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2010 Topps Allen & Ginter – Avery Jenkins – Interview

World Disc Golf Champion Avery Jenkins Signing Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Mini Card

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Interview

Avery Jenkins

World Champion Disc Golfer

2010 Allen & Ginter Cards:
#73 Avery Jenkins Base Card
Framed Autograph #AGA-AJE Avery Jenkins
Framed Relic #AJ Avery Jenkins

Sports Card Radio To those who are unfamiliar with disc golf, what is it exactly?

Avery Jenkins
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”. the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.

Sports Card Radio How & When did you become involved in the sport of Disc Golf?

Avery Jenkins
Growing up in Hinckley, Ohio, I have been around disc golf my entire life. My mother, Sharon, has won 3 World Championships (’92, ’94 and ’98) and my father, Leroy, has won many NT Titles and is credited with instilling in me the love for the game. My sister, Valarie, is also a touring professional disc golfer and is currently the 3X Women’s World Champion (’07, ’08 and ‘09).

After throwing my first disc at the young age of 7, I began playing disc golf recreationally and in tournaments sporadically as a kid. I first joined the PDGA in 1992 as a Christmas gift from my parents, but it was not until after I graduated from high school that I developed an intense passion for the sport and set out to build my life around it.

Sports Card Radio How would a person interested in disc golf get involved in the sport?

Avery Jenkins
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with a member base of 40,000+, is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found in countries worldwide.

The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves “hooked;” increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense – or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $15, and it only takes one for basic play.

Sports Card Radio How did you find out that Topps wanted you to sign cards in the 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Set – and what was that like?

Avery Jenkins
I was contacted over this past Winter by a Sports Marketing Company about the opportunity to have a Card included in the 2010 Allen & Ginter Sportscard set. I was really excited to finally have my own Topps Rookie card so I sent them several photos to choose from in order to find the best picture to fit such a Sportscard.

It was a very memorable experience where I felt like a true sports celebrity going to a Topps Autograph Signing at World Disc Sports – Disc Golf Pro Shop in San Jose, CA. I met a Topps representative at the Pro Shop that brought 200+ Mini Cards for me to autograph and then have them sent back to Topps to be inserted into framed cards. Also local players from the San Jose area came to be a part of the event along with a videographer to document the occasion. It took me about 45 minutes to sign the Topps cards with a few breaks to give my hand a rest before cramping up. All in all it was a great experience.

World Disc Golf Champion Avery Jenkins Signing Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Mini Card

I think that it is pretty incredible to have my own personal Sportscard. Its a dream to have an actual Topps Card and to be included in the 2010 Allen & Ginter set along with all of the Major Baseball Stars and other World Champions of various sports. It’s a true honor.

Sports Card Radio Have you ever collected Sports Cards in the past? And have you picked up any copies of the cards you signed this year?

Avery Jenkins
I collected sportscards when I was younger and it all started when my Uncle gave me his sportscard collection from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. I collected a lot of Baseball, Basketball and Football Cards from the late 80’s and early 90’s and still have all of my cards stored at my parents house in Ohio.

I have been collecting several of my cards ever since their release in early July, trying to acquire one of each version of the cards produced. So far I collected many of my Common/Base, Mini, Disc Relic, Autographed, Silk and a few of the Printing Plate Cards. But I am always trying to find more of my cards when possible for my personal collection.

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2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Avery Jenkins Base Card #732010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Avery Jenkins Framed Autograph Card2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Avery Jenkins Framed Disc Golf Relic Card

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Checklist – National Animals –

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National Animals

2010 Topps Allen and Ginter National Animals Lot of Cards
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NA1 Cougar

