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Topic Title: Anyone have any info on Topps 206 released in 2002?
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Looks like a decent retro set. Were they released as regular sized base cards with parallel mini's like A&G? Is there a checklist out there anywhere? Thanks,

 10/25/2007 8:49 PM
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Taken from a Beckett annual.

526 cards issued in three series:
series 1: 1-180
series 2: 181-307 with 96 variations
series 3: 308-456 with 15 variations and 55 SP's

Topps purchased over 4000 original T-206 cards and inserted them in packs, odds are
series 1: 1:110
series 2: 1:179
series 3: 1:101

Parallel sets (I think these are all minis), the difference is the back of the cards.
"Carolina Brights" inserted in and parallel second series
"Cycle" inserted in and parallel first series
"Drum" inserted 1:3711 third series packs, contains five cards and has a print run of 20 sets
"Lenox" inserted 1:7422 packs, contains 5 cards and has a print run of 10 sets
"Piedmont Black" black ink on back and inserted in second series
"Piedmont Red" red ink on back and inserted in second series
"Polar Bear" inserted in 2 out of 3 packs, parallel the complete base set and inserted in each series
"Sweet Caporal Black" black ink, third series
"Sweet Caporal Blue" blue ink, third series
"Sweet Caporal Red" red ink, third series
"Tolstoi" first series
"Tolstoi Red" red back, first series, print run of 25 sets
"Uzit" third series

Just a quick rundown, any questions, let me know and I'll see if I can help. I don't have a checklist other than the book in front of me.

 10/26/2007 9:22 AM
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Thanks for the info! I tried doing a couple of google searches and didn't come up with much. There doesn't seem to be too much on ebay either. Is there anything out there on the internet for reference?

Also, anything on Topps 205?

 10/26/2007 10:20 AM
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I opened quite a bit of the Topps 206 Series 2 product. In fact, I believe I have a full set or two (of series 2) sitting in my collection. I enjoyed this product a lot because of the design and the overall value. It wasn't ridiculously expensive and along with jerseys and autos, I actually pulled 2 of the original buybacks. The set, itself, included veterans, prospects and reprints of the originals. The base set was standard sized based on modern product, but there was an insert set of the mini's sized like the originals. Numerous back variations on the mini set made it too cumbersome (and expensive) to try to collect those sets at the time. The Bazooka backs were limited to 25 hand numbered copies. Here is the full checklist, including variations:

