Completed insert set – 2010 Topps 2020

8 01 2012

A few days after we hit the new year for 2012 – so let’s see what Topps thinks their cards will look like in 8 years!  Topps 2020 was a product in the 2010 series 2 product listed as one of the “Just for fun” inserts.

Info about the set:

Set description: “These cards peek into the future and offer a vision of the 2020 Topps Baseball card design.  Twenty current players appear on an innovative 3D design.”  The 20 players are younger stars who you’d expect will be around in 2020.

Set composition: 20 cards, 1:6 hobby odds (2010 Topps series 2)

Hall of Famers: None – only current players.

How I put the set together:

  • 6 cards from the hobby box
  • 1 card from trades
  • 2 cards from card show purchases
  • 5 cards from eBay
  • 6 cards from Sportlots

Thoughts on the set: I like this set.  I like that they didn’t just go only for the stars – they really stuck to guys who are younger and would conceivably still be around in 2020.  I think Ryan Howard and David Wright are the most veteran players of the group.  The 3D look is cool, and the design is simple but effective – I like that the ground is included, but anything else behind the player is not.  It kind of looks like the “green screen” or “blue screen” they do when filming movies!  I’m surprised they didn’t include Joey Votto or Justin Verlander.

Card that completed my set: #T15 – Pablo Sandoval

One of 5 cards I got in my last Sportlots purchase.

Highest book value: #T8 – Buster Posey

Current Beckett lists it at 8 bucks, while every other card is $2.50 or less.

Best card (my opinion): #T20 – Matt Kemp

Kemp going for a diving catch – this is just a really good, close-up photo.  Ryan Howard’s card has him sizing up the pitcher in his unique pre-pitch stance, and Joe Mauer is in a pretty good play at the plate.

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