2010 Topps Series 2

What I pulled--
Gold Parallels (#ed to 2010) – Yuniesy Betancourt, Cliff Pennington, Nick Blackburn, Jason Bartlett, Brandon Webb, Jacoby
The Cards Your Mom Threw Out – Duke Snider, Gaylord Perry, John Smoltz, Derek Jeter, Jim Bunning, Reggie Jackson,
Brooks Robinson, Rickey Henderson, Ryan Zimmerman, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mariano Rivera
The Cards Your Mom Threw Out Original Back Parallel – Joe Morgan
Legendary Lineage – Dale Murphy/Matt Kemp, Ozzie Smith/Elvis Andrus, Jackie Robinson/Ichiro, Luis Aparicio/Alexei Ramirez,
Mickey Mantle/Mark Teixeira, Orlando Cepeda/Pablo Sandoval, Cal Ripken Jr./Hanley Ramirez, Andre Dawson/Alfonso
Soriano, Tris Speaker/Jacoby Ellsbury
Vintage Legends – Jimmie Foxx, Roy Campanella, Rogers Hornsby, Walter Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese,
Eddie Murray, Nolan Ryan, Ozzie Smith
History of the World Series – Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Johnny Podres, Whitey Ford, Jim Palmer, Enos Slaughter
Topps 2020 – Justin Upton, Clayton Kershaw, Tommy Hanson, Joe Mauer, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp
Peak Performance – Ryan Zimmerman, Mary Reynolds, Derek Jeter, Victor Martinez, Brandon Phillips, Troy Tulowitzki, Robin
Roberts, Andre Ethier, Richie Ashburn
Turkey Red – Jimmie Foxx, Kosuke Fukudome, Ubaldo Jimenez, Billy Butler, Chris Coghlan, Justin Morneau, Torii Hunter,
Andrew McCutchen, Al Kaline
Million Card Giveaway – Bob Gibson, Thurman Munson, Mike Schmidt, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle 52, Mickey Mantle 60
Topps Attax Code Cards – 36, including 9 duplicates
Peak Performance Relic – Ted Lilly blue uniform

More of the same is not always a good thing. However, in the case of 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2, it is a
great thing.

I raved about Series 1 when it was released back in February, and that feeling continues with Series 2. The
beautiful base cards are back, of course, as are many of the great inserts. From Peak Performers to The
Cards Your Mom Threw Out, this year’s inserts run the gamut from solid to absolutely perfect. I am always
a huge fan of reusing classic Topps design, and Series 2 does that…twice. The Aforementioned The
Cards Your Mom Threw Out offers reprints of some of the most popular cards from Topps’ history, while
the new Vintage Legends insert takes those designs and put some of the game’s legends on them.
These two sets whet the taste buds for the Million Card Giveaway redemptions, where Topps is giving
away vintage cards via redemptions on a special website. You never know what card your getting until you
put the code into the site, and anything can pop up, from recent cards to cards back from the company’s early days.

As if that was not enough, there is another new insert that deserves a shout out. Topps 2020 features many of the game’s
brightest young stars on a futuristic card that shimmers. These thick cards are awesome, and if this is the way cards are
going to look in ten years, I am definitely in this hobby to see it go there (OK – I’m in it anyway). The rest of the bells and
whistles in the box bring added value, whether it is the other inserts that carry over from Series 1 or the relic or autograph that
each hobby box promises. The Topps base set is never about the big hit, so anything above a common player GU is a
monster bonus.

Yes, I love this year’s Topps set. I think that is clear. Series 2 completes one of the best sets in recent years, and with all of the
goodies that are in each box, this one is a must buy for any collector........................

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