I'll be honest with you, when I first started getting back into the hobby, the set that I understood the LEAST was Allen and Ginter. I mean, dinosaurs? In baseball cards? Really?
I'll admit, I was surprised to see the blogging community get so riled up about it (via Gint-a-Cuffs and whatnot). I guess I'm just old-fashioned in that I like to see baseball cards in my baseball card packs.
All that said, I figured I should give it a shot, right? Who knows, maybe there's something magical about this set that I'm just not getting my head around. So at the end of the week, I made my pilgrimage to the LCS and picked up a couple of overpriced Ginter packs and cracked them open....you know, scientific research and all.
First pack, not so hot. I managed to pull this abomination
I mean really. Is this the Card Gods giving me the finger or what? What self respecting Rangers fan is anything but frustrated as hell with this guy (I'm going to have to get his auto though for my Rangers Auto Project, and I've been putting it off.....).
Score: Babbaloie 1, Allen and Ginter 0
Already a bit smug, I cracked open pack number two, and whaddya know, the Gods smiled on me here.
My very first Vladdy in a Rangers Uniform. This pull made my day, and frankly, might have changed my opinion on the entire Ginter product. How can you not love the quirky combination of Baseball and Astrology? And frankly, the minis are kinda....cute.
Score: Babbaloie 1, Ginter 1
And that's where I left it. Two packs in, and my personal jury's still out. I can't bring myself to pay 5 bucks a pack for these at the LCS, so I'm thinking I'll keep my eye out for a blaster or two at Target, and who knows, maybe Ginter will win the day.