2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball


Product Review

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Product Review

Reviewed By Mike Smeth

Good: It's Allen & Ginter, Unparalleled autograph checklist of sports and pop culture icons, First rate base set.

Bad: Worst Allen & Ginter set design to date, Some very obscure subjects, Only 3 hits per box, Framed Relics are boring and play too big a role in the hit content of each box.

The Bottom Line: 2011 Allen & Ginter is a very good product that is worth buying at least a box or two of. With that said, a lackluster design and some questionable additions to the autograph checklist prevent it from being the great product that each of its predecessors have been.

Staff Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Card Design: 2.5/5.0

I was flat out disappointed with Allen and Ginter's base set design this year. I love the look of the original Allen and Ginter sets, which up until now Topps did a fantastic job of staying true to. But the 2011 reinvention of the design is far too colorful and tacky looking, which is the antithesis of the sleek, simple, designs of old.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

For the most part the checklist is strong throughout the base, autograph, and insert sets. This is extremely important because it's largely what distinguishes Allen & Ginter from the rest of the pack year in and year out. Obviously the core group of baseball superstars and stars are represented, but here is a quick run down of the key (and not so key) non-baseball additions to the set:

Noteworthy Subjects: Stan Lee, Hope Solo, Manny Pacquiao, Lou Holtz, John McEnroe, Annika Sorenstam, Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull), Dick Vitale, George W. Bush, Rudy Ruettiger, Chrissie Wellington, Aimee Mullins.

Don't Belong on a Card: Wee Man, Jo Frost, Royal Wedding, Ana Julaton, Cheryl Burke, WNBA players.

Value: 4.0/5.0

Overall, 2011 Allen & Ginter Baseball provides a lot of value. Most products depend too much on their hits for providing a good payoff. Allen & Ginter is kind of like the mutual fund of baseball cards in that it provides a more dependable return which is spread throughout its hits, inserts, base cards, and short prints. If you prefer more of a high risk / high return experience then Ginter may not be for you. For everyone else who is on the fence about whether to purchase this product, its an experience not to be missed.

The Fun Factor: 4.5/5.0

I pulled a deranged midget's autograph. Ok, there I said it. The way I see it, a deranged midget is weird, but a person that collects autographs of deranged midgets is another thing entirely. Count me out. My Wee Man autograph hit eBay as soon as it was pulled.

Other then the above pull I had a great time with the break and look forward to breaking more Ginter wax in the near future.

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Product Details

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2011 Topps Allen & Ginter marks the wildly popular brand's sixth season under Topps. The latest incarnation of the cardboard version of the World's Fair features a revamped card design and autographs from big names like Manny Pacquiao, Peter Gammons and Stan Lee.

Release Date: Mid-July, 2011
Box Configuration: 24-Packs Per Box/6-Cards Per Pack
Pack Price: $3-$4
Product Type: Mid-End Vintage Baseball
Geared Toward: Allen & Ginter junkies, Code crackers, Rip card fans, Collectors who like odd things, Collectors who enjoy products that feature more than just baseball players, Autograph collectors, Relic collectors, DNA Relic seekers, Set builders

What's In The Box:

  • 3 Hits Per Box

Product Highlights/Details:

  • Topps promises that the latest version of Allen & Ginter will provide the “most-exciting and wide-ranging autograph list in its history."
  • Base Set Structure: 300 regular cards/50 short prints (270 veterans, 30 rookies, 15 historical figures, 35 World Champions).
  • Rip Card madness returns (1 per case)- original Allen & Ginter tobacco cards, mini paintings from artist Jeff Zachowski, red-ink autographs, mini SPs and 1/1 mini wood cards.
  • New Die-Cut Cabinets Cards that form a map of the U.S.A.
  • New Season, New Ginter Code!
  • Names on the Auto Checklist: Lou Holtz, Manny Pacquiao, Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull), John McEnroe, Annika Sorenstam, Kyle Petty, Peter Gammons, Picabo Street, Stan Lee, Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Jim Nantz, Dick Vitale, Chuck Woolery (Love Connection), Rudy Ruettiger (that Rudy), Geno Auriemma, Micky Ward (The Fighter), Cheryl Burke (Dancing With the Stars), Daniel Boulud (Chef), Guy Fieri (Food Network), Marc Fargione (Iron Chef).
  • MLB Stars on the Auto Checklist: Albert Pujols, Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard, Jason Heyward, Aroldis Chapman, Joe Mauer.
  • "Uninvited Guests" insert set - tales of the paranormal and unexplained.
  • "Floating Fortresses" insert set - famed battleships that held their own in the seas and oceans of the world.
  • "Minds that Made the Future" insert set - Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton and other brilliant minds that shaped the world of the now.
  • "Step Right Up" insert set - all the stars, freaks and attractions of carnival sideshow.
  • Other insert sets - "The Ascent of Man", "Hometown Heroes", “Flora of the World", "Animals in Peril", "Highlight Sketch Cards"
  • Early names on the relic auto checklist: Buster Posey, Felix Hernandez, Jason Heyward, Chase Utley and Evan Longoria.
  • 1 mini card per pack - wood, cloth, Bazooka, -no-number, black border, Allen & Ginter back and standard.
  • Types of standard relics:  printing plates, framed Relics, DNA Relics and book cards
  • DNA Relic checklist: Geronimo, Napoleon Bonaparte, George Washington, Edgar Allen Poe, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, King George III, Jefferson Davis, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Set Checklist

