Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Product Checklist: The 2013 Topps Update Braves

Once my favorite product, the Update set put out by Topps has lost some of its luster for me. While I still enjoy seeing the company issuing a set that includes players not in the first two series, the number of other cards which make up the various subsets (All-Stars, Rookie Debuts, etc.) have pushed the set to a bloated 330 cards. My preference for an updated set would still be a smaller boxed set, but I can live with it being issued in packs; the one advantage is of course the opportunity to include insert cards. The one down side this year- the number of short-printed variation cards.



2013 Topps Update Braves
US45 Joey Terdoslavich- RC
US53 Craig Kimbrel AS
US87 Evan Gattis- RC
US140 Justin Upton
US173 Reed Johnson
US195 Chris Johnson
US255 Alex Wood- RC
US298 Luis Avilan
US319 Jordan Schafer








SP Variations
US53 Hank Aaron/Willie Mays
US53 Craig Kimbrel
US53 Chipper Jones















Silk Collection (numbered to /50)
SC 269 Chris Johnson
SC 273 Justin Upton




1971 Minis
TM11 Justin Upton
TM24 Greg Maddux

1971 Mini Relics
TMR-GM Greg Maddux
TMR-JU Justin Upton

1971 Mini Autos
TMA-JU Justin Upton
TMA-TG Tom Glavine









All-Star Game MVP Patches
ASMVP-12 Fred McGriff  ~I was thrilled to see the Crime Dog included on a card in the Braves uniform!

I was really disappointed to learn that there's no Braves players featured in the Franchise Forerunners set- the exception, of course, being in the hard to get auto versions...

Franchise Forerunners Dual Autos
FFA-MF Freddie Freeman/Fred McGriff

Franchise Forerunners Dual Auto Relics
FFAR-MG Brian McCann/Evan Gattis

All-Star Stitches  
ASR-CKl Craig Kimbrel

All-Star Stitches Autos
ASAR-CKl Craig Kimbrel

All-Star Jumbo Patches (numbered to /6)
ASJP-CKl Craig Kimbrel


Chasing History
CH-125 Justin Upton

Chasing History Cut Signatures
CHCS-WSP Warren Spahn










Making Their Mark
MM-45 Evan Gattis
MM-48 Craig Kimbrel

Making Their Mark Auto
MMA-Evan Gattis

Making Their Mark Auto Relics
MMAR- Evan Gattis

Pennant Chase Copper Coins (numbered to /99)
PCC-TG Tom Glavine


Postseason Heroes

PH4 John Smoltz
PH5 Greg Maddux
PH12 Deion Sanders~ there's no denying that Deion played an important part in the Braves post-season during the early 90s; however, I'd rather have seen Mark Lemke included.














Postseason Heroes Autos (numbered to /10)
PHA-DS Deion Sanders

Postseason Heroes Auto Relics (numbered to /15)
PHAR-TG Tom Glavine






4 comments:

  1. I agree. When I think of postseason Braves, Lemke is always the first name to come to mind.

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  2. always appreciate you doing this.... it means less work for me.

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  3. oh, and as far as post season goes... I will ALWAYS think of Sid Bream, Frankie Cabrera, and the call by Skip Caray.

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  4. C.C.- yes, those are two others who we will never forget! And you're welcome- glad I can be of some help!

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