2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Box

24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack

Look for (3) Hits per box – including Autographs, Relic Cards, Cut Signatures, original Allen & Ginter Cards and Rip Cards! Each box contains (1) Box Loader!

Look for Yu Darvish Autograph Cards!

Topps Announces Bryce Harper Rookie Card Plans:

Allen & Ginter – A&G will include both Harper’s standard and mini base Rookie Cards at the regular rate.  The product will also include Harper’s autograph.  And for his Red Autograph limited to 10…those can be had by tearing open Rip Cards and finding the “Mystery Redemption” mini!

The product with a surprise in every pack is back with even more exciting discoveries to be made with each rip; this time with retired greats from throughout MLB history! 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball promises all the greatest MLB stars, as well as champions from all across the world of sports. With 3 hits per box – including autograph cards, relic cards, cut signatures, original Allen & Ginter cards, and Rip cards – along with the unexpected hits you’ve come to expect, 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball continues to deliver!


Year after year, Topps Allen & Ginter has offered the most unique and diverse autograph checklist in the hobby.And for 2012, the tradition continues…

Leading the pack are the likes of SI Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton, Roger Federer (Tennis champ), Michael Phelps (Olympic Hero), Bobby Knight (Coaching Legend), Arnold Palmer (Golf Legend) and more.

And recently, Topps has added more names to make this autograph list second to none.  The product will now include signatures from:

*Yu Darvish (MLB Rookie / Japanese pitching phenom) image attached *Yoenis Cespedes (MLB Rookie / Highly touted Cuban prospect) *Richard Petty (Car Racing Legend) *Rulon Gardner (Olympic Gold Medalist)

Following is a complete list of this year’s notable signers from outside the diamond.

AraParseghian – Notre Dame Head Coach – ’66,’73 Nat’l Championships ArnoldPalmer – Golfer Bob Hurley Sr – High School Basketball Coach Bob Knight – Legendary College Basketball Coach Colin Montgomerie – Golfer Curly Neal – Harlem Globetrotters Dale Webster – Surfer (Daily for 35 Straight Years) Erin Andrews – ESPN Sports Analyst Ewa Mataya – Billiards Player Greg Gumbel – Broadcaster Guy Bluford – First African American in Space James Brown – Pro Football Analyst Jerry Bailey – Jockey Kate Upton – ROY, 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue Keegan Bradley Golfer, 2011 PGA Championship Winner Kirk Herbstreit – College Football Analyst Lefty Kreh – Fly Fishing Champion Meadowlark Lemon – Harlem Globetrotters Michael Phelps – Swimming Champion Phil Pfister – Winner, World’s Strongest Man Competition Roger Federer – Men’s Tennis Champion Swin Cash – Champion Women’s Basketball Forward Don Denkinger – Baseball Umpire Michael Buffer – Boxing Ring Announcer John McEnroe – Men’s Tennis Champion Fatal1ty Fatal1ty – Gaming Champion Hank Haney – Legendary Golf Instructor Annie Duke – Champion Poker Player Al Unser, Sr – Auto Racing Champion Bela Karolyi – Legendary Gymnastics Coach Jackie Joyner-Kersee – Track & Field Champion Marty Hogan – Racquetball Champion Rulon Gardner – Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion Richard Petty – Auto Racing Champion



NEW! Retired Stars!

350 veterans, rookies, retired stars, public figures, and non-baseball champions. The last 50 card numbers are short-printed and inserted 1:2 packs.


Mini Parallel

Original-sized version of the base cards.

Allen & Ginter Back

Featuring a new Allen & Ginter-logo back.

Allen & Ginter Black-Bordered

Allen & Ginter No Number

Limited to 50.

Allen & Ginter Baseball Back

Featuring a specially created Allen & Ginter-logo back and hand-numbered to 25.

Allen & Ginter Wood

Hand-numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY

Printing Plates

Featuring all four plates used to print every mini parallel and mini exclusive card. Framed and numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY

Allen & Ginter Cloth Cards

A partial parallel featuring 150 base cards printed on cloth and framed. Sequentially numbered to 10. HOBBY ONLY


Allen & Ginter Relics: Framed mini cards featuring relics from over 50 MLB superstars, both active and retired, and all the other non-baseball athletes and champions.

Allen & Ginter DNA Relics: 10 framed mini cards including a strand of hair from a historical figure. Numbered 1 of 1.

