2023 Topps Allen & Ginter: Home Of Birds, Food, Music, Celebrities…And Some Baseball Cards! [Checklist Added]
In a world of high-gloss consistency, Allen & Ginter walks to the beat of its own drum (and that drum may have a card in the set). Featuring an old-school feel, quirky insert sets, and a varied checklist, Allen & Ginter is a love-it-or-hate-it set unlike nothing else.
With on-card autographs, some tough hits, and lots of quirky fun, it’s certainly a different break than most.
But what will collectors find in 2023 Allen & Ginter? What are the hits? What’s worth chasing? And are the puns as strong in 2023 as they have been in the past?
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter release date & release formats
The release date for 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter was originally scheduled for August 2, 2023, but has been moved to September 22, 2023 (subject to change).
Hobby boxes of 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter consist of 24 packs per box. Each pack contains 8 card per pack. There are 12 hobby boxes per hobby case.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter Hobby Boxes promise 3 “hits” per box. These hits can include Autographs, Memorabilia Cards, Rip Cards or Buybacks. Each box also contains a box topper. Packs contain one mini card and one insert each, on average.
Pre-sale prices for 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter Hobby Boxes have been mostly in the $115-130 range, although there have been some sales in the $180-200 range as well.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter box toppers
Box Toppers come one per hobby box. Several different version of box toppers are available.
These include the standard Allen & Ginter Boxloaders, which offer larger size versions of select base cards. Autograph versions numbered to 15 copies each are available for some subjects.
Allen & Ginter N43 Boxloader pay homage to the classic original 1888 set, but with modern subjects. Autograph versions numbered to 15 copies each are available for some subjects.
New for 2023, the Only In…box toppers are limited to 500 copies of each card.
Boxloader Rip Cards are also available in very limited quantities for 30 subjects.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter base set and design
The base set of 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter consists of 350 cards, with the first 300 being true “base” cards, and the last 50 being short prints (SP). As with prior Allen & Ginter releases, the checklists consists of current MLB players, rookies, and non-baseball athletes, and celebrities and other “notable individuals”.
The “unique” checklist is a big part of what makes Allen & Ginter what it is. If you’re looking for just baseball players, this isn’t the set for you. But if the idea of pulling a card of a famous actor, inanimate objects, or a historical place tickles your fancy, this is the set for you.
The design has seen only small changes over the years, allowing it to be different each year, but also continues to pay homage to the original set from 1888. The base cards are low gloss, giving them an “old school” feel. These are also great for autographs, as the surface takes ink well and the varied checklist provides some interesting opportunities.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter parallels
Unlike most modern card offerings, parallels take a back seat in Allen & Ginter, at least with the base cards. Only a handful of options are available.
Foil Filigree are new for 2023 and land about one per hobby box. Silver Portrait are a hot box exclusive. Glossy parallels are a very tough 1/1.
In addition to the full parallel offerings, there are a number of partial parallel sets, which each cover 150 select cards from the base set.
These partial parallels include:
- Stained Glass Minis – /25
- Metal Minis – /3
- Framed Cloth Mini – /10
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter mini and mini parallels
Paying homage to the orginal 1888 Allen & Ginter, minis are a big part of the Allen & Ginter package. Falling one per pack, these mini versions parallel the base set and short prints.
Parallel versions include:
- Allen & Ginter Back Mini – 1:5 packs, SP – 1:65 packs
- Black Border Mini – 1:10 packs, SP – 1:130 packs
- No Number Mini – /50
- Brooklyn Back Mini – /25
- Framed Mini Printing Plates – 1/1
- Glossy Mini – 1/1
- Wood Mini – 1/1 (hobby only)
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter inserts
Inserts, often with quirky themes, is another thing that Allen & Ginter is known for. In this case, insert offerings fall into a variety of categories and sizes.
Full-Size Baseball-Themed inserts
As the title implies, these cards are the same size as standard full-sized base cards, and feature baseball themes. In other words, what every other product in existence’s baseball insert looks like.
A&G In Action Variations
Select MLB stars get action-based photo variations of their base cards. Seeded two per case.
Celebrating the streaks that make baseball so exciting, including single game, innings, and multi-game streaks.
Full size mon-baseball theme inserts
Normal in size, but perhaps not in theme, these inserts offer a variety of interesting options.
TALON-ted: The puns are strong with Allen and Ginter, and 2023 is no different. Featuring birds known for their large talons.
Music to Your Ears: Featuring musical instruments from around the world. Fun in the Sun! Celebrating summertime with a variety of summertime activities.
Another area where Allen & Ginter shines, these are a lot of fun.
Save Room for Dessert: Hope you’re hungry, as the sweets are all over this offering.
By Any Other Name: Highlighting famous Allen’s throughout history.
Rarest of the Diamond: Showcasing happenings in baseball that are even rarer than a no hitter.
Only In… Unique aspects of all 30 MLB stadiums.
World of Wonder: UNESCO World Heritage sites get highlighted in this set.
International Delights: Featuring mouthwatering dishes from around the world.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter relic and autograph cards
With the 2023 release, Topps gives us a new batch of Allen & Ginter relics, autographs, and autographed relics. Sure to be some of the most sought after hits in the product.
