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montserratplay
03-23-2011, 02:37 PM
Hey, all. This seems like the correct forum. I want to know if I have any sparkles, but it would take forever to go through all of my Topps 2011 cards. How rare do the sparkles seem to be? Were they Hobby-only? Baseballcardpedia doesn't seem to know either.

stang66dad
03-23-2011, 02:45 PM
I got my one and only sparkle in a retail pack.

otgoal
03-23-2011, 03:18 PM
Sparkles come in retail and hobby. Here is a list of sparkle cards with the area on the card where the sparkle is found:

1 Braun Belt
3 Lester Mitt
5 Votto Helmet
15 Wright. D. Chest
20 Ramirez, H. Helmet
23 Garcia, J. Belt
25 Crawford Chest
35 Choo Belt
40 Upton, J. Jersey front
42 Rivera, M. Glove (On Posada)
44 Prado Arm
50 Rodriguez, A. Left wrist
60 McCutchen Helmet
61 Price Back jersey
67 Guerrero, V. Left shin
70 Drabek Chest
75 Weaver, J. Chest
78 Stanton Chest
80 Jennings, D. Mitt
100 Pujols Right hand
102 Sabathia Top button
108 Greinke Middle chest
110 Chapman Chest
120 Latos Right hand
128 Ramirez, M. Left wrist
140 Anderson, B. Hip
150 Cabrera, M. Hat
165 Hellickson Chest
166 Johnson, J. Belt
169 Jones, C. Chest
174 Oswalt Chest
177 Matusz Jersey front
195 Markakis Right shoe
200 Suzuki, I. Right wrist
208 Buchholz Top button
209 Santana, C. Chest protector
210 Wilson, B. Back of hat
214 Utley Mitt
216 Bautista, J. Neck
218 Martinez, V. Center of jersey
236 Cruz, N. Mid jersey
240 Ethier, A. Helmet
241 Rodriguez, W. Belt
247 Castro Back pocket
250 Gonzalez, C. Center of chest
255 Hunter, T. Helmet
269 Drew, S. Top button
270 Jimenez Mitt
271 Dunn Top button of jersey
275 Kershaw Mid chest
290 Davis, I. Mid chest
293 Morneau Mid chest
294 Scott, L. Helmet
299 Carpenter Hat
300 Halladay Throwing hand
307 Rios, A. Belt
315 Ortiz Helmet
320 Young, M. Belt
322 Morel Helmet
330 Jeter Left elbow

montserratplay
03-23-2011, 05:27 PM
Thanks for that list! I looked through the set I put together...not one sparkle. They must be relatively rare. I'll have to look through my doubles later.


Sparkles come in retail and hobby. Here is a list of sparkle cards with the area on the card where the sparkle is found:

1 Braun Belt
3 Lester Mitt
5 Votto Helmet
15 Wright. D. Chest
20 Ramirez, H. Helmet
23 Garcia, J. Belt
25 Crawford Chest
35 Choo Belt
40 Upton, J. Jersey front
42 Rivera, M. Glove (On Posada)
44 Prado Arm
50 Rodriguez, A. Left wrist
60 McCutchen Helmet
61 Price Back jersey
67 Guerrero, V. Left shin
70 Drabek Chest
75 Weaver, J. Chest
78 Stanton Chest
80 Jennings, D. Mitt
100 Pujols Right hand
102 Sabathia Top button
108 Greinke Middle chest
110 Chapman Chest
120 Latos Right hand
128 Ramirez, M. Left wrist
140 Anderson, B. Hip
150 Cabrera, M. Hat
165 Hellickson Chest
166 Johnson, J. Belt
169 Jones, C. Chest
174 Oswalt Chest
177 Matusz Jersey front
195 Markakis Right shoe
200 Suzuki, I. Right wrist
208 Buchholz Top button
209 Santana, C. Chest protector
210 Wilson, B. Back of hat
214 Utley Mitt
216 Bautista, J. Neck
218 Martinez, V. Center of jersey
236 Cruz, N. Mid jersey
240 Ethier, A. Helmet
241 Rodriguez, W. Belt
247 Castro Back pocket
250 Gonzalez, C. Center of chest
255 Hunter, T. Helmet
269 Drew, S. Top button
270 Jimenez Mitt
271 Dunn Top button of jersey
275 Kershaw Mid chest
290 Davis, I. Mid chest
293 Morneau Mid chest
294 Scott, L. Helmet
299 Carpenter Hat
300 Halladay Throwing hand
307 Rios, A. Belt
315 Ortiz Helmet
320 Young, M. Belt
322 Morel Helmet
330 Jeter Left elbow

montserratplay
04-03-2011, 12:53 AM
Well, I looked. I don't believe I've received a Sparkle. If I did, I must have traded it. As Kurt Vonnegut said: "so it goes."

loftheb
04-03-2011, 08:24 AM
My LCS broke 3 jumbo cases and got 3 sparkles. 1 per case?

majdic2136
04-03-2011, 07:18 PM
don't feel bad, I havent gotten a single sparkle either...they just are hard to come by...hence why they sell for so much on ebay

bubby01
04-03-2011, 07:21 PM
My LCS broke 3 jumbo cases and got 3 sparkles. 1 per case?

I pulled one from 4 rack packs.:D

abeabe
04-03-2011, 07:24 PM
I opened 2 jumbo boxes and countless packs, and only got one SP and no sparkles..

David K.
04-04-2011, 11:45 PM
Two jumbo boxes and three regular boxes.....only pulled on sparke card!! Best regards, David

metsman1986
04-05-2011, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the info on this, great thread...................Going through a box at the LCS and see if they missed some.......................

montserratplay
04-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Wow...that's a pretty short print! I've opened...I'm guessing four blasters of 2011 and two of those $10 retail boxes of 2011 and have received no sparkles and 1 SP legend card parallel (Munson).

I am really trying to work it out so I buy one hobby box instead of a few blasters for the same price!

dale
04-05-2011, 10:43 PM
I opened two hobby boxes, several retail packs and 40 blaster boxes (I bought way too much of this stuff) before I finally pulled a Chipper Jones sparkle from a Wal Mart blaster box.