One of the most popular retro-themed modern sets is the Topps Allen & Ginter. The card are designed after the N28 and N29 cards that featured everything from baseball players to swimmers, runners, and wrestlers. The 2011 Allen & Ginter set is scheduled to be released July 15.
The 2011 Allen & Ginter cards have several new insert cards. The inserts are all new, including Animal in Peril, Portraits in Penultimacy, World's Most Mysterious Figures, Flora of the World, Step Right Up, Uninvited Guests, Floating Fortresses, The Minds That Made the Future, The Ascent of Man, and Hometown Heroes. There are also new over-sized relic cabinet cards that have been die-cut into the shape of states that can be pieced together to form a map of the United States. And, of course, there are Topps 60th Anniversary cards that have the signature of the 60 players, both past and present, wishing Topps a Happy Birthday.
The usual Allen & Ginter cards make up the base set: 270 veterans, 30 rookies, 15 historical figures, and 35 non-baseball athletes. Parallel cards include Woody Hobby, Cloth Hobby, Bazooka, Un-numbered, Black Border, Replica Back, and Mini. Printing plates, relic cards, and DNA relic cards can all be found framed in hobby boxes.
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