36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack
Base Set: 251 of 330 (76.06%)
6 Gold (1:6, numbered to 2010) R. Weeks, R. Spilborghs, G. Gonzalez, K. Hart, R. Cedeno, A. Iwamura
1 Black (1:96, numbered to 59) HanRam/P. Sandoval/A. Pujols
1 Framed Silk Collection (100 cards, 1:373, numbered to 50) I. Kinsler
12 The Cards Your Mother Threw Out (58 cards, 1:3) J. Robinson, R. Jackson, T. Seaver, R. Yount, E. Murray, D. Gooden, G. Sheffield, C. Jones, C. Ripken, P. Martinez, R. Johnson, A. Gordon
1 The Cards Your Mother Threw Out Original Back (58 cards, 1:36) B. Gibson
6 History of the Game (25 cards, 1:6) Radio Microphone, Babe Ruth, Night Baseball, Babe Ruth, TV Camera, Interleague Play
9 Turkey Red (50 cards, 1:4) R. Howard, J. Bench, E. Banks, V. Martinez, Z. Greinke, M. Holliday, M. Kemp, R. Sandberg, J. Hamilton
6 Tales of the Game (25 cards, 1:6) '52 Topps, M. Mantle, C. Fisk, O. Smith, J. Hamilton, D. Ortiz
9 Legendary Linage (50 cards, 1:4) T. Cobb/C. Granderson, T. Speaker/G. Sizemore, R. Jackson/A. Dunn, S. Musial/A. Pujols, H. Greenberg/R. Braun, J. Robinson/M. Kemp, T. Seaver/R. Halladay, D. Eckersley/M. Rivera, N. Ryan/Z. Greinke
4 When they were Young (18 cards, 1:6) R. Doumit, R. Martin, R. Nolasco, S. Olsen
9 Peak Performance (50 cards, 1:4) B. Ruth, L. Gehrig, A-Fraud, G. Sisler, T. Seaver, D. Ortiz, D. Wright, R. Maris, T. Cobb
1 Peak Performance Autograph: M. Tolbert
Product Rating: 3 1/2 Gumsticks (out of 5)
There are too many inserts and not enough base cards in the set. The one-per-box autograph is not listed on the checklist -- nor is it listed on the back of the box. I like the design of the base set, but did we really need Russell Martin's baby picture on a card? Or another year of Turkey Red?
The Cards Your Mother Threw Out concept is great, but would have been even better had Topps waited a year.
And don't get me started about the Yan-kakke gimmicks.