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2008 Finest

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Description

2008 Finest is a 166-card set released by Topps on April 1st, 2008. The last 16 cards in the set are autographed.

Each Hobby box consists of three smaller six-pack "mini boxes." Each mini box promises four Refractor parallels, three inserts, and an autograph.

Distribution

Three, six-pack mini boxes per box (MSRP: $50/mini box), five cards per pack. Eight boxes per case.

Reviews

TV Autographs Review: http://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/2012/08/chronicles-of-cardfoolery-4-rip-master.html

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds (per mini box)
Base 165 - ?
short set 150 - ?
Rookie Autographs 16 ? one-per mini box
Refractor short set 150 - three-per mini box
Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 499 1:7
Blue Refractor short set 150 299 1:2
Blue Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 399 1:8
Green Refractor short set 150 199 1:2
Green Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 199 1:16
Black Refractor short set 150 99 1:4
Black Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 99 1:32
Gold Refractor short set 150 50 1:7
Gold Refractor Rookie Autographs 150 50 1:64
Red Refractor short set 150 25 1:14
Red Refractor Rookie Autographs 16 25 1:128
Framed Gold X-Fractor short set (redemption only) 150 25 1:14
Framed Gold X-Fractor Rookie Autographs (redemption only) 16 25 1:128
Framed White X-Fractor short set 150 one-of-one 1:327
Framed White X-Fractor Rookie Autographs 16 one-of-one 1:2036
Framed Printing Plates short set 150 four for each 1:82
Framed Printing Plates Rookie Autographs 16 four for each 1:775
Moments 50 - one-per-mini box
Moments Refractor 50 - ?
Moments Blue Refractor 50 399 1:4
Moments Green Refractor 50 199 1:5
Moments Black Refractor 50 99 1:10
Moments Gold Refractor 50 50 1:20
Moments Red Refractor 50 25 1:39
Moments Framed Gold X-Fractor (redemption only) 50 25 1:39
Moments Framed White X-Fractor 50 one-of-one 1:982
Moments Printing Plates 50 four for each 1:245
Team Favorites 8 - one-per mini box
Team Favorites Refractors 8 - 1:4
Team Favorites Dual 4 - ?
Team Favorites Dual Refractors 4 - ?
Rookie Redemption 10 - 1:3
Moments Autographs 25 - 1:5
Moments Autographs Red Refractor 25 25 1:79
Moments Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 25 one-of-one 1:3260
Team Favorites Autographs 8 100 ?
Team Favorites Autographs Red Refractor 8 25 1:164
Team Favorites Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 8 one-of-one 1:4092
Team Favorites Dual Autographs 4 74 1:166
Team Favorites Dual Autographs Refractor 4 25 1:164
Team Favorites Dual Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 4 one-of-one 1:4092
Team Favorites Dual Autographs Cuts 5 one-of-one 1:9821
Topps TV Autographs 5 - 1:11
Topps TV Autograph Refractor 5 25 1:392
Topps TV Autographs Red Ink 5 10 ?
Topps TV Autographs Framed White X-Fractor 5 one-of-one ?

Checklist

Base Set

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  • 1 Daisuke Matsuzaka
  • 2 Justin Upton
  • 3 Andruw Jones
  • 4 John Lackey
  • 5 Brandon Phillips
  • 6 Ryan Zimmerman
  • 7 Tim Lincecum
  • 8 Johnny Damon
  • 9 Garrett Atkins
  • 10 Magglio Ordonez
  • 11 Tom Gorzelanny
  • 12 Eric Chavez
  • 13 Troy Tulowitzki
  • 14 Mike Lowell
  • 15 Brandon Webb
  • 16 Chipper Jones
  • 17 Alex Gordon
  • 18 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 19 Roy Oswalt
  • 20 Miguel Cabrera
  • 21 Chase Utley
  • 22 Scott Kazmir
  • 23 Kenji Johjima
  • 24 Frank Thomas
  • 25 Ryan Braun
  • 26 Carlos Pena
  • 27 Robinson Cano
  • 28 Ben Sheets
  • 29 Russell Martin
  • 30 Joe Mauer
  • 31 Gary Sheffield
  • 32 Carlos Zambrano
  • 33 Jermaine Dye
  • 34 Dan Uggla
  • 35 Erik Bedard
  • 36 Tim Hudson
  • 37 David Ortiz
  • 38 Tom Glavine
  • 39 Adrian Gonzalez
  • 40 Jorge Posada
  • 41 Noah Lowry
  • 42 Vernon Wells
  • 43 Johan Santana
  • 44 Dmitri Young
  • 45 Manny Ramirez
  • 46 Jim Edmonds
  • 47 Roy Halladay
  • 48 Delmon Young
  • 49 Nick Swisher
  • 50 David Wright
  • 51 Paul Konerko
  • 52 Curt Schilling
  • 53 Torii Hunter
  • 54 Gary Matthews, Jr.
  • 55 Derrek Lee
  • 56 John Smoltz
  • 57 Adam Dunn
  • 58 C.C Sabathia
  • 59 Chris Young
  • 60 Jake Peavy
  • 61 Joba Chamberlain
  • 62 Jason Bay
  • 63 Chris Carpenter
  • 64 Jimmy Rollins
  • 65 Grady Sizemore
  • 66 Joe Blanton
  • 67 Justin Morneau
  • 68 Lance Berkman
  • 69 Jeff Francis
  • 70 Nick Markakis
  • 71 Orlando Cabrera
  • 72 Barry Zito
  • 73 Eric Byrnes
  • 74 Brian McCann
  • 75 Albert Pujols
  • 76 Josh Beckett
  • 77 Jim Thome
  • 78 Fausto Carmona
  • 79 Brad Hawpe
  • 80 Prince Fielder
  • 81 Justin Verlander
  • 82 Billy Butler
  • 83 J.J. Hardy
  • 84 Hideki Matsui
  • 85 Matt Holliday
  • 86 Bobby Crosby
  • 87 Orlando Hudson
  • 88 Ichiro
  • 89 Troy Glaus
  • 90 Hanley Ramirez
  • 91 Carlos Beltran
  • 92 Mark Buehrle
  • 93 Andy Pettitte
  • 94 Mark Teixeira
  • 95 Curtis Granderson
  • 96 Cole Hamels
  • 97 Jarrod Saltalamacchia
  • 98 Carl Crawford
  • 99 Dontrelle Willis
  • 100 Alex Rodriguez
  • 101 Brad Penny
  • 102 Michael Young
  • 103 Greg Maddux
  • 104 Brian Roberts
  • 105 Hunter Pence
  • 106 Aaron Harang
  • 107 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 108 Dan Haren
  • 109 Freddy Sanchez
  • 110 Alfonso Soriano
  • 111 Hank Blalock
  • 112 Chien-Ming Wang
  • 113 Carlos Delgado
  • 114 Aramis Ramirez
  • 115 Jose Reyes
  • 116 Victor Martinez
  • 117 Carlos Lee
  • 118 Jeff Kent
  • 119 Miguel Tejada
  • 120 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 121 Travis Hafner
  • 122 Todd Helton
  • 123 Chris Young
  • 124 Derek Jeter
  • 125 Ryan Howard
  • 126 Alberto Gonzalez RC
  • 127 Felipe Paulino RC
  • 128 Donny Lucy (RC)
  • 129 Nick Blackburn RC
  • 130 Luke Hochevar RC
  • 131 Bronson Sardinha (RC)
  • 132 Heath Phillips RC
  • 133 Bryan Bullington (RC)
  • 134 Jeff Clement (RC)
  • 135 Josh Banks (RC)
  • 136 Emilio Bonifacio RC
  • 137 Ryan Hanigan RC
  • 138 Erick Threets (RC)
  • 139 Seth Smith (RC)
  • 140 Billy Buckner (RC)
  • 141 Bill Murphy (RC)
  • 142 Radhames Liz RC
  • 143 Joey Votto (RC)
  • 144 Mel Stocker RC
  • 145 Dan Meyer (RC)
  • 146 Rob Johnson (RC)
  • 147 Josh Newman RC
  • 148 Dan Giese (RC)
  • 149 Luis Mendoza (RC)
  • 150 Wladimir Balentien (RC)

Autographed Rookies

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  • 151 Brandon Jones AU RC
  • 152 Rich Thompson AU RC
  • 153 Chin-Lung Hu AU (RC)
  • 154 Chris Seddon AU (RC)
  • 155 Steve Pearce AU RC
  • 156 Lance Broadway AU (RC)
  • 157 Nyjer Morgan AU (RC)
  • 158 Jonathan Meloan AU RC
  • 159 Josh Anderson AU (RC)
  • 160 Clay Buchholz AU (RC)
  • 161 Joe Koshansky AU (RC)
  • 162 Clint Sammons AU (RC)
  • 163 Daric Barton AU (RC)
  • 164 Ross Detwiler AU RC
  • 165 Sam Fuld AU RC
  • 166 Justin Ruggiano AU RC

Parallels

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All 150 non-autographed base cards are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 299 copies)
  • Green Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed Gold X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies) - available via redemption only, redemption cards expired 4/30/2009
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • Framed Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Rookie Autograph Refractors

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All 16 Rookie Autographs are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 499 copies)
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Green Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed Gold X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • Framed Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Inserts

Moments

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Each Moments insert is also available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Green Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed Gold X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies) - available via redemption only, redemption cards expired 4/30/2009
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each)
  • FM-AG Adrian Gonzalez
  • FM-AP Andy Pettitte
  • FM-APU Albert Pujols
  • FM-AR Alex Rodriguez
  • FM-AS Andy Sonnanstine
  • FM-BP Brandon Phillips
  • FM-BPB Brian Bannister
  • FM-BW Brandon Webb
  • FM-CB Clay Buchholz
  • FM-CF Chone Figgins
  • FM-CG Curtis Granderson
  • FM-CH Cole Hamels
  • FM-CP Carlos Pena
  • FM-CS C.C Sabathia
  • FM-DH Dan Haren
  • FM-DJ Derek Jeter
  • FM-DL Derrek Lee
  • FM-DO David Ortiz
  • FM-DW David Wright
  • FM-EB Eric Byrnes
  • FM-FC Fausto Carmona
  • FM-FH Felix Hernandez
  • FM-FT Frank Thomas
  • FM-HP Hunter Pence
  • FM-HR Hanley Ramirez
  • FM-IS Ichiro
  • FM-ISS Ichiro
  • FM-JAS Johan Santana
  • FM-JMC Miguel Cabrera
  • FM-JR Jose Reyes
  • FM-JS John Smoltz
  • FM-JSA Jarrod Saltalamacchia
  • FM-JT Jim Thome
  • FM-JV Justin Verlander
  • FM-MB Mark Buehrle
  • FM-ME Mark Ellis
  • FM-MH Matt Holliday
  • FM-MR Mark Reynolds
  • FM-PF Prince Fielder
  • FM-PM Pedro Martinez
  • FM-RA Rick Ankiel
  • FM-RB Ryan Braun
  • FM-RH Ryan Howard
  • FM-ROH Roy Halladay
  • FM-SS Sammy Sosa
  • FM-TG Tom Glavine
  • FM-TH Trevor Hoffman
  • FM-TOH Todd Helton
  • FM-TT Troy Tulowitzki
  • FM-VG Vladimir Guerrero

Team Favorites

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All Team Favorites and Team Favorites Dual are also available in a Refractor parallel.

