Posts Tagged ‘2010’

2010 Topps Chicle Is Live!

April 28, 2010

I don’t know if I was actually the first one to put some of this product on the bay, but I was one of the very first. Still in the process of getting through the cases. I will be chiming in with perspectives over the next couple of days.
So far, as I expected, I really like this product! On card autographs just rule! They look better, and you know the player actually held the card and signed it. The only downside so far about the autographs is that alot of the auto checklist is the same rookie roster that we’ve seen in Series 1, Heritage and Finest. There are some pleasant surprises however. I was glad to see Pablo Sandoval on the auto checklist. I know Ryan Howard is on the checklist as well as Carl Yasztremski, Colby Rasmus, Dustin Pedroia, Evan Longoria, Gordon Beckham, Stan Musial, Tommy Hanson, and a few other notables. Another plus on the autographs is that they all have parrallels. There are the “National Chicle” backs #d /199, the “Bazooka” backs #d /99 and the “topps” backs #d /99.
I know people have complained about game used relics…however this time Topps stepped it up a bit. Same theory as with the autos, there are different levels of parrallels, but this time Topps also went out and got some quality vintage player relics. Whitey Ford, Thurman Munson, Nolan Ryan, Ozzie Smith, Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizutto and Eddie Murray just to name a few.
Another thing I like about this set is that the box toppers aren’t that bad. If you are one of those out there that like to resell your top loaders un-opened, be warned. There are artist proof box loaders included. I pulled two of them in my first case…something to think about if you are looking to throw them aside!
As I mentioned, artist proofs are included in this set not only in the box loader inserts but also for every card. Every base card has 10 copies of the original artists proof inserted. Another big pull if are lucky enough to get one!
Below are some scans of the first 6 boxes I cracked…many more still to come!
Play Ball America!

Box Toppers , notice the Tris Speaker below is an artist proof with the artist’s signature on the card!
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket



Autographs, including three artist proofs (Mike Schmidt, Joe Saunders and Bob Gibson cards)
Photobucket

Photobucket
Photobucket

Game Used Jersey Cards and two printing plates – Justin Verlander and Neftali Feliz Autographed :
Photobucket
Photobucket

OFF TOPIC – 2010 Topps UFC Uncaged

December 17, 2009

I’ve strictly written about baseball to date, but something did catch my eye today, the upcoming UFC uncaged release. I have been slowly getting into UFC because the boxing circuit has been somewhat slow and me and the guys need some type of violent male bonding! The UFC product comes out on or around 2/24/2010 and it looks like it will be a great product. You can get some details here at <a href="“>blowout cards.com . Case prices aren’t available but we were sent these pictures recently of some of the UFC starts signing for the product! Product looks good! I think I might have to jump at some cases!
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Here Come The 2010 Releases – Yes Already!

December 10, 2009

No sooner than we get word that another 2009 product is pushed back, do we get product information on the early 2010 products..yes I said 2010! There is a part of me that can think for just a minute, maybe 2010 will be a fresh year for Topps? They do have exclusive rights now to major league baseball. Maybe this will inspire them to do something different with their sets this year. The designs below do look a bit better. I will let you all be the judge!
2010 Topps Series 1 – Expected Release Date 1/28/2010
The Essentials:
-One auto or relic per hobby box / 1 auto and 2 relics per jumbo box
-One Million Card giveaway – every card printed dating back to 1952 will have one copy given away.
– Cut Autos are a new feature to series one and Hat Logos will now be part of the relic inserts. Finally, something different in relics!
And Now the baseball card porn…

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

2010 Topps Opening Day – Expected Release Date 2/18/2010
The Essentials:
– There is never too much in opening day. 220 card base set
– Weak Auto checklist – top player on the list is currently Ricky Romero?
– Mascot cards are always cool.
Opening Day Porn…
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
2010 Topps Heritage – Expected Release Date 2/25/2010
The Essentials:
– A whopping 500 card base set modeled after the 1961 Topps Brand. Sure to be about 100+ short prints.
– The best thing about Heritage is on card autos…yup, they’re back!
– Mantle and Maris cut signatures are scattered in this product..hello!!!
– The Real One Auto Checklist is shaping up to be pretty nice too this year!
The Heritage gets the card porn too…
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket



Like I said before I personally like the 2010 designs so far. As always, you will be able to find our case break highlights here on our blog!
Play Ball America!
CT