Topps' Allen & Ginter set offered a nod to the past when it hit store shelves last year. Now, the company's eTopps brand is paying tribute to America's First Fan.
eTopps released a limited edition set of six Allen & Ginter cards at mid-day Monday. The cards feature six different Presidents in 'action shots' from their days throwing out the first pitch of a new season.
The set, limited to 999 cards of each President and selling for $7.50 each includes:
- Dwight Eisenhower
- Ronald Reagan
- Gerald Ford
- George W. Bush
- John F. Kennedy
- Bill Clinton
The Allen & Ginter product issued in 2006 proved popular with collectors looking for something a little different. It included sports and non-sports subjects just as the original 19th century Allen & Ginter set.
According to eTopps, the Presidents collection stays true to the original Allen & Ginter size, but brought to life on "stunning eTopps technology." The cards will be offered individually, encased and be sequentially numbered.
While the Allen & Ginter eTopps cards differ in size from regular eTopps cards, they will continue to be encased in the standard sized eTopps tamper-evident, plastic case with eTopps sticker. The cards will be placed into a fitted frame and then fixed inside of the case.
The Presidents set was designed to commemorate next week's Opening Day festivities. The cards will be available until the overnight hours of April 2 or until they are sold out.