  • TF-AS Alfonso Soriano
  • TF-BC Bobby Crosby
  • TF-DW David Wright
  • TF-EC Eric Chavez
  • TF-FP Felix Pie
  • TF-JR Jose Reyes
  • TF-MC Melky Cabrera
  • TF-RC Robinson Cano

Dual

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  • DTF-CC Melky Cabrera / Robinson Cano
  • DTF-EB Eric Chavez / Bobby Crosby
  • DTF-RW Jose Reyes / David Wright
  • DTF-SP Alfonso Soriano / Felix Pie

Rookie Redemption

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Randomly inserted at the rate of one in three mini-boxes were ten mystery redemption cards. During the 2008 season, as new rookies made an impact in the majors, Topps would announce the player each card was good for. All cards could be redeemed until April 30th, 2009. Cards #2 and #10 are only available autographed.

NOTE: Despite the presence of the "ROOKIE CARD" icon on each redemption card, none of the cards in this set are considered "true" rookies.

  • 1 Johnny Cueto
  • 2 Jay Bruce AU
  • 3 Kosuke Fukudome
  • 4 Jeff Samardzija
  • 5 Chris Davis
  • 6 Justin Masterson
  • 7 Clayton Kershaw
  • 8 Daniel Murphy
  • 9 Denard Span
  • 10 Jed Lowrie AU

Autographs & Game-Used

Moments Autographs

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Each Moments Autograph is also available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)

NOTE: Ryan Howard's base autograph is short-printed and seeded at the rate of 1:282 mini boxes.

  • FMA-AR Alex Rios
  • FMA-AS Andy Sonnanstine
  • FMA-BP Brandon Phillips
  • FMA-BPB Brian Bannister
  • FMA-CG Curtis Granderson
  • FMA-CH Cole Hamels
  • FMA-CMW Chien-Ming Wang
  • FMA-DW David Wright
  • FMA-FC Fausto Carmona
  • FMA-HR Hanley Ramirez
  • FMA-JAS Jeremy Accardo
  • FMA-JC Jack Cust
  • FMA-JD Justin Duchscherer
  • FMA-JH Josh Hamilton
  • FMA-JMC Miguel Cabrera
  • FMA-JR Jose Reyes
  • FMA-JS Jarrod Saltalamacchia
  • FMA-ME Mark Ellis
  • FMA-MR Mark Reynolds
  • FMA-NM Nick Markakis
  • FMA-PH Phil Hughes
  • FMA-RB Ryan Braun
  • FMA-RH Ryan Howard SP
  • FMA-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
  • FMA-VG Vladimir Guerrero

Team Favorites Autographs

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Each Team Favorites Autographs is serial-numbered to 100 copies and available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • TFA-AS Alfonso Soriano
  • TFA-BC Bobby Crosby
  • TFA-DW David Wright
  • TFA-EC Eric Chavez
  • TFA-FP Felix Pie
  • TFA-JR Jose Reyes
  • TFA-MC Melky Cabrera
  • TFA-RC Robinson Cano

Dual

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Each Team Favorites Dual Autographs is serial-numbered to 74 copies and available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • DTFA-CC Melky Cabrera / Robinson Cano
  • DTFA-EB Eric Chavez / Bobby Crosby
  • DTFA-RW Jose Reyes / David Wright
  • DTFA-SP Alfonso Soriano / Felix Pie

Dual Cuts

Each Team Favorites Dual Autographs Cuts combines a cut signature of Mickey Mantle with a sticker autograph of a current New York Yankee. Each is a one-of-one.

  • MC Mickey Mantle / Robinson Cano
  • MD Mickey Mantle / Johnny Damon
  • MM Mickey Mantle / Melky Cabrera
  • MP Mickey Mantle / Jorge Posada
  • MR Mickey Mantle / Mariano Rivera

TV Autographs

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An unannounced gimmick, these autographs were meant to promote Topps's YouTube channel: Topps TV. After the product's release, and these cards began showing up, Topps went to great lengths to assuage collectors that these cards did not take the place of the guaranteed one-per-mini box autograph.

Each autograph is also available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Red Ink (serial-numbered to ten)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)

NOTE: Two Red Ink parallels of card #RGR (one serial-numbered to ten, the other to five) are known to exist.

  • FA-RM The Rip Master
  • FA-RGF Felicia
  • FA-RGH Hollie
  • FA-RGR Rachael
  • FA-RGLS Lindsey / Stephanie