2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball
Baseball is in the air and with the start of the 2009 MLB Regular Season right around the corner, collectors patiently await the flurry of new 2009 baseball card releases to come. Although the release of 2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball is almost 3 months away, the popularity of the Allen and Ginter brand, combined with the buzz generated by Topps' recent release of information on the set, has catapulted 2009 Topps Allen and Ginter to the top of many baseball collectors' wishlists for 2009.
2009 Topps Allen and Ginter will be the 4th installment of the Allen and Ginter brand by Topps. It sports a new base card design, as well as more guaranteed hits then ever before. Each hobby box will feature 3 guaranteed hits which can include any combination of the following inserts: Autographs, Relics, Cut Signatures, Rip Cards and Printing Plates.
Wednesday morning Topps released the product breakdown for 2009 Topps Allen and Ginter. In case you missed it, over the last two weeks Topps has released some of the set's insert checklists, as well as a product preview. The newly released information can be found below:
Base Cards (350 subjects)
- Mini Parallel – Original-sized version of base card (1:1)
- Allen and Ginter Back (1:5)
- Allen and Ginter Black Bordered (1:10)
- Allen and Ginter No Number (limited to 50)
- Bazooka Back (hand #'d to 25)
- Allen and Ginter Wood (hand #'d 1 of 1) HOBBY ONLY
- Printing Plates (1 of 1)
- Allen and Ginter Cloth Cards (Sequentially #'d to 10) HOBBY ONLY
- Allen and Ginter DNA Relics (10 subjects numbered 1 of 1) - Includes Napoleon, Edgar Allen Poe and Geronimo.
- Allen and Ginter Autograph - Featuring Major League Baseball Stars and champions from other sports such as Robbie Maddison (Motocross Champ), Richard Fosbury (“The Fosbury Flop") and Kolan McConiughey (Special Olympics Bowling Champion).
- Allen and Ginter Red Autographs (hand #'d in red to 10).
- Allen and Ginter Relics
- Allen and Ginter Mini Exclusives (50 subjects) – Numbered 351-400 (1:Rip card). HOBBY ONLY
- Allen and Ginter Mini Wood Exclusives (50 subjects) found only in Rip Cards.
- Allen and Ginter National Pride (75 subjects) Players and the flag of their nations.1 per pack.
- Allen and Ginter National Heroes (40 subjects) Include national heroes from around the world, e.g., George Washington, Simon Bolivar, Winston Churchill and Joan of Arc. (1:12)
- Allen and Ginter Creatures of Legend, Myth, and Terror (20 subjects) Feature mythological creatures of the past and present such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Medusa and the Invisible Man(1:48)
- World's Biggest Hoaxes, Hoodwinks, and Bamboozles (20 subjects) Featuring the greatest hoaxes of all time, e.g. Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff and Enron (1:12)
- Dick Perez Originals (30 subjects) – These are actual paintings on the mini card and only found in Rip Cards. HOBBY ONLY.
- Baseball Highlights Sketches (25 subjects) Features reproductions of sketch cards by Brian Kong featuring some of the greatest baseball highlights of all time. (1:6)
- Rip Cards (100 Subjects) (1 per case) HOBBY ONLY.
- Cut Signatures (10 Subjects) Numbered 1 of 1.
- Crack the Ginter Code (100 subjects) Inserted 1:12.
BOXLOADERS (HOBBY ONLY)
- N43 (15)
- N43 Relic (10) Hand #'d to 25.
- N43 Autograph (10) Hand #'d to 15.
- N43 Autographed Relic (5) Hand #'d to 5.
- Cabinet Boxloaders (10)