2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards

2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards

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2014 Topps Turkey Red is back. And, once again, it's an online-only product. Boxes include ten base cards and one autograph.

The 100-card base set will features a variety of players from each team, and two rookie players, Travis d'Arnarud and Xander Bogaerts. Printing Plates are the only parallels.

Each box contains one autograph and the autograph checklist includes 34 cards, with players like Buster Posey, Michael Wacha, and David Ortiz.

Product Configuration: 11 cards per pack/box
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Turkey Red Fans, Autograph Collectors, Online Exclusive Collectors

2104 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Box Break

  • 1 Autograph Card
  • 10 Base Cards
  • 11 Total Cards

Card Gallery:

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2014 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #TRA9 Danny Salazar SER# 133 182
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Jason Castro Printing Plate 1 1 Houston Astros
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Shelby Miller Printing Plate 1 1 Cardinals
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Michael Wacha Auto Autograph 043 299 Cardinals
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Evan Gattis Printing Plate 1 1 Atlanta Braves
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Michael Wacha Auto Autograph 060 299 Cardinals
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #1 Mike Trout Angels
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #78 Derek Jeter Yankees
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Mariano Rivera 2014 Topps TURKEY Red #39 *BGS 9.5 GEM MINT* Yankees (Fut.HoF)
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #TRA1 Matt Davidson 499
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #1 Mike Trout
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #TRA38 Luis Avilan 214
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #4 Craig Kimbrel
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #66 Albert Pujols
$8.00
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #38 Robinson Cano
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YASIEL PUIG 2014 Topps TURKEY Red #76 *BGS 9.5 GEM MINT* DODGERS Phenom 9.5 Card
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Set Checklist

2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Printing Plates (1/1)

1 Mike Trout
2 Patrick Corbin
3 Paul Goldschmidt
4 Craig Kimbrel
5 Chris Davis
6 J.J. Hardy
7 Adam Jones
8 Manny Machado
9 David Ortiz
10 Clay Buchholz
11 Dustin Pedroia
12 Anthony Rizzo
13 Jake Peavy
14 Chris Sale
15 Joey Votto
16 Brandon Phillips
17 Aroldis Chapman
18 Justin Masterson
19 Jason Kipnis
20 Troy Tulowitzki
21 Carlos Gonzalez
22 Miguel Cabrera
23 Max Scherzer
24 Justin Verlander
25 Prince Fielder
26 Eric Hosmer
27 Torii Hunter
28 Jason Castro
29 Salvador Perez
30 Alex Gordon
31 Clayton Kershaw
32 Jose Fernandez
33 Jean Segura
34 Joe Mauer
35 Travis d’Arnaud RC
36 David Wright
37 Matt Harvey
38 Robinson Cano
39 Mariano Rivera
40 Bartolo Colon
41 Cliff Lee
42 Jason Grilli
43 Wil Myers
44 Pedro Alvarez
45 Domonic Brown
46 Yonder Alonso
47 Madison Bumgarner
48 Buster Posey
49 Marco Scutaro
50 Felix Hernandez
51 Hisashi Iwakuma
52 Yadier Molina
53 David Freese
54 Adam Wainwright
55 Allen Craig
56 Matt Carpenter
57 Matt Moore
58 Yu Darvish
59 Cole Hamels
60 Ian Kinsler
61 Jose Bautista
62 Jose Reyes
63 Edwin Encarnacion
64 Bryce Harper
65 Jordan Zimmermann
66 Albert Pujols
67 Josh Hamilton
68 Yoenis Cespedes
69 Evan Gattis
70 Carlos Gomez
71 Jose Altuve
72 Zack Greinke
73 Hyun-Jin Ryu
74 Hanley Ramirez
75 Matt Kemp
76 Yasiel Puig
77 Ryan Braun
78 Derek Jeter
79 Zack Wheeler
80 Andy Pettitte
81 CC Sabathia
82 Stephen Strasburg
83 Roy Halladay
84 Ryan Howard
85 Chase Utley
86 Matt Cain
87 Shelby Miller
88 Pablo Sandoval
89 Justin Upton
90 Jurickson Profar
91 Adrian Beltre
92 Andrew McCutchen
93 Gerrit Cole
94 David Price
95 Evan Longoria
96 Giancarlo Stanton
97 Nick Swisher
98 Xander Bogaerts RC
99 Mat Latos
100 Adrian Gonzalez