1 Vladimir Guerrero
2 Sammy Sosa
3 Garret Anderson
4 Rafael Palmeiro
5 Juan Gonzalez
6 John Smoltz
7 Mark Mulder
8 Jon Lieber
9 Greg Maddux
10 Moises Alou
11 Joe Randa
12 Bobby Abreu
13 Juan Pierre
14 Kerry Wood
15 Craig Biggio
16 Curt Schilling
17 Brian Jordan
18 Edgardo Alfonzo
19 Darren Dreifort
20 Todd Helton
21 Ramon Ortiz
22 Ichiro Suzuki
23 Jimmy Rollins
24 Darin Erstad
25 Shawn Green
26 Tino Martinez
27 Bret Boone
28 Alfonso Soriano
29 Chan Ho Park
30 Roger Clemens
31 Cliff Floyd
32 Johnny Damon
33 Frank Thomas
34 Barry Bonds
35 Luis Gonzalez
36 Carlos Lee
37 Roberto Alomar
38 Carlos Delgado
39 Nomar Garciaparra
40 Jason Kendall
41 Scott Rolen
42 Tom Glavine
43 Ryan Klesko
44 Brian Giles
45 Bud Smith
46 Charles Nagy
47 Tony Gwynn
48 C.C. Sabathia
49 Frank Catalanotto
50 Jerry Hairston
51 Jeromy Burnitz
52 David Justice
53 Bartolo Colon
54 Andres Galarraga
55 Jeff Weaver
56 Terrence Long
57 Tsuyoshi Shinjo
58 Barry Zito
59 Mariano Rivera
60 John Olerud
61 Randy Johnson
62 Kenny Lofton
63 Jermaine Dye
64 Troy Glaus
65 Larry Walker
66 Hideo Nomo
67 Mike Mussina
68 Paul LoDuca
69 Magglio Ordonez
70 Paul O'Neill
71 Sean Casey
72 Lance Berkman
73 Adam Dunn
74 Aramis Ramirez
75 Rafael Furcal
76 Gary Sheffield
77 Todd Hollandsworth
78 Chipper Jones
79 Bernie Williams
80 Richard Hidalgo
81 Eric Chavez
82 Mike Piazza
83 J.D. Drew
84 Ken Griffey Jr.
85 Joe Kennedy
86 Joel Pineiro
87 Josh Towers
88 Andruw Jones
89 Carlos Beltran
90 Mike Cameron
91 Albert Pujols
92 Alex Rodriguez
93 Omar Vizquel
94 Juan Encarnacion
95 Jeff Bagwell
96 Jose Canseco
97 Ben Sheets
98 Mark Grace
99 Mike Sweeney
100 Mark McGwire
101 Ivan Rodriguez
102 Rich Aurilia
103 Cristian Guzman
104 Roy Oswalt
105 Tim Hudson
106 Brent Abernathy
107 Mike Hampton
108 Miguel Tejada
109 Bobby Higginson
110 Edgar Martinez
111 Jorge Posada
112 Jason Giambi Yankees
113 Pedro Astacio
114 Kazuhiro Sasaki
115 Preston Wilson
116 Jason Bere
117 Mark Quinn
118 Pokey Reese
119 Derek Jeter
120 Shannon Stewart
121 Jeff Kent
122 Jeremy Giambi
123 Pat Burrell
124 Jim Edmonds
125 Mark Buehrle
126 Kevin Brown
127 Raul Mondesi
128 Pedro Martinez
129 Jim Thome
130 Russ Ortiz
131 Brandon Duckworth PROS
132 Ryan Jamison PROS
133 Brandon Inge PROS
134 Felipe Lopez PROS
135 Jason Lane PROS
136 Forrest Johnson PROS RC
137 Greg Nash PROS
138 Covelli Crisp PROS
139 Nick Neugebauer PROS
140 Dustan Mohr PROS
141 Freddy Sanchez FYP RC
142 Justin Backsmeyer FYP RC
143 Jorge Julio FYP
144 Ryan Mottl FYP RC
145 Chris Tritle FYP RC
146 Noochie Varner FYP RC
147 Brian Rogers FYP
148 Michael Hill FYP RC
149 Luis Pineda FYP
150 Rich Thompson FYP RC
151 Bill Hall FYP
152 Juan Dominguez FYP RC
153 Justin Woodrow FYP
154 Nic Jackson FYP RC
155 Laynce Nix FYP RC
156 Hank Aaron RET
157 Ernie Banks RET
158 Johnny Bench RET
159 George Brett RET
160 Carlton Fisk RET
161 Bob Gibson RET
162 Reggie Jackson RET
163 Don Mattingly RET
164 Kirby Puckett RET
165 Frank Robinson RET
166 Nolan Ryan RET
167 Tom Seaver RET
168 Mike Schmidt RET
169 Dave Winfield RET
170 Carl Yastrzemski RET
171 Frank Chance REP
172 Ty Cobb REP
173 Sam Crawford REP
174 Johnny Evers REP
175 John McGraw REP
176 Eddie Plank REP
177 Tris Speaker REP
178 Joe Tinker REP
179 H.Wagner Orange REP
180 Cy Young REP
181 Javier Vazquez
182A Mark Mulder Green Jsy
182B Mark Mulder White Jsy
183A Roger Clemens Blue Jsy
183B Roger Clemens Pinstripes
184 Kazuhisa Ishii RC
185 Roberto Alomar
186 Lance Berkman
187A Adam Dunn Arms Folded
187B Adam Dunn w/Bat
188A Aramis Ramirez w/Bat
188B Aramis Ramirez w/o Bat
189 Chuck Knoblauch
190 Nomar Garciaparra
191 Brad Penny
192A Gary Sheffield w/Bat
192B Gary Sheffield w/o Bat
193 Alfonso Soriano
194 Andruw Jones
