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This was pulled by a dealer that bought a case of the new Allen & Ginter Baseball from Dave & Adam's Card World at the National Convention in Chicago. He went up to his hotel room to break the boxes in order to sell the high end singles the next day at the Convention. He ended up with this card. He had it slabbed at the Beckett booth at the Convention for authentication purposes. He turned down an offer of $25,000 for it. I would have taken the money and laughed all the way to the bank!
 

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fishin4cars said:
Got a long ways to go before it gets near any $25,000. Bet he ends up kicking his self when this auction ends!!
yea since it sold for $10,099.99, still not a bad turn around.

i have a question about these boxes, if it is a baseball box, why would Mother Teresas autograph end up in there? and also how much does a pack of these run and are you guaranteed autos?
 

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These Allen & Ginter are patterned after the 1887 Allen & Ginter World's Greatest Champions tobacco card set. The original 1887 cards featured "champions" from all areas of sports at the time: marksmen, oarsmen, boxers, wrestlers, and a few baseball players. My favorite original 1887 A&G is a Buffalo Bill Cody card. Last year was A&G's debut under Topps and it was the set of the year. Set builers love it because of the base card design and all the parallels and variations. Autograph collectors love it because of all the obscure autos from "champions" in all areas of pop culture and sports. Topps hit a home run with their Presidential AUTO Cuts in 2006 Topps baseball and that started a trend. Upper Deck just released their Sweet Spot Classic baseball product, which used to be devoted 100% to retired baseball players, and it contains almost 100 celebrity AUTO cuts. Personally, I have never purchased a baseball product hoping to pull a Mother Teresa Autograph or a piece of George Washington's wig but A&G has both this year. They even have a pawprint "AUTO" from the dog that won Best of Show at the last Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and a swatch card of Jeapordy Champion, Ken Jennings dress shirt. You are guranteed 2 of the following per box: Memorabilia card, AUTO, 1/1 Printing Plate, Original 1887 A&G, or a "Rip" card. Rip cards are cards within a card. You can choose to rip the outer card to reveal the "treasure" inside. Most of the time it is a low-numbered AUTO, although their are other stuff in them as well. Rip cards fall 1 per 12 box case. From the box breaks I have seen thus far you get either two memorabilia cards or one memorabilia card and one AUTO per box. Hobby packs are running in the $5-$8 range.
 
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