Continuing the tradition of a product that walks the line for many collectors, calling 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter simply a baseball release would be misleading. At this point, there is little that Allen & Ginter has not covered in their annual oddity-filled set. Centered around original buybacks, celebrities, baseball studs and plenty more, chances are good that 2015 Allen & Ginter has a little something for nearly every collector.
Normally at the forefront of Allen & Ginter, the non-baseball autograph checklist is heavy on comedians and ESPN personalities in 2015. However, the list packs some power as well with Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad and several signers from Rocky, including Sylvester Stallone. Adding more crossover appeal, several lottery picks from the 2015 NBA Draft are also included.
Even with all of this, the MLB hitting machine that goes by one name might be the biggest autograph option in the entire set. Ichiro signed several different cards in 2015 Allen & Ginter, and although they are not numbered, the supply seems to be quite minimal. Several other top baseball names also appear to be autograph short prints, including Mike Trout and Kris Bryant.
While the signed cards dominate a lot of the headlines for the set, 2015 Allen & Ginter Baseball has a lot of other things that are popular with a variety of collectors. The low-numbered parallels see considerable interest, as do the Rip and Double Rip cards that could contain something even more valuable inside. The key thing for Allen & Ginter is that it is not geared to just one group of collectors. This allows for something unique to occur and is a main reason why the product has such a strong fan base despite the higher price tag.
Although bigs hits are not really the norm for most in Allen & Ginter, there are still some extremely valuable pulls to be found. With that in mind, the 50 most-watched 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball auctions currently listed on eBay can be viewed below. The real-time list is constantly updating, so check back to see new cards as they surface.
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.
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