2008 Finest

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Description

2008 Finest is a 166-card set released by Topps on April 1st, 2008. The last 16 cards in the set are autographed.

Each Hobby box consists of three smaller six-pack "mini boxes." Each mini box promises four Refractor parallels, three inserts, and an autograph.

Distribution

Three, six-pack mini boxes per box (MSRP: $50/mini box), five cards per pack. Eight boxes per case.

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Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds (per mini box)
Base 165 - ?
short set 150 - ?
Rookie Autographs 16 ? one-per mini box
Refractor short set 150 - three-per mini box
Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 499 1:7
Blue Refractor short set 150 299 1:2
Blue Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 399 1:8
Green Refractor short set 150 199 1:2
Green Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 199 1:16
Black Refractor short set 150 99 1:4
Black Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 99 1:32
Gold Refractor short set 150 50 1:7
Gold Refractor Rookie Autographs 150 50 1:64
Red Refractor short set 150 25 1:14
Red Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 25 1:128
Framed Gold X-Fractor short set 150 25 1:14
Framed Gold X-Fractor Rookie Autographs 16 25 1:128
Framed White X-Fractor short set 150 one-of-one 1:327
Framed White X-Fractor Rookie Autographs 16 one-of-one 1:2036
Framed Printing Plates short set 150 four for each 1:82
Framed Printing Plates Rookie Autographs 16 four for each 1:775
Moments 50 - one-per-mini box
Moments Refractor 50 - ?
Moments Blue Refractor 50 399 1:4
Moments Green Refractor 50 199 1:5
Moments Black Refractor 50 99 1:10
Moments Gold Refractor 50 50 1:20
Moments Red Refractor 50 25 1:39
Moments Framed Gold X-Fractor 50 25 1:39
Moments Framed White X-Fractor 50 one-of-one 1:982
Moments Printing Plates 50 four for each 1:245
Team Favorites 8 - one-per mini box
Team Favorites Refractors 8 - 1:4
Team Favorites Dual 4 - ?
Team Favorites Dual Refractors 4 - ?
Rookie Redemption 10 - 1:3
Moments Autographs 25 - 1:5
Moments Autographs Red Refractor 25 25 1:79
Moments Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 25 one-of-one 1:3260
Team Favorites Autographs 8 100 ?
Team Favorites Autographs Red Refractor 8 25 1:164
Team Favorites Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 8 one-of-one 1:4092
Team Favorites Dual Autographs 4 74 1:166
Team Favorites Dual Autographs Refractor 4 25 1:164
Team Favorites Dual Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 4 one-of-one 1:4092
Team Favorites Dual Autographs Cuts 5 one-of-one 1:9821
Topps TV Autographs 5 - 1:11
Topps TV Autograph Refractor 5 25 1:392
Topps TV Autographs Red Ink 5 10 ?
Topps TV Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 5 one-of-one ?

