Friday, November 7, 2008

A Tribute to Box-Toppers- Part 4

The trend of including valued-added items to sports cards hobby boxes was first repopularized by Topps with both 2001 and 2002 Topps Reserve.

2001 Topps Reserve Hobby boxes contained an assorted autographed baseball.

Following the success they found in '01, Topps re-issued the brand in 2002 and included one autographed mini-helmet per box.

Unopened material is fairly difficult to find, but I have found a few of each with prices ranging for 2001 from $137-$150 and $81-$130 for 2002. This was one of those products that if you purchased at retail and pulled a common you were bumming but psyched if you pulled even a semi-star, let alone an A-Rod, Bonds, etc.


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