A couple of days ago I posted that I was a little disappointed that the 45 Ring "prize" from the Topps' Diamond Giveaway site was a regular 2011 Factory Set.
Thanks to several comments from readers, I discovered that wasn't exactly true.
This is the regular version of Ian Kinsler's card.
This is the version that comes in the "Limited Edition Diamond Giveaway" Factory Set. You'll be so kind as to notice the seal in the upper left corner and the additional lettering above Ian's name.
Blown up a bit, but slightly illegible, is the silver foil seal. It says "Topps Diamond Anniversary."
Just above Ian's name it says "Factory Set Limited Edition."
It's nice that Topps made this set distinctive. It's not nice that people who are team/player collectors have another set of cards to chase.
I haven't purchased a factory set in years. I was a little surprised to see that the cards are NOT sorted. Topps must just load them in the box in the order they're cut. Is that typical of factory sets these days?