Monday, December 12, 2011

Review of the 2012 Topps Series 1 Chicago Cubs Checklist

Release Date: 01/31/12 celebration of the greatest Golden Moments of Major League Baseball and the players who made them happen.
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BASE CARDS:

330 Total Cards:
265 MLB Veteran Players
30 Rookie Cards
10 League Leaders
2 Cy Young Award Winners
2 League MVP's
2 Rookie of the Year
5 Record Breakers
4 World Series Highlights
10 Active Leader Cards

Cubs 2012 Checklist:

56 Geovany Soto
58 Tyler Colvin
114 Matt Garza
144 Marlon Byrd
172 Reed Johnson
270 Starlin Castro
278 Randy Wells

Product Highlights:

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parallels:

Golden Moments Parallel: 1:4 Packs
Black Border Parallel: #/61
Gold Silk Collection: 100 Players #/50
Wood Parallel: 1/1
Printing Plates: 1/1 - 4 of each
Platinum Parallel: 1/1

Inserts:

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Golden Moments (1:4)
Silk (100 framed gold silk mini cards, /50)
1987 Topps Minis (50 cards, 1:4) bring back the memorable wood design
Golden Moments (50 cards, 1:4) mix current and retired players, spotlighting career highlights
Golden Greats (75 cards, 1:4) include five career highlights for 15 different players (think 2007 Topps Next Generation but on a smaller scale and hopefully different photographs)
Epic Walk-Offs (15 cards, 1:8), which honors some of the most memorable game-clinching hits of all-time. Ryne Sandberg
Gold Standard (25 cards, 1:6) include members of some of the most collectible milestone clubs in baseball, such as the 3,000 Strikeouts and 500 Home Runs.
Gold Futures (25 cards, 1:6) is your typical rookies and young stars insert set, done here with a gold theme
Generations (25 cards, 1:6) inserts pair players who share similar accomplishments

Autographs:

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Golden Moments Autographs (40 cards) GM-MG Matt Garza
Golden Greats Autographs (25 card, /10) Ryne Sandberg
Epic Walk-Offs Autographs (five cards, /15)
Gold Standard Autographs (ten cards, /15) GSA-EB Ernie Banks
Gold Futures Autographs (15 cards, /15)
Generations Dual Autographs (five cards, /10)
Golden Moments Cut Signatures (20 cards, /1) provide autographs from some of baseball's all-time greats.

Memorabilia cards:

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Golden Moments Relics (60 cards)
Golden Greats Relics (75 cards, /10)
Epic Walk-Offs Relics (ten cards, /50)
Gold Standard Relics (ten cards, /50)
Gold Futures Relics (15 cards, /50)
Generations Dual Relics (15 cards, /50)
World Champion Relics (15 cards, /100)
In the Name Relics (517 cards, /1) have nameplate letters from 2011 All-Star Game work-out jerseys.

Autographed memorabilia cards:


Golden Moments Autograph Relics (15 cards, /10)
Golden Greats Autograph Relics (25 cards, /5)
Epic Walk-Offs Autograph Relics (five cards, /10)
Gold Standard Autograph Relics (ten cards, /10)
Gold Futures Autograph Relics (15 cards, /10)
Generations Dual Autograph Relics (five cards, /5)
World Champion Autograph Relics (five cards, /50)


Other cards:

Sketch Cards (100 cards, /1)
Golden Great Coin Cards (15 cards, number to the player's jersey number) feature an embedded coin with the player's face on it.
Solid Golden Greats (/1) include a solid gold coin.
Retired Rings (25 cards) feature a ring element built into the card. The set spotlights numbers that have been retired.
Golden Moments 24k Gold Leaf Cards (20 cards, /5) parallel the Golden Moments insert with foil that is made of actual gold.

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