2011 Allen and Ginter Set Checklists

Base Set Checklist

Mini Parallels:
- Base Mini Card
- Ginter Back Mini
- Black Border Mini
- No Number Mini - Limited to /50
- Bazooka Back - Serial Numbered #/25
- Wood - Serial Numbered #/1 - Hobby Only
- Framed Printing Plates - Serial Numbered #/1
Card #Player Name
1Carlos Gonzalez
2Ty Wigginton
3Lou Holtz
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Aroldis Chapman
6Micky Ward
7Mickey Mantle
8Alexei Ramirez
9Joe Saunders
10Miguel Cabrera
11Marc Fargione
12Hope Solo
13Brett Anderson
14Adrian Beltre
15Diana Turasi
16Gordon Beckham
17Jonthan Papelbon
18Daniel Hudson
19Daniel Bard
20Jeremy Hellickson
21Logan Morrison
22Michael Bourn
23Aubrey Huff
24Kristi Yamaguchi
25Nelson Cruz
26Edwin Jackson
27Dillon Gee
28John Lindsey
29Johnny Cueto
30Hanley Ramirez
31Jimmy Rollins
32Dirk Hayhurst
33Curtis Granderson
34Pedro Ciriaco
35Adam Dunn
36Eric Sogard
37Fausto Carmona
38Angel Pagan
39Stephen Drew
40John McEnroe
41Carlos Santana
42Heath Bell
43Jake LaMotta
44Ozzie Martinez
45Annika Sorenstam
46Edinson Volquez
47Phil Hughes
48Francisco Liriano
49Javier Vazquez
50Carl Crawford
51Tim Collins RC
52Francisco Cordero
53Chipper Jones
54Austin Jackson
55Dustin Pedroia
56Scott Kazmir
57Derek Jeter
58Alcides Escobar
59Jeremy Jeffress RC
60Brandon Belt RC
61Brian Roberts
62Alfonso Soriano
63Neil Walker
64Ricky Romero
65Ryan Howard
66Starlin Castro
67Delmon Young
68Max Scherzer
69Neftali Feliz
70Evan Longoria
71Chris Perez
72Maxim Shmyrev
73Brandon Morrow
74Torii Hunter
75Jose Reyes
76Chase Headley
77Rafael Furcal
78Luke Scott
79Aimee Mullins
80Joey Votto
81Yonder Alonso
82Scott Rolen
83Mat Hoffman
84Gregory Infante
85Chris Sale RC
86Greg Halman RC
87Colby Lewis
88David Ortiz
89John Axford
90Roy Halladay
91Joel Pineiro
92Michael Pineiro
93Evan Lysacek
94Josh Rodriguez RC
95Dan Uggla
96Daniel Boulud
97Zach Britton RC
98Jason Bay
99Placido Polanco
100Albert Pujols
101Peter Bourjous
102Wandy Rodriguez
103Andres Torres
104Huston Street
105Ubaldo Jimenez
106Jonathan Broxton
107Ludwig Zamenhof
108Roy Oswalt
109Martin Prado
110Jake McGee
111Pablo Sandoval
112Tim Scheif
113Miguel Montero
114Brandon Phillips
115Shin-Soo Choo
116Josh Beckett
117Jonathan Sanchez
118Rafael Soriano
119Nancy Lopez
120Adrian Gonzalez
121J.D. Drew
122Ryan Dempster
123Rajai Davis
124Chad Billingsley
125Clayton Kershaw
126Jair Jurrjens
127James Loney
128Michael Cuddyer
129Kelly Johnson
130Robinson Cano
131Chris Iannetta
132Colby Rasmus
133Geno Auriemma
134Matt Cain
135Kyle Petty
136Dick Vitale
137Carlos Beltran
138Matt Garza
139Tim Howard
140Felix Hernandez
141Vernon Wells
142Michael Young
143Carlos Zambrano
144Jorge Posada
145Victor Martinez
146John Danks
147George W. Bush
148Sanya Richards
149Lars Anderson
150Troy Tulowitzki
151Brandon Beachy RC
152Jordan Zimmermann
153Scott Cousins
154Todd Helton
155Josh Johnson
156Marlon Byrd
157Corey Hart
158Billy Butler
159Shawn Michaels
160David Wright
161Casey McGehee
162Mat Latos
163Ian Kennedy
164Heather Mitts
165Jo Frost
166Geovany Soto
167Adam LaRoche
168Carlos Marmol
169Dan Haren
170Tim Lincecum
171John Lackey
172Yunesky Maya
173Mariano Rivera
174Joakim Soria
175Jose Bautista
176Brian Bogusevic RC
177Aaron Crow RC
178Ben Revere RC
179Shane Victorino
180Kyle Drabek RC
181Mark Buehrle
182Clay Buchholz
183Mike Napoli
184Pedro Alvarez
185Justin Upton
186Yunel Escobar
187Jim Nantz
188Daniel Descalso RC
189Dexter Fowler
190Sue Bird
191Matt Guy
192Carl Pavano
193Jorge De La Rosa
194Rick Porcello
195Tommy Hanson
196Jered Weaver
197Jay Bruce
198Freddie Freeman RC
199Jake Peavy
200Josh Hamilton
201Andrew Romine RC
202Nick Swisher
203Aaron Hill
204Jim Thome
205Kendry Morales
206Tsuyoshi Nishioka RC
207Kosuke Fukudome
208Marco Scutaro
209Guy Fieri
210Chase Utley
211Francisco Rodriguez
212Aramis Ramirez
213Xavier Nady
214Elvis Andrus
215Andrew McCutchen
216Jose Tabata
217Shaun Marcum
218Bobby Abreu
219Johan Santana
220Prince Fielder
221Mark Rogers
222James Shields
223Chuck Woolery
224Jason Kubel
225Jack LaLanne
226Andre Ethier
227Lucas Duda
228Brandon Snyder
229Juan Pierre
230Mark Teixeira
231C.J. Wilson
232Picabo Street
233Ben Zobrist
234Chrissie Wellington
235Cole Hamels
236B.J. Upton
237Carlos Quentin
238Rudy Ruettiger
239Brett Myers
240Matt Holliday
241Ike Davis
242Cheryl Burke
243Mike Nickeas
244Chone Figgins
245Brian McCann
246Ian Kinsler
247Yadier Molina
248Ervin Santana
249Carlos Ruiz
251Ian Desmond
252Omar Infante
253Mike Minor
254Denard Span
255David Price
256Hunter Pence
257Andrew Bailey
258Howie Kendrick
259Tim Hudson
260Alex Rodriguez
261Carlos Pena
262Manny Pacquiao
263Mark Trumbo RC
264Adam Jones
265Buster Posey
266Chris Coghlan
267Brett Sinkbeil RC
268Dallas Braden
269Derrek Lee
270Kevin Youkilis
271Chris Young
272Wee Man
273Brent Morel RC
274Stan Lee
275Justin Verlander
276Desmond Jennings RC
277Hank Conger RC
278Travis Snider
279Brian Wilson
280Adam Wainwright
281Adam Lind
282Reid Brignac
283Daric Barton
284Eric Jackson
285Alex Rios
286Cory Luebke RC
287Yovani Gallardo
288Rickie Weeks
289Paul Konerko
290Cliff Lee
291Grady Sizemore
292Wade Davis
293Royal Wedding
294Jacoby Ellsbury
295Chris Carpenter
296Derek Lowe
297Travis Hafner
298Peter Gammons
299Ana Julaton
300Ryan Braun
301Gio Gonzalez
302John Buck
303Jaime Garcia
304Madison Bumgarner
305Justin Morneau
306Josh Willingham
307Ryan Ludwick
308Jhonny Peralta
309Kurt Suzuki
310Matt Kemp
311Ian Stewart
312Cody Ross
313Leo Nunez
314Nick Markakis
315Jayson Werth
316Manny Ramirez
317Brian Matusz
318Brett Wallace
319Jon Niese
320Jon Lester
321Mark Reynolds
322Trevor Cahill
323Orlando Hudson
324Domonic Brown
325Mike Stanton
326Jason Castro
327David DeJesus
328Chris Johnson
329Alex Gordon
330CC Sabathia
331Carlos Gomez
332Luke Hochevar
333Carlos Lee
334Gaby Sanchez
335Jason Heyward
336Kevin Kouzmanoff
337Drew Storen
338Lance Berkman
339Miguel Tejada
340Ryan Zimmerman
341Ricky Nolasco
342Mike Pelfrey
343Drew Stubbs
344Danny Valencia
345Zack Greinke
346Brett Gardner
347Josh Thole
348Russell Martin
349Yuniesky Betancourt
350Joe Mauer

