2010 Finest

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2010 Topps Finest hobby box

Description

The 2010 edition of Topps' Finest Baseball was released, exclusive to Hobby outlets, in late-March 2010. Finest’s base set is comprised of 165 cards (125 veterans, 25 rookies and 15 Autographed Letter Patch Rookies).

New for 2010 are one-of-one signed on-patch In the Name X-Fractor Rookie Book Cards.

Also back are Finest Moments autographs, a 20-card checklist that includes key players during key moments in the 2009 season. These will be found with Red Refractors (25) and new Purple Refractors (1/1s).

Distribution

As has been the case since 2002, Finest will be distributed in six-pack, five-card, "mini-boxes," with two mini-boxes per master box. Each mini-box will deliver one serial-numbered signed-on-patch Rookie Card and five serial-numbered Refractor parallels. Every master box will yield one 2010 Rookie Card redemption.

Each mini-box has an MSRP of $50.

Even though it explicitly says on the wrapper of each pack, "not for resale", some dealers will sale individual packs for roughly 1/6th the cost of a mini-box.

Reviews

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Insertion Ratio Matrix

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds per Mini-Box
Base 165 - ?
short-set 150 - ?
Autographed Rookie Letter Patches 15 varies 1:2
Refractor 150 599 two-per-box
Blue Refractor 150 299 one-per-box
Green Refracor 150 99 1:3
Gold Refractor 150 50 1:4
Red Refractor 150 25 1:8
Purple Refractor 150 One-of-One 1:200
Framed Printing Plates 150 four-for-each 1:50
Rookie Logo Patches 25 50 1:26
Rookie Logo Patches Purple Refractor 25 one-of-one 1:1197
Autographed Letter Patch Rookie Refractors 15 75 1:4
Autographed Letter Patch Rookie Blue Refractors 15 25 1:13
Autographed Letter Patch Rookie Gold Refractors 15 10 1:32
Autographed Letter Patch Rookie Red Refractors 15 5 1:60
Autographed Letter Patch Rookie Purple Refractors 15 One-of-One 1:302
In the Name X-Fractor Autographs 15 one-of-one 1:2139
Rookie Redemptions 10 - 1:2
Rookie Redemptions Blue Refractor 10 199 1:15
Rookie Redemptions Gold Refractor 10 50 1:60
Moments Autographs 18 - varies
Moments Autographs Red Refractor 18 25 1:67
Moments Autographs Purple Refractor 18 one-of-one 1:1662

Checklist

Base Set

Prototype of 2010 Topps Finest #7 Albert Pujols.

