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Sunday, December 1, 2013

2011 Allen & Ginter: Ascent of Man

I don't normally scan in completed insert sets, but when I do, it's because they take me two plus years to complete and I want need that extra satisfaction of seeing it a second time around as it's scanned and displayed in all of its glory.


I recently completed the 2011 Allen & Ginter Ascent of Man insert set which was 26-cards deep and one of the more aesthetically-pleasing and well-done inserts I can remember. It is sadly not the last thing that needs completing from previous iterations of Ginter.


The reptiles card - upper right on the above scan and card number AOM 12 - is my favorite by far. It's just so colorful and jumps out at me every time I look at the set.


The OCD in me thinks Topps could have pretty easily come up with a 27th card to fill up that empty spot on the third and last page. But oh well.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice. I'm a huge fan of sets or subsets where the cards form a picture like those do every row.

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  2. Congrats on finishing up this set. Ginter insert sets take awhile to complete. I still need one more to finish the Ascent of Man set.

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  3. It is purdy and you're right, Topps should definitely made it it 27 cards. It's not like they've never heard of nine card pages. Heck, I bet they sell some (the binders anyway).

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  4. Substitute your own card in slot #26 between the caveman and the modern day human. Something like Randy Savage, Mark Gastineau, or a full bearded Johnny Damon as a Red Sock. They fit between there pretty well....

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  5. Dammit that's a brilliant idea GCA. I think I have just the "card" in mind....

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