The 2010 Topps Baseball set has leaked onto retail store shelves in the last week or so in some parts of the country in advance of its hobby release date on Wednesday.
And we already know that the set will be full of surprise variation cards much like last year.
But one reader — James Wilson of Deltona, Fla. — got his hands on some Topps early and noted an unusual Francisco Cervelli card — one we’re not yet sure is just mis-numbered or some kind of SP gimmick.
It’s card No. 422 in the set — which technically makes it a Series 2 card. It’s not on the checklists, so we’ll just have to wait and see how many show up on the market.
(Likely reasons it might be a gimmick card? It’s a Yankee, and the pie-to-the-face photo — the pies became a Yankees tradition so to speak last year.)
In fact, it appears that at least two other Yankees have a pie-card variant … so could they all have one? We’ll have to wait and see.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.