Friday, July 15, 2011

The end of civilization or the oooooooohiest card ever

I know I said I wouldn't show any Allen & Ginter until the Gint-a-Cuffs scoring system was released, but I couldn't resist posting this card.

When I pulled it, I knew instantly that there are collectors -- probably many -- who absolutely loathe this card. They hate it more than their 1989 Fleer want list. They hate it more than black borders that chip. Is that a card of the $#@*&% Royal Wedding?

But you're going to hear that kind of reaction over and over before A&G runs its course.

For a different reaction, I showed the card to the girly girls in my house.

Me: Look what card I got.

Wife: Ooooooooooooooooooh!!!!

Daughter: What? What?

Wife: Come look!

Daughter: Ooooooooooooooh!!!!

Wife: (with envy in her voice): You got a Royal Wedding card!

Daughter: I LIKE Allen & Ginter.

Wife: Can you leave it out so I can look at it after I'm done doing the dishes?

Me: I need to put it back in the pack in order (I wasn't going to explain Gint-a-Cuffs to them).

Wife (to daughter): Turn the card over, my hands are wet.

(Daughter turns over the card. Wife reads rabidly).

Wife: That is so cool.

(Daughter gives a thumbs-up).

(2 hours later)

Wife: You have a card of the Royal Wedding!

So ...

What's my opinion, as someone officially, Caught In the Middle?

Well ...

Truthfully ...

I just think Kate Middleton is hot.


  1. My wife would love that card. She practically wet herself when I gave her a book about the royal wedding I bought at a Heathrow gift shop.

    A&G isn't really my thing, so I may just have to get her one of EBay.

  2. She is rather delicious. (I'm allowed to say that as my wife agrees.)

  3. I don't like the A&G cards, but this one is pretty cool.

  4. My wife shares Kate's first and middle name so she already thinks the whole royal wedding thing is cool. I haven't showed her the card yet (b/c she doesn't know I bought a box yet!), but she'll think it's cool. And I too think she's rather cute...but the other Kate (my wife) is cuter!

  5. I thought I'd only be chasing the Adam Lind cards in this set but being a huge Royalist I will be chasing down this card and all variations of it.

  6. Finally! Some Royals cards that people care about.

  7. I think I have some postage stamps of William's Mum and Dad. Do I smell a trade?

  8. call me when pippa has a card...