Rookie Card Logo: Alex Gordon, Jason Botts, Jeff Mathis, Ryan Garko, Bryan Bullington, Fausto Carmona, Francisco Liriano, Joe Saunders. (The preceding players all have RC's in previous years sets).
WELCOME HOME! MICKEY MANTLE, EXCLUSIVE TO TOPPS, RETURNS IN THE MANTLE COLLECTION! INCLUDES TOPPS EXCLUSIVE RELICS AND HOME RUN HISTORYCUT-SIGNATURE!
ALSO LOOK FOR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE CUT-SIGNATURES! THE POPULARCUT-SIGNATURE PROGRAM CONTINUES, THIS TIME WITH CUT-SIGNATURES FROM 50 SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OFINDEPENDENCE!
TOPPS EXCLUSIVE! BARRYBONDS HOME RUN HISTORY CONTINUES AND THE HOMERUN COUNTDOWN BEGINS!
LOOK FOR 2005 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION CHICAGO WHITE SOX RELICS!~;~
TOPPS ALL-TIME ROOKIE OF THE WEEK PROMOTION - PROMOTING PACK-RIPPING AT STORES, COLLECTORS LOOK FOR THE NEW MLB ROOKIE LOGO TO RECEIVE EACH WEEK'S TOPPS ALL-TIME ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - SOME OF THE GREATEST ROOKIE CARDS EVER!
TOPPSALL-TIME ROOKIE OF THE WEEK PROMOTION:
25 of the Greatest Players go back to their First At-Bat Week after Week!
Big Debuts - FantasticPremiers - Names in Lights! This year, Rookies are making a bigger impact than ever in Major LeagueBaseball, and in the sights of collectors and fans. So for 25 weeks during the 2006 season, Topps is putting Rookies in the spotlight - a grand retrospective of the greatest players on designs from their Rookie Years!
- Runs from the release of 2006 Topps Baseball Series 1 to the All-Star Break!
- Features the Greatest Playerson vintage Topps designs from their Rookie Years!
- Offers a new Rookie every week throughpack-ripping at the store. Collectors look for thenew MLB Rookie logo to receive each week's ToppsAll-Time Rookie of the Week card!
- Includes a 25-card checklist of the Best Topps Rookie cards of All Time!
- Kicks off and ends with special cards featuring Topps Exclusive Spokesman Mickey Mantle!
- Topps All-Time Rookieof the Week program will receive heavy advertising and sales support in card trade publications, aswell as on key POS pieces such as countertop stands, postcards and danglers!
BASE CARDS(330 cards)
241 Veterans, 35 Rookies with new Rookie designation, 15 Team Cards, 15 Managers, 18 Gold Glove Award Winners, 2 Cy Young AwardWinners, 2 League MVPs, and 2 Rookies of the Year!
THE MANTLE COLLECTION (52 total subjects)
The Mantle Collection (10) -10 unique cards featuring history's most famous switch hitter, based on Topps designs from 1996-2005!
The Mantle Collection Gold Parallel (10) - tiered parallel with gold borders, sequentially #'d
1996 design - seq #'d to 77!
1997 design - seq #'d to 177!
1998 design - seq #'d to 277!
1999 design - seq #'d to377!
2000 design - seq #'d to 477!
2001 design - seq #'d to 577!
2002 design - seq #'d to 677!
2003 design - seq #'d to 777!
2004 design - seq #'d to 877!
2005 design - seq #'d to 977!
The Mantle Collection Relics (10) - Featuring a relic from theYankee centerfielder - sequentially #'d
1996design - seq #'d to 77!
1997 design - seq #'d to 87!
1998 design - seq #'d to 97!
~;~1999 design - seq #'d to 107!
2000 design -seq #'d to 117!
2001 design - seq #'d to 127!
2002 design - seq #'d to 137!
2003design - seq #'d to 147!
2004 design - seq #'d to 157!
2005 design - seq #'d to 167!
Mantle Home Run History (1) - this single card features his first home run and is the first in a series to commemorate Mantle's career home runs that will appear in future sets!
BARRY BONDS HOME RUN CARDS (64 total subjects) Barry Bonds Home Run History #661-708 (48)- INSERTED 1:4 PACKS! Picking up where Topps Updates & Highlights left off!
Home RunCountdown Contest Cards (1620 cards) Predict when Bonds will hit Home Run #715! There will be one contest card for each inning, plus one extra innings card of all 162 games. Find the card that shows the inning of the game in which Barry beats therecord, and you will win the Home Run Countdown Contest Grand Prize!
Home Run CountdownGrand Prize (16) - The fan who finds the cardwith the game and inning in which Bonds hits the 715th home run will receive a complete 16-card master set of Barry Bonds Home Run Countdown Autographed Relics commemorating Bonds' career Home Runs #700-715!
COMBINED INSERTION RATE: AUTOGRAPHED/RELIC CARDS - INSERTED 1:144 PACKS!
AUTOGRAPHED CARDS (>37 total subjects) - 1:198 packs!
Topps Autographs (37)- Featuring 37 Veterans, Prospects and Retired Players!
Team Topps Legends Autographs! (TBD subjects) - Retired players from Team ToppsLegends!
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (107 total subjects) In 1776 56 American pioneers of democracy changed the course of history, and now Topps is making a historic move by including these forefathers in a baseball set. All cut signatures are pieces of history, authenticated by PSA/DNA and cut from real centuries old documents -the same signatures that appear on the Declarationof Independence! Signers of the Declaration ofIndependence Inserts (56) - 56 cards featuring the men who signed the Declaration of Independence;each card features a piece of a picture that completes a Declaration of Independence puzzle.
~;~Declaration of Independence Cuts (50) - #'d 1of 1! Signatures from the signers of the Declaration of Independence, cut from real documents!~;~King of England Cut (1) - #'d 1 of 1! Authentic cut signature from King George III, from whom the United States declared independence.
~;~RELIC CARDS (16 subjects)
World Series Champion Relics (16) Featuring relics from members of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox!
PARALLEL CARDS (990 total subjects)
NEW! Platinum Parallel (330) - #'d 1of 1!
HTA Exclusive! Black-Bordered Parallel (330) - seq #'d to 55
Gold-Bordered Parallel (330) - seq #'d to 2006
INSERT CARDS (80 total subjects) - 1:4 packs
HobbyExclusive! Hobby Masters (20)
Own The Game(30)
Team Logo Window Cling (30) - window clings from all 30 Major League Teams!
HTA EXCLUSIVE PRINTING PLATES (330 subjects)
HTA Exclusive! Printing Plates (1320 plates) -4 per player - all 1 of 1's!
36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack