PDA

View Full Version : Topps Finest - M L B



hdjstuff
08-16-2012, 05:13 PM
Topps Finest - M L B

1 Master Box - 2 Mini boxes - 6 packs/5 cards per pack per mini box

'Look for 1 Auto or 1 auto jumbo relic per mini box'

I received the following:

45 unique base cards - no dupes!!

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img337.jpg

Topps Finest is again a premium product. The cards are highly mirrored in their finish. The reverse has career stats, personal stats, and a write up called 'Finest 2011 Performance.' The front has a HD action shot and the 100 card base set is 'doable.' One will need only 3 master boxes to have enough for the base set and a good number remaining for trade.

Inserts

Refractor

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img338.jpg

I received 4 refractors - each one is labeled 'refractor' on the reverse.

Xfractors/Green Parallel

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img340.jpg

Xfractors - Konerko / Stanton
Green #ed to 199 - Parker

Orange/Gold Refractor

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img341.jpg

Orange #ed to 99 - Ichiro
Gold #ed to 50 - Bauer

Game Changer

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img339.jpg

Bautista

Finest Moments / Faces of the Franchise

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img342.jpg

Finest Moments die cut

Jimenez
Gonzalez

Faces of the Franchise

Votto

I am a sucker for die cut cards - I really like them and like to pull them. Each of these are cut differently. There are autos on the Finest Moments - and I did not receive one of them -- dang it!

Autos/Relics

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img343.jpg
Drew Smyly - #ed to 99

This auto is on the card - well done!!

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/hdjstuff/img344.jpg
Chris Parmelee - Orange refractor #ed to 99

These are all sticker autos - or should I say all that I have seen on the 'bay have been stickers....

****************

This is an excellent issue for the set builder and the player collector. One will have a number of parallels to chase along with autos, and the 1/1's - printing plates that are available to collect.

THANK YOU Topps - all of the numbering is on the reverse of the cards - excellent and well done. :D :D :D

Overall grade A

Go buy several master boxes - send the Rays to me - especially the parallels....

*** I also need cards # 92 and # 97 for the completion of my base set -- I will attempt to trade generously for these 2 cards!!***

Duane

rotorob
08-16-2012, 05:17 PM
Nice cards and better review.

Is the Votto available?

cjay101
08-16-2012, 05:21 PM
Nice hit on the Bauer...anything you can use for it?

Stormville
08-16-2012, 05:25 PM
I can use any Orioles you pulled.
Thanks!!

mlbfan85
08-17-2012, 12:13 PM
very nice set. Thanks for the reveiw

BBonds25
08-22-2012, 09:15 PM
Nice review Duane. Of course you get another Tigers auto I need for my PC.

I really like this years design, and these are some of the best photo's I've seen from Finest in a long time.

dan5
08-22-2012, 09:23 PM
Duane,

If the Parker is available let me know what you need for it.

Thanks
Dan

baberuth#3
08-22-2012, 10:00 PM
Those are suweeeet, especially the Parmelee! I assume Finest is hobby only and higher end where I'll not be able to afford even a pack? I'm sure they are worth the money anyways since it is such a popular product. Did you happen to pull #78 Mike Trout?

Curtis

Meliah
08-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Slick looking set, thanks for the review Duane!:)

tigerace14
08-22-2012, 11:06 PM
Great review, Duane....as always and ty.

If the Smyly is available, I'd love it...but looks like Brad got to me first.

With that said....any Tigers base or parallels available?
Plmk....thanks,
Diane

jlackey40
09-01-2012, 12:53 PM
Is the Votto available?

Thanks,
Janice

Journeyman
09-04-2012, 05:01 PM
Great review Duane. That Ichiro is sweet. I will try to find something for your if it is available.

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 10:30 AM
Great review Duane. That Ichiro is sweet. I will try to find something for your if it is available.

He's yours.

Duane

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 10:32 AM
Nice hit on the Bauer...anything you can use for it?
I have a regular Bauer if you want it.

Duane

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 10:33 AM
Nice cards and better review.

Is the Votto available?

He's yours.

Duane

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Those are suweeeet, especially the Parmelee! I assume Finest is hobby only and higher end where I'll not be able to afford even a pack? I'm sure they are worth the money anyways since it is such a popular product. Did you happen to pull #78 Mike Trout?

Curtis

Trout is yours.

Duane

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 10:38 AM
Duane,

If the Parker is available let me know what you need for it.

Thanks
Dan

Parker is yours.

Duane

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 10:41 AM
I can use any Orioles you pulled.
Thanks!!

Only 1 - it's yours.

Duane

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 10:42 AM
Great review, Duane....as always and ty.

If the Smyly is available, I'd love it...but looks like Brad got to me first.

With that said....any Tigers base or parallels available?
Plmk....thanks,
Diane

3 Tigers coming at ya!

Duane

Jeffo65
09-11-2012, 10:55 AM
Duane,

Is there anything I can send your way for the following.

Xfractors/Green Parallel
Xfractors - Konerko / Stanton

Jeff

hdjstuff
09-11-2012, 11:09 AM
Duane,

Is there anything I can send your way for the following.

Xfractors/Green Parallel
Xfractors - Konerko / Stanton

Jeff

You may have the Konerko

Duane

baberuth#3
09-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Trout is yours.

Duane

Sweet, thanks Duane!

Curtis