Framed Cloth Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10
Card #Player Name
1Carlos Gonzalez
5Aroldis Chapman
7Mickey Mantle
10Miguel Cabrera
13Brett Anderson
14Adrian Beltre
16Gordon Beckham
20Jeremy Hellickson
21Logan Morrison
25Nelson Cruz
29Johnny Cueto
30Hanley Ramirez
35Adam Dunn
38Angel Pagan
39Stephen Drew
41Carlos Santana
42Heath Bell
46Edinson Volquez
48Francisco Liriano
50Carl Crawford
53Chipper Jones
54Austin Jackson
55Dustin Pedroia
57Derek Jeter
58Alcides Escobar
61Brian Roberts
62Alfonso Soriano
65Ryan Howard
66Starlin Castro
68Max Scherzer
69Neftali Feliz
70Evan Longoria
73Brandon Morrow
74Torii Hunter
75Jose Reyes
80Joey Votto
85Chris Sale
88David Ortiz
90Roy Halladay
95Dan Uggla
100Albert Pujols
103Andres Torres
105Ubaldo Jimenez
109Martin Prado
110Jake McGee
113Miguel Montero
115Shin-Soo Choo
116Josh Beckett
120Adr1an Gonzalez
125Clayton Kershaw
129Kelly Johnson
130Robinson Cano
134Matt Cain
137Carlos Beltran
138Matt Garza
140Felix Hernandez
141Vernon Wells
142Michael Young
143Carlos Zambrano
144Jorge Posada
145Victor Martinez
146John Danks
150Troy Tulowitzki
152Jordan Zimmermann
155Josh Johnson
157Corey Hart
158Billy Butler
160David Wright
162Mat Latos
163Ian Kennedy
168Carlos Marmol
169Dan Haren
170Tim Lincecum
171John Lackey
173Mariano Rivera
175Jose Bautista
180Kyle Drabek
181Mark Buehrle
182Clay Buchholz
184Pedro Alvarez
185Justin Upton
195Tommy Hanson
196Jered Weaver
197Jay Bruce
198Freddie Freeman
200Josh Hamilton
202Nick Swisher
203Aaron Hill
204Jim Thome
205Kendry Morales
210Chase Utley
212Aramis Ramirez
215Andrew McCutchen
217Shaun Marcum
219Johan Santana
220Prince Fielder
226Andre Ethier
230Mark Teixeira
233Ben Zobrist
235Cole Hamels
237Carlos Quentin
240Matt Holliday
241Ike Davis
245Brian McCann
246Ian Kinsler
247Yadier Molina
253Mike Minor
255David Price
256Hunter Pence
257Andrew Bailey
260Alex Rodriguez
261Carlos Pena
264Adam Jones
265Buster Posey
270Kevin Youkilis
275Justin Verlander
276Desmond Jennings
280Adam Wainwright
281Adam Lind
287Yovani Gallardo
290Cliff Lee
295Chris Carpenter
300Ryan Braun
301Gio Gonzalez
304Madison Bumgarner
305Justin Morneau
307Ryan Ludwick
308Jhonny Peralta
309Kurt Suzuki
310Matt Kemp
311Ian Stewart
314Nick Markakis
315Jayson Werth
316Manny Ramirez
317Brian Matusz
318Brett Wallace
319Jon Niese
320Jon Lester
321Mark Reynolds
322Trevor Cahill
323Orlando Hudson
324Domonic Brown
325Mike Stanton
330CC Sabathia
335Jason Heyward
337Drew Storen
339Miguel Tejada
340Ryan Zimmerman
342Mike Pelfrey
344Danny Valencia
345Zack Greinke
350Joe Mauer

