“Mediocre & expensive.”
I’ll admit that I got caught up in the ridiculous George Washington DNA card that was included in the Allen & Ginter release and of course, I was not fortunate enough to pull it but for what I paid I was hoping to pull something a little nicer than a Mariano Rivera 1/1.
Design – A – The design is simply beautiful, great photography/artwork, and just about perfect for autographs.
Price – D – I paid $150 during its initial release and got back less than $20 worth of cards, according to Beckett. I may have been victim to pre-release hype because boxes are barely breaking a C-Note on eBay as we speak.
Pulls – C – I got just about every superstar in base card form and a bunch of nice Dick Perez artwork (I lucked out on the really bad ones). I also got a nice 1/1 Mariano Rivera Printing Plate and 1 jersey swatch card (Mark Mulder – WHO?). Overall, lots of commons and semi-stars and a bunch of cards of former Presidents, flags, and the Washington Monument.
Overall – C – The only great thing about this product was the design. There was no great “Hits” at all. I pretty much exchanged $100+ in return for a $20 and two cards of the Three Stooges.