Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2010 A&G Hochevars

I have a collection of 2010 Allen&Ginter Luke Hochevar cards.

And their backs.

I'm a fan of mini cards.  I'd be an even bigger fan of them if there was a better protective container to store them in rather than a giant top loader. 

I've come to realize that the best looking printing plates are the cyan and magenta ones, while the yellow and black plates seem to be a bit more bland and boring.  But I am a huge fan of the colorful boarder material that A&G used for their special mini cards.  Very visually appealing.  And putting the 1/1 stamp on the front of the card is always appreciated.

Yes, I do own multiple "blank back" cards.  I know that the ToppsVault is just pandering to player collectors like me with these "1/1" cards, but I don't care.  The one complaint that I have with the ToppsVault eBay store is their shipping and handling costs are much higher than they need to be.

I am missing the base card and a few more printing plates from my collection now, but I know that one day I'll have collected the whole set.


AdamE said...

They make a mini card top loader. I have never seen one in a store but I have received mini cards in trades that were in them.

Charles @ Hoopography said...

Yeah, they make smaller toploaders for older tobacco cards.

It's funny that you say, "I am missing the base card…". That's when you know you have a cool collection going!!!

Greg Zakwin said...

Whenever we trade next, remind me and I can send you a few mini toploaders.

skoormit said...

If someone would make a normal size penny sleeve with an internal pocket that fits a T206-sized mini, we could then fit those into our standard pages and be very happy. Until then, here are two other options:

Pages for minis ($0.26 per page):

Screwdowns for minis ($2 per):