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Any one else drooling over this? - foleylion08 - 05-11-2012 08:10 AM
The cards I mean! Of course...the cards...
But seriously, I want one.
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - the great 48 - 05-11-2012 08:14 AM
Yes I am! But you can keep the cards
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - pawpawdiv9 - 05-11-2012 08:21 AM
You would expect higher end appliances!
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - foleylion08 - 05-11-2012 08:24 AM
I think that's in a Topps break room or something. Could be in Bristol.
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - lynellauto - 05-11-2012 08:29 AM
You mean she took time away from ironing to sign the cards?LOL!
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - pawpawdiv9 - 05-11-2012 09:02 AM
Well, actually they’re called trading cards, bubble gum cards, sports cards. But we just call ‘em baseball cards. Because baseball does it best and did it first. And Topps is the main brand. Just like Erin Andrews is the main sideline reporter. And she’s getting a Topps trading card in the Allen & Ginter’s World Champions set. As is supermodel Kate Upton
Reports Emmett Jones of Sports Business Digest:
… The 350-card base set, which will arrive in July, will feature a myriad of baseball stars from today and yesterday…Also included, are autographed cards of famous baseball players (Stan Musial, Albert Pujols, Willie Mays) and numerous non-baseball celebs including Upton along with other notable celebrities including Bobby Knight, Erin Andrews and Arnold Palmer.
So what will be the value of an Erin Andrews rookie card in a Beckett Baseball Card Monthly? Don’t put your EA cards in a shoebox or in between the spokes of your bike, you need to keep it in mint condition. So get your hard plastic covers ready
The seventh edition of Topps’ Allen & Ginter’s World Champions is scheduled for release in July, and collectors should notice one subtle change to the set’s checklist. The 350-card base set (with the final 50 cards short-printed) will feature noticeably fewer non-baseball subjects than ever before. 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter will be a little more mainstream if the preliminary information sent by the company is any indication.
While collectors can expect cards (and autographs) from the likes of Bobby Knight, Erin Andrews, and Roger Federer; cards of literary figures, planetary bodies, revolving doors, and other inanimate objects have been eliminated from the base set. In their place will be over two-dozen Hall of Famers and other retired players. This isn’t the first time Allen & Ginter has had such players, but it is the first time such a large number have appeared in the base set. And while Panini recently acquired the rights to players represented by CMG Worldwide, such Topps-exclusives as Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Hank Aaron will be included in the set.
Once again, each eight-card pack will yield one mini-sized parallel or insert. The usual tiers of mini-parallels will be coming back (“plain vanilla,” A&G Back, Black Bordered, No-Number, Wood, Framed Cloth, and Framed Mini Printing Plates). New for 2012, and replacing the Bazooka Backs, are “Baseball Backs.” Like the Bazooka Backs, the Baseball Backs will be serial-numbered to 25 copies.
Of course, the “weirdness” that has become the hallmark of this brand will still be around, it’s just been relegated to the multitude of insert sets. 2012 Allen & Ginter’s World Champions will feature a 10-card set of the “World’s Tallest Buildings” and mini-sized inserts of various breeds of dogs and whales, characters from The Bible, and Cabinet-sized cards of famous roller coasters.
New for 2012, are “Lepidoptery” cards – Hobby exclusive redemptions good for a card with a dead butterfly mounted into the card. Of course, the “creepy dead bug mounted onto a card” concept is nothing new – Upper Deck introduced in a couple of years ago in Goodwin Champions. The existence of these cards will probably be seen as Topps ripping-off Upper Deck but then again Goodwin Champions is nothing more than a rip-off of A&G, so turnabout is fair play.
For some collectors the main attraction of 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter are the three “hits” and one oversized box topper in every Hobby box. Framed “Relics,” framed autographs, framed cut signatures, original 19th Century Allen & Ginter cards, and the ever-controversial Rip Cards are among the “hits” Hobbyists can expect to find another batch of 15 N-43 and ten Cabinet style cards inserted as box toppers.
2012 Topps Allen & Ginter’s World Champions will be released the week of July 11. Each Hobby box will include 24 packs of eight cards and retail for $5/pack. Hobby boxes should go for around $90-$100
Topps Allen & Ginter has always offered a unique and diverse autograph so it comes as no surprise that the 2012 release will have some intriguing names.
In the would of other sports there is Golfing great Arnold Palmer, Roger Federer in Tennis, the return of Michael Phelps in Swimming, Coaches Bobby Knight and Ara Parseghian, Richard Petty and Al Unser, Sr. in racing and in Basketball, Harlem Globetrotter legends Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal.
There are also non-sport autos like the first African American in Space, Guy Bluford, Broadcasters Erin Andrews and the rock of The NFL Today on CBS, James Brown, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Model Kate Upton.
In addition to these Non-Baseball autographs, Topps announce two additions to the Baseball Autograph checklist, Yu Darvish (pictured above) and Yoenis Cespedes.
Here is a complete list of this year’s notable Non-Baseball Autographs.
Erin Andrews - ESPN Sports Analyst
Jerry Bailey - Jockey
Guy Bluford - First African American in Space
Keegan Bradley - Golfer, 2011 PGA Championship Winner
James Brown - Pro Football Analyst
Michael Buffer - Boxing Ring Announcer
Swin Cash - Champion Women's Basketball Forward
Don Denkinger - Baseball Umpire
Annie Duke - Champion Poker Player
Fatal1ty - Gaming Champion
Roger Federer - Men's Tennis Champion
Rulon Gardner - Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion
Greg Gumbel - Broadcaster
Hank Haney - Legendary Golf Instructor
Kirk Herbstreit - College Football Analyst
Marty Hogan - Racquetball Champion
Bob Hurley Sr - High School Basketball Coach
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Track & Field Champion
Bela Karolyi - Legendary Gymnastics Coach
Bob Knight - Legendary College Basketball Coach
Lefty Kreh - Fly Fishing Champion
Meadowlark Lemon - Harlem Globetrotters
Ewa Mataya - Billiards Player
John McEnroe - Men's Tennis Champion
Colin Montgomerie - Golfer
Curly Neal - Harlem Globetrotters
Arnold Palmer - Golfer
Ara Parseghian - Notre Dame Head Coach - '66,'73 Nat'l Championships
Richard Petty - Auto Racing Champion
Phil Pfister - Winner, World's Strongest Man Competition
Michael Phelps - Swimming Champion
Al Unser, Sr - Auto Racing Champion
Kate Upton - ROY, 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue
Dale Webster - Surfer (Daily for 35 Straight Years)
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - monsterx - 05-11-2012 09:17 AM
(05-11-2012 09:02 AM)pawpawdiv9 Wrote: Fatal1ty - Gaming Champion
Is there a market for these guys!?
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - kylebucksfan - 05-11-2012 09:24 AM
I might be looking to pick up a Kirk Herbstreit. He is from OSU.
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - monsterx - 05-11-2012 09:27 AM
(05-11-2012 09:24 AM)kylebucksfan Wrote: I might be looking to pick up a Kirk Herbstreit. He is from OSU.
I remember something about OSU fans running him out of town kinda thing. He moved because of the harassment.
RE: Any one else drooling over this? - pawpawdiv9 - 05-11-2012 09:30 AM
Just pre-ordered 2 boxes
86.95 each....got a free gift (2011 UD blaster 8pk) and free UPS shipping