Completed insert set – 2011 Topps Lineage Stand Ups

16 12 2012

The real point of Lineage was the insert sets – and this is the third one I’ve completed.

Info about the set:

Set description:  “These colorful die-cut cards, patterned from the 1964 set, are designed to be displayed when folded.  Twenty-five current stars as well as reprinted cards featuring players from the original set will be included.”

That was the sell sheet wording.  Well – they ended up doing twenty cards of current guys and 5 cards of retired players who had cards from the 1964 Stand-Up set.  But they didn’t do reprints – they did new photos.  Which was pretty cool.  The cards feature a photo of the player against a solid background with yellow on the top and green on the bottom.  You could fold the top down and stand the card up due to the die-cut outline of the player photo.

Set composition:  19 cards, 1:6 hobby odds (2011 Topps Lineage)

Hall of Famers: Brooks Robinson, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Juan Marichal, Sandy Koufax

The first 20 cards are current players, the last 5 are retired players.  All 5 of those guys are in the Hall, and all 5 had cards from the 1964 set.

How I put the set together:

  • 3 cards from my two hobby boxes
  • 14 cards from Sportlots
  • 4 cards from trades
  • 4 cards from COMC

Thoughts on the set:  Other than the base set, Lineage was a great idea.  This set is cool – I love the throwback nod to an oddball set.  I also like that this one is only 25 cards, as opposed to the 50 cards that some other Lineage cards are.  The breakdown between old and new players (20 new / 5 old) is pretty good, too, though I kind of wish they’d just do one or the other.

Card that completed my set:  #TS5 – Tim Lincecum

I got this from a Check Out My Cards purchase in November.

Highest book value:  #TS23 – Mickey Mantle

The Mick is always #1 when he’s in the set…

Best card (my opinion):  #TS25 – Sandy Koufax

I like the shot of Koufax here – he’s following through on a pitch and it seems to go well with the design.

My Favorite Reds card:  #TS14 – Joey Votto

Votto-matic is the only Red in this set.





One response

20 12 2012
30-Year Old Cardboard

Another neat subset that I had never seen put together all in one post. NIcely done!

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