A 350-card base set with 50 short-prints will make up the meat and potatoes portion of the 19th-century inspired issue.
- Cabinet Relic Cards (1 of 1) Topps says it is producing “the biggest relic cards ever seen in the hobby”. It offered a look at a giant piece of a Tony Hawk skateboard that will be part of the relic card program. Baseball relics will include entire name plates from game-used jerseys.
- Book Cards (1 of 1) The popular Topps book cards come to the Allen & Ginter brand.
- Monsters of the Mesozoic Relics (#’d to 10) The first of these pre-historic relic cards (Mammoth Hair and Dinosaur Teeth) were introduced in Allen & Ginter two years ago and have returned.
The non-sport content joins sports-related offerings with inserts such as Lords of the Olympus, World’s Greatest Wordsmiths, National Animals, Sailors of the Seven Seas, This Day in History, Baseball Highlight Art and others.
Unannounced inserts, autographs, relics and the ‘Ginter Code’ will also be part of the 2010 Allen & Ginter issue.
Like last year, every hobby box guarantees 3 hits (Autographs, Relics, Cut Signatures, Rip Cards, and Printing Plates).
Here’s a detailed look…
BASE CARDS (350)
Base Cards (300 subjects)
Short-Printed Base Cards (50 subjects) Inserted 1:2.
MINI PARALLELS (350)
Mini Parallel (1:1; short-prints 1:13)
Allen & Ginter Back (1:5; short-prints 1:65)
Allen & Ginter Black Bordered (1:10, short-prints 1:130)
Allen & Ginter No Number No card number (limited to 50)
Bazooka Back (hand #’d to 25)
Allen & Ginter Wood (hand #’d 1 of 1) HOBBY ONLY
Printing Plates (1 of 1)
Allen & Ginter Cloth Cards (Sequentially #’d to 10) HOBBY ONLY
Allen & Ginter Relics
Allen & Ginter DNA Relics Numbered 1 of 1.
Monsters of the Mesozoic Relics Numbered to 10.
Allen & Ginter Autographs
- Allen & Ginter Red Autographs (hand #’d in red to 10).
RIP CARD (100 Subjects) 1 per case HOBBY ONLY.
Allen & Ginter Originals (1 of 1) –actual mini paintings found in Rip Cards. HOBBY ONLY.
Allen & Ginter Mini Exclusives (50 subjects) – Numbered 351-400 and found only in Rip Cards HOBBY ONLY
- Allen & Ginter Mini Wood Exclusives (50 subjects) – A parallel to the exclusives and found only in Rip Cards.
Lords of Olympus (25 subjects) – Featuring gods and creatures from Greek mythology. 1:12
Monsters of the Mesozoic (25 subjects) Featuring the most famous and ferocious dinosaurs. 1:12
World’s Greatest Wordsmiths (15 subjects) – Featuring writers from around the world who have come to be seen as a voice of their nation. 1:24
Sailors of the Seven Seas (10 subjects) – Featuring some of the greatest explorers from the golden age of discovery, e.g., Magellan, Columbus, etc. 1:24
National Animals (50 subjects) – Mini cards featuring the flag of a nation and an animal that represents or is associated with that nation, not necessarily the official national animal. 1:8
This Day in History (75 subjects) – Pairing 75 MLB stars with a historical event that occurred on their birthday. 1 per pack.
Baseball Highlights Sketches (15 subjects) Full-size cards featuring reproductions of sketch cards featuring some of the greatest baseball highlights of the year and all time. (1:10)
Allen & Ginter Book Cards (1 of 1) HOBBY ONLY
Cut Signatures (1 of 1)
The Ginter Code
BOXLOADERS (1 per box) HOBBY ONLY
N43 Boxloader (15)
N43 Boxloader Relic (10) Hand #’d to 25.
N43 Boxloader Autograph (10) Hand #’d to 15.
N43 Boxloader Autographed Relic (5) Hand #’d to 5.
Cabinet Boxloaders (10) – Cabinet card sized featuring 2-4 subjects (mini parallel cards) involved in a 2009 baseball highlight or great engineering achievement (e.g., building of the Brooklyn Bridge, construction of the Panama Canal).
Cabinet Relic Boxloaders (10) – Cabinet card sized featuring an over-sized, complete relic, such as a jersey nameplate or jersey-front number.