Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter: Box 5 - Packs 19 - 24 (Hope You Like Bugs)

Before I get to tonight's scheduled post, I'd like to make another plug for my current eBay auctions.  At the moment, I've sold off my wood mini - and a couple of my other autographs have some bids...but otherwise there is a lot of good stuff from my Ginter case still available!  Also, who knew the interest a Jung-Ho Kang autograph would have?!  I severely underestimated the draw of that card!

I now return you to the previously scheduled post!


Box 5:
Packs 19 - 24:

There is very little to say about the final six packs other than I did get my third hit and I did pick up two more mini inserts (giving me six mini inserts for the box).  In fact, if it weren't for the six minis, this box would have been atrocious as all the full-sized inserts were duplicates from the first four boxes.  I'm hopeful that this was an aberration and not a sign of things to come with the rest of the case.

Anyhow, the two minis from this set of packs were both from the A World Beneath Our Feet set.  This makes three such cards from the box which is good since I didn't have many as of yet!

The European Honeybee is a great little critter (as any farmer will tell you).  I like to see these guys around my little garden - and I was bummed when I heard that many honeybees were dying out due to (presumably) all the chemicals being used by big farms!

The other mini was the Tsetse Fly.

I don't have nearly the amount of love for this critter.  In fact, I would say this fly sucks since it is the transmitter of the fatal African Sleeping Sickness.  This thing looks like the common housefly but carries diseases that attack the central nervous system - a cruel little thing indeed.

And finally, our third hit.

Not much to say about it really - a decent player but the swatch color leaves a lot to be desired.

That's it for box five - on to box six soon!


P-town Tom said...

That's a nice Marte card, but you're right . . . a little color would have went a long way.

Eric Eckstein said...

Hey man, loving these allen & Ginter posts. Shoot me an email at
I've busted some allen & Ginter and I might be able to help with your mini inserts.

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