I'm back with another pair of packs out of my first box of 2016 Allen & Ginter. So far, I've found a single mini insert but nothing else of (major) note. Will that change tonight?
Box 1 - Pack 5:
54. Jose Abreu
152. Gary Sanchez
172. Joe Morgan
219. Delino DeShields
240. Robert Raiola
I (obviously) like the Joe Morgan card, though I wouldn't mind if Topps would include other Reds' legends besides the usual suspects once in awhile.
333. Shin-Soo Choo
The one nice thing about short prints in Ginter is that they aren't really that hard to find (seeded 1:2 packs).
Baseball Legends: 19. Ken Grifey, Jr.
I'm always happy to add a new Griffey, Jr. card to my collection - even if he is featured as a Mariner instead of a Red. That's a nice looking card - and my easy favorite from the pack! It's even better since today was the day that Griffey was inducted into the Hall of Fame!
A&G back mini: 129. Zack Greinke
Is anyone collecting the A&G back minis this year? Let me know if you are.
Box 1 - Pack 6:
20. Michael Pineda
24. Max Kepler
123. Alex Cobb
266. Anthony Rendon
Numbers Game: 13. Max Scherzer
Regular mini: 18. Kolton Wong
Relic: JSO. Jorge Soler
There's the first (of three) promised hits of the box! I guess I could do a lot worse than a Soler relic, even though it doesn't really interest me that much. As always, I prefer the "weird" Ginter relics over the regular bits of cloth - but I haven't studied the checklist yet this year to even see if there are relics such as bits of candle wicks, bowling balls, or dominoes like in years past.
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