Review of 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards

2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards is set to hit the market in late July. It is one of the most highly anticipated baseball products among collectors. The cards are going to be modeled after the vintage Allen & Ginter products, allowing collectors to get a taste of the vintage cards without actually having to have the originals. 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards will come in hobby boxes containing 24 packs. Each pack will contain 8 cards. On average, every hobby box will contain a combination of 2 of the following: Framed Autograph Cards, Game Used Memorabilia Cards, Printing Plates, or Allen & Ginter Original Vintage Cards. Every hobby box will also contain 1 box loader.

The original Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards featured not only the top baseball players, but some of the top names in culture outside of baseball. The 2006 Allen & Ginter set will be no different as athletes such as Mike Tyson and Danica Patrick will make appearances in the set. Topps will continue using historical figures from hundreds of years ago in their products as many of these figures will appear in 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards.

The base set for 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards will feature 350 cards. The first 300 cards will feature a combination of some of baseball’s current players as well as some of baseball’s top players from the past. There will be 10 Allen & Ginter reprints of original cards in the set as well. The other 40 cards will be broken up into 15 Superstar Athletes from outside of baseball and 25 Historical Figures.

51 different people have autographs in the 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter set. 39 of the autographs are from baseball players, while the other 12 are of other Superstars. There are 50 Game Used Memorabilia cards in the Allen & Ginter Relics set.

1500 total printing plates went into the 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter product making it possible for the casual collector to pull one. The printing plates are broken into two sets:
Mini Parallel Printing Plates
Extra Minis Printing Plates

There is a 30 card insert set called Dick Perez Sketch Cards that are also inserted randomly in 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter.

There are mini parallel cards of each of the cards in the base set. The parallel sets are as follows:
Back Parallel
Black Bordered Parallel
Bazooka Back Parallel – sequentially numbered to 50
Wood Card Parallel – sequentially numbered to 1

The chance to pull an original Allen & Ginter card is the high point of this product. Topps has purchased tons of the original cards and inserted them randomly into the 2006 product. The Rip Cards that are inserted 1 per case are another top reason that collectors will be buying this product. Pulling one of these would add to anyone’s collection. By pulling a Rip Card, the collector will get one of the following:
Allen & Ginter Original Cards
1 of 1 Dick Perez Original Sketches
Extra Mini’s
Autographed Mini’s

While packs of 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards are sure to be flying off of the shelf, collectors will always be buying plenty of boxes of this product, so they can have their shot at a box loader. The box loader will be one of the following:
N43 Relics
N43 Autographs
Personalized, Autographed Postcards

This will be a product that is sure to be very popular among vintage collectors. Some of the rarer cards in the set are sure to bring in high dollar amounts. Once the casual collector sees this, the product could very easily skyrocket in popularity.

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