Completed insert set – 2011 Allen & Ginter mini Uninvited Guests

11 07 2012

Here’s another mini set from Allen & Ginter that I’ve completed.  I actually completed this one 6 months ago but forgot to do a post on it until now.

Info about the set:

Set description: “Paranormal spooky tales, eerie hauntings, and supernatural events pictured on to cards.”  This set focuses on the locations (often a house) that are now believed to be haunted.  The cards feature a picture of the house, with the words “Uninvited Guests” at the top, the name of the “haunting” in a blue-gray box at the bottom.

Set composition: 10 cards, 1:12 odds (2011 Allen & Ginter’s)

Hall of Famers: Not a sports set.  These are the “ghost story hall of famer houses”!

How I put the set together:

  • 4 cards from 2 hobby boxes
  • 1 card from a trade
  • 5 cards from Sportlots

Thoughts on the set:  Another one where, even though it’s not baseball.  For what A&G does, this is a set that gets me to read the back of each card when I pull it from a pack.

Card that completed my set: #UG10 – Lizzie Borden House

I got this card in a Sportlots purchase in January.

Highest book value: They all book for the same

Best card (my opinion): #UG7 – Alcatraz

I like all things Alcatraz.  I wish they hadn’t cancelled that damn show!

I’ll summarize the write-up on the back of each card:

UG1 – Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery:  This abandoned graveyard in a South side Chicago suburb has had reported hauntings since the 1970’s.

UG2 – White House:  The home of the country’s head of state in Washington, D.C. is claimed to be haunted by no less than President Harry Truman himself.

UG3 – Waverly Hills Sanatorium:  A hospital in Louisville that was used in the early 20th century to combat tuberculosis patients.  It’s been featured on numerous “ghost story” television shows.

UG4 – Villisca Axe Murder House: A plain Iowa house that was the site of a gruesome axe murder of an entire family in 1912.  The murders were never solved, and today you can pay $400 to stay there.

UG5 – Ammityville Haunting: The 1974 murders of the DeFeo family in Long Island, NY has inspired numerous spin-off novels and movies.

UG6 – Lemp Mansion:  A St. Louis family that saw a number of tragedies around the turn of the century is believed to haunt the mansion they once lived.

UG7 – Alcatraz:  The island prison off the San Francisco coast was believed to have been haunted by inmates and prison guards alike.

UG8 – Winchester Mystery House:  When Winchester (founders of the rifle company) family member William Wirt died, his wife believed their mansion in San Jose, CA was haunted by ghosts of people who’d died at the hands of Winchester guns.  She kept building onto the house because of this – and continued to do so for some 38 years.

UG9 – RMS Queen Mary:  The former ocean liner is now a haunted tourist attraction off the coast of Long Beach, CA.

UG10 – Lizzie Borden House:  The house where Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered is now a bed & breakfast.  Andrew’s daughter was acquitted at a trial for the murder of her father and stepmother, but no one  elsewas ever arrested for the crime.




One response

12 07 2012

Neat set! I’d love to pick up a few of those, especially Waverly Hills and the Wincester House.

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