2010 Topps Finest Preview!

2 12 2009

Another week, another Topps Company baseball preview. This time around, we get treated to images and information for one of the hobby”s most popular releases, Finest.

Perhaps the biggest change for the brand in quite some time is the addition of MLB logos in the background of the base cards. Judging by the mock-ups, it appears that Finest will once again feature sticker autographs.

Unfortunately, the signed, manufactured patches are returning along with a Triple Threads-style foldout insert. As much as I love Finest, these additions seem very much out-of-place for a product that’s all about the Refractors.

Each Master box will contain two autographed rookie patch cards along with ten Refractors and a Rookie Redemption. Along with Base, Blue, Gold, and Red Refractors, Topps is introducing a 1/1 Purple Refractor.

2010 Topps Finest is scheduled for release on the week of March 22nd.


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22 responses

2 12 2009
RiceLynnEvans75

Well, I do like the look of the base set. I’m not a fan of those autographed letter cards though. I’ll just stick with getting my Pedroia and Markakis cards.

2 12 2009
Chris Harris

PFB: Patches are Fucking Bullshit.

3 12 2009
Tim

Very nice. Looks like another Finest set to complete. This year’s design was amazing.

3 12 2009
TOM

omg……those posey patches are SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET

iwannagetthat iwannagetthat iwannagetthat

3 12 2009
johnlaf

oh yuck!!!

and even better than the poor design, MORE manufactured patches! Give me stickers!

3 12 2009
Tim H

Nice looking cards but “ENOUGH ALREADY” with the manufactured junk. They made finest without sticker auto’s before so why can’t they just do it again? The rookie redemption time frame is disgusting. Why on God’s green earth does it take over a year to get your redemption?

3 12 2009
oldschoolbreaks

Nice base set, but that’s about it.

3 12 2009
Shane E

I wont be buying any of this. Finest used to be way better.

3 12 2009
robert s.

base looks cool. the walker card looks lame – a “RC Logo” patch on a RC? They might as well have made a team logo manufactured patch (i.e. a Pirates logo in the Walker case).

3 12 2009
chemgod

Always my favorite set!

3 12 2009
Anonymous

Base is above average. Everything else should just be thrown out the window and be replaced with 90s kind of inserts with hologram technology. I’m serious. If you wanna make a shiny themed card set then make stick with the theme and make it good. Stop trying to squeeze in the auto-gamers/manufactured crap in every single set and pushing the prices to an insane level.

3 12 2009
Newspaperman

neil walker, eh? Can’t wait to get that card since his real rookies are from 2004. That new logo is U-G-L-Y.

3 12 2009
Jay

At least the M.P’s are dual colored unlike SP authentic. There is a nice crop of prospects around the corner. 2010 will be the year of the New Bowman.

Watch.

3 12 2009
jl

why do base anymore, everything is letters and patches, a base card doesn’t make sense anymore, just release hits in packs.

3 12 2009
jamoke

The base does look fantastic. The Howard auto appears to be from a new insert set:FINESTMENTS. *cough*. The microscopic headshots on the Manure Patches might as well be replaced by a chromosome from the player. It would give new meaning to the term DNA relic. The redesigned RC logo is in desperate need of a redesign. Purple refractors…GAY.*double cough*. Leave it to Topps to add ANOTHER 1of1. That being said, when can I buy this stuff?!

3 12 2009
JBob

I want to see this purple refractor technology!

3 12 2009
SteveTX

Much different looking than last year, but still a generic design. C’mon guys, is this really the best you can do?

Also, Topps, why so drab on the colors? I know black and grey are in season now (being that it’s nearly winter), but those aren’t the first two colors that come to mind when I think about the words “Summer” and “baseball”.

3 12 2009
Chris Payatag

Nice base design finally. The last few years have been meh.

3 12 2009
ToddUncommon

Hmm. It looks like the design team talked to the designers on the eTopps side of the company. The team logo incorporated on the back looks thematically a lot like 2008 eTopps <a href="This is a link “>Baseball and 2007 Basketball, and 2006, 2007, and 2008 eTopps Football.

3 12 2009
ToddUncommon

Erg. Sorry about that. Mangled the tag for the 2008 eTopps example.

Trying again.

4 12 2009
grant

Last years finest have held no value at all (unless you pull a gold) and I’m at the point where I truly think they should not be putting out the set if they cant redeem the cards from the 1st set or close at least. Extreme and of course it will never happen but I’m just tired of redemtions. 2 years for a stadium club Auto? Finest 09′ redemptions ? Around 2011 or so. I pulled #1 and #5 so maybe I’m just irritated. Grant

5 12 2009
TC

I liked last year’s base set much better. A lot more color.

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