The product with a surprise in every pack is back with even more exciting discoveries to be made with each rip; this time with retired greats from throughout MLB history! 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseba ll promises all the greatest MLB stars, as well as champions from all across the world of sports. With 3 hits per box - including autograph cards, relic cards, cut signatures, original Allen & Ginter cards, and Rip cards - along with the unexpected hits you've come to expect, 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseba ll continues to deliver!
2012 ALLEN & GINTER AUTOGRAPHS...SECOND TO NONE!
Year after year, Topps Allen & Ginter has offered the most unique and diverse autograph checklist in the hobby.And for 2012, the tradition continues...
Leading the pack are the likes of SI Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton, Roger Federer (Tennis champ), Michael Phelps (Olympic Hero), Bobby Knight (Coaching Legend), Arnold Palmer (Golf Legend) and more.
And recently, Topps has added more names to make this autograph list second to none. The product will now include signatures from:
*Yu Darvish (MLB Rookie / Japanese pitching phenom) image attached
*Yoenis Cespedes (MLB Rookie / Highly touted Cuban prospect)
*Richard Petty (Car Racing Legend)
*Rulon Gardner (Olympic Gold Medalist)
Following is a complete list of this year's notable signers from outside the diamond.
AraParseghian - Notre Dame Head Coach - '66,'73 Nat'l Championships
ArnoldPalmer - Golfer
Bob Hurley Sr - High School Basketball Coach
Bob Knight - Legendary College Basketball Coach
Colin Montgomerie - Golfer
Curly Neal - Harlem Globetrotters
Dale Webster - Surfer (Daily for 35 Straight Years)
Erin Andrews - ESPN Sports Analyst
Ewa Mataya - Billiards Player
Greg Gumbel - Broadcaster
Guy Bluford - First African American in Space
James Brown - Pro Football Analyst
Jerry Bailey - Jockey
Kate Upton - ROY, 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue
Keegan Bradley Golfer, 2011 PGA Championship Winner
Kirk Herbstreit - College Football Analyst
Lefty Kreh - Fly Fishing Champion
Meadowlark Lemon - Harlem Globetrotters
Michael Phelps - Swimming Champion
Phil Pfister - Winner, World's Strongest Man Competition
Roger Federer - Men's Tennis Champion
Swin Cash - Champion Women's Basketball Forward
Don Denkinger - Baseball Umpire
Michael Buffer - Boxing Ring Announcer
John McEnroe - Men's Tennis Champion
Fatal1ty Fatal1ty - Gaming Champion
Hank Haney - Legendary Golf Instructor
Annie Duke - Champion Poker Player
Al Unser, Sr - Auto Racing Champion
Bela Karolyi - Legendary Gymnastics Coach
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Track & Field Champion
Marty Hogan - Racquetball Champion
Rulon Gardner - Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion
Richard Petty - Auto Racing Champion
NEW! Retired Stars!
350 veterans, rookies, retired stars, public figures, and non-baseball champions. The last 50 card numbers are short-printed and inserted 1:2 packs.
MINI PARALLEL CARDS:
Original-sized version of the base cards.
Allen & Ginter Back
Featuring a new Allen & Ginter-logo back.
Allen & Ginter Black-Bordered
Allen & Ginter No Number
Limited to 50.
Allen & Ginter Baseball Back
Featuring a specially created Allen & Ginter-logo back and hand-numbered to 25.
Allen & Ginter Wood
Hand-numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY
Featuring all four plates used to print every mini parallel and mini exclusive card. Framed and numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY
Allen & Ginter Cloth Cards
A partial parallel featuring 150 base cards printed on cloth and framed. Sequentially numbered to 10. HOBBY ONLY
Allen & Ginter Relics: Framed mini cards featuring relics from over 50 MLB superstars, both active and retired, and all the other non-baseball athletes and champions.
Allen & Ginter DNA Relics: 10 framed mini cards including a strand of hair from a historical figure. Numbered 1 of 1.
