Saturday, September 10, 2011

2008 Allen and Ginter Hobby Break Box 1 Part 1

Ok, so I will be posting my 2 2008 Allen and Ginter boxes 8 packs at a time, so a total of 6 posts.  Most of you know that I'm a big fan of the Allen and Ginter sets, so it should be a testament to how good my two boxes of 2008 A Piece of History were if I am showing the two A&G boxes first. I'll start with the fourth best box in my purchase.

HB5 General Eisenhower/Field Marshal Montgomery Cabinet

>>> Since this is the D-Day cabinet card and my wife's grandfather was on the beach in Normandy, I'm pretty happy.  If anyone wants it, it is for trade, but I have no problem hanging on to it.

Pack 1:
80 Hanley Ramirez
9 Ian Kinsler
168 Melky Cabrera
228 Derek Lowe
WGV-14 The American Revolution World's Greatest Victories
BI6 Honus Wagner Baseball Icons
US25 Ryan Howard US States
232 Davy Crockett

>>> The Victories cards aren't the best looking insert, but the Baseball Icons cards are nice.  I like the idea of retired stars as an insert in A&G, especially as minis.

Pack 2:
115 Alex Rios
170 Jake Peavy
41 Paul Konerko
271 Paul Lo Duca
WL5 Stephen Harper World Leaders
US33 Ryan Zimmerman US States
103 Kerri Strug
84 Bonnie Blair

>>> Canada gets a big MEH, but the Zim states card is nice.

Pack 3:
229 Joe Blanton
254 Hunter Pence
196 Edgar Renteria
347 David DeJesus Short Print
11 Michael Cuddyer Mini A&G Back
US21 Chris Capuano US States
292 Elijah Dukes
83 Masahide Kobayashi

>>> Sweet, gotta love PC minis!

Pack 4:
23 A.J. Burnett
121 Yovani Gallardo
112 Akinori Iwamura
53 Chien-Ming Wang
132 Gary Matthews Mini
US34 Travis Hafner US States
137 Annie Oakley
107 Matt Biondi

Pack 5:
199 Daric Barton
269 Gary Sheffield
5 C.C. Sabathia
333 Coco Crisp Short Print
186 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Mini
US47 Grady Sizemore US States
59 Nicky Hayden
11 Michael Cuddyer
>>> Cuddyer...the big version.

Pack 6:
231 Huston Street
213 Brendan Harris
90 Jose Reyes
126 Chris Young
282 Jeanette Lee Mini A&G Back
US16 Nate Robertson US States
19 Albert Einstein
287 Chris Carpenter

Pack 7:
181 Moises Alou
136 Javier Vazquez
195 Russ Martin
241 Ryan Garko
320 Dmitri Young Short Print
171 J.D. Drew Mini Bazooka #06/25
US35 Nick Swisher US States
34 Bill Hall

>>> That is my first ever pack-pulled Bazooka mini.  It continues the Red Sox A&G theme I have going this year.

Pack 8:
260 Mark Teixeira
165 Justin Verlander
215 Aaron Harang
309 Ryan Church Short Print
188 Kelly Johnson Mini
US48 Seth McClung US States
238 Todd Clever
176 Claude Monet

Not a bad start with the Bazooka mini, but no hits yet. Most of the base cards and the States from this first box are for my sets, but most of the other stuff is for trade.  If you see something you want, let me know. 


Greg Zakwin said...

Oooooh, Bazooka Mini. Sweet pull!

Collective Troll said...

2008 A and G is by far one of my favorite sets of all time AND it is among the most fun to rip... I have torn up several boxes and never came close to a numbered Bazooka mini... Very nice!