This week's category is...2004 Topps Traded and Rookies Checklists.
Here's a little background on this undervalued, yet innovative set. (Wait...he's calling a bunch of cheap checklists...INNOVATIVE??!)
When packs of 2004 Topps Traded and Rookies were introduced to the mass market, each pack included one checklist. Each checklist card was as thick as a regular relic card, meaning that these were used to deter packsearching. Clever concept which was carried over from the year before (2003 Topps Traded and Rookies). However the checklist was one sided and inclued roughly 25-30 cards per checklist. Which means you needed 10 of these cards to have a complete checklist. Why??? Here was the quote printed on every checklist:
It's not the clearest in the world, but you get the idea. Okay, so on to this week's trivia question.
Due to what I could only call poor editing on everybody's part at Topps, not everyone's card appeared on the puzzle/poster/sheet. The question:
How many cards were erroneously excluded from the poster, and who were the player or players missing?
Now the only reason why I'm also asking who's missing is because it's easy to guess a number, but to make it challenging, to get the question right, you also need to tell me who's cards they were. The prize will be a 2008 Topps Series II Ichiro Suzuki relic card.
The first person to get both answers right will get the Ichiro card. As always, please leave the answers in the comments section. One answer per person, you are not allowed to edit your responses, and yes, you can obviously use the same number as another person, provided that you include the names of the players involved. So good luck.