Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Son's First Pack Of Allen & Ginter

I bought my 8 year-old son Kevin his first pack of 2010 Allen & Ginter today. Actually, I bought him three packs.  I've been slowly getting him into the hobby over the last year or so. We've been having  a lot of fun.  He's only 8, so I don't want to get too many expensive cards for him. I want him to just get a feel for the hobby first. So I've been giving him cards from my collection a little bit at a time.

Anyways, we went to the local card shop and bought the A&G packs, got home and had fun. I was hoping we would pull some Dodgers. Well, he opened his first pack and right on top was Manny Ramirez. Nice. That was actually the only Dodger he pulled, but he was happy. What else did he pull in pack #1?   Torri Hunter, Brett Gardner, Jesus Flores, Kevin Youklis mini,  Brian Roberts This Day In History.

Pack #2: Jesus Flores, Martin Prado, Mariano Rivera, Ichiro, Daniel Murphy mini, Pablo Sandoval TDIH

Pack#3: Brandon Allen, Carlos Lee, Grady Sizemore, Kendry Morales, Ian Stewart mini, Aramis Ramirez TDIH.

Not bad, although I wish we could have pulled more Dodgers. I can't wait to pick up some more packs for him.


  1. A&G are the best cards out there, I love them.

  2. I've only just started collecting but those players are some of the best in the game and will be as he's growing up. I've only got a few 08 or 09 A&G and they look so nice. It's just I know someone else who collects them

  3. Greg - Absolutely. They're my favorite cards. BTW, I may take you up on the Kemp rookie offer.

    Martyn - You're right. And the cards are so good looking! A & G are my favorite.

  4. Holy crap! Havent seen cards like this before (remember I'm not from the States). These look classy!!

  5. Dutch - You have to pick up some of these. If you buy any kind of baseball cards, this is the one to pick up.

  6. By the way, nice Dick Perez Ichiro sketch card.

  7. Nice Stuff, Gardner is awesome!!! That Youkikis is really great with his weird batting stance.

    Good luck to your son in the hobby!!!

  8. Greg - love the Ichiro

    Charles - Thanks. We're having fun.