It appears Topps has done it again with another fine set in the tradition that spans back to 1952. The 2008 Topps Baseball Cards Factory Set looks to me to be a fine addition to any collection and a must have for those who have collected the regular Topps sets year in and year out. They are full with the tradition of baseball card collecting and as always with the regular issue Topps cards the players full stats are listed on the backs.
This is the set everyone waits for each year, The 2008 Topps Hobby Edition Baseball Complete Factory Set features all the numbered base and subset regular issue cards from Topps Baseball Series 1 and Series 2. Plus each factory set will also include A 10-card pack of all NEW Hobby Exclusive Rookie Variation Cards! Sorry other insert and special cards only come in packs. Topps Factory Sets make a Great Gift items every year and this years set will not be a disappointment. Topps 2008 Baseball Complete Set is a piece of history that collectors will appreciate for generations to come. Set Contains 660 Baseball cards. Topps Factory Sets, the most collected baseball card set in the industry is back for 2008 and better than ever! The 2008 Topps Baseball Card Complete Hobby Factory Set is the perfect keepsake.
Look for all your faviorte players to be in this set as it contains cards from all teams. Just a few of the players in this set are Alex Rodriguez, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Joe Mauer, Mike Piazza, Ivan Rodriguez, Vladimir Guerrero, Ryan Howard, Roger Clemens, Justin Upton, Alfonso Soriano, Todd Helton, Manny Ramirez, Hunter Pence, Jorge Posada, Chien-Ming Wang, David Ortiz, Randy Johnson, Josh Hamilton, Pedro Martinez, Hideki Matsui, Prince Fielder, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kazuo Fukumori, Albert Pujols, Chipper Jones, Curt Schilling, Ken Griffey Jr, Tom Glavine, and Derek Jeter. Wow I know I said I'd just list a few but there are many more great stars I just did not have room to list. While no set contains every player that plays MLB Baseball this set is loaded with great ones.
The 2008 Topps Series Boxes and Packs 1 has 330 base cards including 255 Veterans, 15 Managers, 30 Rookies, 10 League Leaders, 8 Post Season Highlights, the 2 Cy Young Award winners, the 2 League MVP’s, the 2 Rookies of the Year and the Home Run King Barry Bonds. There are also be 5 Classic Combo cards featuring 2 players posing on one card.
The hobby packs and boxes have a large amount insert cards possible and inserted at random.
Year in Review insert cards is a A continuity program covering one highlight from every day of the Major League Baseball® season - 180 in all. Sixty moments will appear in Topps Baseball Series 1 with the balance to follow in Series 2 and Updates and Highlights.
Baseball Card History Insert Cards is a 50-card set available exclusively in hobby packs and hobby stores. Each card features today’s brightest rookies and veterans on historic baseball designs from the past. Cards #1-25 will be randomly inserted exclusively into Topps Baseball Series 1 Hobby and Jumbo packs. HOBBY AND HTA PACKS ONLY! Cards #26-50 will be available at HTA hobby stores only on a weekly basis beginning the second week of February 2008 and concluding with the All-Star Game.
Own the Game inserts highlight the 25 statistical leaders (Home Runs, RBI, ERA) of the 2007 baseball season on rainbow foil board.
Barry Bonds Home Run History inserts is a A continuation from 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball featuring Barry Bonds home runs #757-762.
2007 Highlights Autographed Cards Features 48 player’s season highlights and an autograph.
World Champion Autograph Relics insert cards Ten members of the World Series Champion Team are highlighted with their signature and a relic piece. Sequentially numbered to only 50 made.
Campaign 2008 insert cards Feature 2008 Presidential Candidates and there are also Campaign 2008 Cut Signatures that have cut autographs numbered to only 15 of each made.
Presidential Stamp Collection insert trading cards featuring actual postage stamps of 15 United States presidents including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.
Topps All-Rookie Team 50th Anniversary inserts feature 55 active and retired players who have been named to the Topps All-Rookie Team featured on the 1960 Topps All-Rookie design with their Rookie photo. Topps All-Rookie Team 50th Anniversary Gold Foil are the same 55 subjects above featured with a gold foil border. Sequentially numbered to 99. Topps All-Rookie Team 50th Anniversary Autographs have Forty All-Rookie Team members are highlighted with their signatures. Sequentially numbered to 50. Topps All Rookie Team 50th Anniversary Relics have
Twenty players that are featured on a card with a relic piece. Sequentially numbered* to 50. Topps All-Rookie Team Promo cards will be inserted into packs directing consumers to vote online at www.topps.com for the Topps Golden Anniversary All-Rookie Team. Instant win cards give the winner a replica Rookie trophy.
Replica Mini Jersey Cards feature Thirty-five cards highlighting a player with his replica mini All-Star or World Series jersey. Sequentially numbered to 499.
Barry Bonds Home Run Triple Relic Cards commemorate Barry’s historic achievement. Sequentially numbered to 250.
In the Name Patch relics with the letters from the name plate on their 2007 All-Star Jerseys. ALL ONE OF ONE! Only 1 Of Each was made. IN HOBBY AND HTA BOXES ONLY!
World Champion relics Fifteen members of the 2007 World Series Champion Team with a relic piece.
2007 Highlights relics Features season highlights from 13 players and a piece of their relic.
Mickey Mantle Home Run History has baseball cards that feature Mantle Home runs #502-536.
The Mickey Mantle Story has Ten highlights from early in Mantle’s career featured on the 1955 Topps baseball design.
Mickey Mantle Home Run History Relics has Home runs #502-536 with a relic piece directly from the Mantle estate. Sequentially numbered to only 7 of each made.
1955 Mickey Mantle Reprint has Mickey Mantle’s 1955 Topps card reprinted and features a bat relic piece. Sequentially numbered to only 55 made.
There a number of different parallel cards to the regular set. Gold bordered parallel cards stating 57 Years of Collecting. Sequentially numbered to 2008 of each made. Black bordered parallel cards stating 57 Years of Collecting. Sequentially numbered to 57 of each made and only in hobby boxes and packs. Platinum bordered parallel cards stating 57 Years of Collecting with only 1 of each made. Gold Foil Glittering parallel cardsonly in hobby and HTA hobby packs and boxes. And last but not least Base Card Printing Plates with only 1 of each made featuring only the fronts of the cards and they only come out of the Hobby and HTA boxes and packs.