The sell sheets for the product that EVERYBODY waits for with baited breath are now live. Please take a look and see what is in store for the 2012 edition of Topps' Allen & Ginter set:
The preliminary checklist (subject to change) breakdown includes:
- 350 card set, 50 short prints,
- 260 veterans,
- 29 Retired Players (think Aaron, Clemente, and about eight Yankees)
- 31 "Rookie Card Logo" players, five TBD
- 25 Public figures/Champions (all TBD)
Full size insert cards (not of the baseball variety) are World's Tallest Buildings (10 cards), Historical Turning points (20 cards), and "You've Gotta Be Kidding Me" which is a 15 card set of unbelievable things that certain bloggers have mentioned over the years about the things that the Topps Company has done (think the Uzuki, the Jeter, the...I'm kidding folks). This year's special rip card is called "Colony in a Card." Bust open the card, put contents in water, and you have a living colony of creatures (along the line of sea monkeys).
Full size insert cards of the baseball variety (which will most likely be part of many master sets sold on the Bay) are "What's in a Name?" a 100-card set, and baseball highlight sketches (25).
Of interest is this little note on the sell sheet about a "relic" product called "Lepidoptery Cards":
"An exciting, never-before-seen type of card! These hand-crafted cards will each feature a full, pressed butterfly in an exquisite window-box-style card. These cards will be inserted into packs as redemptions."
Never-before-seen, huh??? No comment because I do not want to point out that it's been done before...especially by that other card company.
Product information can be found here. As always, the checklist is subject to change. Are you looking forward to the upcoming baseball card schedule? I can only hope that I manage to buy a 2010 and 2011 set before even thinking about 2012. Oh well, maybe this is the year.