I love 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter. And I'm here to tell everyone about it. This obsession. I LOVE this set. And my goal, for 16+ years, has been to complete it. I collect it all and I will never have enough printing plates, bazooka back minis, EXT's, Autos, Framed Originals (my favorite!), No Number minis, EVERYTHING.
I'm currently at 87% of the master set (excluding 1/1's).
It all started at a local community fair where an LCS was selling grab bags of cards. I loved the guy who owned it and grabbed a few even though I had stopped collecting cards for a few years at that point. When I opened them up and went through the random cards I stopped in my tracks at the Randy Johnson card from the 2006 A&G set. This new (but still vintage looking!), beautifully photoshopped portrait image of a legend was unlike anything I had ever seen before. I was hooked. And since then, through waves of levels of interest, I've been collecting this perfect set.
My big needs are the Arod Red Ink auto, the Dontrelle Willis rip card (ripped or unripped), Bazooka back minis, No Number minis, printing plates and framed originals. I'll have a separate post listing out full needs for anyone who is interested.
I also love building community with other collectors. I have found that many of us "Ginter Nuts" are pretty anti-social media. So I started this site with that in mind. We've built a small network of passionate collectors who help find different parts of their Ginter collections together and it's been working really well! If you're interested in learning more, have specific Ginter needs you need help with or if you just wanna talk Ginter feel free to reach out on the Contact Me page!
(Note - this site is a complete work in progress and I'll be updating this soon and regularly.)