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.
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
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!!