2008 Stadium Club

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2008 Stadium Club hobby box

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Description

2008 Stadium Club is a 184-card base set released in November 2008. This was the first Stadium Club set released in five years, but structurally bears little resemblance to the Stadium Club sets of years past.

The first 90 cards are all of current Major League players, and cards #91-#100 are of Hall of Famers. The next 50 cards make up a "Rising Stars" subset of rookies. The final 35 cards make up an autographed rookie set and are seeded at the rate of 1:2 in Hobby packs.

For the first 150 cards, every third card (i.e. Card #3, #6, #9, #150, etc) is short-printed and serial-numbered to 999 copies. Each Hobby pack contains one of 50 Rising Stars variations which are also serial-numbered to 999 copies.

Card #94 was to have been Joe DiMaggio, but Topps lost DiMaggio's rights to Upper Deck and was forced to withdraw it. However, a number of "cut-out" DiMaggio's (similar to the 2006 Topps Alex Gordon) did find their way into packs.

Each Hobby pack, which had a suggested price of $25, yielded one autograph and two serial-numbered cards. A retail version of Stadium Club, which had a suggested price of $2.99 per pack, was released to retail outlets in both loose packs and in blasters.

When asked about 2008 Stadium Club at the 2011 NSCC, Clay Luraschi, the Director of Product Development for Topps, responded "It didn't sell well". Due to the unusual divide-by-three configuration, 2008 Stadium Club was one of the most confusing sets ever.

Distribution

Hobby: 8 cards per pack ($25), 12 packs per box

Retail: 8 cards per pack ($2.99), 8 packs per blaster ($19.99)

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 100 - ? ?
Short Prints 50 999 ? ?
Autographed Rookies 35 - 1:2 ?
Variations 50 999 one-per-pack ?
Blue Photographer's Proof 150 99 1:5 ?
Gold Photographer's Proof 150 50 1:9 ?
Platinum Photographers Proof 150 1 ? ?
Printing Plate 200 4 ? ?
Sketch Card ? 1 ? ?
First Day Issue Retail 50 - NA 1:1
First Day Issue Retail Variation 50 - NA ?
First Day Issue Hobby 150 599 10:12 NA
Beam Team 61 - 1:12 ?
Beam Team Black and White 61 99 1:19 ?
Beam Team Gold 61 50 1:40 ?
Beam Team Platinum 61 1 ? ?
Triumvirate Autographed Triple Relics 33 99 1:26 ?
Triumvirate Autographed Triple Relics Black Parallel 33 1 ? ?
Stadium Slices 15 299 1:23 ?
Ceremonial Cuts 10 299 1:34 ?

