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Finally, 2008 Ginter ‘Baseball Icons’ completed!

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Jimmie was a sly Foxx.

I have finally obtained the final piece of this 17-card set, completing a task that I set out to conclude nearly 18 months ago. The set is by no means super scarce. The cards are readily attainable by going to eBay and plunking them one by one, or in lots, but my willingness to do so has waned over the months. I wanted not to spend another dime on Allen and Ginter products, rather to trade what I had for what I needed. In the end I sucked it up and spent the final $3.50 (included shipping) to purchase Mr. Jimme Foxx, the final card needed for the set.

So it is without further adieu I present the complete 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter’s “Baseball Icons” set.

Oh, Jimmie Foxx, where art thou?

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

I am so close, I can taste it. When 2008 Allen & Ginter’s baseball hit the market nearly two years ago, there was one insert set I absolutely geeked over — the Baseball Icons inserts. These mini inserts exemplify all that is good about the hobby. No foilboard, serial numbering or flashy design. Just an old-school look and feel featuring the founding fathers of the game and hobby. But, here we are some 22 months after their release and I am missing one card: Jimmie Foxx, BI12. I don’t resort to begging often, but please tell me you have my Jimmie Foxx?