2009 Finest

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2009 Finest Hobby box

Description

2009 Finest Baseball is a 164-card set released by Topps, exclusively to Hobby outlets, on April 20th, 2009. The last 14 cards in the base set make up an Autographed Rookie Letter Patch subset, with each card being serial-numbered to various levels. While Finest has had autographed rookies before, this was the first time Finest had used manufactured letter patches for the autographs -- which was not well received by collectors.

Each Hobby box consists of two six-pack mini boxes, with five cards per pack. Each mini-box will contains five Refractor parallels and an autograph.

Distribution

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 164 - ?
short set 150 - ?
Autographed Rookie Letter Patches 14 varies 1:2/mini boxes
Refractors 150 - ?
Blue Refractors 150 399 ?
Green Refractors 150 99 1:2/mini boxes
Gold Refractors 150 50 1:4/mini boxes
Red Refractors 150 25 1:8/mini boxes
X-Fractors 150 one-of-one 1:180/mini-boxes
Printing Plates 150 four for each 1:45/mini boxes
Autographed Rookie Letter Patches Refractors 14 varies 1:4/mini boxes
Autographed Rookie Letter Patches Blue Refractors 14 varies 1:12/mini boxes
Autographed Rookie Letter Patches Gold Refractors 14 varies 1:30/mini boxes
Autographed Rookie Letter Patches Red Refractors 14 varies 1:60/mini boxes
Autographed Rookie Letter Patches X-Fractors 14 varies 1:298/mini boxes
Rookie Redemptions 10 - 1:3/mini boxes
Rookie Redemptions Refractors 10 199 1:14/mini boxes
Rookie Redemptions Gold Refractors 10 50 1:54/mini boxes
Moments Autographs "A" 10 - 1:10/mini boxes
Moments Autographs "B" 6 - 1:61/mini boxes
Moments Autographs Red Refractors 16 25 1:68/mini boxes
Moments Autographs X-Fractors 16 one-of-one 1:1797/mini boxes

