Thursday, August 4, 2016

Allen & Ginter Cubs 2016

A big box arrived yesterday from Arkansas!  I've got my 2016 Allen and Ginter cards.

As far as design, well, it's Ginter.  You pretty much know what you are going to get.  Thick cardboard...check.  White background with a fancy border?  Check.  Watercolor-like cloud behind the player?  Check once again. The 2016 cards have all the usual design elements.

And the number of Cubs?  The complete set is 350 cards, but you have to subtract the 44 "champions."  Of the remaining 306 cards, there are 14 Cubs.  That's about four cards above what there should be.

And let's get it out of the way now.....yes, Topps did include Carl Edwards.


Two Hall of Fame Cubs made the base set, too.

The most glaring absence of active players is Jon Lester.  As I mentioned a couple of days ago, he had relic cards but no base cards.  Also missing is Javier Baez, who was last year's Carl Edwards.  It would have been nice to see either Kyle Hendricks or Miguel Montero included, but I guess that would be getting a bit greedy.

Here are the other eleven Ginter Cubs:






I've got several more Ginter-related posts coming...stay tuned.


  1. I feel like I've seen that exact Dawson image used in an A&G set before.

  2. Hope you just forgot Zobrist and didn't get gypped!

  3. Just a mess up on my part....Ben now added