2011 Topps Finest BaseballBrand: Topps Finest
Although the Finest brand is one of the hobby's most celebrated, it has become somewhat lost in the shuffle in recent years. However, it looks as though a little tinkering with the format might bring it back to prominence. Besides the traditional Skittles mix of colorful refractors, the focus for the hobby-exclusive 2011 Topps Finest Baseball is on-card autographed rookie cards. The base set checklist boasts 19 rookie signers, all sticker-free. It also appears that the surprise redemption cards from year's past are gone. This renewed focus freshens the line up while sticking true to its roots.
Release Date: August, 2011
Box Configuration: 12 packs (two six-pack mini boxes)
Box Price: $95-110
Product Type: Premium Baseball
Geared Toward: Rookie Card Collectors, Player Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Refractor Fans
- One serial-numbered rookie on-card autograph.
- One serial-numbered autograph rookie dual relic card.
- Two inserts (Finest Moments, Finest Freshmen, Finest Foundations).
- Six serial-numbered Refractor parallels.
- 100-card base set.
- Base Set Refractor Parallels: Refractors, X-Fractor (/299), Green (/199), Orange (/99), Gold (/50), Red (/25), Die Cut Mosiac (/10), Purple (/5), Framed Printing Plates, Super-Fractor (/1), Canary Diamond (/1).
- On-Card Autographed Rookie Card Parallels: Refractors, X-Fractors (/299), Green (/199), Orange (/99), Gold (/59), Red (/25), Die-Cut Mosiac (/10), Purple (/5), Printing Plates, Super-Fractors (/1).
- Autographed Rookie Dual Relic Card Parallels: Refractors, Green (/149), Orange (/99), Gold (/59), Red (/25), Die-Cut Mosiac (/10), Purple (/5), Printing Plates, Super-Fractor (/1).
- Jumbo Patch Cards: 36 rookies are highlighted on multi-colored over-sized patches.
- Jumbo Patch Card Parallels: Orange (/10), Purple (/5), Super-Fractor (/1).
- Finest Moment Autograph Relic Cards: Eighteen veterans and their specific achievements are highlighted. Refractor, Orange (/20), Purple (/5) and Super-Fractor (/1) parallels bring more color to the chase.
- 60th Anniversary Autographs: Three more players are added to the cross-set signature series. Each card is limited to 60 copies and carries and birthday message for Topps.
- Finest-Themed Insert Cards: Inserted one per mini-box, these inserts fall under the following themes: Finest Freshmen (17 rookies), Finest Foundations (15 superstars) and Finest Moments (18 defining moments from current players). All have Orange and Purple Refractor parallels.
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