Framed Autograph Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
N/AAdrian Gonzalez
N/AAimee Mullins - Paralympics
N/AAl Gore - Former Vice President
N/AAlbert Pujols
N/AAna Julaton - Boxing
N/AAndre Ethier
N/AAndrew McCutchen
N/AAngel Pagan
N/AAngelo Dundee - Boxing Trainer
N/AAnnika Sorenstam - Golf
N/AAroldis Chapman
N/ABrent Morel
N/ABrett Wallace
N/ABrian Matusz
N/ACC Sabathia
N/AChase Utley
N/ACheryl Burke - Dancing w/ the Stars
N/AChone Figgins
N/AChris Sale
N/AChrissie Wellington - Iron Man
N/AChuck Woolery - Game Show Host
N/AClay Buchholz
N/ADaniel Boulud - Chef
N/ADaniel Hudson
N/ADiana Turasi - W. Basketball
N/ADick Vitale - Basketball
N/ADirk Hayhurst - Author
N/AEric Jackson - Kayaking
N/AEvan Lysacek - Figure Skating
N/AFreddy Sanchez
N/AGeorge W. Bush - Former President
N/AGeno Auriemma - W. Basketball Coach
N/AGio Gonzalez
N/AGuy Fieri - Minute to Win It Host
N/AHeather Mitts - Soccer
N/AHope Solo - Soccer
N/AJake Lamotta - Boxing
N/AJason Heyward
N/AJason Kendall
N/AJose Bautista
N/AJosh Hamilton
N/AJosh Johnson
N/AJim Nantz - Broadcaster
N/AJo Frost - Supper Nanny Host
N/AJoe Mauer
N/AJohn McEnroe - Tennis
N/AJose Tabata
N/AJustin Upton
N/AKeith Olbermann - Former ESPN Host
N/AKristi Yamaguchi - Figure Skating
N/AKyle Petty - NASCAR
N/ALarry Holmes - Boxing
N/ALou Holtz - Legendary Notre Dame Coach
N/AManny Pacquiao - Boxing
N/AMarc Fargione - Iron Chef Winner
N/AMarlon Byrd
N/AMat Hoffman - BMX Biker
N/AMatt Guy - King of Cornhole Winner
N/AMax Scherzer
N/AMicky Ward - Boxing
N/AMiguel Cabrera
N/AMike Leake
N/AMike Minor
N/ANancy Lopez - Golf
N/ANick Markakis
N/APeter Gammons - Broadcaster
N/APicabo Street - Sking
N/ARafer Johnson - Decathlete
N/ARandy Wells
N/ARon Turcotte - Jockey
N/ARoy Halladay
N/ARudy Ruettiger - "Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!"
N/ARyan Howard (Does NOT Exist)
N/ASanya Richards - Track & Field
N/ASergio Mitre
N/AShane Victorino
N/AShawn Michaels - WWE Wrestler
N/AStan Lee - Founder Marvel Comics
N/AStarlin Castro
N/ASue Bird - W. Basketball
N/ATim Howard - Soccer
N/ATim Scheif - Freerunning & Parkour
N/AUbaldo Jimenez
N/AWee Man - Stuntman

Framed Relic Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
AGR-ABAdrian Beltre
AGR-ADAdam Dunn
AGR-AEAndre Ethier
AGR-AESAlcides Escobar
AGR-AGAdrian Gonzalez
AGR-AHAaron Hill
AGR-AJAdam Jones
AGR-AMAndrew McCutchen
AGR-APAlbert Pujols
AGR-ARAlex Rodriguez
AGR-ASAlfonso Soriano
AGR-BGBrett Gardner
AGR-BMBrian McCann
AGR-CBCarlos Beltran
AGR-CGCarlos Gomez
AGR-CJOChris Johnson
AGR-CMCasey McGehee
AGR-CRCody Ross
AGR-CRAColby Rasmus
AGR-CUChase Utley
AGR-DHDaniel Hudson
AGR-DPDustin Pedroia
AGR-EAElvis Andrus
AGR-ELEvan Longoria
AGR-FHFelix Hernandez
AGR-GSGrady Sizemore
AGR-HKHowie Kendrick
AGR-HPHunter Pence
AGR-IDIke Davis
AGR-JBJason Bay
AGR-JBAJose Bautista
AGR-JBRJay Bruce
AGR-JDJohnny Damon
AGR-JEJacoby Ellsbury
AGR-JJJosh Johnson
AGR-JLJames Loney
AGR-JMOJustin Morneau
AGR-JPJorge Posada
AGR-JRJimmy Rollins
AGR-JREJose Reyes
AGR-JSAJeff Samardzija
AGR-JTJose Tabata
AGR-JUJustin Upton
AGR-JVJoey Votto
AGR-KFKosuke Fukudome
AGR-KMKendry Morales
AGR-KYKevin Youkilis
AGR-MCMatt Cain
AGR-MCBMiguel Cabrera
AGR-MRMark Reynolds
AGR-NCNelson Cruz
AGR-NMNick Markakis
AGR-PFPrince Fielder
AGR-PHPhil Hughes
AGR-PKPaul Konerko
AGR-PSPablo Sandoval
AGR-RCRobinson Cano
AGR-RDORyan Doumit
AGR-RHRyan Howard
AGR-RMRussell Martin
AGR-RZRyan Zimmerman
AGR-SDStephen Drew
AGR-SRScott Rolen
AGR-TGTony Gwynn Jr.
AGR-THATommy Hanson
AGR-THETodd Helton
AGR-TTTroy Tulowitzki
AGR-WVWill Venable
AGR-YEYunel Escobar
AGR-AJAAustin Jackson
AGR-AJBA.J. Burnett
AGR-AJPA.J. Pierzynski
AGR-AJUAna Julaton
AGR-AMUAimee Mullins
AGR-ARAAlexei Ramirez
AGR-ARMAramis Ramirez
AGR-ASAAnibal Sanchez
AGR-ASOAnnika Sorenstam
AGR-BBBilly Butler
AGR-BBOBrennan Boesch
AGR-BDBlake DeWitt
AGR-CBUCheryl Burke
AGR-CPCarlos Pena
AGR-CQCarlos Quentin
AGR-CWEChrissie Wellington
AGR-CWOChuck Woolery
AGR-DBODaniel Boulud
AGR-DJDerek Jeter
AGR-DLDerrek Lee
AGR-DODavid Ortiz
AGR-DSDrew Stubbs
AGR-DTUDiana Turasi
AGR-DVADick Vitale
AGR-ELYEvan Lysacek
AGR-EVEdinson Volquez
AGR-FCFrancisco Cervelli
AGR-ALAdam Lind
AGR-GAUGeno Auriemma
AGR-GBGordon Beckham
AGR-GFIGuy Fieri
AGR-GSOGeovany Soto
AGR-HMIHeather Mitts
AGR-HRHanley Ramirez
AGR-HSOHope Solo
AGR-IRIvan Rodriguez
AGR-JBEJosh Beckett
AGR-JCJoba Chamberlain
AGR-JLAJohn Lackey
AGR-JLOJed Lowrie
AGR-JMJoe Maddon
AGR-JMCJohn McEnroe
AGR-JNAJim Nantz
AGR-JPAJonathan Papelbon
AGR-JSJarrod Saltalamacchia
AGR-JVEJustin Verlander
AGR-JWJayson Werth
AGR-KBKyle Blanks
AGR-KPEKyle Petty
AGR-KSKurt Suzuki
AGR-KYAKristi Yamaguchi
AGR-LHOLou Holtz
AGR-MBMark Buehrle
AGR-MBYMarlon Byrd
AGR-MFAMarc Fargione
AGR-MPAManny Pacquiao
AGR-MTMark Teixeira
AGR-MWAMicky Ward
AGR-NFNeftali Feliz
AGR-NLONancy Lopez
AGR-NSNick Swisher
AGR-PGAPeter Gammons
AGR-PSTPicabo Street
AGR-RBRyan Braun
AGR-RDRyan Dempster
AGR-RNRicky Nolasco
AGR-RPRyan Perry
AGR-RRURudy Ruettiger
AGR-RWRickie Weeks
AGR-SCStarlin Castro
AGR-SRISanya Richards
AGR-TCTyler Colvin
AGR-THTim Hudson
AGR-THOTim Howard
AGR-TSCTim Scheif
AGR-TWTim Wakefield
AGR-XNXavier Nady

