Check Your Trash - 2013 Allen & Ginter Delivers More Surprises

Check Your Trash – 2013 Allen & Ginter Delivers More Surprises

Today, Cardboard Connection contributor, Brent Williams, made a major discovery while opening several boxes of the new 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter product. Randomly inserted into the cardboard of the product's lid are cello-wrapped 1/1 Glossy Parallels of the 350-card base set. In essence, the lids themselves are "rip" lids. The always quirky and eclectic set is never short of surprises, but this may be the biggest yet. In regards to checking the box, Williams advises, "Best way to do it is slide your hand thru the side. If it is glued no card. If its not glued on one side then BINGO!"


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It's hard to imagine the number of cards that may have already been thrown away and lost forever. However, knowing how popular the annual release of the set is, one can only imagine that "dozens" is probably a realistic estimate. Collectors are quickly scouring their discarded boxes and several of these rare cards have already started showing up online. Currently, there is no official word from Topps and many are wondering if this is the first year Topps has done this.

Here's what the hidden cards look like. As you can see from the image below, Brent Williams had unfortunate luck when he discovered the first card with his box cutter.

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2013 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini #118 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles
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2013 Topps Allen & Ginter's Oversized Boxloader ALBERT PUJOLS Angels
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2013 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Black #17 Roy Jones Jr. Boxer
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2013 Allen & Ginter Matt Garza Red Back Mini #02 25 RARE!
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2013 Allen & Ginter Carlos Beltran Rip Card #46 50 RIPPED
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2013 Allen & Ginter Yasiel Puig rookie
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2013 Shawn Nadelen Allen & Ginter A&G Hand Numbered Card #ed 19 25
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2013 Bill Walton Allen & Ginter A&G No Number Mini Card
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2013 Trevor Cahill Allen & Ginter A&G No Number Mini Card
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2013 Allen & Ginter All In A Days Work Nurse Mini Card SP AIDW-N
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2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Framed Signatures Autograph Auto Vida Blue A's
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2013 Allen & Ginter People on Bicycles Amphibious Mini Card SP POB-A
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Adrian Gonzalez 2013 Allen & Ginter Full Size Relic Game-Used Jersey SP Dodgers
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2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Relic Mini Chanel Iman Victorias Secret NBR-CI
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Nick Saban 2013 Allen & Ginter's 2 color relic card. NICE!
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Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

User Comments

  1. Unreal a lot of lost cards for sure Thanks Topps

  2. Just like with the National, Topps trying to screw over a collector. I know this from experience when I tried getting that Bowman Platinum set. Put Upper Deck or Panini as the sole maker of baseball cards, MLB!

  3. By far the dumbest promotion ever.
    Congratulation Topps.

  4. wow thanks for the heads up!
    just found a Tim Hudson 1/1 in my soon to be trashed box top. nice bonus from an otherwise poor box.

    to be posted on ebay tonight.

  5. Unfortunately I had thrown away one box. However, because of this post I just pulled a “Heath” 1/1 from the to be recycled pile. Thanks for the heads up!

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