Saturday 20 June 2009

2009 Topps Attax

FINALLY! I was able to get a hold of Topps Attax baseball cards from e-bayUK. Things like this often end up on e-bayUK through unwanted birthday gifts or relatives visiting the US. I was a big fan of the English versions of this, in the form of Match Attax Premiership football and Slam Attax Wrestling. It didn't appear to set the collecting world alight in the USA or it is probably old news. Topps did stick with a winning formal hugely successful here in the UK, so I was pleased.
Each of the starter boxes contained 2 code cards, 5 Foil cards and 34 base cards.
The foil cards were:
Dan Harden D-backs Hot Streak,
Brandon Phillips Reds Hot Streak,
Josh Hamilton Rangers Superstar,
Daisuke Matsuzaka Red Sox Superstar and
Nolan Ryan Astros Legend.The code cards were:
Jay Bruce Reds and Chipper Jones Braves

There was a healthy selection of Yankees, Bay Rays, Cubs and Angels. A smattering of the other clubs and one Red Sox Jed Lowrie.
Whether Topps choose to make baseball again is another thing altogether. Topps produce a Match Attax Extra half way through the football season and include different foils, but there is no information whether or not they will follow suit with Baseball Attax. There is however, already talk of next seasons Match Attax Premiership football.
As always, cards are up for trade.

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