36 packs, 10 cards per pack, packs with a Relic Card contain 8 cards.
The base set of 2006 Topps has 660 cards. Series 1 is numbered 1-330. Series 2 is numbered 331-660.
This is the first Topps set having to comply with the new rules set by Major League Baseball. The biggest change that entails is that all rookie cards have an official “Rookie Card” logo printed on the front.
The big promotion advertised on this box this year is the special 2K Sports Major League Baseball 2K6 video game cards with exclusive game cheats.
From the Topps product sell sheet:
2006 Topps Baseball Series 2 is the second series of the most anticipated release of the year. Topps celebration of some of the greatest sluggers of all time continues with the next installment of the Mickey Mantle Home Run History, highlighting home runs #2-111, and special cards to commemorate Barry Bonds’ upcoming 715th home run. Plus, new Home Run Derby contest cards bring the excitement of the 2006 Home Run Derby to collectors by rewarding fans who find the 2006 Derby winner’s contest card with a complete set of Black Parallel base cards!
- TOPPS EXCLUSIVE Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle and A-Rod Autographed and Relic Cards!
- Mickey Mantle Home Run History Continues Through Home Run #111!
- NEW! Signers of the U.S. Constitution Inserts and Cut-Signature Cards!
- Opening Day Relics and Insert Cards!
- NEW! Home Run Derby Contest Cards!
In Hobby Stores: 06/14/2006
330 BASE CARDS
30 players with the new MLB® Rookie logo.
15 cards featuring 2-3 players each.
Autographs from 23 of the biggest names including Andruw Jones and Robinson Cano.
Team Topps Legends
Retired players from Team Topps Legends featured on signed cards.
7 of the biggest transactions of the off- season and 2006 season with player signatures including Kenji Johjima & Paul Lo Duca.
Autographed Relic Cards
- Autographed Relic cards of 7 of the biggest transactions of the off-season and 2006 season. Sequentially numbered* to 25.
20 players involved in the biggest transactions of the off-season and 2006 season appear in both their old and new uniforms, including Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Delgado.
Top 10 active career leaders in HRs, RBIs, and Hits are displayed on 30 cards.
HOBBY STORE EXCLUSIVE! 15 superstar players, including Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols, and Ichiro.
Mantle Home Run History
110 cards highlighting Mickey Mantle’s career home runs #2-111.
Home Run Derby
– NEW CONTEST! 50 players who may participate in the MLB Home Run Derby contest are inserted in the set. The collectors holding a card with the 2006 Derby winner score one complete set of Black Parallel cards each!
15 cards featuring both of the opposing lineups from every Opening Day game!
Card commemorating Bonds’ upcoming 715th Home Run.
Stamp of Approval
NEW! Barry Bonds commemorative postage stamp card featuring a postmark with the date of his upcoming 715th home run.
Signers of the Constitution
– NEW! The 39 signers of the U.S. Constitution & all 4 pages of the document are featured on insert cards. The backs of the cards feature puzzle pieces that make up the first page of the Constitution.
Signers of the Constitution Cut Signatures
All One of One!
Authentic cut-signatures from most of the 39 signers of the United States Constitution, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. Each is a One of One!
Card commemorating Barry Bonds’ upcoming 715th home run with pieces of a base used during that game.
Relic cards of 23 of the biggest transactions of the off-season and 2006 season.
Mantle Home Run History Relic
Relic versions of all 110 Mantle Home Run History insert cards featuring a piece of The Mick’s bat. Sequentially numbered* to 7.
– 15 Relic cards featuring both of the opposing lineups from every Opening Day game and a piece of a baseball or base used in that game!
Platinum-1 of 1!
330 parallels of the base set with platinum borders & the phrase “55 Years of Collecting.” Each is a One of One!
HTA STORE EXCLUSIVE! 330 parallels of the base set with black-speckled borders & the phrase “55 Years of Collecting.” Sequentially numbered* to 55.
330 parallels of the base set with gold-speckled borders & the phrase “55 Years of Collecting.” Sequentially numbered* to 2006.
All 1 Of 1!
HTA Exclusive! 4 Printing Plates of the entire base set. 1,320 plates in all. Each is a One of One!
Group A: Barry Bonds; Group B: Alex Rodriguez, Brian Cashman, Cal Ripken, David Ortiz, Dave Winfield, Ryne Sandberg, Theo Epstein; Group C: Eric Chavez, Gary Sheffield, Milton Bradley; Group D: Wade Boggs; Group E: Brad Wilkerson, Carlos Guillen, Craig Nettles, Lance Cormier, Michael Young, Terrmel Sledge; Group F: Horacio Ramirez, Jeff Mathis, Livan Hernandez, Roy Oswalt, Ryan Garko; Group G: Chuck James, Nelson Cruz; Group H: Alex Gordon, Anthony Lerew, Anthony Reyes, Craig Breslow, Darrell Rasner, Doug DeVore, Fausto Carmona, Francisco Liriano, Jason Botts, Josh Johnson, Rich Hill, Scott Olsen.
TEAM TOPPS AUTOGRAPHS
Group A: Bobby Crosby, Zach Greinke; Group B: Mike Cuellar; Group C: Johnny Podres; Group D: Bob Feller; Group E: Jeremy Reed.
WORLD SERIES CHAMPION RELICS
Group A: Bobby Jenks, Carl Everett, Mark Buehrle; Group B: Juan Uribe; Group C: Tadahito Iguchi, Jermaine Dye, Scott Podsednik, Timo Perez; Group D: Aaron Rowand, Joe Crede; Group E: A.J. Pierzynski; Group F: Jon Garland, Frank THomas, Carl Everett, Willie Harris; Group G: Paul Konerko (bat), Paul Konerko (uniform)
SERIES 1 APPROXIMATE ODDS PER PACK
*Asterisk indicates sequentially numbered
Sets in green can be expected in every hobby box
Bonds Home Run History 1:4; Mantle Home Run History 1:4; Declaration of Independence 1:8; Own the Game 1:12; *Gold Parallel 1:15; 2K Promo Card 1:18; Hobby Masters 1:18; Mantle Collection 1:36; Topps Autographs Group H 1:430; World Champion Relic Group F 1:1,006; World Champion Relic Group G 1:1,396; *Mantle Collection Gold Parallel 1:1,500; World Champion Relic Group C 1:1,941; Topps Autographs Group F 1:2,090; World Champion Relic Group D 1:3,144; Topps Autographs Group Group E 1:3,451; Topps Autographs Group G 1:3,481; *Mantle Collection Relic 1:4,540; *Bonds Home Run Countdown Contest 1:4,800; World Champion Relic Group E 1:4,984; Team Topps Autograph Group E 1:5,200; Team Topps Autograph Group D 1:6,900; Team Topps Autograph Group A 1:7,450; Team Topps Autograph Group C 1:9,400; Team Topps Autograph Group B 1:10,400; World Champion Relic Group B 1:11,289; Topps Autographs Group B 1:14,500; Topps Autographs Group C 1:17,400; World Champion Relic Group A 1:23,755; *Platinum Parallel 1:29,000; Topps Autographs Group D 1:42,570; *Declaration of Independence Cut Signatures 1:255,375; Topps Autographs Group A 1:681,120; *Mantle Home Run History Relic 1:681,120
Overall Autograph/Relic 1:137