Don’t Know What You Got (Turkey’s Gone)

I am ashamed to admit that when I busted my box of 2007 Topps Turkey Red I was disappointed. It probably had more to do with the high price I paid and not the contents of the box but in a short time those cards were put away and sat unappreciated for many months.

Today, looking back at all the products I have busted in the last couple of years, it’s now become one of my all-time favorites. For starters, unlike other Topps brands, they did not go overboard with parallels. There was a base card, a Chrome, Refractor, and Black Refractor version. That was it. No crazy Rainbow colors, ugly printing plates or other unnecessary “1 of 1” cards.

Today I received a package from reader Mike T. who sent the final card I needed for my “Master” Turkey set, a black Refractor #’d to just 99 copies. Thanks to Mike T., I am now up to 116 different Andrew Miller cards and a good chance for a few more this weekend as I might attend a Marlins workout.

Below you will find all four base versions, a worthless “game-used” relic, and two regular base cards Andrew signed for us in 2008. I can’t think of any other product with the exception of Topps ’52 Rookie Cup Edition that has gotten this much use as Turkey Red has and now it’s nothing but an insert set in 2009 Topps. Damn, what a shame.

In my opinion, Turkey Red put Allen & Ginter to shame in 2007.