2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Hobby Box
Each Hobby Box contains a combination of (3) of the following:
- Autographed Card
- Relic Card
- Cut Signature
- Rip Card
- Printing Plate
- Book Card
Each box will also contain (1) Box Loader!
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH LENDS HIS SIGNATURE TO NEW TOPPS BASEBALL CARD RELEASE
For the First Time Ever, Topps Issues Autographed Trading Cards of a
Former President in 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Set
NEW YORK (July 13, 2011) - The Topps Company, Inc. today announced that
its 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter product will include 200 limited edition
autographed cards of President George W. Bush, marking the first time a
United States President has signed an actual baseball card.
The limited edition autograph cards feature an image of President Bush
throwing out the first pitch at Game 3 of the 2001 World Series at
Yankee Stadium. The special moment helped strengthen the American
people in the wake of 9/11. Also included are ten special cards signed
in red ink, some with inscriptions next to the former president's
autograph, including "#43" and "U.S.A."
THe Autograph Checklist Allen & Ginter collector's have been waiting for!
Great competitors from around the world including the world of sports appear with their signatures.
Cut Signatures: ONE OF ONE!!
Featuring 20 political and historical figures with an authentic autograph penned by the subject. One of One!
Insert Cards: ALL NEW!
1 PER PACK
- NEW! Animals in Peril
- NEW! Portraits in Penultimacy
- NEW! World's Most Mysterious Figures
- NEW! Flora of the World - 1 per Box!
- NEW! Step Right Up!
- NEW! Uninvited Guests
- NEW! Floating Fortresses
- NEW! The Minds that made the future
- NEW! The Ascent of Man
- NEW! Hometown Heroes - 1 per Box!
-Baseball Highlight Sketches
BOX LOADERs - 1 per Box! HOBBY EXCLUSIVE!
- ALL NEW! Box Loader! U.S. Oversized Relic Cabinet Box Loader - Oversized relic cabinet cards die-cut into state shapes with a relic indicative on the state, which when fit together form a map of the United States. Numbered to 50!
- Allen & Ginter N43 - 15 cards styled after the original N43 card, which was 3 1/4" and 2 7/8" in size!
- Allen & Ginter N43 Relics (10) - Hand Numbered to 25!
- Allen & Ginter N43 Autographs (10) - Hand Numbered to 15!
- Allen & Ginter N43 Autograph Relic (5) - Hand Numbered to 5!
- Cabinet Box Loader - 10 oversize cabinet cards featuring mini parallel cards showcasing 2 to 4 key subjects in an important 2010 Baseball highlight, or the founding of National Park. These subjects are featured on mini-parallel cards on a larger 5 3/4" x 8" Cabinet Card.
- Cabinet Box Loader Relic - 10 show-stopping cards featuring an over-sized COMPLETE relic of a jersey nameplate or number. Each is a ONE of ONE!
-NEW! 60th Anniversary
Sixty players past and present have signed these cards along with an additional inscription wishing Topps a "Happy 60th!" All autographs and inscriptions are signed directly on each numbered to 60 card. Three players' cards will be inserted into each baseball product throughout 2011.
Rip Cards: 1 Per Case! HOBBY EXCLUSIVE!
The popular numbered Rip Cards are back featuring 100 subjects on the exterior card. Collectors have to decide to either keep this collectible card intact or rip it for a chance at:
- Allen & Ginter Originals - Actual Mini Portrait paintings of current diamond stars signed and numbered by artist Jeff Zachowski! 1/1!
- Allen & Ginter Red Autographs - Autographed Mini Cards that are Hand numbered to 10!
- Allen & Ginter Mini Exclusives - 50 Mini Cards numbered 351-400 that can only be found in Rip Cards.
- Allen & Ginter Mini Wood Exclusives - A ONE of ONE wood parallel version of the cards featured above!
Base Cards: 350 subjects; 6 per pack
Includes Veteran, Rookie, and Legendary figures from baseball, Heroes from around the world, and notable public figures, on the renowned Allen & Ginter card design in the standard 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" format!
- Baseball Veterans - 270 Pros
- Baseball Rookies - 30 Diamonds in the rough
- Historic Figures - 15 of the most memorable writers, inventors, artists, and politicians of all-time.
- World Champions - 35 of the highest achievers from across the universe.
Mini-Parallel Cards: 1 per pack (1 15/32" x 2 11/16")
- Allen & Ginter Wood Hobby Exclusive! (350) - Each is a one of one!
- Allen & Ginter Cloth Hobby Exclusive! - 150 cards from the base set framed and printed on cloth expressly designed for Ginter! - Numbered to 10!
- Allen & Ginter Bazooka - Numbered to 25!
- Allen & Ginter No Number - The base cards are featured without a card number. Each card is limited to 50!
- Allen & Ginter Black Border - A black border adorns these parallel cards.
- Allen & Ginter Back - Replica Allen and Ginter card back designs highlight this parallel set.
- Allen & Ginter Mini - The 350 cards from the base set.
Framed Printing Plates: Hobby Exclusive!
The four printing plates from all Allen & Ginter mini parallel cards, including the rip card mini-exclusives, framed to the standard 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" size and ONE OF ONE!!
Framed Relic Cards:
Subjects including baseball players, other athletes, political figures, and competitors from all walks of life are shown with a relic.
Framed DNA Relic Cards:
Highlighting a political or historical figure, including: Washington, Poe, and Nixon, along with a piece of their hair! One of One!
Book Cards: ONE OF ONE! Hobby Exclusive!
Two autographs, two relics or an autograph and relic enhance these cards pairing baseball's biggest stars.
Non-Baseball Autographed Checklist:
Aimee Mullins - Paralympic Champion / World Record Holder
Ana Julaton - Women's Boxing Champion
Annika Sorenstam - Women's Golf Champion
Cheryl Burke - 2-Time Champion, Dancing with the Stars
Chrissie Wellington - Champion Triathlete and Iron Man World Record Holder
Chuck Woolery - Game Show Host
Daniel Boulud - Award-Winning French Chef
Diana Taurasi - Champion Women's Basketball Guard/Forward
Dick Vitale - Basketball Broadcaster
Evan Lysacek - Winter Games Men's Figure Skating Gold Medalist
Geno Auriemma - Champion Women's College Basketball Coach
Guy Fieri - Food Network TV Star & Host of Minute to Win It
Heather Mitts - Champion Women's Soccer Defender
Hope Solo - Champion Women's Soccer Goalkeeper
Jim Nantz - Sports Broadcaster
Jo Frost - Host of Supernanny
John McEnroe - Men's Tennis Champion
Kristi Yamaguchi - Winter Games Figure Skating Gold Medalist
Kyle Petty - NASCAR Driver
Lou Holtz - Champion College Football Coach & Broadcaster
Manny Pacquiao - World Champion Boxer
Marc Forgione - Restauranteur & Winner of The Next Iron Chef
Micky Ward - Champion Boxer & Subject of The Fighter
Nancy Lopez - Women's Golf Champion
Peter Gammons - Award-Winning Baseball Writer & Broadcaster
Picabo Street - Winter Games Alpine Skiing Gold Medalist
Rudy Ruettiger - College Football Player & Inspirational Speaker
Sanya Richards - Summer Games Track & Field Gold Medalist
Stan Lee - Founder of Marvel Comics
Sue Bird - Champion Women's Basketball Guard
Tim Howard - Champion Men's Soccer Goalkeeper
Timothy Shieff - Freerunning & Parkour Champion
Eric Jackson - Freestyle Kayaking Champion
Jake LaMotta - Champion Boxer & Subject of Raging Bull
Wee Man - World's Smallest Stunt Man
Mat Hoffman - Champion of BMX Biking and Extreme Sports
Matt Guy - 2011 ACO World Championships "King of Cornhole" Tournament Winner
Dirk Hayhurst - Author of The Bullpen Gospels
Al Gore & Keith Olbermann
Ron Turcotte - Champion Race Horse Jockey
Larry Holmes - Champion Boxer
Rafer Johnson - Champion Decathlete
Shawn Michaels - Professional Wrestler
Angelo Dundee - Boxing Trainer and Cornerman
24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack