2008 Topps Moments & Milestones

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Description

2008 Topps Moments & Milestones is a 189-card set, released exclusively to Hobby outlets, in April, 2007. The set consists of 144 veteran and retired players and 45 cards of 15 different rookies.

The set follows the same "mirrored" structure of the previous year's product. Each of the 144 veterans has multiple variations based on the player's statistical accomplishments. For example, Alex Rodriguez's card #1 has 518 different variations, one for each home run he had hit coming into the 2008 season. Like a mirror, each of the 518 cards is identical to each other, with the exception of a large numeral on the front side of the card. Each individual card is serial-numbered to 150 copies, but when all the different variations of each card are factored in, the production runs are much higher -- there are a total of 77,700 copies of the aforementioned card #1.

The final 45 cards make up a rookie subset. 15 selected 2008 rookies appear on three different cards, each serial-numbered to 150 copies. Unlike the veterans, the three cards of each player are sequentially-numbered separately (i.e. Jay Bruce's three cards are sequentially-numbered #145, #146, and #147 in the set) and there is only one version of each card.

Including all base set variations, a "Master Set" consists of 12,569 cards. However, a set is considered complete with only one variation of each card.

Each 18-pack box should yield two autographs, and each six-card pack contains a serial-numbered parallel.

Distribution

18 packs per box, six cards per pack. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 189* 150 5:1
Black 189* 25 one-per-pack
Blue 189* 10 ?
Red 189* one-of-one 1:26
Printing Plates 189 four-for-each ?
Rookie Autographs 20 - #
Rookie Autographs Black 20 25 #
Rookie Autographs Blue 20 10 #
Rookie Autographs Red 20 one-of-one #
Rookie Autographs Printing Plates 20 four-for-each #
Milestone Autographs 34 - #
Milestone Autographs Black 34 25 #
Milestone Autographs Blue 34 10 #
Milestone Autographs Red 34 one-of-one #
Milestone Autographs Printing Plates 34 four-for-each #
Alex Rodriguez 500 HR Wall Relic 1 - ?
Alex Rodriguez 500 HR Wall Relic Black 1 99 ?
Alex Rodriguez 500 HR Wall Relic Blue 1 25 ?
Alex Rodriguez 500 HR Wall Relic Red 1 one-of-one ?

* Including all variations, the complete number of unique base cards is 12,569. # Stated odds of finding an autograph (of any variety): 1:9 packs.

Checklist

Base Set

  • 1 Alex Rodriguez 518 HR
  • 2 Alex Rodriguez 54
  • 3 Frank Thomas 513 HR
  • 4 Mickey Mantle 18
  • 5 Mickey Mantle 30
  • 6 Mickey Mantle 89
  • 7 Mickey Mantle 20
  • 8 Greg Maddux 347
  • 9 Troy Tulowitzki 99
  • 10 Hunter Pence 147
  • 11 Hunter Pence 17
  • 12 Albert Pujols 129
  • 13 Albert Pujols 195
  • 14 Albert Pujols 41
  • 15 Albert Pujols 97
  • 16 David Ortiz 11
  • 17 David Ortiz 52
  • 18 David Wright 30
  • 19 David Wright 34
  • 20 Aaron Hill 47
  • 21 Eric Byrnes 50
  • 22 Dmitri Young 13
  • 23 Garret Anderson 22
  • 24 Jimmy Rollins 20
  • 25 Jimmy Rollins 30
  • 26 Joba Chamberlain 34
  • 27 Magglio Ordonez 54
  • 28 Ryan Howard 149
  • 29 Ryan Howard 25
  • 30 Ryan Howard 128
  • 31 Ryan Howard 23
  • 32 Trevor Hoffman 524
  • 33 Ken Griffey, Jr. 147
  • 34 Travis Hafner 100
  • 35 Joe Mauer 13
  • 36 Daisuke Matsuzaka 1
  • 37 Daisuke Matsuzaka 15
  • 38 Curtis Granderson 23
  • 39 Curtis Granderson 26
  • 40 Curtis Granderson 23
  • 41 Curtis Granderson 38
  • 42 Alex Gordon 15
  • 43 Aramis Ramirez 92
  • 44 Jonathan Papelbon 75
  • 45 B.J. Upton 25
  • 46 C.C. Sabathia 19
  • 47 Carl Crawford 50
  • 48 Jason Bay 24
  • 49 Carlos Beltran 22
  • 50 Carlos Guillen 21
  • 51 C.C. Sabathia 209
  • 52 Gary Sheffield 480
  • 53 Chris Young 32
  • 54 Dontrelle Willis 22
  • 55 Dustin Pedroia 50
  • 56 Alfonso Soriano 170
  • 57 Derek Jeter 214
  • 58 Chase Utley 15
  • 59 Chase Utley 32
  • 60 Chase Utley 75
  • 61 Chase Utley 25
  • 62 Ichiro Suzuki 1
  • 63 Ichiro Suzuki 238
  • 64 Jorge Posada 20
  • 65 Jorge Posada 40
  • 66 Jose Reyes 78
  • 67 Miguel Tejada 27
  • 68 Miguel Tejada 50
  • 69 Nick Swisher 24
  • 70 Robinson Cano 78
  • 71 Roy Halladay 22
  • 72 Ryan Zimmerman 24
  • 73 Scott Rolen 21
  • 74 Tim Lincecum 150
  • 75 Vernon Wells 49
  • 76 Roger Clemens 24
  • 77 Roger Clemens 20
  • 78 Roger Clemens 18
  • 79 Roger Clemens 21
  • 80 Roger Clemens 20
  • 81 Roger Clemens 21
  • 82 Roger Clemens 18
  • 83 Michael Young 24
  • 84 John Smoltz 207
  • 85 Jim Thome 507
  • 86 Johan Santana 20
  • 87 Johan Santana 245
  • 88 Jack Cust 18
  • 89 Jack Cust 26
  • 90 Jake Peavy 19
  • 91 Hanley Ramirez 51
  • 92 Hanley Ramirez 125
  • 93 Hideki Okajima 27
  • 94 Grady Sizemore 24
  • 95 Erik Bedard 221
  • 96 Derrek Lee 15
  • 97 Derrek Lee 50
  • 98 Delmon Young 13
  • 99 Delmon Young 26
  • 100 Cole Hamels 15
  • 101 Brad Hawpe 150
  • 102 Mike Lowell 120
  • 103 Placido Polanco 200
  • 104 Nick Swisher 100
  • 105 Adrian Gonzalez 46
  • 106 Adrian Gonzalez 100
  • 107 Scott Kazmir 239
  • 108 Freddy Sanchez 200
  • 109 Jeremy Guthrie 123
  • 110 Chipper Jones 45
  • 111 Chris Carpenter 21
  • 112 Andy Pettitte 201
  • 113 Andruw Jones 24
  • 114 Bobby Abreu 41
  • 115 Eric Chavez 31
  • 116 Eric Chavez 34
  • 117 Josh Hamilton 47
  • 118 Manny Ramirez 174
  • 119 Manny Ramirez 100
  • 120 Mariano Rivera 50
  • 121 Kelly Johnson 26
  • 122 Jeff Kent 125
  • 123 Mark Teixeira 194
  • 124 Matt Holliday 50
  • 125 Matt Holliday 216
  • 126 Huston Street 23
  • 127 Carlos Lee 41
  • 128 Brian Bannister 12
  • 129 Carlos Pena 46
  • 130 Brian McCann 24
  • 131 Prince Fielder 50
  • 132 Randy Johnson 19
  • 133 Russell Martin 21
  • 134 Ryan Braun 26
  • 135 Vladimir Guerrero 125
  • 136 Vladimir Guerrero 17
  • 137 Tom Glavine 303
  • 138 Miguel Cabrera 116
  • 139 Miguel Cabrera 195
  • 140 Miguel Cabrera 50
  • 141 Pedro Martinez 313
  • 142 Daisuke Matsuzaka 201
  • 143 Garrett Atkins 25
  • 144 Brian Roberts 50

Rookie Subset

NOTE: Unlike the rest of the set, only one version of each card exists; however, there are three separate cards of each player. Each card is serial-numbered to 150 copies.

  • 145 Joey Votto
  • 146 Joey Votto
  • 147 Joey Votto
  • 148 Luke Hochevar
  • 149 Luke Hochevar
  • 150 Luke Hochevar
  • 151 Clay Buchholz
  • 152 Clay Buchholz
  • 153 Clay Buchholz
  • 154 Billy Buckner
  • 155 Billy Buckner
  • 156 Billy Buckner
  • 157 Jeff Clement
  • 158 Jeff Clement
  • 159 Jeff Clement
  • 160 Radhames Liz
  • 161 Radhames Liz
  • 162 Radhames Liz
  • 163 Bronson Sardinha
  • 164 Bronson Sardinha
  • 165 Bronson Sardinha
  • 166 Seth Smith
  • 167 Seth Smith
  • 168 Seth Smith
  • 169 Chris Seddon
  • 170 Chris Seddon
  • 171 Chris Seddon
  • 172 Wladimir Balentien
  • 173 Wladimir Balentien
  • 174 Wladimir Balentien
  • 175 Josh Banks
  • 176 Josh Banks
  • 177 Josh Banks
  • 178 Ross Detwiler
  • 179 Ross Detwiler
  • 180 Ross Detwiler
  • 181 Felipe Paulino
  • 182 Felipe Paulino
  • 183 Felipe Paulino
  • 184 Troy Patton
  • 185 Troy Patton
  • 186 Troy Patton
  • 187 Brandon Jones
  • 188 Brandon Jones
  • 189 Brandon Jones

Parallels

With the exception of the Printing Plates, all 189 base cards and their numerous variations are available in the following parallels. Only one set of four Printing Plates were issued for each of the 189 base cards.

  • Black (serial-numbered to 25, one-per-pack)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 10)
  • Red (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (four-for-each)

NOTE: On the original sell-sheet the Black parallels were to have been serial-numbered to 33 copies. Some Blacks with serial numbers above 25 did make their way into packs. At least one Albert Pujols Black card serial-numbered "32/25" is known to exist.

Autographs & Game-Used

NOTE: All autographs in this product are on stickers.

Rookie Autographs

Each of the Rookie Autographs is also available in the following parallels.

  • Black (serial-numbered to 25)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 10)
  • Red (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (four-for-each)

  • AG Armando Galarraga
  • BJ Brandon Jones
  • CB Clay Buchholz
  • CH Chin-Lung Hu
  • DB Daric Barton
  • FP Felipe Paulino
  • JA Josh Anderson
  • JK Joe Koshansky
  • JM Jonathan Meloan
  • JR Justin Ruggiano
  • JT J.R. Towles
  • LB Lance Broadway
  • NM Nyjer Morgan
  • RJ Rob Johnson
  • RO Ross Ohlendorf
  • RT Rich Thompson
  • SF Sam Fuld
  • SP Steve Pearce
  • WB Wladimir Balentien
  • JMM Jose Morales

Milestone Autographs

Each of the Milestone Autographs is also available in the following parallels.

  • Black (serial-numbered to 25)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 10)
  • Red (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (four-for-each)

  • AC Asdrubal Cabrera
  • AK Austin Kearns
  • AL Adam Lind
  • AR Alex Rodriguez
  • AS Alfonso Soriano
  • BC Bobby Crosby
  • BH Brad Hawpe
  • BP Brandon Phillips
  • BR B.J. Ryan
  • CC Carl Crawford
  • CM Cameron Maybin
  • CP Carlos Pena
  • CR Carlos Ruiz
  • DH Dan Haren
  • DW David Wright
  • FC Fausto Carmona
  • FS Freddy Sanchez
  • GS Gary Sheffield
  • HR Hanley Ramirez
  • JC Jack Cust
  • JD Jermaine Dye
  • JH Josh Hamilton
  • JP Jorge Posada
  • JR Jose Reyes
  • LM Lastings Milledge
  • MC Melky Cabrera
  • MH Matt Holliday
  • MT Miguel Tejada
  • RB Ryan Braun
  • RC Robinson Cano
  • RG Ryan Garko
  • RH Rich Harden
  • RM Russell Martin
  • TG Tom Gorzelanny
  • TH Tim Hudson
  • TJ Todd Jones
  • ZG Zack Greinke
  • JDA Johnny Damon
  • MCA Matt Cain
  • MIC Miguel Cabrera
  • RHI Rich Hill
  • RJH Ryan Howard

Alex Rodriguez 500 HR Wall Relic

To commemorate Alex Rodriguez's 500th career home run, Topps issued a card with a piece of a stadium's outfield wall on the front. Unfortunately, the card does not mention anywhere, on either side, from what stadium the wall was taken from.

Each of the Alex Rodriguez 500 HR Wall Relics is available in the following parallels.

  • Black (serial-numbered to 99)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 25)
  • Red (one-of-one)

  • AR Alex Rodriguez