Friday, February 7, 2014

Best Redemption Day Ever !!!!

As some of you know I am a big fan of Topps Redemption....why would you ask ?? Well, redemptions of players like Glavine or Kershaw are usually much cheaper compared to the real cards.

First reason I think is because of the uncertainty of Topps not delivering. This however, is close to zero risk for players like Glavine, Kershaw or Rizzo who always come through. Second reason redemptions go cheaper compared to the real cards is unclarity, you have to do some work to see what the redemption is all about. Often I feel people are unaware that the redemption is for a card numbered to only /10 or /25, so that lack of awareness provides an opportunity to pick up these cards for a more attractive price !!

A few days ago a nice white Topps envelop arrived. Instead of containing one card, like normally is the case, it contained 4 cards !!! Yes, 4 cards !! I almost feel a little guilty but here we go !!!

First up, is it a mini ? a large mini ? well, I don't care, it looks cool and it's a Kershaw !!!

Notice on the back it's only numbered to 25 !! Talking about the number 25, here's another one !! 2013 Museum Collection redemption !

I was also able to get my hands on the /50 redemption with an interesting part of the logo on the jersey I guess !

To stay with the /25 theme, here's the last card of the pack, meet Rizzo and the Big Hurt, Frank Thomas, my first Frank Thomas auto !!!

Well, I can only say this was the best Topps redemption day ever !! Don't expect to ever beat this one but that's oke !

Now let's hope that Panini ever makes good on the few redemptions I have oustanding, getting fairly annoyed with them !! Go Panini !!


  1. Those are great Kershaw cards..
    Very nice

  2. You need to cut that Rizzo/Thomas in half and send me the bottom. Nice job Topps in filling your requests.

  3. Amazing Kershaws...and that Thomas isn't too shabby either.

  4. Oh damn, those Claytons....

    So pretty.

  5. Wow! Those are some amazing cards!

  6. Those are some great cards for your collection!! Quite jealous!