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Offering a final look at the season, 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball focuses largely on rookies and roster moves. Aimed at set builders, many of the inserts carry on from the season’s previous two flagship sets.
Led by a host of short print variations, tons of inserts and a David Freese rookie card, 2009 Topps Baseball shows an increased focus on photography. The 660-card set split evenly between two series. Many of the inserts focus on retired greats and Hall of Famers.
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball lets the prospects shine — literally. As collectors have come to expect with the Bowman brand, much of the focus is placed on up-and-coming prospects. Every box comes with two Refractor autographs and one autographed Refractor relic from baseball’s rising stars.
1990 Leaf Baseball reintroduced the brand as a premium release. With a strong rookie crop that includes Frank Thomas, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker, 1990 Leaf Baseball is one of the decade’s most popular sets.
Back for its seventh year, 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball promises to bring another eclectic mix of baseball stars, quirky champions and other surprises. This year, collectors can look forward to legends, sea monkeys, Biblical heroes and one of the strongest autograph checklists in years.
A landmark release, 1993 Topps Finest Baseball laid the groundwork for Topps Chrome, Bowman Chrome and all the other chromium releases in the hobby. It is also the first set to have Refractor parallels.
Led by the iconic Mark McGwire USA rookie and some of the first readily available cards of Roger Clemens and Kirby Puckett, 1985 Topps Baseball remains one of the decades best sets.
1984 Topps Traded Baseball was one of the most coveted releases of the 1980s thanks to the company’s first card of Dwight Gooden. While the pitcher’s career faded fast, the set still boasts other rookies like Bret Saberhagen and Mark Langston.
Maintaining a similar design from the previous year, 1984 Topps Baseball is one of the more attractive sets of the decade. The checklist is led by the rookie of long-time hobby favorite Don Mattingly.
Although it doesn’t carry the same popularity as it once did, 1983 Topps Traded Baseball remains one of the most recognizable sets of the 1980s. The first cards of Darryl Strawberry and Julio Franco are the best in the set.
Boasting one of the decade’s most iconic cards in Cal Ripken Jr, 1982 Topps Traded Baseball marks the second straight year of the late-season box set.
Boasting a 792-card checklist for the first time, 1982 Topps Baseball is most notable for the Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card. Other rookies include Lee Smith, Dave Stewart and Kent Hrbek.
One of the earliest Canadian-issued sets to include only baseball players, 1912 C46 Baseball stands out for its somewhat intricate design elements. International League players are showcased on the 90-card checklist.
1981 Topps Traded Baseball launched a big change in the hobby. The first late-season box set, it captures key players on their new teams and gives rookies their first solo cards.
Running about a dollar a pack, 2012 Triple Play Baseball offers a broad mix of interactive and informative cards. Intended for collectors of all ages, base cards come with cartoon-style artwork instead of traditional photography.
1981 Topps Baseball is highlighted by its distinct baseball cap design. While there aren’t any Hall of Fame rookies, fan favorites Tim Raines, Fernando Valenzuela and Harold Baines have their first card in the set.
Aimed largely at hit seekers and fans of classic cards, 2012 Leaf Best of Baseball is highlighted by a graded or slabbed buyback in every single-pack box. Boxes also come with either an exclusive autograph or sketch card.
Led by a clean design and the iconic Rickey Henderson rookie, 1980 Topps Baseball rings in a new decade with a solid 726-card set. While there aren’t any other top tier rookies, the checklist highlights the top stars of the time.
Driven by the first Mike Trout MLB autograph, 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball sees the familiar year-end return of rookies and emerging stars. The slightly revamped checklist makes room for 35 World Baseball Classic cards.
2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball has one of the strongest autograph lineups in recent history. Key signers include Michael (Giancarlo) Stanton, Buster Posey and Jesus Montero. As usual, Refractors remain popular as well.