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The Ultimate Ginter Full-Sized Insert Set Bracket!: Seeding Vote #2 (2007)

For the first part of the bracket creation, we need to seed the various full-sized insert sets.  I thought it'd be fun to first have a vote for the best insert set within each year and use each year vote winner as a top seed.  From there, I'll fill in the rest of the bracket with the remaining full-sized sets.

I also hope that each of these Seeding Vote posts give you a bit of information about each of the insert sets for a specific year.  That should help with your voting as we move forward into the heart of the Ultimate Ginter Full-Sized Insert Set Bracket.  I laid out the rest of the ground rules in my introductory post so feel free to check that post out as well.  Now, we move on to the good stuff (and remember to vote at the bottom of the post by leaving a comment with your choice)!

Today, we take a look at the full-sized inserts from 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter.  

There were two full-sized inserts that you could find in the '07 set.  One was the ongoing A-Rod Road to 500 set but that was an insert set that was spread across multiple brands so I'm making the executive decision that it doesn't count for the best Ginter insert set.  Thus, we only have one choice for 2007 and much like in 2006, that lone set is a set of Dick Perez sketch cards.

The 2007 Dick Perez sketch set was printed on thicker card stock, once again to presumably thwart pack searchers.  However, the real reason this set is remembered is because every single card was marked as a 1/1 in error.  Kind of a big "whoops" on Topps' part if you ask me!

Here's the full checklist for the set:
  1. Brandon Webb
  2. Chipper Jones
  3. Nick Markakis
  4. Daisuke Matsuzaka
  5. Alfonso Soriano
  6. Jermaine Dye
  7. Adam Dunn
  8. Grady Sizemore
  9. Troy Tulowitzki
  10. Gary Sheffield
  11. Hanley Ramirez
  12. Carlos Lee
  13. Mark Teahen
  14. Gary Matthews
  15. Andre Ethier
  16. Prince Fielder
  17. Joe Mauer
  18. Jose Reyes
  19. Derek Jeter
  20. Nick Swisher
  21. Ryan Howard
  22. Freddy Sanchez
  23. Greg Maddux
  24. Raul Ibanez
  25. Barry Zito
  26. Jim Edmonds
  27. Delmon Young
  28. Michael Young
  29. Roy Halladay
  30. Ryan Zimmerman

Again, much as in 2006, the set contains one player from each of the 30 MLB teams.  It's worth noting that all 30 players are different from the previous year's Dick Perez sketch set.  

On a side note, I find it quite interesting to look back and see just how simple the Ginter set design was back in 2006 and 2007.  It was all about the base cards, a few mini parallels, and the three hits in the box (with everyone hoping to pull a rip card).  Very few inserts to speak of thus far, though that will change very soon chronologically speaking!  I promise the voting will get more interesting soon!


  1. It's safer to say that each team had a different player since Soriano was in the 2006 set as (I assume) a National and this year he's a Cub. I assume Perez put the 1/1 and Topps forgot to brush it out.

  2. I like Dick Perez work. I think i have all his Gwynns

  3. I think I came across the Jeter from this set in like a dollar box, and was like, this can't POSSIBLY really be a 1/1, right? And I didn't buy it, but I didn't know what it actually was. Good to know. (Yes, this post should count as a vote.)

  4. I'm pretty sure Perez didn't produce any Diamond Kings for any specific player in back to back years. Guess he made sure to spread the love.


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