Thursday, February 09, 2012

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Edition


I don't really get the difference between Retail and Hobby Editions of cards.  I assume Hobby Editions are for the card stores and they have better chances of getting better inserts, and if so, too bad if you collect cards where there are no card stores.

Don't know how two loose packs of these wound up in the Target discount bin.  Since some contributors posted both the Retail and Hobby Editions of different sets, I thought I should upload this too, as it has not been posted yet.  Here's some 2010 Topps series 2...Hobby Edition!

The Babe scoffs at all the 2012 Topps posts!

I scanned this pack because The Babe is on it, as opposed to Dustin Pedroia.  There's 10 cards per pack, and there's a Hobby Edition logo on it.  Where did they come from?  How did they wind up in the Target discount bin?  Would I get a better insert?  Let's find out:

No # - Matt Holliday Topps Attax
#592 - Brian Roberts
#532 - Hunter Pence

There are several Topps base set packs on the site, so there's no need to go into details.

#502 - Jhoulys Chacin
#359 - Aramis Ramirez
#584 - Matt Capps (back)
#602 - Kansas City Royals Franchise History

Time for the inserts, and the Hobby Edition does not disappoint:

No # - Red Hot Rookies #4
#TR90 - Johan Santana
#CMT88 - Rickey Henderson (regular back)

Since there was still time to redeem the card, I did so online and purposely refrained from searching the interweb to see who #4 was.  When I got it, I was pleasantly surprised:

#RHR-4 - Mike Stanton (RC - front and back)

The card came in the top loader and looks very nice up close.  And it appears Mike Stanton has some upswing, as evidenced by the 3 for 5, 2 homer game I got to witness firsthand.  The last Cubs - Marlins tilt I got to see in person before this slaughter?  Game 6 of the 2003 Playoffs, and we all know what happened there.  I told the wifey no more Cubs - Marlins games.

Anyway, that's the pack.  Thanks for reading!


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madding said...

There's one of the differences in hobby vs. retail. Retail doesn't have those red hot rookies.