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2004 Topps Traded & Rookies Baseball updates both the flagship Topps and Topps Chrome lines. The 220-card set mixes players pictured with their new teams and prospects. Felix Hernandez is the key rookie card.
While not the strongest checklist from a rookie card standpoint, 2004 Topps Baseball has a clean design that stands up well. With the World Series celebrating its 100th anniversary, several insert sets celebrate the Fall Classic.
2005 Topps Updates and Highlights has a loaded checklist that includes rookie cards of Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Andrew McCutchen and Jered Weaver. Hobby boxes promise a relic, most of which are focused on the All-Star Game.
2005 Topps Baseball is a straight-forward release featuring a somewhat simple design and lots of inserts. Key rookie cards include Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler.
2012 Topps Finest Baseball returns with a ton of Refractors, autographed rookies and die-cut inserts. Included on the checklist is Rangers pitcher, Yu Darvish, who has a handful of different autographs. Each master box promises an on-card rookie autograph and a jumbo relic rookie autograph.
Although 2006 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball doesn’t have any major rookie cards, the set does provide a detailed bookend to the 2006 season. Inserts include career looks at Barry Bonds and Mickey Mantle and their home run chases.
1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball is the first MLB set to have an autograph in every pack. Key signers include Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Greg Maddux and Mariano Rivera.
2006 Topps Baseball is a transition year for the flagship brand. It sees a new set configuration, the return of a legend and the inclusion of a card that wasn’t supposed to be.
2012 Leaf Pete Rose – The Living Legend is one of the most affordable ways for collectors to get an autograph from baseball’s all-time hit king. For less than $50, boxes come with 10 packs of cards and either a Pete Rose autograph or autographed memorabilia redemption.
The 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball checklist is largely filled with rookies and late-season roster moves. Like the 2007 flagship Topps sets, the main set is overshadowed by short prints and variations.
It’s a small world after all with 2012 Topps Mini Baseball. A shrunken down version of the flagship 2012 Topps Baseball sets, the complete set includes rookies of Yu Darvish and Bryce Harper. Every box, which was originally offered only online, includes an autograph or relic card.
A bland design, weak rookie crop and repetitive inserts make 2007 Topps Baseball one of the company’s less-desirable flagship sets. The most notable card in the set is the Derek Jeter, which had Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush added to the background.
Despite a couple of great rookie cards in Clayton Kershaw and Evan Longoria, 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball is remembered most for its short prints and variations. The most notable pictures Sarah Palin as a beauty queen.
2008 Topps Baseball takes on an increasing non-baseball focus with several politically themed cards and inserts. The base set design is distinct for its white borders and colorful circles at the tops of the cards. Joey Votto is the most notable rookie.
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.