Friday, February 18, 2011

Figures. Sixty Sparkle Cards in Topps Series 1

After feverishly checking eBay auctions and social media outlets, message boards and other checklist sites have been compiling lists of confirmed 2011 Topps cards with a certain twinkle to them. A couple of places had found sixty and remained steady for some time.

On Topps' Facebook page, it has just been confirmed that in fact there are 60 cards within series 1 that sparkle somewhere on the card. The checklist:

1 Ryan Braun
3 Jon Lester
5 Joey Votto
15 David Wright
20 Hanley Ramirez
23 Jaime Garcia
25 Carl Crawford
35 Shin-Soo Choo
40 Justin Upton
42 Mariano Rivera
44 Martin Prado
50 Alex Rodriguez
60 Andrew McCutchen
61 David Price
67 Vladimir Guerrero
70 Kyle Drabek
75 Jered Weaver
78 Mike Stanton
80 Desmond Jennings
100 Albert Pujols
102 CC Sabathia
108 Zack Greinke
110 Aroldis Chapman
120 Mat Latos
128 Manny Ramirez
140 Brett Anderson
150 Miguel Cabrera
165 Jeremy Hellickson
166 Josh Johnson
169 Chipper Jones
174 Roy Oswalt
177 Brian Matusz
195 Nick Markakis
200 Ichiro
208 Clay Buchholz
209 Carlos Santana
210 Brian Wilson
214 Chase Utley
216 Jose Bautista
218 Victor Martinez
236 Nelson Cruz
240 Andre Ethier
241 Wandy Rodriguez
247 Starlin Castro
250 Carlos Gonzalez
255 Torii Hunter
269 Stephen Drew
270 Ubaldo Jimenez
271 Adam Dunn
275 Clayton Kershaw
290 Ike Davis
293 Justin Morneau
294 Luke Scott
299 Chris Carpenter
300 Roy Halladay
307 Alex Rios
315 David Ortiz
320 Michael Young
322 Brent Morel
330 Derek Jeter

I had originally thought that all 330 cards were involved. But at least now we know that the number of cards is much smaller. Still, doesn't make them any easier to find. And for all the naysayers and "gimmick" callers, give Topps some credit. They've finally succeeded in making us look at base cards again.

Now if they could only confirm that there are 24 legends variation cards instead of the originally planned 25. This doesn't include either Crawford and Gonzalez Red Sox variations...

Or this monstrosity supposedly found at some card convention in Atlanta (thanks to Bill Kearney on bringing this to my attention yesterday). More on this card after I do a bit of digging about Brian Wilson and The Machine.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Mr J Mel said...

Has anyone seen a print run on these sparkle cards yet? I also thought I read somewhere you could pull these in retail packs. Has anyone pulled one from retail yet?