Preview – 2009 Topps Series 2!

Topps released preview information and images for its 2009 Series 2 baseball set on Monday. Here’s a look at the set, which will arrive in late May …
The product continues much of what Series 1 included — Turkey Red inserts, Legends of the Game, Sketch Cards, Silk Cards and ToppsTown — but includes four World Baseball Classic insert sets.

The WBC sets will include a 25-player standard card insert set, 10 autographed cards (limited to 100 apiece), 10 Relic cards, 10 autographed Relic cards (limited to 50 apiece) and stamp cards that include baseball-themed stamps from around the world.

While the WBC insert set is still TBD (as are the Relics), here is the WBC Autograph and Autographed Relic checklist (subject to change):

BCA-DW David Wright
BCA-JR Jose Reyes
BCA-DP Dustin Pedroia
BCA-RB Ryan Braun
BCA-BM Brian McCann
BCA-CG Curtis Granderson
BCA-AIR Alex Rios
BCA-CR Carlos Ruiz
BCA-CD Carlos Delgado
BCA-DO David Ortiz

Also returning for 2009 in Series 2 are the Red Hot Rookie Redemptions, which fell one per box last year and included some of the game’s newest rookies. There will be 10 players on that checklist.

A 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle reprint also will be included — limited to just 58 copies – while 17 more short-printed variation base cards also will be included:

476 Juan Marichal
650 Steve Carlton
520 Tony Gwynn
515 Reggie Jackson
495 Brooks Robinson
400 Frank Robinson
475 Mike Schmidt
600 Greg Maddux
340 Wade Boggs
350 Ryne Sandberg
355 Jim Palmer
595 Robin Yount
610 Paul Molitor
660 Carl Yastrzemski
490 Nolan Ryan
353 Cal Ripken Jr.
415 Bob Gibson
Each hobby box will include one autograph or Relic card, while HTA jumbo boxes will include one autographed card and two Relics.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at



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