The '09 Allen & Ginter preview has hit the interwebs. Here's an example of a Tim Lincecum card I borrowed from Wax Heaven.
Very nice... Topps added a border and it looks like they aren't afraid to fill it up. There were too many cards with a tiny picture and a bunch of white space on them the past couple of years. Good move to shake it up a bit. So, it is authentic? Did they take this design from an original A&G set or create a new one in the old timey style? It turns out they did a little of both. The box with the player name is taken from the N16 Natives in Costume set:
The Allen & Ginter ad on the bottom is in a different font than the original however. The '09 ad portion is actually from this set:
N22 Racing Colors of the World. The same ad is also found on set N7 Fans of the Period, but without the two little doodads on either side of "Allen & Ginter". That's a nifty looking font on the Allen & Ginter part and it looks like Topps jazzed it up a tiny bit. Good looking stuff from Topps this year, and there's still 30 more Allen & Ginter designs that Topps can swipe from for future sets.