Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2009 Topps T-206 Huh?

2009 Topps T-206 100th Anniversary Ed Baseball Hobby Box - Click Image to Close

Hey guys, Drew back here, with another soon to become famous before I touch a single card from the set review! This time, it is 2009 Topps T-206, shall we?

Well, to start off, this is kinda similar to two sets from 2009, Goudey and Allen & Ginter. I say Goudey because, some of the cards are really nice, but some are REALLY ugly. That Gehrig card in the link is, uh, yucky, to say the least. One thing that I don't like is that it is too similar to Allen & Ginter that it gets annoying. In my opinion it looks better than Goodwin & Goudey, but not as good as Allen & Ginter.

Allen & Ginter/T-206 Similarities:
- Old base design
- Mini Relics in frame
- WAY too many mini parallels

There are more, but those are the big 3, that make these too similar. Even some of the base cards have the same picture (allen & ginter, t-206). Really Topps? At least he's not in an Brewers uniform, or even the Indians uniform though.

What makes this a nice product is that the photography (most of it) is fantastic!

Overall without touching any of it: 7/10

But hey, you never know!

P.S., if you're 6 or older you are allowed to open packs of this :)


  1. Yeah. The repeat photography is something that definitely bugs me!

  2. If you read the Topps marketing managers article in a past issue of Beckett he made this product out to be Gods gift to collectors. Thats why they are in charge of marketing. He mentioned surprises. Theres no surprises in this product. He rants about how the imaging technology has changed since the release of T206 in 2002. Well obviously they need to find someone with some computer skills to make that happen. A ton of these cards just look plain lousy and poorly executed. Not to mention the autograph list is on of the worst ever. All in all a 3/10.


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