2009 Topps Series 2

What I pulled--
Gold Parallels (#ed to 2009) – Tony Pena, Carlos Gomez, Kyle Davies, Anthony Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Eric Byrnes, Joakim
Soria, Paul Maholm
Black Parallel – B.J. Ryan (#56/58)
Toppstown.com – Full set of 25, plus seven duplicates
Toppstown.com Gold – Todd Helton, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Chase Utley
Turkey Red – Jimmy Rollins, Roy Campanella, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Rich Harden, Grady Sizemore, Adrian Gonzalez,
Alfonso Soriano, Adam Jones, Vladimir Guerrero
Ring of Honor – Dustin Pedroia, Yadier Molina, Jonathan Papelbon, Aaron Rowand, Chris Carpenter
2009 World Baseball Classic – Ichiro, Aroldis Chapman, Chris Denorfia, Jose Reyes
Career Best Legends – Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, Mel Ott
Legends of the Game – Vladimir Guerrero, Wade Boggs, Juan Marichal, Tony Gwynn, Randy Johnson
Red Hot Rookie Redemptions - 3, 4
Career Best Relic – Garret Anderson white jersey

The good
- Um, everything. Great base set design, plentiful inserts and parallels, rookies and legends. I
really like the inserts, some carried over from Series 1, (Legends of the Game, for instance), others
debuting (WBC). What isn’t there to like about Series 2, especially since we knew how good Series 1 was.
The bad -  I noticed a few doubles in the box while opening it, before I even started sorting. That can often
lead to a disappointing return if looking for as close to a full set as possible. Aside from that, there was no
bad whatsoever.
The rest - If you are ever going to pull a jersey card of someone on the level of Garret Anderson, it should
be a base product like this – for the child collector or someone picking up a stray pack here or there, that is
a fun pull.
The verdict - This is an easy one. If you like base sets, go get this. If you are a traditional collector, go get
this. If you want to have some fun opening an inexpensive box, go get this.

The grade -