NA2 Cuban Crocodile

NA3 Falcon

NA4 Cheetah

NA5 Cow

NA6 Kangaroo

NA7 Ostrich

NA8 Chihuahua

NA9 Jaguar

NA10 Bull

NA11 Harpy Eagle

NA12 Markhor

NA13 African Elephant

NA14 Barbary Macaque

NA15 Giant Panda

NA16 Leopard

NA17 Camel

NA18 Beaver

NA19 Alpaca

NA20 Lion

NA21 Lynx

NA22 Stag

NA23 Elk

NA24 Condor

NA25 Wisent

NA26 Gray Wolf

NA27 Gallic Rooster

NA28 Sable Antelope

NA29 Flamingo

NA30 Koi

NA31 Ashy-faced Owl

NA32 Bulldog

NA33 Brown Bear

NA34 White-tailed Deer

NA35 Russian Bear

NA36 Dolphin

NA37 Komodo Dragon

NA38 Llama

NA39 Sheep

NA40 King Cobra

NA41 Green-and-black Streamertail

NA42 Carabao

NA43 Water Buffalo

NA44 Israeli Gazelle

NA45 Italian Wolf

NA46 Ring Tailed Lemur

NA47 Tiger

NA48 Dalmatian

NA49 Zebra

NA50 Bald Eagle

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Checklist – World’s Greatest Wordsmiths –

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball
World’s Greatest Wordsmiths
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New to Topps Allen & Ginter is the 2010 World’s Greatest Wordsmiths Insert Set.
Featuring: Authors, Poets and Writes from around the world.

2010 Allen & Ginter World's Greatest Wordsmiths

#WGWS1 Homer
#WGWS2 William Shakespeare
#WGWS3 Washington Irving
#WGWS4 Miguel de Cervantes
#WGWS5 Fyodor Dostoevsky
#WGWS6 Victor Hugo
#WGWS7 Shen Kuo
#WGWS8 John Milton
#WGWS9 Dante Alighieri
#WGWS10 Edgar Allan Poe
#WGWS11 Marcus Aurelius
#WGWS12 Virgil
#WGWS13 John Bunyan
#WGWS14 Plato
#WGWS15 Confucius

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Checklist – Monsters of the Mesozoic –

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball
– Monsters of the Mesozoic –

Complete Checklist

2010 Allen & Ginter Monsters of the Mesozoic

New for 2010 Allen & Ginter – Monsters of the Mesozoic
Featuring Dinosaurs who stalked the Earth in prehistoric times

#MM1 Tyrannosaurus Rex
#MM2 Triceratops
#MM3 Stegosaurus
#MM4 Velociraptor
#MM5 Allosaurus
#MM6 Megalosaurus
#MM7 Spinosaurus
#MM8 Ankylosaurus
#MM9 Apatosaurus
#MM10 Brachiosaurus
#MM11 Diplodocus
#MM12 Iguanodon
#MM13 Pachycephalosaurus
#MM14 Pentaceratops
#MM15 Protoceratops
#MM16 Ultrasaurus
#MM17 Dilophosaurus
#MM18 Supersaurus
#MM19 Nomingia
#MM20 Oviraptor
#MM21 Bambiraptor
#MM22 Protarchaeopteryx
#MM23 Carcharodontosaurus
#MM24 Carnotaurus
#MM25 Giganotosaurus

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Checklist – Lords of Olympus –

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball
– Lords of Olympus –

Complete Checklist Below

– Lords of Olympus –

  • New for 2010 is the Lords of Olympus insert set.
  • These card feature the “Home of the Gods” and other Polytheistic Deities.

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2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Lords of Olympus Set 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter The Muses

LO1 – Zeus– King of the Gods

LO2 – Poseidon– God of the sea

LO3 – Hades– God of the underworld

LO4 – Hera– Goddess of women and marriage

LO5 – Athena– Goddess of wisdom

LO6 – Apollo– God of light and sun

LO7 – Aphrodite– Goddess of love

LO8 – Hermes– Messenger of the gods

LO9 – Artemis– Daugher of Zeus

LO10 – Gaea– Goddess of the Earth

LO11 – Uranus– Gradfather of Zeus

LO12 – Cronus– Leader of the Titans

LO13 – Prometheus– Stole fire from Zeus

LO14 – Phoebe– One of the original Titans

LO15 – Demeter– Goddess of the grains

LO16 – Persephone– Queen of the underworld

LO17 – Dionysus– God of wine

LO18 – Eros– God of love

LO19 – Helios– Buddies with Apollo

LO20 – Thanatos– Nobody ever saw this guy

LO21 – Pan– God of Shepards

LO22 – Nemesis– Who Tiger Woods should see

LO23 – The Fates – Determine destiny

LO24 – The Muses – Inspire creation of the arts

LO25 – Atlas– Carried the World

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