Allen & Ginter Continues To Move Forward In 2013

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If there is one product that has a strong following its Allen & Ginter.  Its one of a few products that are celebrated for its gimmicks.  Topps has been unleashing this bad boy of a product since 2006, and each year its gets bigger and bigger.  Topps continues to make use of a simple design, great coloring, and on-card autographs to keep the collector entertained.  Allen & Ginter is one of the richest and most complicated sets to put together.  The depth of it just goes on forever.

Allen & Ginter is much more than just a baseball product.  The set contains cards of anybody and everybody.  New for this year are cabinet sized booklets, guitar pick relics, and cards that contain spiders.  Upper Deck’s Goodwin Champions actually have been doing the bug stuff for years, but it fits right in with all the wacky stuff found in Allen & Ginter too.  Pele, Lindsey Vonn, and John Calipari are just a few of the new autographs added to the lineup.  One of the major additions Topps made is the inclusion of double rip cards.  These look as if they contain two surprises inside and can be ripped from either end.

I’m a fan of Allen & Ginter, but only from the sidelines.  I enjoy seeing what others pull from their boxes.  For a set that seems to cover everything, I wish they would at least make a base card of former Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas.  2013 Allen & Ginter is set to release in July, and I’m sure it has a lot more surprises in store.

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