Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The First Date

I figured since all the hype right now is around 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter, I'd kick off my blog with a post of my A&G cards.  I enjoyed 2009 A&G, so I took a crack at 2010.  Earlier this year I had an interesting connection to A&G.  I was visiting Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA as I have family buried there, and we decided to take a drive around.  It's quite a spectacular cemetery overlooking the James River, and it serves as the final resting place of two U.S. Presidents, Monroe and Tyler, the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, and famous generals including George Pickett and J.E.B Stuart.  On the drive, I passed a small mausoleum that caught my eye - the name was "Ginter".  When I got home, I jumped on the internet and found out it actually was for the Lewis Ginter of A&G Tobacco fame.  I'll try to get a picture next time I'm out there.  Anyway, back to the cards...To date, I have purchased 2 blasters, 2 hobby packs, 1 rack pack, and a 3 retail packs.   Everyone has seen the A&G base cards by now, so I'll stick mostly to the minis. 
2 Base Minis: Stuart Scott, Alexei Ramirez
3 SP Minis: Vernon Wells, Brett Myers, Erik Bedard
6 A&G Back Minis: Carlos Quentin, Jose Lopez, Rafael Furcal, Matt Kemp, Billy Butler, Tyler Flowers
1 SP A&G Back Mini: Bobby Abreu
1 Black Border Mini: Aramis Ramirez (I really like the black border minis this year)
Lords of Olympus: Helios
National Animals: Israeli Gazelle (Israel), Flamingo (Bahamas)
World's Biggest: Book, Castle
Monsters of the Mesozoic: Diplodocus, Velociraptor
World's Wordsmiths: Victor Hugo, Homer (which could be the most appropriate non-baseball name to appear on a baseball card)

I got two sketch cards, Carl Crawford and Ichiro.

I also picked up a couple cards for my Towny Townsend collection,
I had one hit, which also happened to be my first ever bat relic, and I'll always take a hit of an MVP candidate...


Play at the Plate said...

I read it!!! Thanks to your latest post anyway. I absolutely love the A&G minis and wish I had every single one.

cubsfan731 said...

How Stuart Scott ended up with a A&G card, I'll never know. Weird.