2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards

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2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball marks the tenth anniversary since the old-time tobacco brand was revived. Just as it has for a decade, the set delivers an old-fashioned feel with ample autographs, memorabilia cards and quirky inserts that reach far beyond the baseball field. Sticking with tradition, hobby boxes have three total hits.

The 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball base set has 350 cards. As always, it's a blend of veterans, rookies, champions from other areas of sport and life, and other notable personalities. The final 50 cards (#301-350) are short prints that combine to land every other pack. The set has a Tenth Anniversary parallel that's appropriately numbered to 10.

Mini cards return to bring more parallels. These include base Minis, Allen & Ginter Back, Black Border, No Number (50 copies each), Flag Back (#/25), Printing Plates and Wood (1/1). Every hobby case also has a pack of five Red minis that aren't available anywhere else.

The base set also has a couple of 150-card partial parallels. Framed Cloth cards are numbered to 10. Metal cards have three copies each.

Autographs stick with the popular framed mini-card format. All are signed on-card. In addition to a big list of baseball players, there are more than 30 signers from outside the game. Athletes from other sports, obscure champions and celebrities make up this part of the set.

In an attempt to make hobby boxes not feel plain, Relic cards come in three different designs. The first is a framed mini relic look. 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball also has two full-sized relic designs. No hobby box has two of the same type of relic, even if all the hits are memorabilia cards.

Book cards are back offering either and autographed relic of one player or a dual autograph. The checklist has 50 cards, each numbered to 10.

Rip cards return as hobby case hits. The checklist has 100 numbered cards that are usually popular on their own. But there's the temptation to tear them open to find out what card is inside. Possibilities include Red Autograph parallels (#/10) and 50 Mini Exclusive cards. These expand the mini card checklist to 400 cards. Besides base Mini Exclusives, there are Metal (#/3) and Wood (1/1) parallels. Rip Cards are rounded out by the potential of 30 Artist's Originals that have mini paintings done directly on the card.

Double Rip return as well. These have two cards inside. Besides the regular Rip card possibilities, these have exclusive Red Autograph Buybacks. Collectors can also find Mini Rip cards inside Double Rip cards. These are the cardboard equivalent of a Matryoshka nesting doll with numbered Mini Mini cards inside. These are available for all 400 cards including the Mini Exclusives.

Cut Signatures can be found of 20 politicians and public figures. Each is a one-of-one making them some of the toughest cards to find.

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball has several basic inserts, both full-sized and minis. This is where a lot of the non-baseball content and signature quirks come into play. Starting Points (100 cards, 1:2 packs) are the most common. They take today's stars and look back to their MLB debuts. Ancient Armory digs into the history of war, highlighting different types of weapons used throughout history. Great Scott! celebrates scientific discoveries (no word on whether the Flux Capacitor is one of them). Menagerie of the Mind features mythological creatures. Outside of Starting Points, all other full-sized basic inserts combine to land in every other pack.

Mini inserts fall 1:5 packs. Birds of Prey looks at some of the strongest feathered creatures that take to the air. First Ladies offers a history lessons on the wives of Presidents. Pirates are on display in Hoist the Flag. Magnates, Barons & Tycoons are all about business. If a fairy tale gave you nightmares back in the day, there's a decent chance they'll be in Mythological Menaces. Finally, A World Beneath Our Feet gives bugs cards.

Going from small to big are the hobby-exclusive Cabinet card box toppers. There's a new Box Loader Insert that has Relic (#/25), Autograph (#/15), Autographed Relic (#/5) and Cut Signature (1/1) possibilities. Over-Sized Reprints offer jumbo versions of ten base cards. Pride of the People features famous monuments from different parts of the world. Ten Cabinet Relics and ten Cabinet Book Relics deliver massive pieces of memorabilia including chunks of nameplates and numbers. These are all one-of-ones.

The tenth anniversary theme continues beyond the base set parallel. 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball also has plenty of buybacks from the past decade. Hobby boxes have three stamped full-sized cards from either 2006, 2007 or 2008. They also have one stamped mini buyback from the same time frame. On a more upscale side are a couple of different buyback autograph inserts. The first is original Allen & Ginter Autographs that have been stamped and put in a new frame. There are also regular mini cards that have been signed, stamped and framed. Both buyback autograph sets are numbered to 10. What Once Would Be looks back on past expectations of the future while What Once Was Believed proves just how wrong we've been sometimes.

Estimated Release Date: 7/22/15
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Allen & Ginter Collectors, Set Builders, Autograph Collectors

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box Break

  • 3 Total Autographs, Memorabilia Cards, Rip Cards and A&G Originals
  • 1 Mini Buyback
  • 2 Full-Sized Buybacks
  • 12 Starting Points Inserts
  • 12 Additional Full-Sized Inserts
  • 24 Mini Cards
  • 192 Total Cards

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The following images are mock-ups and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.