195A Randy Johnson Black Jsy
195B Randy Johnson Purple Jsy
196A Corey Patterson Blue Jsy
196B Corey Patterson Pinstripes
197 Milton Bradley
198A J.Damon Blue Jsy/Cap
198B J.Damon Blue Jsy/Hlmt
198C J.Damon White Jsy
199A Paul Lo Duca Blue Jsy
199B Paul Lo Duca White Jsy
200A Albert Pujols Red Jsy
200B Albert Pujols Running
200C Albert Pujols w/Bat
201 Scott Rolen
202A J.D. Drew Running
202B J.D. Drew w/Bat
202C J.D. Drew White Jsy
203 Vladimir Guerrero
204A Jason Giambi Blue Jsy
204B Jason Giambi Grey Jsy
204C Jason Giambi Pinstripes
205A Moises Alou Grey Jsy
205B Moises Alou Pinstripes
206A Magglio Ordonez Signing
206B Magglio Ordonez w/Bat
207 Carlos Febles
208 So Taguchi RC
209A Rafael Palmeiro One Hand
209B Rafael Palmeiro Two Hands
210 David Wells
211 Orlando Cabrera
212 Sammy Sosa
213 Armando Benitez
214 Wes Helms
215A Mariano Rivera Arms Folded
215B Mariano Rivera Holding Ball
216 Jimmy Rollins
217 Matt Lawton
218A Shawn Green w/Bat
218B Shawn Green w/o Bat
219A Bernie Williams w/Bat
219B Bernie Williams w/o Bat
220A Bret Boone Blue Jsy
220B Bret Boone White Jsy
221A Alex Rodriguez Blue Jsy
221B Alex Rodriguez One Hand
221C Alex Rodriguez Two Hands
222 Roger Cedeno
223 Marty Cordova
224 Fred McGriff
225A Chipper Jones Batting
225B Chipper Jones Running
226 Kerry Wood
227A Larry Walker Grey Jsy
227B Larry Walker Purple Jsy
228 Robin Ventura
229 Robert Fick
230A Tino Martinez Black Glove
230B Tino Martinez Throwing
230C Tino Martinez w/Bat
231 Ben Petrick
232 Neifi Perez
233 Pedro Martinez
234A Brian Jordan Grey Jsy
234B Brian Jordan White Jsy
235 Freddy Garcia
236A Derek Jeter Batting
236B Derek Jeter Blue Jsy
236C Derek Jeter Kneeling
237 Ben Grieve
238A Barry Bonds Black Jsy
238B Barry Bonds w/Wrist Band
238C B.Bonds w/o Wrist Band
239 Luis Gonzalez
240 Shane Halter
241A Brian Giles Black Jsy
241B Brian Giles Grey Jsy
242 Bud Smith
243 Richie Sexson
244A Barry Zito Green Jsy
244B Barry Zito White Jsy
245 Eric Milton
246A Ivan Rodriguez Blue Jsy
246B Ivan Rodriguez Grey Jsy
246C Ivan Rodriguez White Jsy
247 Toby Hall
248A Mike Piazza Black Jsy
248B Mike Piazza Grey Jsy
249 Ruben Sierra
250A Tsuyoshi Shinjo Cap
250B Tsuyoshi Shinjo Helmet
251A Jermaine Dye Green Jsy
251B Jermaine Dye White Jsy
252 Roy Oswalt
253 Todd Helton
254 Adrian Beltre
255 Doug Mientkiewicz
256A Ichiro Suzuki Blue Jsy
256B Ichiro Suzuki w/Bat
256C Ichiro Suzuki White Jsy
257A C.C. Sabathia Blue Jsy
257B C.C. Sabathia White Jsy
258 Paul Konerko
259 Ken Griffey Jr.
260A Jeromy Burnitz w/Bat
260B Jeromy Burnitz w/o Bat
261 Hank Blalock PROS
262 Mark Prior PROS
263 Josh Beckett PROS
264 Carlos Pena PROS
265 Sean Burroughs PROS
266 Austin Kearns PROS
267 Chin-Hui Tsao PROS
268 Dewon Brazelton PROS
269 J.D. Martin PROS
270 Marlon Byrd PROS
271 Joe Mauer FYP RC
272 Jason Botts FYP RC
273 Mauricio Lara FYP RC
274 Jonny Gomes FYP RC
275 Gavin Floyd FYP RC
276 Alex Requena FYP RC
277 Jimmy Gobble FYP RC
278 Chris Duffy FYP RC
279 Colt Griffin FYP RC
280 Ryan Church FYP RC
281 Beltran Perez FYP RC
282 Clint Nageotte FYP RC
283 Justin Schuda FYP RC
284 Scott Hairston FYP RC
285 Mario Ramos FYP RC
286B Tom Seaver Mets RET
286A Tom Seaver White Sox RET
287B Hank Aaron Blue Jsy RET
287A Hank Aaron White Jsy RET
288 Mike Schmidt RET
289A Robin Yount Blue Jsy RET
289B Robin Yount P'stripes RET
290 Joe Morgan RET
291 Frank Robinson RET
292A Reggie Jackson A's RET
292B Reggie Jackson Yanks RET
293A Nolan Ryan Astros RET
293B Nolan Ryan Rangers RET
294 Dave Winfield RET
295 Willie Mays RET
296 Brooks Robinson RET
297A Mark McGwire A's RET
297B Mark McGwire Cards RET
298 Honus Wagner RET
299A Sherry Magee REP
299B Sherry Magie UER REP
300 Frank Chance REP
301A Joe Doyle NY REP
301B Joe Doyle NY Nat'l REP
302 John McGraw REP
303 Jimmy Collins REP
304 Buck Herzog REP
305 Sam Crawford REP
306 Cy Young REP
307 Honus Wagner Blue REP
308A A.Rodriguez Blue Jsy SP
308B A.Rodriguez White Jsy
309 Vernon Wells
310A B.Bonds w/Elbow Pad
310B B.Bonds w/o Elbow Pad SP
311 Vicente Padilla
312A A.Soriano w/Wristband
312B A.Soriano w/o Wristband SP
313 Mike Piazza
314 Jacque Jones
315 Shawn Green SP
316 Paul Byrd
317 Lance Berkman
318 Larry Walker
319 Ken Griffey Jr. SP
320 Shea Hillenbrand
321 Jay Gibbons
322 Andruw Jones
323 Luis Gonzalez SP
324 Garret Anderson
325 Roy Halladay
326 Randy Winn
327 Matt Morris
328 Robb Nen
329 Trevor Hoffman
330 Kip Wells
331 Orlando Hernandez
332 Rey Ordonez
333 Torii Hunter
334 Geoff Jenkins
335 Eric Karros
336 Mike Lowell
337 Nick Johnson
338 Randall Simon
339 Ellis Burks
340A Sammy Sosa Blue Jsy SP
340B Sammy Sosa White Jsy
341 Pedro Martinez
342 Junior Spivey
343 Vinny Castilla
344 Randy Johnson SP
345 Chipper Jones SP
346 Orlando Hudson
347 Albert Pujols SP
348 Rondell White
349 Vladimir Guerrero
350A Mark Prior Red SP
350B Mark Prior Yellow
351 Eric Gagne
352 Todd Zeile
353 Manny Ramirez SP
354 Kevin Millwood
355 Troy Percival
356A Jason Giambi Batting SP
356B Jason Giambi Throwing
357 Bartolo Colon
358 Jeremy Giambi
359 Jose Cruz Jr.
360A I.Suzuki Blue Jsy SP
360B I.Suzuki White Jsy
361 Eddie Guardado
362 Ivan Rodriguez
363 Carl Crawford
364 Jason Simontacchi RC
365 Kenny Lofton
366 Raul Mondesi
367 A.J. Pierzynski
368 Ugueth Urbina
369 Rodrigo Lopez
370A N.Garciaparra One Bat SP
370B N.Garciaparra Two Bats
371 Craig Counsell
372 Barry Larkin
373 Carlos Pena
374 Luis Castillo
375 Raul Ibanez
376 Kazuhisa Ishii SP
377 Derek Lowe
378 Curt Schilling
379 Jim Thome Phillies
380A Derek Jeter Blue SP
380B Derek Jeter Seats
381 Pat Burrell
382 Jamie Moyer
383 Eric Hinske
384 Scott Rolen
385 Miguel Tejada SP
386 Andy Pettitte
387 Mike Lieberthal
388 Al Leiter
389 Todd Helton SP
390A Adam Dunn Bat SP
390B Adam Dunn Glove
391 Cliff Floyd
392 Tim Salmon
393 Joe Torre MG
394 Bobby Cox MG
395 Tony LaRussa MG
396 Art Howe MG
397 Bob Brenly MG
398 Ron Gardenhire MG
399 Mike Cuddyer PROS
400 Joe Mauer PROS
401 Mark Teixeira PROS
402 Hee Seop Choi PROS
403 Angel Berroa PROS
404 Jesse Foppert PROS RC
405 Bobby Crosby PROS
406 Jose Reyes PROS
407 Casey Kotchman PROS RC
408 Aaron Heilman PROS
409 Adrian Gonzalez PROS
410 Delwyn Young PROS RC
411 Brett Myers PROS
412 Justin Huber PROS RC
413 Drew Henson PROS
414 Taggert Bozied PROS RC
415 Dontrelle Willis PROS RC
416 Rocco Baldelli PROS
417 Jason Stokes PROS RC
418 Brandon Phillips PROS
419 Jake Blalock FYP RC
420 Micah Schilling FYP RC
421 Denard Span FYP RC
422A J.Loney Red FYP RC
422B J.Loney w/Sky FYP RC
423A W.Bankston Blue FYP RC
423B W.Bankston w/Sky FYP RC
424 Jeremy Hermida FYP RC
425 Curtis Granderson FYP RC
426A J.Pridie Red FYP RC
426B J.Pridie w/Sky FYP RC
427 Larry Broadway FYP RC
428A K.Greene Green FYP RC
428B K.Greene Red FYP RC
429 Joey Votto FYP RC
430A B.Upton Grey FYP RC
430B B.Upton w/People FYP RC
431A S.Santos Gold FYP RC
431B S.Santos Grey FYP RC
432 Brian Dopirak FYP RC
433 Ozzie Smith RET SP
434 Wade Boggs RET SP
435 Yogi Berra RET SP
436 Al Kaline RET SP
437 Robin Roberts RET SP
438 Roberto Clemente RET SP
439 Gary Carter RET SP
440 Fergie Jenkins RET SP
441 Orlando Cepeda RET SP
442 Rod Carew RET SP
443 Harmon Killebrew RET SP
444 Duke Snider RET SP
445 Stan Musial RET SP
446 Hank Greenberg RET SP
447 Lou Brock RET SP
448 Jim Palmer RET
449 John McGraw REP
450 Mordecai Brown REP
451 Christy Mathewson REP
452 Sam Crawford REP
453 Bill O'Hara REP
454 Joe Tinker REP
455 Nap Lajoie REP
456 Honus Wagner Red REP