1 Tim Lincecum

2 Evan Longoria

3 Alex Rodriguez

4 Ryan Braun

5 Grady Sizemore

6 David Wright

7 Albert Pujols

8 Derrek Lee

9 Ichiro

10 Justin Morneau

11 Johan Santana

12 Matt Kemp

13 Daisuke Matsuzaka

14 Derek Jeter

15 Mark Buehrle

16 Chipper Jones

17 Prince Fielder

18 Ryan Howard

19 Vladimir Guerrero

20 Alexei Ramirez

21 Joba Chamberlain

22 Russell Martin

23 CC Sabathia

24 Adam Dunn

25 Jose Reyes

26 Michael Young

27 Joe Mauer

28 Mark Teixeira

29 Jason Bartlett

30 Johnny Damon

31 Miguel Cabrera

32 Adam Wainwright

33 Brandon Webb

34 Carlos Pena

35 Jorge Posada

36 Pablo Sandoval

37 Manny Ramirez

38 Robinson Cano

39 Nick Markakis

40 Justin Upton

41 Adrian Gonzalez

42 Ian Kinsler

43 Ryan Zimmerman

44 Mark Reynolds

45 Raul Ibanez

46 Jason Bay

47 Kendry Morales

48 Todd Helton

49 Dan Uggla

50 Adam Lind

51 Victor Martinez

52 Mariano Rivera

53 Chase Utley

54 Kevin Youkilis

55 Carlos Lee

56 Josh Hamilton

57 Brad Hawpe

58 Brandon Inge

59 Bobby Abreu

60 Nelson Cruz

61 James Loney

62 Jason Kubel

63 Russell Branyan

64 Curtis Granderson

65 Ken Griffey, Jr.

66 Troy Tulowitzki

67 Jermaine Dye

68 Paul Konerko

69 Josh Johnson

70 David Ortiz

71 Hideki Matsui

72 Dustin Pedroia

73 Jon Lester UER (mispelled "John")

74 Joey Votto

75 Josh Beckett

76 Billy Butler

77 David DeJesus

78 Nick Swisher

79 Brian Roberts

80 Felix Hernandez

81 J.A. Happ

82 Marco Scutaro

83 Hanley Ramirez

84 Lance Berkman

85 Dan Haren

86 Yunel Escobar

87 Justin Verlander

88 Carlos Beltran

89 Shane Victorino

90 Carl Crawford

91 Adam Jones

92 Jason Marquis

93 Everth Cabrera

94 B.J. Upton

95 Ted Lilly

96 Ubaldo Jimenez

97 Aaron Hill

98 Kousuke Fukudome

99 Jorge Cantu

100 Jose Lopez

101 Rick Porcello

102 Matt Cain

103 Chone Figgins

104 Tommy Hanson

105 Jacoby Ellsbury

106 Clayton Kershaw

107 Miguel Tejada

108 Yovani Gallardo

109 Andrew McCutchen

110 Felipe Lopez

111 Asdrubal Cabrera

112 Roy Halladay

113 Hunter Pence

114 Gordon Beckham

115 Cole Hamels

116 Brian McCann

117 Michael Cuddyer

118 Cliff Lee

119 Roy Oswalt

120 A.J. Pierzynski

121 Jayson Werth

122 Mike Lowell

123 John Lannan

124 Luis Castillo

125 Andy Pettitte

126 Neil Walker (RC)

127 Brad Kilby RC

128 Chris Johnson RC

129 Tommy Manzella (RC)

130 Sergio Escalona (RC)

131 Chris Pettit RC

132 Kevin Richardson (RC)

133 Armando Gabino RC

134 Reid Gorecki (RC)

135 Justin Turner RC

136 Adam Moore RC

137 Kyle Phillips RC

138 John Hester RC

139 Dusty Hughes RC

140 Waldis Joaquin RC

141 Jeff Manship (RC)

142 Dan Runzler RC

143 Pedro Viola RC

144 Craig Gentry RC

145 Brent Dlugach (RC)

146 Esmil Rogers RC

147 Josh Butler RC

148 Dustin Richardson RC

149 Matt Carson (RC)

150 Henry Rodriguez RC


Autographed Rookie Letter Patch

Prototype of 2010 Topps Finest #162 Buster Posey, as seen on the Finest sell-sheet. The actual Posey letter patch is made to look like a Giants' away jersey.

NOTE: All cards feature a manufactured (not game-used) letter patch that is made to appear as if it came from the back of the player's home uniform. There are multiple patches for each player, and when all are collected spell out either the player's last name or team name, listed below. All autographs are on-patch and are serial-numbered to various scarcities, also listed below.

For players with more than one of the same letter in their last name, then multiple letters (with corresponding serial numbers) were produced. For example: Card #159 has three different "C" patches, all serial-numbered to 106 copies.

Because the Boston Red Sox do not place player names on the back of their home jerseys, all of Dustin Richardson's letter-patches spell out "RED SOX." Like the Red Sox, the San Francisco Giants have player names on their road jerseys only, and the letter-patches of Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, and Dan Runzler (who all play for the Giants) are made to look like an away jersey.

152 Tyler Colvin C RC 217

152 Tyler Colvin O RC 217

152 Tyler Colvin L RC 217

152 Tyler Colvin V RC 217

152 Tyler Colvin I RC 217

152 Tyler Colvin N RC 217

153 Daniel Hudson H RC 217

153 Daniel Hudson U RC 217

153 Daniel Hudson D RC 217

153 Daniel Hudson S RC 217

153 Daniel Hudson O RC 217

153 Daniel Hudson N RC 217

154 Juan Francisco F RC 106

154 Juan Francisco R RC 106

154 Juan Francisco A RC 106

154 Juan Francisco N RC 106

154 Juan Francisco C RC 106

154 Juan Francisco I RC 106

154 Juan Francisco S RC 106

154 Juan Francisco C RC 106

154 Juan Francisco O RC 106

155 Drew Stubbs S RC 217

155 Drew Stubbs T RC 217

155 Drew Stubbs U RC 217

155 Drew Stubbs B RC 217

155 Drew Stubbs B RC 217

155 Drew Stubbs S RC 217

156 Michael Brantley B RC 134

156 Michael Brantley R RC 134

156 Michael Brantley A RC 134

156 Michael Brantley N RC 134

156 Michael Brantley T RC 134

156 Michael Brantley L RC 134

156 Michael Brantley E RC 134

156 Michael Brantley Y RC 134

157 Tobi Stoner S RC 217

157 Tobi Stoner T RC 217

157 Tobi Stoner O RC 217

157 Tobi Stoner N RC 217

157 Tobi Stoner E RC 217

157 Tobi Stoner R RC 217

158 Josh Thole T RC 284

158 Josh Thole H RC 284

158 Josh Thole O RC 284

158 Josh Thole L RC 284

158 Josh Thole E RC 284

159 Daniel McCutchen M RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen c RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen C RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen U RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen T RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen C RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen H RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen E RC 106

159 Daniel McCutchen N RC 106

160 Eric Hacker H RC 217

160 Eric Hacker A RC 217

160 Eric Hacker C RC 217

160 Eric Hacker K RC 217

160 Eric Hacker E RC 217

160 Eric Hacker R RC 217

161 Madison Bumgarner B RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner U RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner M RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner G RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner A RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner R RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner N RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner E RC 106

