Parallels: 18 Gold Foil 4 Gold parallel (Y. Escobar, B. Geren, E. Bonifacio RC, O. Hudson) Inserts: 4 Campaign 2008 (M. Huckabee, R. Giuliani, J. Edwards, H. Clinton) 6 Own The Game (D. Ortiz, C. Pena, B. Penny, L. Berkman, A-Rod, R. Howard) 2 Mickey Mantle Story (53, 54) 4 Mickey Mantle Home Run (502, 534, 535, 536) 6 Year In Review (A. Miller, R. Johnson, R. Furcal, F. Lewis, D. Young, J. Kent) 8 50th Anniversary Topps All-Star Rookie (R. Swoboda, A. Jones, A. Pujols, A. Dawson, C.C. Sabathia, D. Jeter, A. Soriano, D. Johnson) 6 Trading Card History (J. Upton, R. Clemens, M. Teixeira & J. Francoeur, T. Lincecum, H. Okajima, C. Maybin) 1 Stealth Insert (K. Uzuki) 1 All-Star Game Patch Relic Card (D. Wright #300/499) That was a great box. The All-Star Game Patch Relics are awesome awesome cards, even though I did get a Met. Lots of inserts and parallels. Next box!
2008 The Product-that-shall-not-be-named Base set: 300/400 (75%) Doubles: 1 Triples: 0
Inserts: 8 O-Pee-Chee (H. Pence, D. Matsuzaka, D. Wright, E. Renteria, E. Bedard, G. Sheffield, D. Ortiz, D. Lee) 4 Yankee Stadium Legacy (2935 - M. Skowron, 2960 - Y. Berra, 3010 - Y. Berra, 2985 - T. Kubek) 2 Presidential Predictors (J. McCain/T. Williams, M. Romney/C. Fisk) 2 Game Used (A. Pettitte - 97 style, D. Jeter) 1 Signature Sensations (B. Harris) Decent box, but I love the photography on the base cards. If there's one qualm I have with Topps, it's that their photos are always so blah and are often reused a ton. I also got a game-used piece of jersey from who might be the most honest cheater ever. Next box!
2008 Topps Box 2
Base Set: 299/330 (90.60%) Doubles: 0
Parallels: 18 Gold Foil 4 Gold Parallel (O. Hernandez, R. Harden, C. Izturis, C. Cordero)
Inserts: 7 50th Anniversary Topps All-Star Rookie (J. Francoeur, S. Rolen, D. Willis, G. Sheffield, A. Kearns, J. Rollins, D. Gooden) 6 Year In Review (C. Young, T. Helton, A. Beltre, M. Reynolds, J. Accardo, C. Delgado) 6 Own The Game (V. Gurrero, C. Pena, J. Thome, R. Howard, M. Cabrera, C. Lee) 6 Trading Card History (D. Matsuzaka, C. Buchholz, M. Mantle, P. Fielder, J. Chamberlain, A-Rod) 4 Campaign 2008 (J. Biden, B. Richardson, M. Romney, F. Thompson) 1 Stealth Insert (K. Uzuki) 1 2007 Highlights Auto (S. Moore) Another good box. I beat the odds and got an auto and really love the trading card history insert set. Overall, I think Topps is the better bust for sure than that other brand.
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