Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2010 Topps National Chicle Bazooka Back

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Year: 2010
Card Set: National Chicle
Card Number: 210
Card Type: Base Parallel
Parallel Type: Bazooka Back

A one and done product by Topps back in 2010 National Chicle brought back the 1930's issue with some great art cards.  I have a feeling this set was fairly expensive to produce. All the autos were on card and all the cards were actually painted.  Add to that that Topps already producing other vintage sets.  Chicle was most likely replaced with Gypsy Queen the following year.  The set falls in the low to mid range and while not cheap it was affordable.  Each box promised 2 autos, a relic, and a box loader.  The base cards also had a bunch of parallels, some very rare and low numbered other like this Bazooka back were unnumbered and a little easier to find.  The Bazooka back could be considered the third tier in rarity behind the base and National Chicle backs.

The artist for this card was Mike Kupka.  On the  back of the base cards the artist gets a nice write up.  Mike has his own blog too you can find it here, although he hasn't posted on it in quite some time.

Overall Mike did a great job on Robin's card, the same can't be said for all the cards in the set for all 13 artists, but there are some great looking cards.

1 comment:

  1. Unsurprisingly, I had no idea that there were parallels in that set. Mike did do a great job on this card -- definitely.