Thursday, July 15, 2010

Better Late Than Never: My Ginter Results

Various what-have-you's have kept me too busy to do my write-up on Allen and Ginter 2010, so I finally have some free time to do some scans and get caught up.

So I purchased two. boxes this year, thus far. Well, check that. I purchased the master set of cards 1-350, and THEN two boxes (cuz you gotta have them minis and a shot at something really special, right)?

I won't linger on the base, nor will I show any of them. I have already decreed that the base set looks rather bland and boring and seems to be a step back from previous sets. The pea-green just created a bleek atmosphere for the images and drags down the entire set. Just imagine a box of chicle and how awesome that set looked because of the explosion of variety and colors! Not to be found here.

But really, it's all about the mini-sets and the hidden subsets, and the case-hit sets...oh my.

Starting off with the dinos! Love them, though of the four of these I have only heard of the Spinosauras, and I still really have no idea what I am looking at with the dilophosaurus. These are pretty cool though. I am pretty sure the ginter code is hidden in the rocks!
World animal set! hmmm.....animals are cool and all, but I am not sure that I am digging these as a concept. Animal mug shots. I am pretty sure that the Kangaroo is hiding a Ginter Code clue...

These Sailors of the Seven Seas are ROCKIN! Very cool cards. I definitely am in to collecting these and the much more hidden Saltiest Sailors collection. I think the dragon might know a thing or two about the code...

Wordsmiths are pretty cool cards, though not exceptionally exciting. It's cool to snag a Bill Shakespeare though...and I can even understand the writing on the back!

And six glorious red hits. Right on target per average. I heard a lot of stories of shortage, and it looks like Beardy got all the "overs" so mine works out even-steven. Feel free to throw out some offers if something grabs your fancy!


  1. Nice red auto 1 of 10. literally , 1 of 10

  2. what would you like for the wordsmiths cards.

  3. Hey Rod, shoot me an email and we can work something out!

  4. The minis are crrrrrazy! I'll up Rod's offer, no matter what.

    Just kidding.

    Or am I?

    Try me.

    OK, I'm kidding. For real.

    Cool relics. I'd offer a trade, but I've already got them... and 29 others. Whaaaaaaaa???


  5. Saltiest Sailors set? does that really exist?

    What exactly determines what the Ginter code is? Everyone is making predictions about things on random cards having to do with the code, but are there any actual guidelines that will eventually channel these bold ideas into solving the code?

  6. would you trade the Chris volstad??