Thursday, May 28, 2015

2009 Topps Legends of the Game Gold Parallel

Year: 2009
Card Manufacturer: Topps
Card Set: Topps Baseball
Card Number: LG-RY
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: Legends of the Game
Parallel: Gold
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 28/99

Might as well keep with the Gold theme this week.  The Legends of the Game insert ran through all three series of Topps Baseball in 2009.  Robin's card appeared in Series 2.  We can tell this by the labeling on the back.  Series 1 cards were labeled with numbers like LG1...LG13 etc.  Series 2 featured the lettering with the players initials like Robin's here LG-RY, and the Update series went back to numbering but the prefix included a U for Update, like LGU1.

There were three levels of the base insert, plus relics and autographs.  Robin does have an extremely rare autograph with this insert set.  And by rare, I mean of 1 of 1.  Robin isn't included in the relic set, but does have the base and two parallels, gold and platinum. 

The green border of the base insert is replaced with a golden border and is numbered to just 99.  The serial numbering is a little camouflaged just under Robin's name.  It would probably have been better placed off to the side then right under the name on the shield.  

It's also refreshing to see an image that hasn't been used a hundred times.

1 comment:

  1. You are right about that photo -- good to see Robin smiling too!