Saturday, December 28, 2013

Random Topps Team Set of the Week: 2009 Colorado Rockies

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 2009 Topps eponymous set:
  • The regular card of Troy Tulowitzki shows him getting ready during spring training:

  • The retail card of Jeff Francis utilizes another shot of the former 1st round draft pick:

  • Clint Barmes' eponymous card is horizontally-oriented:

  • Here's Ryan Spilborghs' base card...getting ready to make a spectacular catch:

  • When Topps says that they get close to the game...can it get any closer than this shot from closer Huston Street?:

  • Mr. Rockie himself, Todd Helton, getting ready to take the throw at first on his base card:

  • On his regular Topps card, Chris Iannetta models the tools of ignorance:

Of the 14 players included in this set, 7 players have different pictures on the retail set compared to the base set, and none were of the same-photo-different-cropping variety. A fantastic set to collect if you're a Topps collector because of all of the photo variations.

Next week's featured set will be the 2010 Detroit Tigers. Hope you'll be here when we compare the cards from the retail set to their counterparts found in Topps and Topps Updates Series sets.


JayBee Anama

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