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First Look: 2009 Topps Baseball by Chris Olds
November 5, 2008, 12:57 pm
Filed under: MLB, Topps | Tags: , , , ,

It’s here!

Each hobby box will include one autograph or Relic card and each jumbo box will include three.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

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when will this be out so we can start buying them

Comment by juan gonzales

First week of February.

Comment by chrisolds

It says on Albert Pujols’ card that he is a pitcher (bottom left hand corner of card).

Comment by robert

I like the black front bottom with the name. I would’ve left that and eliminated that dot design in the upper left. Topps has to understand that less is more. Best card ever is the 1957 edition. Each year I hope they will go back to that one.

Comment by Keith

I’m having a late 80’s, early 90’s deja vu moment here. This is not good!!! And what’s the deal with the extra thick borders?? They are so unattractive. Why can’t Topps take a page out of their historical playbook (hint…look at many of the ever popular sets from the 60’s era) and design a set with a few basic principles:

o Thin Borders
o Team based colors in the player name (ditch the foil…please!!!)
o Ensure that player’s picture dominates the card

The last fairly decent design was back in 2003. On a positive note, at least 2009 design looks like a baseball card (albeit in a large picture frame because of the thick border size) and not a bazooka like set that the 2008 design resembled.

Comment by rmj69260

o Thin Borders
o Team based colors in the player name (ditch the foil…please!!!)
o Ensure that player’s picture dominates the card

–Amen!
–Amen!! (AAAAAAMMMMMMMMEEEEEEENNNNNN!)
–Amen!!!
;)

Comment by ejahnke

I have a feeling that the borders will be thinner than these mockups indicate.

Comment by chrisolds

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Topps needs to go the way of “RETRO” just like the auto industry! The old designs are awesome,ex. 1965 design!! That would catch alot of interest. Too much flash and foil all the time!!!

Comment by roger

Awesome

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