2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball
2010 Topps National Chicle breathes new life into the National Chicle baseball card dynasty. National Chicle was first distributed in 1934 under the names Diamond Kings and Batter Up. This little known vintage set featured a wealth of eclectic, great looking cards and was produced until 1937. Topps' reincarnation of the long retired brand features an an all-painted series that is based on the original Chicle design.
Release Date: Week of April 26, 2009
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack / 24 packs per box / 12 boxes per case
Every 2010 Topps National Chicle Hobby Box contains:
- 2 Autograph Cards Per Box
- 1 Relic Card Per Box
- Cabinet Card Box Loader
BASE CARDS (ALL PAINTED SERIES)
330 Veterans, Rookies and Retired players are portrayed on painted cards.
Fifty-five of these diamond stars will be short-printed and inserted 1:4 packs.
RELIC CARDS (1 PER BOX)
NATIONAL CHICLE RELICS: 40 rookies, veterans and retired greats are spotlighted with a piece of personal memorabilia.
PARALLELED AS FOLLOWS:
• TOPPS UMBRELLA RED BACK: All are hobby exclusive 1/1's.
• TOPPS UMBRELLA BLACK BACK: Numbered to 25.
• BAZOOKA BACK: Numbered to 99.
• NATIONAL CHICLE BACK: Numbered to 199.
ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHED CARDS (2 PER BOX)
ALL AUTOGRAPHS ARE SIGNED ON-CARD NATIONAL CHICLE AUTOGRAPHS: 35 rookies, current and retired stars appear with their signatures.
PARALLELED AS FOLLOWS:
• TOPPS UMBRELLA RED BACK: ONE OF ONE! HOBBY ONLY!
• PRINTING PLATES: ONE OF ONE! HOBBY ONLY!
• TOPPS UMBRELLA BLACK BACK: Numbered* to 25.
• BAZOOKA BACK: Numbered* to 99.
• NATIONAL CHICLE BACK: Numbered* to 199.
NATIONAL CHICLE DUAL AUTOGRAPHS:
Rookies, veterans and retired greats appear side-by-side on 10 cards featuring each of their autographs. Numbered* to 25. HOBBY ONLY
PARALLEL CARDS (9 PER BOX)
The entire all-painted 330 subject base set paralleled in the following versions:
PRINTING PLATES: 1,320 card front plates. All are hobby exclusive 1/1's.
COWHIDE: Simulated cowhide cards. All are hobby exclusive 1/1's.
UMBRELLA RED BACK: Card backs featuring the iconic Topps “umbrella" logo and are all hobby exclusive 1/1's.
ARTIST PROOF: Each card is signed directly on-card by the artist and numbered to 10.
UMBRELLA BLACK BACK: Card backs feature the iconic Topps “umbrella" logo and are numbered to 25.
BAZOOKA BACK: The Bazooka logo is celebrated on each card back.
NATIONAL CHICLE BACK: The original Chicle logo highlights each card back.
BOX LOADER (1 PER BOX, HOBBY EXCLUSIVE)
CABINET CARDS: 25 painted base cards are enlarged to Cabinet-size.
CABINET CARDS SIGNATURE SERIES:
Signed by the artists and numbered* to 50.
National Chicle Artists Include:
CCHICLE BASE CARD ARTIST: Brian Kong
HICLE DUAL AUTOGRAPH CARD ARTIST: Jeff Zachowski
CHICLE AUTOGRAPH CARD ARTIST: Brett Farr
CHICLE RELIC CARD ARTIST: Chris Felix
CHICLE BASE CARD ARTIST: Don Higgins
CHICLE AUTOGRAPH CARD ARTIST: Monty Sheldon
VINTAGE VETERAN ARTIST: Monty Sheldon
ROOKIE RENDITIONS ARTIST: Chris Henderon
RETIRED STARS REVISITED ARTIST: Paul Lempa
CHICLE BASE CARD ARTIST: Mike Kupka
CHICLE BASE CARD ARTIST: Dave Hobrecht
CHICLE RELIC CARD ARTIST: Jason Davies
CHICLE AUTOGRAPH CARD ARTIST: Ken Branch
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4 / 5. I absolutely LOVE the hand-painted look, and the designed mid-20th century Swiss style backgrounds.
But, as two other users and a staff member have said, it is missing autos. As much as I love the artwork, it is still a baseball collection hobby. Gotta have the autos. Loses 1 star for this. Still an excellent product.