Checklist

Base Set


1 Chase Utley

2 Tim Lincecum

3 Ryan Zimmerman /999

4 Todd Helton

5 Russell Martin

6 Curtis Granderson /999

7 Torii Hunter

8 Mark Teixeira

9 Alfonso Soriano /999

10 CC Sabathia

11 David Ortiz

12 Miguel Tejada /999

13 Alex Rodriguez

14 Prince Fielder

15 Alex Gordon /999

16 Jake Peavy

17 B.J. Upton

18 Michael Young /999

19 Jason Bay

20 Jorge Posada

21 Jacoby Ellsbury /999

22 Nick Markakis

23 Tom Glavine

24 Justin Upton /999

25 Edinson Volquez

26 Miguel Cabrera

27 Carlos Lee /999

28 Ryan Church

29 Delmon Young

30 Carlos Quentin /999

31 Carl Crawford

32 Roy Halladay

33 Brandon Webb /999

34 Brian Roberts

35 Ken Griffey Jr.

36 Troy Tulowitzki /999

37 Hanley Ramirez

38 Hunter Pence

39 Johnny Damon /999

40 Eric Chavez

41 Adrian Gonzalez

42 Carlos Pena /999

43 Felix Hernandez

44 Magglio Ordonez

45 Josh Beckett /999

46 Fausto Carmona

47 Chris Young

48 John Lackey /999

49 John Smoltz

50 David Wright

51 Ichiro /999

52 Vernon Wells

53 Josh Hamilton

54 Albert Pujols /999

55 Dustin Pedroia

56 Garrett Atkins

57 Roy Oswalt /999

58 Jose Reyes

59 Derek Jeter

60 Scott Kazmir /999

61 Vladimir Guerrero

62 Joba Chamberlain

63 Kevin Youkilis /999

64 Victor Martinez

65 Nick Swisher

66 Carlos Beltran /999

67 Joe Mauer

68 Gary Sheffield

69 Cole Hamels /999

70 Brian Mccann

71 Grady Sizemore

72 Robinson Cano /999

73 Greg Maddux

74 Rich Harden

75 Ryan Howard /999

76 Johan Santana

77 Dan Uggla

78 Justin Verlander /999

79 Derrek Lee

80 Ryan Braun

81 Lance Berkman /999

82 Manny Ramirez

83 Chipper Jones

84 Daisuke Matsuzaka /999

85 Matt Holliday

86 Justin Morneau

87 Jimmy Rollins /999

88 Hideki Matsui

89 Pedro Martinez

90 Carlos Zambrano /999

Hall of Famers

91 Jackie Robinson

92 Mickey Mantle

93 Ty Cobb /999

94 Joe DiMaggio (pulled from production)

95 Honus Wagner

96 Babe Ruth /999

97 Nolan Ryan

98 Roberto Clemente

99 Ted Williams /999

100 Tom Seaver

Rising Stars

101 Luke Hochevar (horizontal card)

102 Daric Barton /999 (standing)

103 Nick Adenhart (brown glove)

104 Gregor Blanco (white jersey)

105 Chris Carter /999

106 Eric Hurley

107 Clayton Kershaw (standing)

108 Evan Longoria /999 (white jersey)

109 Garrett Mock (blue uniform)

110 David Purcey

111 Ryan Tucker /999 (white jersey)

112 Joey Votto (horizontal card)

113 Jeff Clement (batting)

114 Michael Aubrey /999 (white jersey)

115 Brandon Boggs (sliding)

116 Johnny Cueto (gray jersey)

117 Hernan Iribarren /999 (touching base)

118 Masahide Kobayashi (pitching)

119 Jed Lowrie (fielding)

120 Greg Reynolds /999

121 Matt Tolbert (gray jersey)

122 Jonathan Herrera (fielding)

123 J.R. Towles /999 (batting)

124 Armando Galarraga (white uniform)

125 Josh Banks (blue jersey)

126 Mitch Boggs /999

127 Blake Dewitt (throwing)

128 Carlos Gonzalez (walking to dugout)

129 Elliot Johnson /999 (sliding)

130 Brian Barton (running)

131 Sean Rodriguez (bunting)

132 Kosuke Fukudome /999 (white jersey)

133 Chin-Lung Hu (fielding)

134 Wladimir Balentien (batting)

135 Jeff Niemann /999 (blue jersey)

136 Jay Bruce (throwing)

137 Brandon Jones (batting)

138 Justin Masterson /999

139 Jayson Nix (jumping)

140 Max Scherzer (striped grass)

141 Mike Aviles /999

142 Greg Smith (running)

143 Nick Blackburn (red-billed hat)

144 Justin Ruggiano /999 (sliding)

