8.20.2011

A&G and Me: Next Steps

Editor's Note: A version of this post appeared Friday. Blogger hiccuped and it was lost to the ether.

I love baseball cards. That was probably obvious - this being a baseball card blog.

I tend to get caught up in the hullabaloo of the latest and greatest product release. I've enjoyed the various Topps releases this year. I think it was a good year to come back to the hobby after a 27-year hiatus.

Heritage grew on me to the point that I'm crazy about it and will make myself bats chasing the short prints. Gypsy Queen keeps calling my name, especially the lovely bronze- and green-framed papers.
On a related note, looking to deal this gem for the Al Kaline on-card version. Ha ha..but seriously. No? Oh well.
A&G was all fresh and new to me. I bought plenty and my collecting this year took yet another turn.

But now I've decided to wean myself off A&G. I mostly love the set, sure - minus the atrocious verticals - but I need to channel my collecting energies.

I'm not entirely off the product. I really, really want to complete Uninvited Guests, Minds That Made The Future and maybe Mysterious Figures. But beyond those inserts, my 2011 set focus boils down to:

1. Heritage.
2. Gypsy Queen. (Particularly bronze- and green-papers.)

Click here for Heritage needs/availables and here for Gypsy Queen needs/availables and here for the latest on the Kardashians, if that's your thing. And don't forget I have Lineage to barter, too.
Braun very well may be my favorite big-name non-Red, non-Tiger.

Some of the Lineage I have to deal.
My full list of A&Gs for trade appears below. You'll also find a few base set needs from teams I collect and a couple of players I like. I'll create a separate page in the next day or so for my A&Gs.

Enjoy the pursuit. 

Available

A&G Base
2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 17, 18, 26, 31, 35, 51, 54, 58, 58, 61, 63, 73, 75, 77, 84, 91, 94, 94, 99, 102, 114, 116, 118, 131, 142, 143, 144, 146, 146, 150, 153, 157, 159, 162, 174, 182, 182, 184, 192, 199, 199, 202, 203, 212, 213, 222, 222, 224, 225, 229, 230, 237, 239, 241, 243, 246, 249, 249, 254, 258, 259, 260, 269, 269, 271, 273, 284, 285, 289, 291, 297, 298, 300, 312(SP), 312(SP), 317(SP), 322(SP), 331(SP), 341(SP), 342(SP)

A&G Minis Available
58 (black parallel), 94, 99, 279 (black parallel), 284 (black parallel), 310, 316, 321, 331

Hometown Heroes
3, 8, 19, 22, 36, 41, 46, 58, 74, 78, 89, 94, 97, 99

Floating Fortresses
2, 9, 17, 17

Step Right Up
6, 10

Portraits Penultimacy
5, 9, 9 


A&G Needs   

Uninvited Guests
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10   

Minds That Made The Future
1, 2, 4-9, 11, 13-16, 18-22, 24, 25, 28-33, 35, 36, 38, 39

Base Set
46, 68, 81, 82, 100, 140, 147, 164, 170, 194, 198, 223, 275, 293, 299, 308(SP), 324(SP), 325(SP), 343(SP)

World's Most Mysterious Figures
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10

Hometown Heroes
8, 10, 25, 27, 29, 30, 53, 77, 93, 94

2 comments:

  1. I'm going to finally post my A&G needs/wants soon... hopefully by tomorrow night. I'm sure I have some doubles.

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