Sunday, July 30, 2017

Box Breaks: 6 Boxes of 2017 Allen & Ginter Hobby Baseball

 
So last year, I dabbled in a couple of blasters of this product and hit a relic. This year? Well with every baseball product scorching hot, I purchased 6 total boxes. I got 3 from Blowout and 3 from the Baseball Card King. I paid around $90 a box for these, so luckily I didn't pay the $115-$120 they are going for now. I know it's a quirky product, but it seemed like it would be a fun rip. How did I do? Here's the lonnnnnng breakdown

Box 1


Boxloader Topper

Noah Syndergaard

Mini's
Brandon Belt
Alex Reyes
Max Scherzer
Vince Velasquez
David Dahl
Gary Sanchez
Trees In India
Aledmys Diaz
Robbie Ray



Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Jonathan Villar
Noah Syndergaard
Daniel Murphy
Rougned Odor
Ichiro

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Jacoby Jones
Sean Manaea
Jacoby Ellsbury

Mini SP's (1:13)
Jonathan Lucroy
Danny Salazar

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Concession Dude
Park Avenue Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Cossack Dance


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Orion

SP's (1:2)
Gary Carter
Martin Prado
Willie Stargell
Carlos Martinez
Justin Turner
Tim Raines
Drew Pomeranz
Brian McCann
Trey Mancini
Braden Shipley
Seung-Hwan Oh
Stephen Vogt

What A Day (1:2)
Ty Cobb
Greg Maddux
George Brett
Adrian Beltre
Giancarlo Stanton
Cal Ripken Jr.
Mike Piazza
Anthony Rizzo
Justin Verlander
Javier Baez
Hank Aaron
Roger Maris


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures
Northern Pike/Large Spinner
Grouper/Diving Plugs
Largemouth Bass/Soft Plastic Worm
Dorado/Large Popper

World's Fair (1:5)
The Atomium
Monorail
Ferris Wheel
Sunsphere
The Great Wharf

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1984 Topps Wayne Gross Bronze
1968 Topps Larry Haney Silver (Oldest Buyback I've pulled now)
1987 Topps Tom Seaver Bronze
1984 Topps Jim Essian Blue


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle Of Guilford Court House
Surrender of General Burgoyne

Group A Relics (1:24)
Jameson Taillon

Group B Relics (1:24)
Masahiro Tanaka


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Bradley Zimmer

Box 2

Boxloader Topper
Kris Bryant


Mini's
Amir Garrett
Matt Wieters
Peter Rosenberg
Jonathan Villar
Garrett McNamara
Randal Grichuk
Ryon Healy
Luis Severino

Mini SP (1:13)
Marcell Ozuna



Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Orlando Arcia
Matt Harvey
Michael Fulmer
Nolan Arenado
Adrian Beltre

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Jay Glazer
Rod Carew
Yasmany Tomas

Mini Black Border SP (1:130)
Ty Blach

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Gardener Dude
Irish Golfer Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Irish Dance


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

Howard Thurston


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

Moby Dick

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Ursa Minor

SP's (1:2)
Mark Melancon
Logan Forsythe
J.J. Hardy
Jonathan Lucroy
Martin Prado
Carlos Martinez
Willie Stargell
Seth Lugo
Tim Raines
Brian McCann
Gary Carter
Justin Turner

What A Day (1:2)
Clayton Kershaw
Kyle Schwarer
Jose Altuve
Matt Kemp
Corey Kluber
Troy Tulowitzki
Chris Sale
Ichiro
Chipper Jones
David Ortiz
Don Mattingly

World's Fair (1:5)
Statue of Liberty
The Atomium
X-Ray Machine
Ferris Wheel
Monorail


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Rainbow Trout/Spoon
Spotted Sea Trout/Twitchbait
Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures
Northern Pike/Large Spinner
Grouper/Diving Plugs


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle Of Long Island
Battle Of Guilford Court House

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1989 Topps Dave Martinez Bronze
1999 Topps Roberto Hernandez Gold
1984 Topps Lenn Sakata Bronze
2006 Topps Ryan Madson Silver

Group A Relic (1:24)
Joe Manganiello

Group B Relic (1:24)
Robinson Cano


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Adam Duvall

Box 3

Boxloader Topper
Corey Seager

Mini's
Noah Syndergaard
Jacoby Ellsbury
Daniel Murphy
Felix Hernandez
Kenta Maeda
Didi Gregorius
Ben Zobrist
Brandon Finnegan
Aroldis Chapman
Albert Pujols


Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Joc Pederson
Yasiel Puig
Starling Marte
Yu Darvish

Mini A&G Back SP (1:65)
Matt Moore

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Luis Severino
Robbie Ray

Mini SP (1:13)
Matt Moore
Dallas Keuchel

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Chef Dude
German Cyclist Dude


Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Whirling Dervish Dance


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

The Count Of Monte Cristo

No Number Mini (1:85)
Hank Aaron

SP's (1:2)
Stephen Vogt
Drew Pomeranz
Braden Shipley
Seung-Hwan Oh
Corey Dickerson
Trey Mancini
Jeff Bagwell
Kanley Jansen
Reynaldo Lopez
Jeff Hoffman
Matt Moore
Joe Mauer


