2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball CardsBrand: Allen & Ginter
As the eleventh edition of the popular product, 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball mixes the familiar with a few new wrinkles including an appearance from Kevin Costner. Hobby boxes offer three total hits between options consisting of autographs, relics, book cards, cut signatures or rip cards.
Sticking to the normal format, the base set includes 350 cards with the final 50 cards (#301-350) issued as short prints that drop 1:2 packs. Base parallels are limited to just one-of-one Glossy. Mini parallels, averaging one per pack, cover the full base set with several choices: Mini, A&G Back (1:5 packs, A&G Black Bordered (1:10 packs), A&G No Number, A&G Brooklyn Back (#/25), A&G Wood (1/1 - Hobby only), A&G Glossy (1/1) and Framed Mini Printing Plates (1/1). There is also a hobby-exclusive Mini Metal parallel (#/3) that is limited to 100 subjects and a hobby-exclusive Cloth parallel (#/10) that includes 150 subjects.
2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball hits come in multiple forms. The standard Relics are full-size and showcase two different designs with 60 subjects in each. Framed Mini Relics add 50 more options. Appearing in the product for the first time, hobby-only Ancient Rome Relics feature authentic Roman coins and are also available in a Silver Coin (1/1) parallel.
The main Autographs carry the regular form with framed mini cards featuring an on-card signature. Black Framed (#/25) and Red Ink (#/10) parallels add rarity to the mix. Exclusive to hobby boxes, Book Cards (#/10) include up to 50 subjects with an autograph and relic.
Other hits are among rarest cards in the release with Framed Original buybacks (1/1) and Cut Signatures (1/1).
Long a favorite of the collecting world, Rip Cards return in hobby boxes at one per case and Double Rip Cards up the ante. Forcing collectors to rip or not to rip, possible finds inside include A&G Artist's Originals, Red Autographs (#/10) or Mini Exclusives in the form of base (#351-400), Mini Metal Exclusives (#/3) and Mini Wood Exclusives (1/1).
Basic inserts round out 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball in both traditional size and mini. Full-size inserts include The Numbers Game which tells the story behind players and their jersey numbers over 100 cards that average 1:2 packs. There are also 25 Baseball Legends and 20 Natural Wonders. Combining to average 1:5 packs, mini inserts consist of 35 U.S. Mayors, 15 Subways and Streetcars, 10 Laureates of Peace (Nobel Prize winners) and 15 Ferocious Felines.
Providing one last option for collectors, box loaders are only found in hobby boxes. Choices include base Box Loaders, Box Loaders Relic (#/25), Box Loaders Autograph (#/15), Box Loaders Autographed Relic (#/5) Box Loaders Cut Signature (1/1) and Cabinet Relics (1/1).
Estimated Release Date: 7/20/16
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 10 boxes per case
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Allen & Ginter Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders
2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 3 Hits (Autographs, Relics, Originals, Booklets or Rip Cards)
- 192 Total Cards
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2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Set Checklist
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