Saturday, June 14, 2014

Random Topps Team Set of the Week: 2010 Florida Marlins

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 2010 Topps eponymous set:
  • Hanley Ramirez was the Marlins' star at the plate and on the field, as displayed here:

  • Gaby Sanchez did not make it onto the base set, but he does make an appearance in the traded set:

  • Catcher John Baker also did not make it onto the base set, so here is his Update Series card:

  • It's the same picture, but you can see more of Cameron Maybin on his retail card than you can on his 2010 Topps card:

  • Ditto for Jorge Cantu:

  • And Andrew Miller:

  • Anibal Sanchez warms up in the bullpen on his regular card:

  • Now where did Chris Volstad's hand go?:

  • Dan Uggla's 2010 Topps card shows him swinging for the fences:

  • Is it just me, or was Sean West pitching in the same game as Chris Volstad?:

  • On his 2010 Topps card, Ronny Paulino and the Fish took on the Rays at Tampa:

Of the 17 players included in this set, 7 players have different pictures on the retail set compared to the base set, four more shows a different cropping of the same picture, and none are a retail exclusive. Fans of the Reds should have loved all of the variations that can only be found in the retail set.

Next week's featured set will be the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals. Hope you'll be here when we compare the cards from the retail set to their counterparts found in Topps and Topps Update Series sets.


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