What A Day (1:2)

David Price
David Wright
Gary Sanchez
Jacob DeGrom
Mookie Betts
Noah Syndergaard
Buster Posey
Carlos Correa
Freddie Freeman
Xander Bogaerts
Andrew McCutchen
Carlos Gonzalez

World's Fair (1:5)
The Great Wharf
Sunsphere
Facsimile Machine
Unisphere


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Largemouth Bass/Soft Plastic Worm
Dorado/Large Popper
Walleye/Spinner
Giant Trevally/Stickbaits
Bass/Hula Popper

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1987 Topps Bob Kearney Bronze
1987 Topps Charles Hudson Blue
1988 Topps Jim Gott Bronze
1999 Topps Bobby Howry Silver


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Surrender of General Burgoyne
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Cowpens

Group A Relic (1:24)
Giancarlo Stanton

Group B Relic (1:24)
Addison Russell

Framed Mini Relic (1:105)
Masahiro Tanaka

Box 4


Box Loader Topper

Giancarlo Stanton


Mini's

Trea Turner
Kris Bryant
Ken Rosenthal
Gerrit Cole
Ian Kinsler
Derek Jeter
Pedro Martinez
Joe Mangiello


Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Yulieski Gurriel
Brandon Phillips
David Wright
Andrew McCutchen
Chris Davis
Alex Bregman


Mini Black Border (1:10)
Roman Quinn
Stephen A. Smith

Mini SP (1:13)
Danny Salazar

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Russian Peddler Dude
Scholar Dude
Barber Dude


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

Pamela Colman Smith


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

Walden

Mini Black Border SP (1:130)
Hanley Ramriez

Brooklyn Back Mini (1:170)
Brian Dozier (#7/25)




SP's (1:2)

Matt Moore
Jeff Bagwell
Kanley Jansen
Corey Dickerson
Matt Strahm
Jeff Hoffman
Joe Mauer
Reynaldo Lopez
Lance McCullers
Adam Eaton
Whitey Ford
Jon Lester

What A Day (1:2)
Matt Kemp
Sandy Koufax
Randy Johnson
Bo Jackson
Ichiro
Clayton Kershaw
Kyle Schwarber
Jose Altuve
Byron Buxton
Corey Kluber
Troy Tulowitzki
Chris Sale


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Tarpon/Twitchbait
Yellowfish Tuna/Plastic Skirted Trolling Lure
Bluegill/Spoon
Rainbow Trout/Spoon
Spotted Sea Trout/Twitchbait

World's Fair (1:5)
Conical Pendulum Clock
Space Needle
Telephone
Life Savers Parachute Jump
Statue Of The Republic

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1999 Topps Pat Hentgen Silver
2006 Topps Alfredo Amezaga Bronze
1990 Topps Jeff Reardon Bronze
1991 Topps Lance Dickson Silver


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Surrender of General Burgoyne
Battle of Trenton


Group A Relics (1:24)

Felix Hernandez

Group B Relics (1:24)
Masahiro Tanaka


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Jose DeLeon

Box 5


Boxloader Topper

Gary Sanchez

Mini's
Sonny Gray
Tyler Glasnow
Elvis Andrus
Nolan Ryan
Bryce Harper
Matt Kemp
D.J. LeMahieu
Bobby Abreu



Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Kyle Seager
Curtis Granderson
Dellin Betances
Frank Thomas
Christian Yelich

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Tyler Naquin
Miguel Cotto
Krazy George

Mini SP (1:13)
Drew Pomeranz
Brian McCann

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Gardener Dude
Irish Golfer Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Waltz Dance

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Cygnus


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

War and Peace

Mini A&G Back SP (1:65)
Lance McCullers

SP (1:2)
Jon Lester
Lance McCullers
Raimel Tapia
German Marquez
Willie McCovey
Dallas Keuchel
Marcell Ozuna
Ty Blach
Bartolo Colon
Yangervis Solarte
Jordan Zimmerman

What A Day (1:2)
Derek Jeter
Adam Jones
Jake Arrieta
Jose Bautista
Corey Seager
Dustin Pedroia
Joey Votto
Roger Clemens
Kenta Maeda
Babe Ruth
Roberto Clemente
Johnny Bench

World's Fair (1:5)
The Telephone
Statue of the Republic
Westinghouse Tower
Biosphere
Habitat 67


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Rainbow Trout & Spoon
Northern Pike/Large Spinner
Grouper/Diving Plugs
Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1989 Topps Danny Darwin Bronze
1988 Topps Pat Clements Silver
2006 Topps J.B. Thurmond Bronze
1984 Topps Scott Sanderson Silver


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Quebec

Relics Group A (1:24)
Dan Jennings

Relics Group B (1:24)
Matt Carpenter


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Ollie Schniederjans

Box 6

Boxloader Topper
Clayton Kershaw

Foil Hot Box!

