2009 Topps Finest

What I pulled--

Mini Box 1--
Refractors – Magglio Ordonez, Brian McCann
Blue Refractors (#ed to 399) – Nick Markakis, Justin Upton
Green Refractor – Ervin Santana (#9/99)
Autographed Rookie Letter Patch Refractor – Dexter Fowler (exchange)
Rookie Redemption Red Refractor - #1 (revealed to be Matt LaPorta)

Mini Box 2--
Refractors – B.J. Upton, Hideki Matsui
Blue Refractors (#ed to 399) – John Jaso, Joba Chamberlain
Gold Refractor – David Wright (#36/50)
Autographed Rookie Letter Patch – Gaby Sanchez “C” (#160/170)

The original high-end product is back for another go-round, and, as usual, Topps Finest doesn’t

I say the same thing every year about Finest. Awesome designs, chrome technology, loads of
Refractors and colored Refractors, plenty of autographs and the Rookie Redemption program are all
top notch. Add them all up and you get one of my annual favorite products.

This year, for a little extra bang, Topps has created autographed manufactured letter patches. Not
everyone is a fan of the manufactured patches, but you do have to admit that they are a nice departure
rom the basic autographed card.

I will always contend that a premium product should not have exchange cards in it, as this one does, so Finest has to lose a
grade for that. Aside from that, however, this is the same, usual, flawless product that Topps delivers every season. Let’s hope
it never stops.......................