As stated, I bought five packs of different Topps products at the local Target. On Tuesday, I opened a pack of 2012 Topps Series 1. Today I will be sharing with the world what cards showed up in my pack of 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter.
Probably (okay, second to Heritage) Topps' best selling retro-product, Allen & Ginter has consistently proven to be a wildly popular product with those who normally do not buy baseball cards. The base cards are beatifully designed, and the inclusion of "champions" from other sports have been the subject of discussion over the years. The themes for the insert sets every year are unique as well, as you never know what Topps will include in the product. I normally try for a master set of base cards and the regularly sized insert sets, but there are some mini inserts that I like as well (Flags of the World, Uninvited Guests). Again, Allen & Ginter appeals to many demographics, and this year's product is no exception.
I know I do not participate in the Gint-A-Cuffs competition, but if somebody could tell me how many points I have, it would be greatly appreciated. So what did I get inside my pack of A & G?
- #87 Annie Duke, Champion Poker Player
- #195 Jhoulys Chacin, Rockies
- #199 Ricky Romero, Blue Jays
- Murder in Willow Cove Bloodstained Pin (got the murder weapon card!!!)
- #GH-1 The Bowler Guys in Hats mini card
- #WIN17 Dustin Luis Pedroia What's in a Name