the box, but that's life. Oh wait what's this....
Well all in all not too bad, but definitely not the best I've ever opened. Sorry Pat. I do plan on buying at least one more box of this. It's hard to resist. But it'll be a while, as I'm leaving for another work trip tomorrow.
That being said I've had a few people express interest in a trade or too from other posts. I'm up for trading, but after my field season is done and I'm around for more than 3 days. That'll happen sometime in September I hope. So put a sticky note somewhere.
And thanks again to all of you that read my blog.