Reed Kasaoka is the head buyer of the Sports Division at Dave & Adam's. His primary responsibility is traveling all over the country, buying private collections out of people’s closets, bedrooms, attics, basements, garages, and storage units, as well as complete inventories of show dealers, shop owners, autograph dealers, and distributors. Reed comes up with some amazing finds – rarely seen unopened boxes, quality graded cards, certified autographed memorabilia, and much more.
We have tagged all of his acquisitions as a Reed Buy so you’ll know where to look first for all of his deals. Almost every item is “one-of-a-kind” – so when you see something interesting, don’t hesitate, because there are likely many other collectors who are thinking the exact same thing!
Key Rookies: Nick Hagadone, Jesus Montero, Michael Taylor, Tom Milone, Devin Mesoraco, Drew Pomeranz, Matt Moore, Liam Hendriks, Matt Moore, Stephen Lombardozzi, Addison Reed, Joe Benson, Tim Federowicz, Alex Liddi, Brad Peacock.
It's not baseball season without TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 1, and for 2012 it returns with a celebration of the greatest Golden Moments of Major League Baseball and the players who made them happen. With all the stars, award winners, League leaders, and September call-up Rookies of 2011.
The 330-card base set includes 265 Veterans, 30 Rookies, 10 League Leaders, the 2 Cy Young Award Winners, the 2 League MVPs, the 2 Rookies of the Year,5 Record Breakers for the 2011 season, 4 World Series Highlights cards, and 10 cards recognizing the Active Leaders in 10 categories.
BLACK PARALLEL (330): Black-bordered cards sequentially numbered to 61. HOBBY & HTA ONLY
PLATINUM PARALLEL (330): Platinum-bordered cards. ONE OF ONE!
GOLDEN MOMENTS PARALLEL (330): A special parallel on shimmering gold foil. Inserted 1:4.
WOOD PARALLEL (330): The base cards printed on wood stock. ONE OF ONE!
BASE CARD PRINTING PLATES (1,320): All 330 base cards will have their 4 printing inserted in the product. ONE OF ONE! These will be plates of card fronts only. HOBBY & HTA ONLY
GOLD SILK COLLECTION (100): Framed mini silk cards printed on special gold silk. Sequentially numbered to 50. HOBBY & HTA ONLY
Find special code cards inserted 1:6 packs!
Every code unlocks a golden chance to WIN PRIZES! Unlock exclusive die-cut cards, unlock ONE OF ONE gold-embedded die-cut cards, unlock golden digital coins to collect and win prizes!
GOLDEN MOMENTS DIE-CUT CHROME CARD: Striking die-cut chrome cards featuring 100 players and their greatest Golden Moment.
ONE OF ONE TRULY GOLDEN MOMENTS BASE SET PARALLEL: A parallel of the base set with a piece of real gold embedded in the card! ONE OF ONE!
GOLDEN MOMENTS DIE-CUT CHROME CARD GOLD PARALLEL: A parallel of the-cut chrome cards numbered to 99.
GOLD TEAM COINS: Every MLB team will be represented with a Gold in five different denominations. As Gold Coins are unlocked, the points will go into the collector's Bank, and can be used to bid for exciting prizes!
Collectors can also build their Coin collections, and as collection milestones are reached, unlock even more prizes!
AUTOGRAPHED GOLD COIN CARD: 10 Gold Coins will be physically reproduced and embedded in a card, along with an autograph of a star from that team! Signed on card and sequentially numbered to 5!
Points can also be used to bid on the ultimate Die-Cut Chrome Card!
GOLDEN MOMENTS DIE-CUT CHROME CARD TRULY GOLDEN PARALLEL: A parallel of the die-cut chrome cards with a piece of real gold embedded in the card. ONE OF ONE!
GOLDEN RELIC CARDS:
GOLDEN GREATS COIN CARDS (15): Golden Greats on cards with an embedded gold coin featuring their likeness. Numbered to each Great's jersey number.
RETIRED RINGS (25): Celebrating players with retired numbers, each card will have a specially designed gold ring embedded in it.
GOLD WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS PIN CARDS (20): Cards featuring a World Series Champion player with a specially created pin embedded.
SOLID GOLDEN GREATS (15): Golden Greats on cards made of a solid piece of gold. ONE OF ONE!
GOLDEN MOMENTS 24k GOLD LEAF CARD (20): Select Golden Moments cards will also have a version where all foil is real 24k gold! Limited to 5.
1987 TOPPS MINIS (50): Mini featuring the biggest stars on the classic 1987 Topps design.
GOLDEN MOMENTS (50): Featuring active and retired players and a Golden Moment from their career.
GOLDEN GREATS (75): Featuring 15 of the greatest players of all time, each with 5 Golden Moments highlighted on 5 cards.
EPIC WALK-OFFS (15): Celebrating the greatest walk-offs of all time.
GOLD STANDARD (25): Recognizing players who have gained entry into some of the most exclusive clubs in baseball, like the 3,000-Hit Club, 500-Home Run Club, and 3,000-K Club.
GOLD FUTURES (25): Featuring young stars who are on their way to creating Golden Moments of their own.
GENERATIONS (25): Two players who have achieved similar Golden Moments appear together on cards.
GOLDEN MOMENTS CUT SIGNATURES: 20 of the greatest of all time are featured with an authentic signature. ONE OF ONE!
GOLDEN MOMENTS AUTOGRAPHS: 40 Golden Moments are immortalized with an autograph of the player who made it happen.
GOLDEN GREATS AUTOGRAPHS: 25 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 10.
EPIC WALK-OFFS AUTOGRAPHS: 5 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 15.
GOLD STANDARD AUTOGRAPHS: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 15.
GOLD FUTURES AUTOGRAPHS: 15 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 15.
GENERATIONS DUAL AUTOGRAPHS: 5 of the insert cards with 2 autographs and numbered to 10
WORLD CHAMPION AUTOGRAPHS: Featuring 5 members of the 2011 World Series Champions with an autograph. Numbered to 50.
SKETCH CARDS: HOBBY & HTA ONLY
100 original sketch cards. ONE OF ONE!
10 packs per box, 49 cards per pack