Monday, September 26, 2011

Cynicalbuddha's Top 100 #10

#10 on my list is also the oldest card in my collection.  Well sort of.  In 2002 Topps started a craze that continues to this day.  While this wasn't the first retro set put out, it was one that got alot of attention.  There were some great cards in this set.  I pulled a Joe Mauer rookie auto from all the boxes I opened, sadly I sold it off years ago, but did get a great price for it.  This set also started the mini craze back up, with multiple base variations, fronts and backs, and of course original 1909-1911 T206 buybacks.  This set was so popular Topps put out another set in 2003 and a T205 set and brought it back for the 100th anniversary with two sets in 2009 and 2010.

Granted this card isn't in the best of shape and if it were raw it would probably only be worth about 20 bucks but encased in it's 2002 frame it's awesome!

So #10 on my Top 100..

2002 Topps T206 Frank Isbell Framed Original 1909-1911 T206 Buyback card.

cb out


  1. Wow, really cool. I didn't know they made these cards.

  2. I would be super jazzed if I pulled one of those out of a pack. I just finished reading a book about the 1906 Cubs-Sox World Series. Isbell led all players with 8 hits for the "hitless wonders".