Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mike Trout Tin - 2020 Topps

2020 Topps Baseball:  I'd been hoping these tins would hit my local Wal-Mart and they finally did yesterday. The only one I wanted was Mike Trout...and there was one left all the way in the back.  Phew.  Not interested in the others especially with Mookie Betts now a Dodger.  The tins come with an exclusive Chrome Decades' Best insert.  Appropriately I pulled these two Mike Trout cards which is great way to start.  I'm not a big Turkey Red fan but I will be holding on to this one.
  Can't complain about my rookie pulls led by Bo Bichette and Fernado Tatis Jr.
Plenty of star veterans as well.
The Marte Turkey Red and Warren Spahn Decades' Best are both chrome.
A Red Sox Team Card and Padres Checklist card.
The Tyler O'Neill is a rainbow foil parallel.
Hoskins Highlight, 1985 Topps 35th Anniversary, and another Turkey Red.
Topps likes their horizontal in this set and these are some nice photos.
Just a few more to show off including a great Sean Doolittle photo.  I was so excited to pick one of these tins up and not have to resort to the secondary market.  Plenty of good cards as well.

75 – Total Cards
5 – Turkey Red
4 – RC
4 – League Leaders
2 – Checklists
2 – Team Cards
2 – Hoskins Highlights
1 – World Series
1 – Rainbow Foil
1 – Decades’ Best
1 – Turkey Red Chrome
1 – Decades’ Best Chrome
1 – Gold Parallel #/2020
1 – Topps All-Star Rookie Cup
1 - 1985 Topps 35th Anniversary Set


  1. I'll have to keep an eye out for that tin. I was collecting Trout wrappers for a while, hopefully the tin wont have 20 different versions!

    1. I don't think it does but I know what you mean. Good luck finding one.

  2. Although I'm not a big fan of Topps using the Turkey Reds as inserts (I'd vote to have them release Turkey Red every 5 to 7 years as a standalone product)... I'd say that Trout would be my favorite card in the tin.

    1. Seems like Turkey Red has a pretty good fan base it seems so I think plenty of collectors would be happy with it as a standalone product.

  3. The more I see of the Topps cards on blogs and from packs that I buy, I really enjoy this year's cards. Besides the Indians and my player collections, I am going to attempt to collect the Decades Best base insert set.

    1. That seems to be one of the favorite insert sets. You aren't the only one chasing it.

  4. Is Topps stealing ideas from Upper Deck with these tins? In any case I usually like the Turkey red tributes but the Chrome-ification is a little too much. The chrome looks right at home on the '50s Spahn insert though!

    1. You are right. Upper Deck has been been doing tins in Upper Deck hockey for a while.