Thursday, February 28, 2013

Random Topps Team Set of the Week: 2011 Topps New York Mets

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Team Set of the Week:

The checklist consists of the following players:
The cards in order from the set (the checklist at the end was cut from the back of the package. What, you don't do that?):

Key differences between the team set and 2011 Topps eponymous set:
  • Jenrry Mejia was knocked out of the 2011 season thanks to Tommy John surgery. He did not get a regular Topps card in the 2011 Topps set nor the Update Series set. So the only place you'll find a card of Mejia as a member of the Mets using the 2011 Topps design is in the retail set.
  • Dillon Gee gets a different picture in the retail set. Here is his base card:

  • And so does Mike Pelfrey:

  • Fernando Martinez did not make the regular set, but he does appear in the Update Series:

So of the 16 players included in this set, there are three cards that feature different pictures in the retail set that was used in either 2011 Topps or 2011 Topps Update Series, and one card that you're not going to find in either set. The other 13 cards use the same pictures.

Next week's featured set will be the 2012 San Diego Padres. Hope you'll be here when we compare the cards from the retail set to their counterparts found in Topps and Topps Update Series.


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