Saturday, February 21, 2009

2009 Topps Series I Jumbo Box Break

It's been two weeks since I bought this thing and I've finally gotten around to breaking it open. Needless to say, I got my complete set, 50 insert cards, and 6 "hits."

I'm not going to spare you the details on the cards as by now you've already seen them. Unfortunately, I did not get an SP card (and remember, the Mantle card IS NOT A SHORT-PRINT!!!), nor a WBC redemption. But while the box guaranteed two relics and an autograph, I got my two relics, and TWO autographs. Here are the results:

Ten ToppsGold Cards:

  • Rafael Furcal
  • Fredi Gonzalez
  • Vladimir Guerrero
  • John Baker
  • Andrew Miller (sorry Mario, it's spoken for...unless you got it already)
  • Erik Bedard
  • Ryan Church
  • Jeff Francoeur (sorry dayf, it's spoken for...I'll explain why in a minute)
  • Roy Halladay
  • Scott Rolen
Two Blue Jays, Three Marlins, and Vladi. How cool is that. Unfortunately, all are spoken for. Why? Because someone traded me five WalMart Dick Perez cards last year, and asked for ToppsGold cards. I promised him all my Gold cards that I get. So along with a Ryan Sweeney and a Manny Delcarmen gold card that I got from the 28 packs, this gentleman is getting what you see above. Now unless someone can quickly e-mail me and can cough up the WalMart Lance Berkman card I need...

Ten Ring of Honor Cards:

  • Dwight Gooden (1986 Mets)
  • Ivan Rodriguez (2003 Marlins)
  • Darryl Strawbery (1999 Yankees)
  • David Ortiz (2007 Red Sox)
  • Ryan Howard (2008 Phillies)
  • Orlando Cepeda (1967 Cardinals)
  • Andy Pettitte (2000 Yankees)
  • David Justice (2000 Yankees)
  • Gary Carter (1986 Mets...foil missing on top half of name)
  • Jim Leyland (1997 Marlins)
Not bad. Now remember, all the ROH cards in series one are odd. Why? Because the even cards will be the in-store promotion this year.

Ten Legends of the Game Cards:

  • Christy Mathewson
  • Walter Johnson
  • Babe Ruth
  • Mel Ott
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Roy Campanella (twice)
  • Bob Gibson
  • Nolan Ryan (and you won't believe what also came in the pack this card came from)
  • Cal Ripken, Jr (see Nolan Ryan)
These look really nice. Now it makes me want to go after the cards from both Walmart AND Target. And I thought that Topps was cutting me a break here.

Ten Turkey Red Cards:

  • Ian Kinsler
  • Andre Ethier
  • Ryan Ludwick
  • David Ortiz
  • Jose Lopez
  • Garrett Atkins (twice)
  • Aubrey Huff
  • Cole Hamels
  • Geovany Soto
Most of these are reserved for a guy who may be trading two of the SP's. Stay tuned.

Ten ToppsTown Cards:

  • Chipper Jones
  • Hanley Ramirez
  • Evan Longoria
  • Ryan Howard
  • Alex Gordon
  • Lance Berkman (gold)
  • Ryan Howard (gold)
  • Alex Gordon (gold)
  • Johan Santana (gold)
  • Hanley Ramirez (gold)
Not bad. So that means, with one ToppsTown Gold card from the 26 packs, I have six gold cards to split between my two kids and me. All codes are going to be used.

Okay...I've bored you to death with the inserts. Here are the "hits":

One Silk Card:

Johnny Cueto

One Topps Black Card:

Randy Johnson

Two Autograph Cards:

Curtis Granderson

I can only imagine that this card is going to somebody as a prize...he's still thinking about it though...)

Eddie Kunz

Mets prospect. Don't know who this is...


Sorry, it's time for Wheel of Fortune. Hold on...

Pat: Okay, Brenda, you're up.

(Brenda spins the wheel. Stops at 1,000 triangle.)

Pat: One thousand.

Brenda: I'd like an N please...

(The board lights up two squares. Sound effect "ding" two times. Vanna walks across boards, touching button to reveal...

Pat: That's two N's Brenda...and two thousand dollars. Would you like to solve the puzzle???

Okay, that's enough Wheel. The two relics were manufactured patch cards of Cal Ripken Jr, and Nolan Ryan. The funny thing was that each card appeared in the same pack as it's Legends of the Game card. What are the odds???

Well that's all for tonight. I have to e-mail a few people this evening. I'm not buying any more cards for now. But at least I came up with something good. If anybody wants any of the above cards, let me know.


JayBee Anama


Jeffrey Wolfe said...

That silk card is SICK. Nice box.

The Drizz said...

2 patches! nice.

The Drizz said...


Anonymous said...

Is the Kinsler Turkey Red spoken for? You did pretty good with that box.

Rod (Padrographs) said...

Eddie Kunz is from Portland, OR and was a member of the Oregon State University the two years that they won the College World Series.

William Regenthal said...

What would you be willing to trade for that Ripken patch? You can post it on my blog or email me. Thanks!

jacobmrley said...

i'd love to trade for the kunz card. I pulled Pat Neshnek from box and I already have his auto, so I was quite perturbed. email me at with any ideas. I broke some 2009 topps and I have a vast collection, i'm sure i can come up with something.

steveisjewish said...

is that kunz card up for trade?

Anonymous said...

That Ripken card is sweet! Great pack of cards! If you ever decide to trade it please let me know. I am a huge Orioles fan.