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First look: 2009 Topps Sterling baseball cards by Chris Olds


Topps released basic preview information and images for its 2009 Topps Sterling baseball product on Thursday.

The hobby-exclusive product, which is scheduled to arrive in early January, will include new “Theme Packs” this year as well as two hits per box — a Autographed Relic or Relic card numbered to 10 or fewer copies and one Relic card numbered to 25.

The base set consists of 130 cards of legends from the past and stars from today. Among the autographed Relics cards is a deep checklist of Sterling Chronicles Autographs (three-piece, four-piece and five-piece versions, too),  Sterling Moments Autographs, Sterling Season Autographs, Sterling Pairs Autographs, Jumbo Swatch Autographs, Sterling Cut Signatures and Sterling Bat Barrel Autographs.

Another deep checklist is found for the three-piece Career Chronicles Relics where each player in the set appears to have three different cards. There also is a four-piece set, which only has two cards per player. The five-piece cards are only one per player.

Also on the Relics checklist are Sterling Moments Relics, Sterling Pairs, Sterling Seasons, Sterling Spectators — a set that includes cards of John F. Kennedy as well as Ted and Bobby — Jumbo Swatch Relics and Bat Barrel Relics.

More to come… until then enjoy the images. Click for a closer look.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at


1    Babe Ruth
2    Bob Feller
3    Orlando Cepeda
4    Curt Schilling
5    Mickey Mantle
6    Joey Votto
7    Koji Uehara
8    Mel Ott
9    Miguel Cabrera
10    Prince Fielder
11    Jose Reyes
12    Carlos Beltran
13    David Price
14    Tommy Hanson
15    Roger Maris
16    Roger Maris
17    Mike Schmidt
18    Lou Gehrig
19    Ozzie Smith
20    Reggie Jackson
21    Reggie Jackson
22    Reggie Jackson
23    Tim Lincecum
24    Warren Spahn
25    Duke Snider
26    Yogi Berra
27    Ty Cobb
28    Stan Musial
29    Jimmie Foxx
30    Jimmie Foxx
31    Rick Porcello
32    Dwight Gooden
33    Ichiro
34    CC Sabathia
35    Willie McCovey
36    Albert Pujols
37    Gary Sheffield
38    Cal Ripken Jr.
39    Daisuke Matsuzaka
40    Gary Carter
41    Josh Hamilton
42    Joe Mauer
43    Pedro Martinez
44    Whitey Ford
45    Johnny Damon
46    Frank Thomas
47    Dale Murphy
48    George Sisler
49    Roger Clemens
50    Lou Brock
51    Paul Molitor
52    David Ortiz
53    Tris Speaker
54    Tris Speaker
55    Carl Yastrzemski
56    Nolan Ryan
57    Nolan Ryan
58    Nolan Ryan
59    Eddie Mathews
60    Joe Morgan
61    Honus Wagner
62    Andre Dawson
63    Justin Morneau
64    Manny Ramirez
65    Manny Ramirez
66    Manny Ramirez
67    Vladimir Guerrero
68    Hanley Ramirez
69    Ryan Braun
70    Dan Haren
71    Dave Winfield
72    Robin Yount
73    Ryne Sandberg
74    Johnny Mize
75    Johnny Mize
76    Johnny Mize
77    Don Mattingly
78    Ivan Rodriguez
79    Ralph Kiner
80    Steve Garvey
81    Carlos Delgado
82    Dustin Pedroia
83    Hank Greenberg
84    Al Kaline
85    Fergie Jenkins
86    David Wright
87    Frank Robinson
88    Brandon Webb
89    Colby Rasmus
90    Alfonso Soriano
91    Jackie Robinson
92    Lance Berkman
93    Chase Utley
94    Mark Teixeira
95    Mike Piazza
96    Johan Santana
97    Rogers Hornsby
98    Rogers Hornsby
99    Dennis Eckersley
100    Evan Longoria
101    Bob Gibson
102    Tom Seaver
103    Tony Gwynn
104    Johnny Bench
105    Carlton Fisk
106    Ernie Banks
107    Mariano Rivera
108    Tony Perez
109    Roy Campanella
110    Francisco Rodriguez
111    Luis Aparicio
112    Monte Irvin
113    Zack Greinke
114    Jim Thome
115    Jimmy Piersall
116    Eddie Murray
117    Jim Palmer
118    Carl Erskine
119    Juan Marichal
120    Joba Chamberlain
121    Chipper Jones
122    Johnny Podres
123    Wade Boggs
124    Michael Young
125    Steve Carlton
126    Ryan Howard
127    Jay Bruce
128    Alex Rodriguez
129    Alex Rodriguez
130    Alex Rodriguez

