I can't see it, but I know I have the word "SUCKER" written across my forehead. I'm 100% certain that the folks at Topps can see it.
Back in 2011, Topps announced they were releasing a Limited Edition Glossy Factory Set of 2011 Allen & Ginter. It was limited to 999 serial numbered sets. The funny thing to me is that Topps set a limit of 25 per household. I'm guessing they questioned how many would sell if they were going to allow one household to buy 2.5% of the print run.
I recall thinking that I didn't want to buy a set for $100 plus shipping, but I wouldn't mind having a Rangers team set if I could ever find one.
Guess what I found?
Now that I have the Rangers team set in hand, I have to say that I'm not a fan. As a team collector, I'm glad to have it I suppose, but part of the appeal of Ginter is the "vintage" feel of the cards. The glossy card stock is a buzz kill.
Yes, I got the Ian Kinsler card with the team set, but his horizontal pic didn't play well with the others.
My team set has matching serial numbers, which is a nice thing. I have cards #356/999. The seller had about 5 of these for sale so I'm guessing he broke up a number of the sets to sell. He probably made a decent profit if he sold all the team sets.
I'm curious if anyone out there in blogland has a full set of these or has purchased a team set for their collection. Anyone? Bueller...?