Friday, July 2, 2010

Tony Hawk Ollies Into Allen & Ginter

Now this is a cool Allen & Ginter relic. This is a 1 of 1 nameplate relic card and it includes a nice sized piece of one of Tony Hawk's skateboards. I love how the paint is messed up from some gravity defying tricks. Here is the listing on eBay (thanks to commons_for_u for letting me use the scan):

2010 Allen & Ginter Tony Hawk Skateboard Nameplate

2010 Allen & Ginter Tony Hawk Skateboard Nameplate

Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010 Allen & Ginter Mytholgical Relic Surfaces

If you followed 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter, you probably remember that there were some crazy auto's and relics including an autographed Invisible Man card where the auto could only be seen under a black light, and a unicorn relic card. Topps is at it again with this 2010 Jack and the Beanstalk Relic card with four actual beans in it. Here is the listing for the one that is already up on eBay:

2010 Allen & Ginter Beanstalk Relic

2010 Allen & Ginter Jack and the Beanstalk Relic

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Allen & Ginter Strasburg Auto Found

Wow, this was pulled by a friend of mine in Plano, TX (Triple Cards). He listed it just a few minutes ago at 99 cents and it's already over $100. I'm guessing it will finish over $1000. Should be fun to watch. The Strasburg mania is crazy.

2010 Allen & Ginter Strasburg Auto

2010 Allen & Ginter Stephen Strasburg Auto

2010 Allen & Ginter Strasburg Mini Up

Well, looks like this one is legit and it's on eBay now. Wish it was an auction so we could see the bidding frenzy and get a handle on the value of the card, but at least we know they are out there now. Here is the link to the Strasburg mini:

2010 Allen & Ginter Stephen Strasburg Mini

And now there is another one on eBay as a true one day auction. Less than an hour in and it's over $200. Hope it's legit as I would love to see where it ends:

Second Strasburg Mini

No Strasburg in 2010 Allen & Ginter? One May Have Surfaced!

Update: A poster on the PSA message boards says they have pulled a Strasburg mini and have contacted Beckett. A post on the Beckett blog said they confirmed that 100 plus cases had been opened so far with no Strasburg's pulled. So if this one is the real deal, it looks like the Strasburg mini might be a super, super short print!

Update 2: Looks legit. They just posted a pic of the card in hand:

Pic of Strasburg mini in hand

And it's up on eBay as well as a second Strasburg mini as a true one day auction. Should be interesting:

Strasburg's on eBay

Two Strasburg mini auctions appeared on eBay yesterday, but both were pulled early and seemed to have used the same pic. The sellers seem reputable judging from their feedback, so I'm guessing they got multiple cases and counted on getting a Strasburg mini so they went ahead and listed them with stock photos, then pulled them after they opened their cases and did not pull a Strasburg mini. There is word going around on the PSA boards that up to 100 cases of 2010 Allen & Ginter have been opened now and not one Strasburg card has been pulled. Perhaps all the Strasburg's will end up in retail because hobby ships out earlier. This could get interesting as their will be some extremely upset collectors if it turns out that no Strasburg's made it into hobby packs.

Monday, June 28, 2010

2010 Allen & Ginter is Live

Looks like a few collectors have already received their cases. Here a few interesting cards already up on eBay:

First rip card I've come across. Looks pretty nice.

2010 Allen & Ginter BJ Upton Rip Card

National Animals cards. Don't know if this subset interests me, but the artwork is nice.

2010 Allen & Ginter National Animals

There are a bunch of relic cards out there. The red borders look good. Here is one of the top rookie's of 2010:

2010 Allen & Ginter Buster Posey Relic

Hopefully A&G will be at Walmart and/or Target soon.