Completed insert set – 2012 Allen & Ginter Historical Turning Points

17 02 2016

I don’t focus too much Allen & Ginter, but I did finish off another regular size insert set from the 2012 product.

Info about the set:

Set description:  “20 cards featuring great battles, speeches, and decisions that helped determine the course of civilization.”

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Set composition:  20 cards, 1:10 odds (2012 Allen & Ginter)

Hall of Famers:  None – it’s not a sports set.

How I put the set together:

  • 3 cards from my hobby box
  • 1 card from a retail pack
  • 7 cards from trades
  • 6 cards from Sportlots
  • 2 cards from Beckett Marketplace
  • 1 card from COMC

Card that completed my set:  #HTP18 – On the Origin of Species

2012 Ginter Historical Turning Origin of Species

Charles Darwin was the last card I needed.  I got it May last year from COMC.

Thoughts on the set:  This set fits in pretty well with the Allen & Ginter themes.  It’s always good to learn some history!  Though it’s more generic / not as unique as some of the mini sets from 2012.  Also, I would have preferred adding the invention of the internet to get something more recent included.

Best card (my opinion):  #HTP5 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

2012 Ginter Historical Turning Fall of Berlin Wall

I love French history, and wanted to go with either the French Revolution or the Battle of Waterloo.  However, I think going with an event from my lifetime made more sense.


2012 Allen Ginter Historical Turning Points complete

2012 Allen Ginter Historical Turning Points complete_0001

2012 Allen Ginter Historical Turning Points complete_0002

Any other tidbits:  Here’s a list of the events, with the year they occurred.  I always prefer chronologically for sets like this, but Topps never obliges.

  • HTP1 – Signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1776.
  • HTP2 – The Battle of Waterloo, 1815.
  • HTP3 – The Fall of the Roman Empire, 476.
  • HTP4 – The Reformation, 16th century.
  • HTP5 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989.
  • HTP6 – The Treaty of Versailles, 1919.
  • HTP7 – Invention of the Printing Press, 1440.
  • HTP8 – Allied Victory in WWII, 1945.
  • HTP9 – Discovery of the New World, 1492.
  • HTP10 – Discovery of Electricity, 1752.
  • HTP11 – Signing of the Magna Carta, 1215.
  • HTP12 – The Renaissance, 14th to 17th centuries.
  • HTP13 – The Industrial Revolution, 1760 to 1850.
  • HTP14 – The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863.
  • HTP15 – The First Flight of Kitty Hawk, 1903.
  • HTP16 – The French Revolution, 1788-1799.
  • HTP17 – The Great Depression, 1929 to the 1930s.
  • HTP18 – On the Origin of Species, 1859.
  • HTP19 – Sputnik I, 1957.
  • HTP20 – The Agricultural Revolution, 18th and 19th centuries.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: