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2006 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Review

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Topps Turkey Red cards were originally released in 1911.  As part of its ongoing campaign to release products that duplicate some of baseball's most popular cards of yesteryear, Topps  has released products like Bowman Heritage and Topps Turkey Red.  Topps Turkey Red Baseball was one of 2005's hottest products for both modern and vintage sports card collectors, and it looks like this year will be another outstanding product.  Base cards start with #316, continuing from last year’s set.

2006 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Hobby Box Breakdown: Each box contains 24 packs, with 8 cards per pack.  On average, each box contains two (2) autograph or game used cards, one (1) parallel, and one (1) Turkey Red Cabinet Card Box Loader.  The base set consists of 265 Veterans or Retired Players, 15 Veteran Variations, 40 Rookie Cards, and 10 Action Cards.

Product Highlights:

Turkey Red Dual Autographed Relic Cabinet Cards: 5 different cards featuring two different players each, including Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. Sequentially numbered. Also available in Suede Parallels #1/1.

Turkey Red Autographed Relic Cabinet Cards: 16 different players, including Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. Sequentially numbered. Also available in Suede Parallels #1/1.

Turkey Red Cabinet Cards: 42 different oversized cards featuring Major League Baseball pros and retired stars, including Mickey Mantle. Also available in Suede Parallels #1/1.

Turkey Red Original Cabinet Cards: Original Turkey Red Cabinet from 1911 cards have been repurchased and included as Box Loaders.

B-18 Blankets: Replicas of the felt blankets included in the original Turkey Red set, these 5-1/4" square blankets feature some of today's hottest stars.

Original Turkey Red B-18 Blankets: Actual, original B-18 blankets from the 1911 set have been repurchased and are randomly inserted as Box Loaders.

Parallel Cards: One (1) Per Pack; More than thirty (30) Per Box!  All 330 cards from the Base Set are paralleled as:

Turkey Suede: Hobby exclusive; #1/1
Turkey Gold
Turkey Black
Turkey White
Turkey Red

Autographs: 23 different players have autographs in 2006 Topps Turkey Red Baseball, and there are the following variations:

Turkey Suede: Hobby exclusive; #1/1
Turkey Gold: #/25
Turkey Black: #/99
Turkey White: #/200
Turkey Red - #/475

Game Used/Relic Cards: 50 different players have game used cards in 2006 Topps Turkey Red Baseball, including the following variations:

Turkey Suede: Hobby exclusive; #1/1
Turkey Gold: #/25
Turkey Black: #/99
Turkey White: #/200
Turkey Red - #/475

Printing Plates: Hobby exclusive; each is #1/1

Framed Printing Plates: 4 Printing Plates used to make all 330 Base Cards are framed and included in the set.

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