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2009 Finest

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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.

Distribution

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.

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

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  • 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

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Each player in the Autographed Rookie Letter Patch set has a serial-numbered manufactured patch card for each letter of his last name. All autographs are signed on the letter part of the patch, making the autographs illegible. 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

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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

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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

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Randomly inserted into packs at the rate of one per Master Hobby box were ten Rookie Redemption cards, each sequentially-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

Moments Autographs

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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