Allen & Ginter Full-Size relics
With two different designs, these offer MLB stars, athletes from other sports, and other personalities.
Allen & Ginter Mini relics
Small in size but large in charm, these baseball stars from the past, present, and future.
Allen & Ginter DNA relics
These hobby exclusives feature part of an actual fossil. Numbered to 25 copies or less.
Allen & Ginter Framed originals
100 original Allen & Ginter cards get the buyback treatment. Each is a 1/1.
20 subjects, all 1/1’s. Featuring historical and pop-culture figures.
Allen & Ginter Framed Mini Autographs
Featuring names from baseball, entertainment, and pop culture, these have on-card autographs in a framed mini format. Parallels include Black Framed (/25) and Red Ink (Limited, Hobby Exclusive).
Allen & Ginter Autographed Relic Book Cards
Dual-paneled card featuring a jumbo relic and an autograph. Numbered to just 10 copies each.
Allen & Ginter Dual Autographed Relic Book Cards
Featuring two players, two autographs, and two jumbo relics. Numbered to just 10 copies per card.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter Rip Cards
Rip cards are another interesting wrinkle in the Allen & Ginter line. They give you a chance to tear into a card and see what secrets are hidden within. Rip cards fall about two per case.
Allen & Ginter Rip Cards
100 cards, all sequentially numbered. Each rip card contains a mini card inside.
Allen & Ginter Dual Rip Cards
Sequentially numbered but with two subjects and containing two mini cards.
Allen & Ginter Boxloader Rip Cards
Oversized box loaders that contain 3 mini cards inside.
Rip cards can contain:
- Artist Originals 1/1
- Mini Exclusives – mini base cards numbered 351-400
- Mini Metal Exclusives – limited to 3 copies each
- Mini Wood Exclusives 1/1
- Mini Stained Glass Variation Exclusives – 1 per boxloader rip card
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter value
It should be obvious by now that 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter would be a fun break. But how do these cards hold their value unopened? Let’s take a look at recent comps of hobby boxes from the last few years to see what the data tells us.
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Unopened hobby boxes of Allen & Ginter appear to hold their value fairly well, but are unlikely to increase in value dramatically, at least within the first few years of release. There are likely better buy-and-hold candidates out there.
In terms of singles, we look at recent sales of 2022 Topps Allen & Ginter cards in PSA 10 slabs. There are a handful of rarer 1/1s and autographs which have sold for over $1,000.
A good number more have sold for hundreds. This suggests that there’s some upside to be had in these boxes. It may take a lot of luck and a good grading experience to really pay back big, but at the reasonable entry point, these seem like a worthwhile break.
Final thoughts on 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter
2023 Allen & Ginter is different than other 2023 releases, but true to the Allen & Ginter name. You’ll get some quirky inserts, an interesting checklist, and an old school feel. You’ll also get a shot at some really interesting hits and some real value.
What’s your thoughts on 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter? Planning to break a box? Find a big hit? Let us know at card_lines on Twitter.
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- 2023 Topps Series 2
- 2023 Panini Three & Two
- 2023 Topps Sterling
Complete 2023 Topps Allen and Ginter checklist
See below for a full 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter checklist, fully searchable!
|1||Base||1||Willie Mays||San Francisco Giants®|
|2||Base||2||DL Hall||Baltimore Orioles®||Rookie|
|3||Base||3||Julio Rodríguez||Seattle Mariners™|
|4||Base||4||Spencer Strider||Atlanta Braves™|
|5||Base||5||Wander Franco||Tampa Bay Rays™|
|6||Base||6||Xander Bogaerts||San Diego Padres™|
|7||Base||7||Alex Rodriguez||Texas Rangers®|
|8||Base||8||Gerrit Cole||New York Yankees®|
|9||Base||9||Joey Meneses||Washington Nationals®||Rookie|
|10||Base||10||Christian Yelich||Milwaukee Brewers™|
|11||Base||11||Corbin Carroll||Arizona Diamondbacks®||Rookie|
|12||Base||12||Michael Harris II||Atlanta Braves™||Rookie|