145 Clay Buchholz (with crowd)

146 German Duran (gray uniform)

147 Radhames Liz /999 (pitching)

148 Chris Perez (wearing number 78)

149 Hiroki Kuroda (gray uniform)

150 Gregorio Petit /999

Rookie Autographs

151 Emmanuel Burriss

152 Elliot Johnson

153 Jonathan Van Every

154 Darren O'Day

155 Matt Joyce

156 Burke Badenhop

157 Brent Lillibridge

158 Johnny Cueto

159 Jeff Niemann

160 John Bowker

161 Brandon Boggs

162 Justin Masterson

163 Masahide Kobayashi

164 Nick Adenhart

165 Chris Perez

166 Gregor Blanco

167 Travis Denker

168 Jeff Clement

169 Evan Longoria

170 Greg Smith

171 Jay Bruce

172 Brian Barton

173 Max Scherzer

174 Blake DeWitt

175 Jed Lowrie

176 Clayton Kershaw

177 Jonathan Albaladejo

178 Josh Banks

179 Brian Horwitz

180 Micah Hoffpauir

181 Robinzon Diaz

182 Nick Evans

183 Joe Mather

184 Danny Herrera

185 Eugenio Velez

Variations

Variations of cards 101-150 exist. Compared to the short prints, these cards have a different photo on the front. The photo on the front of the card does not match the photo on the back of the card. They are serial-numbered to 999.

101 Luke Hochevar (vertical card)

102 Daric Barton (batting)

103 Nick Adenhart (black glove)

104 Gregor Blanco (blue jersey)

105 Chris Carter (batting)

106 Eric Hurley

107 Clayton Kershaw (pitching)

108 Evan Longoria

109 Garrett Mock (white uniform)

110 David Purcey (throwing)

111 Ryan Tucker

112 Joey Votto

113 Jeff Clement (running in catching equipment)

114 Michael Aubrey

115 Brandon Boggs (fielding)

116 Johnny Cueto (red jersey)

117 Hernan Iribarren

118 Masahide Kobayashi

119 Jed Lowrie (standing)

120 Greg Reynolds

121 Matt Tolbert (blue jersey)

122 Jonathan Herrera (running)

123 J.R. Towles

124 Armando Galarraga (gray uniform)

125 Josh Banks (tan uniform)

126 Mitch Boggs

127 Blake Dewitt (batting)

128 Carlos Gonzalez (batting)

129 Elliot Johnson

130 Brian Barton (batting)

131 Sean Rodriguez (throwing)

132 Kosuke Fukudome

133 Chin-Lung Hu (batting)

134 Wladimir Balentien (sliding)

135 Jeff Niemann

136 Jay Bruce (batting)

137 Brandon Jones (base running)

138 Justin Masterson

139 Jayson Nix (throwing)

140 Max Scherzer (non-stripped grass)

141 Mike Aviles (batting)

142 Greg Smith (pitching)

143 Nick Blackburn (solid blue hat)

144 Justin Ruggiano (batting)

145 Clay Buchholz (no crowd)

146 German Duran (blue uniform)

147 Radhames Liz

148 Chris Perez (wearing number 63)

149 Hiroki Kuroda (blue jersey)

150 Gregorio Petit

Parallels

First Day Issue

There are two versions of First Day Issue cards, hobby and retail.

Retail FDIs consist of the 50 players that are short-printed in the regular set (cards 1-100 divisible by 3), cards 101-150 and the 50 variation cards (divisible by 3) of cards 101-150. There are 100 total retail FDIs. They are printed on regular cardboard stock and are not serial numbered.

Hobby FDIs are printed on a thicker foam stock, are serial-numbered to 599 and only parallel the 100 cards that were not short-printed.

Photographer's Proof

These cards come in four versions: Regular, Blue (#/99), Gold (#/50) and Platinum (#/1). Photographer's Proof variation cards exist. These cards will have the alternate photo on the front.

Printing Plates

Sketch Card

Autographs & Game-Used

Beam Team

Parallels include: Black and White (#/99), Gold (#/50) and Platinum (#/1).