Lepidoptery Cards: An exciting, never-before-seen type of card! These hand-crafted cards will each feature a full, pressed butterfly in an exquisite window-box-style card. These cards will be inserted into packs as redemptions and numbered. HOBBY ONLY

Allen & Ginter Book Cards: 25 book cards featuring players and two autographs, two relics, or an autograph and a relic. Numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY

Allen & Ginter Framed Originals: 100 framed original Allen & Ginter buybacks. Numbered 1 of 1. HOBBY ONLY


Allen & Ginter Autographs: Framed mini cards featuring on-card autographs from over 30 MLB superstars, both active and retired, and all the other non-baseball athletes and champions.

Cut Signatures: 20 cards featuring cut signatures of political and historical figures. Numbered 1 of 1.


100 cards featuring active and retired MLB stars, numbered and HOBBY ONLY. Keep it or RIP it? The choice is yours.

If you rip it, inside you may find:

Allen & Ginter Originals: 30 actual, original, 1-of-1 paintings on a mini card and only found in Rip Cards.

Allen & Ginter Red Autographs: On-card autographs from many of the Allen & Ginter Framed autograph subjects, signed in red and hand-numbered in red to 10.

Allen & Ginter Mini Exclusives: 50 cards numbered 351-400 and found only in Rip Cards, these are mini-card variations of players’ base cards.

Allen & Ginter Mini Wood Exclusives: A wood parallel of the mini exclusives. Numbered 1 of 1.

Rip Card Reserve: 25 redemption cards for prizes, such as an autographed jersey or bat!


What’s in a Name?: 100 cards featuring baseball players from the past and present. Inserted 1:2 packs.

Historical Turning Points: 20 cards featuring great battles, speeches, and decisions that have helped determine the course of civilization. Inserted 1:10 packs.

You’ve Gotta Be Kidding Me!: 15 cards telling some of the most unbelievable tales from history. Inserted 1:10 packs.

World’s Tallest Buildings: 10 cards celebrating the most impressive edifices in the world. Inserted 1:10 packs.

Baseball Highlights Sketches: 25 cards featuring reproductions of original, commissioned sketches showing some of the greatest baseball highlights of the year. Inserted 1:10 packs.

Colony in a Card: This amazing, groundbreaking new type of card can be busted open and, when combined with water, will sprout a living, breathing colony to enjoy! 1 per case.

MINI INSERTS: Overall insertion rate for mini inserts is 1:5 packs.

People of the Bible: 15 cards featuring some of the most important figures from the Bible.

Man’s Best Friend: 20 cards celebrating some of the most popular breeds of man’s most popular companion.

World’s Greatest Military Leaders: 20 cards featuring the greatest military leaders in history.

Giants of the Deep: 15 cards featuring various species of whale. Musical Masters 16 musically minded cards featuring famous composers from throughout history.

Culinary Curiosities: 10 cards highlighting some of the oddest dishes and most bizarre delicacies from around the world.


Be sure to keep an eye out for the Ginter Code. It will return, but in an all-new, surprising, engaging, and accessible format!

The first one to crack the code will win a complete set of Framed Allen & Ginter Autograph Subjects!


N43 Box Loader: 15 cards styled after the original N43 card and in the original size, featuring baseball players.

N43 Box Loader: Relic 10 of the above cards with a relic piece and hand-numbered to 25.

N43 Box Loader: Autograph 10 of the above cards with an on-card autograph and hand-numbered to 15.

N43 Box Loader: Autographed Relic 5 of the above cards with an on-card autograph, a relic piece, and hand-numbered to 5.

N43 Artifacts Box Loader: 5 cards featuring real relics from civilizations of days past. Numbered.

Baseball Highlight Cabinet Box Loader:s 5 cabinet-card-sized box loaders will feature a 2011 baseball highlight with superimposed mini cards of the players involved in the highlight.

Rollercoaster Cabinet Box Loaders: 5 Cabinet-card-sized box loaders featuring some of the most famous, fearsome rollercoasters from around the world.

Cabinet Relics: 10 cabinet-card-sized box loaders featuring relics you can’t find anywhere else – full jersey pieces featuring player’s names or numbers. Numbered 1 of 1.

Currency of the World Cabinet Relic Box Loaders: 30 cabinet-sized cards featuring an embedded coin from countries around the world. Numbered to 50.

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