At this point, by my count, there are almost 20 award cards that have been released. I.e. special cards that Topps has given out for completing a series chase. In some cases the awards are given out once at a specified time. At other times, Topps gives out the award every day for a period of time. And Topps sometimes gives a lot of advance notice and at other times, they just give the award.

2014-06-12 09.58.14

Player Choice Rating: 4/5

Design Rating: 4/5

Value: 3/5 (likely to go down when they release his base card)

Card count: 519

Notes: David Price is a good choice; he has a little bit of throwback/heritage in him. Clean, nice looking card but not boring.

 

2014-06-12 09.59.17

Player Choice Rating: 4/5 (slight downgrade because they use him a lot)

Design Rating: 4/5

Value: 5/5

Card count: 80

Notes: this is one of the inserts that is really hard to get.

 

2014-06-12 09.58.02

Player Choice Rating: 3/5

Design Rating: 3/5

Value: 2/5

Card count: 239

Notes: despite the low card count, the difficulty in getting the award, and a popular player… this doesn’t seem to carry much weight in the trading market.

 

2014-06-12 09.58.42

Player Choice Rating: 5/5 (automatic choice)

Design Rating: 4/5

Value: 4/5

Card count: 21

Notes: I could argue that it is a 5/5 value. With so few cards, I am guessing there is not a lot of trading on this.

 

2014-06-12 09.59.24

Player Choice Rating: 1/5

Design Rating: 2/5

Value: 2/5

Card count: 94

Notes: I think this was a swing and miss. Ugly card, random guy chosen.

 

2014-06-12 09.58.11

Player Choice Rating: 5/5

Design Rating: 5/5

Value: 3/5

Card count: 496

Notes: This was a great choice. Almost 500 achieved so not huge value but pretty cool.

 

2014-06-12 09.59.05

Player Choice Rating: 3/5

Design Rating: 5/5

Value: 4/5

Card count: 65

Notes: Unfortunately, Fielder went down with an injury during the chase. But still valuable based on nice look and low card count.

 

2014-06-12 09.58.08

Player Choice Rating: 5/5

Design Rating: 4/5

Value: 3/5

Card count: 366

Notes: I think they wanted a lot of people to get this one. Springer was a smart choice. Not a ton of value but I think people like it a lot.

 

2014-06-12 09.57.54

Player Choice Rating: 5/5

Design Rating: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Card count: 157

Notes: I think value would have been crazy high if they had not messed up and been forced to give the card away on two days. Still a great award card and a tough chase.

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