Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ginter 2016: A Nice Griffey, Jr. and My First Hit of the Box!

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.


Sport Card Collectors said...

Likey that Griffey!

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