2014 Topps Update -M L B

hdjstuff

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2014 Topps Update -M L B​

Hobby Box
36 packs // 10 cards per pack
Look for one auto or one relic per box

I received these:

300 of the 330 base set - no dupes.... YEAH! (91% of the set)



Just like Series One and Series Two - Update has all of the same characteristics. HOWEVER, we now live in the age of computers and I can see the need to 'rush to market', but why can't the numbering of cards be done correctly? Nearly anyone can count to 330 and not skip a number or double 2 numbers.... and this design (why 2 places for card #'s?)



INSERTS

Parallels



Gold #ed to 2014 -- 17x
Red foil - 6x
Black #ed to 63 - Marcus Stroman

Short Prints



Jacob deGrom (variation photo)

There are various short prints in this issue - including pink bordered, cammo bordered, sparkle (some list as SSP), clear acetate -#ed to 10, and the Sabermetrics back (I don't think I received one of these - I have studied the backs and don't seem to find one....)

Mini's



5 received

Power Players // Future is Now



Power Players - 6x
The Future is Now - 9x

Fond Farewells // WS Heroes



Fond Farewells - 5x
World Series Heroes - 4x

Buy Backs



Mike Caldwell and Junior Moore

Do you think either one of these fellers ever thought they would be collected or even looked at nearly 40 years later? Neither player looks like they are having a good day.....

Relic



Daniel Murphy
GU All Star jsy

One more scan.....



Oscar Taverez '92 - '14 -- just 22 years old.... tragedy.....:(

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Update - for those of us who collect sets - this is the 3rd installment of the base set. For the player collector - there are lots of parallels to chase and for the team collector, lots to chase there as well. One of my favorite parallels is the clear acetate - they just look cool (can't wait for the new Topps Tek!)

One insert that I did not list previously - are the manufactured world championship rings - silver, gold, gold with gems, gems/autos #ed to just 10 (saw a Koufax #ed to 10 on the 'bay - someone asking $399.) I like the ring cards - very thick - cool looking. I don't care for them be characterized as a 'relic' in the box... should be an added value.

I did not receive any autos in this box. All of the autos that I have seen on the 'bay have been stickers and that is as it should be in this set.

Overall grade B- someone has to learn to count!

Go buy several boxes and send the clear acetates and the ring cards to me!

Duane
 

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Nice review Duane. Agree completely on the numbering in two different locations on the back. Also agree on the inability to number properly from 1- 330.

My biggest complaint with the set is the multiple inserts using initials rather than numbers. Numbers just make it easier to get everything in the proper order.
 

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Duane, could use the following cards from your break if available. I have some Rays to trade. Can post the traders later. Plmk thanks Butch

Any Pirates, Orioles, and the Jacob DeGrom SP
 

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Hi Duane,

Thanks for the box breaks you do. It is helpful.

I am working on the Gold's #/2014 and need these yet: 16, 39, 75, 79, 82, 114, 134, 135, 165, 219, 257, 280, 302 & 306.

LMK if you have any of those and maybe we can work out a trade.

Thanks,

Ron
 

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Thanks for the review Duane. I look forward to update every year. I love to see all the players that have changed teams over the year. I wish topps would do this with football. Please LMK if you pulled any of these.

13 46 70 111 119 120 122 156 161 179 205 212 226 238 245 256 293 303 313 319

World Series Hero GS, JB, IR, LH

Thanks, Brett
 

hdjstuff

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My box had a Kiermaier /10. If only I knew of a Rays fan. If you have any really similar Cubs stuff.

I sadly don't have a Cub acetate.... the only Cub insert from 2014 that I have is gu Marte jsy and an Ernie Banks framed #ed to 199.

Duane
 

hdjstuff

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Hi Duane,

Thanks for the box breaks you do. It is helpful.

I am working on the Gold's #/2014 and need these yet: 16, 39, 75, 79, 82, 114, 134, 135, 165, 219, 257, 280, 302 & 306.

LMK if you have any of those and maybe we can work out a trade.

Thanks,

Ron

Somehow you saw my box.... I have these golds from the update set - 16-39-79-82-134-165-257-280-302-306

Duane
 

hdjstuff

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Thanks for the review Duane. I look forward to update every year. I love to see all the players that have changed teams over the year. I wish topps would do this with football. Please LMK if you pulled any of these.

13 46 70 111 119 120 122 156 161 179 205 212 226 238 245 256 293 303 313 319

World Series Hero GS, JB, IR, LH

Thanks, Brett

I have these:
13 46 70 111 119 120 156 179 205 226 245 256 293 303 313
Post as free.

Duane
 

hdjstuff

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Duane, could use the following cards from your break if available. I have some Rays to trade. Can post the traders later. Plmk thanks Butch

Any Pirates, Orioles, and the Jacob DeGrom SP

deGrom is yours. I'll see what others I have - post as free.

Duane
 

RHauch

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Somehow you saw my box.... I have these golds from the update set - 16-39-79-82-134-165-257-280-302-306

Duane

Duane,

Please, please, please hold those for me. I don't have any of the cards your asking for from this series. I have lots of Rays golds and numbered cards if anything like that would interest you.

Please let me know what you would like in return for them,

Ron
 

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