2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards

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If you've collected the brand in the past, 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball is what you'd expect. Sort of. As always, it's predictably unpredictable, bringing together a broad mix of baseball and non-baseball subjects with a decidedly vintage feel. The hits configuration is familiar -- three total autographs, memorabilia cards, original Allen & Ginter cards and Rip Cards.

The 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball base set follows the same pattern as past years. It has 350 total cards featuring veterans, rookies, past stars, pop culture personalities and "champions" from other areas. Keeping with the past, the final 50 cards are short prints. That said, putting a set together shouldn't be too hard as short prints are inserted every other pack.

Every pack comes with one mini card. A lot of the focus is on Mini Parallels. Besides the basic versions, there are several other shrunken takes on the base set: Allen & Ginter Back, Black-Bordered, No Number (#/50), Flag Back (hand-numbered to 25), Wood (1/1), and Printing Plates. Cloth Cards are framed mini cards limited to ten copies each.

New to 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball are Metal minis. These come numbered and are printed on metal stock.

Autographs are framed once again and signed on card. The checklist has both active and retired Major Leaguers as well as more than 30 signers from other areas of sports and pop culture. Red Autographs (#/10) return.

Allen & Ginter Book Cards (50 cards, #/10) come with a pair of signatures and matching memorabilia pieces.

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball also has 20 Cut Signatures, all of which are one-of-ones.

One of the hallmarks of Allen & Ginter is theRip Card. They're back, once again as a hobby case hit. Inside each of these cards is a second card. The enticement is whether you destroy the limited edition card on the outside to get to the inner one.

The Rip Card bounty is as vast as the rest of the release. Kicking things off are 50 Mini Exclusives that run #351-400 on the checklist. These are variations of players on the main checklist. Mini Exclusives have Wood (1/1) and Metal parallels. Artist's Originals are mini paintings done directly on the card. There are 30 total across the entire print run. Some of the Red Autographs are also inserted as unframed versions inside of Rip Cards.

Relic Cards come in three designs. Two are Framed Mini Relics while the third is done as a standard-sized card. The mini relics mix baseball and non-baseball subjects while the regular relic cards are strictly baseball. Historical hair is back with four different DNA Relics. Each is a one-of-one and has a strand of hair from and important historical figure. Oddity Relics return with unique pieces.

Collectors can find a pair of new relics in 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. Pop Star Relics (ten cards, #/25) have a relic piece to go alongside an image that's done in the style of a pop-up book. Bugs, butterflies and sea monkeys have been done before. The Amateur Osteologist takes it to another level with an animal skeleton.

Double Rip Cards return for a second year. These can be ripped from both sides to reveal two special cards. Besides what can be found in regular Rip Cards, these have a couple of exclusive inserts. Famous Firsts is a set of 50 cards highlighting important debuts throughout history. Every card in the set is unique and there are no parallels. Apparently, Mini Rip Cards are the hobby equivalent of the small gift that's wrapped so many times it looks bigger. These cards can be ripped yet again to reveal either a Mini Mini Parallel or a redemption for a set of Framed Mini Relics.

What about the basic inserts? 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball has those too. The Pastime's Pastime (100 cards, 1:2 packs) looks at what baseball players like to do when they're not playing baseball. Fields of Yore (ten cards) spotlight stadiums from the past. Airplanes and aviation are the focus of Air Supremacy (20 cards). The World's Capitals (ten cards) highlights some of the lovliest capital cities on the planet. Festivals and Fairs (ten cards) looks at cultural celebrations from around the globe. Natural Wonder (20 cards) is the hobby equivalent of a travel brochure, focusing on some of the most unique locations in the world. Cards without a Pastime's Pastime card should have one of the other basic inserts.

There are also a handful of mini inserts in 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball, which combine to land 1:5 packs. Larger Than Life (10 cards) is all about myths and folk heroes. Little Lions (15 cards) is dedicated to cats. Into the Unknown (15 cards) celebrates important explorers. Where Nature Ends (25 cards) honors great artists. World's Deadliest Predators (21 cards) offers lessons in animals you probably want to avoid in the wild.