Book Card Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1
Card #Player Name
AGBC-1Joe Mauer/Buster Posey
AGBC-2Ichiro/Felix Hernandez
AGBC-3Ryan Howard/Prince Fielder
AGBC-4Carl Crawford/Adrian Gonzalez
AGBC-5Albert Pujols/Matt Holliday
AGBC-6David Wright/Ryan Zimmerman
AGBC-7Alex Rodriguez/Mark Teixeira
AGBC-8Joe Mauer/Justin Mourneau
AGBC-9Victor Martinez/Carlos Santana
AGBC-10Ryan Howard/Adam Dunn
AGBC-11Nelson Cruz/Matt Kemp
AGBC-12Albert Pujols/Miguel Cabrera
AGBC-13Hanley Ramirez/Jose Reyes
AGBC-14Robinson Cano/Dan Uggla
AGBC-15Chase Utley/Jimmy Rollins
AGBC-16Troy Tulowitzki/Hanley Ramirez
AGBC-17Joey Votto/Jay Bruce
AGBC-18Evan Longoria/Kevin Youkilis
AGBC-19Dustin Pedroia/Ian Kinsler
AGBC-20Ryan Braun/Matt Holliday
AGBC-21Andrew McCutchen/Pedro Alvarez
AGBC-22Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee
AGBC-23Jason Heyward/Mike Stanton
AGBC-24Joe Mauer/Buster Posey
AGBC-25Josh Hamilton/Joey Votto

Rip Cards Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
RC1Roy Halladay
RC2Miguel Cabrera
RC3Carlos Gonzalez
RC4Tim Lincecum
RC5Albert Pujols
RC6Joey Votto
RC7Mickey Mantle
RC8Ryan Braun
RC9Evan Longoria
RC10Adrian Gonzalez
RC11Hanley Ramirez
RC12Carl Crawford
RC13Robinson Cano
RC14Felix Hernandez
RC15Troy Tulowitzki
RC16David Wright
RC17Chase Utley
RC18Prince Fielder
RC19Mark Teixeira
RC20Matt Holliday
RC21Alex Rodriguez
RC22Kevin Youkilis
RC23Adam Wainwright
RC24Matt Kemp
RC25Cliff Lee
RC26Jon Lester
RC27Joe Mauer
RC28CC Sabathia
RC29Ryan Zimmerman
RC30Nelson Cruz
RC31Adam Dunn
RC32Dustin Pedroia
RC33Ryan Howard
RC34Jose Reyes
RC35Dan Uggla
RC36Ubaldo Jimenez
RC37Shin-Soo Choo
RC38Clayton Kershaw
RC39Victor Martinez
RC40Josh Johnson
RC41Jose Bautista
RC42ustin Upton
RC43Tommy Hanson
RC44Kendry Morales
RC45Andrew McCutchen
RC46Cole Hamels
RC47Brian McCann
RC48David Price
RC49Justin Verlander
RC51Alex Rios
RC52Chris Carpenter
RC53Justin Morneau
RC54Jayson Werth
RC55Jered Weaver
RC56Francisco Liriano
RC57Zack Greinke
RC58Roy Oswalt
RC59Hunter Pence
RC60Adrian Beltre
RC61Martin Prado
RC62Jay Bruce
RC63Jimmy Rollins
RC64Paul Konerko
RC65Brandon Phillips
RC66Dan Haren
RC67Andre Ethier
RC68Matt Cain
RC69Elvis Andrus
RC70Jason Heyward
RC71Ian Kinsler
RC72Joakim Soria
RC73Michael Young
RC74Delmon Young
RC75Mariano Rivera
RC76Mat Latos
RC77Colby Rasmus
RC78Heath Bell
RC79Shane Victorino
RC80Derek Jeter
RC81Billy Butler
RC82Neftali Feliz
RC83Carlos Santana
RC84Gordon Beckham
RC85Mike Stanton
RC86Yovani Gallardo
RC87Clay Buchholz
RC88Pedro Alvarez
RC89Matt Garza
RC90Aroldis Chapman
RC91David Ortiz
RC92Jeremy Hellickson
RC93Jacoby Ellsbury
RC94Stephen Drew
RC95Starlin Castro
RC96Torii Hunter
RC97Madison Bumgarner
RC98Josh Hamilton
RC99Vernon Wells
RC100Buster Posey