Autographs Set Checklist

34 cards. Cards numbered to varying amounts. Print runs noted where known.
1 per box
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/10, Black 1/1

TRA-1 Matt Davidson #/499
TRA-2 Chad Bettis #/699
TRA-3 Onelki Garcia #/699
TRA-4 Matt Magill #/499
TRA-5 Alex Wood #/35
TRA-6 Kevin Gausman #/499
TRA-7 Yan Gomes #/499
TRA-8 Andre Rienzo #/499
TRA-9 Danny Salazar #/182
TRA-10 Chris Owings #/599
TRA-11 Jake Marisnick #/299
TRA-12 Taylor Jordan #/499
TRA-13 Michael Wacha #/299
TRA-15 Steve Delabar #/99
TRA-17 Jonathan Schoop #/474
TRA-18 Zoilo Almonte #/99
TRA-19 Casey Kelly #/81
TRA-20 Jake Odorizzi #/99
TRA-21 Joe Kelly #/253
TRA-22 Nate Eovaldi #/99
TRA-23 Zack Cozart
TRA-24 Anthony Gose #/64
TRA-25 Glen Perkins #/49
TRA-26 Junior Lake #/49
TRA-27 Xander Bogaerts #/49
TRA-28 Yoenis Cespedes
TRA-29 David Freese #/5
TRA-30 Brian McCann #/5
TRA-31 David Price #/5
TRA-33 Buster Posey
TRA-34 David Wright #/5
TRA-35 David Ortiz
TRA-37 Albert Pujols #/5
TRA-38 Luis Avilan #/214

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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Michael Wacha Auto Autograph 043 299 Cardinals
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Michael Wacha Auto Autograph 060 299 Cardinals
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ANDRE RIENZO 2014 Topps TURKEY Red #TRA-8 Auto SP 499 WhiteSox AUTOGRAPH SER #'D
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JOE KELLY 2014 Topps TURKEY RED SP 253 Auto *BGS 9 MINT-Aut10* Cards RedSox AUTO
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2014 Topps TURKEY RED Auto TAYLOR JORDAN SP 499 *BGS 9 MINT-Auto10* Nationals AU
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2014 Chad Bettis Topps Turkey Red Baseball Autograph card 441 699
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Onelki Garcia Dodgers Auto Autograph 203 699
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Casey Kelly Padres Auto Autograph 48 81
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Jake Odorizzi Rays Auto Autograph 87 99
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Jake Marisnick Marlins Auto Autograph 155 299
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KEVIN GAUSMAN 2014 Topps TURKEY RED SP 499 Auto RC *BGS 9-Aut10* Orioles AUTO RC
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JUNIOR LAKE 2014 Topps TURKEY RED Auto SP 49 RC*BGS 9 MINT-Aut 9*Cubs SP AUTO RC
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Autograph Green #TRA020 Jake Odorizzi Tampa Bay Rays 03 10
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2014 TOPPS TURKEY RED GREEN black BORDER RC AUTO 1 10 1 1 TRA-1 MATT DAVIDSON
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Chris Owings 2014 Topps Turkey Red Rookie Autograph Auto 599 Diamondbacks ROY?
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MATT DAVIDSON Auto lot of (2) 2014 Topps Turkey Red #d 499 Autograph
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Product Review

2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Intrigue of an online-only product, base card backs look solid, great for through-the-mail autographs.

Bad: Top autographs near-impossible to get, sticker autographs, bland.

