Topps Series 1 '20

hdjstuff

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Topps Series 1 '20​

Hobby box - 24 packs - 14 cards per pack
One relic or auto per hobby box

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I received these:

BASE

314 unique cards - or 89.7% of the 350 card set -- EXCELLENT!!

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Series One has a crisp, clean design this year. The player pics take the stage and not the graphics on the card. The front of the card is glossy and the reverse is matte finish. Card numbers are easier to read and the parallels that are numbered are numbered on the reverse of the card. The reverse also includes the complete playing stats for the player.

Series One is again a great issue for nearly anyone who loves baseball. The set collector surely wants to pick up the base set, the player collector will want the various parallels, the insert set builder - could have a hill or two to climb, but well worth the effort. There seems to be a good ratio in this issue of base to inserts - 89% is excellent and one would think that as little as 2 boxes would render a complete base set with a good number of extras for trading.

INSERTS/PARALLELS

Gold and Foil

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Gold

Only received 2 - both numbered to 2020 - Anderson and Rodon - (David - these are yours!)

Foil

Holt and Garcia -- not numbered...

Seems like the gold and the foil are much more scarce this year.... I purchased a jumbo and only received 3 golds in it -- yes, David those are yours as well!!

Decades Best

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Mays, Hunter, Clemens, Henderson

35th Anniversary

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Arenado, Kershaw, Jones, Collins, Clemens, Mussina

Topps Choice

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Altuve

Decades Next / Topps Now

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Decades Next - Alonzo and Robles
Topps Now - Trout and Verlander

Homerun Challenge

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Muncy

Photo Variation

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Max Chapman

Box Topper pack

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Nolan Ryan, Ichiro, Shohei Otani, Mark McGuire

AUTO

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Vlad, Jr. - #ed to 196 - 35th Anniversary --- blue Sharpee - on card!!

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Overall grade A+ -- excellent design!

Go buy several boxes and send the Rays parallels to me!

Duane
 

daktion

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Thanks for the review Duane. I love this design, can't wait for series 2 and the update. Congrats on the Vlad, nice pull. Please LMK if you pulled any of these.

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Thanks, Brett

PS- the Adames will be on the way soon
 

katester44

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Thanks for the review - great pull on the Vlad AU!

I think the cards look great this year - looking forward to series II & update as well.

Always seem to get reinvigorated with the collection when Series I releases and pitchers/catchers report!
 

hdjstuff

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Thanks for the review Duane. I love this design, can't wait for series 2 and the update. Congrats on the Vlad, nice pull. Please LMK if you pulled any of these.

29 41 42 66 71 88 122 193 209 211 220 247 249 254 270 275 278

Thanks, Brett

PS- the Adames will be on the way soon

I have them all.... post as free.

Duane
 
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