Unannounced 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Mini Insert Guide

Unannounced 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Mini Insert Guide

While so much of the hobby is geared toward high-end hits and rare autographs, 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter maintains some of its considerable popularity by focusing on the little things. This is literally the case with two unannounced mini inserts.

The two short-printed sets, "Athletic Endeavors" and "Urban Fauna," both have a specific focus and tough odds. Athletic Endeavors looks at less-common recreational activities such as shovel racing or chess boxing. Urban Fauna covers animal life that can be found in a city setting, like squirrels, moths or raccoons. The Urban Fauna cards list the animals by their Latin names, so we provided the more common animal term underneath the card title.

Although mini cards are common in Allen & Ginter, with mini base cards in each pack and a variety of mini inserts that combine to fall 1:5 packs, Athletic Endeavors and Urban Fauna were not disclosed in the preliminary information or on the final checklist. While they might seem like unremarkable cards, they are not an easy pull and only a few of each have surfaced.

The exact odds for each of the limited mini inserts is 1:288 packs, or one per case, and individual cards are selling mostly in the $5 to $10 range. Athletic Endeavors and Urban Fauna mini inserts can be found in both retail and hobby boxes.

The full checklist for the mini sets can be seen below with all the card images. Click on the listing or images to shop for singles on eBay.

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Athletic Endeavors Mini Insert Visual Guide

10 cards - 1:288 packs

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Urban Fauna Mini Insert Visual Guide

10 cards - 1:288 packs

UF-02 Periplaneta Americana
American Cockroach
2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Urban Fauna Mini Periplaneta Americana Cockroach
UF-04 Didelphis Virginiana
Virginia Opossum
2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Urban Fauna Mini Didelphis Virginiana Possum
UF-06 Tadarida Brasiliensis
Brazilian/Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Urban Fauna Mini Tadarida brasiliensis bat
UF-08 Lymantria Dispar Dispar
Gypsy Moth
2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Urban Fauna Mini Lymantria Dispar Dispar moth
UF-10 Columba Livia
Rock Pigeon/Dove
2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Urban Fauna

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User Comments

  1. are they hiding any in the box cover like last year?

  2. steve » Doesn’t look that way.

  3. I pulled the UF-08 Lymantria Dispar Dispar out of my first retail pack yesterday. Had no clue what it was until I came to this page and saw it there! Ha ha.

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