Recently, I've fallen in love with Allen and Ginter. I used to be apathetic to the product's release each summer but I've really started to like the quirky things I didn't like before. I didn't used to like the "unusual" cards mixed in with baseball players. I'm not sure what caused my turnaround but I do know I've officially switched from the "A&G Haters Club" to the "A&G Summer of Love Cult." It might be that I'm just searching for something new and interesting to work on and Ginter just fills that hole and more.
I made a pretty good Craigslist pickup of a near complete 2006 A&G set, 2007 complete A&G set and a near complete 2008 A&G set. Most of the time when you see something on Craigslist, it's gone to someone constantly jamming the F5 key all day waiting for something good to pop up. This is the first thing I've ever gotten anything from Craigslist out of the countless tries for various items.
Pretty much the entire first 130 cards of the 2008 set were badly dinged (probably by me, or the seller unknowingly) so I'm looking for upgrades on those along with the cards I need to complete the '06 set. The best part is that I have about 400 or so minis from the '06 and '08 set that I really don't need. If you or anybody you know needs any of them please contact me.
When William came to my house the night before the National, he brought his box of A&G Doubles for me to peruse. I got a nice start on the '09, '10 and '11 base sets. I want to eventually buy a box of each of these years. The '09 might be a bit pricey but the '10 and '11 I should be able to get a decent price on.
I also bought myself a hobby box of 2012 Allen and Ginter as a "Congratulations, you've painted every possible surface on the inside of your new house" gift. Plus, Dave and Adams was throwing in a free ticket to the National when you make a 75 dollar purchase. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me! I'll be breaking the results of that in my next post.
Lastly, if anybody is has tons of A&G base cards from these sets that you'd like to donate to me, I'll gladly take them off of your hands especially 09's. If you don't want to donate, maybe we can work out a deal. Let me know. I'll be working on some wantlists in the next few days to help everyone get a good idea of what cards I'm looking for