Well, I am still waiting for my cases to arrive, so I broke down and picked up a few blaster boxes of 2009 Allen & Ginter from Target. Here are a few highlights (there weren't a lot).
This Beltran No Number mini was the only semi-big hit. Love watching Beltran play, especially when he was with KC.
Here is the back of the Beltran card. The no number minis are hand numbered for the first time this year.
Frank Thomas sketch highlights card. Pretty cool looking card.
Black border mini.
National Heroes George Washington. Cool card, but now whenever I think of George Washington, I can't help but recall Slater's rant on Martha Washington and her "cash crop" in the classic film Dazed and Confused.
World's Biggest Hoaxes. This is one of the subsets I was looking forward to.
Creatures of Legend, Myth and Terror. Another subset I am semi-interested in.
My favorite current player, both for his brilliant pitching and quirky media quotes. Wish it was centered a little better.
Ryan Braun game used jersey card. I like the darker frames this year.