Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball Jumbo
Topps split it’s 2010 flagship brand into two series, each with equal 330-card base checklists. In addition to the base set, Topps also snuck in 20 photo variation cards into each series. On the variations, legends appear on some base cards.
Also included in 2010 Topps Baseball was a long list of inserts and relics. Since this is a jumbo box, every 50-card pack is absolutely loaded with inserts. Red Hot Rookie redemption cards were found in every box and could be exchanged for the corresponding player from the checklist. Giancarlo Stanton, Stephen Strasburg, and Carlos Santana highlight the Red Hot Rookie checklist. The box also touts the inclusion of one autograph and two relics. Jumbo boxes were priced right around $100 at the time of release.
2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball Jumbo Box Break
Cards per pack: 50
Packs per box: 10
Price paid: $49
Pack 1 base:
Brett Gardner, Miguel Cabrera, Alfonso Soriano, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Grady Sizemore, Chris Tillman, Alcides Escobar (great photo), Orioles Franchise History, Todd Helton, Freddy Garcia, fellow NH-native Brian Wilson & Francisco Liriano
Pack 1 inserts:
Joe Morgan Turkey Red, Honus Wagner Vintage Legends Collection, Tim Lincecum Topps Attax, Lance Berkman Peak Performance, Gaylord Perry Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Enos Slaughter History of the World Series, Evan Longoria Topps 2020, Aparicio/Ramirez Legendary Lineage & Aaron Laffey Gold (/2010)
Each of these inserts is found once in every Jumbo pack.
Pack 2 base:
Scott Rolen, Nolan Ryan FH, Troy Tulowitzki, Jordan Zimmermann, Travis Hafner, Perez/Bench FH, Red Sox team card, Jones/Markakis, Nick Markakis, Braves FH, Jason Varitek & A.J. Burnett
Pack 2 inserts:
Matt Kemp Topps Attax, Dan Haren Turkey Red, Ozzie Smith Vintage Legends Collection, Magglio Ordonez Peak Performance, Cole Hamels History of the World Series, Berra/Posada Legendary Lineage, Ichiro/Pujols Cards Your Mom Threw Out, David Wright Topps 2020 & Wandy Rodriguez Gold (/2010)
Pack 3 base:
Carlos Gonzalez, Torii Hunter, Johan Santana, Nelson Cruz, B.J. Upton & Jake Peavy
Pack 3 inserts:
Alex Rodriguez Topps Attax, Jose Reyes Turkey Red, Pee Wee Reese Vintage Legends Collection, Clay Buchholz Peak Performance, Frank Robinson Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Babe Ruth History of the World Series, Ripken/Ramirez Legendary Lineage, Willie McCovey Cards Your Mom Threw Out (a bonus!), Justin Upton Topps 2020 & Cliff Pennington Gold (/2010)
Pack 4 base:
Mike Lowell, Hunter Pence, Alex Gordon, Justin Verlander, Koji Uehara, Yadier Molina, Chipper Jones, Jose Reyes, Ryan Braun & Roy Oswalt
Pack 4 inserts:
B.J. Upton Topps Attax, Jake Peavy Turkey Red, Nolan Ryan Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Brooks Robinson History of the World Series, Johnny Bench Vintage Legends Collection, Tommy Hanson Topps 2020, Thurman Munson Peak Performance, Ryan/Verlander Legendary Lineage, Lance Berkman Peak Performance Bat Relic & Casey McGehee Gold (/2010)
Pack 5 base:
Ruth/Gehrig, Hideki Okajima, David Ortiz, Robinson Cano, Andrew Miller, Clay Buchholz, Astros FH & Felix Hernandez
Pack 5 inserts:
Billy Butler Topps Attax, Nick Markakis Turkey Red, Cole Hamels Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Babe Ruth History of the World Series, Jackie Robinson Vintage Legends Collection, Derrek Lee Peak Performance, Cepeda/Sandoval Legendary Lineage, Joe Mauer Topps 2020, Delmon Young Gold (/2010) & Martin Prado Black (/59)
Pack 6 base:
Mariano Rivera, Travis Hafner, Hideki Okajima, Ruth/Gehrig, Clay Buchholz, Felix Hernandez & Hanley Ramirez
Pack 6 inserts:
Zack Greinke Topps Attax, Kurt Suzuki Turkey Red, Robin Yount Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Bob Feller History of the World Series, Ozzie Smith Vintage Legends Collection, Magglio Ordonez Peak Performance, Berra/Posada Legendary Lineage, David Price Topps 2020 & Chris YoungGold (/2010)
Pack 7 base:
Derek Jeter, Miguel Cabrera, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tiger FH & Alfonso Soriano
Pack 7 inserts:
Alexei Ramirez Topps Attax, Aaron Hill Turkey Red, Pee Wee Reese Vintage Legends Collection, Aaron Hill Peak Performance, Enos Slaughter History of the World Series, Hunter Pence Topps 2020, Rod Carew Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Robinson/Zimmerman Legendary Lineage, Red Hot Rookies Redemption #2 (it would have been Jose Tabata) & Torii Hunter Gold (/2010)
Pack 8 base:
Todd Helton, Grady Sizemore, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Orioles FH & Miguel Cabrera
Pack 8 inserts:
Yunel Escobar Topps Attax, Ian Desmond Turkey Red, Alex Rodriguez Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Derek Jeter History of the World Series, Jimmie Foxx Vintage Legends Collection, Chris Coghlan Topps 2020, Yogi Berra Peak Performance, Speaker/Ellsbury Legendary Lineage, Aramis Ramirez Gold (/2010) & Daniel Murphy Peak Performance Autograph
Pack 9 base:
Mariano Rivera, Reds FH, Troy Tulowitzki, Jason Varitek, Hanley Ramirez & Jordan Zimmermann
Pack 9 inserts:
Ryan Zimmerman Topps Attax, Luis Aparicio Turkey Red, Chipper Jones Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Yogi Berra History of the World Series, Richie Ashburn Peak Performance, Madison Bumgarner Topps 2020, Ty Cobb Vintage Legends Collection, Schmidt/Rodriguez Legendary Lineage & Brian Bruney Gold (/2010)
Pack 10 base:
Jay Bruce, Trevor Hoffman, Mariners FH, Dustin Pedroia & Ryan Zimmerman
Pack 10 inserts:
Ian Kinsler Topps Attax, Hanley Ramirez Turkey Red, Roy Campanella Vintage Legends Collection, Darryl Strawberry Cards Your Mom Threw Out, Christy Mathewson History of the World Series, Matt Kemp Topps 2020, Smith/Andrus Legendary Lineage, George Kell Peak Performance & Jason Motte Gold (/2010)
So many cards!
Obviously I missed out on the advertised second relic card, only pulling the Berkman in this box. The Daniel Murphy autograph would’ve been a nice little hit a few years after release when Murphy put up some good numbers for a couple seasons in Washington.
My favorite thing about this set overall is the inclusion of so many legends. They’re not only in the base set, including the photo variations, but also the inserts are loaded with them. That, to me, makes for a fun break. It doesn’t hurt when you are able to grab it (Black Friday sale) for half the original price.
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