Checklist

Base Set

1 Daisuke Matsuzaka

2 Justin Upton

3 Andruw Jones

4 John Lackey

5 Brandon Phillips

6 Ryan Zimmerman

7 Tim Lincecum

8 Johnny Damon

9 Garrett Atkins

10 Magglio Ordonez

11 Tom Gorzelanny

12 Eric Chavez

13 Troy Tulowitzki

14 Mike Lowell

15 Brandon Webb

16 Chipper Jones

17 Alex Gordon

18 Ken Griffey, Jr.

19 Roy Oswalt

20 Miguel Cabrera

21 Chase Utley

22 Scott Kazmir

23 Kenji Johjima

24 Frank Thomas

25 Ryan Braun

26 Carlos Pena

27 Robinson Cano

28 Ben Sheets

29 Russell Martin

30 Joe Mauer

31 Gary Sheffield

32 Carlos Zambrano

33 Jermaine Dye

34 Dan Uggla

35 Erik Bedard

36 Tim Hudson

37 David Ortiz

38 Tom Glavine

39 Adrian Gonzalez

40 Jorge Posada

41 Noah Lowry

42 Vernon Wells

43 Johan Santana

44 Dmitri Young

45 Manny Ramirez

46 Jim Edmonds

47 Roy Halladay

48 Delmon Young

49 Nick Swisher

50 David Wright

51 Paul Konerko

52 Curt Schilling

53 Torii Hunter

54 Gary Matthews, Jr.

55 Derrek Lee

56 John Smoltz

57 Adam Dunn

58 C.C Sabathia

59 Chris Young

60 Jake Peavy

61 Joba Chamberlain

62 Jason Bay

63 Chris Carpenter

64 Jimmy Rollins

65 Grady Sizemore

66 Joe Blanton

67 Justin Morneau

68 Lance Berkman

69 Jeff Francis

70 Nick Markakis

71 Orlando Cabrera

72 Barry Zito

73 Eric Byrnes

74 Brian McCann

75 Albert Pujols

76 Josh Beckett

77 Jim Thome

78 Fausto Carmona

79 Brad Hawpe

80 Prince Fielder

81 Justin Verlander

82 Billy Butler

83 J.J. Hardy

84 Hideki Matsui

85 Matt Holliday

86 Bobby Crosby

87 Orlando Hudson

88 Ichiro

89 Troy Glaus

90 Hanley Ramirez

91 Carlos Beltran

92 Mark Buehrle

93 Andy Pettitte

94 Mark Teixeira

95 Curtis Granderson

96 Cole Hamels

97 Jarrod Saltalamacchia

98 Carl Crawford

99 Dontrelle Willis

100 Alex Rodriguez

101 Brad Penny

102 Michael Young

103 Greg Maddux

104 Brian Roberts

105 Hunter Pence

106 Aaron Harang

107 Ivan Rodriguez

108 Dan Haren

109 Freddy Sanchez

110 Alfonso Soriano

111 Hank Blalock

112 Chien-Ming Wang

113 Carlos Delgado

114 Aramis Ramirez

115 Jose Reyes

116 Victor Martinez

117 Carlos Lee

118 Jeff Kent

119 Miguel Tejada

120 Vladimir Guerrero

121 Travis Hafner

122 Todd Helton

123 Chris Young

124 Derek Jeter

125 Ryan Howard

126 Alberto Gonzalez RC

127 Felipe Paulino RC

128 Donny Lucy (RC)

129 Nick Blackburn RC

130 Luke Hochevar RC

131 Bronson Sardinha (RC)

132 Heath Phillips RC

133 Bryan Bullington (RC)

134 Jeff Clement (RC)

135 Josh Banks (RC)

136 Emilio Bonifacio RC

137 Ryan Hanigan RC

138 Erick Threets (RC)

139 Seth Smith (RC)

140 Billy Buckner (RC)

141 Bill Murphy (RC)

142 Radhames Liz RC

143 Joey Votto (RC)

144 Mel Stocker RC

145 Dan Meyer (RC)

146 Rob Johnson (RC)

147 Josh Newman RC

148 Dan Giese (RC)

149 Luis Mendoza (RC)

150 Wladimir Balentien (RC)


Autographed Rookies

151 Brandon Jones AU RC

152 Rich Thompson AU RC

153 Chin-Lung Hu AU (RC)

154 Chris Seddon AU (RC)

155 Steve Pearce AU RC

156 Lance Broadway AU (RC)

157 Nyjer Morgan AU (RC)

158 Jonathan Meloan AU RC

159 Josh Anderson AU (RC)

160 Clay Buchholz AU (RC)

161 Joe Koshansky AU (RC)

162 Clint Sammons AU (RC)

163 Daric Barton AU (RC)

164 Ross Detwiler AU RC

165 Sam Fuld AU RC

166 Justin Ruggiano AU RC


Parallels

All 150 non-autographed base cards are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 299 copies)
  • Green Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed Gold X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • Framed Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Rookie Autograph Refractors

All 16 Rookie Autographs are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 499 copies)
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Green Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed Gold X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • Framed Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Inserts

Moments

Each Moments insert is also available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Green Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed Gold X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each)

