I went a bit overboard on Allen & Ginter this year. I have been putting money back for quite a few months. I decided after last year's product came out that I wanted to open a half-case of the 2015 incarnation. I did just that. Stupidly, instead of buying it all at once at one location, I spread it out over a couple different places. I know this definitely hurt me, as I didn't pull any case hits (which I only had a 50/50 chance at anyway)> But enough with that.
The very first box I opened I am using for Gint-A-Cuffs. I know there are some people that open a lot of Ginter and choose their best box for the contest, but that doesn't really seem fair to me. It isn't against the rules, but I chose to use it, regardless of what was in the box. You'll see those posts when the contest officially opens this weekend.
In the meantime, here are some scans of some of my hits.
I was fortunate. Autos fall roughly 1 every two boxes. Out of the six boxes I opened, I pulled five autos. Four of these are of pretty good ballplayers, including last year's AL Cy Young winner, Corey Kluber. Poor guy couldn't get any run support to save his life this year. Also pulled was Mike Mills of R.E.M.
Also pulled a total of twelve full-size relics. Not too shabby, but still relics.
However, I pulled one mini-relic:
Is this guy any good? The name sounds familiar. More impressive is that the framed mini relics fall in only one of every 61 packs.
I pulled two of these framed cloth mini's, both numbered 5 of 10. The one above is of Yoenis Cespedes. The other was of Pablo Sandoval, but I forgot to scan it.
Last, it wouldn't be a Topps product without a gimmick. The gimmick this time? A&G 10th Anniversary Buybacks. Waste of space if you ask me, but I pulled quite a few of them:
Well, there you have it, a quick overview of what I pulled. It was fun, and I'm glad I did it. I know I won't get my money back on what I invested, but if that's what I was looking for, I'm in the wrong hobby.
Needless to say, but there is a ton of trade bait available. All minis - base and inserts - have already been claimed. But everything else I have left over is available. I am working on three insert sets - What Once Was Believed, What Once Would Be, and Magnates, Barons and Tycoons - so if you have any of my needs, let's work something out!!!