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romansports
07-19-2006, 08:49 AM
Whats everyones feelings on the upcoming allen and ginter set being put out by Topps. Do you think it will boom like Triple Threads?
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flyingdutchdude
07-19-2006, 09:40 AM
I think its dumb to use the Allen & Ginter name. Go ahead and design the cards like the N28's and N29's, but leave the tobacco company name off the cards. Some of these modern card companies need to think on their own and stop copying old cards (ie Old Judge, Cracker Jack, Allen & Ginter, T206, etc.).

Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward (1887 N28)

redsoxfan1291
07-19-2006, 07:32 PM
I say hit. Topps definitely knows what they're doing with "reissuing" (if you may) old sets, and each (CrackerJack, t206, etc.) has done well on the market. This will be a good set for not only set builders but also memorabilia, autograph, and hit card collectors.

flyingdutchdude
07-19-2006, 11:22 PM
I just looked up the new Topps A&G cards..... From what Ive seen the Allen & Ginter cards are fairly good looking, my only problem is with the tobacco company name they basically stoled.

Its not a new concept...... Topps has been reusing (copying) older card styles designs since their first year (1948).

1948 Topps Magic Photos & 1955/1956 Topps Hocus Focus ....... copied the 1933 R308 Tattoo Orbit Gum cards

1951 Topps red back and blue back game & 1968 Topps Game cards ....... copied the 1913 WG5 National Game and 1913 WG6 Tom Barker Game cards

1951 Topps All-Star & 1964 Topps Stand-Ups cards (die-cut standups)......... copied the 1934 R318 Batter-Up & the 1937 V300 O-Pee-Chee Gum cards

1955 Topps Doubleheaders .......... copied the 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders

1956 Topps Pins ......... coppied the 1911 P2 Sweet Caporal pins (same size and design)

1961/1962/1969/1974 Topps Stamps .......... copied the 1911 T332 Helmar Stamps

1964/1971 Topps Coins ............... copied the 1909 PX7 Sweet Caporal Domino Discs

1970/1977 Topps Cloth Sticker .......... copied the 1910 S74 Silks

1971/1972/1973 Topps Candy Lids ........... copied the 1937-1954 Dixie Lids