Thursday, March 29, 2012

A&G: The perfect antidote


For the first time in a while, I was having trouble coming up with an idea.

I just couldn't think of anything. Maybe it's just that I'm still gushing over the fact that I'm officially on spring break. Not to mention that the Cubs' home opener is a week away.

But for whatever reason, I was drawing a blank. Eventually, I found the cure.

Allen and Ginter.

Tonight, I learned that there is always a blog post to be written about A&G. It's the cure for "writer's block" (if you could even call me a writer).

It doesn't seem like many people enjoy the non-baseball subjects A&G includes in their set each year.

I, however, love them. Call me crazy, but this Jack the Ripper issue is my favorite A&G card, baseball or no baseball.

It's easily the most mysterious card I own. It still gives me chills. You just know something shady is going on.

But its mystery is the reason I love it. I guess that goes for all the A&G cards of this sort. Sure, cards of the "hot dog guy" or the "Pac-Man guy" are odd.

But they certainly beat another A-Rod card any day.

2 comments:

FanOfReds said...

I love Ginter for the same reason - and I missed the "odd ball" cards (things like revolving doors or the Golden Gate Bridge) in last year's Ginter set. I hope they make a triumphant return this year!

Hackenbush said...

I like them. They're my favorite part of A&G.