Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Topps Baseball

2011 Topps Baseball Product Details

Release Date: Mid-February 2011
Box Configuration: 36-Pack Hobby/10-Pack Jumbo
Pack Price: $2-$3 Hobby/$10-$12 Hobby Jumbo
Product Type: Low-Mid End Baseball Card
Geared Toward: Set builders, collectors looking to get an early jump on the 2011 MLB Season, nostalgia collectors, cut signature collectors, inscription auto collectors

What's in the Box:

* 1 Hit Per 36-pack hobby box
* 3 Hits Per 10-pack hobby jumbo box

Product Highlights/Details:

* On-Card "Happy Birthday" Inscription Autographs- Sixty players past and present have signed these cards along with an additional inscription wishing Topps a “Happy 60th!” All autographs and inscriptions are signed directly on each numbered to 60 card. Numerous players’ cards will be inserted into each baseball product throughout 2011. Five will be found in Series 1.
* Kimball Champions Cards- Re-creating the historic and rare N184 Kimball Champion cards produced in 1888 which featured two gorgeous player images on each card front – portrait and action. These vintage-design mini cards will span the 2011 Topps brand baseball program. The first 50 cards highlight legends of the game and current stars and will appear in Series 1. The next 50-card installment will appear in 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2 and the final group in Topps Updates and Highlights Baseball.
* Topps Diamond Card Giveaway- 2011's version of the Million Card Giveaway with a few added bonuses including: 1/1 Topps Diamond Collection Cards featuring real diamonds embedded in card, Diamond Die-Cuts, and Black Diamond Die-Cuts numbered to 60!
* Baseball Legends Cut Signature Cards - 15 cut signatures from past legends of the diamond
* Topps 60 Autographs, Relics, and Relic Autographs - Legends and current stars appear on cards noting the statistical category in which each places in the top 60 all-time or active leaders
* 1/1 Sketch Cards- Original artwork honoring the most famous and collectible cards in Topps history. Each sketch is an original ONE-OF-ONE masterpiece and is signed by the artist!
* Glove Leather Relic Cards!
* 330 card base set with 25 retired legends variations
* Parallel Cards - Platinum 1/1, Black /60, Gold /2011, Printing Plates 1/1
* 100 Silk Base Parallels numbered to 50!
* NEW One of one Cannary Diamond Anniversary Cards!
* NEW Platinum Diamond Anniversary Parallel Cards - 1:4 Packs!
* Yankees World Champions Relics, Autographs, and Autographed Relics
* 1964 Mickey Mantle Reprint Relics numbered to 64!
* "In the Name" 2010 All-Star Game nameplate lettermen - 76 in all!

2011 Topps celebrates it's Diamond Anniversary through a 60-year retrospective of both the hobby and the game of baseball. All the whistles and bells of past Topps sets will be present with a slew of new celebratory additions including the Diamond Giveaway, Cut Signatures, 60th Anniversary Inscription Autographs, and some intriguing Parallels.

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