By Mr. Scott
2009 Topps T-206
Cards: 9 per pack
Price: $75 per Box (Includes Shipping)
Framed Auto: 2, Justin Masterson & Glen Perkins
Silk: 1, Manny Ramirez #37/50
Mini Cycle: 1,Ian Stewart #50/99
SP NNO: 5
Framed Auto: 1, Daniel Schlereth
Framed Old Mill Relic Bat: 1, Hideki Matsui
Printing Plate: 2, Jim Thome & Yovani Gallardo
Mini Cycle: 1, Jon Lester #68/99
SP NNO: 5
Base Set Completion: 270 of 300 (90%)
Overall Review: I have opened over 20 products this year and I have to say this is one of my favorite releases of the year. I waited 2 days after opening this product to write this review because I wanted to see if that feeling was still there and it was. The base cards for the most part have great artwork (other than reuse). I also am a very big fan of the variations since they are drastic with the player in different poses.
As for pulls from this product I think I did pretty well. The strange thing with printing plates is they came out of back to back packs. I like the Jim Thome much more than the Gallardo. Three on-card autos and while they are not the most spectacular players, it’s better than pulling a redemption. The silk Manny is tough pull and looks great. I also pulled the old mill bat variation of World Series MVP Hideki Matsui.
I really can’t say anything bad about this product. For $75 dollars I think the price fits the box and you should be able to build a complete base set with 3 boxes. I think I’m going to take a shot and buy another box or I might hold out for 2 boxes of Topps Unique. I’m really looking forward to that product. I wonder if it will hold up against T-206?