Lepidoptery Cards: An exciting, never-before-seen type of card! These hand-crafted cards will each feature a full, pressed butterfly in an exquisite window-box-style card. These cards will be
inserted into packs as redemptions and numbered. HOBBY ONLY
Allen & Ginter Book Cards: 25 book cards featuring players and two autographs, two relics, or an autograph and a relic. Numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY
Allen & Ginter Framed Originals: 100 framed original Allen & Ginter buybacks. Numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY
Allen & Ginter Autographs: Framed mini cards featuring on-card autographs from over 30 MLB superstars, both active and retired,
and all the other non-baseball athletes and champions.
Cut Signatures: 20 cards featuring cut signatures of political and historical figures. Numbered 1 of 1.
RIP CARDS: ONE PER HOBBY CASE!
100 cards featuring active and retired MLB stars, numbered and HOBBY ONLY. Keep it or RIP it? The choice is yours.
If you rip it, inside you may find:
Allen & Ginter Originals: 30 actual, original, 1-of-1 paintings on a mini card and only found in Rip Cards.
Allen & Ginter Red Autographs: On-card autographs from many of the Allen & Ginter Framed autograph subjects, signed in red and hand-numbered in red to 10.
Allen & Ginter Mini Exclusives: 50 cards numbered 351-400 and found only in Rip Cards, these are mini-card variations of players' base cards.
Allen & Ginter Mini Wood Exclusives: A wood parallel of the mini exclusives. Numbered 1 of 1.
Rip Card Reserve: 25 redemption cards for prizes, such as an autographed jersey or bat!
FULL-SIZED INSERT CARDS:
What's in a Name?: 100 cards featuring baseball players from the past and present. Inserted 1:2 packs.
Historical Turning Points: 20 cards featuring great battles, speeches, and decisions that have helped determine the course of civilization. Inserted 1:10 packs.
You've Gotta Be Kidding Me!: 15 cards telling some of the most unbelievable tales from history. Inserted 1:10 packs.
World's Tallest Buildings: 10 cards celebrating the most impressive edifices in the world. Inserted 1:10 packs.
Baseball Highlights Sketches: 25 cards featuring reproductions of original, commissioned sketches showing some of the greatest baseball highlights of the year. Inserted 1:10 packs.
Colony in a Card: This amazing, groundbreaking new type of card can be busted open and, when combined with water, will sprout a living, breathing colony to enjoy! 1 per case.
MINI INSERTS: Overall insertion rate for mini inserts is 1:5 packs.
People of the Bible: 15 cards featuring some of the most important figures from the Bible.
Man's Best Friend: 20 cards celebrating some of the most popular breeds of man's most popular companion.
World's Greatest Military Leaders: 20 cards featuring the greatest military leaders in history.
Giants of the Deep: 15 cards featuring various species of whale. Musical Masters 16 musically minded cards featuring famous composers from throughout history.
Culinary Curiosities: 10 cards highlighting some of the oddest dishes and most bizarre delicacies from around the world.
THE GINTER CODE:
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Ginter Code. It will return, but in an all-new, surprising, engaging, and accessible format!
The first one to crack the code will win a complete set of Framed Allen & Ginter Autograph Subjects!
BOX LOADERS: HOBBY ONLY - ONE PER BOX!
N43 Box Loader: 15 cards styled after the original N43 card and in the original size, featuring baseball players.
N43 Box Loader: Relic 10 of the above cards with a relic piece and hand-numbered to 25.
N43 Box Loader: Autograph 10 of the above cards with an on-card autograph and hand-numbered to 15.
N43 Box Loader: Autographed Relic 5 of the above cards with an on-card autograph, a relic piece, and hand-numbered to 5.
N43 Artifacts Box Loader: 5 cards featuring real relics from civilizations of days past. Numbered.
Baseball Highlight Cabinet Box Loader:s 5 cabinet-card-sized box loaders will feature a 2011 baseball highlight with superimposed mini cards of the players involved in the highlight.
Rollercoaster Cabinet Box Loaders: 5 Cabinet-card-sized box loaders featuring some of the most famous, fearsome rollercoasters from around the world.
Cabinet Relics: 10 cabinet-card-sized box loaders featuring relics you can't find anywhere else - full jersey pieces featuring player's
names or numbers. Numbered 1 of 1.
Currency of the World Cabinet Relic Box Loaders: 30 cabinet-sized cards featuring an embedded coin from countries around the world. Numbered to 50.
24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack