2009 Topps Allen & Ginter preview!

20 03 2009

2009 Allen & Ginter

24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case

SCHEDULED DELIVERY DATE : Week of June 29, 2009

DNA Relics: Richard Nixon, Edgar Allan Poe, Bethoven and more!

This year, each Allen & Ginter 24-Count Hobby Box contains

a combination of any THREE of the following :

Autograph

Cut Signature

Rip

Relic

Printing Plate

PLUS

One Box Loader

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53 responses

20 03 2009
Code Blue

Michael Phelps jokes would be too easy at this point.

I’ll be getting a few boxes.

20 03 2009
tastelikedirt

Those look nice. I think I’m gonna buy some.

20 03 2009
Mike

I am always a huge A&G fan, and I really like what they have done this year, if the lincecum is any indication the base will have a little more color. I know I will end up with 3 crappy relics like normal but it is still a thrill to open the packs

20 03 2009
Alan

Wow. Those are some sexy cards.

What is a Hobby Box of this likely to run me?

20 03 2009
Mario A.

PRICE:
$776.88 Case; $64.74/Box; $2.70/Pack

20 03 2009
Grand Cards

Seriously? That’s a killer price point

20 03 2009
Jeff W

Jeez I’m a sucker for this stuff.

20 03 2009
beaverman3001

Gah, I’m still trying to finish the 08 autograph set >.>

But I’ll still try atleast 1 box of this, always enjoy it.

20 03 2009
Jeffrey Wolfe

Looking forward to these although I hope to god I don’t pull a Napoleon pube

20 03 2009
Newspaperman

Goddamnit. Why do these have look so good?

20 03 2009
Newspaperman

Why is the Napoleon card a 1/1? Did they really only buy one strand of hair?

20 03 2009
John Scafetta

Aside from reading this blog, this is the set (in 2008) that got me back in the hobby….looks great, can’t wait.

20 03 2009
jscratch

when is this released?

20 03 2009
Mario A.

SCHEDULED DELIVERY DATE : Week of June 29, 2009

Finest was delayed, though… so you never know.

20 03 2009
Max J.

gerr that is the same pick as last year for the lincecum

20 03 2009
rosschrisman2003

more hawaiian shirt borders! cool.

20 03 2009
offy

Wow, I was just mentioning to my wife at a card show the other day how I couldn’t tell which A&G cards I had of a player and which I didn’t by sight because they pretty much look the same, but that can’t be said about 2009. I love the Lincecum, but that looks like a mini to me. I wonder if the full sized cards will have as much blank space around the photo as previous years. I’m guessing that Pujols is one of this year’s thick decoy cards.

20 03 2009
Tim

Three weeks earlier than last year right? Hope its not delayed, I can’t wait.

20 03 2009
handcollated

You know, i was worried that I would grow bored with the A & G design this year. Guess I don’t have to worry anymore. That Lincecum looks like a mini, though. Any images of the full size base cards?

20 03 2009
msriflegirl

The cards look good…I cant wait!

20 03 2009
dayf

Very nice indeed… I’m looking forward to this.

Mario, I borrowed the Lincecum card for a post if you don’t mind.

20 03 2009
Mario A.

Borrow anything you want.

20 03 2009
AdamE

Can’t wait. The only one left of my two favorite sets (RIP Masterpieces). June 29 means it will release just in time for my b-day.

20 03 2009
Jesse

Wow, those look awesome!

20 03 2009
Tim

That Poe relic is enough to get me to try my hand at this product….

20 03 2009
Ken

To me this represents the best of what card collecting has to offer at this time. The cards are beautiful and reasonably priced. Thought and care seem to go into not only the design but the insert sets and extras as well. Sure there’s nice design on some of the other high end cards but these seem to be to be the best style for a reasonable price.

I’m going to try to get a complete set of every year since they came out. 2009 looks to be great.

20 03 2009
Guy 'ptownpadre' Sanchez

Very nice. I’m going to save up my money and just invest in building a set of this. A&G makes that kind of an easy decision. Bought a box of Heritage and thought I was going to really want to build a set of it…..and I don’t. Didn’t really excite me like I thought it would.

