Sunday, May 30, 2010

Card-Ola: 2010 Topps Series Two

One Hobby box of 2010 Topps Series One (supplied by Topps)
36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack

The Video

The Pulls

Base Set: 240 of 330
7 doubles


6 Gold (1:6, numbered to 2010) N. Hundley, A. Ramirez, R. Zimmerman, J. Jaramillo, G. Parra, C. McGehee
1 Black (1:112, numbered to 59) M. Garza


27 Topps Attax (30 cards, one-per-pack)
11 The Cards Your Mother Threw Out (58 cards, 1:3) P. Rizzuto, Y. Berra, D. Snider, B. Robinson, J. Bunning, R. Jackson, R. Henderson, J. Smoltz, D. Jeter, M. Rivera, R. Zimmerman
1 The Cards Your Mother Threw Out Original Back (58 cards, 1:36) R. Sandberg
8 Vintage Legends (25 cards, 1:4) J. Mize, G. Sisler, W. McCovey, W. Johnson, M.J. Schmidt, R. Hornsby, N. Ryan, H. Wagner
6 History of the World Series (25 cards, 1:6) W. Johnson, M. Ott, J. Podres, Y. Berra, E. Renteria, Hollywood Hamels
9 Turkey Red (50 cards, 1:4) A. Dunn, A. McCutchen, J. Votto, T. Seaver, J. Morgan, E. Mathews, G. Sisler, K. Suzuki, T. Cobb, D. Jeter
9 Legendary Linage (50 cards, 1:4) Bench/Mauer, E. Mathews/C. Jones, J. Robinson/Ichiro, Rizzuto/Jeter, Killebrew/Morneau, Foxx/Fielder, Marichal/Lincecum, Berra/Posada, Sandberg/Chutley
9 Peak Performance (50 cards, 1:4) G. Kell, C. Buchholz, D. Lee, R. Zimmerman, B. Phillips, Y. Berra, R. Ashburn, J. Votto, T. Munson
5 Team 2020 (20 cards, 1:6) D. Price, H. Pence, R. Howard, P. Sandoval, Z. Greinke
8 Million Card Giveaway (10 cards)
2 You Sketch It!
0 Red Hot Rookies (10 cards, 1:36)


1 Peak Performance Jersey: Ichiro

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

Blah, blah, blah. It's the same old story for Series Two. There are too many meaningless inserts and not enough base cards in the set. Why is there a 1988 Topps card of George Sisler? Did Topps realize that Sisler died in 1973?

I guess, since I got this box for free from Topps, beggars can't be choosers; but I was shorted one card My Momma Didn't Quite Threw Away, one of those gimmicky "Vintage Legends," a "Team 2020," and a Red Hot Rookie. On the other hand I did get two You Sketch It's! Huzzah!


sruchris said...

What are your real thoughts on the vintage legends cards?

Play at the Plate said...

I still want to bust a box.

The Drizz said...

burn that scarf dude.

Joe S. said...

I don't know, I kinda like the Vintage Legends cards, but then again I also still kinda like junk wax. Seeing a Cy Young on a 1987 Topps All-Star design, I thought, was kinda cool.

I could do without every other insert besides Turkey Red, though.