Wednesday, August 1, 2012

While I Was Gone.....Ginter Arrived!

I'm back in Michigan, after spending a nice week at the beach.  Our last couple vacations have been the "drive, see stuff, drive some more, see some more" type vacations.  Mrs. WW didn't want one of those again this year.  Instead, her preference was to get a place and stay there for a week.  Being the good husband that I am, that's exactly what we did.  We rented a house in Avon, North Carolina, on Hatteras Island (which is part of the Outer Banks).  For a week, we went to the beach, did a little sight-seeing, and otherwise just relaxed.

But while I was gone, my A&G finally arrived!  I picked up the complete set of 350 cards, one of the insert sets (I'll have more on that set in a few days), a Cubs team set plus inserts, the Cubs relics, and a couple Darwin Barney minis.  I really do enjoy having all the cards come at once.

Up today are the basic Cubs cards from the set.  The team had a sub-average representation in the set of nine cards.  Only eight of the 30 teams had fewer cards.  

Darwin Barney and Anthony Rizzo are making their A&G Cubs debut.

The rest of the Cubs are A&G veterans.


The three horizontal cards are all action shots as opposed to the posed shots on the vertical cards.  If I had my druthers, I'd prefer Topps stick with all vertical cards.  The modern action shots seem out of place on retro-type cards.

On deck for tomorrow: the inserts and relics

1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of horizontal cards but I agree with your analysis that they don't necessarily belong in a vintage-esque type set like A&G.