3-Piece Sterling Chronicles Autographs
3SCA-1    Albert Pujols
3SCA-2    Albert Pujols
3SCA-3    Frank Robinson
3SCA-4    Frank Robinson
3SCA-5    Michael Young
3SCA-6    Michael Young
3SCA-7    Steve Garvey
3SCA-8    Steve Garvey
3SCA-9    Roger Clemens
3SCA-10    Roger Clemens
3SCA-11    Dustin Pedroia
3SCA-12    Dustin Pedroia
3SCA-13    Jim Palmer
3SCA-14    Jim Palmer
3SCA-15    Jimmy Piersall
3SCA-16    Jimmy Piersall
3SCA-17    Mike Schmidt
3SCA-18    Mike Schmidt
3SCA-19    Jay Bruce
3SCA-20    Jay Bruce
3SCA-21    Luis Aparicio
3SCA-22    Luis Aparicio
3SCA-23    Nolan Ryan
3SCA-24    Nolan Ryan
3SCA-25    Justin Morneau
3SCA-26    Justin Morneau
3SCA-27    Manny Ramirez
3SCA-28    Manny Ramirez
3SCA-29    Ralph Kiner
3SCA-30    Ralph Kiner
3SCA-31    Ryan Howard
3SCA-32    Ryan Howard
3SCA-33    Wade Boggs
3SCA-34    Lance Berkman
3SCA-35    Lance Berkman
3SCA-36    Don Mattingly
3SCA-37    Don Mattingly
3SCA-38    Lou Brock
3SCA-39    Lou Brock
3SCA-40    Ozzie Smith
3SCA-41    Ozzie Smith
3SCA-42    Hanley Ramirez
3SCA-43    Hanley Ramirez
3SCA-44    Robin Yount
3SCA-45    Robin Yount
3SCA-46    Joe Morgan
3SCA-47    Joe Morgan
3SCA-48    Francisco Rodriguez
3SCA-49    Francisco Rodriguez
3SCA-50    Johnny Podres
3SCA-51    Johnny Podres
3SCA-52    Ryne Sandberg
3SCA-53    Ryne Sandberg
3SCA-54    Vladimir Guerrero
3SCA-55    Vladimir Guerrero
3SCA-56    Yogi Berra
3SCA-57    Yogi Berra
3SCA-58    Zack Greinke
3SCA-59    Zack Greinke
3SCA-60    Monte Irvin
3SCA-61    Monte Irvin
3SCA-62    Eddie Murray
3SCA-63    Eddie Murray
3SCA-64    Evan Longoria
3SCA-65    Evan Longoria
3SCA-66    Dale Murphy
3SCA-67    Dale Murphy
3SCA-68    Duke Snider
3SCA-69    Duke Snider
3SCA-70    Fergie Jenkins
3SCA-71    Fergie Jenkins
3SCA-72    Fergie Jenkins
3SCA-73    Jose Reyes
3SCA-74    Bob Gibson
3SCA-75    Bob Gibson
3SCA-76    Carlton Fisk
3SCA-77    Carlton Fisk
3SCA-78    Brandon Webb
3SCA-79    Brandon Webb
3SCA-80    Ivan Rodriguez
3SCA-81    Ivan Rodriguez
3SCA-82    Ivan Rodriguez
3SCA-83    Chipper Jones
3SCA-84    Chipper Jones
3SCA-85    David Price
3SCA-86    David Price
3SCA-87    Juan Marichal
3SCA-88    Juan Marichal
3SCA-89    Juan Marichal
3SCA-90    Carl Erskine
3SCA-91    Carl Erskine
3SCA-92    David Ortiz
3SCA-93    David Ortiz
3SCA-94    Frank Thomas
3SCA-95    Frank Thomas
3SCA-96    Koji Uehara
3SCA-97    Koji Uehara
3SCA-98    Colby Rasmus
3SCA-99    Colby Rasmus
3SCA-100    Cal Ripken Jr.
3SCA-101    Cal Ripken Jr.
3SCA-102    Dwight Gooden
3SCA-103    Dwight Gooden
3SCA-104    Ryan Braun
3SCA-105    Ryan Braun
3SCA-106    Steve Carlton
3SCA-107    Steve Carlton
3SCA-108    Johnny Damon
3SCA-109    Johnny Damon
3SCA-110    Dave Winfield
3SCA-111    Dave Winfield
3SCA-112    Josh Hamilton
3SCA-113    Josh Hamilton
3SCA-114    Carl Yastrzemski
3SCA-115    Carl Yastrzemski
