Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One month until 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter!

We're roughly a month away from 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter, and I'm starting to get excited.  I've got 3 boxes ordered, so this will be my one big set of the year.  It's by far the most I have ever spent on cards in one fell swoop.  I built up the funds in an eBay selling binge, so I'm not too worried about it.  One of those boxes will be reserved for 2011 Gint-A-Cuffs, which I'm greatly looking forward to.  As a spectator for Gint-a-Cuffs since its inception, I'm pumped that I will finally be participating.  I am also honored that my banner design was selected for the Gint-A-Cuffs site.  Mark has done an outstanding job with Gint-A-Cuffs in the past, and this year looks to be no different.  Topps is already on-board as a sponsor.


I figure now is a great time to put together my master wish list for 2011 Topps A&G.


For reference, I'm using the checklist on  http://www.sportscardradio.com/.

Base:
   1-350
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Mini:
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Mini A&G Back:
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Mini Black Border:
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Mini No Number:
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Mini Bazooka Back #/25:
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Mini Wood #/1:
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Framed Printing Plates (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) #/1:
   128 Michael Cuddyer
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   236 BJ Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Framed Cloth #/10:
   160 David Wright
   185 Justin Upton
   275 Justin Verlander
   321 Mark Reynolds
   340 Ryan Zimmerman

Framed Autograph:
   AGA-JU Justin Upton

Framed Relic:
   AGR-JU Justin Upton
   AGR-MR Mark Reynolds
   AGR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
   AGR-BJU BJ Upton
   AGR-JMC John McEnroe
   AGR-JVE Justin Verlander

Book Cards #/1:   AGBC-6 David Wright/Ryan Zimmerman

Rip Cards:
   RC16 David Wright
   RC29 Ryan Zimmerman
   RC42 Justin Upton
   RC49 Justin Verlander

Red Autograph #/10:
   AGA-JMC John McEnroe
   AGA-JU Justin Upton

Mini Exclusives:
   363 Justin Upton
   374 Ryan Zimmerman
   399 David Wright

Mini Wood Exclusives #/1:
   363 Justin Upton
   374 Ryan Zimmerman
   399 David Wright

Uninvited Guests:
   UG7 Alcatraz

Floating Fortresses:
   FF9 USS Merrimac
   FF10 USS Monitor

Minds that Made the Future:
   MMF1-MMF40

Hometown Heroes:
   HH David Wright
   HH Justin Verlander
   HH Justin Upton

Ascent of Man:
   AOM1-AOM30

Highlight Sketches:
   BHS1-BHS25
   BHS21 David Wright

N43 Box Loader:
   N43-DW David Wright

US Relic Box Loader #/50:
   Virginia

Hopefully my 3 boxes will have all that...

Yeah, I really don't plan on completing this list.  Pretty much everything I get that isn't on this list will be up for trade...you know...a month from now when A&G finally comes out. 

In summary, aside from the base set and PC goals, I plan to complete the Ascent of Man set, the Minds that Made the Future set, and the Highlight Sketches set.  I also want the Alcatraz card (I visited there recently), the USS Monitor and USS Merrimac cards (I regularly drive through the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel), the Virginia Box Loader Relic (duh.), and the John McEnroe Auto and Relic (I've met him and gotten his autograph before).

Besides the base set and your usual PC goals, what would you put on your wishlist for 2011 Allen & Ginter?

7 comments:

Collective Troll said...

I have never owned a wood mini which I really really want... I have a few ripped, rip cards, but I think I would love the thrill of ripping one...
I have a bunch of tools on ebay right now - they should transform into a couple of hobby boxes in a month or so...
PSYCHED!!!!

Nathan said...

I'll be going after the a's teamset and whichever Canadians they put in...the hometown heroes set looks cool too, anything with a little geography on the card and I'm in

FanOfReds said...

I always spend more on Ginter than anything else. I'm the hook for a case, but I do that by selling a lot of what I pull (to recoup my losses) plus selling throughout the year.

beardy said...

Yeah, I'm working on rounding up the funds for a couple of boxes as well, even though I'm less than thrilled about this year's base design. The mini insert sets look awesome, as usual!

Mark definitely does a good job, and I for one am grateful. Had I known Gint-A-Cuffs would grow to be the monster it is today, I would have just kept the idea to myself. Luckily, Mark has more free time than I do, but personally, I just think he likes beng referred to as "The Commish".

cynicalbuddha said...

I hopefull will get one of the flower card and I actually plan to see if it'll grow!!! And the univited guest mini's because I love all the crazy Ghost stuff and the Penultimate set cuz I like the second potatoes, and probably the floating fortresses and minds cards too I'm a sucker for cool inserts. Probably won't be trying to put the whole set together but definatley put a Brewers team set together.

night owl said...

A&G is my favorite set, but the design isn't doing it for me. I've completed the base set (plus SPs) each of the last 3 years, but not positive I'll go for 4 straight.

Gint-a-Cuffs may suck me in though. The first two times were lots of fun!

Play at the Plate said...

I need to sell something. I'd like to bust a couple of boxes, but I've yet to see the checklist. I'd like to get a rip card of one of my PC guys.