Topps Allen & Ginter “Crack The Code”

Topps has created quite a buzz in the baseball card world with the announcement of the “Crack the Allen & Ginter Code” promotion. For those who don’t know here is a short summary from :

“Topps is offering up the collector’s ultimate prize….a chance to appear in the 2009 Allen & Ginter Baseball Card base set. In every 24 packs of 2008 Allen & Ginter Baseball, appears an insert titled “World’s Greatest Victories”. There are 20 different cards in all. Once all 20 cards are collected, they can be formatted as a group to reveal a secret message. The message has a call for action and the first to do it correctly will appear in next year’s set as the “Champion Code Breaker”.

Although many collectors may have had their own trading card back in little league, this is a little more significant. Most likely whoever cracks the code will be opening up a fair share of 2009 Allen & Ginter, after all they may be able to say “Hey I pulled a card of me!”

Have you ever had a trading card of yourself at any level?

7 Responses to Topps Allen & Ginter “Crack The Code”

  1. Billy May 23, 2008 at 7:50 am #

    I had a few little league cards – I even signed a couple for my grandparents.

  2. William Noetling May 27, 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    I’ve had two made – both at “All-Star Fan Festivals”. The first was in 1992 as a baseball player, the second was in 2000 as a Hockey Player. I love those cards.

    I need to make some up for my daughter.

  3. Shawn May 28, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    William – sounds like some great cards for your personal collection, especially if you can get some of your daughter.

  4. Eric July 18, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Sounds great but it seems whichever big time dealer gets there shipment first will win, Kind of pointless for the average collector on a budget.

  5. ric August 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    I got one of those card yesterday in a Target 8pack box is the cinderella one if any one has found other card contact me ricvv80@yahoo and we could exchange codes

  6. Zach October 10, 2008 at 7:28 am #

    I opened up a pack and I found a “crack the code” promotional card, I wish they would have gave me a regular card

  7. Jesse August 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

    just to let everyone know~ you dont only get a card of yourself made up; You also get “a set of every 2009 Allen & Ginter autograph Subject.” It says so on a Card you get usually when you buy a box.