Review Topps T-206 - 2009

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5.00 star(s)
Oct 8, 2002
Sunny Central Florida
Topps T-206 - 2009

20 packs - 8 cards per pack
'Two Autographs and/or Relics Per Box'

I received the following in this box:

135 unique base cards - NO duplicates!!!! YES!!!!


All of the base cards are printed on 'aged' looking stock. The front features a drawing/picture of the player and the reverse has one short sentence of info of a highlight of the player. The set is 300 cards strong with some SP's (I think!) The set also features some great cards of the legends of the game - Cobb, Ruth, Mathewson, to name a few - very cool.


In each pack one receives a thick parallel bronze bordered card and a mini card.


In addition, one can find SP's of certain cards....

I received 4 in this box

Utley, Mathewson, Rasmus, and Kawakami



Here is an example of the Utley cards.

Mantle Checklists...


7 total checklists - I received 5 of the 7.

Mini's - Various Backs


Hoffman & Cust - Polar Bear
Ramirez - Old Mill
Renteria - Cycle #ed to 99
Ruth - Piedmont - printed on thicker white stock

Game Used


Miguel Tejada



Denard Span


In the vein of A&G, Topps 206 is another hit with most collectors. I would like to supply a list of SP's, and as soon as Topps sends me one, I will post it here on The Bench. This should be a good set to collate and save. I really like the inclusion of the legends of the game. (In my personal box, I pulled a Honus Wagner mini - could only wish it was the real one!!)

The auto I received is an on the card auto - YES!!!! 80% of all of the autos are included in the boxes - only 20% are redemptions. The auto is a blue Sharpee on the card.

If one is going to attempt to collect a set of the mini's or the bronze parallels... you're going to need to purchase a few boxes to get a good start on the sets.

Overall grade A+

Go buy several boxes and send the Longoria mini's, parallels, GU, and autos to me!!

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I picked up 4 or 5 packs of this and didn't really like it...was hoping for more of a vintage feel to them...i think the whole A&G thing is starting to get a little worn out, and thats a shame because on it's own it's a great set if done ONCE a year...but this year round A&G is just getting old...guess the card companies didn't learn a thing from the 80's did they? Just crank it out as much as you can. Mayo, Goodwin's, T206, Philadelphia, Heritage,'s all starting to become a blur....
I stopped by the shop yesterday and newly in was topps 206 and I hadnt seen them up close but it was almost time to close so I grabbed a box. The minis are great and out of a box and I got several hits including a Jackie Robinson Silk, Ichiro JSY, Wagner Gold Mini, and RC Auto. But I think they went a little far trying to make the reg cards look older. I dont like the bleeding colors and the simplification of the info on the back. I wish there was more info on the older players. I was limiting myself to putting a simple set together but may go for the mini. I could definitely use any SP you have. I hope the next box I have coming turns out as good if not better.
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I can really use the Denard Span AU. Please check my site and LMK if you see anything you like. Thanks for sharing
Did you happen to pull any Jeremy Guthries from this product?
I believe he is #271, not 100% sure however.
Thanks again for another review! I'm going to have to try a box of this!