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Set Checklist

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Set Checklist

This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

Base Set Checklist

300 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: 10th Anniversary #/10
MINI PARALLEL CARDS: Base Mini, Red (exclusive to mini packs; 1 per Hobby case), A&G Back, A&G Black-Bordered, A&G No Number (limited to 50), A&G Flag Back - hand #'d to 25, Wood - hand #'d 1/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby)

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Base Short Prints Set Checklist

50 cards. 1:2 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: 10th Anniversary #/10
MINI PARALLEL CARDS: Base Mini, Red (exclusive to mini packs), A&G Back, A&G Black-Bordered, A&G No Number (limited to 50), A&G Flag Back - hand #'d to 25, Wood - hand #'d 1/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby)

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Mini Exclusives Set Checklist

50 cards. Exclusive to rip cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Metal #/3, Wood 1/1

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Base Cloth Partial Parallel Set Checklist

150 cards. Serial numbered #/10.
Hobby Only

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Base Metal Partial Parallel Set Checklist

150 cards. Serial numbered #/3.
Hobby Only

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A World Beneath Our Feet Mini Set Checklist

All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Ancient Armory Set Checklist

Ancient Armory, Great Scott!, Menagerie of the Mind, What Once Was Believed and What Once Would Be combine to fall 1:2 packs.

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Autographs - Baseball Set Checklist

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Autographs - Non-Baseball Set Checklist

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Birds of Prey Mini Set Checklist

All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Book Cards Set Checklist

50 cards. Serial numbered #/10.
Hobby only

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Cut Signatures Set Checklist

Serial numbered 1/1.

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First Ladies Mini Set Checklist

All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Framed Originals Set Checklist

100 cards. Serial numbered 1/1.
Hobby only

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Great Scott! Set Checklist

Ancient Armory, Great Scott!, Menagerie of the Mind, What Once Was Believed and What Once Would Be combine to fall 1:2 packs.

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Hoist the Black Flag Mini Set Checklist

All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Magnates, Barons, & Tycoons Mini Set Checklist

All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Menagerie of the Mind Set Checklist

Ancient Armory, Great Scott!, Menagerie of the Mind, What Once Was Believed and What Once Would Be combine to fall 1:2 packs.

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Mythological Menaces Mini Set Checklist

All mini inserts combine to fall 1:5 packs.

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Relic - Framed Mini Set Checklist

40 cards

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Relic - Full-Size Set Checklist

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Starting Points Set Checklist

100 cards. 1:2 packs - 12 per box.

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What Once Was Believed Set Checklist

Ancient Armory, Great Scott!, Menagerie of the Mind, What Once Was Believed and What Once Would Be combine to fall 1:2 packs.

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What Once Would Be Set Checklist

Ancient Armory, Great Scott!, Menagerie of the Mind, What Once Was Believed and What Once Would Be combine to fall 1:2 packs.

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2015 Allen & Ginter Rip Cards

Rip Cards Set Checklist

100 cards. Serial Numbered.
Hobby only

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Artist's Originals Set Checklist

30 cards. Serial numbered 1/1.

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Red Autographs Set Checklist

Hand numbered #/10

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Double Rip Cards Set Checklist

Hand numbered #/10
Exclusive to Rip cards

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Red Autograph Buybacks Set Checklist

Exclusive to Double Rip cards

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Mini Rip Cards Set Checklist

Serial numbered. Possible pulls noted below.
Exclusive to Double Rip cards

Mini Mini Base Parallel
Mini Exclusives
Framed Relic Set Redemption
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2015 Allen & Ginter Buybacks

Full-Size Buybacks Set Checklist

2 per box. Hobby only

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Mini Buybacks Set Checklist

1 per box. Hobby only

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Buyback Autographs Set Checklist

Hand numbered #/10

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Autograph Buybacks Set Checklist

Numbered #/10

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2015 Allen & Ginter Box Loaders

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

Serial numbered 1/1

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Cabinet Book Relics Set Checklist

Serial numbered 1/1

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Pride of the People Cabinet Box Loaders Set Checklist

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Reprints Cabinet Over-sized Box Loaders Set Checklist

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Reviews

  1. I can’t see why A&G won’t be just as great as in the past years. Looking good for 2015!

  2. I love this product but the one issue I have with it every year is that there often times I spend than what came in the box was worth. I wish these boxes would come with a guaranteed autograph because there have been times I got three relic cards and that combined with everything else only equal about half the value of the box. That said it is definitely a fun product and is one I enjoy every year.

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