Topps Lineage Baseball 2011
24 packs per box -- 8 cards per pack
2 Autographs and 1 relic card per box!
I received the following:
159 original and unique cards - NO DUPLICATES!!!!
79.5% of the base set of 200 cards - very good!!
Lineage is a great mixture of vets, current stars, and rookies. The front of the card has an action picture on a high gloss white card. The reverse has a story of the player's highlights - if one doesn't remember how dominant the player was in the history of baseball.
Tulo and Kershaw
3D and Cloth
2 of Each
Cutout and Rookies
4 Rookies (set of 20)
Foil & Glitter
Game Used (mini)
Bobby Shantz - on card!!
Lineage - excellent set for the set builder - rookies, vets, and retired historical ball players. As a baseball fan, we need the occasional reminder of the rich history of our national pasttime. Ruth, Musial, Young, Seaver, Munson, Cobb, O"Neill, Dawson to name just a few - pretty cool. This would also be a great set for the younger collector to give them a great perspective of the game.
The parallels are done well. The foil and glitter parallels are rather scarce - only 5 of one and 6 of the other. If one wants to build one of these sets, it might take a bit of work, but probably well worth the effort when the last card fills the set.
Autos - oh yeah..... Shantz is on the card! VERY GOOD and the auto is excellent - one can actually read his auto!! Many of the current players could take lessons from Mr. Shantz.
Overall grade A+
Go buy several boxes and send the Rays parallels to me!!