Topps 206 MLB - 2010
20 packs - 9 cards per pack
'Two Autographs and/or Relics Per Box!'
I received the following:
135 unique base cards - 45% of the base set of 300
Players in the base set are all pictured with their caps off - except J. Boubon #242 - what's up with that? The set consists of players of yesteryear - Ruth, Chance, Tinker, Munson, etc. along with the rookies and players of today.
18 different bronze parallels
The parallels are printed on card stock that is 2-3 times thicker than the regular base.
Maybe I have missed them, but I cannot find a number on these cards. One must have the checklist (see 206 SP Checklist post) to determine what number you have.... The SP's are very easy to spot - they are printed on white stock and the reverse is stark - only the player's last name.
I received one mini in each pack.
5 Historical Events
2 Polar Bear
1 Old Mill
5 Baseball Caramels
1 #ed Cycle to 99
2 Auto Cards
Ryan Perry - Detroit
and a pitcher from the Nationals
John Lannan (close but no cigar!)
Topps 206 is a good issue for both the younger collector and the vet. The younger folks can learn from the historical cards and from the stars/veterans from years gone by and the veteran collectors can be reminded of many of the players that some of us grew up with.
The autos - ON THE CARD!!!!!!! --- YES!!!!! very good. They look great! Thank you Topps!
Draw back - the number of different mini parallels... wow - how hard is one of those sets going to be complete??? Only someone with a great deal of time and probably deep pockets will be able to complete one of these.
SP's.... still don't know why there is no number on the reverse.
Overall grade A-- need numbers on SP's and too many choices for mini back parallels.
Go buy a bunch of boxes and send the Rays - regular, bronze, and all the different mini's to me!