2009 Topps Updates and Highlights

What I pulled--
Gold Parallels (#ed to 2009) – Ken Griffey Jr. Highlights, Nolan Reimold, Neftali Feliz, Jeremy Reed, Andruw Jones, Brian
Moehler, Jesus Guzman, Blake Hawksworth, Brad Bergesen, Sean West, Scott Rolen, Chris Getz
Black Parallel - Dustin Pedroia All-Star (#1/58)
Gold Foil Parallel - Roger Maris, Nolan Ryan
Chrome Rookie Refractor Boxtopper - Michael Saunders
Topps Town - Full set of 25 plus duplicates
Topps Town Gold - Adam Jones, Russell Martin, Mariano Rivera, Carl Crawford
Propaganda Poster Cards - Grady Sizemore, Carlos Quentin, Joe Mauer, Hunter Pence, Manny Ramirez, Zack Greinke,
Chipper Jones
Legends of the Game - Babe Ruth, Frank Robinson, Juan Marichal, Paul Molitor, Rogers Hornsby, Johnny Mize
Ring of Honor - Darin Erstad, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker,Thurman Munson, David Ortiz, Mel Ott
Turkey Red - Justin Verlander, Miguel Tejada, Rick Porcello, Gordon Beckham, David Price, Jordan Zimmermann, Adam
Dunn, Tommy Hanson, Jermaine Dye
All Star Game Jersey Gold - Brian Fuentes (#36/50)

I've beaten my feelings for the 2009 Topps base set over everyone's head, so this is going to be a short

I love the 2009 set. I love all of the inserts, especially, Turkey Red and Legends of the Game. I really, really
love the new insert of Propaganda Posters, whcih I think could really make this set one of Topps' best in a
long time. How do you top a near-perfect set? By adding something over the top that is fantastic and fun to
collect, of course.

Parallels? Check, as always. Boxtoppers? Sure, why not a little added bonus value to the box. Relics and
autos? One per box, but totally unnecessary in a product like this. Look, I pulled TWO different Babe Ruth
inserts - that is the sign of a great product...making cards that collectors will appreciate (although I might
have used different pictures for the cards, but I quibble with that complaint).

I'd call this product flawless. This is base set making at its absolute finest, and sends the 2009 set out on the highest note
possible. Let's hope Topps can keep it up in 2010 (although I have no reason to ever doubt them...........