Box Busters Live: 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball — catch the replay for a chance to win two boxes

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Who: Beckett Media’s Chris Olds, Susan Lulgjuraj  — and you.

What: Box Busters Live — an absolutely free live video chat and box-breaking experience where you ask the questions, you get the answers … and you may even get the cards.

When: This Thursday (tomorrow) TODAY starting at noon Central time. It will run at least two hours or maybe a tad longer to finish ripping. (We’ll chat about and rip at least four boxes before they can be yours — maybe more.)

Where:  You can join in on the discussions by leaving comments on this Beckett post, chatting via our YouTube channel, commenting to us via Twitter or on our Google Hangout page.

The product: The newest baseball card set from Topps, 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter.

81 Comments

  1. jackson depree
    Posted August 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    whats the odds everything is a redemption that will amount to horrible auto from a fake set that nobody wants. Bryce harper auto redemption equals a Fergie Jenkins!!!

  2. Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Jackson,

    Such negativity! Also lets not dump on Fergie Jenkins, the man is a HOFer. The first Canadian HOFer mind you…

  3. Ryan
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    LOVE This stuff!!

  4. Ian Gibbs
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Loving the Box Loaders this year. Pretty nice cards.

  5. Mike
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    The Matthew Berry card is great! Would love to own that. Just got his book and autograph! Thanks

  6. Tyler
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    One Little Corner is my favorite insert. I like the idea.

  7. Mike Henry
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Allen & Ginter is set my favorite release, but it is getting sort of weak when it comes to hits!!!

  8. Roland Wake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Agree with mike the matt berry card is epic.

  9. Zac Dubberly
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    “Well, Pam… Which way you going, left or right?”
    “Right!”
    “Oh, that’s too bad…”
    “Why?”
    “Because it was a fifty fifty shot on whether you’d be going left or right. You see we’re both going left. You could have just as easily been going left, too. And if that was the case… It would have been a while before you started getting scared. But since you’re going the other way, I’m afraid you’re gonna have to start getting scared… immediately!”

  10. Charles Burrell
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Watching now. My first time. Pretty cool.

  11. Chris
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait for my box to come in this afternoon!

  12. Kraig Feldman
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the contest Beckett! Here’s my question; What was the rationale to have a non-framed relic in this set? It strays from the trademark ginter frame and seems not to fit to me. Thanks

  13. Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the video Chris and Susan! Really love the Ginter line up this year. Some nice mix of retired players this year. Will be interested to see if the Pele mini also has a “missing text” version. Love the oddities that is A & G.

  14. Stacy
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I want to see a rip card pulled!

  15. Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I love the design, I’m just not sure I’m going to buy a box this year. In 5 years, I’ve never really pulled much from Ginter. We’ll see.

  16. Roland Wake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Love the style of these. Thanks fir telling us the odds.

  17. Adam Lindsay
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Big card collector, would be great to win this box of cars from BoxBusterLive :)

  18. cardbrdhunter
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    wanna win that box please.. pretty please

  19. Tim Lindgren
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Those cards are pretty sweet!

  20. Nick Mikulicich
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Dead Sea Scrolls . . . hmmm . . . does that mean the Ginter Code will be in Hebrew?

  21. Ryan Blake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    This is a different product, to say the least. Artwork is subtle, yet beautifully done. This box must have your name on it. 2 Swishers!

  22. Charles Burrell
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Which autograph in the set is most surprising to you?

  23. Ryan Blake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Welcome to the jungle!

  24. Roland Wake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Wow. Those curious cases are sweet

  25. cardbrdhunter
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    dang should have logged on with my MrBrnStone Logg in for that axle Rose
    and I doubt he’ll sign. a bit of a diva

  26. CL
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I really enjoy the different options this set has to offer. From Coach Cal to Miss USA to Y. Puig to the planet Saturn. Love it!

  27. CC
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Any word on what the Select Picks inserts are? 1:900,000 packs pretty rare but hard to get an idea on popularity if no one knows what they are!

  28. Bobby
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    i do really like the painterly/watercolor style of these cards…enough that i momentarily considered trying to build the set this year. but then reason re-entered my mind and i decided to stick with my yankees. and maybe a couple oddballs like henry rollins & ed o’neill (chrissy teigen’s alright be she ain’t no erin andrews or kate upton like last year).

  29. Terry Deck
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Love the look of these

  30. Ryan Blake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    What other product is this similar to? As in, I know that I’ve seen a competitors product with the assortment of different genres.

  31. Jason
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Just got a chance to join in. Suz, I love that you are in the Beckett Presidential Library for this break.

  32. Jason
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I just hopped on. Suz, I’m glad to see you joining us live from the Beckett Presidential Library. I love it. These breaks rock!

  33. Jimmy D.
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Are the rip cards serial numbered by machine or hand?

  34. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    haha Jason, it’s better than the plain, white wall i usually sit in front of

  35. Ryan Blake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Wow, very informative, as always. I appreciate the answer. I definitely agree, Allen & Ginter is by far top of the line, as with the different genres. Topps definitely reaches out to many different types of fans. Topps never disappoints, as it comes to my humble opinion.

  36. CL
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Card #2 – Derek Jeter

  37. Norman Carlisle
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Jeter

  38. Ryan Blake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Release The Kimbrel.

  39. Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I have always liked the quirkiness of this set. The rare unannounced inserts, the themed minis, everything.

  40. Ryan Blake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Gotta love it! 13 in a row. I’m convinced that the Braves are sending that greasy mess from the new waffle house location to the opponents locker room, before games. Screws my stomach, every time. :-)

  41. Brian Blankenburg
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Of course, when I finally get on to listen and watch, you pull a Babe Ruth Black mini. Just my luck. When I open, I get a Cub or somebody, no Yankees.

  42. Brian Blankenburg
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Babe ruth and Dale Earnhardt

  43. Norman Carlisle
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Ruth dale Earnhardt sr

  44. Ryan Blake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Dangit, I’ve gotta run. Thank You, as always, for the great experience on a rainy day. Hope everyone has a great day. :-)

  45. Andrew
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Ginter really has something for everyone in it, kind of a neat over all product for the generalist.

  46. Tyler
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    bill walton

  47. Zac Dubberly
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  48. Nick Mikulicich
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton t-shirt memorabilia card. Throw it down, Chris!

  49. Bryan
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Box #4 Bill Walton

  50. Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton is the relic card from box 4. I would love that card.

  51. Kraig Feldman
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  52. Roland Wake
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Bill walton!! Tie-dye..classic

  53. Nick Graff
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton was the memorbilia card on last box!

    Randomly selected as Walton box winner.

  54. Philip
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    do u think more non-player cards will be released

  55. Geoffrey Rotunda
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  56. Charles Burrell
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  57. CAL
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Its Bill Walton baby!

  58. CL
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton – Tie Dye!

  59. Andrew
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  60. steve osowski
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    bill walton

  61. Greg Birdsell
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Mem card in box four was Bill Walton

  62. Ryan
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  63. Laura
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  64. Nick Mikulicich
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    It’s Allen & Ginter. It’s weird every year. I’m not a big fan (especially because of all the nonsports inserts – I think Men With Hats was the worst, though Curious Cases is pushing it), though some of the autos and relics are great. Pele would be my favorite this year.
    Perhaps they can get Bruno Sammartino to sign next year. That would be the wrestling auto that would get the most collectibility.

  65. Rob B
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Getting pretty tired of A&G but like the box break…

  66. kris
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    sorry have to watch replay had to take step mom to hospital I was really bummed out. I really wanted some ginter packs or cards

  67. Philip
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  68. Matt Biello
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Love the native american tribe subset and the planets etc. they always seem to come up with such cool subset ideas. The look is great year in with so many things to find and collect.

  69. Lucas
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  70. Marko
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Wish they had done a JFK conspiracy mini set.

  71. Ben
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Bill walton

  72. kris
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    bill “gratefull dead” Walton.

  73. kris
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    probably the most fun in ripping each year. will be getting a box of this. man swish has some tough company born on his b-day

  74. bill.durbin
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    The Bill Walton “Ty Die’ shirt.

  75. Will Ferrall
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  76. Chris Wardner
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Can you say…Bill Walton

  77. Jason Taylor
    Posted August 10, 2013 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  78. John R Collyer
    Posted August 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton

  79. Matt
    Posted August 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Bill Walton!

  80. chrisolds
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    We’ll select our two winners on Tuesday. Why the delay? I don’t have boxes to mail them out at the moment, anyway …

  81. Ian Gibbs
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Bill walton

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