Box loaders offer a bonus in 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. Landmarks and Monuments are Cabinet cards with images of beautiful places from around the world. Over-Sized Reprints recreate base cards from ten top players in a jumbo format.

Besides basic inserts, there are Relics (#/25) Autographs (#/15), Autographed Relics (#/5) and Cut Signatures (1/1).  Cabinet Relics (ten cards, 1/1) have full jersey pieces of a player's name or number. Cabinet Book Relics (ten cards, 1/1) have two full-sized number or name relics.

Inserted one per case are Mini Parallel Packs. These have exclusive red mini parallels that are numbered to 50.

Estimated Release Date: 7/9/14
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Collectors Who Don't Mind an Eclectic Checklist, Autograph Collectors, Allen & Ginter Fans

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box Break

  • 3 Total Autographs, Relics, Buybacks and Rip Cards
  • 24 Inserts
  • 24 Mini Cards
  • 12 Short Prints
  • 192 Total Cards

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Set Checklist

2014 Allen & Ginter Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

300 cards
MINI PARALLEL CARDS: Base, A&G Back, Black Border, Red Mini #/50, No Number (limited to 50), Flag Back (hand #’d 25), Metal #’d (Hobby), Wood 1/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby)

Adam Eaton
Adam Jones
Adam Wainwright
Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Beltre
AJ Burnett
Al Kaline
Albert Pujols
Alex Gordon
Alex Rodriguez
Alfonso Soriano
Allen Craig
Andre Dawson
Andre Rienzo RC
Andrew McCutchen
Andy Pettitte
Anibal Sanchez
Anthony Rizzo
Aramis Ramirez
Archie Bradley
Aroldis Chapman
Avisail Garcia
Babe Ruth
Bill Buckner
Billy Hamilton RC
Billy Butler
Bo Jackson
Bob Feller
Brandon Phillips
Brett Oberholtzer
Brian McCann
Brooks Robinson
Bryce Harper
Buster Posey
Byron Buxton
C.C. Sabathia
C.J. Lee
Cal Ripken Jr
Carl Crawford
Carlos Gomez
Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos Santana
Carlos Beltran
Casey Kelly
Chase Utley
Chris Davis
Chris Sale
Chris Archer
Christian Yelich
Clay Buchholz
Clayton Kershaw
Cole Hamels
Craig Kimbrel
Craig Biggio
Dale Murphy
Dan Straily
Danny Salazar
Darryl Strawberry
David Ortiz
David Price
David Wright
Deion Sanders
Dennis Eckersley
Derek Jeter
Domonic Brown
Duke Snider
Dustin Pedroia
Dwight Gooden
Enny Romero RC
Eric Hosmer
Erik Johnson RC
Ernie Banks
Evan Gattis
Evan Longoria
Felix Hernandez
Francisco Liriano
Freddie Freeman
George Springer
George Brett
Gerrit Cole
Giancarlo Stanton
Gio Gonzalez
Greg Maddux
Hank Aaron
Hanley Ramirez
Harmon Killebrew
Hisashi Iwakuma
Hyun-­Jin Ryu
Ian Kinsler
Ivan Nova
Ivan Rodriguez
Jackie Robinson
Jacoby Ellsbury
Jake Marisnick RC
James Shields
James Paxton RC
Jameson Taillon
Jason Heyward
Jason Kipnis
Jason Castro
Javier Baez
Jay Bruce
Jean Segura
Jedd Gyorko
Jeff Samardzija
Jeff Bagwell
Jered Weaver
Jim Palmer
Jim Rice
Jimmy Rollins
Joc Peterson
Joe Mauer
Joe Morgan
Joey Votto
John Smoltz
Johnny Cueto
Johnny Bench
Jon Lester
Jonathan Schoop
Jordan Zimmermann
Jose Fernandez
Jose Reyes
Jose Altuve
Jose Bautista
Jose Canseco
Josh Donaldson
Josh Hamilton
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Marichal
Julio Teheran
Jurickson Profar
Justin Upton
Justin Verlander
Justin Masterson
Ken Griffey Jr.
Kolten Wong RC
Lou Gehrig
Lou Brock
Madison Bumgarner
Manny Machado
Mariano Rivera
Matt Davidson RC
Matt Harvey
Matt Moore
Matt Adams
Max Scherzer
Michael Choice RC
Michael Cuddyer
Michael Wacha
Miguel Sano
Miguel Cabrera
Mike Schmidt
Mike Trout
Mike Zunino
Nick Swisher
Nick Castellanos RC
Nolan Ryan
Nomar Garciaparra
Orlando Hernandez
Oswaldo Arcia
Ozzie Smith
Pablo Sandoval
Patrick Corbin
Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Molitor
Paul O'Neill
Pedro Martinez
Pedro Alvarez
Phil Niekro
Prince Fielder
R.A. Dickey
Ralph Kiner
Randy Johnson
Reggie Jackson
Robinson Cano
Rod Carew
Roy Halladay
Ryan Howard
Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Braun
Ryne Sandberg
Salvador Perez
Sandy Koufax
Shane Vicotrino
Shelby Miller
Shin-­Soo Choo
Sonny Gray
Stan Musial
Starlin Castro
Stephen Strasburg
Steve Delabar
Steve Carlton
Taijuan Walker RC
Ted Williams
Tom Glavine
Tom Seaver
Tony Cingrani
Tony Gwynn
Travis d'Arnaud RC
Trevor Rosenthal
Troy Tulowitzki
Ty Cobb
Tyler Skaggs
Wade Boggs
Warren Spahn
Whitey Ford
Wil Myers
Wilin Rosario
Willie Stargell
Willie Mays
Willie McCovey
Wilmer Flores RC
Xander Bogaerts RC
Yadier Molina
Yasiel Puig
Yoenis Cespedes
Yogi Berra
Yonder Alonso
Yordano Ventura RC
Yu Darvish
Zack Greinke
Zack Wheeler

