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    Topps Sneaks Us A Peak At 2008 Allen and Ginter


    Following on the heels of two consecutive Beckett Readers' Choice Awards for Product Of The Year, Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball returns in 2008 with the promise of being even bigger and better. From DNA cards to Cut Signatures, Rip Cards and Ancient Icons, Allen & Ginter is set to deliver the quirkiness, fun and collectability that collectors have come to love since its inception.

    Here are some of the 2008 highlights that Topps is sharing for the first time:

    * DNA cards..an expanded list featuring pieces of hair from Abe Lincoln, JFK, Jackie O and Beethoven. There is even a dinosaur bone DNA card!

    Autographs?the best list yet?tennis star Serena Williams, new hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut and baseball stars David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez.

    *Baseball Icons?features legendary baseball players from Topps recently announced CMG deal such as Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson and Ty Cobb.

    *Relics?Big Foot Monster Truck's tire, Mark Spitz's speedo, A-Rod, Pujols and much more.

    *Ancient Icons & World Leaders?Once again A&G features subjects from outside the baseball stadium and from around the world.

    *The Ginter Code crack the code first and you will appear in the 2009 Allen & Ginter base set.

    *Also look for Rip Cards, Originals, Cloth cards, Dick Perez Mini Paintings, N43 Box Loaders and Cabinet cards.

    Look for more surprises to be announced as the product ramps up for release in mid-July.

    This set is just ODD.
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  • #2
    Hair relics - that's just sort of creepy now, isn't it? :dismay:
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    • #3
      <Autographs?the best list yet? new hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut>

      Kind of makes the metal musician sigs seem not so bad, eh?
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      • #4
        Mark Spitz' speedo?

        It's the end of the world as we know it - anyone feel fine?
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        • #5
          Autograph cards of current players? That is the best list yet.

          They're really going pop culture, aren't they? Ancient relics? I'll be searching for that pebble from Burnside Bridge from the battle of Antietam, myself.
          Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
          Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
          Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
          Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
          Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
            Autograph cards of current players? That is the best list yet.

            They're really going pop culture, aren't they? Ancient relics?
            I'm not impressed until they get a piece of Jimmy Hoffa
            Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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            • #7
              Well, the original 19th century Allen and Ginter cards did include non-baseball people in the set, and Topps is carrying that tradition.

              MY biggest gripe with the A&G sets is how Topps spells out the numbers in words. Feh.
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              • #8
                "I'll be searching for that pebble from Burnside Bridge from the battle of Antietam, myself."

                Don't tell anyone, but when I was there, I pocketed a few pebbles that were on (but not part of!) the bridge.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dalkowski110 View Post
                  "I'll be searching for that pebble from Burnside Bridge from the battle of Antietam, myself."

                  Don't tell anyone, but when I was there, I pocketed a few pebbles that were on (but not part of!) the bridge.
                  How much did Topps pay you for them?
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                  • #10
                    LOL! Well, yeah, I was never an A&G fan except for buying team sets or individual players. And the set just gets weirder by the year.
                    "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                    -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                    Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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                    • #11
                      I don't know about you guys, but I like buying packs of baseball cards with....baseball cards in them, not monster truck tires. I wouldn't be happy or proud to pull a card like that. It's a tradition for A & G, sure, but there are limits....leave it to famous people at very least, forget famous machines.

                      At this point there are two Topps brands that I like: Bowman and Heritage. The others are either turning a little too unorthodox or are unfamiliar to me.
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                      • #12
                        The part with the hair creeped me out-Topps lost a customer there.
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                        • #13
                          The DNA cards are a little much in my opinion. We don't need these to fall into the wrong hands and have some psycho with an army of cloned Abe Lincolns.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hudsonharden View Post
                            The DNA cards are a little much in my opinion. We don't need these to fall into the wrong hands and have some psycho with an army of cloned Abe Lincolns.
                            Now, THAT would be crazy!
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                            • #15
                              Well I went ahead and placed my order for two hobby boxes of the 2008 A & G set with MLB Shop. It should be shipped around the 21st. I've really been looking forward to this set. :hyper:

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