Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thoughts on Allen and Ginter 2013

Back to school time and computer issues kinda took me out of my game and I just realized that I never did a post on the 2013 Allen and Ginter set.  Well, better late than never.

I don't think I can say too much about Ginter that hasn't already been said.  Ginter is Ginter.  Only this product will give you a card of...

...a Hall of Famer....

...a current player...

...and Penny Marshall.

The eclectic nature of the set is what makes it unique.  That's why I get a complete set of Ginter each year.   The flagship set and Ginter are the only two complete sets I purchase.  My Ginter run goes back to the beginning, 2006.  When I restarted my collection in 2008, it wasn't too difficult to go back and get two years worth of sets.  And from then on, it's been a staple of my collection.

I keep the sets in binders, stored flat on the top of one of my shelves.

Each year I create a custom binder cover that mimics the Ginter design of that year.  The 350 cards from the base set, plus a few insert sets are in most binders.

As for this year's set, as I said before, Ginter is Ginter.  I don't get too worked up about the hits or the various insert sets.  Prices of hobby boxes don't matter to me.  Brentandbecca does all the work, I just have to put the cards into the sheets.

The design is fine. The checklist is fine.  The only thing that bugs me are cards like this...

....with the horizontal design.  It just looks wrong on a product based on tall, narrow tobacco cards.

Otherwise, Ginter is Ginter and I'll be back again next year.


  1. My thinks you posted those custom covers for us to use.

    TOO LATE!!! I stole them!

    In all seriousness, I love those custom binder covers you made. Right now all my Ginter is in a 5000 count box, but I think I see some binder purchases in the very near future. Now if I could only find a complete 200 set at a decent price.....

    1. Grrr....2006 set that is supposed to read. Stupid keyboard.