|13||Base||13||Cal Ripken Jr.||Baltimore Orioles®|
|14||Base||14||Cole Ragans||Texas Rangers®||Rookie|
|15||Base||15||Justin Verlander||New York Mets®|
|16||Base||16||Nolan Gorman||St. Louis Cardinals®||Rookie|
|17||Base||17||Ken Griffey Jr.||Cincinnati Reds®|
|18||Base||18||Gabriel Moreno||Arizona Diamondbacks®||Rookie|
|19||Base||19||Dylan Cease||Chicago White Sox®|
|20||Base||20||Paul Goldschmidt||St. Louis Cardinals®|
|21||Base||21||George Kirby||Seattle Mariners™|
|22||Base||22||Kyle Schwarber||Philadelphia Phillies®|
|23||Base||23||Jazz Chisholm Jr.||Miami Marlins®|
|24||Base||24||Salvador Perez||Kansas City Royals®|
|25||Base||25||Stan Musial||St. Louis Cardinals®|
|26||Base||26||Randy Johnson||Montréal Expos™|
|27||Base||27||Roberto Clemente||Pittsburgh Pirates®|
|28||Base||28||Kyle Tucker||Houston Astros®|
|29||Base||29||Michael Toglia||Colorado Rockies™||Rookie|
|30||Base||30||Wade Boggs||Tampa Bay Devil Rays™|
|31||Base||31||Oswald Peraza||New York Yankees®||Rookie|
|32||Base||32||Ryan Mountcastle||Baltimore Orioles®|
|33||Base||33||Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||Toronto Blue Jays®|
|34||Base||34||Yordan Alvarez||Houston Astros®|
|35||Base||35||Alex Verdugo||Boston Red Sox®|
|36||Base||36||Alex Bregman||Houston Astros®|
|37||Base||37||Ronald Acuña Jr.||Atlanta Braves™|
|38||Base||38||Ted Williams||Boston Red Sox®|
|39||Base||39||Juan Soto||San Diego Padres™|
|40||Base||40||George Springer||Toronto Blue Jays®|
|41||Base||41||Luis Arraez||Miami Marlins®|
|42||Base||42||Jacob deGrom||Texas Rangers®|
|43||Base||43||Tim Anderson||Chicago White Sox®|
|44||Base||44||Riley Greene||Detroit Tigers®||Rookie|
|45||Base||45||Kyle Stowers||Baltimore Orioles®||Rookie|
|46||Base||46||Drew Waters||Kansas City Royals®||Rookie|
|47||Base||47||Carlos Correa||Minnesota Twins®|
|48||Base||48||Mariano Rivera||New York Yankees®|
|49||Base||49||Manny Machado||San Diego Padres™|
|50||Base||50||Vaughn Grissom||Atlanta Braves™||Rookie|
|51||Base||51||Rod Carew||California Angels™|
|52||Base||52||Jake McCarthy||Arizona Diamondbacks®|
|54||Base||54||Christopher Morel||Chicago Cubs®||Rookie|
|55||Base||55||Max Scherzer||New York Mets®|
|56||Base||56||Triston Casas||Boston Red Sox®||Rookie|
|57||Base||57||Dansby Swanson||Chicago Cubs®|
|58||Base||58||Shea Langeliers||Oakland Athletics™||Rookie|
|59||Base||59||Tommy Henry||Arizona Diamondbacks®||Rookie|
|60||Base||60||Bryce Harper||Philadelphia Phillies®|
|61||Base||61||Nolan Jones||Colorado Rockies™||Rookie|
|62||Base||62||Oneil Cruz||Pittsburgh Pirates®|
|63||Base||63||Nick Pratto||Kansas City Royals®||Rookie|
|64||Base||64||Jackie Robinson||Brooklyn Dodgers™|
|65||Base||65||Mookie Betts||Los Angeles Dodgers®|
|66||Base||66||Trea Turner||Philadelphia Phillies®|
|67||Base||67||Mark McGwire||Oakland Athletics™|
|68||Base||68||Adley Rutschman||Baltimore Orioles®||Rookie|
|69||Base||69||Aaron Judge||New York Yankees®|
|70||Base||70||Joey Votto||Cincinnati Reds®|
|71||Base||71||Pete Alonso||New York Mets®|
|72||Base||72||Gunnar Henderson||Baltimore Orioles®||Rookie|
|73||Base||73||Cedric Mullins||Baltimore Orioles®|
|74||Base||74||Austin Riley||Atlanta Braves™|
|75||Base||75||Yadier Molina||St. Louis Cardinals®|
|76||Base||76||Max Fried||Atlanta Braves™|
|77||Base||77||CJ Abrams||Washington Nationals®|
|78||Base||78||Rafael Devers||Boston Red Sox®|
|79||Base||79||George Brett||Kansas City Royals®|
|80||Base||80||Brett Baty||New York Mets®||Rookie|
|81||Base||81||Trey Mancini||Chicago Cubs®|
|82||Base||82||José Ramírez||Cleveland Guardians™|
|83||Base||83||Hank Aaron||Atlanta Braves™|
|84||Base||84||Bobby Witt Jr.||Kansas City Royals®|
|85||Base||85||Babe Ruth||New York Yankees®|
|86||Base||86||Corbin Burnes||Milwaukee Brewers™|
|87||Base||87||Corey Seager||Texas Rangers®|
|88||Base||88||Ezequiel Tovar||Colorado Rockies™||Rookie|
|89||Base||89||Lou Brock||St. Louis Cardinals®|
|90||Base||90||Josh Jung||Texas Rangers®||Rookie|
|91||Base||91||Clayton Kershaw||Los Angeles Dodgers®|
|92||Base||92||Matthew Liberatore||St. Louis Cardinals®||Rookie|
|93||Base||93||Matt Chapman||Toronto Blue Jays®|
|94||Base||94||Zack Greinke||Kansas City Royals®|
|97||Base||97||Frank Thomas||Chicago White Sox®|
|98||Base||98||Byron Buxton||Minnesota Twins®|
|99||Base||99||Matt Olson||Atlanta Braves™|
|100||Base||100||Tony Gwynn||San Diego Padres™|