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

History

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.

2006

  • Original Release Date: 7/26/2006
    24 Packs  –  8 Cards Per Pack
  • Key Cards:
    Danica Patrick Cards
    John F. Kennedy Relic

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2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box

2007

  • Original Release Date: 7/25/2007
    24 Packs  –  8 Cards Per Pack
  • Key Cards:
    Greg Oden Autograph
    SP Autographs

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2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box

2008

  • Original Release Date: 7/23/2008
    24 Packs  –  8 Cards Per Pack
  • Key Cards:
    DNA Relic Cards
    Cut Signature Cards

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2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box

2009

  • Original Release Date: 6/22/2009
    24 Packs  –  8 Cards Per Pack
  • Key Cards:
    Michael Phelps Box Loader Auto
    DNA Relic Cards

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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
    (2006)

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
    (2006)
  • 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:

  • Allen & Ginter N43 Set (Autograph & Jersey Versions Exist)
    (2006, 2007, 2008-Auto/Jsy Exist, 2009)
  • 1/1 Autograph Postcards from players hometown (Base Versions Exist)
    (2006)
  • National Pride Westminster Champion Autographs (Hand Numbered)
    (2007)
  • National Pride Cabinet Box Loader
    (2007)
  • Cabinet Box Loader features Highlights or Events
    (2007, 2008, 2009)

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:

  • Allen & Ginter: Complete set has a mini parallel that is a smaller version of the base card.
    (2006, 2007. 2008, 2009)
  • Allen & Ginter Back: The back of the card replicates the original Allen & Ginter card backs.
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Allen & Ginter Black Boarder: Black boarder around mini’s
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Bazooka Backs: Cards have bazooka backs and are #’d out of 25
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Allen & Ginter Wood: Cards are made of wood and are #’d 1/1
    (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Allen & Ginter: No Number: Cards do not have a number and are limited to 50
    (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Allen & Ginter Framed Cloth: Framed in a colored cloth #’d out of 10
    (2008, 2009)

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:

  • Dick Perez Sketch Cards: Sketches from Dick Perez of today’s future HOF’s
    (2006: 30 Cards, 2007: 30 Cards)
  • Allen & Ginter Mini Flags: Highlighting Flags from around the world
    (2007: 50 Cards)
  • Allen & Ginter World Leaders: The world’s most powerful people on cardboard.
    (2008: 50 Cards)
  • Allen & Ginter US States: Features one MLB per state.
    (2008: 50 Cards)
  • Allen & Ginter Ancient Icons: Figures and Ancient stuff from the past.
    (2008: 20 Cards)
  • Baseball Icons: Historic HOF Players like Jackie Robinson & Ty Cobb
    (2008: 17 Cards)
  • Creatures of Legend Myth & Terror: Medusa, Big Foot.
    (2009: 20 Cards)
  • Worlds Biggest Hoaxes, Hoodwinks, & Bamboozles:
    (2009: 20 Cards)
  • National Pride: Baseball Player with Flag of his Nation.
    (2009: 75 Cards)
  • National Heroes Non-Sports Heroes.
    (2009: 40 Cards)
  • Baseball Highlight Sketch Cards: ’08 Baseball Highlights.
    (2009)

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:

  • Michael Phelps
  • Danica Patrick

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:

  • Mickey Mantle
  • Albert Pujols
  • Beethoven
  • John F. Kennedy

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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