Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013 Allen & Ginter Unnanounced Surprise Sets

Last Wednesday when I was at Triple Cards in Plano, TX for the 2013 Allen & Ginter opening day rip party, we noticed two sets pop up that were not in any of Topps original pre-release info.  They were both mini card insert sets.  The first one was called "All In A Days Work" and the second was called "People on Bicycles".  You can see the checklists here:

2013 Allen & Ginter All In A Days Work Checklist

2013 Allen & Ginter People On Bicycles Checklist

I was lucky enough to pull the All In A Days Work School Teacher card from the two hobby boxes that I opened:



Thursday, August 8, 2013

2013 Allen & Ginter Yasiel Puig Mini, Clayton Kershaw Rip Card and more

Yesterday was the opening day of 2013 Allen & Ginter so I decided to stop by my local hobby store on the way home from work.  I picked up two hobby boxes at Triple Cards in Plano, TX and joined the rip party.  Two packs in I found an A&G back Yasiel Puig mini.  I decided to roll the dice and list it immediately as a one day listing.  Sometimes these hot rookies drop dramatically in price after a week or two, sometimes they don't:

2013 Allen & Ginter Yasiel Puig Mini Auction




In the same box I also pulled the full size Yasiel Puig card:






And a little later in that box I pulled one of the coveted rip cards.  A Clayton Kershaw numbered out of 25.  I've never had much luck with Rip Cards that I've decided to open, so I am playing it safe and listing it unripped.  That should cover a decent amount of one of the boxes.

2013 Allen & Ginter Clayton Kershaw Rip Card auction





I'll post more about my two box break later today, but overall I am happy with this year's version of A&G, and it's always fun to hang out at a good 'ole sports card store and rip with other collectors.

2013 Allen & Ginter Checklist