Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ginter is Coming

Ginter is coming.  That means it is time for the eighth installment of Gint-A-Cuffs.

Since just after the first of the year hobby sites have been sharing the press releases and info about Topps' 2016 Allen & Ginter product.

Let's see what Topps says.  Unfortunately they led their story with an image of  Maria Sharapova's signed card.  In March of  2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open, admitting to testing positive for meldonium, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency at the start of 2016. On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federatio.  Oops.

Sports Collector's Daily previews the set a bit more, including some of the mini inserts:
  • U.S. Mayors (35 subjects) – Featuring the most notable mayors in the United States
  • Subways and Streetcars (15 subjects) – Depicting famous modes of transportation in the U.S.
  • Laureates of Peace (10 subjects) – Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Ferocious Felines (15 subjects) – Cards of cats, big and small

Kevin Costner has signed some cards, depicting him as Ray Kinsella from Field of Dreams. I can't tell from his signature if he signed it as Kevin or Ray.

So, what about Gint-A-Cuffs VIII?  Heck, yes, we're doing it.

The product is supposed to hit the street on July 20, 2016.  If that date holds true then I'll probably have the competition begin on August 1, 2016, running through the end of September.  Dates may vary.


  1. Bribes are being compiled as you read this. Please stand by...

  2. OH YES! Those Subways and Streetcars.

  3. It is my year, I can feel it....unless PATP decides he wants to ruin it for me by winning AGAIN...

  4. Alright, I love Ginter season. Count me in.

  5. Count me in, as always. I think I've even saved up enough to let my bride participate as well. I don't know how well that's going to work with all the baby spit up, but hey, she always gets the nice stuff so I'm sure some curdled milk goes really well on a cut signature, don't you!?

  6. So, I had a Ginterpremonition. I was behind a care that had the license plate '225-GAC' right after this post was published. It's a sign. Clearly my favorite player must be whoever is on Card 225. I just hope it is a player with a hit, otherwise it could be a really poor choice. Like the Fall of the Berlin Wall or something.

  7. this will be my year, I feel it.

  8. I plan on defending my title!

  9. Two things:

    1) I should be in

    2) Best. Header. Ever.