3SCA-116    Carlos Delgado
3SCA-117    Carlos Delgado
3SCA-118    Mark Teixeira
3SCA-119    Mark Teixeira
3SCA-120    Dennis Eckersley
3SCA-121    Gary Sheffield
3SCA-122    Gary Sheffield
3SCA-123    David Wright
3SCA-124    David Wright
3SCA-125    CC Sabathia
3SCA-126    CC Sabathia
3SCA-127    Joey Votto
3SCA-128    Joey Votto
3SCA-129    Mike Piazza
3SCA-130    Mike Piazza
3SCA-131    Prince Fielder
3SCA-132    Prince Fielder
3SCA-133    Tom Seaver
3SCA-134    Tom Seaver
3SCA-135    Alfonso Soriano
3SCA-136    Alfonso Soriano
3SCA-137    Bobby Murcer
3SCA-138    Bobby Murcer
3SCA-139    Dan Haren
3SCA-140    Dan Haren
3SCA-141    Rick Porcello
3SCA-142    Rick Porcello
3SCA-143    Tim Lincecum
3SCA-144    Tim Lincecum
3SCA-145    Whitey Ford
3SCA-146    Whitey Ford
3SCA-147    Gary Carter
3SCA-148    Gary Carter
3SCA-149    Jim Thome
3SCA-150    Jim Thome
3SCA-151    Al Kaline
3SCA-152    Al Kaline
3SCA-153    Curt Schilling
3SCA-154    Curt Schilling
3SCA-155    Andre Dawson
3SCA-156    Andre Dawson
3SCA-157    Andre Dawson
3SCA-158    Miguel Cabrera
3SCA-159    Miguel Cabrera
3SCA-160    Paul Molitor
3SCA-161    Paul Molitor
3SCA-162    Pedro Martinez
3SCA-163    Pedro Martinez
3SCA-164    Orlando Cepeda
3SCA-165    Orlando Cepeda
3SCA-166    Stan Musial
3SCA-167    Stan Musial
3SCA-168    Willie McCovey
3SCA-169    Willie McCovey
3SCA-170    Tommy Hanson
3SCA-171    Tommy Hanson
3SCA-172    Tony Perez
3SCA-173    Tony Perez
3SCA-174    Bob Feller
3SCA-175    Bob Feller
3SCA-176    Alex Rodriguez
3SCA-177    Alex Rodriguez
Sterling Moments Autographs
SMA-1    Yogi Berra
SMA-2    Bob Gibson
SMA-3    Mike Schmidt
SMA-4    Cal Ripken Jr.
SMA-5    Manny Ramirez
SMA-6    Carl Yastrzemski
SMA-7    Ryan Howard
SMA-8    Frank Robinson
SMA-9    Albert Pujols
SMA-10    Tom Seaver
SMA-11    Tony Gwynn
SMA-12    Nolan Ryan
SMA-13    David Wright
SMA-14    Stan Musial
SMA-15    Alex Rodriguez
Sterling Pairs Autographs
SPA-1    Don Mattingly
Mark Teixeira
SPA-2    Stan Musial
Albert Pujols
SPA-3    Mike Schmidt
Ryan Howard
SPA-4    Paul Molitor
Ryan Braun
SPA-5    Dale Murphy
Chipper Jones
SPA-6    Frank Robinson
Jay Bruce
SPA-7    Manny Ramirez
Vladimir Guerrero
SPA-8    Alex Rodriguez
David Wright
SPA-9    Carl Yastrzemski
David Ortiz
SPA-10    Eddie Murray
Cal Ripken Jr.
Sterling Season Autographs
SSA-1    Ryan Braun
SSA-2    Yogi Berra
SSA-3    Bob Gibson
SSA-4    Carlos Beltran
SSA-5    Tim Lincecum
SSA-6    Mark Teixeira
SSA-7    Ernie Banks
SSA-8    Mike Schmidt
SSA-9    Don Mattingly
SSA-10    Cal Ripken Jr.
SSA-11    Robin Yount
SSA-12    Ryne Sandberg
SSA-13    David Ortiz
SSA-14    Vladimir Guerrero
SSA-15    Manny Ramirez
SSA-16    Chipper Jones
SSA-17    Johnny Damon
SSA-18    Dale Murphy
SSA-19    Carl Yastrzemski
SSA-20    Ozzie Smith
SSA-21    David Price
SSA-22    Ryan Howard
SSA-23    Paul Molitor