Originals Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/1
Card #Player Name
JZO-1Zack Greinke
JZO-2Cliff Lee
JZO-3Josh Johnson
JZO-4David Price
JZO-5Carl Crawford
JZO-6Adrian Gonzalez
JZO-7Jayson Werth
JZO-8Adam Dunn
JZO-9Josh Hamilton
JZO-10Robinson Cano
JZO-11Billy Butler
JZO-12Victor Martinez
JZO-13Manny Ramirez
JZO-15Jose Bautista

Mini Exclusives Set Checklist

- Wood Exclusives
Card #Player Name
351Ryan Braun
352Jason Heyward
354Kevin Youkilis
355Roy Halladay
356Starlin Castro
357Mickey Mantle
358Robinson Cano
359Dan Uggla
360Carl Crawford
361Hunter Pence
362Chase Utley
363Justin Upton
364Pedro Alvarez
365Dustin Pedroia
366Albert Pujols
367Mike Stanton
368Joe Mauer
369Evan Longoria
370Carlos Gonzalez
371Adam Dunn
372Derek Jeter
373Jose Bautista
374Ryan Zimmerman
375Troy Tulowitzki
376Mat Latos
377Clayton Kershaw
378Shin-Soo Choo
379Cliff Lee
380Adrian Gonzalez
381Tim Lincecum
382Zack Greinke
383Torii Hunter
384Felix Hernandez
385Aroldis Chapman
386Josh Hamilton
387Hanley Ramirez
388Jon Lester
389Billy Butler
390Miguel Cabrera
391Justin Morneau
392Ubaldo Jimenez
393Alex Rodriguez
394CC Sabathia
395Buster Posey
396Ryan Howard
397Mark Teixeira
398Brett Anderson
399David Wright
400Joey Votto

Hometown Heroes Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
HH1Buster Posey
HH2Colby Rasmus
HH3Brian Wilson
HH4Jason Kubel
HH5Chase Utley
HH6Miguel Tejada
HH7CC Sabathia
HH8Aroldis Chapman
HH9Adam Wainwright
HH10Ryan Braun
HH11Johan Santana
HH12Andrew McCutchen
HH13Shane Victorino
HH14Carl Pavano
HH15Matt Holliday
HH16Jaime Garcia
HH17Scott Rolen
HH18Zack Greinke
HH19Nick Swisher
HH20David Price
HH21Jon Lester
HH22John Danks
HH23Joakim Soria
HH24Andruw Jones
HH25Miguel Cabrera
HH26Torii Hunter
HH27Felix Hernandez
HH28Pablo Sandoval
HH29Rick Porcello
HH30Joey Votto
HH31Jake Peavy
HH32Roy Halladay
HH33Carlos Lee
HH34Chipper Jones
HH35Robinson Cano
HH36Gordon Beckham
HH37Clayton Kershaw
HH38Jair Jurrjens
HH39Tim Lincecum
HH40Mariano Rivera
HH41David DeJesus
HH42David Wright
HH43Joba Chamberlain
HH44Jorge Posada
HH46Jacoby Ellsbury
HH47Jose Tabata
HH48Evan Longoria
HH49Danny Valencia
HH50Josh Hamilton
HH51Josh Beckett
HH52Ian Kinsler
HH53Justin Verlander
HH54Joe Mauer
HH55Justin Upton
HH56Yadier Molina
HH57Jordan Zimmermann
HH58Carlos Beltran
HH59Brett Gardner
HH60Alex Rodriguez
HH61Corey Hart
HH62Justin Morneau
HH63Cody Ross
HH64Hong-Chih Kuo
HH65Adrian Gonzalez
HH66Derek Lowe
HH67Angel Pagan
HH68Jason Bay
HH69Yovani Gallardo
HH70Troy Tulowitzki
HH71Chris Carpenter
HH72Billy Butler
HH73Mark Teixeira
HH74Jayson Werth
HH75Carl Crawford
HH76Adam Lind
HH77Mark Buehrle
HH78Ubaldo Jimenez
HH79Derek Jeter
HH80Cliff Lee
HH81Neil Walker
HH82Jim Thome
HH83Travis Hafner
HH84Matt Kemp
HH85Carlos Gonzalez
HH86Kevin Youkilis
HH87Jeremy Hellickson
HH88Roy Oswalt
HH89Todd Helton
HH90Ryan Howard
HH91Madison Bumgarner
HH92Shin-Soo Choo
HH93Lance Berkman
HH94Starlin Castro
HH95Victor Martinez
HH96Brian McCann
HH97Neftali Feliz
HH98Clay Buchholz
HH99Andrew Bailey
HH100Albert Pujols

Highlight Sketches Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
BHS-1Minnesota Twins
BHS-2Jay Bruce
BHS-3Starlin Castro
BHS-4Roy Halladay
BHS-5Albert Pujols
BHS-6Jose Bautista
BHS-7CC Sabathia
BHS-8Cody Ross
BHS-9Edwin Jackson
BHS-10Ryan Howard
BHS-11Trevor Hoffman
BHS-12Armando Galarraga
BHS-13San Francisco Giants
BHS-14Mariano Rivera
BHS-15Aroldis Chapman
BHS-16Dallas Braden
BHS-17Texas Rangers
BHS-18Stephen Strasburg
BHS-19Matt Garza
BHS-20Alex Rodriguez
BHS-21David Wright
BHS-22Ubaldo Jimenez
BHS-23Mark Teixeira
BHS-24Jason Heyward

