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hdjstuff
06-28-2012, 11:20 AM
Topps Tier One - M L B

One box / pack -- 3 cards
'2 Autograph cards and 1 relic card inside!'

I received the following:

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Dual G/U jsy
Dan Haren #ed to 50

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Joe Mauer Auto #ed to 50

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J.P. Arencibia - White Auto #ed to 10

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Topps Tier One is definitely for the individual who has deep pockets. Here in Orlando, the hobby shops quickly ran out of the product - originally priced at $90 per pack/box - re-bought (secondary market) and restocked - their cost $110 per pack. Probably selling for $125+ per pack - pretty steep.

However, after saying that, I like the fact that the cards are autographed on the card. The cards look excellent (and they should!)

Topps Tier One is for the player collector. One will have a number of parallels of each player to chase. The relics are in single, double, triple, as well as patches with autos. The autos are numbered in various denominations 1/1, 1/10, 1/50, 1/99, etc... lots to chase.

Overall grade A- cards are still numbered on the front!!

If you go out and buy several boxes, send the Rays cards to me!!

Duane

Meliah
06-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Nice cards there! So, there are no base cards in this set then if each pack contains autos and GU. I wonder if that is a first?

mlbfan85
06-28-2012, 11:56 AM
very nice i agree on the card is best i like that Arencebia its very sharp looking with the silver over the mauer with the blue

hdjstuff
06-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Nice cards there! So, there are no base cards in this set then if each pack contains autos and GU. I wonder if that is a first?

To the best of my knowledge, (and we both know that it's severely limited!) there are no base cards. The back of the box lists the odds of each type card:

Tier One Auto 1:21
T O parallels
White Ink 1:41
Silver Ink 1:102
Gold Ink 1:1020
On the rise auto
White 1:9
Silver Ink 1:21
Gold Ink 1:204
Crowd Pleaser Auto
White 1:10
Silver 1:25
Gold 1:248
Clear Rookie Reprint Auto 1:82
Dual Auto 1:163
Triple Auto 1:510
Cut Sig 1:816
Auto TO Relic 1:11
Auto TO Relic parallel
Dual Patch 1:41
Triple patch 1:1020
Auto Prodigious Patch 1:204
TO Relic parallels
Dual Swatch 1:7
Triple Swatch 1:14
TO Relic Legends 1:28
TO Relic Legends Parallels
Dual Swatch 1:91
Triple Swatch 1:1360
Prodigious patches 1:82
Bat Knob 1:204

I hope this helps,

Duane

mlbfan85
06-28-2012, 12:32 PM
thanks for the reveiw Duane i dont have this deep of pockets but looking at the cards and the way they look they are deffinatly well worth the price IMO

Trishlp
06-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Nice review Duane. I like the looks of the auto cards as well. Sweet Mauer auto
Trish

baseball24
06-29-2012, 08:16 PM
These boxes seem to be very hit or miss (as with most products). The boxes with three cards seem to be pretty decent. But from what I have seen, some boxes have four cards (with two jerseys usually) and they seem to be a little weaker.

The cards do look very nice though. I love the look of the Mauer.

PitofSteel
06-29-2012, 08:45 PM
I really like the look of these cards especially the Autos and that J.P. is a sweet sweet looking card. Thanks for the review Duane!
Chris

JohnHenrysDad
07-13-2012, 11:11 AM
I haven't opened any packs of this product but I did buy this off ebay. I must say the cards are EXTREMELY nice. Just the overall layout and design makes them eye catching plus the quality is top notch.

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