2010 Topps Finest MLB
2 mini boxes - 6 packs per mini box - 5 cards per pack
"Look for Sequentially Numbered Autographed Rookie Patch Cards inside every 6-pack mini box"
I received the following:
48 unique base cards
This issue is very different than 2009. The mirror finish on the card is brilliant and is printed on stiff stock. This premium card - at least in the box I received and the boxes I have opened - has been well centered and cut very well. I have not seen any printing problems with '10 Finest.
The front of the card has a mirrored brilliant finish and has a singular photo of the player. Behind the player is the team logo - nice touch.
The reverse again features 'Finestrivia' - something a little different for someone learn more about the great American pasttime.
6 regular refractors numbered to 599
4 Blue refractors numbered to 299
Green refractors numbered to 99
Gold refractor numbered to 50
I also received a #3 Rookie Card Redemption
From what I can ascertain, there is one of these redemption cards in each box of 2 mini boxes.
Auto'd Rookie Letter Patch Cards
O - Josh Thole
S - Ian Desmond
This year Finest has 25 rookies in the base set of 150 PLUS an additional 15 rookie Letter Patch Cards. This seems to be a very good number of rookies for only a 165 card set - nearly 25% of the set are rookies AND each is signed on the letter!
As in the past, this is an issue that should be good for the player collector - they can chase the different refractor colors - regular, blue, green, gold, red, and the 1/1's... ( so far I have been able to snag 4 of each - no red or 1/1 of 2 of my players. ) The set collector - depending on how one defines a set - either 150 or 165 - will determine the $$ spent and the time chasing those last few cards.
Overall grade A - the mirror finish makes the cards highly susceptible to finger prints - protect your Finest!
Go buy several boxes and send me those Rays refractors - any color will do!