Flashback Friday! A Hanger Pack of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter

Happy Friday, everyone!  Today, we are flashing back to the year 2009 and taking a look at the contents of a hanger pack of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter (or, more precisely, Allen & Ginter's as Topps called the set back then). 

The pack contains 12 cards (unless we get a framed card) and there are a bunch of cards that I still am looking for in the set.  Here's my full want list of what I am still attempting to acquire:
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Wants:
Inventions of the Future (minis):
Extinct Creatures (minis):   EA1
Creatures of Legend, Myth, &Terror (minis): 5, 7, 14, 15
Cabinet Boxloader: CB6, CB10
Regular back mini: 134, 159, 176, 205, 277
As you can see, there is a chance I could pull something I need here - I believe everything but the Boxloaders are in play!

Let's see what the pack contains starting with the nine base cards:

This would have been a terrible start to a Gint-a-Cuffs pack since there are two Yankees in there.  I believe the final 50 cards in the set were all short prints - and if that's true then the Dominique Wilkins (Slam Dunk Champion) card is a short print since it's number 346 in the set.

I completed my base set years ago so all of the base cards are up for trade.  I knew going in to this pack that I wouldn't need the base cards - it's the minis that matter to me nowadays!  Before I get to the pack's lone mini card, let's look at the two inserts we found.

First up, one of the National Pride cards.

That's Scott Hairston representing his home country of Mexico (not really true actually, Hairston was born in Arizona but his mother is Mexican and Hairston did play for the Mexican team in the '09 World Baseball Classic.

My other insert is from the rather nice Baseball Highlights sketch insert.

That's the third Yankee of the pack so you better believe I'm glad this isn't a Gint-a-Cuffs competition.  I would have lost for sure.

Like the base cards, both of the inserts are also for trade since I've already completed each set for myself! 

Finally, we get to the main event of the pack:  the mini card. 

Drum roll......


Ta da!
Bummer, not a needed mini.  Oh well, the anticipation was still kind of fun even if I didn't end up needing the card.

In the end, I didn't get anything that I needed out of the pack but it was still fun to rip it.  I enjoy Allen & Ginter quite a bit and I enjoy opening baseball card packs so altogether it was still a fun activity to do on a Friday!


  1. That Mariano card is pretty cool. So is the Gandhi.


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