SSA-24    Frank Robinson
SSA-25    Eddie Murray
SSA-26    Albert Pujols
SSA-27    Frank Thomas
SSA-28    Steve Garvey
SSA-29    Tom Seaver
SSA-30    Lance Berkman
SSA-31    Tony Gwynn
SSA-32    Nolan Ryan
SSA-33    Whitey Ford
SSA-34    CC Sabathia
SSA-35    David Wright
SSA-36    Stan Musial
SSA-37    Al Kaline
SSA-38    Alex Rodriguez
Jumbo Swatch Autographs
SJSA-1    Albert Pujols
SJSA-2    Nolan Ryan
SJSA-3    Chipper Jones
SJSA-4    Mike Schmidt
SJSA-5    Tom Seaver
SJSA-6    Tim Lincecum
SJSA-7    David Wright
SJSA-8    David Ortiz
SJSA-9    Mark Teixeira
SJSA-10    Carl Yastrzemski
SJSA-11    Cal Ripken Jr.
SJSA-12    Ryan Braun
SJSA-13    Ryan Howard
SJSA-14    CC Sabathia
SJSA-15    Stan Musial
SJSA-16    Manny Ramirez
SJSA-17    Bob Gibson
SJSA-18    Vladimir Guerrero
SJSA-19    Alex Rodriguez
Sterling Cut Signatures
SCS-1    Babe Ruth
SCS-2    Roger Maris
SCS-3    Ty Cobb
SCS-4    Rogers Hornsby
SCS-5    Roy Campanella
SCS-6    Honus Wagner
SCS-7    Mickey Mantle
SCS-8    George Sisler
SCS-9    Tris Speaker
SCS-10    Mel Ott
SCS-11    Eddie Mathews
SCS-12    Warren Spahn
SCS-13    Johnny Mize
SCS-14    Lou Gehrig
SCS-15    Hank Greenberg
SCS-16    Thurman Munson
SCS-17    Jackie Robinson
SCS-18    Jimmie Foxx
SCS-19    Willie Stargell
SCS-20    Dizzy Dean
Sterling Bat Barrel Autographs
SBBA-1    Albert Pujols
SBBA-2    Alex Rodriguez
SBBA-3    Alfonso Soriano
SBBA-4    Carlos Beltran
SBBA-5    Chipper Jones
SBBA-6    David Ortiz
SBBA-7    David Wright
SBBA-8    Ivan Rodriguez
SBBA-9    Justin Morneau
SBBA-10    Manny Ramirez
SBBA-11    Miguel Cabrera
SBBA-12    Miguel Tejada
SBBA-13    Prince Fielder
SBBA-14    Robinson Cano
SBBA-15    Ryan Howard
SBBA-16    Vladimir Guerrero
SBBA-17    Jim Thome
SBBA-18    Gary Sheffield
SBBA-19    Victor Martinez
SBBA-20    Johnny Damon
5-Piece Career Chronicles Relics
5CCR-1    Babe Ruth
5CCR-2    Ichiro
5CCR-3    Jackie Robinson
5CCR-4    Cal Ripken Jr.
5CCR-5    David Ortiz
5CCR-6    Vladimir Guerrero
5CCR-7    Reggie Jackson
5CCR-8    Prince Fielder
5CCR-9    Chase Utley
5CCR-10    Francisco Rodriguez
5CCR-11    Carl Yastrzemski
5CCR-12    Jimmie Foxx
5CCR-13    Eddie Mathews
5CCR-14    Yogi Berra
5CCR-15    Mike Schmidt
5CCR-16    Tim Lincecum
5CCR-17    Mark Teixeira
5CCR-18    Ernie Banks
5CCR-19    Al Kaline
5CCR-20    Carlos Beltran
5CCR-21    Mel Ott
5CCR-22    Mickey Mantle
5CCR-23    Albert Pujols
5CCR-24    Chipper Jones
5CCR-25    Daisuke Matsuzaka
5CCR-26    Carlos Delgado
5CCR-27    Joba Chamberlain
5CCR-28    Dennis Eckersley
5CCR-29    Luis Aparicio
5CCR-30    CC Sabathia
5CCR-31    Evan Longoria
5CCR-32    Honus Wagner
5CCR-33    Ryan Howard
5CCR-34    Mariano Rivera
5CCR-35    Ty Cobb
5CCR-36    Nolan Ryan
5CCR-37    Lou Gehrig
5CCR-38    Dale Murphy
5CCR-39    Eddie Murray
5CCR-40    Don Mattingly
5CCR-41    Johnny Bench
