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First look: 2011 Topps Baseball packaging by Chris Olds
December 23, 2010, 12:38 pm
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By Chris Olds | Editor

The annual Topps baseball card set is one that always gets plenty of attention and often every little detail gets examined.

That’s what happens when you’re a product that has existed year-in, year-out for 60 years.

Here’s what you’ll need to be looking for when the cards arrive in February … a first look at the packaging, which features New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

Fathead releases New York Yankees Tradeables team set by Chris Olds


Fathead introduced its Tradeables line of 5×7 miniature wall graphics earlier this year and now the company is back with a smaller and more focused pinstripe-enhanced edition for the postseason.

It recently unviled as part of its Special Edition Tradeables line a 2009 New York Yankees team set that includes a dozen players — A.J. Burnett, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Hideki Matsui, Joba Chamberlain, Johnny Damon, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano.

Why do just the Yanks? It’s simple, according to Fathead’s Megan Tarsha: “The Yankee sets were created through the non-stop request from local New York retail partners.”

The Tradeables are not numbered and carry the same design as earlier in the year — a player cutout atop a wooden background with a removable team logo. As a plus, they are Sharpie friendly for the autograph hounds seeking something a little different.

The box sets are $19.99 and can be found by clicking here.

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