Friday, June 4, 2010

This just in: TOPPS SERIES 2 IS HERE!

I know most, if not all, of you have opened some Topps Series 2 cards already, but I just found some a couple of days ago. I picked up 10 packs at the LCS. The owner of the LCS opens a box and places the packs down inside a plexiglass box. I just took the 10 packs off the top and here is what I got. I only scanned one card per pack.

Pack 1:

Gerardo Parra, ARI--First card of Series 2
Brett Cecil, TOR
Jesus Flores, WAS
Conor Jackson, ARI
Ken Griffey Jr. CYMTO
Red Hot Rookies #3 Redemption

Johan Santana Turkey Red
Nick Punto, MIN
Corey Hart, MIL

Pack 2:

Brandon Webb, ARI
Mike Pelfrey, NYM
Esmil Rogers, COL
Padres Franchis History
Legendary Lineage Tris Speaker/Jacoby Ellsbury
Pee Wee Reese Vintage Legends

Tigers Franchise History
Alfonso Soriano, CHC
Miguel Cabrera, DET
Alexei Ramirez, TOPPS ATTAX

Pack 3:

Michael Young, TEX

Jose Lopez, SEA
Paul Konerko, CHW
Edgar Renteria, SF
Red Sox Franchise History
Million Card Code: Bob Gibson
Alcides Escobar Turkey Red
Jordan Zimmerman, WAS
Ervin Santana, LAA

Pack 4:

Josh Fields, KC
Kevin Slowey, MIN
Gary Matthews Jr., NYM
Ryan Perry, DET
Raul Ibanez, PHI (Really nice pic!)
Jimmie Foxx Vintage Legends
Matt Kemp Topps 2020

Jorge Cantu, FLO
Derek Holland, TEX
Justin Morneau TOPPS ATTAX

Pack 5:

Carlos Pena, TB
Steve Pearce, PITT
Ramon Hernandez, CIN
Yankees Franchise History
Legendary Lineage Dale Murphy/Matt Kemp
Million Card Code: Mickey Mantle
Jason Hammel, COL
Luke Hochevar, KC (that quite an expression on his face)

Landon Powell, OAK
Zack Greinke TOPPS ATTAX

Pack 6:

Scott Feldman, TEX
Jimmy Rollins, PHI
Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS
Julio Borbon, TEX
Orioles Franchise History
Peak Performers Phil Rizzuto
Joe Mauer Topps 2020 (a play at the plate even!)

Chad Qualls, ARI
Melky Cabrera, ATL
Pablo Sandoval TOPPS ATTAX

Pack 7:

Travis Ishikawa, SF
Clete Thomas, DET
Wandy Rodriguez, HOU
John Raynor, PITT
Athletics Franchise History
Jackie Robinson Vintage Legends (see this Night Owl post for thoughts on this card)

Madison Bumgarner Topps 2020
Everth Cabrera, SD
Vin Mazzaro, OAK
Grady Sizemore TOPPS ATTAX

Pack 8:

Luis Valbuena, CLE
Brian Bruney, WAS
Orioles Bird Watching Adam Jones & Nick Markakis

Whatever Jones and Markakis are watching must not be that interesting because no one in the stands is watching it.

Kyle Kendrick, PHI
Johnny Bench, CYMTO
Legendary Lineage Jackie Robinson/Ichiro
Chad Billingsley, LAD
Jered Weaver, LAA
David Murphy, TEX
Ryan Zimmerman TOPPS ATTAX

Pack 9:

Yuniesky Betancourt, KC (someone blogged about his crazy eyes, but I forgot who)
Cliff Pennington, OAK
Bronson Arroyo, CIN
Alberto Callaspo, KC

Ryan Howard, PHI
Chris Getz, KC TOPPS GOLD 1218/2010
Alex Rodriguez, CYMTO
Jeremy Hermida, BOS
Texas Franchise History (tied for the best Franchise History card with the O's)
Max Scherzer TOPPS ATTAX (nice return to the bigs Max)

Pack 10:

Martin Prado, ATL
Wade LeBlanc, SD
Scott Sizemore, DET
Ruben Tejado, NYM
Maicer Izturis, LAA
Peak Performers Al Kaline
Scott Feldman, TEX TOPPS GOLD 1946/2010

Daisuke Matsuzaka, BOS
Jayson Werth, PHI

I don't hate the inserts. I don't even hate the amount of inserts. But I want more base cards, more players. PLEASE BRING BACK TOPPS TOTAL IN SOME FORM!

I'm just saying.

I did login and redeem my card and got a "RED HOT ROOKIES #3". I guess no announcement has been made. I should keep up with those sort of things I guess.

I already redeemed my two codes for a couple of 1971 cards. I couldn't wait for the next '50s run. I'll be picking up more of these as I find them. I still haven't seen any in any of the local retail outlets.

NOTE: I made another trip back to the shop, picking up 12 more packs. I pulled the usual inserts/gold cards. And this one "hit":

No pie in the face (I do want the Cruz), no auto's, just another #$*&^$ Yankee.


  1. I am sure I have a nice Rangers card I can trade you for that nasty looking Yankee card. shoot me an e-mail if your interested.

  2. Lucky you. You know I'm interested in the Kemp, Reese and even the "wrong position" Robinson card. I have a stack of cards set aside for you. No Series 2 yet, but hopefully soon.

  3. Done and done gentlemen, I'll set them aside for you.

  4. Something is wrong... I'm seeing a lack of Cardinals!