21 03 2009
Beardy

Yeah, definitely saving up for this set. Looks good, and it’s nice the design is a little different this year.

21 03 2009
Drew

not too crazy about the base, but the relics look amazing!

21 03 2009
mfw13

Nice looking cards, but what on earth is Napleon Bonaparte doing in a baseball card set?

Just another example of a good set being disfigured by inane inserts/relics that the people buying the cards couldn;t really give a damn about.

People buy retro sets like A&G, Heritage, and Goudey for the card designs, not for the hits.

Really wish company’s would start selling cheaper packs w/o inserts so that collectors have the option of whether or not they want to pay extra for packs with inserts.

21 03 2009
ikescards

Thanks for the info. I’m definitely buying a box or three of these.

21 03 2009
MetsManiacinNH

I’m impressed.

I think I’ll take the plunge on this.

21 03 2009
Bryan

nice scoop, Mario!
$65 a box for that is a good price.

21 03 2009
Michel Rivolta

A&G has been a strong product since it was born, well re-born, and this year is not an exception….nice!!!!!

21 03 2009
Thomas

Wow. Butt ugly.

Reminds me of how they ruined Turkey Red in ’07. Amazing that they’d shoot themselves in the foot by ruining one of their most popular products like this.

21 03 2009
PTBNL

mfw13,

I’m pretty sure the option for packs with inserts and packs without boils down to Target/Walmart vs. your local card store.

21 03 2009
Madyankees

mfw13…u’re spot on.

21 03 2009
Eric Slette

Cripes, these look like the best yet. I must have the Nixon DNA card.

21 03 2009
Chris

Looks nice. I can’t wait for A&G – always one of my favorite sets to open and put together.

21 03 2009
Brandon

Beautiful as always. Best set on the market each and every year.

21 03 2009
Charlie

It’s not going to be $65 a box. Try closer to $85-90. Always is close to this price range.

Mario, you need to stop posting the direct pricing and getting people needlessly excited 😛

22 03 2009
Mario A.

Charlie, I got an email from Topps about that quote letting me know it was a direct dealer price.

My bad guys…

22 03 2009
Madyankees

You know, I like to see card companies produce a “hits” version and a “non-hits” version of their pdt. Sometimes the card designs and stuff is really nice but they dump in the hits and the box prices go through the roof. I think Allen & Ginter is still going to sell well w/o the “hits”. It sure would be nice if budget collectors are given a non hits cheaper version.

22 03 2009
JBob

Loved this product last year, this i will pick up a couple packs of, please Topps bring Billy Mitchell back!

27 03 2009
ralph johnson

I didn’t think that their would be much difference in 2008 & 2009 allen & ginter but i can see that i’m looking forward to cracking a box of these guys!!!

27 03 2009
ralph johnson

Really like the looks of the 2009 Allen & Ginter, hope to buy a box of hobby, need to find a good place for that though, have any suggtions? Ralph

5 05 2009
allen and ginter fan

On ebay some boxes are sold for $10 dont trust ebay I bought a box and it was opened. These cards look hot gotta get a jersey or auto because thats what everyone wants and without one its a waste of money!

5 05 2009
allen and ginter fan

I wonder if they have evan longoria jersey cards this year

18 05 2009
Rock

I’m surely going to by two of these boxes because they’re beautiful cards. I completed all of last year’s set and I’m hooked on building the set as well as pulling some sweet relics and autos. Last year I pulled a red ink autograph of Serena Williams from a rip card. I’m hoping to pull something HUGE this year like a 1/1 cut signature. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

25 05 2009
Frank

How likely do you think it would be to see this in 2010? ALso, how many boxes do you think I will need to order to get the entire set?

25 05 2009
Jonnycakes

need a paul stanley chest hair relic

7 07 2009
Jesse

About how much does a case cost a hobby shop. I’m going in on a case break with 7 or 8 people and want to know how much I might need.

21 07 2009
loren

i did pull 14 jerseys and one bat card out of a box bought in zanesville ohio favorite card would be longoria jersey does anyone have a appx. value of this card.

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