N43 Cards Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
N43-APAlbert Pujols
N43-JVJoey Votto
N43-CGCarlos Gonzalez
N43-RHRoy Halladay
N43-MTMark Teixeira
N43-DPDavid Price
N43-AWAdam Wainwright
N43-DWDavid Wright
N43-TLTim Lincecum
N43-RCRobinson Cano
N43-ACAroldis Chapman
N43-HRHanley Ramirez
N43-UJUbaldo Jimenez
N43-CCCarl Crawford
N43-JJJosh Johnson

N43 Relic Cards Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25
Card #Player Name
N43BR-BPBuster Posey
N43BR-DJDerek Jeter
N43BR-FHFelix Hernandez
N43BR-JHJosh Hamilton
N43BR-KYKevin Youkilis
N43BR-MCMiguel Cabrera
N43BR-RBRyan Braun
N43BR-TTTroy Tulowitzki

N43 Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/15
Card #Player Name
N43BA-AGAdrian Gonzalez
N43BA-BPBuster Posey
N43BA-CLCliff Lee
N43BA-CUChase Utley
N43BA-ELEvan Longoria
N43BA-FHFelix Hernandez
N43BA-IDIke Davis
N43BA-JHJason Heyward
N43BA-JHAJosh Hamilton
N43BA-MCMiguel Cabrera

Cabinet Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
CB-1Armando Galarraga/Miguel Cabrera/Jason Donald
CB-2Roy Halladay/Carlos Ruiz/Ryan Howard
CB-3Dallas Braden/Landon Powell/Daric Barton
CB-4Ichiro/Jose Bautista/Felix Hernandez
CB-5Alex Rodriguez/Derek Jeter/Shaun Marcum
CB-6Albert Pujols/Tony LaRussa/Ryan Dempster
CB-7Grand Canyon/Woodrow Wilson/Benjamin Harison/Theodore Roosevelt
CB-8Yosemite National Park/Abraham Lincoln/John Conness
CB-9Yellowstone National Park/Ulysses S. Grant/Old Faithful
CB-10Redwood National Park/Lyndon B. Johnson/John E. Raker

Cabinet Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1
Card #Player Name
CBR-APAlbert Pujols
CBR-RCJoey Votto
CBR-RBRyan Braun
CBR-TLTim Lincecum
CBR-JMJoe Mauer
CBR-RHRyan Howard
CBR-JHJosh Hamilton
CBR-RHARoy Halladay
CBR-BPChase Utley

Framed DNA Relic Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1
Card #Player Name
DNA-DEDwight Eisenhower
DNA-EAPEdgar Allen Poe
DNA-GWGeorge Washington
DNA-JDJefferson Davis
DNA-JFKJohn F. Kennedy
DNA-JKJacqueline Kennedy
DNA-KGKing George III
DNA-NBNapolean Bonaparte
DNA-RNRichard Nixon

Animals in Peril Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
AP1Siberian Tiger
AP2Mountain Gorilla
AP3Arakan Forest Turtle
AP4Darwin's Fox
AP8Blue Whale
AP10Ethiopian Wolf
AP11Giant Panda
AP12Snow Leopard
AP13African Wild Dog
AP14Indian Rhinoceros
AP15Philippine Eagle
AP18Grevy's Zebra
AP19Tasmanian Devil
AP20Bengal Tiger
AP21Whooping Crane
AP22Sea Otter
AP23Red Wolf
AP24Key Deer
AP25Black-Footed Ferret
AP26Amur Leopard
AP27Anderson's Salamander
AP28Greater Bamboo Lemur
AP29Hawaiian Monk Seal

Portraits in Penultimacy Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
PP1Antonio Meucci
PP2Mike Gellner
PP3Dr. Watson
PP5The Hare
PP7Antonio Salieri
PP8Sancho Panza
PP9Thomas E. Dewey

World's Most Mysterious Figures Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
WMF2The Poe Toaster
WMF3Kasper Hauser
WMF5D.B. Cooper
WMF6The Count of St. Germain
WMF7The Man in the Iron Mask
WMF9The Babushka Lady
WMF10Captain Charles Johnson

Uninvited Guests Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
UG1Bachelor's Grove Cemetary
UG2Bobby Mackey's Music World
UG3Waverly Hills Sanatorium
UG4Villisca Axe Murder House
UG5The Amityville Haunting
UG6The Lemp Mansion
UG8Winchester Mystery House
UG9RMS Queen Mary
UG10The Lizzie Borden House

Step Right Up Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
SRU1The Bed of Nails
SRU2Fire Breathing
SRU3Fire Eating
SRU4The Flea Circus
SRU5The Human Cannonball
SRU6The Human Blockhead
SRU7Snake Charming
SRU8The Strongman
SRU9Knife Throwing
SRU10Tightrope Walking

Floating Fortresses Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
FF1HMS Victory
FF2Mary Rose
FF3Henri Grace a Dieu
FF5Soveriegn of the Seas
FF6HMS Indefatigable
FF8Le Napoleon
FF9USS Merrimack
FF10USS Monitor
FF12La Gloire
FF13HMS Warrior
FF15USS Cairo
FF16HMS Dreadnought
FF17USS Texas
FF18HMS Devastation
FF19HMS Revenge
FF20USS Pennsylvania

