2006-2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Checklist Review History – Sports Card Radio

Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards

  • First Issue: 2006
  • Key Card: DNA Relic Cards
  • SRP Box Price: $70 – $80
  • Configuration: 24 Packs – 8 Cards Per Pack


Late 1800’s to early 1900’s Tobacco Cards are some of the hottest and highest value Sports Cards on the market. The intrigue and scarcity has made these attractive investments for card collectors over the years. Cards were inserted into packs of Cigarettes or other Tobacco products during this time.

Baseball players, celebrities, popular figures and more graced these highly priced collectibles. Allen & Ginter produced the first nationally distributed cards and included them in the companies tobacco products.

Paying homage to the original cards manufactured over a century ago
Topps put together a set that has set new standards and brought unique cards into the market.



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2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box



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Base Cards

  • Active and Retired Baseball Players, Managers, Action Shots, Rookies, Veterans.
    2006: 300 Cards
    2007: 335 Cards
    2008: 309 Cards
    2009: 260 Cards
  • Historic Figures: Presidents, Heroes, and other important people
    2006: 25 Cards
    2007: 25 Cards
    2008: 24 Cards
    2009: 25 Cards
  • World Champions: Competitors who are champions
    (2007: 20 Cards, 2008: 20 Cards)
  • Superstar Athletes: Non-Baseball Athletes
    (2006: 15 Cards)
  • Allen & Ginter Reprint: 10 Cards from the Original Set

Rip Cards

Rip Cards give the collector the decision to “Rip” the card open or leave as is to preserve the card inside. These are actually 2 cards…a Main card sequentially and an insert card inside. One Per Case.

Possible Hits Included:

  • Repurchased Original Allen & Ginter Tobacco Cards
  • Original Dick Perez 1/1 Sketch Cards (30 Total Cards)
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Special Red Ink Autograph Mini Cards
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Special Extra Mini’s only found in rip cards
    (2006, 2007-40 Exist, 2008-50 Exist, 2009-50 Exist)
  • Wood Exclusives: Parallels made of real wood #1/1
    (2007, 2008, 2009)

Box Loaders

Box Loaders were nothing really new in 2006 but Topps Allen and Ginter took it to another level offering Autographs and different variations that made busting boxes exciting. One Per Box.

Possible Hits Included:

Mini Cards

Topps Allen and Ginter Minis have popularity with set builders year after year.  They replicate the size of the original Allen & Ginter cards 1 15/32″ x 2 11/16″ One Mini Per Pack.

Variations Include:

Insert Cards

Topps Allen & Ginter Insert Cards have been popular with set builders and box busters as they do add some value to the overall product. Some thoughtful designs and unique personalities on the front have made these collectible.

Variations Include:

Framed Originals

Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Originals

Framed Original Cards are the original Allen & Ginter Tobacco Cards “Framed”in order to fit to the standard baseball card dimensions: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2”

(2006, 2007, 2008)

Framed Autograph Cards

Allen & Ginter Framed Autograph cards are some of the most collectible signed pieces coming out of Baseball product today. The Non-Sport Autograph’s are some of the most sought after cards every year.

Variations Include:

  • Allen & Ginter Basebal: Players signature featured on a framed card.
    (2006: 39 Cards Hand Numbered, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Allen & Ginter Superstars: Athletes and Other Non-Baseball Figures
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Popular Autographs:

Framed Relic Cards

Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Relic (Jersey Cards) are also very popular. There unique design makes the Jersey or Relic piece visible on both sides of the card. Popular athletes, presidents, actors and more have been featured.

(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Popular Examples Include:

Framed Printing Plates

Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Printing Plates

Allen & Ginter Framed Printing Plates feature the 4 different plates it requires Topps to print each card. There are 4 different 1/1 printing plates for each player. The Mini Exclusive Cards are also included in the set.

(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

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