Notable Base Foils
Max Scherzer
David Wright
Dan Vogelbach SP
Derek Jeter
George Brett
Pedro Martinez
Yoenis Cespedes
Brandon Crawford SP
Randy Johnson
Reggie Jackson
Brooks Robinson
Dave Winfield
William Shatner
Nolan Ryan
Robinson Cano
Harmon Killebrew SP
Danny Salazar SP
Johnny Bench
Dustin Pedroia
Ichiro
J.J. Hardy SP
Jonathan Lucroy SP
Cole Hamels
Manny Machado
Jackie Robinson
Hank Aaron
John Smoltz
Ted Williams
Adrian Beltre
Mark Melancon SP
Joey Votto
David Price
Logan Forsythe SP
Paul Goldschmidt
Rod Carew
Francisco Lindor
Buster Posey
Andrew McCutchen
Willie Stargell SP
Carlos Martinez SP
Mike Piazza
Omar Vizquel
Freddie Freeman
Ty Cobb
Seth Lugo SP
Stephen Strasburg
Rickey Henderson
Nolan Arenado
Martin Prado SP
Honus Wagner


Mini's
Ian Kinsler
Ollie Schniederjans
Trea Turner
Andrew Miller
Kris Bryant
Pedro Martinez
Jose Reyes
Derek Jeter
Mark Trumbo
Gerrit Cole


Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Wil Myers
Curtis Granderson
Dexter Fowler
Kyle Seager
Dellin Betances

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Chad Pinder
Laurie Hernandez


Mini SP (1:13)

Braden Shipley

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Scottish Dude
Chilean Sailor Dude


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

P.T. Selbit


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

Jane Erye

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Leo

Mini A&G Back SP (1:65)
Jon Lester


What A Day (1:2)
Mike Trout
Ken Griffey Jr.
Honus Wagner
Eric Homser
Bryce Harper
Robinson Cano
Jackie Robinson
Albert Pujols
Brooks Robinson
Pedro Martinez
John Smoltz
Lou Gehrig



Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures
Grouper/Diving Plugs
Largemouth Bass/Soft Plastic Worm
Dorado/Large Popper

World's Fair (1:5)
Unisphere
Diesel Engine
Solar Generator
Space Needle
Conical Pendulum Clock


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle Of Chesapeake
Battle Of Lexington
Battle of Princeton

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1991 Topps Jerry Browne Bronze
1988 Topps Terry Pendleton Silver
1978 Topps Ed Figueroa Bronze
1984 Topps Dusty Baker Silver

Relics Group A (1:24)
Yoenis Cespedes


Relics Group B (1:24)

Alex Bregman


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Robert Gsellman

Jose Canseco Framed Magenta Printing Plate (#1/1)

Overall Thoughts: Well...that was exhausting. The cards are cool and unique, but I'm not going to lie...basically 3 boxes into it, I was getting pretty bored. You get 3 hits a box, and you're basically guaranteed that 2 of those hits are going to be a plain jersey relic swatch. This is basically a set builder's kind of set, so the majority of non baseball cards (there is only one non parallel baseball insert set and that is only a 1:2 pack set) are pretty much not worth much on the secondary market. Pulling Fish cards, dance cards, Revolutionary War cards don't really get ya pumped much (though I did get a chuckle out of the "World's Dudes" Insert cards), though I know, I'm not complaining, it's what Ginter is all about. I pulled 5 autos, but none of them are top names, and only one was a non baseball player (a golfer I've never heard of). Pulled a one rare mini, but it was Brian Dozier. Also, expect a TON of repeats if you buy multiple boxes (I know this is common sense, but still, after a couple boxes it gets really repetitive). Ironically with 6 boxes, I didn't pull not ONE Aaron Judge base rookie card. I know that I got my boxes from 2 different places, but you would think I'd get at the very least one, they aren't shortprinted or anything. The break fizzed out for me in boxes 4-5 and only picked up because I got a Foil hot box as my Box #6 which are one a case. It basically made every base card  I pulled "new" again which was fun. I also got 4 hits instead of the usual 3, and pulled a Jose Canseco 1/1 Printing Plate, which I quickly sold to a Canseco Super Collector I know on Blowout Cards. I doubt I'll do this much of this product again in the following years, but it was a moderately fun break. Again, if you didn't get this during presell, it's not something I'd go out of my way and buy. I actually ordered 4 boxes of the Allen & Ginter limited version of this product, Allen & Ginter X. It's already sold out and part of me just wants to go ahead and either hold and flip it or flip as soon as I get it. Haven't decided yet. Anyway, after I try to get some Topps Chrome through retail, I'm probably done with baseball. Here's pics of the cards


 
These are what the Foil Hot Box Cards Look Like

 
 
 
 
 
Box Toppers that are 1 per pack
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1)
#2- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#3- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)
#4- 2017 Bowman Platinum Autographs Gleyber Torres Green Parallel (#16/75)  
#5- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Magenta Printing Plates Jose Canseco (#1/1)

2 comments:

  1. 6 boxes? Super jealous. Congratulations on pulling the Canseco 1 of 1!

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    1. Thanks, I got 4 boxes of Ginter X coming in tomorrow. Apparently it's pretty short printed and the cases and boxes sold out within 3 days. Wish I would've bought more!

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