Minds that Made the Future Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
MMF1Leonardo da Vinci
MMF2Alexander G. Bell
MMF3Eli Whitney
MMF4Nicolaus Copernicus
MMF5Johannes Gutenberg
MMF6George W. Carver
MMF7Samuel Morse
MMF8Granville Woods
MMF9Elisha Otis
MMF10Alessandro Volta
MMF11Tycho Brahe
MMF12Gregor Mendel
MMF13Carl Linnaeus
MMF14Johannus Kepler
MMF15Isaac Newton
MMF16Marie Curie
MMF17Carl Friedrich Gauss
MMF18Sigmund Freud
MMF19Bernhard Riemann
MMF20Leonhard Euler
MMF21Robert Fulton
MMF22Ada Lovelace
MMF23Florence Nightingale
MMF24Nikola Tesla
MMF25Galileo Galilei
MMF26Charles Darwin
MMF27Louis Pasteur
MMF28Guglielmo Marconi
MMF30Michael Faraday
MMF31Dmitri Mendeleev
MMF32Robert Koch
MMF35Jagadish Chandra Bose
MMF37John Deere
MMF38George Eastman
MMF39Samuel Colt
MMF40Benjamin Franklin

Accent of Man Set Checklist

Card #Player Name
AOM4Porifera (Sponges)
AOM7Chordates (Pikaia)
AOM10Sarcopterygii (Tiktaalik)
AOM12Reptiles (Hylonomus)
AOM13Cynodonts (Therapsids)
AOM22Hominina (Ardipithecus)
AOM24Homo Habilis
AOM25Homo Erectus
AOM26Homo Antecessor
AOM27Homo Heidelbergensis
AOM28Homo Sapiens
AOM29Homo Sapiens Sapiens
AOM30Homo Sapiens Sapiens
2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball, reviewed by Mike Smeth on 2011-08-15T12:15:16+00:00 rating 3.5 out of 5

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Mike Smeth is the CEO and Founder of The Cardboard Connection. After collecting baseball cards as a child, he took a 12-year hiatus from the hobby. One muggy summer day in 2006 he unexpectedly came across his childhood card collection while packing up for a move. He began sorting through them so he could sell them on Craigslist. Somewhere between the 3rd and 4th box, he rediscovered his passion for collecting and hasn't looked back since. You can find Mike on Google+ and Twitter @mikesmethcc.

User Reviews

  1. I already want that Peter Gammons auto real bad!

  2. too weird for me…

  3. Edgar Allen Poe AND “uninvited guests” in the same set? I was going to avoid this product this year but now….I guess never say nevermore!

  4. Prepare for another year of madness lol. I’d love to get my hands on that Heyward auto. Brett that peter gammons would be an awesome card. I’d really like one myself. I would also like to pull one of Dicky V. I’m also intrigued by the “Floating Fortresses” insert set because my family has a naval background.

  5. Great Review! I wish I could buy some but I am still out of work from a back surgery and I have another surgery coming up on the 22nd. Man I would love to get some of these! It would be awesome also to win this box of Bowman as I can’t finish my set until I get some money coming in :-( Great Review though! I LOVE the Geranimo Hair Cut! As I am an Iroquis Indian I would LOVE to have this piece! Thanks for all you do and the GREAT Reviews!
    Dave in Mass.

  6. The first couple releases were a lot of fun. The last few, not so much. I like the odd inserts and it is an educational set. However, I opened 2 boxes and got six below average jersey cards! Years past you usually got at least one autograph, but now, because Topps is going the way of Upper Deck in not giving people their money’s worth, the odds of getting an auto is 1 in 60 packs… Most every product in this price range gives you 2 autos a box. I hope Topps is listening. Just my opinion.

  7. I splurged and got a whole case of this product after watching a few boxes opened, I got excited. I am normally a box here or there kind of guy and this was way out of my comfort zone price wise, but hard to stop the train once it is going. I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE DISAPPOINTED! I got all relic hits but one auto of Jose Bautista, which mind you was so badly damaged I will have to return the card to Topps. I also got no rip card(which is a case hit)!

    I contacted Topps to ask what if anything they can do and got told to go pound bricks. Called back and talked to management and got a few insignificant autos in return for my troubles. I will never buy this product again! SORRY FOR THE POOR REVIEW TOPPS! Never been so disappointed!

  8. Trad Leavitt (ID 24583) » Wow, sorry to hear that Trad. Did they agree to give you the rip card they owed you? How many autos did the case yield in all? I feel your pain my friend, and hate that it happened as I know how that can be.

  9. Jose Bautista was the only auto in the case and it was a very damaged card. They never sent the rid card but they sent me three insignificant autos to include Gio Gonzalez, DeJesus, and Figgins. That was it! Like I said it was a huge slap in the face!

  10. The “hits” were uninspiring; a Chuck Woolery coat, a swatch of swimsuit the approximate size of a Postage Stamp from a 3rd world nation and another nondescript relic.
    The minis are fun but for the price point? 2 relics and 1 auto sounds about right to me.
    It was a fun, novel break That said, the value is suspect and, ultimately, I’d rather have the money back to throw into a single or another box.

    ‘Nuff Said.

  11. Granted I have only opened one Hobby box, but just like Trad said, all relics. You guys are always looking for a story, why don’t you do one on how this industry is one of the most curpt ones out there. It’s just seems funny when you see all the people who sell what one Ebay. The same (now granted I fully understand that most who bust cases will have more.) The reason I say this stuff is I trully have NEVER not once gotten a GRAND SLAM HIT….Makes me want to go back to flippin burgers….At least I know I am getting screwed in that industry…..

  12. I have the 1/1 Geronimo hair card…..wanting to sell it to help pay for college …email if interested please. ….markusamongus@Hotmail.com

  13. pulled a 1/1 Howard/ Fielder book card any idea on the value?

  14. Nice card!

    It’s tough to say for certain as Ginter has such a dedicated following. My guess would be $300-500.

  15. I pulled two hits out of this box, and both were cheap $5 jerseys, but I’ve never had so much fun wasting my money like this before.

  16. I opened 8 boxes of this stuff and got 3 autos and the rest were relics. The autos were of guy fieri, angel pagan, and of some other no name player. I did however get an almost near complete master set of the product

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