I hope this helps!

 10/26/2007 4:43 PM
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I've seemed to be hooked on the original buybacks lately. Someone who put a major collection together of buybacks a few years ago decided to sell recently. This eBay seller seems to have about 10 buybacks per week at a minimum if anyone is interested (I usually lose interest in bidding on his commons once they hit close to $40).

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I bought a series 2 box. The regular sized base cards aren't that great. I like the mini's though. The various backs are interesting. I'll probably try to put together a basic 525 mini set. Does anyone know the relative scarcity of the backs? From the post above polar bear would be the most common, and it was by far the most common in the box I have. Lenox and Drum would seem to be the rarest. Is there a definative rarity scale anywhere for the backs? Thanks for all the info guys.

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I have the odds listed in my post above, I am doing the series 1 base set and the Team 206 set (minis would be too hard for me) and would trade my minis for the base cards I need.

Just read where you bought the series 2, that wouldn't help me but I would still trade the minis you need.
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The mini backs are as follows:

Series I
Polar Bear: most common, no averages given
Tolstoi Black: 4/box
Tolstoi Red: 2/Box
Cycle: 1/box
Bazooka: Production run of 30

Series II
Polar Bear
Piedmont Black: 4/box
Piedmont Red: 2/box
Carolina Brights: 1/box
Drum: Production run of 20

Series III
Polar Bear
Sweet Corporal Red: 2-3/box
Sweet Corporal Blue or Black: 1-2/box
Uzit: 1/box
Lenox: Production run of 10
American Beauty: Production run of 5

I think I have the series broken up correctly. If anyone sees a problem, let me know.

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I am a collector of 2002 Topps 206. I have a massive collection of these cards. most of the information below is true. I've got an Excel spreadsheet of these if you'd like to see all possible cards.
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