BREAKING: Topps hides 1/1 glossy cards inside hobby box panels of Allen & Ginter
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
It may be time to go dumpster diving.
Topps has hidden cards inside the top panel of some 2013 Allen & Ginter hobby boxes — a single-wrapped 1/1 glossy card can be found within the cardboard of the box much like a Rip Card.
The discovery was made on Saturday by Brent Williams, a heavy case-breaker based in Arkansas, when he found a Marco Scutaro card inside a panel when cutting a box open.
Meanwhile, this writer also confirmed that that the cards do exist, finding a 1/1 Starlin Castro card clear-wrapped inside the panel of a single hobby box purchased on Wednesday.
Later in the afternoon, Williams reported finding two other cards from a total of more than 380 box lids — James Shields and Mariano Rivera were the players.
How hard are they to find? How many of the cards have been unknowingly thrown away? Who knows … at least for now.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.