2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards – World Baseball Classic RelicsBrand: Allen & Ginter
An annual throwback favorite, the 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball checklist continues its eclectic run with collectors. Falling three per hobby box, hits come in a variety of forms including autographs, relics, book cards and rip cards.
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Base and Parallels
Highlighting both MLB players and the non-baseball champions with an oval frame, the standard 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball base set totals 300 cards along with 50 Base Short Prints (1:2 packs) that fall in every other pack. Regular-sized parallels include Hot Box editions, which only come in Ginter hot boxes, as well as one-of-one Glossy versions.
Combining to drop in every pack, 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball is also offered in a smaller size. The A&G Mini parallel cards average 1:5 packs and are joined by the more limited Black Bordered (1:10 packs), Brooklyn Back (#/25), Framed Cloth (#/10 - Hobby), Wood (1/1 - Hobby), Glossy (1/1), and Framed Printing Plates (1/1) mini parallels. The hobby-only A&G Metal (#/3) mini is a partial parallel that covers 150 subjects in the base set.
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Autographs, Relics, Rips
Home to the MLB stars along with a normally diverse assortment of non-baseball subjects, the Framed Mini Autographs insert is filled with up to 100 options, all signed on-card. Black Frame versions are limited to 25 copies while the Red Ink parallel, of course, signed in red, is only found in hobby boxes. Much more rare are the Cut Signatures (1/1) for 20 historical and political figures. Other signed cards include the Autographed Relic Book and Dual Autographed Relic Book inserts, each numbered to ten copies or less.
Part of even more hit possibilities, 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball also offers up to 120 different Relic subjects with two different designs. Taking that a step future are Framed Mini Relics for up to 50 MLB players, along with as many as 20 Framed Gems & Ancient Fossils, and ten Framed Fictional Figures Relics cards. Hobby-exclusive Framed Originals (1/1) inserts contain authentic A&G cards of the past.
Another staple of the brand, the vexing Rip cards return in 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball in base and Double Rip versions. The real treat can be the unknown card within. Part of an exclusive lineup, 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Rip cards could include Artist Originals (1/1), Mini Metal (#/3) or Mini Wood (1/1) cards. Another Rip choice, the Mini Exclusives inserts build on the mini base set with cards #351-400.
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Inserts, Box Loaders
Just like any A&G set, 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball also presents quite a few full-sized inserts. Revolutionary Battles focuses on the American Revolution while Sport Fish & Fishing Lures takes aim at the water-based sport. In addition, World's Fair looks to innovations and landmarks centered around the events and What a Day! returns the coverage to baseball with 100 cards honoring key MLB moments. All these inserts combine to fall 1:2 packs.
Working with non-baseball themes, mini inserts average 1:5 packs. Taking a stab at the most popular dances, Bust a Move! is joined by notable star clusters in Constellations. Other mini inserts include Required Reading from the high school days and Magicians & Illusionists. Applying a global spin, the aptly named World's Dudes documents 40 different "dudes."
Finally, box loaders are only found in hobby boxes of 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. These toppers are issued in base, Autograph (#/15), Autographed Relic (#/5) and Cut Signature editions.
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Retail
Exclusive to retail formats, Gold Bordered mini parallels exist for the base set while Horse in the Race documents notable thoroughbred subjects in a miniature insert.
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter World Baseball Classic Relics
One of several '17 sets to find game-used World Baseball Classic memorabilia cards along with Dynasty, Museum Collection and Topps Now WBC, A&G is home to to two exclusive options. Only found in hobby formats, the Full-Size Relics (#/99 or less) insert highlights 30 global studs while the Framed Mini Relics (#/10) set covers ten top WBC subjects.
Estimated Release Date: 7/19/2017
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 3 Total Hits (Autographs, Relics, Booklets, Plates, or Rip Cards)
- 12 Regular-Size Inserts
- 4-5 Mini Inserts
- 12 Base Short Prints
- 24 Mini Base Parallels
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball 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
Mini Exclusives Set Checklist
Mini Metal Parallel Set Checklist
Framed Mini Baseball Autographs Set Checklist
Framed Mini Non-Baseball Autographs Set Checklist
Bust a Move! Mini Set Checklist
Constellations Mini Set Checklist
Single Player Autograph Relic Book Cards Set Checklist
Dual Player Autograph Relic Book Cards Set Checklist
Cut Signatures Set Checklist
Framed Fictional Figures Relics Set Checklist
Framed Gems & Ancient Fossils Set Checklist
Horse in the Race Mini Set Checklist
Magicians & Illusionists Mini Set Checklist
Relic - Framed Mini Set Checklist
Relic - Full-Size Set Checklist
World Baseball Classic Relic - Framed Mini Set Checklist
World Baseball Classic Relic - Full-Size Set Checklist
Required Reading Mini Set Checklist
Revolutionary Battles Set Checklist
Sport Fish & Fishing Lures Set Checklist
What a Day! Set Checklist
World’s Dudes Set Checklist
World’s Fair Set Checklist
Framed Originals Set Checklist
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Rip Cards Set Checklist
Rip Set Checklist
Double Rip Cards Set Checklist
Artist’s Originals Set Checklist
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Box Loaders Set Checklist
All box loaders are exclusive to hobby.
Box Loader Set Checklist
Box Loader Autographs Set Checklist
Box Loader Autographed Relics Set Checklist
Box Loader Cut Signatures Set Checklist