June 23, 2016
After work yesterday I stopped by Duane’s Sports Cards to pick up supplies. As you should know by now, I find it difficult to buy just supplies. I’m not into baseball, but I know that the Allen & Ginter set is popular, so I bought a couple of packs.
I didn’t even know what I was looking for when I opened it in the shop. I didn’t get any autographs or relics. I checked Beckett.com for info on the set. It appears I just ended up with commons. I tend to buy two packs at a time and it’s what I’ve come to expect.
LINK: MOST INTRIGUING 2016 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER AUTOGRAPHS
I ended up with one short print (#313 Stephen Vogt), but short prints are 1:2 packs. Odds were the same on the Numbers Game insert set, but at least I did get a Mike Trout. My other insert was a Reggie Jackson Baseball Legends.
Both of my minis were rookies: #126 Greg Bird and #190 Jon Gray. I also pulled two base rookies: #125 Carl Edwards, Jr. and #231 Kaleb Cowart.
Nothing earth shattering, but I am a fan of retro-looking sets. It’s unlikely I will pick up any more of these, but it was worth picking them up for the pure enjoyment of opening a couple of packs.
LINK: JULIO URIAS SUSPECTED SSP MAKES 351 CARDS IN THE 2016 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER BASE SET
LINK: FROM A GREENLAND EXPLORER TO SKIPPERS: THE 2016 ALLEN & GINTER SURPRISES
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