BTA-AG Adrian Gonzalez

BTA-BH Brad Hawpe

BTA-BP Brandon Phillips

BTA-BT Brad Thompson

BTA-CC Carl Crawford

BTA-CCR Callix Crabbe

BTA-CD Carlos Delgado

BTA-CF Chone Figgins

BTA-CM Carlos Marmol

BTA-CM Craig Monroe

BTA-CP Carlos Pena

BTA-CS Chris Stewart

BTA-CV Claudio Vargas

BTA-CVI Carlos Villanueva

BTA-CW C.J. Wilson

BTA-DH Dan Haren

BTA-DS Daryl Strawberry

BTA-DSA Duaner Sanchez

BTA-DY Delwyn Young

BTA-ED Eulogio De La Cruz

BTA-ER Edwar Ramirez

BTA-FL Francisco Liriano

BTA-FP Felix Pie

BTA-FS Freddy Sanchez

BTA-GC Gary Carter

BTA-GD German Duran

BTA-GP Glen Perkins

BTA-GS Gary Sheffield

BTA-GSM Greg Smith

BTA-JB Jason Bartlett

BTA-JC Jack Cust

BTA-JCR Jesse Crain

BTA-JGA Joey Gathright

BTA-JGU Jeremy Guthrie

BTA-JH Josh Hamilton

BTA-JJ Jair Jurrjens

BTA-JL John Lackey

BTA-JN Jayson Nix

BTA-JP Johnathan Papelbon

BTA-JP Johnny Podres

BTA-JR Jose Reyes

BTA-JS Jeff Salazar

BTA-JSO Jeremy Sowers

BTA-JZ Joel Zumaya

BTA-KS Kevin Slowey

BTA-LM Lastings Milledge

BTA-ME Mark Ellis

BTA-MK Mark Kotsay

BTA-MN Mike Napoli

BTA-MR Manny Ramirez

BTA-MT Matt Tolbert

BTA-MT Marcus Thames

BTA-NR Nate Robertson

BTA-RC Robinson Cano

BTA-RP Ronny Paulino

BTA-SC Shawn Chacon

BTA-TG Tom Gorzelanny

BTA-TJ Todd Jones

BTA-WB Wilson Betemit

BTA-WN Will Nieves

BTA-YP Yusmiero Petit

Ceremonial Cuts

CC-GB George Bush

CC-JF Jimmie Foxx

CC-JR Jackie Robinson

CC-MO Mel Ott

CC-PB Pope Benedict XVI

CC-PR Pee Wee Reese

CC-RC Roy Campanella

CC-RH Rogers Hornsby

CC-TC Ty Cobb

CC-TW Ted Williams

Stadium Slices

SS-AP Albert Pujols

SS-AR Alex Rodriguez

SS-BR Babe Ruth

SS-DM Daisuke Matsuzaka

SS-DO David Ortiz

SS-HM Hideki Matsui

SS-IS Ichiro

SS-JD Joe Dimaggio

SS-JM Johnny Mize

SS-LG Lou Gehrig

SS-MM Mickey Mantle

SS-MR Mariano Rivera

SS-RJ Reggie Jackson

SS-TM Thurman Munson

SS-YB Yogi Berra

Triumvirate Autographed Triple Relics

Parallels include: Black (#/1).

TA-AD Adam Dunn

TA-AP Albert Pujols

TA-AR Aramis Ramirez

TA-ARI Alex Rios

TA-AS Alfonso Soriano

TA-BU B.J. Upton

TA-CC Carl Crawford

TA-CH Cole Hamels

TA-CL Carlos Lee

TA-CS Cc Sabathia

TA-CW Chien-Ming Wang

TA-DL Derrek Lee

TA-DO David Ortiz

TA-DY Delmon Young

TA-HR Hanley Ramirez

TA-JF Jeff Franceour

TA-JM Justin Morneau

TA-JP Jake Peavy

TA-JPA Jonathan Papelbon

TA-JS Johan Santana

TA-JU Justin Upton

TA-MH Matt Holiday

TA-MO Magglio Ordonez

TA-MR Mariano Rivera

TA-MT Miguel Tejada

TA-RM Russ Martin

TA-RZ Ryan Zimmerman

TA-SK Scott Kazmir

TA-TH Todd Helton

TA-TH Torii Hunter

TA-TT Troy Tulowitzki

TA-VG Vladimir Guerrero

TA-VW Vernon Wells

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