I am officially excited. It's been awhile since I remember being this excited about an Allen & Ginter release. The last time was probably in 2015 when Allen & Ginter X first came out and we got a whole new look to the base card.
This year has me excited for a whole different reason. The non-baseball cards; they just sound so phenomenal! First and foremost, we've finally got boxtoppers back!
A&G Natural Wonders Box Loaders Set Checklist
10 cards. Hobby only. Limited to 500 copies.
NWB-1 Big Sur
NWB-2 Mount Kilimanjaro
NWB-3 Zion National Park
NWB-4 Vatnajökull Glacier Cave
NWB-5 Amazon Rainforest
NWB-6 Na Pali Coast
NWB-7 Phang Nga Bay
NWB-8 The Antarctic
NWB-9 Banff National Park
NWB-10 Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
The past few years have seen only baseball related boxtoppers, and none of them were all that special in my opinion. This is a welcome change and I'm excited to chase after some rather large cards again.
Second, the insert minis in this year's product:
Flags of Lost Nations
Folio of Fears
World's Hottest Peppers
It's really exciting when one has to internally debate, and has trouble picking which insert set will be the worst this year. I think I finally decided that, although probably fun, the World's Hottest Peppers set will cool off the fastest and won't have a great visual appeal.
Oh right, you came here for a contest. Alright, here's the (probably) last method of entry:
Comment below with the name (or number if you're lazy) of the first card I pull of each of the above mini inserts (that means I expect seven names or numbers). I'll record the first box I open on video and give a rundown. Comment with the most correct wins one of the many Ginter prizes I'll be giving out (we'll say the tiebreaker is the Baseball Superstitions set... cause after all, this is a baseball set).
Here's a link to the Cardboard Connection checklist where you can find all the mini inserts listed.