Topps Has New News On Wrapper Redemption.

This is from Topps Website.

Topps has made a significant addition to its recently-announced 2010 Topps Chrome Wrapper Redemption Program.

The company will be seeding autographs of National League Rookie of The Year contenders Buster Posey and Jason Heyward into its 3-card Topps Chrome Wrapper Redemption packs.  There will be 100 autograph versions of both Posey and Heyward available with Refractor versions foil stamped to 90 and Green Refractor versions foil stamped to 10.

The program:

For every 24 wrappers (HOBBY ONLY) of 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball sent to the company, collectors will receive an exclusive 3-card pack of Topps Chrome Rookies & Legends Refractor variation cards.  In addition, every tenth 3-card pack will feature special Green Refractors.  The deadline for the promotion is 2/28/11.

Wrappers should be sent to:

PO BOX 2230

Duryea, PA  18642

ATTN: Chrome Promotion


The 15-card set includes:


Jason Heyward                        Rookie

Austin Jackson                        Rookie

Stephen Strasburg                    Rookie

Mike Leake                              Rookie

Buster Posey                            Rookie

Starlin Castro                           Rookie

Ike Davis                                 Rookie

Carlos Santana                         Rookie

Mike Stanton                           Rookie

Tyler Colvin                            Rookie

Babe Ruth                                Legend

Lou Gehrig                              Legend

Jackie Robinson                      Legend

Ty Cobb                                  Legend

Mickey Mantle                         Legend


Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects.

Here is a list compiled by These are the guys that we should be watching for their cards to come out.

1. Jacob Turner, rhp
2. Casey Crosby, lhp
3. Austin Jackson, of
4. Andy Oliver, lhp
5. Daniel Schlereth, lhp
6. Alex Avila, c
7. Gustavo Nunez, ss
8. Wilkin Ramirez, of
9. Daniel Fields, ss
10. Scott Sizemore, 2b



Boesch Auto and Jackson Chrome Refractor

I just received an envelope in the mail. It is a couple more cards off of eBay.

These two cards are 2010 Topps Chrome cards. Check ’em out:



Austin Jackson Refractor and Brennan Boesch Autograph


These two cards did not scan all that great, but they look nice in hand.

My Favorite Detroit Tiger Rookie Class…1978


The reason the Tigers won in '84.


That is a badass batch of Rookie Cards right there.

Lance Parrish, Alan Trammell, Jack Morris, and Lou Whitaker.

Not to mention that they share those cards with Dale Murphy and Paul Molitor.

6 short years later we had the Bless You Boys and the World Series title. In my opinion this class set it all up. I hope that all of these prospects that were up and down last year are setting the D up for another championship.

I know that these guys were not all drafted in ’78, but I consider their Rookie year to be 1978.

Big Hits. 2010 Topps Chrome.

I have a case on the way of 2010 Chrome, so this gets me pumped. I hope to pull a Boesch Superfractor, but anyone will do. Now that would be bad ass!

My Personal Collection Of Tiger Prospects.

The way that Austin Jackson and Brennan Boesch screamed onto the scene was extremely awesome to watch this last season. Even though Boesch fell off they both had extremely good debut seasons and leaves me waiting for many more highlights and victories. Detroit usually has a good rookie every other year or so such as Rick Porcello, Justin Verlander, or even Cameron Maybin. But two at once? Now that was fun to watch and root for. I just hope that they stay in Detroit like Trammel and Whitaker. I think that the ’78 rookie class has me hyped up about these two.

Here are a few cards of theirs:


Boesch, Jackson, Porcello, and Coke Cards.


Can you tell that the cards didn’t quite fit on the scanner and so I made them fit?  😛

Those are a few of my favorite cards. I have doubles and triples of a few of them. I don’t love Phil Coke a whole bunch, but that X-Fractor card is very cool looking IMO.

Stephen Strasburg. The Hobby Hero? Or Villain??

He never officially wore a cape, but Strasburg was a hero of collectors everywhere. People rushed to hobby shops, eBay, and retail chains worldwide to get their hands on him. Some people did it for profit on his cards, others did it for profit by the box or by the case, but some people were reminded of when they were a kid and found their way back to the hobby. Therefore I believe Strasburg to be a hero, because this is one of the two main reasons I started to collect again myself. The other reason is my little man, Bryce Michael, and the fact that I want him to have the collection that I was never handed down. Nothing against my Dad or my childhood, but I always wished someone would have passed me down something of value. Baseball cards preferably but coins or comic books would have been sweet too. I didn’t just want them for the value. I know how much goes into collecting something, and I would love to share in that connection. Someday I am going to hand Bryce these cards and hopefully he will enjoy flipping through all of them. Maybe even not sell them all right away 🙂 Maybe even keep some of them and pass them on to my Grandson.

If he is anything like his Dada  he will prolly take a few cards out to a hobby shop (more like some sort of eShop) and sell them off so that he can take a girl out. By the way, in about 1996 a 1985 Topps Mark McGwire RC could be sold for the cost of a couple gallons of gas and enough to pay for some Big Boy and movie tickets 😛

1985 Topps Mark McGwire RC

So what does Strasburg mean to the sport now that he is injured and needs surgery? To the money hungry companies i.e. Topps it means everything, but to the everyday collector it is good news. Why? This summer the hobby went upside down. It was a great feeling! You had a great reason to rip open packs. Am I going to pull a Strasburg? A Bryce Harper? Am I going to keep or sell if and when I do pull? That was a question with everyday collectors. Do I want to make a profit? Or do it for the “love”? You could go to Wal-Mart and buy 10 blaster boxes and double your money. Turn $200 into $400 overnight, but only if you didn’t open up ALL the blasters that night before you logged on to eBay 🙂

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Auto

The only people who can justify making a villain out of Strasburg are the ones who wanted to make more money off the guy. I mean, you got your piece of the pie at everyone else expense, but now move on. Let me make a hero out of the guy and what he unknowingly did for my Son and I ( as long as my son likes cards when he grows up).


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