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hdjstuff
12-04-2009, 12:49 PM
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!!!!

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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.

Inserts

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

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

I received 4 in this box

Utley, Mathewson, Rasmus, and Kawakami

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Here is an example of the Utley cards.

Mantle Checklists...

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7 total checklists - I received 5 of the 7.

Mini's - Various Backs

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

Game Used

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Miguel Tejada

Autograph

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Denard Span

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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!!

Duane

dgrimes248
12-04-2009, 01:45 PM
if the Pierre and/or the Ramirez - Old Mill are available for trade, i would be interested.................much to trade on my trade pages in my signature.
Don

mindbinge
12-04-2009, 02:55 PM
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, Chicle...it's all starting to become a blur....

SevensGotAGun
12-04-2009, 04:14 PM
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.

HoosierBuddy
12-04-2009, 04:27 PM
Any minis of my guys in there, Duane?

pfosset
12-04-2009, 05:31 PM
i would be interested in any schlereth you got

rob

bfd13
12-04-2009, 05:58 PM
Is the Denard Span auto available?

baseball24
12-04-2009, 06:08 PM
Just wondering if you pulled any Miguel Cabrera or David Wright. Thanks!

lmcgown
12-04-2009, 09:34 PM
The Ruth (white stock) is an sp mini card.

There are 50 sps. All have the name on the back (or rookie).

Can send a list if needed

Larry

quambomb
12-04-2009, 09:53 PM
I can really use the Denard Span AU. Please check my site and LMK if you see anything you like. Thanks for sharing

daktion
12-05-2009, 10:41 AM
Nice review. I like the design of these cards.

Did you pull 21 55 213 260?

-Brett

zlw1
12-11-2009, 03:43 PM
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!
Zac