Preliminary Relics/Autographs/Autographed Relics Set Checklist

Adam Jones
Albert Pujols
Andrew McCutchen
Andy Pettitte
Billy Hamilton
Bo Jackson
Brooks Robinson
Bryce Harper
Cal Ripken Jr.
Carlos Beltran
Chris Davis
Clayton Kershaw
Craigg Biggio
Dale Murphy
David Ortiz
David Price
David Wright
Deion Sanders
Don Mattingly
Dwight Gooden
Edwin Encarnacion
Evan Longoria
Freddie Freeman
Gary Carter
Giancarlo Stanton
Greg Maddux
Hank Aaron
Harmon Killebrew
Hisashi Iwakuma
Ivan Rodriguez
Jackie Robinson
Jason Kipnis
Jeff Bagwell
Joey Votto
Johnny Bench
Jose Reyes
Jose Bautista
Jose Canseco
Juan Gonzalez
Ken Griiffy Jr.
Kolten Wong
Lou Brock
Madison Bumgarner
Manny Machado
Mariano Rivera
Mark Trumbo
Matt Adams
Michael Wacha
Miguel Cabrera
Mike Trout
Nick Castellanos
Nomar Garciaparra
Orlando Hernandez
Paul Goldschmidt
Paul O'Neill
Pedro Martinez
Prince Feilder
Roberto Clemente
Robinson Cano
Sandy Koufax
Steve Carlton
Taijuan Walker
Tom Glavine
Travis d'Arnaud
Troy Tulowitzki
Warren Spahn
Wil Myers
Will Middlebrooks
Willie Mays
Wilmer Flores
Yasiel Puig
Yoenis Cespedes
Yu Darvish

Base SPs Set Checklist

50 cards
1:2 packs
MINI PARALLEL CARDS: Base, A&G Back, Black Border, Red Mini #/50, No Number (limited to 50), Flag Back (hand #’d 25), Metal #’d (Hobby), Wood 1/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby)

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Mini Exclusives Set Checklist

50 cards
Only found in Rip Cards.
MINI PARALLEL CARDS: Metal #’d, Wood 1/1

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Cloth Base Partial Parallel Set Checklist

150 cards
Serial Numbered #/10

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Air Supremacy Set Checklist

20 cards
Combine w/ Festivals and Fairs, Fields or Yore, Natural Wonder, and The World’s Capitals to fall 1:2 packs.