AG Adrian Gonzalez

AP Andy Pettitte

APU Albert Pujols

AR Alex Rodriguez

AS Andy Sonnanstine

BP Brandon Phillips

BPB Brian Bannister

BW Brandon Webb

CB Clay Buchholz

CF Chone Figgins

CG Curtis Granderson

CH Cole Hamels

CP Carlos Pena

CS C.C Sabathia

DH Dan Haren

DJ Derek Jeter

DL Derrek Lee

DO David Ortiz

DW David Wright

EB Eric Byrnes

FC Fausto Carmona

FH Felix Hernandez

FT Frank Thomas

HP Hunter Pence

HR Hanley Ramirez

IS Ichiro

ISS Ichiro

JAS Johan Santana

JMC Miguel Cabrera

JR Jose Reyes

JS John Smoltz

JSA Jarrod Saltalamacchia

JT Jim Thome

JV Justin Verlander

MB Mark Buehrle

ME Mark Ellis

MH Matt Holliday

MR Mark Reynolds

PF Prince Fielder

PM Pedro Martinez

RA Rick Ankiel

RB Ryan Braun

RH Ryan Howard

ROH Roy Halladay

SS Sammy Sosa

TG Tom Glavine

TH Trevor Hoffman

TOH Todd Helton

TT Troy Tulowitzki

VG Vladimir Guerrero


Team Favorites

All Team Favorites and Team Favorites Dual are also available in a Refractor parallel.

AS Alfonso Soriano

BC Bobby Crosby

DW David Wright

EC Eric Chavez

FP Felix Pie

JR Jose Reyes

MC Melky Cabrera

RC Robinson Cano


Dual

CC Melky Cabrera / Robinson Cano

EB Eric Chavez / Bobby Crosby

RW Jose Reyes / David Wright

SP Alfonso Soriano / Felix Pie


Rookie Redemption

Randomly inserted at the rate of one in three mini-boxes were ten mystery redemption cards. During the 2008 season, as new rookies made an impact in the majors, Topps would announce the player each card was good for. All cards could be redeemed until April 30, 2009. Cards #2 and #10 is only available autographed.

NOTE: Despite the presence of the "ROOKIE CARD" icon on each redemption card, none of the cards in this set are considered "true" rookies.

1 Johnny Cueto

2 Jay Bruce AU

3 Kosuke Fukudome

4 Jeff Samardzija

5 Chris Davis

6 Justin Masterson

7 Clayton Kershaw

8 Daniel Murphy

9 Denard Span

10 Jed Lowrie


Autographs & Game-Used

Moments Autographs

Each Moments Autograph is also available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)

NOTE: Ryan Howard's base autograph is short-printed and seeded at the rate of 1:282 mini boxes.

AR Alex Rios

AS Andy Sonnanstine

BP Brandon Phillips

BPB Brian Bannister

CG Curtis Granderson

CH Cole Hamels

CMW Chien-Ming Wang

DW David Wright

FC Fausto Carmona

HR Hanley Ramirez

JAS Jeremy Accardo

JC Jack Cust

JD Justin Duchscherer

JH Josh Hamilton

JMC Miguel Cabrera

JR Jose Reyes

JS Jarrod Saltalamacchia

ME Mark Ellis

MR Mark Reynolds

NM Nick Markakis

PH Phil Hughes

RB Ryan Braun

RH Ryan Howard SP

RZ Ryan Zimmerman

VG Vladimir Guerrero


Team Favorites Autographs

Each Team Favorites Autographs is serial-numbered to 100 copies and available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)

AS Alfonso Soriano

BC Bobby Crosby

DW David Wright

EC Eric Chavez

FP Felix Pie

JR Jose Reyes

MC Melky Cabrera

RC Robinson Cano


Dual

Each Team Favorites Dual Autographs is serial-numbered to 74 copies and available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)

CC Melky Cabrera / Robinson Cano

EB Eric Chavez / Bobby Crosby

RW Jose Reyes / David Wright

SP Alfonso Soriano / Felix Pie


Dual Cuts

Each Team Favorites Dual Autographs Cuts combines a cut signature of Mickey Mantle with a sticker autograph of a current New York Yankee. Each is a one-of-one.

MC Mickey Mantle / Robinson Cano

MD Mickey Mantle / Johnny Damon

MM Mickey Mantle / Melky Cabrera

MP Mickey Mantle / Jorge Posada

MR Mickey Mantle / Mariano Rivera


TV Autographs

An unannounced gimmick, these autographs were meant to promote Topps's YouTube channel: Topps TV. After the product's release, and these cards began showing up, Topps went to great lengths to assuage collectors that these cards did not take the place of the guaranteed one-per-mini box autograph.

Each autograph is also available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Red Ink (serial-numbered to ten)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)

NOTE: Two Red Ink parallels of card #RGR (one serial-numbered to ten, the other to five) are known to exist.

RM The Rip Master

RGF Felicia

RGH Hollie

RGR Rachael

RGLS Lindsey / Stephanie


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