July 1, 2010

Letter from Topps regarding the Holy Grail

My local card shop sent me a letter they received from Topps about the 2010 Allen & Ginter Strasburg odds, and where to find them. I will paste that letter here in case you haven't heard or don't use Twitter.



Topps is confirming that Stephen Strasburg’s Allen & Ginter base mini card (# 401) falls at the same rate as any one base mini card in the product. The difference between Strasburg and the other subjects in the base mini set is that Strasburg’s card does not have any parallels (Allen & Ginter Back, Black Bordered, No Number, Bazooka Back, Silk, Wood and Printing Plate).

In addition, there are a limited number of Strasburg autographed cards available in the product. They can be found via redemption and one (along with a copy of every other autograph in 2010 Allen & Ginter) will be given to the person who cracks this year’s Ginter Code.

Strasburg’s base mini card and autographed card can be found in both hobby and retail boxes.


  1. I'm glad Topps made the effort to clear up some of the confusion. Thanks for posting.

  2. The same exact letter from my LCS just arrived in my inbox. My brain translated it to: Here's proof that Strasburg is in A&G, so stop in and buy some today!

  3. My take: Yeah, he's in there, but he ain't nothing special.

  4. Have you seen the prices those minis are going for??? And there are no parallels. Wow I feel sorry for anyone who pays 500 bucks for that card. So why does it seem that the Strasburg is such a hard pull in the collecting world? With all the A & G already cracked you would think there would be a crap load on ebay but really there's not. HMMMMM it's all fish, first he's rare now he's not. I just don't get it.