5CCR-42    Joe Mauer
5CCR-43    Dave Winfield
5CCR-44    David Wright
5CCR-45    Carlton Fisk
5CCR-46    Frank Robinson
5CCR-47    Johan Santana
5CCR-48    Duke Snider
5CCR-49    Bob Gibson
5CCR-50    Tom Seaver
5CCR-51    Warren Spahn
5CCR-52    Paul Molitor
5CCR-53    Orlando Cepeda
5CCR-54    Roger Maris
5CCR-55    Tris Speaker
5CCR-56    Manny Ramirez
5CCR-57    Hank Greenberg
5CCR-58    Rogers Hornsby
5CCR-59    Tony Gwynn
5CCR-60    Ozzie Smith
5CCR-61    Stan Musial
5CCR-62    George Sisler
5CCR-63    Roy Campanella
5CCR-64    Jim Palmer
5CCR-65    Ryan Braun
5CCR-66    Johnny Mize
5CCR-67    Ryne Sandberg
5CCR-68    Robin Yount
5CCR-69    Juan Marichal
5CCR-70    Alex Rodriguez
Sterling Moments Relics
SMR-1    Ernie Banks
SMR-2    Jackie Robinson
SMR-3    Lou Gehrig
SMR-4    Roy Campanella
SMR-5    Ty Cobb
SMR-6    Thurman Munson
SMR-7    Rogers Hornsby
SMR-8    Ichiro
SMR-9    Jimmie Foxx
SMR-10    Babe Ruth
SMR-11    George Sisler
SMR-12    Honus Wagner
SMR-13    Tris Speaker
SMR-14    Johnny Mize
SMR-15    Mickey Mantle
Sterling Pairs Relics
SPR-1    Babe Ruth
Lou Gehrig
SPR-2    Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris
SPR-3    Ty Cobb
Honus Wagner
SPR-4    Jackie Robinson
Roy Campanella
SPR-5    Albert Pujols
Stan Musial
SPR-6    George Sisler
SPR-7    Lou Gehrig
Cal Ripken Jr.
SPR-8    Yogi Berra
Thurman Munson
Sterling Season Relics
SSR-1    Babe Ruth
SSR-2    Mickey Mantle
SSR-3    Albert Pujols
SSR-4    Lou Gehrig
SSR-5    Jackie Robinson
SSR-6    Honus Wagner
SSR-7    Jimmie Foxx
SSR-8    Thurman Munson
SSR-9    George Sisler
SSR-10    Ichiro
SSR-11    Tris Speaker
SSR-12    Roger Maris
SSR-13    Rogers Hornsby
SSR-14    Cal Ripken Jr.
SSR-15    Ty Cobb
Sterling Spectators Relics
SSPR-1    John F. Kennedy
SSPR-2    Robert F. Kennedy
SSPR-3    Edward M. Kennedy
SSPR-4    George W. Bush
SSPR-5    Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sterling Jumbo Swatch Relics
SJSR-1    Mariano Rivera
SJSR-2    Ernie Banks
SJSR-3    Jackie Robinson
SJSR-4    Ichiro
SJSR-5    Carl Yastrzemski
SJSR-6    Mickey Mantle
SJSR-7    Cal Ripken Jr.
SJSR-8    Thurman Munson
SJSR-9    Reggie Jackson
SJSR-10    Daisuke Matsuzaka
Sterling Bat Barrel Relics
SBBR-1    Chase Utley
SBBR-2    Grady Sizemore
SBBR-3    Ichiro
SBBR-4    Mark Teixeira
SBBR-5    Todd Helton
SBBR-6    Victor Martinez
SBBR-7    Hanley Ramirez
SBBR-8    Nick Markakis
SBBR-9    Alex Rodriguez
SBBR-10    David Ortiz
SBBR-11    David Wright
SBBR-12    Manny Ramirez

2009 Topps Sterling Baseball

Hobby Exclusive

Introducing New Topps Sterling Theme Packs


NEW! 2 Hits Per Sterling Box!

§ 1 Autographed Relic or Relic Card Numbered to 10 or Less

§ 1 Relic Card Numbered to 25

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Looks like a very nice product, I will buy.

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