Grand Cards: 2009 Topps Series 2: Deep Breaths

Saturday, May 23, 2009

2009 Topps Series 2: Deep Breaths

Topps Series 2 is Live and pumping on eBay. I wanted to quickly browse what Tigers were out there and was immediately overwhelmed by what I found. Remember, there were only 9 Tigers and a handful of inserts in Series 1. In an effort to keep myself organized, I have whipped together a quick provisional checklist. I will be updating it in my wantlist as I learn more, but I though I would post it here, out of public service if nothing else.

Disclaimer: This is my best guess so far, based on what I've seen on eBay and nothing more. Feel free to chip in with additional info.

I'll throw in a few images swiped from eBay just for fun.

Base Set (15 Cards)
339 Jim Leyland
342 Gerald Laird
387 Adam Everett
395 Magglio Ordonez
425 Curtis Granderson
434 Guillen/Cabrera
451 Ryan Perry RC
458 Jeremy Bonderman
515 Gary Sheffield
529 Fernando Rodney
548 Carlos Guillen
559 Placido Polanco
566 Dontrelle Willis
636 Armando Galarraga
658 Rick Porcello RC

WBC Cards
BCR-FTN Fu-Te Ni (Jersey)
BCR-MO Magglio Ordonez (Jersey)
BCS9 Fu-Te Ni
BCS14 Miguel Cabera
BCA-CG (?) Curtis Granderson WBC Auto (#/100)

"Career Best" Cards
CBR-CG Curtis Granderson Jersey (Again?!)
CBR-MO Magglio Ordonez Bat
CBR-MC (?) Miguel Cabrera Bat

Those Relics all come in regular and Platinum (#/99) versions.

CBA-GS (?) Gary Sheffield Auto

CBDR-TS Gary Sheffield/Jim Thome Dual Jersey/Bat #/99
CBDR-HC Ryan Howard/Miguel Cabrera Dual Jersey/Bat #/99
CBDR-PC (?) Albert Pujols/Miguel Cabrera Dual Jersey/Bat #/99

Ty Cobb Cards
LGCB-TC Ty Cobb "Career Best Legends"
LLG-15 Ty Cobb Target Exclusive: Gold Career Best
TR87 Ty Cobb Turkey Red

Ty Cobb Commemorative Legends Patch #/50: Spells "Ty Cobb"

Other Cards
TTT43 Curtis Granderson Toppstown (Blue and Gold versions)

Silk Collection:
Armando Galarraga
Jeremy Bonderman
Magglio Ordonez
Carlos Guillen

So for those of you out there who were interested in perusing the list of Tigers cards in this release, here you go. I'm sure that more cards will surface and I will start to put these things into some semblance of order on my wantlist for future reference. However, I thought that this could be a useful tool for those of you who don't even know where to begin with this set.

Finally, the only 1/1 Topps Platinum Curtis Granderson card that I've ever seen is on eBay right now. With 3 days and 7 hours to go is is at $92.40. Sigh. For posterity, since this will end up buried in somebody's collection, here it is for all to see:


  1. yeah what's with that curtis career best? tons of tig's in S2, now triple that with the world famous walmart/target parallels!! ;)

  2. That WBC card of CG is sweeeeet.