161 Madison Bumgarner R RC 106

162 Buster Posey P RC 284

162 Buster Posey O RC 284

162 Buster Posey S RC 284

162 Buster Posey E RC 284

162 Buster Posey Y RC 284

163 Dan Runzler R 170

163 Dan Runzler U 170

163 Dan Runzler N 170

163 Dan Runzler Z 170

163 Dan Runzler L 170

163 Dan Runzler E 170

163 Dan Runzler R 170

164 Ian Desmond D (RC) 170

164 Ian Desmond E (RC) 170

164 Ian Desmond S (RC) 170

164 Ian Desmond M (RC) 170

164 Ian Desmond O (RC) 170

164 Ian Desmond N (RC) 170

164 Ian Desmond D (RC) 170

165 Dustin Richardson R 217

165 Dustin Richardson E 217

165 Dustin Richardson D 217

165 Dustin Richardson S 217

165 Dustin Richardson O 217

165 Dustin Richardson X 217


Parallels

Each of the first 150 base cards available in the following Refractors:

  • Refractor (Numbered to 699)
  • Blue (Numbered to 399)
  • Green (Numbered to 99)
  • Gold (Numbered to 50)
  • Red (Numbered to 25)
  • Purple (One of One)
  • Framed Printing Plates (four of each)

Rookie Logo Patch

Rookie Logo Patch is a de facto parallel of the 25 non-autographed Rookie Cards (Cards #126-#150), featuring a manufactured patch done in the style of MLB's "Rookie Card" icon. Each card is serial-numbered to 50 copies with a one-of-one Purple Refractor also available.

126 Neil Walker

127 Brad Kilby

128 Chris Johnson

129 Tommy Manzella

130 Sergio Escalona

131 Chris Pettit

132 Kevin Richardson

133 Armando Gabino

134 Reid Gorecki

135 Justin Turner

136 Adam Moore

137 Kyle Phillips

138 John Hester

139 Dusty Hughes

140 Waldis Joaquin

141 Jeff Manship

142 Dan Runzler

143 Pedro Viola

144 Craig Gentry

145 Brent Dlugach

146 Esmil Rogers

147 Josh Butler

148 Dustin Richardson

149 Matt Carson

150 Henry Rodriguez


Autographed Letter Patch Rookie Refractors

Each of the 15 Autographed Rookie Letter Patches are available in the following Refractors:

  • Refractor (Numbered to 75 per letter)
  • Blue Refractor (Numbered to 25 per letter)
  • Gold Refractor (Numbered to 10 per letter)
  • Red Refractor (Numbered to 5 per letter)
  • Purple Refractor (One of One per letter)

In the Name X-Fractor Autographs

Each of the 15 Autographed Rookie Letter Patches (Cards #151-#165) are available as an In the Name X-Fractor Autograph. Each card features all possible manufactured letter patches spelled out, and folded into a "book" with all letters individually autographed. Each book is a one-of-one.

151 Brandon Allen

152 Tyler Colvin

153 Daniel Hudson

154 Juan Francisco

155 Drew Stubbs

156 Michael Brantley

157 Tobi Stoner

158 Josh Thole

159 Daniel McCutchen

160 Eric Hacker

161 Madison Bumgarner

162 Buster Posey

163 Dan Runzler

164 Ian Desmond

165 Dustin Richardson


Inserts

Rookie Card Redemptions

As had been the case the last few years, Topps randomly inserted into packs redemption cards good for a "rookie" of a player to be named later that would be announced over the course of the 2010 season. Despite featuring the standardized "RC" icon, none of these cards are considered "true" rookie cards.

Each is available in the following Refractor parallels:

  • Blue (numbered to 199)
  • Gold (numbered to 50)

FFR-1 Jason Heyward

FFR-1a Jason Heyward AU

FFR-2 Ike Davis

FFR-3 Starlin Castro

FFR-4 Mike Leake

FFR-5 Mike Stanton (Giancarlo)

FFR-6 Stephen Strasburg

FFR-7 Andrew Cashner AU

FFR-8 Dayan Viciedo

FFR-9 Domonic Brown

FFR-10 Ryan Kalish


NOTE: 10% of all Jason Heyward and 100% of all Andrew Cashner Rookie Card Redemptions featured an on-card autograph.

Manufactured Relics

MLB Logoman Patch

See 2010 Topps Manufactured MLB Logoman Patch

Autographs and Game Used

Moments Autographs

2010 Finest Moments Autograph #FMA-RH Ryan Howard

Each Moments Autograph is available in the following Refractor parallels:

  • Red (numbered to 25)
  • Purple (one-of-one)

The odds of finding a specific Moments Autograph are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:10/mini boxes.
  • Group B: 1:58/mini boxes.

FMA-AE Andre Ethier A

FMA-AH Aaron Hill A

FMA-CF Chone Figgins A

FMA-CJ Chipper Jones B

FMA-CK Clayton Kershaw A

FMA-DP Dustin Pedroia A

FMA-DW David Wright B

FMA-JF Jeff Francoeur A

FMA-JM Justin Morneau B

FMA-JS Joe Saunders A

FMA-MS Max Scherzer A

FMA-PF Prince Fielder B

FMA-RC Robinson Cano A

FMA-RH Ryan Howard B

FMA-RP Rick Porcello B

FMA-UJ Ubaldo Jimenez A

FMA-YG Yovani Gallardo A

FMA-ZG Zack Greinke B