Monday, August 10, 2015

Allen & Ginter Part 2: Buybacks

One of the most talked about changes in this 2015 Allen & Ginter set was the inclusion of buyback cards.  Topps, and several other companies have included buybacks in different products over the years.  Most recently Topps has included buybacks in their base set and their Topps Heritage products.  Some of them are decent, but many of the cards are straight out of the dime box with an added silver stamp logo placed on the top of the card.  Here are two I pulled out of 2014 Topps boxes....


The cards in the Allen & Ginter buybacks look a lot nice than these old creased Topps cards.  I ended up pulling two of the buybacks from my box of Allen & Ginter.  The first is a Edwin Jackson.  It's a pretty nice card and Edwin was a member of both the Durham Bulls and Cardinals, so it's a card that fits well in my collection....


My other buyback is a really nice card too.  It's a mini from the 2009 Allen & Ginter of former Dodgers catcher Russell Martin.  I like Martin as a player, but I also like the looks of this card with the gold frame around it.  



Sharp looking card.  Overall, some of these cards are selling really well on Ebay and I have seen quite a few people trying to track down these buybacks.  In some cases some collectors are shelling out some serious dollars and trade offers to land these cards.  I will do a little non-Ginter blogging at some point tomorrow about some on one of my favorite sets with buyback cards.  

Anybody have a cool buyback autograph in their collection?  


4 comments:

  1. No buybacks, but I have that Jesus Alou card

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    1. Probably in a lot better shape. I have another copy I bought from the quarter box at Southtown Sluggers.

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  2. If you're not married to the Lum buyback I'm collecting any '75 buybacks I can get my hands on.

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    1. My wife is much cooler than Mike Lum. My email address is the TheSnortingBull at gmail. Shoot me your info and I will drop it in the mail.

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