Monday, March 9, 2009

2009 Topps Series 2 Shortprints...Already???

Okay, so people don't get confused by the time the product comes out in June...

The Topps Company announced today (you can see all of this on the blog of the number one source in the Hobby) that there will be 18 MORE short-printed cards to be found in packs, boxes, blasters, blisters, and other packages of 2009 Topps Series 2 baseball.

The list, for the curious, (and remember, the checklist is always subject to change):
  • 340 Wade Boggs
  • 350 Ryne Sandberg
  • 353 Cal Ripken Jr.
  • 355 Jim Palmer
  • 400 Frank Robinson
  • 415 Bob Gibson
  • 475 Mike Schmidt
  • 476 Juan Marichal
  • 490 Nolan Ryan
  • 495 Brooks Robinson
  • 515 Reggie Jackson
  • 520 Tony Gwynn
  • 595 Robin Yount
  • 600 Greg Maddux
  • 610 Paul Molitor
  • 650 Steve Carlton
  • 660 Carl Yastrzemski
These cards, along with another 330 basic series, gold cards, black borders, 25 more Ring of Honor cards, 50 more Turkey Red Cards, 25 Toppstown and Toppstown Golds, 25 more Legends of the Game cards, 10 each for the Walmart and Target Exclusives (with an additional 10 refractor cards for the cereal boxes), silk cards, autographs, and relics will be back as well. Returning from last year will be the Red Hot Rookie redemption set, ten cards this time instead of 20.

New to series 2 will be four (count them) World Baseball Classic insert sets (hey, they got the license to produce them, why not milk them for all it's worth right???). There will be a 25 card basic insert set (players to be determined), 10 autographs (100 cards each), relic cards, autograph/relic cards (50 cards each), and stamps from other countries with a baseball theme (no relation to the WBC, but it's a common theme).

And to show that they haven't forgotten their little deal with Mickey Mantle estate, there will be a short printed 1959 Topps reprint card.

All this, and many more surprises, to come in June when 2009 Topps Series 2 arrives in stores everywhere.


JayBee Anama


The Drizz said...

good. no tigers.

Grand Cards said...

Drizz, my thoughts exactly. Hoping for some Granderson WBC love though.

TDLindgren said...

I love the SP concept, good player selection as well. Will get the Ryan and the Ripken Jr. for sure. I'm sure they might add one more surprise (at least!) to the SP's to make it an even 19 in series one and 19 in series two.

Here's what I don't get. Topps can use Ted Williams image on packaging and in inserts such as legends, etc., why can't they make a regular SP card of him? I would love to see Clemente as well have a regular SP. I just don't understand why they either can't or don't.

Big Daddy said...

You say 18 SPs but only list 17 of them.