They may not be your father’s baseball cards but Topps Allen & Ginter is usually good for something wacky.
Whether it was the first-ever DNA card, dinosaur bone card, Paw-tagraph (canine’s footprint), grow-able card (featuring plant seeds) or Colony in a Card (eggs of live sea creatures), Topps Allen & Ginter has stretched the boundaries of what a trading card can offer.
The company has now revealed the source of its “Artifact” cards. These cards were inserted into packs of 2012 Topps A&G as redemptions and now Topps has let the cat out of the bag on just exactly what the special artifact is that’s embedded into some of those cards.
The redemption cards have been selling for big money on eBay.
Here’s the Artifact checklist as released by the company:
Card 1 – Carcharodon Megalodon Tooth (10 million years old)
Card 2 – Bronze coin (Roman Empire)
Card 3 – Cleoniceras Species Fossil (120 million years old)
Card 4 – Native American stone point (500 – 9,000 years old)
Card 5 – Neolithic stone point (3,000 to 8,000 years old)
Kris Medlen is making a splash for the Atlanta Braves. The 26-year-old converted infielder is the hottest starting pitcher in baseball right now.
After converting to starter from a relief role on July 31, Medlen has given up just four runs in seven starts. His strikeout to walk ration is a ridiculous 50-5. He’s given up just one homer and has won all seven of his starts.
He’s a little old to be labeled a prospect but he’s worth taking out of your common box at this point.
Talking Chop has a rundown of his rookie cards.
There are a lot of charity-minded people in our hobby. Pennsylvanian Ed Flick is one of them. Read what he’s doing here.