Checklist

Base Set

1 Kosuke Fukudome

2 Derek Jeter

3 Evan Longoria

4 Alex Gordon

5 David Wright

6 Ryan Howard

7 Jose Reyes

8 Ryan Braun

9 Hunter Pence

10 Chipper Jones

11 Jimmy Rollins

12 Alfonso Soriano

13 Alex Rodriguez

14 Paul Konerko

15 Dustin Pedroia

16 Brian McCann

17 Ken Griffey, Jr.

18 Daisuke Matsuzaka

19 Josh Beckett

20 Jorge Posada

21 Nick Markakis

22 Xavier Nady

23 Carlos Pena

24 Grady Sizemore

25 Mark Teixeira

26 Chase Utley

27 Vladimir Guerrero

28 Prince Fielder

29 Brian Roberts

30 Magglio Ordonez

31 Cliff Lee

32 Josh Hamilton

33 Justin Morneau

34 David Ortiz

35 Cole Hamels

36 Edinson Volquez

37 Hanley Ramirez

38 Carlos Zambrano

39 Brett Myers

40 Chien-Ming Wang

41 John Lackey

42 B.J. Upton

43 Gary Sheffield

44 Jake Peavy

45 Carlos Lee

46 Jacoby Ellsbury

47 Francisco Liriano

48 Torii Hunter

49 Eric Chavez

50 Jamie Moyer

51 Ichiro

52 CC Sabathia

53 Matt Holliday

54 Ervin Santana

55 Hideki Matsui

56 Mark Buehrle

57 Johan Santana

58 Francisco Rodriguez

59 Jorge Cantu

60 Joe Mauer

61 Ian Kinsler

62 Joba Chamberlain

63 Stephen Drew

64 J.D. Drew

65 Justin Upton

66 Troy Glaus

67 Chone Figgins

68 David DeJesus

69 Joey Votto

70 Alex Rios

71 Adam Jones

72 Miguel Tejada

73 Michael Young

74 Vernon Wells

75 Tim Lincecum

76 Ryan Zimmerman

77 Nate McLouth

78 Carl Crawford

79 Dan Haren

80 Brandon Webb

81 Tim Hudson

82 Rafael Furcal

83 Ryan Dempster

84 Carlos Beltran

85 Lance Berkman

86 Jhonny Peralta

87 Aramis Ramirez

88 Aubrey Huff

89 Johnny Damon

90 Carlos Quentin

91 Yunel Escobar

92 Scott Kazmir

93 Delmon Young

94 Jermaine Dye

95 Miguel Cabrera

96 Zack Greinke

97 Chris Young

98 Derrek Lee

99 Orlando Hudson

100 Jay Bruce

101 Garrett Atkins

102 Curtis Granderson

103 Adrian Gonzalez

104 Raul Ibanez

105 Roy Halladay

106 Jon Lester

107 Adam Dunn

108 A.J. Burnett

109 Gavin Floyd

110 Russ Martin

111 Dan Uggla

112 Andre Ethier

113 Casey Kotchman

114 Matt Garza

115 Kevin Youkilis

116 Felix Hernandez

117 Rich Harden

118 Roy Oswalt

119 Jason Bay

120 Geovany Soto

121 Ryan Ludwick

122 Joe Saunders

123 Gil Meche

124 Jim Thome

125 Albert Pujols

126 Andrew Carpenter RC

127 Aaron Cunningham RC

128 Phil Coke RC

129 Alcides Escobar RC

130 Dexter Fowler (RC)

131 Michael Hinckley (RC)

132 Brad Nelson (RC)

133 Scott Lewis (RC)

134 Juan Miranda RC

135 Jason Motte (RC)

136 Travis Snider RC

137 Wade LeBlanc RC

138 Matt Tuiasosopo (RC)

139 Humberto Sanchez (RC)

140 Freddy Sandoval (RC)

141 Chris Lambert (RC)

142 John Jaso RC

143 James McDonald RC

144 Luis Valbuena RC

145 Rich Rundles (RC)

146 Josh Whitesell RC

147 Jeff Baisley RC

148 Ramon Ramirez (RC)

149 Jason Bourgeois (RC)

150 Jesus Delgado RC


Rookie Letter Autographed Patch

Each player in the Autographed Rookie Letter Patch set has one different serial-numbered manufactured patch card for each letter of his last name. All autographs are signed on the letter part of the patch, making for a most illegible autograph. The production figures listed below are the aggregate totals for ALL letters signed by the player.

For example, each Mat Gamel card (#151) is serial-numbered to 285 copies, but there are five different versions of this card (G-A-M-E-L) which when totaled together come to the 1425 figure listed below.

NOTES:

  • Cards #152 and #163 packed out as redemption cards which expired April 30, 2012.
  • Since the Boston Red Sox do not put player nameplates on the back of their Home jerseys, card #155 spells out "R-E-D-S-O-X".

151 Mat Gamel AU RC 1425

152 Travis Snider AU (RC) EXCH 1308

153 Angel Salome AU (RC) 1308

154 Will Venable AU RC 1190

155 Michael Bowden AU (RC) 1308

156 Conor Gillaspie AU RC 963

157 Matt Antonelli AU RC 963

158 Greg Golson AU (RC) 1308

159 Kila Ka'aihue AU (RC) 1190

160 Bobby Parnell AU RC 1190

161 Gaby Sanchez AU RC 1190

162 Jonathon Niese AU RC 1425

163 Dexter Fowler AU (RC) EXCH 1308

164 David Price AU RC 1425


Parallels

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

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

Autographed Rookie Letter Patch Refractors

All 14 Autographed Rookie Letter Patch Refractors are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 75 copies per letter)
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies per letter)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to ten per letter)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to five per letter)
  • X-Fractor (one-of-one per letter)


Inserts

Rookie Redemptions

Randomly inserted into packs at the rate of one per Master Hobby box were 10 Rookie Redemption cards, each numbered 1-10. Similar to the "Red Hot Rookies" from flagship, Topps would announce over the course of the 2009 season who each Rookie Redemption was good for.

NOTES:

  • Although these cards share the same design as the base set, and have the "RC" icon, none of these cards are "true" rookie cards.
  • Card #10 was autographed.
  • All Rookie Redemptions expired April 30, 2010.

These cards are also available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)

1 Matt LaPorta

2 Tommy Hanson

3 Andrew Bailey

4 Julio Borbon

5 Colby Rasmus

6 Kyle Blanks

7 Neftali Feliz

8 Nolan Reimold

9 Rick Porcello

10 Tommy Hanson AU


Autographs & Game-Used

Moments Autographs

Each Moments Autograph is also available in the following parallels.

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

The odds of finding a specific Moments Autograph are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:10/mini boxes
  • Group B: 1:61/mini boxes

FMA-AC Asdrubal Cabrera A

FMA-AI Akinori Iwamura A

FMA-AR Alex Rodriguez B

FMA-DO David Ortiz B

FMA-DW David Wright A

FMA-EV Evan Longoria A

FMA-HP Hunter Pence A

FMA-JB Jay Bruce A

FMA-JBA Jason Bay B

FMA-JC Joba Chamberlain A

FMA-JL Jon Lester A

FMA-JR Jose Reyes A

FMA-JT Jim Thome B

FMA-JV Joey Votto B

FMA-RC Robinson Cano A

FMA-RH Ryan Howard B