Cards to Collect
In the exciting world of Allen & Ginter, worlds of entertainment, influence, and athleticism collide in a trading card extravaganza like no other. What began as a humble cigarette brand in the late 19th century has since transformed into a cultural phenomenon that transcends generations. Allen & Ginter, conceived initially as a way to entice smokers and reinforce cigarette packs with collectible cards, now captivates collectors of all walks of life with its diverse array of rookies. From legendary athletes to social media sensations and rising stars in the entertainment industry, Allen & Ginter delivers a captivating mix of talent and charisma. With that said, here’s our list of Allen & Ginter first-timers.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter #MA-LBA Lil Baby Auto
Now a veteran in the rap game, Lil Baby parlayed hard-hitting bars, global popularity, and undeniable marketability into a spot in the 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter set alongside fellow emcees Meek Mill and Bun B. The Atlanta-bred spitter enjoyed a memorable 2023 in which he continued a Lil Wayne-like run of dropping hits and holding down the throne as one of hip-hop’s faces. His Allen & Ginter debut is well deserved, as he’s been an integral part of the culture for years.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter #MA-CC Corbin Carroll Black Frame Auto RC /25
Corbin Carroll is undoubtedly one of the three most coveted rookies in the 2023 Topps Allen & Ginter set, and his play last season validates that claim. The Diamondbacks’ outfielder led Arizona to its first World Series appearance since 2001, earned All-Star honors, smashed a host of franchise/MLB records, and snagged the NL Rookie of the Year Award. This is a guy who’ll be making A&G appearances as long as he’s playing baseball – and beyond. Salute.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter #271 Victor Wembanyama
The hype surrounding Wembanyama’s NBA arrival rivaled that of one of the GOATs, LeBron James. That alone earned him a spot in Allen & Ginter in 2023. Since landing in The Association, the French phenom has been nothing short of amazing, routinely stuffing the stat sheet despite playing on a young Spurs team learning on the fly. Don’t be surprised if he’s featured in future Allen & Ginter products.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter #MARN Rafael Nadal Mini Auto
By no stretch of the imagination is Nadal a rookie on the courts. This, however, is his A&G debut. As one of eight players in men’s tennis history to complete the Career Grand Slam, the spot is more than deserved.
2023 Topps Allen & Ginter #222 J Balvin
Balvin is an international superstar whose appeal spans several continents. His popularity alone makes his spot on this list imperative. Balvin is one of the biggest names in music, and his A&G debut is simply a testament to his crossover appeal.