Thursday, August 20, 2020

Allen & Ginter is Coming, Eventually...

Cards from the venerable retro themed set courtesy of @nightowlcards have me contemplating what I want to keep collecting. 

Every year, part of me hopes that the Allen & Ginter set is canceled, just to let me breathe a little and save some books. Don't get me wrong -- I still really like the cards for the most part. But here in 2020, with the likelihood of me finding cards on shelves anywhere hovering somewhere around zero, I'm not sure I have it in me this year. I did find that the set, usually a summer staple, was delayed until mid-September. I'm not sure if that's going to change anything for me in terms of finding cards or being excited to buy the cards (online, I guess?)


Everyone's favorite avian blogger Night Owl did send me a really nice stash of Ginter cards from past releases that will be quickly heading to my binders as soon as I find some time to do some sorting. Here's an array of non-baseball minis, featuring that weird sport(?) that was on ESPN2 a lot when most major sports were shut down, plus a dog, a pirate and some other important looking people.


I did not know that Max Kepler was German until I saw this card. Admittedly, I don't really follow the Twins much, but I have heard that they are good now.
 


Birds! There's even an owl from the Owl.


Even though I feel like 2018 Allen & Ginter was everywhere, moreso than other recent years, I somehow didn't have even a single copy of this card. This is headed to my Cardinals binders in the 'B' section.


Another Twin by was of Night Owl's team, the Dodgers. It's weird that the Dodgers seemed to struggle to find a place for Maeda in their rotation. I guess that's the curse of being loaded with high priced players year after year.

6 comments:

night owl said...

It does pain me that Maeda seems to be doing so well with the Twins.

Also "the B section"? Are your team binders in alphabetical order regardless of set or year? If so, I am intrigued.

madding said...

They're alphabetical first by player name, then year, and then set.

Nachos Grande said...

Hoping Ginter is cancelled ?!?!? Blasphemy I say!

Troublewiththecurve.net said...

Is it weird that I REALLY like the player cards of A&G but couldn't care less for the rest of the set? I'm weird. I knew it. I went through a phase in 2008 where I sent off HUNDREDS of A&G base cards for TTM autos. Got a bunch back and love them. Lots of "white space" on the card makes for a great autograph vehicle.

flywheels said...

I too don’t expect to find A&G at local retail once it’s released, but it’s one of my favorite sets each year so I’m sure I’ll grab whatever I can / find. Hate I missed ordering a box before prices got stupid. When will 2020 be over?

Fuji said...

Those owl cards are pretty cool. Gotta imagine every one of those A&G owls bloggers don't need are sent to NO. I wonder how many of each he has sitting in his doubles stack.