Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Great, Now I Am Addicted To Allen and Ginter, Too!-A Cry For Help!

Well, I have finally given in. I bought some packs from the hobby shop, I bought a blaster, I bought a few retail packs from Target, now I have bought a box from the hobby shop, and I guess that means I am in. I had never ripped a pack of Ginter prior to this year; I always thought it was too expensive, too weird, whatever. Now, I have fallen for this crazy set, I love it! I have decided to collect the set (I have exactly 111 cards towards it) and also the National Pride set, too. I have about 45 cards towards that. I will list my needs for that on another post, but I will say I need cards #1 all the way through #24 and I am not 100% sure I will be able to collect that one. For now, I will focus on the base set. Here is what I have to offer...

For trading, I have two Baseball Highlights sketch cards-I really think these things look amazing, I pulled a David Price sketch in one of the first packs I opened and I think that is what hooked me in. I also have four minis with Ginter backs, they are: #3 Manny Parra (Ed from ROTB has first crack at this one), 46 Brian Roberts, 92 Joe Mauer and 124 Donald Veal. I have 4 black bordered minis: #168 Adrian Gonzalez, 183 Pedro Feliz, 192 Ryan Zimmerman and 317 John Baker. I have one Hoodwinks and Hoaxes mini: HHB5 The Turk and two National Heroes minis:NH17 Netherlands and NH22 Scotland. I have 13 regular minis left (I sent a few out already) they are: 8 Matt Cain, 22 Mariano Rivera, 36 Joba, 60 Matt Holliday, 101 Andrew Bailey, 173 K-Rod, 192 Ryan Zimmerman, 227 Nelson Cruz, 242 Mark Teahen, 260 Louis Braille, 274 Josh Hamilton, 276 Michael Phelps and 327 Johjima. Oh, the sketch cards are of Manny’s steroid driven 500th Home Run (its still a beautiful card) and CC Sabathia pitching the Brewers into the playoffs. I have 3 doubles from the National Pride set, they are: NP42 of Edgar Renteria, NP43 Jose Lopez and NP44 Yuniesky Betancourt. I only a few dupes from the base set, the numbers are:147,229,293,298,313 and 338. I was about 15 packs in when I decided to collect the set, I think I had sent out a few team trades and a few TTM auto requests-man, these cards look great signed! Okay, I am gonna take a deep, deep breath and get ready to type. I warn you folks, this is a very long list, over 220 cards, but I am tapped in the finances department-I was broke before I bought the box, I am beyond broke now! What I need! Here goes:
1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10,12,13,14,15,17,18,19,20,21,25,29,32,33,36,37,38,40,41,42,45,46,47,49,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,59,60,63,64,65,66,68,69,70,72,73,75,76,77,78,79,81,83,86,89,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,112,113,114,115,117,118,120,121,122,125,126,127,128,130,131,132,134,135,138,139,140,141,142,143,145,146,148,149,151,152,153,154,155,156,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,177,178,181,182,184,185,187,188,190,191,192,193,194,195,200,201,202,203,204,205,207,208,209,210,211,212,213,214,216,219,220,221,222,224,225,226,227,228,230,231,232,233,234,235,236,237,238,239,241,242,244,245,247,248,250,251,252,253,254,258,259,261,262,263,264,267,268,269,270,271,274,275,277,278,279,280,281,282,283,284,285,286,287,290,291,292,294,297,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,310,312,314,315,316,317,318,319,320,321,323,325,327,328,329,330,332,333,334,335,337 and 340. Wow, that was exhausting! Not nearly as exhausting as it was watching the Rays get swept by the Angels, but pretty tiring. Anyway, that is what I have for trade and that is what I need. Can anybody help? I will keep my list updated on my webs page at
Let me know. Go Rays! Troll out.


  1. that post made my eyes bleed....

    when I get my two boxes sorted, I'll see what I can do my firend.

  2. I have quite a few of those base and only 2 of the National Pride that I could trade to you. If you're interested, let me know.



  3. I just sent you an email with what I have to trade.

  4. I don't have much of this set to trade as I am also poor and could't afford to get in on all the fun but I will see if the few packs I got can help you. And of course, I am interested in that B-Rob mini.

  5. This is the first year I've really gotten into Ginter also. It's like crack, isn't it? At least what they make crack seem like on Law and Order and stuff.