Grand Cards: Friday Ginterization

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Ginterization

This has been the most exhausting and difficult week of work that I can remember in quite some time. Sadly, I've got some more to carry me into the weekend. Happily, I've now got these to carry me through - my first Allen & Ginter cards of 2009:

Let's start with the perpetual man of the hour on this blog, you might recognize him from round after round of Gint-A-Cuffs. He was worth 5 points as an SP after all.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #332 Curtis Granderson (SP)

Next, we have Magglio, still with his Samson hair, in what may be the best pose of the set. In my pessimistic state though, I'll just assume that he's either searching for his power or watching one of his standard issue pop-ups. Boy, I really like this card though.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #262 Magglio Ordonez

With all of the recent confusion, I thought a picture of the real Rick Porcello might be useful:
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #316 Rick Porcello RC (SP)

I'm liking these National Pride Inserts--too bad not all the WBC Tigers were included:
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #NP9 Carlos Guillen National Pride

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #NP59 Miguel Cabrera National Pride

Of course, how could I leave out the best Tiger card in the set? I'm a big A&G fan, but I'm an even bigger fan when they look like this. Wow.
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter #54 Carlos Guillen

These cards all come from a team set (w/ SPs and Inserts) that I picked up on eBay for $5.50--including shipping, which I am ecstatic about. Oh, and there was one other thing that I paid twice that much for, but was worth every penny:

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Detroit Tigers Mini Team Set

Welcome to the weekend!


  1. This year's Ginter Curtis is pretty terrific.

  2. hey, go check out beardy's blog, he's got a magglio relic with your name on it!

  3. wow that guillen card is incredible. it might just make me start collecting, instead of just looking at your posts on here