Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Rest of the Lot...and a Quick Note Regarding the Cut to the Chase Insert Set

It's been a busy day here. Although I want to buy more packs (and probably will), I still have to pay bills. So if there is any money left, after I take care of important matters (like food, gas, etc.), I will buy more. Until then, I'm enjoying looking at the rest of my cards. I have a few of the code cards (and am so glad that there aren't ten different fronts for these cards...I'll just need one for my master set.

Just a quick note, thanks to Craig in Texas. Ebayers are selling sets like crazy now that the product is out. Friend of the blog Craig in Texas has been feverishly trying to keep track of all the data he can about this product. From twitter to eBay, he's been on top of what's been going on with the product. That's why when I saw this tweet, I was puzzled:

C & D Sportscards ‏@parker94ttu
@toppscards Topps, was there a production error on the Cut to the Chase cards? Seems two are missing. Please let me know. Thank you.

Uh oh.

Topps was kind enough to respond.

Topps Company ‏@toppscards
@parker94ttu 1and 24 will be picked up in Series 2

After searching for auctions for complete sets of the Cut to the Chase insert cards, sellers have had to change their descriptions from 25 cards to 23. Card numbers 1 and 24 were not inserted into series 1. Which now explains why neither card was listed onto the final checklist that was released earlier this month. So apparently, this was not a typo on Topps' part.  They really did not have either card available for the checklist.  So don't panic set collectors.  There will only be 23 cards from the die-cut set distributed in series 1:

CTC-2 Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle Mariners
CTC-3 Derek Jeter New York Yankees
CTC-4 Babe Ruth New York Yankees
CTC-5 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers
CTC-6 Carlos Gonzalez Colorado Rockies
CTC-7 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals
CTC-8 Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers
CTC-9 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox
CTC-10 Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles
CTC-11 Yu Darvish Texas Rangers
CTC-12 Lance Berkman St. Louis Cardinals
CTC-13 Brett Lawrie Toronto Blue Jays
CTC-14 David Price Tampa Bay Rays
CTC-15 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
CTC-16 Nelson Cruz Texas Rangers
CTC-17 Matt Cain San Francisco Giants
CTC-18 Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres
CTC-19 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
CTC-20 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
CTC-21 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates
CTC-22 Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
CTC-23 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants
CTC-25 Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers

Thanks Craig.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

The Junior Junkie said...

I was wondering about that - and I can't wait to pull that Griffey!