Thursday, July 01, 2010

2010 Allen & Ginters: Some Dodger Inserts

As you may already know, Topps 2010 Allen & Ginter Baseball card set is officially out. This is one of the more popular, and one of my favorite, card set franchises they have ever produced. It consist of numerous inserts, mini cards and oddball non-sports subjects. They mimic the vintage design of the 1887-1888 Allen & Ginter tobacco card sets. Over the next few days I'll post up as many different Dodger cards as I can muster, so stay tuned.

I'll start with some notable Dodger inserts. Here are the 2010 This Day in History insert cards. They feature a players birth date and a historical event that occurred on that day. Only 3 Dodgers are in this subset.

Andre Ethier, #TDH12
On Andre's birthday, April 10, the first 3D film premiers.

Jonathan Broxton, #TDH43
On June 16th, Jonathan Broxton's birthday, Coney Island opened America's very first roller coaster. It was called the Railway Switchback.

Manny Ramirez, #TDH15
On Manny's birthday, May 30th, New York recorded its very first car accident. Is this a bit of unwanted commentary on the part of Topps?

For the game-used relics Topps Allen & Ginter places the mini cards in a red bordered plastic frame. I guess they don't want you to damage the card. Only two Dodgers are featured- Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.

Matt Kemp, #AGR-MK

Andre Ethier, #AGR-AE

They also frame inserted autographs. Below is the Clayton Kershaw, but the Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier cannot be found in packs. They only provide a redemption card, so no picture is available at this time.

Clayton Kershaw, #AGA-CK

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