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Autographed Framed Minis Set Checklist

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Book Cards Set Checklist

50 cards
Serial Numbered #/10
Hobby

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Cut Signatures Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1

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DNA Relics Set Checklist

4 cards
Serial Numbered 1/1

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Festivals and Fairs Set Checklist

10 cards
Combine w/ Air Supremacy, Fields or Yore, Natural Wonder, and The World’s Capitals to fall 1:2 packs.

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Fields of Yore Set Checklist

10 cards
Combine w/ Air Supremacy, Festivals and Fairs, Natural Wonder, and The World’s Capitals to fall 1:2 packs.

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Framed Originals Set Checklist

100 cards
Serial Numbered 1/1
Hobby

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Into the Unknown Mini Set Checklist

15 cards
All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Larger Than Life Mini Set Checklist

10 cards
All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Little Lions Mini Set Checklist

15 cards
All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Natural Wonder Set Checklist

20 cards
Combine w/ Air Supremacy, Festivals and Fairs, Fields of Yore, and The World’s Capitals to fall 1:2 packs.

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Oddity Relics Set Checklist

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Pop Star Relics Book Cards Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

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Relics Framed Minis Set Checklist

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Relics Full-Size Set Checklist

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The Amateur Osteologist Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1
Hobby

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The Pastime’s Pastime Set Checklist

100 cards
1:2 packs

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The World’s Capitals Set Checklist

10 cards
Combine w/ Air Supremacy, Festivals and Fairs, Fields or Yore, and Natural Wonder to fall 1:2 packs.

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Where Nature Ends Set Checklist

25 cards
All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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World’s Deadliest Predators Set Checklist

21 cards
All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Rip Cards

Hobby Only

Rip Cards Set Checklist

100 cards
Serial Numbered
Hobby

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Double Rip Cards Set Checklist

Only found in Rip Cards.

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Artist’s Originals Set Checklist

30 cards
Serial Numbered
Only found in Rip Cards.

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Famous Firsts Set Checklist

50 cards
Serial Numbered
Only found in Double Rip Cards.

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Mini Rip Cards Set Checklist

20 cards
Only found in Double Rip Cards.

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Red Autogaphs Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/10
Only found in Rip Cards.

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Box Loaders

Hobby Only

Box Loader Inserts Set Checklist

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Box Loader Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/25

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Box Loader Autographs Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/15

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Box Loader Autographed Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/5

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Box Loader Cut Signatures Set Checklist

Hand Numbered 1/1

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Cabinet Relics Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered 1/1

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Cabinet Book Relics Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered 1/1

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Landmarks and Monuments Cabinet Box Loaders Set Checklist

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Over-sized Reprints Cabinet Box Loaders Set Checklist

10 cards

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User Reviews

  1. Will they put cards in between the box covers?

  2. Nothing in the initial announcement but I’d suggest checking them just in case.

  3. I like the fact that the facts of this set, slowly reveal them selves months after release. My only problem is that the set is pain to chase,4 Hobby boxes and countless retail boxes from walmart. Had to finish off of websites.

  4. Excellent product every year. Definitely the best bang for your buck too. Hobby boxes under $90 with three hits per box. This is where you start to see the exciting rookie cards through the current season. Cant wait to get my hands on this product.

  5. Is there any schedule date of release for this yet? I know last year it was delayed a bit, but I would like to have a day on the calendar to be counting down to. This is the set that got me back into the hobby and I look forward to it every year.

  6. Al Hathaway » Currently, the second week of July.

  7. Love Ginter, regardless of the year or checklist, it’s always an interesting and surprises around every corner rip!!

  8. They need to do a radio/TV broadcaster set! I like to see a Bob Uecker Ginter autograph. Does anyone know if they have a suggestion box? Haha

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