Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Card-Ola: 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights

One box of 2009 Topps Traded Updates & Highlights (supplied by Topps)
36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

The Pulls

Base Set: 280 of 330 (84.85%)

12 Golds (1:3, numbered to 2009) J. Guzman, E. Bonifacio, K. Gregg, C. Tillman, L. Hernandez, M. Hoffpauir, RAAAAAUUUUUUUULLLL!, K. Griffey, Jr., M. Joyce, S. Podsednik, N. McLouth, M. Palmer
1 Black (1:44, numbered to 58) J. Baker
1 Rookie Chrome Refractor (55 cards, one-per-box) D. Hernandez


25 Topps Town (25 cards, one-per-pack)
4 Topps Town Gold (25 cards)
1 Base Card Variation/Gimmick (25 cards, 1:32) J. Mize
6 Legends of the Game Updates (25 cards, 1:6): T. Cobb, G. Sisler, R. Jackson (OAK), W. Boggs (NYY), R. Jackson (LAA), W. Boggs (TB)
9 Turkey Reds (50 cards, 1:4) D. Price, K. Uehara, R. Porcello, J. Verlander, T. Hanson, J. Dye, J. Peavy, G. Beckham, J. Zimmerman
6 Ring of Honor (25 cards, 1:6) J. Robinson, C. Figgins, J. Foxx, H. Okajima, R. Hornsby, L. Gehrig
7 Propaganda Posters (30 cards, 1:6) A. Gonzalez, C. Quentin, C. Jones, H. Pence, J. Mauer, ManRam, Z. Greinke


1 All-Star Stitches Relic: J. Bay

Product Rating: 3 1/2 Gumsticks (out of 5)


dayf said...


Talk me off the ledge man, I'm in despair of A-Fraud winning a ring.

Diory Hernandez is a light-hit, good field infielder type who is hopelessly blocked by Escobar and Prado. I'm still all mad at Topps for their black border bait & switch, but damn if this break didn't make me want to spend the grocery money on a box of this stuff. I might have to settle for a team set and an insert or two.

laf said...

meet the cubs super collector... what do you want for the Gregg gold card and the Jeff Baker black?

I would also be interested in all of your Turkey Red cards... so let me know and I can send something your way.

sruchris said...

What's up with the base card of Delwyn Young? There's no team name on the front of his jersey. Even throwback jerseys have names!

I sure hope it's not a very poor airbrush job.

Retrofan said...

I bought a box and had a very similar break. I think my inserts were slightly better though. I got Pujols, Ichiro, Josh Hamilton and Ryan Howard and a couple others as my Propaganda cards. My Turkey Reds were almost identical (the big "rookies" Price, Porcello and Beckham). My Legends of the Game had Babe Ruth as well as two different Frank Robinson and Johnny Mize cards. The Ring of honor cards had Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Jimmie Foxx and Rogers Hornsby. The one true mystery to me about this product is the base card variations. The Johnny Mize you pulled has a different photo than the one I pulled. Mine has gold lettereing as well. Is it a variation of the variation?

Chris Harris said...

Devan: There are two different Johnny Mize variations. One shows him as a Giant (the one I got), and the other as a Yankee (the one you probably pulled).

sruchris said...

I also pulled the Mize with gold foil yesterday in a pack. Are there gold foil parallels of the variations?

laf said...

the gold foil are the gimmick parallels and worth more