The Bottom Line: The big draw of 2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball is the intrigue of it originating as an online only product. There’s a feeling of exclusivity that comes with it. And while the $20 price tag is necessarily high for a pack that guarantees an autograph, the fact that most of the good ones are extremely tough to find (and that might be an understatement) should significantly lessen expectations. The cards are solid, though they are quite a bit different that past Turkey Red sets.

Staff Rating:
2.6 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.0/5.0

2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball sticks with the old-time motif, which is important given its roots in the tobacco era. However, it’s also very bland. I like the matte finish, but it doesn’t compare with the textured feel Topps has used for it in the past. The dark borders are distinct, but the other design elements are very simplistic. Add in some recycled images and you’ve got something that’s okay but far from spectacular.

The elegance of the backs are my favorite part of the design. The balance of text and white space is nice. There’s also continuity with past designs.

The matte finish is perfect for autographs. Unfortunately, it’s stickers. Little changes from the base design other than the numbering and a little autograph note.

Checklist: 2.5/5.0

At 100 cards, the base set is about where I think it should be. While not big, it covers baseball’s big names. As an online-exclusive, it’s doubtful many collectors are going to want to splurge on a ton of boxes. So this keeps the base set challenging while still being attainable.

Where things fall apart is with the autographs. The checklist has very few main-attraction players to begin with. And besides maybe Michael Wacha, all are extremely short printed, especially when you place them alongside the more common cards. While it’d be unfair to expect superstars at every turn for a product at this price, I think 2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball would actually be stronger without base autographs that are numbered to 5 while others have as many as 699.

Value: 2.0/5.0

The initial $20 asking price for a single-pack box doesn’t seem unreasonable. However, when you take into account that you’re about 99.9% certain of getting an autograph from a player who will likely make little to no impact in the game, it seems a lot more pricey. The base cards are moderately limited, which helps a little but they don't carry much pizzazz to them.

It would have been nice if there was something a little extra, similar to the mini parallels that Turkey Red Football has used. Or possibly an insert of some sort other than Printing Plates. Really anything to take the heat of the autographs, because that’s where the majority of the value in this product lies.

The Fun Factor: 3.0/5.0

The simplicity of 2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball’s configuration is refreshing. The exclusivity is intriguing. However, the end result is plain and the lack of quality autographs is frustrating.

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2014 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #TRA9 Danny Salazar SER# 133 182
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Jason Castro Printing Plate 1 1 Houston Astros
$35.00
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Shelby Miller Printing Plate 1 1 Cardinals
$70.00
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Michael Wacha Auto Autograph 043 299 Cardinals
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Evan Gattis Printing Plate 1 1 Atlanta Braves
$70.00
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Michael Wacha Auto Autograph 060 299 Cardinals
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #1 Mike Trout Angels
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #78 Derek Jeter Yankees
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Mariano Rivera 2014 Topps TURKEY Red #39 *BGS 9.5 GEM MINT* Yankees (Fut.HoF)
$29.95
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #TRA1 Matt Davidson 499
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #1 Mike Trout
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2014 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #TRA38 Luis Avilan 214
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #4 Craig Kimbrel
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #66 Albert Pujols
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2014 Topps Turkey Red #38 Robinson Cano
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YASIEL PUIG 2014 Topps TURKEY Red #76 *BGS 9.5 GEM MINT* DODGERS Phenom 9.5 Card
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 Image 2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2014-03-05T11:16:48+00:00 rating 2.6 out of 5

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

User Reviews

  1. Is this a worthy speculator target?

    Or another 2013 Heritage update bullocks?

  2. Checklist looks like a less than impressive lineup.

  3. why do the rookies not have the “RC” tag on them?

  4. emeekins » d’Arnaud and Bogaerts are the only rookies in the set, I believe (I haven’t scoured it all top to bottom) and both are noted.

  5. Just pulled a Zoilo Almonte black border 1/1 auto, can’t find any info on these.

  6. Utterly boring modern take on the design. It looks like Topps did the minimum amount possible to ensure the product will completely sell out. My full review is on my website: http://14kphillies.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/2014-topps-turkey-red-bringing-new-meaning-to-turkey/

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