With my last little bit of cash (at the time), I picked up a blaster of A&G. I had a little bit more than I thought, and once it was confirmed everything else had already gone through, I made a beeline for card section at Target. I haven’t been able to spend hardly any money this month on enjoyable stuff, and it had been a really miserable month up to that point, so I needed it. Fortunately, it turned out nicely I think. So let’s break it down, shall we?
2010 topps Allen & Ginter Blaster
8 packs; 6 cards per pack
338 Francisco Liriano SP
346 Ryan Theriot SP
325 Brett Gardner SP
331 Huston Street SP
NA37 Komodo Dragon National Animals Mini (Indonesia)
TDH17 Joe Mauer This Day in History (April 19th; The American Revolution Begins 1775)
The Komodo Dragon is pretty cool.
326 Aaron Rowand SP
306 Brandon Phillips SP
310 Placido Polanco SP
314 Ivan Rodriguez SP
190 Randy Wolf Black Parallel Mini
TDH14 Justin Verlander This Day in History (February 20th; John Glenn Becomes the First American to Orbit the Earth 1962)
Nothing much to see here...
325 Brett Gardner SP (dupe)
331 Huston Street SP (dupe)
346 Ryan Theriot SP (dupe)
326 Aaron Rowand SP (dupe)
306 Brandon Phillips SP Mini
AGHS2 Mark Buehrle Baseball Sketches (Perfect Game)
Mini SP & a perfect game. There's gonna be lot of no hitter/perfect game commeration sketches in the 2011 set.
322 Gary Matthews SP
319 Austin Jackson Tigers RC SP
350 Alcides Escobar SP
AGHS3 Derek Jeter Baseball Sketches (All-Time Yankees Hits Leader)
MM10 Brachiosaurus Monsters of the Mesozoic
TDH6 Brian Roberts This Day in History (October 9th; Washington Monument Opens to the Public 1888)
Jamie Moyer's pet Brachiosaurus from his youth. Jeter breaking the Yankees hits record. And a good rookie. Solid pack.
308 Adrian Beltre SP
315 Bobby Abreu SP
AGR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman Framed Relic- You can’t really tell in the scan, but there appears to be stitching running across the middle of the swatch. Isn’t that interesting?
145 Jim Thome Ginter Back Mini Parallel
TDH44 BJ Upton This Day in History (August 21st; The Mona Lisa is Stolen 1911)
Zim relic. I like the red frame better in person than it looked in scans.
338 Francisco Liriano SP (dupe)
332 Ricky Nolasco SP
344 Derek Holland SP
322 Gary Matthews SP (dupe)
64 Josh Beckett Mini
TDH56 Jimmy Rollins This Day in History (November 27th; Baby Face Nelson Dies in a Shoot-Out with the FBI 1934)
Checklist Four of Four
The mini is a plain ol' base. Beat the odds & pulled two of them.
310 Placido Polanco SP (dupe)
313 Ryan Doumit SP
318 Carlos Gonzalez SP
316 Nate McClouth SP
Crack the Code!
LO11 Uranus Lords of Olympus
TDH72 Jay Bruce (April 3; Jesse James is Killed 1882)
305 Kelly Johnson SP
308 Adrian Beltre SP (dupe)
315 Bobby Abreu SP (dupe)
350 Alcides Escobar SP (dupe)
138 Javier Vasquez Mini
Crack the Code!
Vasquez was the other base mini. Aaaaand I got no This Day in History in the last pack...
As you can… *Ahem*… I said *Ahem!* Thank you. As you can see, all the base cards in the blaster were of the SP variety, and 10 of them show up twice. Here be the backs.
Dig all those crazy numbers over 300. Woo…
Everything but the Baseball Sketches, a Theriot, and possibly the Komodo Dragon and/or Brachiosaurus will be available for trade once I unberry myself from all the overdue trades I have to send out already. All I’m definitely collecting from A&G this year are the Wordsmiths and the Baseball Sketches, though I’m considering half-hearted stabs at the National Animals, Monsters of the Mesozoic, and maybe even the This Day in History sets as well.
Oh and speaking of Ryan Theriot, should I feel as bad about the Dodgers trade as I do? Because I’m not liking it at all. 😦
Anyway, if you see something you like, lemme know, because only the sketches and one of the Theriots are definitely going into The Lonestarr Personal Collection. Hm, I like that font for the PC. Makes it seem grander than it actually is, lol. Anyway, that’s all for this one! Seeya.
On the comeback trail…