2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Hobby Box
Dive back into the whimsical A&G world with 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball! As many know, the retro MLB set is not limited to just star players on the diamond, as key figures from history and champions of other sports join in on the fun.
Each hobby box features three totals hits from an Allen and Ginter lineup that includes autographs, book cards, cut signatures, original buybacks, relics and rip cards.
2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Base / Parallels
Maintaining the base sizing from 2017, the 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball checklist offers 300 main cards and 50 short prints, which fall in every other pack. Full-size parallels include special Silver Glossy versions only found in hobby hot boxes, and the one-of-one Glossy. The unannounced Glow-in-the-Dark parallels have a felt-like back and embossed front. These average around one per case.
Skewing a bit smaller, and averaging one per pack, are the mini base parallels. The miniature forms include A&G Logo Back (1:5 packs), Black Bordered (1:10 packs), No Number (50 copies), Brooklyn Logo Back (#/25), Wood Stock (1/1 - Hobby), Glossy Stock (1/1) and four one-of-one Printing Plates. Retail has the exclusive Gold Bordered versions.
There are also hobby-only Framed Cloth (#/10) and Metal (#/3) editions for 150 subjects in the base set.
2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Inserts
Issued in big or small sizes, the 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball inserts stretch across many themes and eras. Standard inserts combine to average 1:2 packs. Baseball Equipment of the Ages chronicles innovation in gear with a 30-card set that covers the entire timeline of the sport. Meanwhile, the Fantasy Goldmine set totals 50 past players evaluated using current sabermetric stats, and World Talent highlights 50 of the international MLB elite.
It's not all baseball, though, as Magnificent Moons looks to the heavens, and World's Greatest Beaches draws attention to top global destinations. Both sets have 10 cards.
On the miniature side, 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball delivers with mini cards that average 1:5 packs overall. Choices here consist of self-explanatory Baseball Superstitions (15 cards) and The World's Hottest Peppers (15 cards). Less common athletic pursuits are covered in the 25-card Exotic Sports set, which is only found in Retail boxes.
In addition, Flags of Lost Nations remembers 25 former countries, Postage Required compiles 15 impressive stamps, and Folio of Fears tackles 10 things that terrify people the most. Finally, just for the Americas, Indigenous Heroes pays tribute to 25 subjects from the northern and southern neighbors.
2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Autographs / Relics
Similar to the many base and insert cards, the 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball checklist is not shy about the hits. The Allen & Ginter Framed Mini Autograph line is quite renowned for its diverse selection of on-card MLB and non-baseball options. Limited versions include Black Framed (#/25) and hobby-exclusive Red Ink.
Even more elusive, the one-of-one Cut Signature cards look to notable figures of the past.
Among the other hits, there's the A&G Full-Size Relics, Framed Mini Relics, Autographed Relic Books (#/10) and Dual Autographed Relic Books (#/10). Framed Originals buybacks (1/1) and limited Framed Sunken Treasure Relics are only found in hobby boxes.
2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Rip Cards
Always a source of mystery and excitement, the famed Rip Card comes two per case. There are also numbered Double Rip versions, exclusive to hobby, which house two mini cards.
If you dare to rip, the possible options include Mini Exclusive cards, which continue the base set numbering (#351-400). These have Metal (#/3) and Wood (1/1) parallels. There are also hand-drawn Artist Originals (1/1).
2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Toppers
Finishing at the top, 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball toppers come in every hobby box. In addition to the main set that has 15 rookies and stars, the N43 and Natural Wonders boxloaders are both limited to 500 copies. Signed versions include the main Boxloader Autograph set and the N43 Autograph release, each numbered to 15.
Release Date: 07/18/2018
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 3 Hits (Autographs, Relics, Booklets, Original Buybacks, or Rip Cards)
- 12 Base Short Prints
- 24 Mini Base Parallels
- 12 Full-Size Inserts
- 4-5 Mini Inserts