Topps: Stephen Strasburg Allen & Ginter mini is not short-printed, after all

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Despite a few dealers’ large volume of cases opened without finding one, Topps announced on Thursday that the Stephen Strasburg mini card in this year’s Allen & Ginter baseball card set is not a short-print.

“Stephen Strasburg’s Allen & Ginter base mini card (No. 401) falls at the same rate as any one base mini card in the product,” read a company statement. ” The difference between Strasburg and the other subjects in the base mini set is that Strasburg’s card does not have any parallels (Allen & Ginter Back, Black Bordered, No Number, Bazooka Back, Silk, Wood and Printing Plate).”

Topps also confirmed that, unlike 2010 Bowman, Strasburg’s autographed cards can be found in retail packs. Because of Strasburg’s late inclusion, his autographed card is a redemption.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. Posted Thursday July 1st, 2010 at 09:46 AM | Permalink

    So … this means he falls at the same rate as most cards and not those that are numbered 300+?

  2. chrisolds
    Posted Thursday July 1st, 2010 at 09:52 AM | Permalink

    It means if you are looking specifically for the regular Nick Swisher mini in a single pack you have the same chance at finding him as you do Strasburg.

  3. Posted Friday July 9th, 2010 at 05:44 AM | Permalink

    Is it considered an addiction, if you dream about buying 2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Hobby box and pulling the Stephen Strasburg and Jason Heyward RC AUTO. And wake up and consider pulling money from your kids college fund and buying 10 boxes?

  4. Lynda
    Posted Friday July 30th, 2010 at 03:09 AM | Permalink

    yes, a definite addiction :)

  5. mark
    Posted Wednesday February 23rd, 2011 at 09:06 PM | Permalink

    But that doesn’t stop people from selling it at outrageous prices and is my cards collecting doesn’t get any new collectors

  6. ron
    Posted Friday June 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 PM | Permalink

    i just got a stephen strasburg allen and ginter mini today #401. im not finding anyone on the net selling them excpet one cat for like 700. i dont plan on selling but what is the true value. beckett has it for 150

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